State Sen. Mike Delph and the IHSAA have reached a compromise on a bill in a senate committee that would have effectively eliminated class basketball.
"Because the IHSAA is willing to study the possibility of restoring single-class basketball in our state through an internal review and hold hearings statewide to give Hoosiers the opportunity to share their views on the issue, I have agreed to remove the language from my bill," Delph (R-Carmel) said in a news release Wednesday. "I believe multi-class basketball takes away a unique part of our state's heritage, and it's time we take a second look at returning to a single class tourney and let the public have its say."
Delph's legislation would have restored single-class basketball by banning a school corporation from participating in an interscholastic athletics association if the boys or girls basketball teams are divided into classes.
It's about as far as anyone has gotten in the last 15 or so years since the advent of class basketball to return to a single-class tournament.
It doesn't mean it's going to happen, and it is more of a way to appease Delph but it should be interesting to see how the public "hearings" go in Hoosier Hysteria land.