The cities of Cookeville and Murfreesboro can keep the name of "Title Town" at least for another four years.
Monday, the TSSAA board of control voted to award four-year contract extensions for football to Putnam County (Cookeville) and Spring Fling and girls and boys basketball championships to Rutherford County (Murfreesboro).
Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will host the BlueCross Football Bowl games through 2016. The current contract expires at the conclusion of the 2012-13 school year.
The TSSAA football championship games have been held at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville since 2009.
The board of control also extended the contract to Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce to host the BlueCross Spring Fling through the spring of 2017. The current contract is due to end in May 2013. The five-sport, Olympic-style event is held at various sites for boys soccer, tennis, track and field, baseball and softball.
Spring Fling was first held in Chattanooga in 1994 and has been in the Murfreesboro/Middle Tennessee area since 2006.
Rutherford Conty Chamber was also given a four-year contract extension to host the BlueCross Boys and Girls Division I Basketball Championships. The current contract for both events goes through 2013. This will extend both events through the 2016-17 school year.
The girls tournament has been in Murfreesboro since 1975, while the boys tournament first came to Murfreesboro in 1989.
Girls' Soccer in Chattanooga: TSSAA officials also voted to instruct the state office to discuss with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce the possibility of hosting the Girls’ State Soccer Tournament in Murfreesboro after the contract expires in Chattanooga this fall.
The girls soccer championships have been held in Chattanooga since 1997.
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