Illinois student athletes file lawsuit against IHSA

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CHICAGO — Twenty student athletes and their families have filed a lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association.

The lawsuit claims that IHSA exceeded its authority by moving fall contact sports.

According to IHSA bylaws and constitution, a referendum vote of member schools must be taken before amending a sports season.

There are 1,000 schools that are part of the IHSA.

The suit was filed on Tuesday afternoon.

The plaintiffs say the fall season delay is causing students mental and financial hardships. They also say students are missing out on competitive college scholarships.

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