Sport Season Squabble Goes to Court

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Sixth US Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati is hearing oral arguments today in a case involving the Michigan High School Athletic Association's sports schedules.

A lawyer for the MHSAA tells the court that it isn't feasible for Michigan high schools to conduct boys' and girls' basketball seasons at the same time because schools have limited practice facilities.

But a lawyer for Grand Rapids (Michigan)-based Communities for Equity is arguing that maintaining separate seasons is patently illegal.

The hearing is taking place before a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals. It's the latest round in a battle that began Communities for Equity sued the state athletic association in 1998.

Judges did not indicate when they would rule.


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