Opponents of a bill that would change the name of Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield to Missouri State University put up a valiant fight, but in the end the name change bill receives preliminary approval in the House. The House took up the entire day and well into the night to debate the bill – more than ten hours of debate, in fact. Another favorable vote sends the bill to the Senate which has agreed not to take up the issue until a bonding package for the University of Missouri passes.