Shot Clock Approved For Iowa Boys High School Basketball in 22-23

A shot clock is coming to Iowa High School Boys Basketball for the 2022-23 season. The Iowa High School Athletics Association’s Board of Control unanimously approved the required introduction of a 35-second shot clock for varsity basketball games beginning with the 2022-23 year. The National Federation of High Schools had previously announced the allowance of state associations to use a shot clock and encouraged 35 second to encourage standardization by states. Use of a shot clock for sub varsity games will not be required. There will be no experimental exceptions using a shot clock granted for the upcoming season.

The Iowa Board of Control also approved a recommendation from the track and field advisory committee to move the start date up for track and field for the spring 2022 season. The first practice date will be Monday, February 21st instead of Monday, February 28th. The first competition date will be Monday, March 7th.

Starting in the 2021-22 season, the state meet and state qualifying meets will both team and individual tournaments. Team events will feature baker games, then a bracketed format at the state meet. Individual tournaments will be three games, including a bracket for the top eight individuals at the state meet. Details on host sites, qualifiers, and games will be provided by the IHSAA and IGHSAU before the start of the 2021-22 season.

Bowling classifications for boys and girls have also been changed to move the largest 32 programs by enrollment to Class 3A, the next largest 32 programs to Class 2A, and the remaining teams to Class 1A.