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USA basketball venue to be used for AIA playoff games

July 31, 2013 – 11:24 am

A vast majority of Arizona Interscholastic Association playoff games will be held at the newly planned USA basketball facility in Tempe, likely beginning in 2016, associate executive director Chuck Schmidt said.
The arena is expected to …

AIA produces financial answers for executive board

May 20, 2013 – 3:52 pm

The Arizona Interscholastic Association went into executive session at Monday afternoon’s board meeting to discuss the financial questions brought about recently by the Arizona Football Coaches Association.
Chief Operating Officer Chuck Schmidt said the board members …

Wrestling Sectionals schedule

January 30, 2013 – 11:59 am

Postseason isn’t just for boys/girls soccer this week.  Wrestlers are gearing up as this weekend’s sectional tournament, meaning they’re a week away from next week’s state tournaments at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.
Sectionals are …

Leftovers from Tuesday AIA meeting

January 23, 2013 – 1:46 pm

The Arizona Interscholastic held its monthly executive board meeting Tuesday. We touched on a reduction in the radius of the transfer rule and the forfeit issue, but here are some other nuggets of information:
* Members …

East Valley schools/sports appealing sections

January 11, 2013 – 12:42 pm

With the deadline to appeal sectional placements for the 2013-2015 scheduling block having passed on Thursday, here’s the final list of East Valley schools appealing their sections in any given sport.
A total of 126 teams …

AZFCA responds to January All-Star game controversy

December 17, 2012 – 2:26 pm

The recent jawings between the Arizona Football Coaches Association and Arizona Interscholastic Association regarding the Jan. 21 All-Star game between some of the top Arizona vs. Southern California players recently caught the attention of the …

AIA, Fox Sports Arizona reach 2-year TV deal

November 19, 2012 – 9:48 pm

The Arizona Interscholastic Association and Fox Sports Arizona announced a two-year deal to broadcast state championship games for multiple sports across multiple divisions, according to a press release.
Beginning this winter, the TV network will also …

AIA committees showing good grasp early on appeals

November 6, 2012 – 6:12 pm

The Arizona Interscholastic Association was inundated with appeals for the next two-year classification block, which isn’t a surprise since teams are allowed to petition down.
It could be a lengthy process sorting everything out, but judging …

Div. I title game time moved as Fox Sports AZ will broadcast

November 6, 2012 – 12:34 pm

We wondered if anyone would broadcast the football state championship games, and it appeared no one would.
That appears to have changed.
Fox Sports Arizona will televise the Div. I championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium, …

EV schools/sports submitted appeals

November 1, 2012 – 6:03 pm

There were nearly 500 appeals among member schools and sports submitted to the AIA in the past 10 days.
This hoard of requests comes on the heels of the Executive Board passing a bylaw last month …