Three Words That Can Doom a Texas HS Student’s Varsity Dreams
The appeal hearing before the University Interscholastic League’s state executive committee last October—in testimony at times emotional, contradictory, and contentious—was wrapping up late. The committee, which decides eligibility appeals for the roughly 826,000 Texas high-school athletes participating under the UIL’s umbrella, had scheduled 45 minutes, but this Zoom call had gone on for almost an hour. Three weeks earlier, Hughes Springs High School had challenged the eligibility of football player Trayvon Kennedy’s move from its campus in northeast Texas to Daingerfield High, about six miles away in another UIL district. In response, the district executive committee for Daingerfield ruled that Kennedy had transferred for athletic purposes and, in accordance with UIL rules, would be barred from playing varsity sports for a period of one year.…View Original Post
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