Recent Site News & Updates
University Interscholastic League Joins the NFHS Network
The University Interscholastic League will partner with the NFHS Network to deliver additional post-season coverage of Texas high school sports to fans.
State Marching Band Championships
The 2014 State Marching Band Champioships will be held November 3 & 4 in San Antonio at the Alamodome.
Tickets for the 2014 UIL Football State Championships being played at AT&T Stadium are available for purchase. Tickets may be purchased online through ticketmaster.com.
TTAO Adjudicator Availabilty Survey Results Posted
Data on judge availability gathered over the last week is now posted online. Visit the link.
Change in High School Spelling and Vocabulary Contest
Beginning the 2014-15 school year, the UIL Spelling and Vocabulary contest will have a few changes.
During Part II and III, the pronouncer will define all words, not just the ones from outside of the list. The new instructions to the pronouncer will read:
Up to 20 percent of the words on the tests are "outside words”, words not included in this year's UIL Word Power, and they are noted on the Pronouncer's Copy with an asterisk. Please define not only the outside words, but also all words on the Pronouncer’s List. The part of speech has been provided for each word to assist you, if necessary, in formulating illustrative sentences.
We are also having a change in test writers this year. Linda Berrey will be writing all parts of the test and Marcia Hilsabeck will be serving as the proofreader. We do not anticipate significant changes, but there are always a few differences when we have a change in writers of any test.
Track and Field Championship Format
Explanation of the Track and Field postseason meets.
Complete Theatrical Design Prompt Now Posted
Tickets for the 2015 UIL Girls and Boys Basketball State Championships being played at the San Antonio Alamodome are available for purchase. The Alamodome will host the tournaments for the first time.
An NFHS article on how to avoid Hyponatremia and the dangers of over-hydration.
September 13 - West Texas A&M University, Canyon
Tentative Schedule Updated 9/4/2014
September 27 - Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi
Tentative Schedule Updated 9/24/2014
November 1 - University of Texas at Austin
Tentative Schedule Updated 10/27/2014
November 15 - University of Texas at Arlington
★ They're free! No pre-registration needed!
★ The Conferences begin at 9 a.m. and end by 1:30 p.m.
★ Designed for beginning students, advanced students and academic coordinators and coaches.
★ Lectures and demonstrations will be scheduled for all UIL academic contests, including One-Act Play.
★ Conferences feature lectures and presentations by UIL contest directors, college professors and high school teachers. Sessions will include discussions on contest preparation, demonstrations, performances and contest administration. Students may choose from novice and advanced sessions in some academic areas, as well as small-group sessions in specific UIL activities.