EAST LANSING, Mich. – Dec. 8 -- The clerk of the Sixth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has notified the parties in the sports seasons litigation that oral argument is scheduled for Feb. 2, 2006, in Cincinnati.

On May 2, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the Sixth Circuit order of July 27, 2004, that would have exchanged boys and girls tennis and golf seasons and girls basketball and volleyball seasons, returning the case to the same three-judge panel that issued the July 2004 order with instructions to reconsider the case in light of the Supreme Court’s decision early this year in a non-sports related case arising in California.

The MHSAA moved to have the case considered by all the judges of the Sixth Circuit in order to expedite the proceedings.  That request was denied.