Sunday, February 1, 2015

High school basketball PA announcers aren't enthusiastic about new restrictions

High school basketball announcers were given new guidelines on what they should and shouldn’t say during games — but some say the rules mean the crowd is less informed about the game.

The National Federation of High School Athletic Associations, in its points of emphasis for basketball in 2014-15, have restricted what comes out of the announcers’ mouths and the IHSAA is following the guidelines.       

The idea is to cut down on excess words while keeping the announcer from being the center of attention or giving the home team a perceived advantage.   read full story

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