UIL permits on-line streaming for highschool soccer matches this season
WACO, Texas (KWTX) – On Tuesday, the UIL Legislative Council voted to allow Texas high school football games to be streamed online.
This followed a season when the UIL allowed high school football matches to be broadcast on live television and online due to the Covid-19 pandemic and limited capacity in stadiums across the state.
According to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, the measure voted by the Political Committee was passed by the final Legislative Council by a clear majority – but not unanimously.
The following change request was approved:
“… would enable the UIL member schools to broadcast a regular season football match live on a Friday evening. A recent survey of UIL member schools found that an overwhelming majority were in favor of allowing football matches to be broadcast live on the internet on Friday nights. This change will allow better public access to these games, especially for people who would otherwise not be able to attend the event in person. This removed limitation only applies to webcasts streamed over the Internet and in accordance with UIL broadcast guidelines. Other live broadcasts, including over-the-air television broadcasts, are still prohibited under this rule. “
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