TRIPLE THE PLEASURE – Champions will be crowned in three MHSAA Tournaments this week. The fourth week of the MHSAA Football Playoffs – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – will determine two champions in 8-Player Football; and the 11-Player Finalists will also be settled. It’s also Finals week for Girls Volleyball and in Lower Peninsula Girls Diving.
Check out pairings and qualifiers on the respective sports pages of the MHSAA Website.
You can find Final Tournament Notes in all sports on the Media Tournament Information page of the MHSAA Website.
FINAL WEEK OF PREPZONE – Our seventh season of the PrepZone on FOXSportsDetroit.com concludes with one game on Friday (Nov. 17) and three on Saturday (Nov. 18).
This week's games are: Clarkston vs. Detroit Catholic Central; Detroit Martin Luther King vs. Warren DeLaSalle; Muskegon vs. Battle Creek Harper Creek; and Iron River West Iron County vs. Saginaw Nouvel. The West Iron County-Nouvel game is Friday at 7 p.m., all other games are Saturday at 1 p.m.
EIGHT-PLAYER FINALS LIVE ON FACEBOOK – Saturday’s 8-Player Finals at the Superior Dome in Marquette will have live steraming video on FOX Sports Detroit’s Facebook page. The games will be shown on FOX Sports Detroit on Nov. 21, with the Division 1 game at 8 p.m.; followed at 11 p.m. by the Division 2 game.
NO VIDEO BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THIS WEEK – A reminder that the video rights for the Semifinal round of the Football Playoffs belong exclusively to FOX Sports Detroit and the NFHS Network. We will not accept any applications for video this week.
DEADLINES FOR BROADCAST APPLICATIONS – For Football Playoff games in Week Four – the 11-Player Semifinals and 8-Player Finals – broadcast applications will not be accepted after 4 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 14). For the 11-Player Finals at Ford Field – the broadcast application deadline will be the same as the credentials deadline – 4 p.m. of Monday that week (Nov. 20).
APPLICATIONS FOR L.P. GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING, GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, EIGHT-PLAYER FOOTBALL CREDENTIALS – Applications will be accepted in these sports beginning on Friday (Nov. 10). The deadline for applying is 4 p.m. on Nov. 15.
In Swimming and Volleyball - you only need to apply for credentials if you’re sending someone who does not have an MHSAA Tournament Media Pass for the 2010-18 school year. Existing Tournament Media Pass holders will be admitted by showing their credential at the gate. Passes from previous years will not be accepted.
In Eight-Player Football – everyone must apply, including Tournament Media Pass holders.
Go to the Credentials Page of the MHSAA Website to apply.
APPLICATIONS FOR ELEVEN-PLAYER FOOTBALL FINALS CREDENTIALS – Monday (Nov. 20) at 4 p.m. is the deadline – Everyone must apply – including Tournament Media Pass holders.
All passes being issued to non-Tournament Media Pass holders will be sent form the MHSAA Office Next Monday via UPS. There is no Media Will Call at Ford Field.
Go to the Credentials Page of the MHSAA Website to apply.
THIS WEEK IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS & BE THE REFEREE – MHSAA Network audio programming is available each Tuesday. This Week In High School Sports and Be The Referee are generally available by Noon on Tuesday each week, and can be downloaded or listened to on the home page of the MHSAA Website. Both programs are also available on the MHSAA Radio Network Website – MHSAANetwork.com.
CHECK OUT JACK ROBERTS' BLOG-- MHSAA Executive Director John E. "Jack" Roberts is the only executive director of a state high school athletic association in the country to blog on a regular basis, and he posts entries on our website every Tuesday and Friday throughout the year with his thoughts about high school sports.
Here are Jack’s entries from last week:
December First Is A Big Deal - “Typically, the December meeting of the Representative Council tees up a big topic or two for action in March or May. This year, the December meeting requires that some specific actions be taken and sets more than the usual number of big topics on a course for action before this school year ends.”
Football Antics - “The National Football League was sometimes criticized for being the “No Fun League” when it enforced rules that tended to discourage sack dances and end zone prances by its players. Recent relaxation of the NFL’s rules of decorum has brought a return of ridiculous behaviors.”
You can follow Jack's blog through the home page of the MHSAA Website, or go directly to the blog's archive page by clicking here.
SUBMITTING INFORMATION FOR THE MHSAA RECORD BOOK - When submitting information for the MHSAA Record Book, please remember that some form of documentation is required, and the best forms of documentation are the scoresheet from a game, the season-ending statistics sheet for a season record, and the season-ending stats sheets for each season a young person plays for career marks. News accounts of a record being set are good backs-ups, but especially for career and season marks, the paper trail is necessary.
HEAD TO THE MEDIA INFORMATION PAGE - The number of calls we get weekly from media members looking for information could be saved by just clicking on the Media Information page of the MHSAA Website. It is the jumping-off point for everything from credentials to tournament information specifically for the media. You an also make a quick jump to key information by going to the black box at the bottom of many pages of the MHSAA Website.
Here's a list of important links that will also help you find media information from the MHSAA:
Credentials For Finals Events
General Media Information
Tournament Information For Media
Finals Press Notes
Scores & Schedules
Second Half-The Stories Behind The Scores
MultiMedia (Broadcast) Regulations & Forms
Public Service Announcement Scripts & Downloads
MHSAA Graphics (Logos & Staff Photos)
MHSAA.TV Website (Video)
MHSAA Network Website (Audio)
Jack Roberts' Blog
This Week In High School Sports - Weekly Audio Podcast
Sports Participation Listing
MHSAA Network Information
Additional Media Resources (Images & Videos)
MHSAA Facebook Page
MHSAA On Twitter
MHSAA YouTube Channel
Geoff Kimmerly, MHSAA Media & Content Coordinator
John Johnson, MHSAA Director of Broadcast Properties