Despite Injury Worries, Illinois High Schools Not Dropping FootballWhile some high schools around the country have been dropping their football programs, an official with the Illinois High School Association said he's seeing no evidence of that here.
IHSA Launches New Initiative To Address ConcussionsSports organizations across the nation have come under fire for not doing enough to safeguard against concussions, particularly in football, and the IHSA’s “Play Smart. Play Hard” campaign was designed to address that.
IHSA Says Concussions Lawsuit 'Threatens High School Football'The nation's first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit has asked an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, arguing that if it prevails, it could kill football programs statewide.
Quinn Signs Concussion Training Mandate For High School CoachesGov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring high school coaches to receive training in prevention of and reaction to concussions.
New Head Safety Rules In Place As IHSA Football Teams Begin PracticingHigh school football practices are officially allowed to begin today in Illinois, and with that, some added rules and reminders about head safety.
School District Suspends, Moves To Fire Hall Of Fame Coach Over DUI ChargeLongtime Hillcrest High School girls basketball coach and social studies teacher John Maniatis has been suspended without pay, with the intent of having his employment terminated at the Country Club Hills school, school district officials decided late Thursday night.
Suspended Homewood-Floossmoor Coach ReinstatedAnthony Smith was suspended in February amid allegations of recruiting violations. The association now says Smith is reinstated and is eligible to coach at any IHSA member school immediately.
Judge Allows Sudanese Players To Suit Up For Batavia School Basketball TeamThe Mooseheart Ramblers hit the basketball court with extra bounce in their steps Tuesday night, after a judge ruled three Sudanese players previously declared ineligible by the Illinois High School Association could play until there’s a full hearing on their eligibility.
With Strike Over, CPS Sports Can Resume, But Football DelayedWith teachers and students at Chicago Public Schools going back to school on Wednesday, team sports will also be able to resume, although football games cannot be played on Friday.
Extended Strike Could Put Some Student-Athletes' College Dreams At RiskWhile the city’s teachers’ strike continues, the 11,000 student-athletes attending Chicago Public Schools can't play, after the Illinois High School Association denied the district’s request for a waiver to allow for games and practices during the walkout.
Suit: Let Disabled Athletes Go To StateThe 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.
IHSA To Keep Testing For Performance-Enhancing SubstancesThe agency that oversees high school sports in the state will continue testing athletes for performance-enhancing substances.