The Executive Council and Board of Control both voted and approved of proposed changes made by the State Tournament Committees for Basketball, Wrestling, Golf, and Lacrosse among the usual order of business in Ocean City on Thursday and Friday in conjunction with the MSADA State Athletic Directors' Conference. Select the links below to a summary of the changes to each of the fall and winter bulletins for the 2017-18 school year.
The State Basketball Committees received approval to add a 35-point "Mercy Rule" for both boys and girls and a 35-second shot clock for boys. The State Wrestling Committee received approval to their proposal to expand the Dual Meet State Tournament to four full classifications while removing the awarding of team titles at the State Individual Wrestling Tournament. In golf next fall, the top five individual males and top five individual females in each of the two classifications will be recognized and presented with a medal rather than just the overall top ten of each gender. In another big change on the heels of Wednesday's Spring sports committee and Classification Committee meetings, the Executive Council and Board of Control also approved of the expansion of Boys and Girls Lacrosse to a four classification tournament beginning with the Spring 2018 season. Additional meeting details can be found in the meeting minutes, once they are compiled and posted at MPSSAA.org