Wednesday, December 2, 2009

NCHSAA to study reducing playoff qualifiers

The N.C. High School Athletic Association concluded its annual three-day winter meeting Wednesday, promising to put together a committee to study the size of the playoff brackets in all sports and to look at the number of games teams are playing.

That committee will report to the Board at the May meeting.

In other news:

-- Executive director-elect Davis Whitfield, currently associate commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, was introduced.

-- The Board also took some actions honoring retiring executive director Charlie Adams. The main conference room in the Terrell Building has been named the Charlie Adams Conference Room. A Distinguished Service Award for regional meetings, one per region, was established to start in the fall of 2010, and the Most Valuable Player award given in the men's basketball
championships will be named in honor of Adams, a former basketball player at Cary High and East Carolina.

-- Brooks Matthews, principal at Triton High School, was named as vice-president of the Board to replace Daryl Barnes,
who is retiring.

-- The Board approved its 2009-10 budget, with conservative estimates of revenue, at about $3.1 million, under last year's actual total; noted that there are some drops in corporate revenue.

-- The Board recommended specific ideas to account for playoff dollars from teams who later are disqualified from the playoffs: distribution of moneys when a team which later forfeits and has to return money to NCHSAA as a result would go
into fund that would help to offset expenses for extreme travel, etc., in football playoffs

-- The Most Valuable Player awards given for women's basketball championships will be named in memory of Kay Yow

-- The Board approved a change in policy in all sports: if a team is disqualified due to an ineligible player after the first round of the playoffs and won the opening round game, the losing team will advance in its place

-- The Board approved lacrosse playoff structure: 32 team bracket for men, 24 for women


Anonymous said...

Good! There are way to many football teams in the playoffs! Schools lose money traveling. go back to just 1A-2A-3A-4A brackets without the AA mess!