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  1. Per the SB Tribune Article found here SOUTH BEND — South Bend Community School Corp. tonight could consider a $1.5 million upgrade to School Field that would include the installation of Field Turf as its playing surface. As part of the improvement plan, each of the South Bend Community School Corp. high school football programs would be invited to use the stadium as its home field, according to corporation Athletic Director Seabe Gavin. “It would bring the entire corporation together, bring the entire community together,” Gavin said. “Money is always going to be an obstacle, but let’s use our resources to find a way around those obstacles.” The stadium dates as far back as the 1930s and sits just north of the St. Joseph River along Eddy Street. It is home field to the Adams and Washington high school football teams. Clay currently plays its home games at Clay Intermediate Center and Riley plays its home games at Jackson Intermediate Center. “Every high school in the corporation would be invited to play there,” Gavin said of an upgraded School Field. “We’d put a giant SB at midfield.” The cost of replacing the natural grass surface with artificial Field Turf is estimated at $900,000. The plan does not include replacing the turf of the adjacent soccer field. The corporation also plans to make improvements to School Field’s stadium lighting ($350,000) and substructure ($100,000). According to an attachment to Thursday’s school board agenda, the design and construction costs are being kept separate until funding for the project is identified. The board is set to consider hiring architects and engineers for a variety of summer projects that includes the School Field work, according to district spokeswoman Sue Coney. But is is unclear where the money will come from to pay for the School Field work, she said. If approved, South Bend schools would join a handful of other corporations to make the switch to Field Turf in recent years. Two area schools play on Field Turf. Father Bly Field opened in conjunction with the new private South Bend St. Joseph High School in 2012. Prior to that, St. Joe played many of its home games at School Field. Penn moved from natural grass in 2010 at a cost of $700,000. Of that, $250,000 was raised via private money. The project took just over three months from start to finish. “It was one of the best decisions for our athletic programs, to be able to play regardless of weather,” said former Penn athletic director Ben Karasiak. “It was something our entire community could use. It was something our physical education classes could use. “It worked out well for everything that we wanted to do. It was big.” At School City of Mishawaka, it was a different story. Coming off a runner-up finish in the 2012 Class 4-A state football championship, School City of Mishawaka officials pondered replacing the grass surface of historic Steele Stadium with Field Turf. Cost of the entire project — which also included a new running track and lighting — was $2.2 million. The Field Turf plan eventually fizzled because of financial concerns. School City instead replaced one natural grass surface at Steele Stadium with another in 2017. It held up well enough for the Mishawaka Football League to have its championships played in the stadium last fall. Gavin said that usage is a concern at School Field. In 2017, there were a combined 13 varsity football games at School Field, where Adams and Washington also play its freshman and junior varsity games. “We get a lot of use out of it,” Gavin said. “But by October and November, that field is pretty well trucked up.” He believes that Field Turf at School Field would help teams of South Bend schools be more competitive with perennial state football powers. “If we can have the top-ranked team in the state in boys’ basketball (Riley is currently No. 1 in Class 4-A), why not in football?” Gavin wondered. “You never know what could happen (if) we provide the best possible resources for our kids to succeed.”
  2. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    My 10 year old and I will be surrounded in a sea of green, but that's just fine with me. I really like the direction this Hoosiers team is going, especially in light of the huge loss of Davis.
  3. Marian Football rumors

    the spelling/grammar in the article were enough for me to not take him seriously
  4. NLC 2017 - Girls Basketball

    Big NLC matchup tomorrow night between Northridge and Northwood. Both teams are 4-0 in the NLC currently, so whoever wins should be favored to win the conference. I like the Raiders odds tomorrow night, this years team is really starting to mesh at the right time of the year. With only a couple of seniors on the teamit took a little longer than I'd hoped, but teams are really having a hard time with the two stars on the team.
  5. Should be another fun year for NLC Girls Hoops. Several story lines I'm interested in following as the season progresses. 2016/17 Standings: Northridge 7-0 | 28-2 Memorial 5-2 | 13-10 Warsaw 5-2 | 20-4 Wawasee 4-3 | 10-13 Northwood 4-3 | 16-10 Plymouth 2-5 | 13-10 Goshen 1-6 | 8-15 Concord 0-7 | 4-19 Warsaw and Goshen both have new coaches this year, as Lenny Krebs left the Redhawks for Warsaw after coaching for years in Goshen. Memorial has a new coach as well after Steve Scott left. Concord and Wawasee both had new coaches last year, both are back this year hoping to improve in year 2. Sectional alignments are a bit different this year, with Penn hosting Sectional 3 and Concord hosting Sectional 4 this year.
  6. Right! I said it in gest (to hopefully stir some banter), especially with the uproar about the new casino scheduled to open on Tuesday. More likely corporate sponsors would be someone like Beacon or SBO. Maybe that former Clay QB that just got a new gig can throw some of his $100 mil into the mix. School Field improvements moving ahead Upgrades may be funded by public contributions SOUTH BEND — The South Bend schools will move ahead with design plans for improvements at School Field that could include Field Turf, new lighting and public address systems, modernized concessions and other upgrades. The improvements, expected to cost about $1.5 million, would be paid for primarily through a public fundraising drive, said Mike Szymanski, director of capital projects for the South Bend Community School Corp. The school corporation also would look into whether some grants might be available to help with the project. It's possible some improvements could occur by next football season. "My goal is to get (artificial) turf on that field by next fall," Szymanski said. With a 7-0 vote, the South Bend school board on Thursday night approved paying Alliance Architects of South Bend $112,200 for architectural services. Under the contract, the architecture firm will document the current condition of School Field and recommend necessary improvements, as well as prepare documents for bidding and serve as construction administrator. The design work will precede the fundraising drive. Two members of the public spoke in favor of the project at the meeting, and no one raised any concerns about it.
  7. maybe the Pokagon band will hop on this one like they did the cove
  8. NLC 2017/18

    excited for the matchup in Middlebury tonight between Northridge and Warsaw. Should tell us a lot more about both teams. Go Raiders!
  9. NLC 2017/18

    With the start of boys basketball season right around the corner I figured I'd start a thread for NLC Boys Basketball for the upcoming season. Not sure what to expect out of Northridge this year, but I think they'll be middle of the pack like last year. Our girls team I look to be at/near the top of the NLC yet again even though we lost some key seniors after last years semi state run. Also former Concord Basketball standout is making international news (Netherlands). http://landstedebasketbal.nl/nieuws/12666/franko-house-voelt-zich-thuis-in-zwolle.html
  10. NLC 2017 - Girls Basketball

    Northridge beat Ft Wayne South yesterday afternoon, in pretty convincing fashion to my surprise. Litwiller scored 26, and fellow Junior Ashley Beckler scored career high of 17 I believe. We play at Warsaw on Saturday evening. I'm going to try making the trip to the Tiger Den. Any insight on the Tigers this year @NLCTigerFan07? Also @Fairfield02, looks like with just 1 loss on the season (to the Raiders by a slim margin), Fairfield has the chance to run the table the rest of the year! Congrats on a great season so far.
  11. NLC 2017 - Girls Basketball

    Congrats to the Raiders on winning the 8 team Bankers Classic over the break...what a wild finish to the Lake Central/Northridge championship match though! Also congrats to Senior Brooke McKinley on becoming the first 1000 point scorer in our Girls Basketball history. Morgan Litwiller is leading the NLC in scoring at 17.1 ppg, while McKinley is 2nd in the NLC. Today the Raiders host 16-0 Ft Wayne South.
  12. NLC 2017 - Girls Basketball

    Congrats to Northridge's top scorer on the year JR Morgan Litwiller, she was offered and signed to play basketball at Eastern Illinois University in 2 years!
  13. Per the News Sentinel New Haven football coach Jim Rowland has resigned after 17 years as coach. Rowland’s tenure was the current longest streak at one school of any coach in Allen County. He informed his players of his decision today. The Bulldogs were 9-2 last season and 6-1 in the Northeast 8 Conference, tying East Noble and Leo for the championship. New Haven’s season ended with a 13-6 loss to Bishop Dwenger in the sectional semifinals. During his tenure, Rowland led the Bulldogs to four sectional titles and one regional title. He led them to at least seven wins over the last eight seasons. New Haven won 11 games twice, including an 11-1 season in 2016.
  14. Warsaw Coach Phil Jensen Retires

    Matt Campbell, Warsaw Girls CC coach is stepping down also fwiw.
  15. @rogergrossman1 Warsaw football coach Phil Jensen just told his players he is retiring from coaching effective immediately. He steps down as the All time winning coach
  16. Current D1 Recruits: Offers/Verbals

    South Bend St. Joseph Alum Haki Woods Jr committed to the Oregon Ducks yesterday as a 3 star Defensive Back. You can read the article here.
  17. Perfect fit, minus the drive from Warsaw or Syracuse to Rolling Prairie.
  18. I'd be happy if Northridge were to add them, iron sharpens iron as they say.
  19. New Haven coach Jim Rowland resigns

    This is awesome, someone meaning what they say! I've coached my son from K-5th grade thus far, only this year has he started to not want to hang out quite as much, but it's only beginning to show. Soak it up while you can and best of luck moving forward!
  20. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    just bought 2 tickets to the IU/MSU game in East Lansing for Jan 19th...taking the 10 year old son for Christmas, should be a fun experience in "enemy" territory!
  21. NLC 2017 - Girls Basketball

    2 huge non conference games coming up tomorrow night, between Fairfield/Northwood and Northridge/Penn. Should be fun!
  22. NLC 2017/18

    I was blown away when I read the final of this one on Twitter. I thought their must be some mistake and it was the halftime score. I will admit, I haven't followed either team this year very closely, but WOW. Congrats to the Warriors on finally breaking the streak! Northridge picked up a nail biter on Conner Utley's last second reverse layup to win at Goshen. I'm still thinking we're about a .500 team, perhaps a few games above .500 this year.
  23. makes sense to me, should be better for both schools
  24. Must See Gym or Game

    Are there any must see High School gyms/games coming up in January throughout the state? My son is a diehard IU fan, likes Notre Dame as well, but is just like me in that he loves sports in general, especially high school and college. I would love to get him tickets to the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life this coming weekend so he could see his favorite schools playing, but unfortunately I have split custody with his mom and won't have him for that weekend. I have priced tickets to the IU @ MSU game in East Lansing (about 2hrs closer to us than Bloomington), and that is currently my top option, but the thought crossed my mind if there is a must see high school match up coming up in Indiana, it would cost me less per ticket therefore I could afford more on a hotel or gas. I'm interested in hearing any suggestions from those of you out of the Michiana area especially, as we have pretty much been to all of the must see's up here. Thank you in advance for any ideas.
  25. Maybe former Clay HS QB Jon Gruden can retire from broadcasting on ESPN and become the next coach/revive the program? (stole this suggestion from twitter lol)