HOUSTON - In the matter of one day, the high school sports world has come to a screeching halt.
On Friday morning, the Southwest Preparatory Conference and TAPPS - both private school leagues - announced the cancellation of all sporting events until April 13. On Friday afternoon, the University Interscholastic League, which oversees all public school academic and athletic events in Texas, announced its plans to suspend all UIL competition through March 29.
"We are urging our member schools and their communities to stay vigilant and take every possible precaution to remain safe and healthy," said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt in a press release. "We understand there is a lot of uncertainty during this unprecedented time. Please know UIL leadership is working diligently to adjust to this rapidly evolving situation and will share updates as soon as possible."
According to the UIL press release, rehearsals and practices may be held "at the discretion of the local school district".
To keep up-to-date with latest on a rapidly evolving situation continue to check the UIL website and social media accounts for further updates.
HOUSTON - The morning after the NBA suspended its season and the NCAA announced attendance restrictions for the Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, the University Interscholastic League has made their decision.
In a statement to the media on Thursday, the UIL announced attendance restrictions for the 2020 UIL Boys Basketball State Tournament, which is set to start today in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Tickets that have been pre-purchased for the state semifinal games for today and Friday will be honored but no additional tickets will be sold on-site at the box office. Additionally, for the winning teams, there will be an allotment of 500 tickets sold on-site immediately following the semifinal game for Saturday's state championship games.