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Posted on: Oct 21, 2019

After meeting with school administrators representing the Culver Academies during the Oct. 10 meeting of the IHSAA
Executive Committee, Commissioner Bobby Cox has announced penalties related to the school’s boys’ basketball program.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2019

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (10-21-19)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

Upsets happen in sports all the time, but a major upset is the exception to the rule. A superior team on paper loses to a team of lesser talent and ability. Or in individual sports, the underdog gets the win. Why can a physically outmatched team or individual pull the upset?

Mistakes and mental letdowns can happen with overconfidence. There are other times when teams completely overlook their opponent. That's when the fault falls on the favored team. However, more times than not, the underdog pulls the upset because they out prepare their opponent and take advantage of every opportunity afforded to them.

This past weekend there was no greater example of a major upset than Illinois (led by quarterback and former Indiana Mr. Football Brian Peters) who was a prohibitive underdog.  They upset Wisconsin ranked 6th in the country even though they were a 30 point underdog.

Next time you go into a game being an underdog, think about all the things you can do to give your team the best chance to win. Keep the pressure on the opponent and believe that you will get the job done!

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Posted on: Oct 14, 2019

State quarterfinal matches will be played Friday at Carmel and Center Grove high schools with victors moving to semifinal action on Saturday at North Central High School.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2019

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (10-14-19)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

She could have lived the rest of her life knowing that she was a top 5 golfer in the IHSAA state finals, but that would have been a lie, and Kiah Parrott of Kokomo High School couldn't live with that. Instead, she did the right thing and disqualified herself from individual honors because she signed an incorrect scorecard.

Never mind it was a lifetime dream to stand on the awards platform. She saw the bigger picture.  Honesty and doing the right thing showed her moral character, and also verified that she had her priorities in order. 

Her parents (according to the Indy Star) said her dream was to be on the podium, but their dream for her was to make sure she would have integrity and character as she matured into adulthood.

As her Dad Steve said, "Five years from now, she will be able to sit down in a job interview and explain to someone what she did as a 17-year old."  

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Posted on: Oct 13, 2019

Post-season anticipation began tonight as 317 teams learned their sectional opponents via live webstream at IHSAAtv.org and the IHSAA Champions Radio Network.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2019

Minutes from the October 10 meeting of the IHSAA Executive Committee.

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (10-21-19)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

Upsets happen in sports all the time, but a major upset is the exception to the rule. A superior team on paper loses to a team of lesser talent and ability. Or in individual sports, the underdog gets the win. Why can a physically outmatched team or individual pull the upset?

Mistakes and mental letdowns can happen with overconfidence. There are other times when teams completely overlook their opponent. That's when the fault falls on the favored team. However, more times than not, the underdog pulls the upset because they out prepare their opponent and take advantage of every opportunity afforded to them.

This past weekend there was no greater example of a major upset than Illinois (led by quarterback and former Indiana Mr. Football Brian Peters) who was a prohibitive underdog.  They upset Wisconsin ranked 6th in the country even though they were a 30 point underdog.

Next time you go into a game being an underdog, think about all the things you can do to give your team the best chance to win. Keep the pressure on the opponent and believe that you will get the job done!

All content property of Billy Shepherd Sports   

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