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IHSA: Illinois Teams Won't Have to Replace Illegal Uniforms
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois High School Association says it won't force schools with basketball uniforms that don't conform to state rules to spend thousands of dollars replacing them.

Coaches and schools have complained recently about an IHSA crackdown on uniforms that break the rules covering things such as the placement of names and numbers.

Replacing uniforms can cost several thousand dollars per team. Violating the rules results in teams being assessed technical fouls at the start of games.

IHSA spokesman Kurt Gibson says about 48 teams are wearing uniforms that break the rules.

The IHSA says that it understands school finances are too tight in many places to buy uniforms. Schools will be able to apply for waivers.

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