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WIAA board turns-back bare chest ban proposal

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There will not be a statewide ban on bare-chested fans at indoor high school sporting events.

The WIAA's Board of Control voted Thursday to overturn a measure from its Sportsmanship Committee that would have prevented bare-chested fans from basketball and other indoor contests - tournaments included.

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The committee said the attention should be on the athletes, not the fans and the paint they wear with their team colors causes clean-up problems.

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