IHSAA to make 11-stop tour to debate class system

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Indiana High School Athletic Association Commissioner Bobby Cox and state Sen. Mike Delph have announced an 11-stop statewide tour to discuss Indiana's class basketball system.

Delph offered legislation in January that would have returned the state to the single-class system it had used until the late 1990s. The Carmel Republican withdrew the proposal after Cox agreed to the statewide tour to discuss class basketball.

The tour begins April 10 at Fort Wayne Northrop High School, then heads to Vincennes Lincoln on April 16. Other stops: April 17, Plainfield; April 23, Seymour, April 24, Pendleton Heights, April 25, Merrillville; May 1, Milan; May 8, Plymouth; May 10, Marion; May 16, Connersville; and May 24 at Gary Roosevelt.

Each meeting will begin at 7 p.m. local time.


  • Ed, huh?
    Interesting comment Ed...the small schools were the ones who packed the IHSAA Board with numbers and then voted in the 4 class system. They apparently wanted to be discriminated against, it was the small schools agenda to make the tournament multi- class. That is part of why the proponents of a one class tournament won't let it go...there was little or no discussion when it changed...once they got enought small school representatives on the board they just voted it in. The truth is, the single class tournament was losing attendance before the change was made, and you have had a class tournament for 14 years now. If you restored the old format, you won't recapture the magic. And the Senator from Carmel needs to attend to things like stimulating the economy and creating jobs, instead of always posturing, always having some phony crusade that distracts everyone from the fact that he has nothing of substance to offer. He is wasting his time, and our tax money. The IHSAA has a lot of stupid rules, is heavy handed in some situations, and completely abdicactes its' responsibility in others, but member high schools in the state of Indiana have embraced the orgainization and the way it governs (not that there is an alternative), so the Legislature should stay out of it. I personally favor going back to the old tournament format, but I want Mr. Delph and the rest of the Legislature to do what they were elected to do, and this is far outside of their responsibilities.
  • how about a stop close to Indianapolis
    How about a stop close to Indianapolis?
  • IHSAA to make 11-stop tour to debate class system
    The ONLY people that the "Class"(Caste) system benefits are the Larger Schools who think they are too Good to play with the smaller schools. Indiana is NOT about Discrimination, but this "Keep Down the Smaller Schools" system is RIFE with Discrimination.
  • Are you kidding?
    This is what a State Senator is concentrating on??? For the love of God please focus on real issues or be voted out of office!!!!!!

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