IHSAA Executive Committee votes to change basketball tournament format

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Executive Committee votes to change basketball tournament format

Regional, Semi-State formats to switch beginning next season

Earlier today, the Executive Committee of the Indiana High School Athletic Association voted to make a significant
change to the format of the annual boys and girls basketball state tournaments.

In its final meeting of the 2021-22 school year, the group of school principals and athletic directors voted 15-2 to make
the regional round a single game and the semi-state round a two-game format beginning with next winter’s tournaments.

The previous format of a two-round regional and a single semi-state game had been in place since 2002.

This spring, Commissioner Paul Neidig conducted a survey of principals, athletic directors, boys and girls coaches and
73.4% of those 781 respondents voted in favor of the change with at least 70% in all four groups approving.

Regional pairings will be drawn and announced at the same time as the traditional sectional pairings with two regional
championship games being played at the same site and potentially from different classes.

Another new wrinkle includes conducting an additional blind draw and announcing the semi-state pairings the day after
the regional championship games on IHSAAtv.org.

“We really like the potential of a high-energy atmosphere at the semi-state level with a chance to advance to the state
championship games the following week at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the home of the Pacers and Fever,” Neidig said.

“This new format will double the number of teams who play a week longer in the tournament and should create a lot of
excitement in those communities and will be financially beneficial for those communities that serve as host sites.”

Tournament host sites will be approved by the Executive Committee later this fall.

Also from today’s meeting:
• The Executive Committee formally approved full membership for Dugger Union, Evansville Christian and Purdue Polytechnic.  Those schools become officially eligible to compete in IHSAA state tournaments beginning this fall.

• The Committee approved modified restrictions on Indiana schools competing against schools from beyond the 300-mile travel limit. IHSAA schools will now be able to participate against out-of-state schools from beyond the 300-mile limit as long as they are in good standing with their state association, the venue is within the 300 mile limit, is and is sanctioned by the NFHS and IHSAA.

Also, Indiana schools may now host out-of-state schools in Indiana from beyond the 300-mile limit as long as they are a member in good standing with their own state
association and the event is sanctioned by the NFHS and IHSAA.

• A proposal to raise ticket prices in several sports including football and basketball sectional games from $6 to $7
was also approved as well as raising an officials stipend by $10 at all levels as well as bumping their mileage from
25 cents to 50 cents per mile

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