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UIL officials nix basketball shot clock, keep 6A football plan
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.
Katy ISD football stadium price tag rises again
Katy ISD football stadium price tag rises again
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'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.
Will population growth catch up to Celina football?
Will population growth catch up to Celina football?
It's the natural progression of things. Jobs are being created in Texas. People are moving to Texas cities. Those cities are having to build more schools to accommodate the population growth.
Pitch counts likely coming soon to high school baseball nationwide
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?
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
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
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.
Keller wins third softball state title behind senior MVP's shutout
Keller wins third softball state title behind senior MVP's shutout
On Friday in the state semifinals, Keller scored three runs in the first inning before Humble Atascocita came back to force extra innings.
How three Texas communities with $60-plus million stadiums compare
How three Texas communities with $60-plus million stadiums compare
Much has been made of the newest addition to the Texas high school football mega-stadium family, McKinney ISD Stadium.
Sports Analytics 101: An intro to advanced stats
Sports Analytics 101: An intro to advanced stats
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?
Waxahachie stadium to get $500,000 digital scoreboard for 2016 season
Waxahachie stadium to get $500,000 digital scoreboard for 2016 season
The Waxahachie Independent School District has approved a new $500,000 digital scoreboard for the school's football stadium, according to the Waxahachie Daily Light.
Flashback: The story of the most dominant team in Texas high school football history
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
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...
How robots, video analysis and new apps are revolutionizing high school baseball, softball
How robots, video analysis and new apps are revolutionizing high school baseball, softball
A robotic machine runs infield and outfield practices. Major league stars help hitters perfect their swing, but not in-person.
Voters approve nation's most expensive high school football stadium
Voters approve nation's most expensive high school football stadium
Voters in McKinney approved a $220 million bond package that includes a new football stadium and events center that will be among the most expensive in the nation.
The age of single-sport athletes endures despite detractors' suspicions
The age of single-sport athletes endures despite detractors' suspicions
Harrison Heffley played nearly every sport that caught his interest during junior high and high school, from his dominant trade of baseball to basketball, football and even golf.
UIL, Texas schools trying to find way to distribute TV revenue
UIL, Texas schools trying to find way to distribute TV revenue
In April 2014, representatives from some of the state's most successful districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area filed into an office at the Fox Sports Southwest main office in Las Colinas.
Signs point to UIL football finals returning to AT&T, but no deal yet
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...
UIL required to adopt pitch count for upcoming baseball season
UIL required to adopt pitch count for upcoming baseball season
The National Federation of State High School Associations - which the University Interscholastic League is a member of - announced a number of changes to its baseball rules.
See how much bigger high school football players have gotten over the years
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.
High school coaches gear up for new season
High school coaches gear up for new season
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...
The latest technology trend in sports was on display at high school spring practices
The latest technology trend in sports was on display at high school spring practices
Spring practices have wrapped in the Dallas area but not without many area schools getting a lot of reps for their new flying, robotic teammate.
Texas high school football player drowns in lake
Texas high school football player drowns in lake
A Little Elm High School football player drowned while trying to swim across a cove at Lake Lewisville, police say.
Data: Highest paid high school football coaches in Houston
Data: Highest paid high school football coaches in Houston
The 2016 Texas high school football season begins in a little more than a month.