NSAA Modifications to Boys Basketball Tournament

LINCOLN – The NSAA has issued several modifications to the Boys State Basketball Tournament, which will still tip-off on schedule tomorrow on sites throughout Lincoln. Those modification are:

NO:

  • No general admission to spectators
  • No bands
  • No cheerleaders, dance teams, pep squads
  • No JV teams
  • No awards – these will be rescheduled.
  • No concessions at most facilities. Concessions at Devaney are TBD.
  • No previously purchased ONLINE tickets will be honored. Refunds will be issued.
  • Passes will not be honored, including NCA Gold Card, NSAA Courtesy Passes and Lifetime passes.

YES:

  • Credentialed media & broadcasters will be allowed to attend and broadcast
  • Student managers will be allowed, as long as they’re included in the team’s 20-person pass list
  • Limited immediate family members who must check in with administrators and officials will be allowed to attend.
  • New tickets must be purchased after officials verify attendees are on the list

Immediate family is defined as parents, guardians, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, or anyone living in the household. Those who wish to attend must be on a precompiled list, created by each attending school. School administrators will be at the entrance of each venue to identify and grant entry to those persons on the list.  Those entering the venue will be required to purchase a ticket or may use previously purchased tickets or passes.

The NSAA is working with local media outlets to video stream and/or televise the games.  More information will be posted on the NSAA website as it becomes available. (Rich Ray will be broadcasting the Yutan and Wahoo games on Mix 105.5.)

“This is an unprecedented event,” said Jay Bellar, Executive Director for the NSAA. “The NSAA Board of Directors and staff understand the hardship this has created for our membership, but we felt that our student-athletes should have the opportunity to compete while also complying with the recommendations of our local health and government officials.  We look forward to providing the best possible experience for our member schools, student-athletes and their families.”

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