MHSAA makes decision on start date of winter sports

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The Michigan High School Athletic Association has officially decided that winter sports will start as scheduled later this year.

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Among the required guidelines will be mandatory facemarks for all participants in basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling at all times. However, scrimmages are still prohibited. The only time that students from different schools may gather together will be for official games and and competitions.

MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl announced that while high school sports would start on time, the importance in remaining diligent to stop the spread of the virus remains a top priority.

“The Council believes it is safer to begin Winter practices on time, and keep athletes in school programs where safety precautions are always in effect,” Uyl said. “With the vastly different circumstances faced by schools in different regions all over the state, an on-time start still allows schools to decide when they feel most comfortable beginning activity – and allows all of them to slowly ramp up their frequency of activity and numbers of spectators attending competitions.

“But let’s be clear: Our statewide COVID-19 numbers have to get better. In order for our schools to continue playing sports this winter, and in order for fans to be there to cheer them on, we must continue working to slow down this virus.”

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Location for 2020 NBA Draft released

Just like the 2020 Drafts for both the NFL and NHL, the 2020 NBA Draft will be held entirely in virtual format out of an abundance of caution and safety thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Earlier today, the news was released regarding the location of this year’s festivities. T

The Draft will be held at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. studios, with Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum appearing in studio to announce the selections for rounds one and two.

The Detroit Pistons hold the 7th overall selection in Round 1.

The Draft will get underway on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

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