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January 22, 2019

Texas bill would require heart screenings for HS athletes

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require the state's high school students to undergo a heart screening before participating in sports. Under State Rep. Dan Huberty's bill, "cardiac assessments" would be required before the athlete'...


July 24, 2018

Texas referees say verbal abuse is forcing them from profession

A survey found that 80 percent of Texas high school football referees who left the profession in 2017 did so because of the constant verbal abuse that's thrown their way. The survey, released earlier this month, was conducted by the Texas Associat...


June 19, 2018

Texas strengthens rules to address ejections in HS sports

The governing body for Texas high school sports has approved new measures to address the rise in players who are ejected from games. According to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, more than 1,600 players were ejected in University Interscholastic Leagu...


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April 25, 2018

Texas adds instant replay to state football championships

Texas will begin using instant replay during the high school football state championships beginning with the 2018 season. The University Interscholastic League (UIL) plays football by NCAA rules, and each year the UIL reviews exceptions to NCAA fo...


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October 20, 2017

Texas increases pay for high school referees

Texas' athletic association is increasing pay for high school sports referees, an effort to combat the sharp decline in those interesting in officiating games. According to the San Antonio Express-News, the University Interscholastic League's (UIL...


October 16, 2017

Texas could experiment with shot clock in high school basketball

Texas doesn't plan to mandate the use of a shot clock in high school basketball anytime soon, but it could allow its biggest schools to experiment with it in some capacity. During a legislative council meeting over the weekend, University Intersch...


football instant replay
July 25, 2017

Texas discusses instant replay in high school football

The governing body for high school sports in Texas might consider adding instant replay for football in the coming years. [caption id="attachment_16017" align="alignright" width="273"] Photo: Brian Cantoni[/caption] According to the Houston Chr...


July 12, 2017

Texas facing ‘crisis-level’ shortage of high school football referees

Texas, a state known for the competitive environment of high school football, is facing a serious shortage of officials just months before the 2017 season is scheduled to kick off. [caption id="attachment_17466" align="alignright" width="282"] Pho...