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Southern Indiana Athletic Conference

  • Founded: 1935

  • Founding Members (10): Bicknell, Bloomington, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Central, Evansville Reitz, Linton, New Albany, Princeton, Sullivan, Vincennes

  • Withdrew (18): Linton (1939); Linton (1950); Sullivan (1961); Bloomington (1963); Huntingburg (1969); Evansville Rex Mundi (1971); North Knox (1973); Bedford North Lawrence (1975); New Albany (1977); Boonville (1979); Jasper (1979); Mount Vernon (1979); Princeton (1979); Tell City (1979); Terre Haute North (1979); Vincennes (1979); Washington (1979); Terre Haute South (1981)

  • Added (16): Washington (1936); Boonville (1941); Bedford (1942); Huntingburg (1942); Linton (1942); Evansville Memorial (1947); Jasper (1953); Tell City (1953); Evansville Mater Dei (1954); Evansville North (1958); Mount Vernon (1959); Evansville Rex Mundi (1961); Evansville Harrison (1963); Castle (1964); Terre Haute North (1971); Terre Haute South (1971)

  • Renamed (2): Bicknell renamed North Knox (1963); Bedford renamed Bedford North Lawrence (1974)

  • Current Members (8): Castle, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Central, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Mater Dei, Evansville Memorial, Evansville North, Evansville Reitz

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Southern Indiana Conference Champs

Year Champion (W/L)
1935 New Albany (4-0)
1936 Sullivan (6-0)
1937 Sullivan (5-0)
1938 Evansville Bosse (5-1)
1939 Evansville Central (7-0)
1940 Evansville Central (4-0-2)
1941 Evansville Bosse (5-1-1) & Evansville Central (5-1)
1942 Evansville Reitz (5-0)
1943 Vincennes (4-2-1)
1944 Bloomington (6-0)
1945 Evansville Central (5-0) & Linton (6-0)
1946 Vincennes (7-1)
1947 Evansville Reitz (5-0)
Year Big Division (W/L) Small Division (W/L)
1948 Evansville Reitz (4-0) Bicknell (6-0)
1949 Evansville Reitz (3-1) Princeton (5-0)
1950 Evansville Reitz (4-0) Princeton (4-1)
Year Champion (W/L)
1951 Evansville Bosse (5-0-1)
1952 Evansville Reitz (4-0)
1953 Evansville Reitz (5-0)
1954 New Albany (5-0)
1955 Boonville (7-0)
1956 Evansville Reitz (5-0-1)
1957 Evansville Reitz (6-0)
1958 Evansville Memorial (7-0)
Year SIAC A (W/L) SIAC B (W/L)
1959 Evansville Memorial (5-1) Boonville (4-0)
1960 Evansville Reitz (8-0) Princeton (6-0)
1961 Evansville Reitz (7-0) Tell City (5-0-1)
1962 Evansville Reitz (8-0-1) Tell City (7-0)
1963 Evansville North (8-0) Tell City (7-0)
1964 Evansville Bosse (5-1-1) Tell City (6-1)
1965 Evansville Memorial (5-1-1) Bedford (5-0)
1966 Evansville North (7-1) Jasper (8-0)
1967 Evansville Reitz (8-1) Jasper (8-0)
1968 Evansville Rex Mundi (6-1) North Knox (7-0) & Tell City (7-0)
1969 Evansville Memorial (7-0) Tell City (7-0)
1970 Evansville Rex Mundi (7-0) Jasper (7-0)
1971 Evansville Reitz (9-0) Tell City (7-0)
1972 Evansville Reitz (7-1) Tell City (6-0)
1973 Terre Haute South (4-0) Tell City (6-0)
Year SIAC 3A (W/L) SIAC 2A (W/L)
1974 Evansville Harrison (8-1) Boonville (5-1)
1975 Evansville Harrison (8-1) Castle (6-0)
1976 Evansville Reitz (8-0) Jasper (6-0)
1977 Evansville Reitz (8-0) Jasper (6-0)
1978 Evansville Memorial (7-1) Jasper (4-1)
1979 Evansville Bosse (8-1) Jasper (5-0)
Year Champion (W/L)
1980 Terre Haute South (4-1)
1981 Terre Haute South (5-0)
1982 Castle (7-0)
1983 Castle (6-0)
1984 Castle (6-0) & Evansville Mater Dei (5-0)
1985 Evansville Memorial (7-0)
1986 Evansville Reitz (7-0)
1987 Evansville Central (7-0)
1988 Evansville Memorial (7-0)
1989 Evansville Memorial (7-0)
1990 Evansville Bosse (5-2), Evansville Central (5-2), & Evansville Memorial (5-2)
1991 Evansville Bosse (6-1) & Evansville Memorial (6-1)
1992 Evansville Reitz (6-1)
1993 Evansville Harrison (7-0)
1994 Evansville Bosse (6-1)
1995 Evansville North (7-0)
1996 Evansville Reitz (7-0)
1997 Evansville Harrison (7-0)
1998 Evansville Harrison (7-0)
1999 Evansville Harrison (6-1) & Evansville Mater Dei (6-1)
2000 Evansville Mater Dei (7-0)
2001 Evansville Mater Dei (7-0)
2002 Castle (7-0)
2003 Evansville Reitz (7-0)
2004 Evansville Mater Dei (5-2), Evansville Memorial (5-2), & Evansville Reitz (5-2)
2005 Evansville Reitz (7-0)
2006 Evansville Central (7-0)
2007 Evansville Reitz (7-0)
2008 Evansville Reitz (7-0)
2009 Evansville Reitz (7-0)
2010 Evansville Reitz (7-0)
2011 Castle (7-0)
2012 Castle (7-0)
2013 Evansville Mater Dei (7-0)
2014 Evansville Mater Dei (7-0)
2015 Evansville Mater Dei (7-0)
2016 Evansville Central (6-1) & Evansville Reitz (6-1)
2017 Evansville Central (6-1), Evansville Memorial (6-1) & Evansville Reitz (6-1)
2018 Evansville Memorial (7-0)
 

 

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25 minutes ago, Sacked said:

So would this deal be for 2019 or 2020?

2021

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The decision on divisions will be very interesting.  It makes a huge difference in the main revenue sports (football & boys basketball).  Currently, all SIAC schools keep the gate when they are home team, including the parochial schools who "rent" EVSC's Enlow and Reitz Bowl for the janitor fees.  From what I understand, the EVSC then pools all the gate from its 5 schools and splits it among those 5 schools (to the chagrin of Reitz fans).  Based on my observations of football over the last 30+ years (the largest gate revenue sport), the schools that consistently bring the most fans to away games would be Jasper, Gibson Southern, Memorial, Mater Dei, Castle, & Reitz.  That would be a great division in terms of competition (in most every sport).  But, with the exception of Central in recent years, the other schools don't typically bring a lot of fans. So, depending on the split, one division could be a large revenue pool and the other not so much.  Deciding this issue could be where the loss of the EVSC majority control might be an issue.

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I was told Boonville got cold feet and now GS is waiting for another team to go in to stay even. I don't see any other teams wanting to join.

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GS is probably really hoping for booneville or another school to join the SIAC because as it stands now, almost all the hopes and desires of creating a tougher conference schedule just fell through. 

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I think those two schools were on SIAC radar from day 1. Two great additions to the conference. Schedule is going to be a grind in several sports.  

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As I look down from my perch upon the roof of the state, I can't help but be happy for this.  I just wonder what the remaining Big 8 schools will do.  I hope you guys figure it out--the games there are always fun to watch.

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I wonder if it will be a 9 game schedule for football?  Heritage Hills and Southridge would end up being big losers in that case.  I'm sure that was a nice gate every other year.

Scheduling would be easier for the current SIAC schools.  No more Terre Haute, Kentucky, Indy, or New Albany area road trips.  Memorial can just dust off its schedule from the late 90's when they had Jasper week 1 and Lincoln week 2.

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22 minutes ago, oldtimeqb said:

I wonder if it will be a 9 game schedule for football?  Heritage Hills and Southridge would end up being big losers in that case.  I'm sure that was a nice gate every other year.

Scheduling would be easier for the current SIAC schools.  No more Terre Haute, Kentucky, Indy, or New Albany area road trips.  Memorial can just dust off its schedule from the late 90's when they had Jasper week 1 and Lincoln week 2.

I really hope we can get Boonville to replace Jasper if the Cats have to drop us.

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19 hours ago, oldtimeqb said:

I wonder if it will be a 9 game schedule for football?  Heritage Hills and Southridge would end up being big losers in that case.  I'm sure that was a nice gate every other year.

Scheduling would be easier for the current SIAC schools.  No more Terre Haute, Kentucky, Indy, or New Albany area road trips.  Memorial can just dust off its schedule from the late 90's when they had Jasper week 1 and Lincoln week 2.

Yeah, I agree.  While I'm a little surprised, it's surprised is a good way overall.  With the exception of the IN-KY border bowl series, I know we've always had trouble finding a Wk 2 opponent sicne the series with Lincoln ended.  Only drawback is it eliminates any chance of any Indy-Evansville challenge weekend, which is something I've always thought Memorial, Mater Dei, Reitz and Castle should try to get together and do.  Welcome to the SIAC Jasper and Lincoln!!

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As a Reitzfan I would have much rather had GS in the conferance than Lincoln. GS is a much tougher team. Why did Boonville get cold feet. Do they not want to play a tougher schedule.

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24 minutes ago, reitzguy said:

As a Reitzfan I would have much rather had GS in the conferance than Lincoln. GS is a much tougher team. Why did Boonville get cold feet. Do they not want to play a tougher schedule.

I agree, especially when you consider overall athletic programs.  Jasper and Lincoln were a package deal.  But it solves a lot of problems for SIAC schools in football and shouldn't be a huge undertaking for the ADs from a scheduling standpoint since a lot of SIAC schools already play Jasper and Lincoln in other sports.  

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9 minutes ago, tango said:

I agree, especially when you consider overall athletic programs.  Jasper and Lincoln were a package deal.  But it solves a lot of problems for SIAC schools in football and shouldn't be a huge undertaking for the ADs from a scheduling standpoint since a lot of SIAC schools already play Jasper and Lincoln in other sports.  

I'm not sure what happened to editing, but anyway...  

Adding Lincoln gives more opportunities for Bobe's Pizza.  Plus, Lincoln's basketball pep band jams.  

 

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1 hour ago, reitzguy said:

As a Reitzfan I would have much rather had GS in the conferance than Lincoln. GS is a much tougher team. Why did Boonville get cold feet. Do they not want to play a tougher schedule.

 

29 minutes ago, tango said:

I agree, especially when you consider overall athletic programs.  Jasper and Lincoln were a package deal.  But it solves a lot of problems for SIAC schools in football and shouldn't be a huge undertaking for the ADs from a scheduling standpoint since a lot of SIAC schools already play Jasper and Lincoln in other sports.  

Based on recent history in football, I get why some might prefer GS over VL. But I really think the best has yet to come for Lincoln under Levi Salters. He’s just getting started. Lots of good football classes coming up the ranks. 

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43 minutes ago, tango said:

I'm not sure what happened to editing, but anyway...  

Adding Lincoln gives more opportunities for Bobe's Pizza.  Plus, Lincoln's basketball pep band jams.  

 

Can’t argue with that logic. If any VL sports program has question marks right now though, it’s the basketball program surprisingly. The pep band will remain strong though! Especially for conference games!

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Any idea how the schedule will play out in football?

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On 5/22/2019 at 3:54 PM, Evansville50 said:

Any idea how the schedule will play out in football?

I hope they leave week 9 intact. 

Check out the matchups:

Mater Dei - Reitz at the Bowl

Central - North

Memorial - Castle

Harrison - Bosse

Jasper - Lincoln

That would be a great slate of games with conference titles/shares on the line.

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Posted (edited)

Lol if so....SIAC fans are going to love another Eastern Standard Time school.

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