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Missouri State Bears
Missouri State Bears
School Name: Missouri State University
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Arena: JQH Arena
Capacity: 11,000
Conference: Missouri Valley
Head coach: Paul Lusk

Missouri State University (previously known as Southwest Missouri State) is home to the Missouri State Bears. is a state university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is the state's second largest university in student enrollment, second only to the University of Missouri. From 1972 to 2005, MSU was known as Southwest Missouri State University. MSU was granted a statewide mission in Public Affairs in 1995. The name was changed in 2005 to reflect this mission. In addition to its main campus, it has a two-year branch campus in West Plains, a research campus in Mountain Grove, and various programs in China.

The Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears are the athletic teams representing Missouri State University. Missouri State (formerly Southwest Missouri State University) athletics date back to 1908. Missouri State is in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, and most teams compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. The exceptions are the football team (Gateway Football Conference), the field hockey team (Mid-American Conference) and the men's swimming and diving team (Sun Belt Conference.)

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