Stevens Point (WQOW) -- After a June vote in favor of implementing a shot clock for high school basketball, the WIAA Board of Control reverses course and rescinds that vote in a meeting today.
The June vote was 6-4 in favor of using a shot clock for all high school varsity games beginning in the 2019-20 season, but today's vote is 7-3 against implementing a shot clock for 2019-20. Many school administrators had questioned the new rule, saying that it would add additional costs to their already tight athletic budgets. The board says it received "significant and valuable feedback from the membership at the seven area meetings in September."
In another matter, the Board of Control gives its initial approval to a proposal that would move Cameron H.S. from the Lakeland to the Heart O'North Conference for all sports, beginning in 2019.
June story on HS basketball shot clock:
WIAA news release 12/1/17: