UIL allows LIVE TV broadcasts of games for “Football Day in Day”

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The University Interscholastic League’s (UIL) legislative council will allow the live broadcast of two Friday night high school football games during Week 1 of the 2017 season.  The pilot program will celebrate “Football Day in Texas” and ends a longstanding ban against the live broadcasting of Friday night games.

The games will air on Fox Sports’ affiliates across Texas.  The games will be chosen by Fox Sports, the Texas High School Coaches Association, the Texas Athletic Directors Association and the UIL.  Both teams will need to agree to their game being televised.

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