MADISON — An Assembly committee
is slated to vote Wednesday on a bill that would subject
Wisconsin's high school athletics association to open records and
The bill from Marinette Republican
Rep. John Nygren follows an outcry over an email the Wisconsin
Interscholastic Athletics Association sent in December requesting
school administrators intervene at common negative fan chants like
"scoreboard" and "air ball." The story gained
national attention after a high school basketball player was
suspended for criticizing the WIAA's stance on Twitter using
Nygren said Wednesday that debacle
could have been avoided if people had more insight into rules'
WIAA Executive Director Dave
Anderson called the legislation a knee-jerk response to a social
media storm and emphasized that the association is a private
nonprofit and receives no public funding.