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OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

April 7, 2017
News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
 
 
For Immediate Release – April 6, 2017
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
 
OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Highlights
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors held its April meeting Thursday morning at the OHSAA office. The following are highlights from the meeting. Complete meeting minutes will be posted at OHSAA.org.
 
  • The board approved new divisional breakdowns for the OHSAA’s fall sports, which for the first time include Competitive Balance roster data in football, volleyball and soccer. Winter sports divisional breakdowns will be approved in June, followed by the spring sports in August. Details for the fall sports divisional breakdowns are posted in a separate release at: http://bit.ly/2o6QuP7
  • The board reviewed the schedule for the upcoming OHSAA Athletic Discussion Meetings and the referendum items that member schools will be voting on from May 1-15. Details for the meetings are posted at: http://bit.ly/2o1sXxl - while details on the referendum items are posted at: http://ohsaa.org/School-Resources/referendum-voting
  • Since the board’s February meeting, nine member schools were penalized for committing infractions of OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations. The list of infractions and penalties is always included in the complete meeting minutes, but media members may request the list in advance from Tim Stried, OHSAA Director of Communications, at tstried@ohsaa.org.
  • The board reviewed the attendance and financial reports from the OHSAA’s fall tournaments in football, cross country and soccer. Of note, the cross country state championships drew an all-time high 12,496 fans. The football playoffs’ total attendance of 455,027 was the second-lowest since the tournament expanded to five rounds in 1999. The attendance at the regional and state tournaments in soccer (48,266 total) have resulted in soccer now becoming the OHSAA’s fourth-highest revenue sport behind football, boys basketball and girls basketball.
  • Details for the upcoming Inaugural 7th and 8th Grade Track and Field State Championships were presented to the board. The event will be held Saturday, May 13, at Lancaster High School. Details are posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/track
  • The board reviewed the list of open positions on the various District Athletic Boards. More information is posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/about/districtboards 
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