Tired of attending a high school football game where you can’t decipher the numbers on uniforms from the stands? Well, Texas high school football fans will get a break starting in 2017.
The Dallas Morning News‘ Matt Wixon is reporting that starting with the 2017 season, Texas teams will have to adhere to the 2013 NCAA rule regulating uniforms. Texas’ governing body, the University Interscholastic League, adheres to NCAA rules.
According to Wixon’s story, teams that don’t follow the uniform rule, will be penalized a timeout per quarter.
“The jersey must have clearly visible, permanent Arabic numerals measuring at least eight and ten inches in height front and back, respectively, of a color which itself is clearly in distinct contrast with the color of the jersey, irrespective of any border around the number.”