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  1. True. Very good point on football scheduling, but the NLC was 7 members from when Bremen left in 1988 until Memorial joined in 2001.
  2. My first preference is that the NLC just stays at 7. Having said that, if they did add an 8th, I believe Mishawaka and East Noble would make excellent additions in raising the the competitive profile across all athletics in the conference. New Prairie would be a good fit, but the distance (and time zone difference) are hurdles that Mishawaka and East Noble do not have to overcome. Not just speaking from "Warsaw-tinted" glasses, but I personally see little to no reason to seriously consider Jimtown or Bremen. I've discussed that in other threads previously, but considering Jimtown is around a quarter smaller than the current smallest school in the conference... I understand football wise Jimtown could and would be competitive. But in boy's basketball, they've gone 2-22 against NLC squads (NorthWood, Concord, Goshen, Northridge and Plymouth) over the last 6 or 7 years. Girl's basketball has been trending down the last 6 seasons following a decent run in the mid to late 2000s and haven't necessarily been historically successful. The only other thing that historically (outside of football) that comes to mind with Jimtown sports is wrestling.
  3. One last challenge? I have zero idea why Coach Curtis made the decision, but I'm glad he did! I believe coaches, by nature, like the idea of going somewhere and rebuilding a program. Sure, it'd be great to step into a place that already has things moving along, but I'd have to say most coaches (if not ALL) are highly competitive people. Maybe there was just something about the opportunity to go to a 6A program in a great community with great facilities (Warsaw is making some athletics additions to their building soon) and elevating a program to the level that many (my friend @DrivenT being one) believe they should be; at the top of the NLC and being competitive and winning in the 6A tournament. One huge plus to Coach Curtis, he's beaten Penn, something Warsaw has never done.
  4. Has Hell froze over?

    I don't think the NLC competitiveness is the reason behind Warsaw's lack of gridiron success IMO. Schools like Concord, Goshen, Plymouth and NorthWood have been extremely successful at various times over the last 30 years. Are they smaller than Warsaw? Yes. Is that the reason Warsaw hasn't done well in the IHSAA football tournament? No.
  5. Has Hell froze over?

    My point was that the NLC is and has been plenty competitive throughout the years. The NIC, not so much. Hopefully, that will continue to change and in a positive direction with the additions and changes that have occurred. Very good point about Center Grove being an excellent role model school for Warsaw to look to. The success of their program really revolves around the hiring of an amazing coach (only 1 sectional and regional title before Coach Moore took the helm). However, it does help them that they have a number of 6A/5A schools within their geographic footprint (maximum of 45 minutes to Carmel). You can't fault Warsaw for where they are located geographically. Sure, they could join the SAC like you enjoy spouting... but that means 50-65 minutes of commuting one way. And you have to take into account the SAC is already at 10 members. Hopefully you'll be impressed with who the new Tiger coach is. Not in the news breaking business.
  6. Has Hell froze over?

    In the last 25 years, Penn has won or shared the NIC title 24 times. In the last 25 years, every team in the NLC (including Memorial) has won or shared at least 1 title. Come back to me with the competitive balance issue when Penn no longer dominates year in and year out on the gridiron. Adding a second division for the schools 3.5x plus smaller the size of Penn to have a "conference championship" might create for better matchups, but it's a joke to think New Prairie, SB Washington or Mishawaka Marian over the last 3 years would have truly defeated Penn for a legitimate conference championship.
  7. Has Hell froze over?

    None of my enrollment numbers have included Memorial. Feel free to check my math for me as opposed to telling me to do so on my own, which I already have. With Warsaw (as stated) : 1,446 Without Warsaw (as stated) : 1,325
  8. Has Hell froze over?

    Quite the hot take there. You do realize Warsaw is merely 300 students larger than Goshen and about 450 larger than Concord, right? Removing Warsaw from the NLC, and the 6 remaining teams average 1,325 in enrollment size... STILL 2x the size of Jimtown. Are your thoughts the same on Penn and/or the new Elkhart High School and the NIC?
  9. Has Hell froze over?

    They would be far and away the lowest enrollment school in the conference (605), smaller than NorthWood (883) and 3.5x smaller than Warsaw (2,176) Football specific, sure, Jimtown could potentially be competitive in the NLC (they have gone 6-8 over the last 7 seasons against rivals NorthWood and Concord), but currently their NIC South counterparts average an enrollment of 843. Again, the smallest enrollment in the NLC (NorthWood) is already larger than that. The NLC schools average 1,446 in size, over 2x the size of Jimtown. While they might be able to make up for this on the gridiron due to their pedigree there, I would have to bet their enrollment size would hurt them across the board athletically.
  10. NLC 2017

    I know they've had a few rounds of interviews. Can't confirm that anyone was named last night at the board meeting like @wchs tiger fan has said. Definitely a different day in age that high school football coaches are being hired this time of year. Never used to be the case, especially for those coaches who also teach (which is the majority). Do they finish out the school year at their old school? Surely they can't come into the school weeks into the spring semester, right?
  11. NLC 2017

    Congratulations to the following NLC players who made 1st Team or Honorable Mention AP All-State in their respective classes: 6A LB Lane McClone, Warsaw (Honorable Mention) 5A P Josh Gorball, Concord (1st Team) OL Grant Magnum, Concord (Honorable Mention) OL Steven Worlds, Goshen (Honorable Mention) 4A OL Elisha Tipping, Wawasee (1st Team) OL Michah Yoder, Northridge (1st Team) DB Connor Utley, Northridge (1st Team) DL Will Ingle, NorthWood (Honorable Mention) LB Nate LaFree, Plymouth (Honorable Mention) DB DeAndre Smart, NorthWood (Honorable Mention) DB Bronson Yoder, NorthWood (Honorable Mention) Awesome to see so many athletes from the conference honored at this level. Every team besides Elkhart Memorial had a representative, which is also pretty cool.
  12. I'm not saying you didn't, but if you could find the source to that, I'd be interested in reading/seeing it. As stated, it's definitely external chatter (if any) about Warsaw making any such move. Internally, I can tell you I haven't heard a single person interested in pursuing that as an option.
  13. I can promise you, there is no desire or conversations about this occurring within the Warsaw school corporation. You've been the only one to continuously mention the idea on these threads over the last few months.
  14. Bingo Could be in the minority here, but I would be just fine having a 7-team NLC. Gives schools (specifically Warsaw) one more opportunity in all sports to add a competitive non-conference school from the same division or something along those lines. Unfortunately, with the SAC at a full 10 members, that makes it a little more difficult when it comes to adding a Fort Wayne team to the football schedule.
  15. NLC 2017/18

    One streak will be broken tonight in Warsaw one way or the other. Either the Tigers will lose their first conference game in 22 tries, or the Warriors will pick up their first conference win in 43 tries. Warsaw has struggled mightily on both sides of the ball to start the season. Wawasee hasn't been much better. At this point, prior to the start of NLC games, I might have to say Plymouth and Memorial look to be the front runners, while NorthWood, Warsaw, and Northridge potentially in the mix. Coach Ogle mentioned he expects the NLC champion might have a loss or two this season, and I'd agree with him.