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Bernstein: High School Football Facing Legal Pressure

A class-action lawsuit in Illinois about the dangers of football could be a game-changer.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2015

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Former High School QB Sues IHSA Over Concussions

A former high school quarterback has filed suit against the Illinois High School Association, claiming that it has done little to protect players, including himself, from concussions. WBBM’s Bob Roberts has obtained a copy of the suit, which seeks class action status.


An image from an Oak Park-River Forest football game in 1928.

Glory Days: Illinois High School Sports On You Tube

Scott Johnson is bringing high school glory days back.


Then-Bills quarterback Trent Edwards after suffering a concussion in 2008. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Concussion Focus Obscures High School Football Risk

The IHSA is obscuring the truth on concussions, a detriment to all involved.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2014

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New Head Safety Rules In Place As IHSA Football Teams Begin Practicing

High school football practices are officially allowed to begin today in Illinois, and with that, some added rules and reminders about head safety.


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Bogan, Hyde Park, Uplift Barred From Prep Basketball Playoffs After Violating IHSA Rules

Bogan and Hyde Park played too many games, while Uplift played one tournament too many.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

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IHSA Bounces Homewood-Flossmoor Girls From Playoffs

A south suburban high school girls basketball team has been disqualified from the state playoffs over bylaw violations, the Illinois High School Association ruled Wednesday.


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Video: Wheaton Academy Junior Makes 135 3-pointers In 5 Minutes

Now, we all know who we’d never want to play a game of knock-out against.

670 The Score–08/12/2013

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IHSA Announces Sanctions For Seton Academy, Harrisburg High School

After an investigation into the Class 2A boys basketball state championship game between Harrisburg High School and Seton Academy, the IHSA has announced severe sanctions for both team’s head coaches.

670 The Score–04/10/2013

Sudan natives (left to right) Wal Khat, Mangisto Deng, Makur Puou, and Akim Nyang transferred to Moosehart, a boarding school in Batavia last year. (Credit: Mooseheart)

Sudanese Athletes Can Play Basketball At Mooseheart, IHSA Rules

The three young men, and a fourth teen from Sudan, transferred to Mooseheart — a boarding school for troubled youth in Batavia — last year.


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Friday Night Games A Longshot For CPS Students

For hundreds of Chicago high school athletes, the reality is hitting home for them now, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


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IHSA: No Games For CPS During Teachers Strike

The state’s governing body for high schools has rejected a request from Chicago Public Schools that would have allowed athletic programs to continue during the teachers strike.


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IHSA Reviewing CPS Request To Allow Sports During Teachers Strike

Typically, a member school must suspend interscholastic activities if it does not have at least 51 percent of its students in attendance, according to IHSA policy.


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Probation For High School Baseball Teams, Coaches After Brawl

The Illinois High School Association has put the St. Rita and St. Laurence baseball programs, and their head coaches, on probation through the end of next season because of an ugly brawl last week.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

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Suit: Let Disabled Athletes Go To State

The Illinois High School Association girls state track and field meet will be held this weekend in Charleston, Ill., — and Fenwick’s Mary Kate Callahan won’t be taking part.


The Coaches' Trophy is seen at media day for the BCS National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Wisch: Playoff Systems? They’re Far From Perfect

A funny thing happened on the way to this widespread belief that the BCS is the worst thing to happen to sports since Barry Bonds’ biceps. People somehow became convinced that playoff systems are perfect.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012


IHSA To Keep Testing For Performance-Enhancing Substances

The agency that oversees high school sports in the state will continue testing athletes for performance-enhancing substances.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

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IHSA Football Championship Venue To Shift In 2013

The Big Ten’s expansion to 12 teams will impact more than just college sports. It’s affecting the location of the IHSA Football Championship Game.


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Young’s Slaughter Suspended, School On Probation

Young coach Tyrone Slaughter has been suspended from all coaching activities as a result of a practice held at Burr Ridge Middle School on Nov. 12, 2010.


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Whitney Young Basketball Practice Probed

According to IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman, the IHSA is officially looking into Whitney Young’s boys basketball practice at Burr Ridge Middle School on Nov. 12.