Here are the highlights of the recent meeting of the Nebraska State Activities Association Board of Directors on Nov. 9.

• The Consent Agenda was approved as presented at the meeting. For a complete list of items on the consent agenda, including approval of new cooperative sponsorships and renewals of existing agreements.

• The NSAA Board of Directors, by an 8-0 vote, will be permitting football schools that opt down in classification in year one of the classification cycle and are therefore ineligible for the playoffs to be eligible for the playoffs in year 2 of the cycle if their enrollment number in year 2 drops within the enrollment range of the class to which they opted down.

• The NSAA Board approved unanimously to not award bonus points in the wildcard system for schools that opt down in football.

• The board discussed the number of medals provided to schools at the NSAA Football Championship Finals. It was then moved and passed on an 8-0 vote that the NSAA Will provide medals for a designated number of football players in each class. Schools with regular season travel squads in excess of that designated number will be permitted on the sideline, but schools will be responsible for their admission.

• The NSAA Board discussed regulations on the makeup of the NSAA Board of Directors.

• The NSAA board also adopted an updated equity investment range of 20 percent.

• The 2018 Baseball pitch counts were approved by an 8-0 vote. 

• The 2018-19 NED enrollment numbers for classification purposes were presented to the NSAA Board of Directors and approved on an 8-0 vote. Full 3-grade enrollment and gender counts are available on this page, under “Enrollment Numbers”.

• Dr. Tenopir reported on the latest meeting of the Dual Wrestling Championships Committee. The committee’s proposal was submitted via the NSAA Legislative process and passed in Districts 1, 2, 4 and 6. 

Cooperative sponsorships approved, renewed

Here are cooperative sponsorships approved at the recent NSAA meeting:

Logan View and Scribner-Snyder for football and volleyball, renewal for softball.

Exeter-Milligan and Friend for football.

High Plains Community and Osceola High Schools for football.

Leyton and Banner County for football.

Elgin and Pope John's for football, volleyball, wrestling, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys track, girls track and boys golf.

Bancroft-Rosalie and Lyons-Decatur Northeast for football, volleyball, boys cross country, girls cross country, wrestling, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys track, girls track and boys golf.

David City, East Butler and Shelby-Rising City for softball.

Sargent and Loup County for football.

Clarkson and Leigh for football, volleyball, girls golf, wrestling, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys track, girls track, boys golf, vocal music and instrumental music.

Loup City and Arcadia for football, volleyball, boys cross country, girls cross country, girls golf, wrestling, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys track girls track and boys golf.

Maywood and Hayes Center for football, volleyball, boys cross country, girls cross country, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys track, girls track and boys golf.

Veridgre and Niobrara for football, volleyball, boys cross country, girls cross country, wrestling, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys track, girls track and boys golf.

Omaha Concordia and Omaha Street  for football.

Bruning-Davenport and Shickley  for football, volleyball, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys track and girls track.

Thedford and Sandhills for football, volleyball, boys cross country, girls cross country, wrestling, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys track, girls track and boys golf.

Boone Central and Newman Grove for football, volleyball, boys cross country, girls cross country, softball, wrestling, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys track and girls track.

Humphrey and Lindsay Holy Family for football.

Southern Valley and Alma  for softball.

Bloomfield and Wausa High Schools for boys cross country and girls cross country.

Douglas County West and Omaha Concordia High Schools for softball.

The next meeting of the NSAA Board of Directors will be held Dec. 6 in Norfolk.

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