ARKANSAS Private schools in Arkansas won't have their own championship brackets but will have a transfer deadline.
The hot topic entering the August 4 annual meeting of the Arkansas Activities Association
Governing Body was private
schools, and members voted
247-25 to add a transfer rule
forcing students to miss a year
of eligibility if they enroll at
nonpublic schools after July 1
of their seventh grade or the
lowest grade offered.
The proposal to put any
member school that offeredneed-based financial aid to student-athletes into a separate bracket for all AAA-sponsored championships failed 114-93.
Other proposals passed last week Tuesday change sportsmanship rules to stop bands from playing at football games when the opponent is in the red zone (271-18), allow out-of
state travel within a 300-mile
radius of the individual school
(202-4) and moved the start of
the softball and baseball season
a week later and finishing two
weeks later to avoid conflicts
with testing (191-11).
A proposal to add a second
senior high preseason benefit
football game failed 175-27.
Sports, Pages 6 on 08/12/2009