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MPSSAA Will Conduct Basketball Finals in Closed Gyms

March 11th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Statement Regarding MPSSAA Basketball State Championships

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Boys and Girls State Basketball
Championships are scheduled to be played on Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Saturday, March 14, 2020 with the
following modifications. Please see the information below as it relates to these contests.

State Championship Sites

The MPSSAA, Towson University, and the University of Maryland have been working collaboratively
regarding any changes to the state basketball championships.

Unfortunately, recent developments have forced
all entities to determine the events will be held in a closed gym format, but will remain at Towson University
and the University of Maryland.

Those Eligible to Attend

The state basketball championships will be a closed gym at the venues listed above in which only the following
individuals will be allowed into the contest.

• Essential Tournament staffing

• Participating teams limited to the official party of 21 as detailed on page 8 of the MPSSAA Winter

Bulletin

• Certified Athletic Trainer of participating teams

• Officials

• Parents or legal guardians of participating players and significant other of coaching staff

• Superintendent or Superintendent designee for Athletics

• School Principal

• School Athletic Director

Ticket Refunds

All online ticket sales already purchased for the Boys and Girls Basketball State Championships will be voided
and fully refunded.

ORGANIZED 1946

MEMBER OF THE
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
STATE HIGH SCHOOL
ASSOCIATIONS

TELEPHONE: (410) 767-0376
FAX: (410) 333-3111

R. ANDREW WARNER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

www.mpssaa.org

Parents and Legal Guardian Tickets
School athletic directors will be contacted to provide a list of parents/legal guardians and instructions for those
individuals to obtain tickets to the event.

Online Streaming

The MPSSAA is working to set up an online streaming service of all games. Please check back for a link to
watch the contests.

Media
Members of the media will not be eligible to attend and will be provided a link to watch the contests online.

Members of the media who have registered online for media credentials will be provided a conference call
number for a post-game press conference with coaches and selective student-athletes.

Teams

Pre-game and post-game handshakes may be replaced with fist bumps, forearm bumps, elbow bumps, or
coaches may collectively agree upon a form of acknowledgement of both schools.

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