Liberty Christian Academy in Virginia is suing the VHSL (VA equivalent of the MPSSAA) in federal court for a violation of anti-trust laws by not allowing private schools to join. If this lawsuit succeeds it likely means that the VHSL, MPSSAA and UIL, which are the last three state associations forbidding private schools from being members, will be forced to offer admission to all non-public schools which they had previously banned.
From the article:
LCA filed suit “to force the Virginia High School League to end its illegal group boycott of non-public schools,” according to a news release issued Monday.
The release also states the school “is currently prohibited from competing in the VHSL playoff system and faces a rules scheme designed to prevent public schools from competing with private schools like LCA in athletic events, a scheme which violates antitrust laws.”
...It also claims the school has suffered economic injury from being excluded from the VHSL playoffs in football and basketball.
“This injury includes the fact that LCA and other non-public high schools have received, and will receive, less revenue for the exhibition of their high school football and basketball contests than they would receive in a competitive market,” the lawsuit claims.
The full article can be found here: http://www.newsadvan...1a4bcf6878.html
Liberty Christian Academy is supported financially by Liberty University and will be pursuing this suit with the best lawyers money can buy. This lawsuit has a chance to permanently alter the landscape of high school athletics in Maryland, Virginia and Texas.