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News Media Center

Welcome to the IHSA Media Center

The IHSA annually welcomes media from all over the state of Illinois, surrounding states and sometimes from around the country and world for its State Series and State Final events. The IHSA appreciates your coverage and all that you do to convey the great accomplishments of the students and teams across the state.

The IHSA News Media Center is a hub for media information that includes the IHSA Media Policies; applying for credentials and covering state final events; a directory of media outlets covering IHSA member high school sports and activities; broadcast applications and other useful materials.

State Credentials

Apply for State Final credentials:

Single-Event IHSA State Final Credential Application

IHSA Media Listserv

Media members can receive IHSA press releases, media updates, State Final previews/recaps and other breaking IHSA news, by sending an email to with the subject “Join Media Listserv”. Include any additional emails you would like added in the body of the email. The IHSA Facebook and Twitter pages (linked above) are also excellent sources for breaking news and scores.

IHSA Staff Interviews

The IHSA takes pride in making its staff members readily available for interview requests. To request an interview, please contact Matt Troha ( or 309-663-6377) and include your name, media outlet, subject and deadline to help in the facilitation of the most appropriate individual based on your timeline.