Athletics




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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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Nat’l Assoc. of Basketball Coaches files amicus brief in affirmative action case

The National Association of Basketball Coaches has filed an amicus (“friend of the Court”) brief with the US Supreme Court in the case of a white girl who was denied admission to the University of Texas, Austin, but says she was more qualified than many of the African-American students who were admitted, because the university uses race as one of the factors in deciding admission.


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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.