April 24, 2014
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Missouri State coach's championship rings stolen

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Springfield police say someone stole national
championship rings belonging to Missouri State University's women's basketball

Kellie Harper won three college basketball championships when she played at the
University of Tennessee from 1996 to 1998.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/1idPvkt ) Harper, who is
in her first year coaching Missouri State, reported the theft Saturday. A police
report says the rings were taken from her office at JQH Arena sometime after
Jan. 15.

Harper's Tennessee team was 100-14 during the three years she played there.
Harper scored 20 points in the championship game in 1998 to help Tennessee
defeat Louisiana Tech.

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