Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cookeville Makes Bid For Basketball Playoffs

They already have the state football championship. Now, the city of Cookeville -- in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce -- is going after the state high school basketball championships. The Board of Control for the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, or TSSAA, is meeting on Thursday to consider the Division I State Basketball Championships Bid Process and to receive an update on what's happened so far. The TSSAA says that the cities of Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Cookeville have all expressed interest in hosting the Championships in 2012 and 2013. Bid packages were sent to each of the interested cities, and staff members will update the Board on the information contained in the package, the selection process, site visits, and the Board Selection Committee meeting.