UIL WILL EXTEND DEADLINES FOR GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDS; TAPPS ANNOUNCES NEW SCHEDULE FOR SOCCER, BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
With inclement weather and unsafe travel conditions forcing girls basketball playoff games to be postponed around the state, the UIL said Tuesday night that it will extend the deadlines to complete the girls bi‑district and area rounds and will also extend the deadlines for district certification and early playoff rounds for boys basketball.
The UIL said that until it knows more about when travel conditions will improve across the state, it cannot yet announce the extent of those deadline extensions.
The UIL said it has developed a number of options to address a variety of scenarios. The UIL said that any plan it announces will provide an opportunity for all games to be played and it has no plans to resolve playoff rounds via coin flip, or to have any school forfeit a playoff round due to weather and travel conditions.
“If your school is able to play, please complete rounds as possible,” the UIL said in an email to The Dallas Morning News. “Schools who play games beyond the original certification deadline will see abbreviated schedules to complete subsequent rounds. The safety and well‑being of all participants is a top priority, and we ask schools to make decisions with that in mind, never compromising student safety.”