Trying to solve the issue of Non-Public vs. Public continues in New Jersey

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by Jeff Fisher

NJSIAA is reporting that the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association’s public/non-public committee met for several hours Tuesday to try to develop a plan or plans to solve the issues nagging both sides in the public versus private debate, especially in football.

As we’ve reported in the past, there’s a growing number of public schools in the Big North Conference that are refusing to play the powerful non-public schools in the 41-team conference — translation, they’d forfeit, rather than play the games.  Right now, the situation is so bad that some schools, like Bergen Catholic, haven’t announced their 2015 schedules because of the issues that the NJSIAA committee is hoping to solve.

According to the story, Tuesday’s meeting resulted in a couple of “frameworks” for a new football alignment.  The story states that the committee will meet again on March 10th in hopes of agreeing on a formal proposal that the NJSIAA’s executive committee can consider at its April 1st meeting.




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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.