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.
Since 1924, it has been called the “biggest game of the season” for Geneva and Batavia. This Friday marks the 100th year of the rivalry in Illinois high school football.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A free course on the fundamentals of heat acclimatization and the prevention of heat illness is being offered by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) through its website. The course is designed to give coaches information they need to prevent heat illness in their athletes.
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.
Class 1A: Heyworth d. Scales Mound, 22-25, 25-18, 26-24 The championship morning of Saturday, Nov. 13, started at the Redbird Arena on the campus of…