University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

University Interscholastic League and MaxPreps team up

April 8, 2013

The University Interscholastic League and MaxPreps.com have signed an agreement for the next three years and during the 2013-2014 school year, the UIL Texas Scoreboard will launch on the UIL website. The agreement will enable UIL to present high school sports information on a customized platform.

The University Interscholastic League, which is a part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, was created by the University of Texas at Austin to provide leadership and guidance to public school debate and athletic teachers.  It is the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world.

MaxPreps.com, one of the nation’s most visited sites for high school sports information and results, was created in 2002. MaxPreps.com has successfully partnered with several other state athletic associations.

During the spring semester, UILTexas.org will begin using MaxPreps technology to complete softball and baseball playoff brackets. The UIL Texas Scoreboard, powered by MaxPreps, will give teams a central location for reporting all box score information and will be used for UIL state championship brackets, UIL statistical leaderboards and the UIL state records.

“We are pleased to partner with MaxPreps and utilize the technology available to us,” said Dr. Mark Cousins, UIL Director of Athletics. “The agreement between UIL and MaxPreps will help streamline information submission for our member schools, and provide more information for our fans and student-athletes.”
“MaxPreps has worked hard for the past ten years developing solutions for schools, teams, and coaches. We are thrilled to now be tasked with powering the Texas UIL Scoreboard”, said Andy Beal, President and Founder of MaxPreps. “It is no secret that high school sports in Texas are extraordinary. The state has amazing student-athletes, committed coaches and athletic administrators, tremendous fan and community interest and the leadership of the UIL.”

You can learn more about the agreement by following this link: http://www.uiltexas.org/athletics/uil-maxpreps

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