Why Does The IHSA Need Permission From The Governor?

Why can’t the IHSA just play? And why do they need permission from the Governor? That’s two common questions IHSA executive director Craig Anderson gets frequently.


And what about a legislative push to pressure the Governor to change his position on high school sports?


Rallies were held last weekend in Springfield and Chicago to lobby the Governor to allow contact sports like football to be played in the fall. As it stands now the IHSA football will be played in the spring.