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Excesses and abuses in school sports have their own momentum. We should not create more by NFHS sponsorship of the very events it was created to end.
The Big Ten knows it’s wrong, admits it, but schedules football games on Friday nights to attract larger rights fees from television.
Opponents see national events as symptomatic of the "select the best and forget the rest" virus that is infecting much of youth sports that is neither school-sponsored nor student-centered.
Without getting into the policies and procedures, here is what the NFHS says about the philosophy of sanctioning interstate athletic events:
There is more than enough travel and exposure opportunity for schools here in Michigan and Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Ontario and Wisconsin.
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