(AP) - The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Legislative Council has decided against a proposal to give football teams an extra week of practice before their first game.
Under the proposal, practice in pads would have started July 23 next season. Instead, it will begin July 30, with the first games Aug. 17 for most schools.
The vote Wednesday was 5-4. According to The Tennessean newspaper, officials said heat in mid-July was a factor against the proposal.
Information from: The Tennessean.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.