TSSAA Legislative Council Votes To Keep Dead Period Intact

Members Recognize Importance Of Two Week Period In 6-6 Vote

Thursday, June 4, 2020
The TSSAA Legislative Council held a special called meeting on Thursday, June 4 to discuss the summer Dead Period. While some felt that the Dead Period has been made superfluous due to the COVID-19 pandemic response, the motion to make changes to the 2020 Dead Period failed by a vote of 6-6. The Dead Period is from Monday, June 22 through Sunday, July 5.

"We don't ever want to put sports before families, and many families make plans for the Dead Period every year," said Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA.
"This is not the first year we've had the Dead Period and as eager as coaches are to get back to their routine, the Council ultimately felt that there wasn't a strong enough case for doing away with it this year."

Baylor Swimming And Diving Teams Receive National Scholars Recognition

TSSAA And eKnowledge Continue Sponsorship Of SAT and ACT Prep Programs

NFHS Network’s “High School Support Program” Aims To Help High School Athletics And Activities Deal With Impact Of COVID-19


The Baylor School Swimming & Diving teams were recently recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) as 2019-2020 Scholar Teams. The Baylor School boys ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is proud to announce its continued support of the National SAT/ACT Prep Project through the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and ... (click for more)

As high schools nationwide contend with the fallout from COVID-19, the NFHS Network , a leader in streaming live and on-demand high school sports, announced on Tuesday its High School Support ... (click for more)



Prep Sports

Baylor Swimming And Diving Teams Receive National Scholars Recognition

The Baylor School Swimming & Diving teams were recently recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) as 2019-2020 Scholar Teams. The Baylor School boys had a 3.628 team GPA to earn NISCA Silver Level Academic status. The boy’s team also got it done in the pool as they claimed the 2020 TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championship. The Baylor ... (click for more)

TSSAA And eKnowledge Continue Sponsorship Of SAT and ACT Prep Programs

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is proud to announce its continued support of the National SAT/ACT Prep Project through the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and eKnowledge. Because of this association, Tennessee students receive a 95% discount on SAT or ACT prep courses. This is a community-service, non-profit project and all student fees are reinvested ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has Highest Number Yet Of Coronavirus Patients In Hospital; Tennessee Has 3,314 New Cases - A New Record For 1 Day

There are 74 coronavirus patients in Chattanooga hospitals - a new one-day high, Health Department officials said on Monday. Of that group, 39 are from Hamilton County. However, the number of Intensive Care Unit patients with the virus dropped to 15. Hamilton County had 52 new cases of coronavirus, but deaths remain at 38, officials said on Monday. The local case total is ... (click for more)

Air Pollution Control Bureau Director Robert Colby To Retire After 40 Years Of Public Service

Stephen E. Meyer, MSc., P.E., FASCE, chairman of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Board, has announced that the director of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau will be retiring from public service. Bob Colby has served as director of the Bureau for the past 30 years. Prior to that, he was staff attorney for the Bureau for 10 years. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Why I Will Not Be Voting For Commissioner Discretionary Spending

Most people that know me well know that I will not vote to reinstate the $900,000 commissioner’s discretionary spending of taxpayer money. My reasons are: 1. There could not be a worse economic time for the government to spend additional money. It’s time to tighten the belt of government spending and not expand it. All American families are having this conversation around their ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Gracious! It’s A Comet!

There is a once-in-a-lifetime experience going on above us and it will put any child under the age of 99 years young absolutely in awe. On March 27, a NASA spacecraft known as NEOWISE (that stands for ‘Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer) was circling planet Earth in an effort to categorize as many asteroids as possible that are non-threatening yet orbit close ... (click for more)