[1/11/2017] 89th Spring Koshien Steering Committee Meeting

A steering committee meeting for the 89th Spring Koshien was held in Osaka earlier today. Among things that were discussed/decided/confirmed:

  • Gen Hoshino’s Koi will be this year’s opening procession song.
  • There are 128 candidate schools for the tournament (119 regular, nine twenty-five century).
  • The list of participating schools (twenty-nine regular, three twenty-first century) will be unveiled on January 27 (Fri).
  • Brackets selections will start at 9:00am on March 10 (Fri).
  • Female managers (assistants) will be allowed to participate in practices if they abide by certain rules. Specifics still need to be worked out, but will likely include things like wearing a helmet and being limited to areas covered by artificial turf.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/11/2017, Sanspo 1/11/2017, Tokyo Sports 1/11/2017, Mainichi 1/11/2017

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