IHSAA Executive Committee Tables 3-Class Basketball Proposal

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

Indiana High School Athletic Association

May 5, 2014 Updated May 5, 2014 at 5:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (21Alive) - The Indiana High School Athletic Association Executive Committee tabled a proposal on Monday that would reduce high school basketball to three classes.

The proposal from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association would have created a hybrid state tournament format. High school basketball would move from four classes to three, and schools would be separated into two divisions in each class.

The divisions in classes would create 80 sectionals. The sectional winners from each division in each class would play each other for regional championships.

The executive committee created a joint tax force of IHSAA Board members, IHSAA staff members, IBCA member coaches and Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrator Association athletic directors to review the proposal further. The task force is expected to report back to the executive committee at the October meeting.

The IHSAA Executive Committee did pass legislation that will shorten lengths of quarters for junior varsity and freshman basketball games. Quarters would be reduced from seven minutes to six minutes. Varsity quarters will remain 8 minutes each.

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