IHSA defies Governor’s order; will allow basketball to be played in November

IHSA defies Governor’s order; will allow basketball to be played in November

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The IHSA is moving forward with a high school basketball season, despite Governor J. B. Pritzker saying the sport would be “put on hold” this winter. IHSA executive director Craig Anderson realizes there could be some ramifications from the state. Could that include the Illinois State Board of Education withholding state funding for those schools who defy the Governor’s order?

ISBE released a statement Wednesday night that read “defying the state’s public health guidance opens up schools to liability and other ramifications that may negatively impact school communities.”

The IHSA says practices can begin Nov. 16 with games starting on Nov. 30. Masks will be required by all players, coaches, and officials during play. A determination on fans will be made at the November IHSA board meeting.

Also on Wednesday, the IHSA announced the high school wrestling season would be moved to April 19.

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