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texas

April 23, 2021

Longhorn Band Required to Play ‘Eyes of Texas’ in 2021

During the past two semesters, students have worked closely with university leadership to identify areas of opportunity for the Longhorn Band to continue to grow, evolve and change in order to restore its historical glory. Prompted in part by conc...


wisconsin
December 4, 2020

Texas Football Player Tackles Referee

A Texas high school football player tackled an official from behind following his ejection from the game, according to viral videos shared from social media Thursday night. The player in question, Emmanuel Duron, a defensive lineman from Edinburg ...


texas
May 1, 2020

Texas A&M, Texas Tech planning for fall sports season

Public universities in the state of Texas announced they will plan to reopen campuses, in addition to sports, this fall on Thursday, April 30. According to a story published in the Texas Tribune, the Texas A&M University system — consisting ...


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'...


wisconsin
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...


football instant replay
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...


basketball referees
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...