Thursday Sports Update

Thursday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors held a virtual update session yesterday to review recent developments related to the IHSA basketball season. The Board’s regular scheduled meeting will be on November 19th.

The Board announced that they are formally inviting representatives from Governor Pritzker’s Office and the Illinois Department of Public Health to attend the November 19th board meeting. Additionally, the IHSA will also seek representation at the meeting from the Illinois Principals Association, the Illinois Association of School Administrators , the Illinois State Board of Education and a coalition of nearly 200 school superintendents who recently contacted the Governor regarding school sports during the 2020-21 school year.

The Board revealed that among the 546 schools who responded to a survey, nearly 300 schools do not plan to start basketball on November 16 Cand another 212 schools remain unsure of their status. IHSA has 813 member schools


Seneca High School Board of Education on Wednesday night voted to follow guidelines issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education and will not play basketball until those guidelines change.

The Cubs Yu Darvish finished second in the 2020 NL Cy Young voting.  Darvish was the runner-up to Trevor Bauer of the Cincinnati Reds.   Cleveland’s Shane Bieber was the American League Cy Young Award winner.

The Northern Illinois Huskies lost to Central Michigan 40-10 last night in Dekalb. NIU will hit the road for the first time this season next week when they face Ball State Wednesday night.

 Saturday’s game between Maryland and third-ranked Ohio State in College Park is being canceled due COVID-19. Also Saturday’s showdown between Georgia and Missouri in Columbia has been called off due to a combination of positive tests and quarantining of others within the Tigers program.  The conference says December 19th may be a possibility to play the rescheduled game, as Missouri already had one of its games earlier this season postponed and moved to December 12th.

 Tonight on Thursday Night Football, The Tennessee Titans will welcome the Indianapolis Colts to town.  The Titans lead the AFC South at 6-and-2.  The Colts are right behind Tennessee at 5-and-3.

The Masters will tee off from Augusta National today.  The 2020 rendition of the event takes place after its original slot in April was postponed amid the ongoing coronavirus.  Tiger Woods will look to defend his green jacket after winning in 2019.