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June 26, 2017

Texas officials considering harsher penalties for fights

There were 16 fights on Texas high school basketball courts last year, according to the Dallas Morning News, and state referees want to do something about it. The newspaper reports that the Texas High School Basketball Officials Association intend...


June 22, 2017

Texas considers allowing HS coaches to lead 7-on-7 teams

Texas' University Interscholastic League (UIL) will examine a system that would allow high school football coaches to lead 7-on-7 teams during the offseason. UIL Executive Director Charles Breithaupt told The Dallas Morning News there is "great ...


April 12, 2017

Texas could allow home-schooled students to play HS sports

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow the state's home-schooled students to play sports at their area high schools. Thirty-one states currently allow some type of athletic participation for home-schooled students, but none as big ...


October 27, 2016

Texas votes against sanctioning lacrosse, water polo

Texas' athletic association has rejected proposals to sanction new sports, including lacrosse, water polo and gymnastics. [caption id="attachment_16965" align="alignright" width="281"] Photo: Marie-Lan Nguyen[/caption] The University Interscho...


September 30, 2016

Texas creates program to teach athletes about domestic violence

The Texas coaches association has created a voluntary program designed to teach student-athletes about domestic violence and sexual assault. The three-part video series, titled "Starting the Conversation," focuses on communication between young me...


June 15, 2016

Florida, Texas move to track concussions in schools

Beginning this fall, Florida and Texas will be taking a closer look at concussions in all high school sports. Both states recently approved measures to collect data from schools regarding the number of concussions in each sport. The mandates are ...


June 14, 2016

Texas considers shot clock for high school basketball

Texas could be the next state to implement a shot clock in high school basketball, and the possible change has received a mixed reaction from coaches, athletic directors and athletes. [caption id="attachment_16058" align="alignright" width="238"] ...


March 30, 2016

Texas baseball coaches association to propose pitch count

The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association (THSBCA) next month will propose a pitch limit to help prevent arm injuries in young athletes, The Dallas Morning News is reporting. [caption id="attachment_15702" align="alignright" width="280"] ...