Back in July, the IHSA called a special board meeting to discuss the future of fall sports amid the ongoing coronavirus. Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illiniois Department of Public Health (IDPH), though, released their own set of guidelines just hours in advance of the official IHSA decision.
Now, with the high school basketball season approaching, that same scenario played out again yesterday. Wednesday, October 28, 2020
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for its regularly scheduled virtual meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020, where the Board provided a timetable on winter sports decisions, and also voted to provide a one-time accommodation to the IHSA’s Independent Team By-law (3.100) in some sports.
The Board set a special board meeting for October 28 to announce more details about winter sports. Tuesday, October 20, 2020
In a press release sent out by the IHSA on Wednesday, the organization announced that it will allow Sectional competitions for golf and cross country.
"The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors announced on September 23, 2020, that they have voted to expand the IHSA State Series in two fall sports, adding a second round of postseason play in boys & girls golf and boys & girls cross country.” Thursday, September 24, 2020
In a press release sent by the IHSA on Monday, the organization outlined some changes to the postseason structure for current fall sports.
“The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met virtually for their regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, August 24, 2020, where the Board approved a plan to conduct modified postseason state series tournaments in boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, girls swimming & diving, and girls tennis this fall,” the release reads.
The approved plan will allow for a single round of regional geographic competition to be conducted the week of October 19-25, with the majority of the events expected to be held on Saturday, October 24. Wednesday, August 26, 2020
In a release provided by the IESA: “The IESA Board of Directors once again held a special meeting to discuss the status of fall sports and all IESA activities for the 2020-21 school year. The meeting was convened as a result of the announcement by Governor Pritzker on Wednesday regarding youth sports. Saturday, August 1, 2020