LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The University Interscholastic League has approved a regular 10-game season over 11 weeks for Football and all Fall sports to begin with a staggered start.
1A through 4A will begin their seasons in August, while 5A and 6A will be delayed a month and begin in September.
The UIL released a press release on their website stating the University Interscholastic League is presenting modifications to the 2020-2021 UIL calendar and updated COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines, set to take effect August 1, 2020.
The modifications to the 2020-2021 calendar differ by activity and conference and can be found on the UIL website and in the chart below. These adjustments reflect the public health situation at this time and the varying numbers of COVID-19 cases across different geographic areas of the state.
This plan provides a delay for schools in highly-populated metro areas, primarily conferences 5A-6A, given the challenges with COVID-19 those communities are facing, while providing schools in other areas, primarily 1A-4A, an opportunity to start seasons on schedule. Acknowledging the situation is not always clear-cut and that COVID-19 affects every community differently, the plan also allows for local flexibility and encourages districts to plan for possible interruptions in order to complete district seasons.
The UIL also outlined plans for the 2020-21 basketball season, limiting teams to 27 games and no more than four teams allowed to meet for scrimmages.
There will also be no tournaments or showcases, including regional tournaments. You can see a full 2020-21 Basketball calendar at the UIL website, here.