CPS sports canceled after IHSA denies waiver

September 9, 2012 10:00:00 PM PDT
All Chicago public school student-athletes will remain on the sideline for the duration of the teachers strike.

That includes football, which began its season two weeks ago.

School officials asked the Illinois High School Association for a waiver that would have allowed student-athletes to continue playing and practicing during the walkout.

The request was denied late Monday.