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# Football

### 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.

### An explanation of our box-and-whiskers plots for football

Our football stats are new and improved this year, but you might need a math teacher to explain how they work and what they show. (I hope so.) The box-and-whisker plots contain lots of information, just for fun.

### How Voxitatis derives the predictive statistics for IL varsity football games (Δ & α)

We provide an updated explanation of our football predictive statistics, alpha and delta, which can be useful in predicting which team will win an Illinois high school varsity football game.

### 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.

### 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.

### Football State Title Games Set

The semi-final round for the Illinois High School Association football playoffs has concluded, and the following teams will play for the state title next weekend,…

### Football teams undefeated in 9-game season

We tracked 573 high school football teams in Illinois this fall, and according to our records, 24 (a little over 4 percent) of them finished…

### Weekly margin of victory in Illinois football

Analysis Please see our analysis of the margin of victory for all Illinois high school football games in Week 2 of the 2009 season at…

### Week 1 football analysis

Our usual Monday-afternoon report of high school football in Illinois has very few surprises from an overall perspective. In all, 570 varsity teams played games,…

### First girl scores in IL championship game

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The 2A championship football game in Illinois Friday will be noted for something other than the final score in the annals of…