Of states we've covered here at HS March Madness thus far, Illinois receives my vote for having the most media friendly championship schedule of any state.
In scheduling four championship contests over the two week long event, the state presents writers nationwide an excellent opportunity to thoroughly cover championship games across all four levels.
At no point does it feel like a mad dash to disseminate information and the feeling is quite welcomed.
Additionally, the state provides both web and television feeds, along with post game box scores which seem to be released almost instantaneously.
Media and public relations representatives from state organizations nationwide should copy the blueprint the state of Illinois has laid out should they seek maximum national exposure for their state basketball tournaments.
States whose tournaments take place in one manic weekend across a number of sites are simply missing the boat when it comes to coverage.
And while that type of format may look efficient on paper, I can't help but wonder just how much potential revenue is left on the table at a time when high school athletic programs are struggling to purchase the basic necessities needed to run a program.