UIL officials nix basketball shot clock, keep 6A football plan
The UIL Legislative Council considered a 35-second shot clock for basketball, home-field advantage in first-round football playoff games at the Class 5A level, and a defined double-elimination format for the 6A and 5A baseball tournaments.
The construction cost for the Katy Independent School District's second football stadium has risen again, meaning the project will cost about $4.5 million more than the $58 million that voters approved for it in 2014.
Southlake Carroll's Brown breaks 29-year-old state record
Southlake Carroll junior Reed Brown broke a 29-year-old state record Friday, winning the Class 6 A 3,200 meters in 8 minutes, 50.43 seconds at the UIL State Track and Field Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas.
Pitch counts likely coming soon to high school baseball nationwide
The Bert Blylevens of the world better prepare themselves. Pitch counts are coming to high school baseball, regardless of how much they moan and groan about those nerds that look at numbers and science.
Will Texas go to split football divisions in 6A and 5A?
More important votes will certainly be cast in November, but an admittedly unscientific poll conducted at the Texas High School Coaches Association state convention favors splitting UIL Class 6A and 5A into Division I and II football districts.
A timeline of the high school football stadium arms race
On Saturday, McKinney residents voted on a bond that includes the construction of a $50.3 million district-wide stadium/event center. McKinney joins a growing list of other Dallas-area school districts building mammoth stadiums (and in this case, stad...
Millerman foresaw Moser as architect of Abilene football dynasty
Jim Millerman was good at everything, whether it was running an insurance agency or with a football or baton in his grip, but maybe the best thing he ever did, at least for Abilene High, was a vote in the spring of 1953.
Moneyball. Sabermetrics. Analytics. If you're a sports fan, chances are you've noticed these terms being used more and more frequently, but what do they mean? Where did they come from? Most importantly, why should YOU care?
Flashback: The story of the most dominant team in Texas high school football history
No one could remember hearing any boos until the final seconds of the final game. It would be the closest Big Sandy High School would come to losing in 1975. A 28-2 thumping of Groom in the Class B championship on a chilly December afternoon in Jacksbo...
Coach smarter with an assist from advanced reports
The use of statistics has exploded over the past couple of seasons. Moneyball has reached the hardwood. With Hudl's advanced statistics and reports, high school basketball coaches can now level up with resources previously only available to college and...
Signs point to UIL football finals returning to AT&T, but no deal yet
Signs point toward the 2016 UIL state football championships returning to to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, but officials said no final decision has been made. UIL deputy director Jamey Harrison told multiple news outlets Saturday that "I can assure you th...
See how much bigger high school football players have gotten over the years
In 1987, Plano became the first school to win back-to-back football titles in Class 5A. The Wildcats had a strong defense and crafty quarterback Steve Needham, but their offensive line was probably the biggest star.
When you are a coach or sportswriter, the surest sign that the new school year is around the corner is the annual Texas High School Coaches Association Convention. The year's version - the 84th edition - was held in San Antonio. Thousands of coaches fr...