Lights, Camera, Action: UIL permits live Friday night football broadcasts

McALLEN — The University Interscholastic League, the governing body for the majority of public high school athletics throughout the state, has decided to greenlight...

No fall sports at UTRGV after Western Athletic Conference suspends fall sports

EDINBURG — Another domino fell Thursday morning as the Western Athletic Conference, home to the UTRGV Vaqueros, announced the suspension of fall sports, becoming...

District 31-6A reveals zones, protected rivalries for high school football season

EDINBURG — Athletic coordinators and coaches from Edinburg, La Joya, Mission, Pharr and San Juan have begun revealing scheduling changes for this upcoming season,...

AP Source: Astros coach faces 20-game suspension, Laureano 6

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón faces a 20-game suspension and a fine for his...

Big Ten Conference cancels fall football season

The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to...

Ben Bolt becomes first HS in Texas to cancel football season

A major domino fell Monday as the first high school in Texas canceled its 2020-21 football and volleyball seasons. Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco, a Class 2A...

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's...

Football underway for small schools in Texas, but not in the RGV

High school football is officially back in Texas, at least partially. This marks the first week Class 1A-4A football programs across the state are allowed,...

East Valley 4A football coaches deal with UIL decisions

LYFORD — The University Interscholastic League decided not to delay the football calendar for Classes 1A through 4A on July 21, and 4A coaches...

Uncertainty remains for East Valley 6A football programs

LYFORD — The University Interscholastic League granted Class 6A and 5A athletic programs something very valuable when it pushed back the fall calendar one...

Nationals catcher, former Sharyland star Barrera popped with PED suspension

Editor's Note: This story was edited to reflect that Barrera played three season at the University of Texas, not four. McALLEN — Washington Nationals catcher...

UIL announcement raises more questions for RGV football teams

The University Interscholastic League’s (UIL) Tuesday morning announcement regarding the modified start of the 2020-21 athletic year provided clarity for some schools in Texas. But...

UIL pushes back start of athletics for 5A, 6A schools in Texas

The University Interscholastic League (UIL), the state’s governing body for athletics in public schools, released a modified plan for the start of the 2020-21...

TAPPS delays start of fall sports

The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) announced Friday morning it is pushing back the start of fall sports until at least...

Los Fresnos’ Rocha signs with Central Methodist

Even with a Los Fresnos mask covering much of his face, Andderson Rocha’s ear-to-ear smile was undeniable as the Falcons midfielder celebrated a big...

Cowboys Prescott will officially play under franchise tag for $31.4M

By Clarence E. Hill Jr. Fort Worth Star-Telegram It's now official. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will play the 2020 season on the franchise tag, worth...

Cameron County health order delays fall sports

HARLINGEN — The Cameron County Health Authority and Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. issued a joint order Tuesday mandating that “extracurricular sports and...

UIL updates COVID-19 guidelines for summer, 2020-21

McALLEN — The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of a majority of Texas high school athletics, updated its COVID-19 guidelines and policies with...

UIL updates eligibility requirements

McALLEN — The University Interscholastic League announced another set of changes Friday for the 2020-21 school year specifically relating to student-athlete eligibility requirements for...

Local coaches, school officials talk COVID-19 challenges

McALLEN — As the Rio Grande Valley’s COVID-19 saga intensifies, school district officials and coaches throughout the region are continuing extensive discussions focused on...

RGV schools discuss COVID policies, path forward for high school athletics

McALLEN — Despite mostly working out of home offices, school administrators and coaches throughout the Rio Grande Valley have been busier than ever before...

Watney bored in isolation, nervous about how he got virus

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Monday marked the 10th day of self-isolation for Nick Watney, the minimum required for PGA Tour players who test...

Senior class ready to lead Lady Greyhounds softball

HARLINGEN — Playing varsity softball for San Benito high school is a privilege, and the girls in the program don’t take it lightly. The Lady...

Senior class ready to lead Lady Greyhounds softball

HARLINGEN — Playing varsity softball for San Benito high school is a privilege, and the girls in the program don’t take it lightly. The Lady...

Battle for Texas 7-on-7 Tournament canceled

McALLEN — “The Battle for Texas,” an annual state-wide 7-on-7 high school football tournament, has been canceled according to the event organizers. The Battle for...

New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon, the world's largest marathon, was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organizers and...

Jubilee’s Escamilla to play at next level

Brownsville Jubilee took UIL athletics by storm in the 2019-2020 school year, and Osiel Escamilla played a big role in that success. Escamilla was the...

Dallas Cowboys officially sign Dak Prescott

By STEPHEN HAWKINS The Associated Press Dak Prescott plans to be at training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, if and when it starts, on the richest...

High schools push ahead for fall football amid pandemic

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — High schools across the country are trying to figure out how and when students might...

UIL considers lifting ban on live Friday night football broadcasts

University Interscholastic League executive director Dr. Charles Breithaupt announced he was considering lifting the organization’s ban on live, Friday night high school football broadcasts...