UIL upholds district commission decision, rules 11 San Marcos HS students ineligible for 3 years

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The University Interscholastic League denied an appeal Oct. 13 for 11 San Marcos CISD students to play varsity sports amid allegations of illegal recruiting.

The UIL state executive committee upheld the decisions of a district executive committee that said athletes transferred to the district for athletic purposes that students could not play UIL-sanctioned sports this year, plus two additional years.

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A San Marcos CISD spokesperson told KXAN in August, when the allegations were first made, that although the district denies the allegations, they are fine with students serving one year, but not three. The team also initially received a 2-year ban from postseason competition, but the state executive committee overturned that and replaced it with three years of probation and issued public reprimands to two individuals – head football coach and athletic director Josh Walsh and district employee Earl Anderson.

The October 13th hearing was solely to hear the appeals of the San Marcos CISD students, according to the committee’s agenda.

UIL Student Policies transfer for sporting purposes are in subchapter M, section 443 of its constitution and competition rules.

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