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April 13, 2007

Enough said

MySA.com: Metro | State:

The classification system that long has arranged Texas high school football programs by enrollment size for the purpose of competitive parity may be on the verge of its most radical alteration ever.

University Interscholastic League athletic director Dr. Charles Breithaupt said his organization’s legislative council will be presented in June with a formal proposal that would carve all UIL classifications into two divisions for football competition only.

The proposal, Breithaupt said, would achieve an even higher degree of competitive balance by grouping more school of similar size together.

Frontpage, above the fold news for the San Antonio Express News.

2 Comments »

  1. This is Texas HS football. Where else would it be?

    Comment by frecklescassie — April 13, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

  2. Silly me.

    Just out of curiosity I’ve been trying to figure out how much money is spent in football in high schools going through TEA data. I haven’t had much luck so far. You can find out the percentage of money spent on athletics at the district level but it doesn’t show up at the campus level. And you can find out program spending for athletics, gifted and talented, and other programs but for some reason, they don’t list the number of students participating in athletics although they do for the other programs.

    I can already hear it, “well it’s hard to isolate specific funding since coaches also teach and the track team does use the football stadium…” But for some reason, they are always able to list the number of athletic scholarships the players have received and how much money is brought in by ticket sales.

    Comment by texased — April 17, 2007 @ 9:38 am


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