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  1. Actually a school or two have elected to play up, just can't remember exactly who. I believe it was a private/parochial in the Indy area. Ritter maybe or Brebeuf?
  2. 100% of the general funds (salaries and wage related benefits) now comes from Indy. That was part of Mitch Daniels' property tax reform bill. Property taxes went down but teacher salaries froze. Local property taxes can no longer supplement the general fund.
  3. 1994 Castle State Championship team: Vince Lidy was starting QB and starting ILB. Ended up playing at IU on scholarship I believe as LB. Did a lot of tossing to Tony Salpietra (Sp) then leading the play as a blocker. Castle ran that wild unbalanced line with no wideouts. Just too many gaps to defend and only 1 RB! Man that team could pound the ball.
  4. If I missed this I am sorry but is this for ALL sports or just football? Info is getting buried in this thread and I can't keep up.
  5. They may have won the conference in wrestling this past year but not certain. They had their best wrestling squad ever I believe.
  6. I hope this is an all sports thing. I know this is a football forum but man that is one heck of a small-school wrestling conference! Each of those schools has had some hammers in the recent past.
  7. You left Boonville off your "Big" list. So would have 7 in Big and 6 in Small?
  8. So I guess a fourth school didn't want in the SIAC and SIAC had to choose who to invite? I thought GS was really wanting in but maybe not. Wonder how the back-room shenanigans plays out.
  9. So no Gibson Southern. That surprises me.
  10. Is this still a football only thing or has it morphed into an all-sports thing with a possibility of 2 or 4 schools joining the SIAC as an all-sports package?
  11. They could still have all the city games. They will have 4 openings to schedule the city teams from the other division
  12. Not positive but maybe look like this: Big: Castle, North, Reitz, Central, Harrison, Jasper Small: Boonville, VL, GS, Memorial, Bosse, MD Not sure on where Jasper and Boonville land enrollment wise. Too lazy to look it up
  13. Maybe Boonville wasn't if it was football only (just hypothesizing). But if this is for all sports then this maybe becomes much more attactive than the Big8/PAC merger. Takes care of all the sports in your building and creates a much more stable athletic program in general in my opinion. If you go Big/Small then each division in football plays 5 games and you have 4 games left for other opponents. For the City schools they can still play each other across the division line to determine the "city champ" which is important for the city schools. This also give plenty of flexibility for those non-city schools to keep some of their old rivalries intact like Jasper/SR, Jasper/HH, Jasper/Memorial, GS/HH, etc. I personally like this merger/expansion idea much better than the PAC/Big 8 merger. Gets Jasper and Boonville those better teams on a weekly basis that they need for improved tournament success. I am just intrigued by this rumor.......if only a rumor kept me entertained for a day or 2 anyway.
  14. Is this all sports or just football? Seems all sports would make more sense. Who is it? Boonville, Jasper, VL, and GS? Or Mt. Vernon in the mix? Addition of 4 schools gives SIAC a 12 team conference. Could go Big vs. Small like the PAC/Big 8 merger talk. This just got interesting if true. If this is true for all sports this makes for one heck of a football and wrestling conference!
  15. Let's apply the "business model" to high school athletics because it has benefited and made public education so much better. Bottome line is all that counts......profit, test scores, wins. As someone that has slugged it out at some of the most under -performing football schools in Indiana I can tell you that what football gives these young men is way more than what winning a conference title does for some schools. Athletic's value is not merited by its results but by the lives that have been transformed in the process of competition. DT you have no idea what that means until you sacrifice your time, energy, sweat, tears, and your family to give and nourish these young men in these struggling schools. I have coached at the pinnacle (Ev. Reitz) and at Wood Memorial, Brown County, and Eastern Pekin. I will tell you that the most satisfying of my years coaching did not come in the Bowl but in the hills of Brown County, the cornfields of Gibson county, and the hollers of Washington County. You sir have your opinion and you are entitled to it but it is grotesque and smells of affluence. To all the struggling schools schools out there I say keep fighting the good fight! You are my heroes!!!
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