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Alternate Fall Season Culminating Events Planned

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association is planning culminating championships and tournaments for an alternate fall season created by the Board of Control last August as a COVID-19 accommodation for member schools opting to not conduct interscholastic athletics last fall.

Football-Only Conference Realignment Request Period Closes

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The application process for member schools requesting football-only conference realignment for the 2022-23 season closed on Nov. 15. There are 17 requests for conference football-only realignment, involving 23 conferences.

Schools Declare for Fall or Alternate Fall Season

STEVENS POINT, Wis. –  The 513 schools in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association declared by yesterday’s deadline for either the traditional fall season or the alternate fall season to be held in the spring of 2021.

Board Defines Alternate Season; Winter & Spring Seasons Shortened

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association approved several details of a one-year alternative season in the spring for fall sports and reduced the number of weeks for sports during the 2020-21 winter and spring seasons at its August meeting today.

Board Provides Unprecedented Flexibility for Fall Sports

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control considered a number of season schedule models and resolved to maintain fall interscholastic opportunities with a delayed start, as well as an alternate opportunity for schools unable to start and administer the traditional fall season, at its virtual special meeting today.

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8-Player Programs with 3-Year Average Enrollment - For 2019 and 2020

Only schools with a three-year enrollment average of 200 or less are eligible for the playoff series.

The WIAA sponsored reduced-player football prior to the advent of the football playoff system in 1976. There were 78 schools that fielded reduced-player squads in the late 1950s, 72 of which were eight-player teams and six that were six-player. However, that number dwindled to just a few programs by 1969.