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The possibility of Illinois athletes being able to compete in a shortened spring sports season is not out of the question.

 

In an update to high school coaches and administrators Wednesday, IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson says quote - "we continue to support the possibility of our member schools completing both regular- and post-season spring sports seasons. The date schools are allowed to return to [classes] will determine the length of the spring sports season and the potential of an IHSA State Series."

 

He says their staff and Board of Directors will follow the recommendations of the Governor and state health officials.

 

He added quote - "We are considering an extension of the spring sports season limitation to provide more participation opportunities for students. This may include movement of the post-season timelines and State Series."

 

A timeline for how long they will athletes to practice before the resumption of any season is not yet been determined but they are working with their advisory committee on that scenario. 

 

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of schools in Illinois in mid-March with the decree from Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, which meant the postponement of the spring sports season and the IHSA in early March canceled the conclusion of some of their winter sports season, including the high school boys basketball state finals. 

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