Jayhawk Conference won't raise out-of-state number

By Steve Sell
August 05, 2016

PRATT — Two resolutions that would have had wide-range ramifications at the junior college football level were defeated in a vote of school presidents on Thursday.

A proposal by the Kansas Jayhawk Conference to increase the number of out-of-state players for football from 20 to 30 was defeated unanimously. There were nine schools that abstained in the 10-0 vote.

Another proposal to have unlimited out-of-staters for a two-year trial period also was defeated, but by a 10-8 vote. 

This was good news for Kansas high school football coaches, who emphatically came out against both proposals. Had the proposals been passed, it would have meant less opportunities for Kansas players, who for many years were the backbone of the programs in the days when just 10 or 12 out-of-state players were allowed.