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UIL bans practices

Posted: 4:11 PM, Mar 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-16 19:42:26-04
The UIL has banned practices

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Schools across the state are doing what they can to control the spread of the coronavirus.

The UIL suspended all athletic and scholastic competition until at least March 29.

And today, they added more guidelines, adding practices and workouts outside the school day to the list of unapproved school activities.

The UIL has banned open gyms, open facilities and open weight rooms. All athletic facilities will remain closed until further notice for both non-school and school activities.

“I would think in looking at everything they need, maybe there are some discrepancies that some schools have practice, some don't so they are able to be consistent with the guidelines with no games,” Corpus Christi ISD athletic director Brenda Marshall said.

Under the previous ruling, the UIL allowed practices to continue. Many area schools were giving teams the option to conduct outdoor practices, but that is no longer available.

The UIL also noted the potential time crunch this ruling could place on spring football practice for many schools across the state. In case spring football in canceled altogether, football workouts would resume on Aug. 3 and teams would be able to add an additional scrimmage.