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07/10/19- Reminder about Bylaw 24 and Organized Boys’ Basketball Play in July

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Again this year, there have been several inquiries concerning boys’ basketball events in July. School representatives are reminded that due to the provisions of Bylaw 24, there can be no organized play by boys’ basketball teams during July. This restriction does NOT apply to girls basketball. The complete bylaw is online at CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE TEXT OF BYLAW 24

Per the Bylaw, “Students shall not participate in any organized team activity or organized or semi-organized team competition in boys’ basketball between the end of the dead period and July 31. During this period, students may participate in activities such as weight training, skill development, individual camps (with per team limits on participation) and accepted open gym/field activities where no inter-school competition is involved.”

In essence, if more than two players are together on a school campus from the same boys’ team, there cannot be organized competition during July. The same would apply outside of the school grounds in […]

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05/15/19 – Several Equipment Changes Highlight High School Basketball Rules Changes

Athletic Department Blog Updates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 15, 2019) — Five of the seven rules changes in high school basketball concern player equipment, including new uniform provisions that will be required in the 2024-25 season.

All seven rules revisions recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its April 23-25 meeting in Indianapolis were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

Effective with the 2024-25 season, the number on the jersey can no longer be the same color as the jersey itself. Currently, the number can be the same color as the jersey if it is bordered by a contrasting color. Despite the contrasting-color border, the committee said the number is still difficult to see in many cases. The other two options in Rule 3-4-3e regarding the color of the number remain in effect.

A five-year implementation date was approved to allow schools time to budget for purchasing new uniforms.

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03/12/19 – KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Heads to Rupp Arena for the First Time

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2019

The KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will make its debut at Rupp Arena this week (March 13-17), as the historic venue plays host to the girls’ basketball tournament for the first time. This year’s tournament will mark the first Girls’ Sweet 16® played in Lexington in the modern era, as the city held the event 11 times prior to the return of girls’ basketball as a KHSAA-sanctioned sport in 1975, with the games played at the Armory from 1922-26 and UK Alumni Gym from 1927-32.

The 2019 Girls’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon when Knott County Central takes on Scott County at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net. The games will also be carried statewide across 46 stations through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen® Radio Network, with the games […]

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03/05/19 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Info, 105.5 FM To Air Games Locally

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2019

The 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Knox Central takes on Walton-Verona at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net. The games will also be carried statewide across 53 stations through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen® Radio Network, with the games airing locally in Lexington on iHeart Media’s Rewind 105.5 FM.

All 15 games of the Boys’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/). Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $9.95 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 40 participating state associations. Viewers who subscribe for the Boys’ […]

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Final Boys Tournament Worker Information

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Good morning! Thanks so much for agreeing to work at the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet Sixteen®. We look forward to a great week. Here are some final details!

MATERIAL PICKUP

If you are on this list to pick up either credentials or parking, that is available at the Hyatt Regency (Thorobred 1) from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, or at the Pass Gate in the arena lobby beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the location detailed below.

ARENA ACCESS

Due to ongoing renovation at the Lexington Center, the check-in/passgate will be at a different location in 2019. Media/workers will no longer be able to check-in and enter at the back dock. For 2019, the media check-in/passgate will be located on the main concourse area of Rupp Arena and the Lexington Center, under the wall of televisions located near the section of the old Rupp Arena playing floor. Media members […]

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02/26/19- KHSAA Update on June Scholastic Events

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In January, in response to findings from the Rice Commission, the NCAA announced changes to its Division I Men’s Basketball Recruiting Calendar. The intent of the changes was manifold:

  • First, it was a concerted effort to create events that were solely and completely managed and run by individuals from the interscholastic community, those affiliated with the 51 State Associations and the District of Columbia.
  • Secondly, it was an effort to reduce recruiting time in July and re-structure the entire Division I recruiting cycle. The end result was identification and open events in April, highly restricted events in June, and a reduced number of days for open, shoe-company type events in July. 

The primary desire of the changes was to create events in one of five types, which center around individual skills camps, traditional team vs. team play, and all-star play. The emphasis of the June events was and remains, traditional school play where possible, […]

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02/15/19 – Sweet Sixteen® Online Media Credentialing System

2018-2019 News Releases

The media credentialing system for the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ and KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. Both of this year’s events will be held at Rupp Arena, with the boys playing March 6-10, followed by the girls’ tournament March 13-17.

The deadline to apply for credentials is 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to each respective tournament – March 4 for the Boys’ Sweet 16® and March 11 for the Girls.

OWNERSHIP OF MEDIA AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The intellectual property, corporate, broadcasting and media rights to all State championship rounds of the KHSAA postseason championships belong exclusively to the KHSAA, including titling agreements and sponsorships. As such, the KHSAA is the only entity permitted to originate a live broadcast during the Sweet 16® (this includes the use of […]

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02/04/2019 – 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Applications Now Open

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For the sixth year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports and sport-activities.

Deadline for the information to be received by the KHSAA is Feb. 28. There is no limit to the number of applicants from a school.

Winners will be recognized during the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament, March 6-10 in Lexington.

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Forms are only available online and may be completed using the link below:

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION AND APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP

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1/22/2019 – Nominations sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Basketball

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The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ basketball participants for 2018-2019.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one female participant from each 2018-2019 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but may be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at http://khsaa.org/ge79-midway-universitykhsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards banquet at Midway University on June 3. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2018-2019 Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year at the banquet.

The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year in the sport of Basketball is Friday, February 1, 2019. […]

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01/18/19 – Sweet 16® Draw Show to Air Monday, January 28th on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2019

Pairings for the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Monday, January 28th at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Sweet 16® Draw Show is televised by The CW Lexington. The Sweet 16® Draw Show will also be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv and WKYT.com, and broadcast by WYMT (Hazard), WBKO (Bowling Green), WSAZ (Huntington) and WFIE (Evansville, on its app).

The 102nd installment of the boys’ basketball state tournament will be held March 6-10 when the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® heads to Rupp Arena. The 58th KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will take place the following week (March 13-17) and will be a historic event for the KHSAA, with Rupp Arena playing host to the tournament for the first time.

The 2019 Girls’ Sweet 16® will mark the first time the girls’ state tournament has been played […]

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12/20/18- Girls Basketball Advance Ticket Sales

Basketball Blog Updates

 

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16®. Here are some notes about this year’s event:

These tickets for the entire event may be ordered online through the KHSAA website through Friday, February 22, 2019 at https://www.khsaa.org/payments/khsaa-girls-sweet-16-tickets-2019/;

Tickets ordered through the KHSAA will be filled in the rows A-M of Sections 13, 14, 15, 30, 31 and 32.

Tickets ordered through the KHSAA are priced at $140 in these sections for the entire tournament, and the price includes $1.50 in facility and bond fees, per session, that will be paid to Rupp Arena.

Tickets ordered through the KHSAA DO NOT include Ticketmaster Facility fees.

Seats in other areas and other price levels are now available through TicketMaster at https://www.ticketmaster.com/khsaa-sweet-16-girls-basketball-tournament-tickets/artist/2593233?venueId=180350, and the cost will include both Ticketmaster Convenience and Rupp Arena Facility Fees.

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12/20/18- 2019 Boys’ Ticket Sales Notes

Basketball Blog Updates

Tickets are now in a renewal period for those that ordered through the KHSAA in the past. All have been mailed a ticket order form and directions to renew. Jeanie Molloy of the KHSAA staff processes those orders (although she has no control over seat assignment)

Tickets purchased through the KHSAA are priced WITHOUT Tickermaster Convenience fees but do include the new Rupp Arena Facility and Increased Bond Fees (a total of $1.50 per session which will be remitted to Rupp.

Those prior ticket holders wishing to change quantities or make other requests can do so by using the link at https://khsaa.org/bk139-request-related-to-basketball-state-tournament-tickets/

 

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12/18/18 – Initial Basketball Stat Leader Reports Released

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2018

The first statistical leader reports of the 2018-19 season for girls’ and boys’ basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org. The leader reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m., and will include all teams missing stats for no more than two games.

Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter stats are subject to penalties from the Commissioner, including fines and other actions within the constraints of Bylaw 27. Member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline.

Based upon recommendations from the Basketball Advisory Committee, the fine for schools not in compliance was doubled in 2017, as it creates a competitive imbalance for those that […]

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12/12/18 – Reminder about Stats Collection REQUIREMENT and Penalties for Noncompliance

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Starting next week, the KHSAA will begin compiling daily statewide statistical leader reports for boys’ and girls’ basketball. The reports will be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m., allowing for more current and up-to-date information to be displayed at KHSAA.org.

Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter stats are subject to penalties from the Commissioner, including fines and other actions within the constraints of Bylaw 27. Based upon recommendations from the Basketball Advisory Committee in 2016, the fine for schools not in compliance was doubled, as it creates a competitive imbalance for those that do participate.

The requirement to enter statistics, which has been in place for several years, was reiterated to coaches during the online rules clinic. Statistical entry has the benefit of allowing member schools to highlight and promote the accomplishment of their student-athletes, which should be a priority for all involved […]

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12/10/18- Early Season Basketball/Wrestling Interpretations

Athletic Department Blog Updates

This is being posted on the KHSAA basketball and wrestling web pages, as well as being distributed to all schools, basketball officials, and basketball assigners via email.

As we begin the basketball and wrestling seasons, three issues have been consistently discussed with communication to and from the KHSAA offices and various association representatives.

EJECTIONS AND BYLAW 21

All receiving this communication are reminded that there is no appeal of a judgment call by an official, including ejection of a player or coach. Bylaw 21 is explicit in that not only may protests not be granted, but they may not even be considered. This is not to say that coaches and school representatives should not give feedback to the local assigning secretaries.

As independent contractors, it is important that the assigners receive feedback as such not only helps the development of the officiating staff in that association but also helps the assigner determine future assignments. But this review […]

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11/27/18 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving Officials

Basketball Blog Updates

NFHS Part 2 Tests for licensed officials in the sports of Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming & Diving are now available online. The Part 2 exams, required for postseason eligibility, will be open until Monday, Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

The tests will automatically close at that exact time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

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10/08/18- 2018-2019 Basketball Rules Clinic Available Online for Officials and Coaches

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Basketball is now available following a minimal delay for system maintenance. The clinic is required of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Because of the nature of this year’s rules changes and especially, points of emphasis, coaches you are potentially placing your team at a competitive disadvantage if you delay/put off/procrastinate the completion of this clinic. Officials, your failure to stay on top of these key changes will likely lead to administrative errors. It is an unusual year with minimal rules changes, but those that were made impact game administration.

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, go to https://schools.khsaa.org/ and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link that says “View Online Rules Clinics“.

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09/13/18 – Basketball Interpretation Relative to Bylaw 9 in Regards to AAU Tryouts for Basketball

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The KHSAA continues to receive inquiries in regards to Bylaw 9. Basketball/Football Contestant On Other Teams, Postseason And All-Star Games. More specifically we have received numerous inquiries in regards to AAU tryouts and whether or not this is permissible. 

Bylaw 9 states that athletes who have previously BOTH been enrolled in grade nine and then subsequently represented a KHSAA member school in a contest or scrimmage, cannot play in an organized basketball game from the first day of classes for the student body through the first day of practice (October 15).

Therefore, while the tryouts themselves may be permitted we wanted to remind athletic directors, coaches, and students what is permitted and not permitted for basketball players in regards to these tryouts. What specifically is permissible and not permissible for basketball players to participate in after the first day of school is outlined in Case BL-9-2 and can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

https://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/20182019/bylaw9.pdf

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Regional BK Officials Rotation (Updated 7/31/18)

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08/22/18- Basketball Interpretation Relative to Bylaw 9 Due to Changes in NCAA Women’s Recruiting Calendar

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Due to changes in the NCAA recruiting calendar for women, an interpretation is necessary to KHSAA Bylaw 9 and this interpretation supersedes Case Situation BL-9-6 from the 2017-18 KHSAA Handbook.

Bylaw 9 states that athletes who have previously BOTH been enrolled in grade nine and then subsequently represented a KHSAA member in a contest or scrimmage, cannot play in an organized basketball game from the first day of classes for the student body through the first day of practice (October 15).

There are two exceptions for females. The relative provisions are contained in Bylaw 9. These provisions state –
(3) Permissible competition by females during this period shall include:
a. permitted evaluations held at nonscholastic women’s basketball events during the weekend designated for evaluation by NCAA coaches; and
b. attendance at a one-day exposure event during the period beginning with the first date of the NCAA women’s recruiting period (contact and evaluation periods) […]

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07/31/18 – Reminder About Bylaw 9 Restrictions

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As the summer comes to a close, the KHSAA wanted to remind Athletic Directors, coaches, student-athletes, and parents about Bylaw 9, which has been in place for many years. Bylaw 9 restricts student-athletes in basketball and football, who after enrolling in grade nine (9) and have subsequently been a contestant in either sport at some level, from playing in outside competition once the school year begins and until the end of the season. This bylaw places a restriction on nonschool athletic participation in an attempt to protect students who choose to participate on their school’s athletic teams from exploitation by those who seek to capitalize on their skill and/or reputation.

Recent changes in the bylaw do allow permissible competition by student-athletes across the Commonwealth. Please make yourself comfortable with the bylaw and read it in its entirety here: https://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/20172018/bylaw9.pdf. The bylaw outlines what is permissible for student-athletes.

Please contact Asst. Commissioner Darren Bilberry (dbilberry@khsaa.org) if you have […]

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07/23/18 – Eight Student-Athletes Headed to NSLS; Three Staff Members Appointed to NFHS Committees

2018-2019 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2018

Eight student-athletes from across the state will represent the KHSAA at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 23-25, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The eight student-athletes will form the KHSAA’s Student Advisory Committee for the 2018-19 school year and will assist in the planning and execution of the Hype Student Leadership Conferences in August.

The KHSAA delegates for 2018 are:
Ethan Barnett (St. Mary)
Hannah Heile (Assumption)
Connor (CJ) Johnson (Marshall County)
James Kalso (Muhlenberg County)
Rhiona Marshall (Bryan Station)
Misty Thompson (Fort Campbell)
Brooklyn Willis (Muhlenberg County)
Seth Wright (Lewis County)

This year’s National Student Leadership Summit is the fourth national conference since the program was revived in 2015 (it had been discontinued in 2010). The student-athletes selected to represent their states will split into groups and work through topical discussions on relevant and contemporary issues. The […]

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07/17/18- Reminder about Bylaw 24 and Organized Boys’ Basketball Play in July

Athletic Department Blog Updates

There were several inquiries today concerning boys’ basketball events in July. Schools are reminded that due to the provisions of Bylaw 24, there can be no organized play by boys’ basketball teams during July. This restriction does NOT apply to girls basketball. The complete bylaw is online at https://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/20172018/bylaw24.pdf

Per the Bylaw, “Students shall not participate in any organized team activity or organized or semi-organized team competition in boys’ basketball between the end of the dead period and July 31. During this period, students may participate in activities such as weight training, skill development, individual camps (with per team limits on participation) and accepted open gym/field activities where no inter-school competition is involved.”

In essence, if more than two players are together on a school campus from the same boys’ team, there cannot be organized competition. The same would apply outside of the school grounds in summer leagues, etc. if three or more players are together in organized play (more than […]

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06/24/18-Dead Period Reminders, Middle and High School

2017-2018 News Releases

This is being sent to all Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents and Coaches of Member High Schools. This is being sent via an electronic script and it is possible that direct replies will not be received by the sender.

IT IS REQUESTED THAT ALL SUPERINTENDENTS AND PRINCIPALS, PLEASE FORWARD THIS INFORMATION ANY OF YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL CONTACTS AS THIS PERIOD APPLIES TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL AS WELL

Dead Period Reminders for Middle and High School:

  • A reminder that the Dead Period for ALL sports and sport-activities starts at 12:00:01 a.m. on June 25 and goes through 11:59:59 p.m. on July 9.
  • There is to be no use of school facilities, team uniforms, team or equipment, transportation, coaches, personnel, maintained or producible log of student-activity or anything else related to the athletic program.
  • School funds may not be expended in support of interscholastic athletics in any KHSAA sanctioned sport during this […]

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06/13/18- Reminder about Official Ball Revision for Basketball

Athletic Department Blog Updates

A second reminder to our schools about the change in basketballs for next season. The ball will remain Spalding, but the adopted ball shifts from a composite ball to a true leather. This was following feedback from a significant portion of the membership, including a recommendation of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

The requirement remains the same, the ball must simply be a Spalding basketball with the NFHS mark on it. However, the specifically named ball which will be provided to the regional tournaments and used in the state tournaments will be the TF-1000 Model 762648 for the boys and the TF-1000 Model 762658 for the girls.

A brochure describing the ball is located on the KHSAA website at Spalding TF-1000 Flyer

Schools should contact your Spalding sales rep for purchase. 

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05/14/18 – Hieneman Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2017-18

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2018

The second annual Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Russell High School’s Sara Hieneman (softball) was named the overall winner for 2017-18. Beginning in May of 2017 with the State Bass Fishing Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 15 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2018 State Archery).

The Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year award is based upon overall athletic performance (60%), academic achievement (20%) and community service (20%). Students must possess an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify, and must be academically eligible during the season in which they are nominated. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a […]

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05/02/18- NFHS Basketball Uniform Update and Interpretations

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Recently, we have had several inquiries regarding the placement of items on the basketball jersey per NFHS rules. Particularly references have been made to professional uniforms and the legality of such uniforms within the NFHS playing rules. A summary and related diagram is located online at http://www.nfhs.org/media/1018788/2017-18_basketball_uniforms.pdf

Keep the following restrictions in mind, using the samples of Cleveland Cavaliers jerseys shown in this post as guides (not including the restriction on one visible manufacturer logo within the size restriction):

Within the area below the neckline, only the following are allowed:

  • School Name- In the sample below, Cleveland is the name and is permitted, provided first and last letters are parallel, etc.
  • School Nickname- Not shown, but another uniform Cleveland uses has “Cavs”. This is what is meant by the school nickname.
  • School Logo Name- The corresponding in this example is Cavaliers. That would be legal. There is no allowance for a school logo, only […]

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04/09/18- Implementation of HB290, Play Against Home School Individuals

Archery Blog Updates

During its 2018 Regular Session, both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly approved HB290, and the bill was signed into law by the governor on April 2. See the full text of the bill at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HB290/HCS1.pdf with a digest of the proceedings at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/HB290.htm. With the signing by the governor, the bill will go into effect on July 1, 2018, for KHSAA member schools.

The bill will necessitate an amendment to KHSAA Bylaw 22, Sec. 1 (listed at https://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/20172018/bylaw22.pdf) and this amendment will be done through the normal regulatory approval process this spring. Member schools will be able to engage in competition, should they choose, against homeschool units or involve homeschool students enrolled in Kentucky beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

  • This change DOES NOT allow KHSAA member schools to participate against other schools located in located in Kentucky that have chosen not to join the KHSAA.
  • This change DOES NOT allow homeschool students […]

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04/09/18- Reminder About Corresponding Date Rollover – 2018-19 through 2021-22 And Changes in Basketball, Tennis and Track & Field Schedules

Archery Blog Updates

This reminder is for all member schools as scheduling decisions are made relative to 2018-2019 and beyond. Athletic Directors and others scheduling contests should pay close attention to the information at https://khsaa.org/general/resources/corresponding-dates/. These charts are invaluable when scheduling year-to-year. It is critical that athletic directors and athletic administrators ensure that this information is passed on to any coach that assists with scheduling in any sport.

Events that are always held the same time each year, or contests played between opponents regularly at the same time each year, should use the corresponding week numbers for reference when choosing dates, not the relative position within the month. In other words, schools should think in terms of the game always being in week 12, 13, 14, etc., rather than the last weekend in December or first weekend in March. Using the corresponding week numbers will help prevent inadvertent scheduling issues.

For example, a quick look at https://khsaa.org/handbook/correspondingdates/federationcalendar.pdf illustrates a […]

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03/12/18 – Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information, 98.5 FM To Air Games Locally

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2018

The 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Corbin takes on Estill County at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net. The games will also be carried statewide across 51 stations through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen® Radio Network, with the games airing locally in Lexington on iHeart Media’s “The Bull Icons at 98.5 FM”.

All 15 games of the Boys’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/). Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $9.95 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 40 participating state associations. Viewers who […]

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03/06/18 – St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Broadcast Information

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2018

The 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® gets started Wednesday afternoon at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights when Johnson Central faces Owensboro Catholic at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net. The games will also be carried statewide across 46 stations through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen® Radio Network.

All 15 games of the Girls’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network (http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/). Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $9.95 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 40 participating state associations. Viewers who subscribe for the Girls’ Sweet 16® will also be able to watch […]

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02/21/18 – Board of Control Addresses Postseason Formats, Future Sites and Alignment For Several Sports

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2018

During the course of its February meeting at the KHSAA offices on Wednesday, the Board of Control deliberated on the postseason formats, future sites and alignments for several sports. The most impactful decision made Wednesday concerned the future of the state softball tournament, with the Board voting for the event to transition to a single-elimination format in 2019. The move to single elimination will bring the softball championship more in-line with the baseball state tournament while also helping to alleviate concerns with the potential overuse of pitchers under the current double-elimination format.

“We have been discussing the future and the format of the state softball tournament for the last several years, and I applaud the Board for the steps it took today in approving our recommendations,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Examining the state softball and baseball tournaments, you would be hard pressed to say the […]

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02/14/18 – NFHS Announces KHSAA Coach of the Year Honorees for 2016-17

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2018

As part of its annual recognition program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recently announced its award winners for the 2016-17 seasons. Twenty-five coaches from Kentucky were honored as Coaches of the Year for their respective sports at the state level, while Johnson Central head football coach James Matney was named the NFHS Sectional Coach of the Year.

The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in two “other” sports – one for boys and one for girls – that are not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also recognizes a spirit coach as a separate award category. Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award.

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02/05/17 – 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Applications Now Open

2017-2018 News Releases

For the fifth year Whitaker Bank, as part of its continuing title sponsorship of the Boys’ Sweet 16®, and the KHSAA will be presenting four one-time $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are open to high school seniors that participate in KHSAA sanctioned sports and sport-activities.

Deadline for the information to be received by the KHSAA is Feb. 28. There is no limit to the number of applicants from a school.

Winners will be recognized during the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournament, March 14-18 in Lexington.

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16® Scholarship Application Forms are only available online and may be completed using the link below:

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION AND APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP

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02/02/18 – Sweet Sixteen® Online Media Credentialing System

2017-2018 News Releases

The media credentialing system for the 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® State Basketball Tournaments is now available online, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org. The St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament will take place March 7-11 at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, followed by the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® March 14-18 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

The deadline to apply for credentials is 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to each respective tournament – March 5 for the Girls’ Sweet 16® and March 12 for the Boys.

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The intellectual property, corporate, broadcasting and media rights to all State championship rounds of the KHSAA postseason championships belong exclusively to the KHSAA, including titling agreements and sponsorships. As such, the KHSAA is the only entity permitted to originate a live broadcast during the Sweet 16® (this includes the use of social media streaming […]

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01/24/18 – Sweet 16® Draw Show To Air January 31st on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2018

Pairings for the 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Wednesday, January 31st at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Sweet 16® Draw Show is televised by The CW Lexington. The Sweet 16® Draw Show will also be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv and CWKYT.

The 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will be held March 7-11 at BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, with the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® taking place March 14-18 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Each game of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at khsaa.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network. By purchasing a month pass to the NFHS Network, fans could watch all 30 games of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® for just $9.95.

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1/22/2018 – Nominations sought for Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Girls’ Basketball

Basketball Blog Updates

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among girls’ basketball participants for 2017-2018.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one female participant from each 2017-2018 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but may be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at http://khsaa.org/ge79-midway-universitykhsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

The winner, if present, will be recognized at the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA State Basketball Tournament March 7-11 in Highland Heights. In case the winner’s team does not qualify for the state tournament, representatives from Midway University will present the award at the recipient’s high school at a mutually determined later date.

From the winners selected for each championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2017-2018 Midway University/KHSAA […]

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01/12/18 – Board of Control Expands State Archery Format, Reviews Initial Football Realignment Parameters

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2018

During the course of its regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA offices on Thursday, the Board of Control approved a proposal from staff to create a new championship opportunity for girls in the sport-activity of Archery. Where previously Archery was conducted as a coed sport, awarding one overall team championship, the regional and state competitions will now award separate team championships for coed and all-girls divisions.

“With the continued growth of Archery since becoming a sanctioned sport-activity six years ago, staff was asked to look into the feasibility of creating a separate all-girls division,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The number of female competitors in our member schools and the overwhelming support of this proposal by the advisory committee made for an easy decision to recommend.”

Staff will return to the board in February with a final outline of the […]

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01/05/18 – Information On Ordering Tickets to 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16®

Basketball Blog Updates

 

St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16®

It is again time for us to take orders for advance tickets to the 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16®. Here are some notes about this year’s event:

These tickets for the entire event may only be ordered online through the KHSAA website at http://www.khsaa.org/payments/st.-elizabeth-healthcare/khsaa-girls-sweet-16-tickets/;

Tournament Details

  • The games will be played at the BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights;
  • The tentative schedule for this year’s event has games scheduled as follows (all times Eastern):
  • Wednesday, March 7, 1 session (2 games) at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 7, 1 session (2 games) at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 8, 1 session (2 games) at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 8, 1 session (2 games) at 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 9, 1 session (2 games) at 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 9, 1 session (2 games) at 6:30
  • Saturday, March 10, 1 session […]

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12/19/17 – Initial Basketball Stat Leaders Report Released

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2017

The first statistical leader reports of the 2017-18 season for girls’ and boys’ basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org. Where in the past the statistical leader reports had been compiled on a weekly basis, the reports will now be updated every day at approximately 3 a.m., allowing for more current and up-to-date information.

Statistical entry is required of all member schools, and those failing to meet the requirement to enter stats are subject to penalties from the Commissioner, including fines and other actions within the constraints of Bylaw 27. Member schools are solely responsible for submitting statistical information. If a school or individual is omitted, or information is not updated, that means the team in question did not update its statistics through the KHSAA’s online system prior to the deadline.

Based upon recommendations from the Basketball Advisory Committee, the fine for schools not in compliance was doubled last season, […]

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