December 11, 2014

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) The Texas High School Coaches Association is abandoning an all-star football game dating to 1935.

The association announced Thursday that it was discontinuing the game because of a new NCAA rule that prohibits Division I college coaches from attending a convention that includes an all-star game.

The association had held all-star football and basketball games each summer as part of a convention that draws thousands of coaches. Both games are being eliminated to ensure that top-level college coaches can attend the clinics.

The group said the NCAA denied a request for a waiver. Executive Director D.W. Rutledge said it was ''not a decision we wanted to have to make at all.''

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