TSSAA Board of Control votes to delay State Tournaments

Carter County Sports

There is still hope that the TSSAA will finish the State Basketball Championships.

The TSSAA Board of Control voted to delay the state basketball tournaments that were suspended last week due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Hampton is set to play in the Class A Boys State Championships.

On Tuesday’s call, TSSAA Executive Director Bernard Childress presented the recommendation that the tournaments be delayed and not canceled at this time.

The TSSAA will use CDC guidelines and work with Middle Tennessee State University and Rutherford County to find the proper time – which could be in May – to complete the tournaments and not cancel the event.

Childress did caution that there may come a time where the TSSAA says they can’t get it done but said that they wanted the student-athletes to know that they are not giving up on their seasons.

The Board of Control also passed a motion unanimously that leaves the regular season of spring sports to the individual school systems, and that the Board of Control will not mandate regular season play.

If a school does not play in the regular season, they will still be allowed in the postseason.

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