ILLINOIS (RFD) — The back and forth continues between the IHSA and Governor this week. First the governor says the basketball season will be put on hold, then the IHSA counters that the season will start Nov. 16 and then the governor comes back announcing the season will be pushed to the spring. But IHSA executive director Craig Anderson says basketball can be played safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. He says that’s why the IHSA board of directors voted this week to defy the wishes of Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health and move forward with a season.
Anderson says some school districts may choose to opt out of playing this season. For those that elect to play, boys and girls basketball practices are scheduled to begin November 16, while the season opens November 30.