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L.G. Patterson, AP
Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough (32) is congratulated by teammate Cam Hilton after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G Patterson)

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri officials say the football team will resume its regular activities following the resignation of the university system president.

Athletics Director Mack Rhoades and head football coach Gary Pinkel said in a joint statement that there will be a news conference later Monday. The team will resume practicing Tuesday, as it typically does.

The announcement came hours after university system President Tim Wolfe said he was stepping down amid criticism over his administration's handling of racial issues.

Black student groups that complained for months about Wolfe's leadership got a big boost over the weekend when 30 black football players said they wouldn't take part in team activities until Wolfe was gone.

Pinkel sent a tweet of support for his protesting players on Sunday.