Basketball Back and Forth Continues Between State and IHSA

(Undated) – Will there be High School basketball or won’t there? The back and forth continues between the IHSA and the Governor. First, Governor, Pritzker, says the basketball season will be put on hold, then the IHSA counters that the season will start November 16th, and then the Governor comes back announcing the season will be pushed to the spring. However, IHSA Executive Director, Craig Anderson, says basketball can be played safely during the pandemic. He says that’s why the IHSA board of directors voted to defy the wishes of the State. 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 16th, with the season to begin November 30th.