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Sullivan: The oasis of sports and how its absence is changing the world

Hi, I'm Amanda Sullivan. I'm The Standard's sports editor. I look pretty serious, but I'm not. For proof, see the photo below.

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A week ago, I sat in an arena I’ve spent most of the winter in. JQH Arena was my second home. I covered the rollercoaster Missouri State men’s basketball season and helped cover the historic Lady Bears’ perfect home season. But last Thursday, I walked into an arena that was less than a quarter full.

I freelanced during the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1, 2 and 3 State Basketball Final Fours.