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  1. Mishawaka to NLC

    The conference solution for Penn, and probably to a lesser degree, Elkhart, would be greatly simplified if South Bend were to go from 4 public high schools down to 2. Then those 4 schools could become an attractive group to the Duneland, which could split into 2 divisions with 6 teams each. East Elkhart Penn South Bend A South Bend B LaPorte Michigan City West Chesterton Portage Valparaiso Merrillville Crown Point Lake Central In football, play 5 games against the opponents in your division, with a crossover division game in week 9 against the team in the same place from the other division. That will leave 3 weeks open for non-conference games or rivalry games any of the current Duneland teams want to keep. It could be done without the South Bend schools using a 10 team conference, but that would force Chesterton to move over to the east division and only 5 conference games would be played (including the week 9 crossover). Now you have the NIC left with New Prairie, John Glenn, Jimtown, Bremen, Mishawaka Marian, and South Bend St. Joe.
  2. Mishawaka to NLC

    What conference do you have in mind?
  3. < OR >

    I would simply like to see those schools in a conference that doesn’t stretch all the way to Shelbyville and New Pal. I would like to see them in a conference that includes similar sized schools closer to them like Jay County, Mississinewa, Eastbrook, maybe Blackford. It isn’t happening any time soon because they aren’t leaving the HHC, and the CIC isn’t interested in expansion. That’s why I said “I would like to see...”
  4. < OR >

    I would like to see Delta and Yorktown leave the Hoosier Heritage Conference, and have Greenwood and Beech Grove take their place.
  5. The Hoosier Conference 2018

    Co-sign. The 3 large schools in Tippecanoe County went from being the bottom 3 teams in the all-sport standings in the HCC, to being the top 3 teams in the all sport standings in the NCC. From a competitive standpoint in football, the NCC is relatively equal to the Hoosier Conference despite most of the schools being twice their enrollment. It could actually be an interesting conference vs. conference matchup. Lafayette Jeff vs. West Lafayette Kokomo vs. Tipton Marion vs. Lewis Cass McCutcheon vs. Western Harrison vs. Rensselaer Central Muncie Central vs. Northwestern Arsenal Tech vs. Hamilton Heights Logansport vs. Central Catholic Anderson vs. Twin Lakes Richmond vs. Benton Central
  6. MIC vs HCC

    Some already play, but there could be some interesting matchups. Carmel vs. Hamilton Southeastern Ben Davis vs. Brownsburg Warren Central vs. Fishers Center Grove vs. Avon Pike vs. Zionsville North Central vs. Westfield Lawrence Central vs. Franklin Central Lawrence North vs. Noblesville
  7. Cascade to Join ICC 2019-2020

    Pioneer Conference (PAAC). All current members are very small private schools in the eastern and central part of Indiana. Edit: the PAAC does not have football.
  8. Hoosier Hills Conference 2018

    I posted this on another message board, but here’s my proposal, which I think is relevant to this discussion. In football, Columbus East wants fewer conference games so they are free to schedule tougher competition. Madison and Jennings County also want fewer conference games so they have the opportunity to play opponents they could be more competitive against. Maybe they could make that possible by going to large/small divisions for football like the Eastern Indiana Conference, and play the teams in their division, plus 2 cross division games. In order to make that work, it would be helpful to add one larger school for the large division, and one smaller school for the small division in addition to the 8 current members. That way each FB division has 5 teams. Silver Creek fits the small school choice, and with the impending death of Conference Indiana, Columbus North can join their city rival East in the large school division. So for football, the HHC would look like this: Large School: Columbus East Columbus North Floyd Central Jeffersonville New Albany Small School: Bedford North Lawrence Jennings County Madison Seymour Silver Creek All teams would play their 4 division opponents, plus 2 cross division opponents, leaving 3 non-conference games. That would give everyone a more competitively balanced conference schedule, and it would offer more flexibility to schedule non-conference opponents. Columbus East could still pursue games with tougher competition, Columbus North can keep the Bloomington schools, Madison and Jennings County can add or keep a few smaller schools on their schedule, and Silver Creek can keep some of their current MSC rivals. In all other sports, everyone plays everyone. Travel is better for Columbus North since they wouldn’t have to go to Terre Haute anymore, and the level of competition really wouldn’t be any less in the HHC. Silver Creek wouldn’t have to travel much more than they do in the MSC, and the level of competition would better prepare them to compete against schools their size (and larger, since they’re growing).
  9. So.......??

    ... https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/05/25/eric-moore-remain-center-grove-football-coach/646802002/
  10. Coaching changes

    Right, so it makes no difference whether the school they are leaving signs off or not.
  11. Most responses here seem to be focusing on the students that have made accusations, but in my opinion the part that adds credibility to the claims is that some came from other staff.
  12. Replies on topics like this are like a broken record. There’s a difference between pushing players to get better and verbally or physically abusing them. Yes, parents and student athletes have less tolerance for “tough” coaches, but they shouldn’t have to tolerate the Bobby Knight treatment. Coaches and their apologists like to immediately throw out the soft label, but there needs to be some self reflection from these jerks that think they can say and do whatever they want because they’re “tough.” I don’t think it’s fair to assume guilt. Hopefully the claims are exaggerated or not true for the sake of everyone involved. If the things he’s accused of actually took place though, get rid of him. There’s no place in coaching and certainly no place in education for people that act like that. The profession could use some addition by subtraction.