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Talking Frisco ISD’s expansion, the high school football media landscape, and Off-Topic Friday with Avi Zaleon of the Dallas Morning News — Episode 73 (February 12, 2016)

Max Thompson is joined by Avi Zaleon of the Dallas Morning News to talk about Frisco ISD’s expansion, how each guy sees his role in the Texas high school media landscape, and of course, Off-Topic Friday (featuring Best BBQ, Kanye or T-Swift, and in honor of Valentine’s Day – infamous first dates). Right-click to download audio file. 

2016 Region Outlooks: 6A Region I

With realignment behind us, Mike Craven takes a look at how each region should shake out when fall rolls around.

The UIL recently realigned the district for the 2016 and 2017 football seasons. Realignment not only changes district races. Regional championships can be decided with new groupings competing once the playoffs begin. We’ll take a closer look at the frontrunners in each region throughout the spring doldrums. Class 6A – Region 1 The usual suspects should dominate Region 1 of the…

Money’s influence on high school game spreading with more and more indoor facilities being built

The sheer number of indoor practice facilities around the state means we have to ask yet again: Is the game turning into a battle of the have and have-nots?

An announcement on Twitter by Barbers Hill ISD sparked an interesting off-season conversation around the state. Barbers Hill, the new home of former Allen High School head coach Tom Westerberg, opened an indoor practice facility. It will be the first of its kind in the Houston area. According to Corbett Smith of the Dallas Morning News, the DFW area is…

Craven: In light of Dallas Morning News report, AT&T Stadium the best fit for title games

A rotation of cities would be the fairest arrangement, but it's hard to deny the appeal of the home of the Cowboys for all involved, from players to casual fans.

A report by the Dallas Morning News’ Corbett Smith solidified one thing we already knew: Houston was a costly host site for the UIL State Football Championships. In the report, Smith outlines the loss of money from host fees to attendance. Houston flopped, we knew that, and it went beyond dollars. The UIL knew it would lose money when it…