Thursday Sports Update

Thursday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors on Wednesday in a surprising move, voted to move forward with the basketball season as scheduled, defying a decision announced on Tuesday by Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health that it was putting the high school basketball season on indefinite hold.

As part of the modified sports plan adopted by the IHSA in late July, practices for the winter sports season are tentatively scheduled to begin on Nov. 16, with the season beginning Nov. 30 and running through Feb. 13.

Then last night a statement was released by the Illinois state board of education by State  Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala:

The  ISBE  recognizes the value of sports in students’ lives,  but as COVID-19 cases rise across the state, the importance of following public health guidance has only increased.  The message continues by urging superintendents and School leaders  to make responsible choices to protect health and safety and to focus on bringing all our students back to the classrooms.

For more information from the Illinois State Board of Education go to



 The University of Wisconsin football team is dealing with a coronavirus outbreak.  The team is pausing all activities for at least a week and Saturday’s game against Nebraska won’t happen.  The team says there are 12 infections in the program and that includes head coach Paul Chryst. 


The Atlanta  Falcons and Carolina Panthers will clash on Thursday Night Football in Charlotte tonight.


The Cardinals are declining second baseman Kolten Wong’s option for the 2021 season.  The club made the move to reduce spending.  Wong now joins a list of Cardinals who became free agents yesterday, including longtime catcher Yadier Molina and pitcher Adam Wainwright.


The MLB is starting an investigation into Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner following Game Six of the World Series.  Turner, who tested positive for COVID-19, returned to the field to celebrate the Dodgers’ first World Series in 32 years despite being told to isolate.


The Fire FC fell 2-1 to the Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park.  Robert Beric scored Chicago’s lone goal.  The Fire travels to play Nashville SC on Saturday.


Today starts the 1st round of the PGA Bermuda Championship at the Port Royal Golf Course.

After many days of rain delays in NASCAR, Kyle Busch won the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500.