The Illinois Department of Public Health is recommending athletes in higher-risk sports undergo COVID-19 testing.
DARIEN — Homewood-Flossmoor, Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way West, Oswego East, Plainfield North and Shepard high schools all sit more than 100 miles away from the University of Illinois, closer to rival Northwestern by driving distance.
The gathering was smaller than it might've been in a non-pandemic season, but Brad Underwood's team still felt some love from the university community on Thursday.
Dan Sheehan wasn't surprised by Monday's news after a letter was sent on behalf of school administrators to Gov. J.B. Pritzker and IDPH leader Dr. Ngozi Ezike about the subject.
The IHSA Board of Directors on Wednesday is expected to announce scheduling for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, something Jane Stillman and others are anxiously awaiting.
Scheduling, spectator attendance and different regions' status in state COVID-19 mitigations are some of the issues on athletic directors' minds.
Lower-risk sports can compete out of conference, medium-risk sports can compete within conferences and higher-risk sports can hold intra-team scrimmages.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker addressed the topic Friday as he announced three of Illinois' regions have moved from Tier 3 to Tier 2 in the state's COVID-19 mitigations.
Even though competitive dance was moved from higher-risk to lower-risk in Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 safety guidelines, the sport still faces interesting barriers this season.
After initially allowing schools to start their basketball seasons on Nov. 16, the IHSA Board of Directors on Thursday sided with Gov. J.B. Pritzker's recent COVID-19 pandemic mitigations.
With the fate of IHSA basketball as a winter sport up in the air and wrestling already shifted to later in the school year, how will kids be able to compete in all of their desired sports?
Craig Anderson feels the IHSA can navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, but he acknowledges the last seven months have been filled with difficulties.