KHSAA’s Tackett hopeful for fall sports

Kentucky High School Athletics Association commissioner Julian Tackett says he doesn’t think fall sports will start on time. In an interview with the Courier Journal which is out this morning, he is hopeful there will be some sports in the fall. Football practice is slated to begin July 11th, with golf, cross country, soccer and volleyball among others beginning July 15th.

Tackett also stated cancellation of the Sweet 16 basketball tournaments cost the KHSAA about $1.5 million in revenues– $1.1 million from the boys tournament and $400,000 from the girls tournament. Due to the loss of those revenues, the KHSAA has suspended the work of six part-time employees. Tackett added salaries for the KHSAA’s 13 full-time employees haven’t been affected.

However, if fall sports are affected and the football championships are cancelled, the KHSAA would lose $200-thousand. Tackett says at that point “some really tough calls would have to be made.”