News · Updates from the IHSAA as of today


IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament Cancelled Following today’s directive by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb that all Indiana schools will be closed until May 1, the Indiana High School Athletic Association announces that this year’s IHSAA boys basketball state tournament is officially cancelled. “It is with great sadness and disappointment that we inform Hoosiers of the cancellation of the remaining games of the 2020 IHSAA boys basketball tournament series,” said IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox. “While the Association maintained every hope of continuance, it is now evident those hopes are now unreachable. Albeit there will not be regional, semi-state and state champions crowned across our four classifications, the heath and safety of our public remains paramount and our primary focus.”

To:  Member School Principals and Athletic Administrators

From:  Bobby Cox, Commissioner

Re:  Spring Sports Updates

 

Good afternoon.  With today’s announcement from Governor Holcomb closing all Indiana schools until at least May 1, 2020, we are announcing the following adjustments to the spring athetic seasons.

Currently, we still intend to stage an abbreviated spring sports program.  The provisions to follow are contingent upon a return to school including approved gatherings of multiple students by May 1, 2020.

From this point forward until May 1, 2020, all IHSAA spring sports (Track & Field, Unified Track & Field, Softball, Baseball, Boys Golf and Girls Tennis) are now to revert to IHSAA By-Law 15-2, During School Year Out-of-Season.  This allows parents and students to make an independent determination to seek activity that is non-school sponsored while schools are out of session.  This is NOT an invitation to begin a limited contact period or conditioning which is school sponsored and against the directive of our Governor.  If we are able to resume on May 1, 2020, the number of separate days of practice necessary to participate in any interscholastic event, including contests shall be set at five (5).&nbs p;

We trust these accommodations allow our students the ability to maintain a certain level of fitness during this time of school closure and hopefully return to competition yet this spring.  We appreciate and thank you for your support and understanding during these unprecedented times.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.  Be safe and healthy.