The executive director of the IHSA, Craig Anderson, joined the morning show to give us the latest on the status of high school sports in Illinois. 

On Wednesday, the Illinois High School Sports Association had its Board of Directors meeting to discuss how and when high school sports could resume in Illinois.

The board did what they could, which was not much if they continue to abide by the guidelines set by the state of Illinois. There were two positives that were announced:

  • All sports could start having contact days as soon as they're allowable by the Illinois Department of Public Health. That could happen as soon as this Friday.
  • Another special board meeting will be held in two weeks on January 27th where they will hear "viable scheduling options" based on the information discussed during Wednesday's meeting.

Executive Director Craig Anderson released the following statement:

IHSA.org - The IHSA acknowledges the immense mental, emotional, and physical strain that a lack of contact with school programs is causing Illnois high school student-athletes. It is our intention that these contact days provide sport-specific training under the eladership of high school coaches. This is an effort to provide a viable sports option to high school athletes given the growing number of student-athletes opting for higher rissk opportunities within the state and across state lines.

Craig was gracious enough to give us some time this morning to talk about Wednesday's board meeting and where we go from here. We thank him for coming on and look forward to talking again when more news develops.

 

 

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