Mac On Sports

MAC ON SPORTS: IHSA TO ALLOW CONTACT DAYS WHEN IDPH APPROVES

    Contact days will be restricted to six hours per student-athlete per sport each week, and can include practices, drills, and intra-squad scrimmages allowable under IDPH guidance.  Competition against any other high school, conducted in-state or out-of-state, is prohibited. “The Board felt that it was important for the physical and mental health of our student-athletes…

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MAC ON SPORTS: JIMMY COLLINS PASSES AWAY SUNDAY

      The phone rang, Dave Kreps was on the other end, calling to advise that long-time Illinois assistant coach and UIC head coach, Jimmy Collins, passed away early today (Sunday morning, Dec. 13).     The Krepses and Collins were close as Dave served as one of Henson’s graduate assistants when Collins and Dick Nagy…

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MAC ON SPORTS: ILLINOIS MAKES FOOTBALL COACHING CHANGE

Ends Five-year Run with Lovie Smith as Fighting Illini Leader Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced today that Lovie Smith has been relieved of his duties as head football coach after five seasons at the helm of the Fighting Illini. Smith will not coach the Illini during its final game of the season.     …

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MAC ON SPORTS: IHSA ‘NO INTENT TO RESUME SPORTS BEFORE JANUARY

       The (Illinois High School Association) Board has no expectation to begin any winter sports seasons until 2021, but will remain agile in their preparation and willingness to adapt should a window present itself sooner.     That was the last sentence in the IHSA release this afternoon (Wednesday, Dec. 2nd), of Executive Director’s Craig…

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MAC ON SPORTS: BOUCHARD’S TEAM IN MISSOURI FOOTBALL QUARTER-FINALS

      Fred Bouchard knows coaching.     Once a coach, always a coach.     When Bouchard resigned his District 61 administrative position to return to coaching, he said his love of coaching was why.     Now we know he not loves coaching football, but does it successfully as well which this writer never doubted.    …

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MAC ON SPORTS: IHSA PAUSES ALL WINTER SPORTS

To maintain compliance with the most recent mitigations issued by Gov.Pritzker that take effect Friday, Nov. 20, the IHSA Board issued guidance to pause all IHSA winter sports and activities by that date. “All IHSA sports and activities will cease by Friday for what we hope is a short-term pause,” said IHSA Executive Director Craig…

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MAC ON SPORTS: MARK FEB. 1ST ON CALENDAR AS DATE PREP SPORTS WILL BEGIN

         Mark Feb. 1st your calendar as the date prep sports, including boys and girls basketball, will begin.      I write that because sources are telling the Chicago Sun-Times that the Chicago Public Schools plan to reopen elementary schools for in-classroom education that date. If that’s the case the junior high and high schools will…

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