The IHSA recently approved some changes that will begin in the 2019-2020 School Year:
In Boys and Girls Basketball- the Mercy Rule will now be used in postseason State Series games. This means if a team is winning by 30 points or more in the 4th quarter, the clock will continue to run. This is also known as the “Running Clock”
Some Class 1A Wrestling Regionals will be conducted on Friday and Saturday (instead of Saturday only) to keep wrestlers in compliance with the NFHS rule that limits them to competing in no more than five matches in a day.
The IHSA Board approved a recommendation to increase the pay for all IHSA officials in State Series contests.
Again, these changes will go into effect starting this Fall.