Texas Delays A Whole Bunch Of High-School Games & Tournaments Because Of Swine Flu

This is a pretty big deal -- all high-school sporting events, and other UIL competitions, are suspended until at least May 11 because of swine-flu scares.

"The health and safety of our student activity participants is of the utmost importance," UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt said in a press release. "Taking every possible precaution to prevent the further spreading of this disease is an important contribution to the welfare of our great state, and altering the schedule of our events is a way to keep our participants safe."

Among the events being put off: all baseball and softball games, regional track meets, the academic state meet and the state wind-ensemble festival. All of the new dates for those events are available at the link above.

The state golf and tennis tournaments will not be affected at the moment, since they're scheduled for after May 11.

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