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IHSAA To Hold Single-Class Basketball Hearings

It's been nearly two decades since the IHSAA had a single-class basketball tournament.

Fifteen years after adopting class basketball, the IHSAA will hold a series of town meetings to gauge whether people still want it that way.

Commissioner Bobby Cox says the organization will travel around the state to get a sense of member schools‘ opinion. If there‘s strong support for returning to single-class basketball, the IHSAA‘s 17-member board of directors would decide whether to change the current tournament setup.

The town meeting announcement apparently brings an end to a push by two state senators to force a return to single-class basketball. Senator Mike Delph (R-Carmel) says he‘s dropping his language in exchange for the IHSAA‘s commitment to look at the tournament.

The class-basketball legislation was part of a larger education bill which would require schools to wait till the end of August to start classes. That bill is hung up in a Senate committee for another week after Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) voted no on Delph‘s changes, apparently miscounting and believing the amendment would pass anyway. Instead, the committee deadlocked 4 to 4. Leising asked if she could change her vote, but Senate rules prohibit that.

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