Football


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Upset: Minooka 45, Plainfield Central 14

A football game finished upside-down in terms of how our predictive stats said it should finish, and Chicago teachers and teachers everywhere need to learn a little something from this football game.



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Chicago students have contingencies if teachers strike

Chicago Public Schools teachers may be on strike by Monday, leaving many students, student-athletes, and school officials wondering what they’ll do to keep up with the demands of school life, which don’t wait for a teachers strike to end.



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Illinois, Maryland not among states to adopt heat acclimatization guidelines

New guidelines for heat illness, issued by an inter-agency task force, including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, have been adopted by 7 states, not including Maryland or Illinois. But schools in those two states are still well aware of the need for improvements to the way the preseason works in terms of heat acclimatization.




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What Voxitatis plans to do on the new Illinois varsity football pages

We have added “History for seniors” to the season-at-a-glance table for each Illinois varsity football team, showing any games played between the teams on the current schedule since the 2009 season, when current seniors were freshmen. And, we’re adding graphics to compare stats from this year to those from last year.


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Maryland board of ed adopts emergency concussion regulations

The Maryland state board has adopted emergency regulations for concussions suffered by student athletes, which will be in effect for this fall’s football season while the board works out permanent regulations, as required by a law signed by Gov. O’Malley in 2011.