UIL extends suspension to May 4

Falling in line with state-mandated orders, leaders of Texas high school athletic, music and academic competition pushed back a possible restart date for activities.

On April 3, University Interscholastic League (UIL) officials announced they were modifying any possible return to play to follow an executive order issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott late last month.

In that order, Abbott closed all state schools through at least May 4 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Previously, the UIL tabbed March 30 as a possible return date. “As that date (May 4) approaches, UIL will monitor all available information and provide member schools with more specific guidance on district and post-season date adjustments related to this new extension,” per a statement from UIL officials.

All in-person practices, rehearsals and workouts remain suspended until further notice, per the release. However, UIL officials remained “committed” to provide a reasonable acclimatization period for rehearsals and practices to occur prior to resuming contests and games.

Currently, boys basketball, boys and girls soccer, track and field, softball and baseball have not completed their seasons.

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