IHSA opposes amending practice rule

The Illinois High School Association said Wednesday it was against a recently filed Illinois Senate bill which would allow a student-athlete to play in a football game without having participated in the IHSA's mandated 12 practices if the player had been in military training.

The bill was filed by Illinois State Senator Shane Cultra on Jan. 11 as a response to an IHSA ruling in August that prevented Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School senior Eddie Nuss from playing in his team's season opener because he was unable to attend the mandated preseason practices because he had been in military training in Fort Benning, Ga.

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