IHSA Has Canceled Their Remaining Winter State SeriesMarch 10, 2020 8:17AM
The Illinois High School Athletic Association (IHSA) has canceled their remaining Winter State Series including this and next weekend's Boys Basketball State Championships.
From the IHSA's online statement:
"We appreciate the patience and understanding that we have received from everyone involved in this process over the past 72 hours. We have stressed the fluidity of this situation and have been transparent about the possibility that a suspension or cancellation could occur. While we had support from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Peoria City/County Health Department to continue our events with limited spectators, it has become untenable to continue the events among our member schools. Multiple schools who are participating or hosting these sports and activities have been forced to withdraw from those roles, clarifying the need for the IHSA to take definitive action. The Board considered suspending the events, but after deliberate discussion, did not believe that was a realistic option within the timeline. We feel for everyone who has been impacted, but must put the health and safety of all involved ahead of these events."