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UIL Procedures for Hurricane Ike

Media Contact: Kim Rogers
Phone: 512-471-5883
Fax: 512-471-6589
Email:

Date: Sep 09, 2008
Category: Athletics


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX— The following is a statement issued by the UIL regarding the procedures for UIL activities affected by Hurricane Ike:

With the approach of Hurricane Ike, the University Interscholastic League has received many inquiries regarding schedules for UIL activities, specifically volleyball and football.

 

Volleyball

For schools in areas impacted by evacuation relating to Hurricane Ike, the UIL and the Texas Education Agency will allow an exception to the school week limit in volleyball for varsity district matches only. As such, varsity district matches may be played as an exception to the school week limit this week, prior to cancellation, rather than after.

This means schools that play volleyball matches Tuesday (today), will be allowed an exception to play a varsity district volleyball match Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

This exception does not apply to any non-district matches, or to any sub-varsity or junior high matches.

If there is no school on Friday, any matches would be allowed on Thursday after school and no exception would be needed.

 

Football

For varsity football games impacted by evacuation resulting from Hurricane Ike, UIL will offer an exception to the five-day rule between games for varsity games only.

For a varsity football game impacted by evacuation in relation to Hurricane Ike, the varsity game could be played with as little as four days between contests, rather than five.

This exception does not apply to any sub-varsity or junior high games.

It is expected that exceptions to both the school week limitation and the calendar week limitation will be extended after the hurricane has passed. The extent of those exceptions will be determined and communicated once the impact of the storm is assessed.

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