On Monday, Mar 30, the University Intercollegiate League (UIL) issued a press release stating that the previous May 4 deadline to begin all UIL contests and competitions would now be extended to a date to be determined in accordance with the decision to keep schools temporarily closed until May 4.


On Fri Apr 3, the UIL issued an updated statement notifying member schools and programs that it continues to monitor for new information concerning school closures and suspension of athletic play.


Recently, the UIL announced that refunds for the Boys State Basketball Championship Tournament would be issued after a decision to cancel the rest of the tournament.


Governor Greg Abbott issued the Executive Order mandating all schools stay closed through the May 4 deadline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in turn causing the UIL to further modify the previously announced timeline.


"These modifications are based on schools returning operations. As that date 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," the statement read.


The amended suspension affects all practices and workouts as well. According to the statement, all in-person practices, rehearsals and workouts will remain suspended until further notice but remote instruction will remain in place. Currently, coaches and athletes have been communicating through alternative means such as online instruction, text messaging and social media in accordance to UIL allowance of remote coaching.