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Awesome news for the NLC!  This Northridge fan/parent welcomes the news and increased competition!

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Not a bad idea. 

What South Bend intentions with Clay? Are they still entertaining 3 high schools?

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58 minutes ago, MarshallCounty said:

Not a bad idea. 

What South Bend intentions with Clay? Are they still entertaining 3 high schools?

With the changing of Clay Middle to an IB K-8 grade school and the clsoing of Brown Middle Clay is losing 2 feeder schools

I can see it being a specialty high school with no athelics ( Fine Arts, Technical)

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Does the NLC have another team in mind as well to make it a 10 team conference? Or are they extending offer do to Memorial, once consolidation happens will move out/to the NIC?

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1 hour ago, psaboy said:

Does the NLC have another team in mind as well to make it a 10 team conference? Or are they extending offer do to Memorial, once consolidation happens will move out/to the NIC?

They are doing it in response to Memorial leaving.  I wouldn't be surprised though if they tried to add a 9th and 10th.

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Bob Nagle and Chuck Freeby break down the Mishawaka conference move in this YouTube video:

 

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It's a great financial move for Mish.  NLC fans actually travel unlike the South Bend school fans.

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Mishawaka's move to the Northern Lakes Conference is good for all involved for a variety of reasons!

 

How much longer will Penn's domination of the Northern Indiana Conference be until a move to another conference takes place.  

 

Reliable source says Bremen wants in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.  HNAC not in favor of returning to nine school's.  Eight or 10 is a preferred option. 

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3 minutes ago, from_the_sidelines007 said:

Mishawaka's move to the Northern Lakes Conference is good for all involved for a variety of reasons!

 

How much longer will Penn's domination of the Northern Indiana Conference be until a move to another conference takes place.  

 

Reliable source says Bremen wants in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.  HNAC not in favor of returning to nine school's.  Eight or 10 is a preferred option. 

Penn just needs to go independent in football.

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Great move by Mishawaka.  They were the most attractive target for the NLC and kudos to the NLC brass for landing the big fish.

NIC has two options.  1. Quickly go out and invite Laporte and Michigan City to join and shore up the conference.  2. Stand by and watch the conference disintegrate as members either leave , go independent or drop sports altogether.  

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The way Penn is starting to beef up their schedule ie; Illinois, Michigan and now Ohio teams, I wouldn't be surprised if they go independent in the future!  Oh, and also Cathedral!

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1 hour ago, from_the_sidelines007 said:

Why not join a conference that would be more competitive in ALL sports?

Not just football.!?

What conference do you have in mind?

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2 hours ago, from_the_sidelines007 said:

Mishawaka's move to the Northern Lakes Conference is good for all involved for a variety of reasons!

 

How much longer will Penn's domination of the Northern Indiana Conference be until a move to another conference takes place.  

 

Reliable source says Bremen wants in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.  HNAC not in favor of returning to nine school's.  Eight or 10 is a preferred option. 

PENN will dominate any Northern Indiana conference they join.

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One of the likely "unspoken" truths about this whole move is the likelihood that Mishawaka desperately wanted to distance itself from Penn 

The departure of Bart Curtis, the new stadium improvements and the move to a new conference indicate a break with the past and a look into the future.  I would not be too surprised to see Mishawaka keep Penn off its schedule going forward after the conference move is completed.

 

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2 hours ago, DrivenT said:

1. Quickly go out and invite Laporte and Michigan City to join and shore up the conference. 

Why would LaPorte and Michigan City join the NIC?  I knew you would bring this up again.  It's not going to happen.  They have the same reasons to not be in the NIC that Mishawaka does plus the time zone issue.

13 minutes ago, Black_Gold2007 said:

PENN will dominate any Northern Indiana conference they join.

Personally I don't think there is a Northern Indiana conference that would really want Penn at this point.  Football wise, they are a big dog on a geographic island.  It's not their fault, it is what it is.  I think Penn going independent (at least in football) would be the best thing for Penn and the NIC.

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6 minutes ago, slicer28 said:

Why would LaPorte and Michigan City join the NIC?  I knew you would bring this up again.  It's not going to happen.  They have the same reasons to not be in the NIC that Mishawaka does plus the time zone issue.

Personally I don't think there is a Northern Indiana conference that would really want Penn at this point.  Football wise, they are a big dog on a geographic island.  It's not their fault, it is what it is.  I think Penn going independent (at least in football) would be the best thing for Penn and the NIC.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  The loss of Mishawaka is a devastating blow to the NIC.  The school was really the heart and soul of that conference.  

I don't disagree with your thoughts on Laporte and MC.  Im just suggesting that if the NIC wants to stay together, they need to make some very bold moves. Nothing should be off the table.  I would imagine that a majority of the NIC schools are assessing their options and looking for alternative homes following the Mishawaka departure announcement.  

With regards to DAC football, it aint what it used to be, and likely will continue to deteriorate.  

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1 hour ago, DrivenT said:

One of the likely "unspoken" truths about this whole move is the likelihood that Mishawaka desperately wanted to distance itself from Penn 

The departure of Bart Curtis, the new stadium improvements and the move to a new conference indicate a break with the past and a look into the future.  I would not be too surprised to see Mishawaka keep Penn off its schedule going forward after the conference move is completed.

 

I can't see MHS dropping Penn in football. 

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