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During a routine request for compliance of various models of ARENA swimwear, ARENA became aware of a compliance issue on a sampling, but not all, of specific models. In order to eliminate potential problems, ARENA has taken action to replace suits of the models involved, even though only a portion of the products are impacted.
Suits to withdraw FINA Approval Code
POWERSKIN Carbon-Pro models:
AR220993 – woman full body open back
AR220994 – woman full body closed back
AR141364 – man jammer
The identified construction problem does not impact safety or the overall performance of the athlete to create a competitive advantage. Therefore, the NFHS has taken the position, due to the nature of the defect and not all suits being non-compliant, to allow the models listed above to be used in high school competition.
For informational purposes, the ARENA press release on this matter is attached.
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An incident involving the disqualification of the Columbus High School 4X100 meter relay team at the Region IV Conference 3A regional track meet occurred on April 27, 2013. The UIL was made aware of this issue on May 2 after media reports of the disqualification began airing on May 1. Once becoming aware of the incident, the UIL immediately began investigating the matter thoroughly.
At the Region IV Conference 3A Track & Field regional meet held on Saturday, April 27 at Texas A&M Kingsville, a relay team from Columbus High School was disqualified by local meet officials for an unsporting act at the conclusion of the boys 4 x100 meter relay.
The NCAA has updated its eligibility standards for student athletes entering NCAA Division I colleges and universities on or after August 1, 2016.
2013 NCAA Football Rule Changes and UIL Exceptions to NCAA Football Rules
The 2013 NCAA Football Rule Changes along with the UIL Exceptions to NCAA Football Rules (2013-2014 School Year) have been posted on the Football Rules and Guidelines page. This information may also be accessed via the corresponding links.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and FoxSportsSouthwest.com to Broadcast State Soccer Live
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will provide live television coverage of UIL boys and girls state soccer championships this week from Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, while FOXSportsSouthwest.com will offer live webcasts.
The boys and girls Conference 5A Region 1 soccer regional semifinal and final rounds will be moved from the Scharbauer Sports Complex in Midland to the Birdville ISD Fine Arts and Athletics Complex (FAAC) in North Richland Hills, the University Interscholastic League announced Wednesday.
2013 UIL State Volleyball Tournament Location
The 2013 UIL State Volleyball Tournament will be conducted for the second consecutive year at Garland ISD's Curtis Culwell Center, November 21-23, 2013. If you need additional information or have questions, please contact UIL Assistant Athletic Director Peter Contreras.
The University Interscholastic League and MaxPreps.com have signed an agreement for the next three years. The agreement will enable UIL to present high school sports information on a customized platform.