The Nebraska School Activities Association adopted at least one change that came from the COVID pandemic, and may approve another in the near future.
At their monthly meeting on Thursday the NSAA gave approval to a four day state volleyball tournament in Lincoln that would have Wednesday through Friday’s action played at Pinnacle Bank Arena, while Saturday’s championships would head to the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The format was initially adopted this past season as a means to safely host first state tournament upon returning to school in the fall.
After a year away, also because of COVID, the state football championships will return to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. This past season the championship games were played at the site of the highest seed.
A decision not finalized was keeping the state track and field championships a four day event at Omaha’s Burke Stadium. Last month the meet was split over four days, with two classes competing on Wednesday and Thursday followed by the other two classes on Friday and Saturday.
Omaha Public Schools came forward with the idea after it received praise and momentum after a successful run.
An item approved that will affect fans wanting to attend postseason events includes raising the cost of admission to all sub-district, district, and state events by a dollar.