History of Illinois Conferencesupdated 10-2-11
ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE CHANGESSome newspapers disable links to stories after they have been posted for several weeks
Corn Belt Conferenceupdated 5-27-15
Girls Catholic Athletic Conferenceupdated 5-20-15
CLICK HERE - Girls Catholic Athletic Conference determines where to put its 22 schools in three divisions
Northeastern Athletic Conferenceupdated 4-29-15
Vernon Hillsupdated 3-26-15
North Suburban Eightupdated 3-4-15
Three Rivers Athletics Conferenceupdated 2-12-15
CLICK HERE - Three Rivers Goes To Big School/Small School Division; Rockridge & Sherrard Will Not Meet In Football In 2015
Southwest Prairie Conferenceupdated 12-15-14
CLICK HERE - Joliet Central, West to join SPC in 2016... Will leave South West Suburban Conference for Southwest Prairie Conference
CLICK HERE - High school football: Playoff changes needed, uncertain if current proposal is right fit
Upstate 8updated 10-22-14
Fox Valley Conference-Kishwaukee River Conferenceupdated 9-27-14
Okaw Valley Conferenceupdated 9-18-14
New Suburbs Super Conferenceupdated 9-18-14
North Suburban Conferenceupdated 8-15-14
Okaw Valley Conferenceupdated 7-15-14
Tweets from @nwh_JoePrepZone on Johnsburg BOE meeting:Johnsburg Dist. 12 board heard presentation from prin. Kevin Shelton and AD Tom Ross on BNC and KRC.
No action taken by Johnsburg board. More discussions to come. Could vote in July to let BNC know by Aug. 1 it's leaving.
In 2014 the BNC will become a sixteen team league. As has been documented, this may be short lived with schools planning another conference. We are excited with the new look of the BNC and look forward to these next two years. We feel they will be excellent for our school and community in an excellent conference. As for the pending changes, there are many factors that c ome with these changes, and administratively, we are searching for answers to many of them. Like many things educationally, this is an issue that is not simple and must be well planned in order for our school and the league to have success. The planning, coordination and efforts made by members of the BNC are what have made the league the premier small school league in Illinois. We are currently planning and looking for what is in the best interests of participants at RBCHS.
Girls Catholic Athletic Conferenceupdated 6-13-14
Kishwaukee River Conferenceupdated 5-28-14
Genoa-Kingston Says "No" To KRCemail to The Senior Reports
May 28th, 2014 To:Northwest Herald, Daily Chronicle, Rockford Register Star, The Senior Reports Re:Genoa-Kingston High School Athletic Conference From:Brett McPherson, PrincipalGenoa-Kingston High School received an official invitation to join the Kishwaukee River Conference this week. After careful considerations dating back to this past fall, Genoa-Kingston High School will stay in the Big Northern Conference. Our top priorities are the GK students and the GK community, and we feel the BNC is the best fit for them. We respect the decision of the 3 schools leaving the BNC and look forward to a continued positive relationship with those schools.
Respectfully, Brett McPherson
Marengo BOE Unanimously Votes to Leave Big Northern ConferenceTweets from Jeff Arnold - @NWH_JeffArnold
Marengo superintendent has written authorization from Burlington Central and Woodstock and Woodstock North. Harvard not yet committed
Hoping to get five schools, willing to start with five schools. Will look for Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton or Genoa-Kingston to come along
Harvard expected to discuss the measure on Wednesday night according to Marengo superintendent
Bertrand: I'm very confident we can get at least one other school to join us
Board unanimously votes for Marengo to leave Big Northern Conference to become charter member of Kishwaukee River Conference
Only way resolution will not go forward is if four schools don't agree to join KRC. If that happens, Marengo sticks with BNC
IHSA Statement On Proposed House Resolution 895IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman:
“We have no idea what concerns the Representative might have, because she has not contacted the Association regarding this resolution. However, we do know that over the course of the last decade the Association has expanded its sport and activity programs, giving over 300,000 high school students a year an opportunity to represent their schools in interscholastic competition. The Association has also worked with schools and other organizations -- including the Illinois General Assembly -- to make interscholastic programs safer, eliminated membership dues and participation fees, balanced its budget, funded its pension, shared millions of dollars of revenue with its members, and created great partnerships with communities such as Peoria and East Peoria, generating millions of tourism dollars all around Illinois.
We fail to see how such conduct warrants any type of intervention or investigation.”
Bill Title: Urges the House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education to hold subject matter hearings on the administration and funding of high school sports, the safety of high school athletes, the systems and protocols of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), the costs and income associated with the administration of high school sports, and the feasibility of statutorily transferring the duties and functions of the IHSA to the State Board of Education.
PODCAST - CLICK HERE - IHSA's Matt Troha talks about the new Success Advancement Component, approved by the IHSA Board
Suburban Christian Conferenceupdated 4-4-14
Public vs Privateupdated 3-30-14
Sun-Times Media Series
Illiana Christianupdated 3-28-14
Edwards Countyupdated 3-27-14
Glenbard Northupdated 3-11-14
Chicago City Leagueupdated 2-24-14
Big Northern Conferenceupdated 2-19-14
Big Northern Conference Says "NO" To Expansionfollowing release sent to SR
Big Northern ConferenceThe Big Northern Conference has received letters of inquiry from Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School to join the Big Northern Conference. The Board of Control (BOC) of the Big Northern Conference met to discuss the options of further expansion because of the interest of schools looking to join the conference. The Big Northern Conference has decided to not explore further expansion and has informed these schools of this decision.
Glenbard Northupdated 1-27-14
Hoffman Estatesupdated 1-16-14
Two Athletic Conferences Courting Hoffman EstatesIt has been confirmed to us that Hoffman Estates has two firm offers to consider an athletic conference change: Upstate 8 and the Fox Valley Conference.
We had reported earlier that a Mid Suburban League member was considering a change in conferences. Hoffman Estates is currently a member of the MSL West, which includes: Schaumburg, Barrington, Conant, Fremd and Palatine.
The Upstate 8 is looking to replace three current members of the Valley Division: Neuqua Valley, Waubonsie Valley and Metea Valley. The three Valley members will be joining the DuPage Valley Conference. The Fox Valley Conference is looking to replace Johnsburg, but now are waiting for Woodstock and Woodstock North to decide if the new conference they are forming is a go.
MSL officials and members are aware of Hoffman Estates situation as it was discussed at a conference meeting recently. More changes will becoming from this situation as well
Big 12 Conferenceupdated 12-17-13
Big 12 Conference Adds Four New Members
Tweets from - WCIA Sports Aaron Bennett @WCIA3AaronExpand Reply Retweet Favorite More Peoria Dist. 150 school board officially approves move to Big 12. Notre Dame, Richwoods, Peoria High & Manual will join the league.
Peoria schools will begin competition in Big 12 NEXT year in "championship sports" (wrestling, golf, track & field, cross-country)
Big 12 Conference Could Be Expanding By Three
Tweets from - WCIA Sports Aaron Bennett @WCIA3AaronPeoria Central/Manual/Richwoods will vote at their board meeting tonight whether to join Big 12 (also at a yet to be determined date)
It's official: Peoria Notre Dame will join the Big 12 conference at a date yet to be determined.
Big 12 Conference Talking To Peoria SchoolsTweet from Chad Dare @chaddare, sports editor of the Danville Commercial-News
Big 12 Conference in discussion with Peoria schools about possible expansion. Talks are in preliminary stages.
Public vs Privateupdate 11-24-13
Kishwaukee River Conferenceupdated 12-16-13
Kishwaukee River Conference Progress ReportBelow is a reply to SR on the progress of the Kishwaukee River Conference
Nothing as of yet. There are some key meetings in early January that will let us know the direction this will go.
Corey Tafoya Principal Woodstock High Schoolupdated 11-20-13
New Conference Named Kishwaukee River Conferenceper Tweets from Jeff Arnold @NWH_JeffArnold
Per Marengo AD report to board, Kishwaukee River Conference to include Marengo, Woodstock, WN, Richmond-Burton, G-K, Johnsburg, Harvard, B-C
Per report, Marengo has been "frustrated" by BNC expansion, forcing teams to travel well over an hour to Rock Falls and Mendota
Big Northern Conferenceupdated 12-15-13
Big Northern Conference Membership UpdateSix Big Northern Conference East member school boards (Genona-Kingston, Richmond Burton, Marengo, Harvard, Johnsburg and Burlington Central) have discussed the option of leaving to form a new conference - Kishwaukee River Conference. The new conference would also include two members from the Fox Valley Conference - Woodstock and Woodstock North.
As of this date no formal action has been taken by any school board to join the new conference.
We also contacted BNC President Ricardo Viera and he forwarded us this email - I will share with you as the Big Northern president that the conference has not received any letter from a school letter that requests a withdrawal from the Big Northern. According to our conference by-laws schools are to give the Big northern conference a 2 year notice if they would like to leave the conference. If schools are interested in leaving the conference then they need to submit a letter of withdrawal and that will be presented to the Board of Control for the Big Northern conference.
Below on this page you will see several stories related to this issue.
Comment On New ConferenceBelow is a reply to a SR request on possible BNC members leaving for a new athletic conference being discussed by the Woodstock schools.
In response to your question:
As the Big Northern President I have not received a letter of withdrawl from any Big Northern School. This would be the protocol according to our the Big Northern By-laws (Article III - Section 3) if a school was to withdraw and make a formal notice to withdraw from the conference.
Ricardo Viera Rockford Christian Athletic Director
IHSA Schools Propose 3 Football Play-off By-Law Amendmentsupdated 12-15-13
IHSA Board has decided not to place these issues on the upcoming ballot and vote of members
Upstate 8 Conferenceupdate 11-23-13
Hoffman Estates Has Interest in the UECSources have confirmed to us that Hoffman Estates of the Mid Suburban League could be a candidate for membership in the Upstate Eight. This comes after the school board meeting this past week in the Indian Prairie School District that their three schools (Metea Valley, Neugua Valley and Waubonsie Valley) will pursue membership in the DuPage Valley Conference and leave the UEC.
Also this past week it was learned that the MSL is looking to expand or add at least two members in the near future. No word if this is because of Hoffman Estates' interest to leave the conference for the UEC.
In October SR reported that a MSL school was being targeted by another conference, Hoffman Estates most likely was that school.
DuPage Valley Conferenceupdate 11-22-13
District 204 BOE Talks About Conference ChangeDistrict 204 schools include - Metea Valley, Neugua Valley and Waubonsie Valley. All three are presently members of the Upstate Eight Valley Division
@kevin_schmit reports -
Big news from D204 meeting. All 3 seeking board support to join DVC in 2015. Football concerns w/ Metea but Principal Schmid seems in favor reports -
Mid Suburban Leagueupdated 11-21-13
Mid Suburban League Looking To Expand
Mid Suburban League Board of Control will soon release a correspondence petitioning schools for expansion of the league. The league will be looking to add 2 schools to the league - all levels, all sports - for the 2015-16 school year.
BOE To Discuss new Conference@NWH_JeffArnold reports -
Richmond-Burton school board to discuss new athletic conference Wednesday. Attached to agenda is report showing declining enrollment.
Burlington Centralupdated 11-19-13
Marian Centralupdated 11-14-13
Fox Valley Conferenceuppdated 11-13-13
Two Statements From Woodstock on FVC and New ConferenceLast night the Board heard the background and rationale for our two high schools seeking the Board’s approval to withdraw from the Fox Valley Conference in order to create a new one. Based on the information presented, this seems to be a well-thought out proposal. If one looks realistically at this situation from purely a high school point of view, I think this makes perfect sense. Students would be competing against teams of similar ability and would be playing against teams that would more than likely be in their same class if they make state playoffs in any sport. I like the idea that the average enrollment of the other proposed teams will be around 775 and also that the travel distance for any competition will remain fairly close. There are a lot of rivalries in McHenry County and I believe that many of these will continue. Lastly, I like the idea that in addition to sports, the athletic directors and principals also looked at and discussed other areas of extra-curricular activities such as math, Scholastic Bowl, and The Arts. Any extra-curricular activity that draws in students will have a direct affect on their academic success. The proposal to withdraw from the Fox Valley Conference will be discussed and voted on at the next Board meeting – December 10th.
Last night, the high school principals presented some of the rationale as to why leaving the Fox Valley Conference is the right thing at this time for the students in District #200. The primary issue for both Woodstock and Woodstock North is the size of the schools that they are matched up with, even though they play on the smaller (Fox) side of the conference. With Johnsburg leaving for the Big Northern Conference next year, the two schools from Woodstock will be 300 students smaller than the next smallest school on the Fox side. The rest of the Fox schools are around 1600 students, or nearly 650 students larger, not to mention the cross-over games played against the larger schools. So, this is an issue of fit and not dissatisfaction with regard to the Fox Valley Conference. As a founding member of the Fox Valley Conference, we have much pride and respect for the conference, but we must look elsewhere for the good of our students so that we can play like schools. We will maintain all current levels of play and will continue with all the same sports we currently have in D200. This proposal will be voted on by the Board at the December 10th Board meeting.
Corey Tafoya Principal Woodstock High Schoolupdated 11-13-13
Woodstock Schools Looking To Form New ConferenceTweets come from Woodstock BOE meeting and presentation from Administration
Jeff Arnold @NWH_JeffArnold
Woodstock, Woodstock North plans to leave Fox Valley Conference but it won't happen until 2015-2016 school year
Officials said it's not due to dissatisfaction with FVC but instead to get into conference with schools that are closer in size
Woodstock and Woodstock North seeking to create new league but officials decline to say how many others schools will combine for new league
Woodstock principal Corey Tafoya says travel distances won't change for Woodstock, North and Johnsburg's decision to leave FVC led to move
UPDATE On Tuesday BOE Meetingan email reply to SR on Tuesday night's meeting
"The high school administrators will be giving a presentation on a potential proposal for a change in athletic conferences. This is an informational item only with no action being taken at this time."
Superintendent Ellyn Wrzeski - Woodstock Community School District 200updated 11-10-13
Western Big 6 Conference and the Mid-State 6 Conferenceupdated 11-7-13
Mid Suburban Leagueupdated 10-11-13
Mid Suburban League Expansion/RealignmentWe are currently aware of multiple athletic conferences looking to expand membership actively. During this time we were informed that the MSL had talked possible expansion with a couple of larger schools being added or realignment of the current division set-ups. SR also knows that a school from the MSL might be a school targeted by one of several conferences mentioned below as an expansion prospect.
Last year the suburbs saw many changes take place in conference membership make-up, including:
DuPage Valley Conference Upstate 8 Conference Northern Illinois Big 12 Fox Valley Conference Suburban Chrisitan Conference Metro Suburban ConferenceSome of the above conferences are still looking to add members due to these changes. We are hoping to verify schools after we hear back from Conference and school officals.
Big 12 Conferenceupdated 9-6-13
Sacred Heart-Griffin AD/head football coach Ken Leonard speaks out against the proposed "Success Factor" rule that the IHSA is considering.
Suburban Christian Conference
PodcastShaw Media's Joe Stevenson talks about the SCC changes
Two Offers On the Table
TWEET from - Joe Stevenson @nwh_JoePrepZoneMarian AD Mike McGovern says six remaining SCC schools have invites from Chi. Cath. League and East Sub. Cath. to join.
East Suburban Catholic Conference Talking with Suburban Christian Conference MembersIn an email reply to SR about SCC schools and possible expansion.
The ESCC Expansion Committee did have a conversation with the Athletic Directors from the remaining 5 schools from the SCC. We have invited those schools to apply to the ESCC. Once we get applications, we will make a recommendation to the ESCC Board of Control.
There really isn’t much more to say other than we are now waiting to see how those schools will be moving forward.
Jeff Budz Principal/CEO Joliet Catholicupdated 5-18-13
Chicago Suburbsupdated 5-17-13
Mid-West 10 Conferenceupdated 5-7-13
IHSA Sides With Eureka On Manual Situation
From the IHSA - Matt TrohaThe IHSA’s stance on any contract related matter is that contracts are binding and contract issues need to be resolved mutually by the school’s involved.
From Twitter of Daniel Makarewicz @danmak57Per #MS6 president Charlie Roy, the #IHSA sides with Eureka in the MidWest 10 situation regarding Manual. Next step is an appeal
Metro Suburban Conferenceupdated 5-1-13
Brooks College Prepupdated 4-28-13
Conference Shufflingupdated 3-28-13
Nokomis: Change of Heart?
Tweets by @DaveKaneSJRNokomis Principal/AD Tim Page said that his school is reconsidering joining Sangamo Conf. in 2013-14 and could stay in PSC.
Page said Nokomis school board will take action on the conference (Sangamo or Prairie State) situation later this month.
Northern Illinois Big 12updated 3-25-13
Central State Eight Conferenceupdated 3-28-13
Tweets from Aaron Bennett @AaronB_WCIAThe CS8 has approved the addition of MacArthur & Eisenhower for the '14-15 season. The Big 12 will drop down to 7 teams.
Centennial AD Brian Easter: "We wish the Decatur schools well. [We'll] continue to explore options for possible additions to Big 12."
Tweets from fredkroner @fredkronerBig 12 teams in football will face open dates Weeks 1 and 2, as well as one more between weeks 3-9. "A nightmare," Danville's B.J. Luke said
Tweets from Matt Daniels @mdaniels_NGUrbana athletic director Greg Hall on Big 12 Conference decreasing to seven teams: "I'm not happy about it."
Aaron Bennett @AaronB_WCIAHearing MacArthur & Eisenhower have decided to petition the CS8 for entry. Could be leaving the Big 12 soon.
Matt Loveless @MattLovelessDecatur pub. schools (MacArthur/Eisenhowe) approve petition to CS8. Spokesperson tells me that will be in writing to the league by tomorrow.
DuPage Valley Conferenceupdated 3-11-13
Future Membership of the DVC
Email from DVC President David Claypool to SRThe committee identified many schools within a reasonable geographic distance from the remaining DVC schools. In terms of the number we would be open to add, we are open to options that would extend beyond replacing the two departing schools; however, our most immediate challenge is to find at least two schools to add by the time Glenbard East and West Aurora leave.
I will send out letters to the identified schools in the very near future, soliciting interest in possibly joining the DVC. Our action beyond that, at this time, hinges on the response we receive.
DuPage Valley Conference Allows Schools To Leave For Upstate Eight After 13-14
Statement from DVC President David ClaypoolLast Friday, March 8, the DuPage Valley Conference Board of Control voted unanimously to allow Glenbard East and West Aurora to leave the conference after the 2013-2014 school year. This decision allows the two departing schools to accept the offer extended by the Upstate Eight Conference. DVC Board of Control President and Wheaton Warrenville South Principal, Dave Claypool, said, “This decisions is the result of the collective understanding among the Board of Control that the move to the Upstate Eight is in the best interest of both Glenbard East and West Aurora. We now set our sights to seeking replacements for them with hopes that the DVC will continue as one of the premier conferences in the state.”
DuPage Valley Conference Update On Membershipemail question from THE SENIOR REPORTS - Would you be able to give us a statement on the DVC expansion plans, if any.
email reply from David Claypool Wheaton Warrenville South Principal
The DVC has created a committee that includes principals, athletic directors and activities directors from the conference. That committee is scheduled to meet later this week to draft a process that will guide us when replacing schools when they depart.
Fox Valley Conferenceupdated 3-8-13
Fox Valley Conference Transition & MembershipThe Fox Valley Conference will be looking to add 1 or 3 public schools for the 2014-15 school year in all sports and levels of play. An open invitation is extended to any interested high school.
The Fox Valley Conference will accept school’s applications by November 1, 2012, for consideration and review.
The Fox Valley Conference will also consider conference affiliations and arrangements with other “odd-numbered conferences” in football to see if arrangements can be made to have both conferences work together so that no schools in either conference will have open dates in football. This arrangement would only pertain to football.
Email - Corey Tafoya (Woodstock Principal) and FVC President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Illinois Big 12 and Interstate 8updated 3-1-13
Blue Ridgeupdated 2-28-13
Heart of Illinois Conference StatementAt this point, teams that were scheduled to play Blue Ridge in 2013 are looking for opponents from outside the conference to fill the openings. There will be one opening each week that needs to be filled and mid-season games will be particularly difficult to fill. Teams that are unable to find an opponent will have to take a forfeit win. Our conference Athletic Committee will be meeting in the next week or so to discuss what future schedules might look like if Blue Ridge's program doesn't return for 2014. Our next scheduling cycle begins in 2014 and Blue Ridge is currently included in that cycle as if they will have varsity football. We are hoping this is just a one-year hiatus for Blue Ridge.
Sean Berry Principal Tremont High School HOIC Presidentupdated 2-27-13
Northern Illinois Big 12updated 2-21-13
Belvidereupdated 2-23-13 Interview with Belvidere School Suoerintendent Michael Houselog
Belvidere school board members want two elementary schools closedWREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader
updated - 2-5-13
EMOTIONS RUN HIGH AT BCSD100 SPECIAL MEETINGWREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader
Three options call for the elimination of 52 jobs, including principals, assistant principals, guidance counselors, more than two dozen teachers, building support staff, a building supervisor and in-school suspension aides. The two high schools would be consolidated, and one middle school would be closed. Multiple elementary schools would be on the chopping block.
Under two other scenarios, at least 14 jobs would be cut, including one principal, an assistant principal, a guidance counselor, a building supervisor, and multiple building support workers and aides. Both high schools would remain open, although at least one elementary school would be closed. One middle school could be shut down, too.
Consolidating the high schools would produce the most significant savings. Any scenario in which a high school is shuttered would yield annual savings of as much as $5.8 million. Any option in which both high schools remained would save the district $3 million a year.
Suburban Christian Conferenceupdated 2-14-13
It's official: Streator has voted to accept the invitation
RT from @TT_jtpedeltyIt's official: Streator has voted to accept the invitation to join the I-8 Conference in 2014-15.
It's Official!email sent to SR
The communication below was sent to our staff regarding the I-8 Conference. Our Athletic Director also sent a notice to the NIB 12 Athletic Directors today. Thanks for your guidance in this process.
Communication sent to SHS Staff.Ken Miller, President of the Interstate 8 Conference has officially invited us to be a member of their conference. We have accepted the invitation pending board approval at the Tuesday, Feb 19th board meeting.
Kevin Myers, Ph.D. Superintendent Streator Township High School District 40
J.T. Pedelty (Times) @TT_jtpedeltyIt's official: The Interstate Eight Conference has invited Streator to join in 2014-15. Board meeting at SHS next Tuesday.
J.T. Pedelty (Times) @TT_jtpedeltySources indicate Streator will receive an invitation to join the I-8 Conference bright and early Thursday morning.
Tweet by J.T. Pedelty (Times) @TT_jtpedeltyThe Interstate Eight's meeting today concluded w/o an invitation being issued to Streator. The word "yet" was used.
The I-8's president told me Monday that the invitation may come Thursday instead of Wednesday.
Streator Says No To Corn Belt, Yes To Interstate 8Information provided by Dr. Kevin Myers Superintendent to THE SENIOR REPORTS
Communication sent to the AD's of the NIB12 sent on 2/5/13-
We wanted to keep you updated on our conference situation.
Our principal will be meeting with the principals of the I-8 conference on Wed. February 13. If after that meeting the I-8 decides to offer Streator an invitation to their conference Streator is going to accept it. The next step for us is to present at our school board meeting on February 19. At this time we are not sure if the board is going to approve it or table it until the March meeting.
Communication by phone with Corn Belt Official on 2/6/13-
We informed the Corn Belt that we were looking at other options. The official from the Corn Belt returned our call and stated that he appreciated our professionalism and good luck in our search.
Streator Has 2 Conference MeetingsFrom Streator Supt. Dr. Kevin Myers to THE SENIOR REPORTS-
SHS staff meet with officials from the Cornbelt and Interstate 8 Conferences this week. Each conference presented information about their conference and we provided them information about SHS. Both conferences are considering their options and will let us know their decision. They did not give us a timeline.
Streator To Meet With Corn Beltemail below provided by Streator
Message from Kevin Wargo, AD at SHS, to the athletic directors in the NIB 12 conference.
I wanted to keep you updated about our discussions with the Cornbelt Conference. My principal and myself are meeting with the Cornbelt Conference on January 15. Hopefully, I will know more information after that meeting.
From Streator Supt. Dr. Kevin Myers-
Listed below is the statement I provided at the March 15, 2012 STHS BOE meeting related to exploring conference options. Thanks for the follow up.
We have been exploring the conference options available to STHS. As a district we reviewed the enrollments, mileage, and activities offered in the different conferences. As we reviewed the data, we looked at schools that are similar to STHS when considering forming a new conference. I have been in discussions with current NIB 12, Corn-Belt, and former NCIC Superintendents about conference options. The following actions were taken; we sent a letter of interest to the Corn-Belt Conference, explored options for forming a new conference, and discussed options with our current conference. The Corn-Belt conference has formed a committee to examine the options for expanding the conference. At this time, we are committed to staying in the NIB 12 for another year and will consider additional conference options as they become available.
The Times' Derek Barichello at the Streator High School board meeting tonight: "STHS [Supt.] Kevin Myers said school needs to look at other conferences for sports"
Streator is presently a member of the Northern Illinois Big Twelve
Glenbard Eastupdated 2-12-13
Board Approves Move To Upstate 8
Tweet by @KaneCountyPrepsThe Glenbard BOE voted 6-1 to allow Glenbard East High School to join the UEC. Vote could send W. Aurora and Glenbard E. to UEC in 2015-16.
Glenbard E principal Josh Chambers says there is chance GE and W. Aurora could join UEC before 2015-16 if DVC can find replacements quickly.
Football and Conferencesupdated 2-8-13
Proposal Sent To IHSA To Change Football Play-offs
Lincoln Superintendent Comments On Corn Belt ConferenceSR emailed Lincoln the following request - if possible would appreciate a statement on Corn Belt Conf situation...
reply from Lincoln Superintendent Bob BagbyDue to the Corn Belt Conference declining to offer Lincoln Community High School an invitation, I do not have any comment.
Northern Illinois Big 12updated 2-7-13
Freeport Not Looking To Leave NIC 10
email sent to SR from Freeport AD Jeff FitzpatrickIn response to the continued references to Freeport High School’s interest in other conferences athletic director, Jeff Fitzpatrick, made the following statement, “Freeport High School has no desire to leave the NIC-10 Conference. There are circumstances where conferences and schools may investigate other options that may alter their structure, but the NIC-10 has remained relatively stable throughout the years and will most likely continue to do so in the near future.”
Illinois Valley Central (IVC)updated 2-14-13
IVC Invited To Join Corn Belt Conference
email sent to SRThe Corn Belt Conference has extended an invitation to IVC High School in Chillicothe to become a full member. They will begin their district process of formalizing this request as soon as possible. They will be the only addition to the Corn Belt for the 2014-2015 school year.
Lance Thurman, Ed.D. Principal Olympia High School Corn Belt Conference Presidentupdated 2-7-13
IVC Statement On Corn Belt ConferenceSR sent an email to IVC officials We understand that IVC has talked with the Corn Belt about future membership, would it be possible to get a statement on this?
reply to SR
IVC High School met with representatives of the Corn Belt Conference on Tuesday, January 15, at Bloomington Central Catholic High School. We were informed by the conference president that the Corn Belt will be meeting on February 7 to further discuss expansion possibilities and opportunities. I will hopefully have more to share at a later date.
Kenton Bergman, Principal IVC High Schoolupdated 3-18-12
NIC 10updated 12-1-12
Upstate 8updated 1-29-13
TWEETED by - KaneCountyPreps @KaneCountyPrepsGlenbard E. principal Josh Chambers hopeful school will have answer on joining UEC by end of month. Board meeting is scheduled for Jan. 28.
Last night the District 129 School Board did not vote to join the Upstate 8 Conference. Rather, it voted to permit West Aurora High School to accept the invitation of membership for the Upstate 8 Conference, pending resolution of critical issues. Whether the high school accepts the invitation will depend on whether the Glenbard Township High School District 87 school board votes to permit Glenbard East High School to accept its invitation. There are other issues that may still need to be resolved as well. We would appreciate a correction.
Ross Truemper, Co-Principal West Aurora High Schoolupdated 12-6-12
Upstate 8 Adds 3 New MembersUpstate Eight has invited West Chicago for 2013-14, and West Aurora and Glenbard East for 2014-15.
All three are presently members of the DuPage Valley Conference. The U8C was looking to replace Lake Park who was leaving to join the DVC. With the two extra additions the E8C will now have 16 members. With the loss of West Aurora and Glenbard East the DVC will have 6 members in the future.
Details will be posted as we receive them.
New Member Searchfrom Batavia's Principal Dr. Lisa Hichens
The Upstate 8 will discuss and vote on the options during our Board of Control meeting on Wednesday, November 14th. There should be information available in the late afternoon.
West Chicago Looking To Jump To Upstate 8Several sources tell THE SENIOR REPORTS that West Chicago is looking to make another change in athletic conferences in less then two months. West Chicago just voted to leave the DuPage Valley Conference for the Metro Suburban Conference and was accepted. With Lake Park moving to the DuPage Valley Conference that left one spot open in the Upstate 8 Valley Division.
Sources tell us the Upstate 8 will possibly be notifying schools, by November 1st, if they have been accepted. Several other schools have applied to join the conference as well, details coming shortly.
One school mentioned as being interested was Hoffman Estates. Several Fox Valley Schools have also been suggested as looking at a move to the Upstate 8.
Should West Chicago leave the Metro Suburban, before ever playing a conference game, it would leave the MSC at only 5 football playing schools and short of the number needed for the conference champion to qualify for the playoffs.
We have emails into the Upstate 8 Conference officials and also to West Chicago. As of this time we have not heard back from them. We will update as we received information.
Northeastern Athletic Conferenceupdated 1-28-13
Tweeted by nwh_JoePrepZoneFaith Lutheran will join the Northeastern Athletic Conference next year. The Saints will play in most sports other than football.
Central Illinois Conference Changesupdated 1-27-13
West Suburban Conferenceupdated 1-24-13
National Trail Conferenceupdated 1-24-13
Sangamo Conferenceupdated 1-23-13
Pittsfield To Play Football in Sangamoe
Dave Kane @DaveKaneSJRAuburn principal Nate Essex says the Sangamo Conference (by a 9-0 vote) has OK'd Pittsfield as a football-only member starting in 2014.
Corn Belt ConferenceUPDATED 1-15-13
Corn Belt Conference Meeting Updateemail reply to THE SENIOR REPORTS
Sorry, no official/unofficial action at all today. We have scheduled to meet again on February 7th, 2013. One school has a conference constitution requirement of two full years notice. Unfortunately, that is holding up our process in setting a direction and moving forward at this time. We hope to have some direction/decision on that situation before our February meeting to allow us to move forward.
Lance Thurman, Ed.D. Principal Olympia High Schoolupdated 11-5-12
Possible Northern Illinois Conference Changesupdated 1-7-13
Little Okaw Valley Conferenceupdated 12-23-12
according to Tweets from @hrpreps -
Argenta-Oreana was officially welcomed by the LOVC today. Its school board must now approve the move.
Also, there is speculation that the Little Illini's Cumberland and Palestine-Hutsonville are in talks to join the LOVC as well. No formal requests have been sent from those schools yet, however.
As far as Unity, Monticello, Maroa-Forsyth and the Okaw Valley. Those schools are still planning on finding three new members. Monticello AD Randy Moss said he feels "pretty good" about that plan. Those 3 have met with St. Joe-Ogden, St. Tom More, Rantoul
Chicago Suburbs Conference Changesupdated 12-15-12
Kevin Schmit of the Daily Herald talks conference changes...
Northern Illinois Big 12updated 12-15-12
Hampshire Declines Northern Illinois Big 12 Invitationfollowing is an email reply to THE SENIOR REPORTS -
We have declined the offer to attend the meeting related to changing conferences. We joined the Fox Valley Conference just last year and have no intention of leaving our new conference affiliation.
“We compete against many of the teams in that conference currently (Kaneland, Sycamore, DeKalb) and that we want to continue our relationship with them and others over time.”
Chuck Bumbales - Principal, Hampshire High School
Public vs Private Comes To Illinoisupdated 12-8-12
Interview with Mooseheart Executive Director Scott Hart
Sangamon Valley Conferenceupdated 11-28-12
CLICK HERE - SVC update: Five schools to join Dwight in Wednesday meeting, PBL may join Okaw if Dwight rejects offerupdated 11-3-12
CLICK HERE - Sangamon Valley Conference Invite Five Schools To Join, Okaw Valley Invites Three To Considerupdated 10-2-12
THE SENIOR REPORTS emailed Paxton-Buckley-Loda AD John Overstreet to verify if Unity and Monticello have applied to join the SVC - here is his reply to us -
Yes both have sent application letters to the SVC. Yes on meeting on the 10th in Rantoul at 10 am.
There might be a vote. Not sure if it will happen at this meeting.
Metro Suburban Conferenceupdated 11-2-12
"New" Okaw Valley Conferenceupdated 11-9-12
TWITTER = @AaronB_WCIA has confirmed the new Okaw Valley has invited PBL, St. Teresa, Clinton, and Olympia.
from Matt Daniels of the Rantoul Press Twitter account
Rantoul, Maroa-Forsyth, Monticello, st Joseph-Ogden, st Thomas more and unity will compete in okaw valley conference starting in 2014-15
Six schools met today in champaign and agreed to keep okaw name intact.
Rantoul AD joe bendoraitis said letters will be sent out this week inviting four area schools to join revamped okaw
He declined to name who those four schools are, but said they have until dec 15 to accept invite
Northern Chicago Suburbsupdated 11-8-12
West Chicagoupdated 11-8-12
JUST INWest Chicago Board of Education votes 4 to 3 to leave the DuPage Valley Conference.
Statement from Metro Suburban Conference
Glenbard South AD John TreiberI think this is a great decision for the betterment of the students, staff, and community of West Chicago by opting to leave the DVC. Glenbard South was faced with the very same decision almost 15 years ago to leave the DVC. We knew it was time for us to find a more competitive Conference for our student athletes because the DVC had out grown us. It was the best move for our students, staff, and community and the positive effects can be easily measured by school morale, participation numbers, Conference and State Tournament successes, and athletes advancing on to play collegiately. West Chicago can come to expect many if not all of these things as well and they will see the results quickly.
Rantoul Townshipupdated 11-6-12
St. Joseph-Ogdenupdated 10-27-12
Kaneland Position On Upstate 8 MembershipWe emailed school officials at Kaneland about possible interest in the NIB 12 in the future.
Email request from us - We are checking a source that tells us Kaneland is looking at a conference move to the Upstate 8. Was hoping you can give us a statement on this issue.
Email reply - We have not been approached by the Upstate 8 conference and believe that our current conference is meeting our needs.
Chip Hickman - Kaneland HS PrincipalThis is not a true statement. We are NOT looking to leave the Northern Illinois Big XII.
Leigh Jaftke - Athletic Director
Princeton Position On NIB 12 MembershipWe emailed school officials at Princeton about possible interest in the NIB 12 in the future.
Email request from us - In a recent article in the LaSalle newspaper it mentioned the NIB 12 is considering Princeton as a possible member in the conference.
Would appreciate your comments and a statement...
Email reply - We are one hundred percent committed to the Three Rivers Conference and are very excited to become a member in all sports beginning in the fall of 2013. We have no interest in joining the NIB 12.
Andy Berlinski - Princeton HS Principal
Okaw Valley ConferenceLon Tay and Jeremy Werner talk about the Okaw Valley Conference split with WCIA-Channel 3's Aaron Bennett.
Thanks to the Tay and J Show -- The Tay and J Show airs weekdays 3-6 p.m. on 93.5, 95.3 ConnectFM and streams at www.myconnectfm.com
CLICK HERE - Out of their hands: For coaches of ‘other’ sports, the fracture in the Okaw is a football thing
HS Lacrosseupdated 10-17-12
New Conferenceupdated 10-16-12
Western Big Six Conference and Mid-State Six Conferenceupdated 10-15-12
Central Illinois Conferenceupdated 10-11-12
Updates courtesy of WCIA's Aaron Bennett's Twitter account
Argenta-Oreana has been voted out of the newly formed Central Illinois Conference, A-O's principal tells me. They'll look to join LOVC now. AO principal Sean German tells me Bombers have had interest in LOVC all along, but 8 other CIC members wanted nothing to do with it.
According to WCIA/WCIX Sports Director Aaron Bennett-
The 9 Okaw defectors have decided to stick with a new 9-team league for the first 2 years - called the Central Illinois Conference (CIC)
The CIC begins in 2014, pending IHSA approval - and they're committed to sticking with 9 teams for the first 2 years
******UPDATED - Unity and Monticello have applied to join the Sangamon Valley Conference. Principals meet on the 10th. Could vote them in at that time.
Lake Parkupdated 10-9-12
Lake Park High School Joins DuPage Valley ConferenceLake Park High School is pleased to announce that it has joined the eight-member DuPage Valley Conference (DVC). The Lake Park High School Board of Education voted to approve the DVC invitation last Monday. The move is scheduled for the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. The opening in the DVC became available after the West Chicago High School Board of Education voted to move to the Metro Suburban Conference.
Lake Park was a member of the Upstate Eight Conference (UEC) for the past 33 years, joining that conference in 1979. Lake Park Athletic Director, Pete Schauer, stated, “We have nothing but the utmost respect for the administration, coaches, student-athletes, and communities of the Upstate Eight Conference and thank them for the outstanding partnership over the past 33 years.” He added, “The DVC member schools are located within DuPage County; the closer proximity will allow Lake Park to develop more spirited rivalries when every school in the conference competes against each other year in and year out in every sport. Glenbard North High School, for example, is less than five miles from Lake Park and many of our student athletes know each other from youth sports.”
The DVC member schools also offer programming that more closely parallels that offered by Lake Park High School. Lake Park offers a comprehensive athletic program with 27 sports that compete at 91 levels. The other DVC member schools offer a similar number of lower-levels within their programs. Additionally, the DVC offers a sport, boys gymnastics, as a conference sport, where currently, Lake Park is the only UEC school to offer a boys gymnastics program.
The Lake Park BOE will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 1st to discuss conference affiliation.
Specualtion is Lake Park is looking to fill the spot in the DuPage Valley Conference when West Chicago withdrew to join the Metro Suburban.
Lake Park is presently a member of the Upstate 8 and is in the River Division.
Brownstown-St. Elmo Co-opupdated 10-1-12
Scholastic Hockey Leagueupdated 10-1-12
Chicago Public Schoolsupdated 9-10-12
Decatur Schoolsupdated 8-14-12
Northern Illinois Big 12 Conferenceupdated 8-1-12
NIB 12 still looking for Dixon replacement
BY ERIC CHALUS Sports Editor Rochelle News-LeaderROCHELLE — Last year, Dixon approached the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference about eventually leaving the conference. Dixon is the smallest school, but they generally finish in the middle of the pack in when comparing all varsity sports, however the school is seeking a fresh start in a new conference with new and more balanced competition.
"Football and boys basketball seem to dictate a lot of things when organizing an athletic program," explained Rochelle Township High School Athletic Director Kevin Crandall. "Dixon is the smallest school but to be quite honest, I think they are just just looking for a conference that is a little less competitive."
Crandall said that little progress had been made in looking for a replacement for Dixon, but in early August when all of the athletic directors in the NIB 12 meet, Crandall expects some leads to be presented.
"I see us putting together a list of schools that might be viable replacements for Dixon and then inviting them to our September meeting to hopefully get the ball rolling."
If a replacement for Dixon is found, the transition will not be made until the 2014-2014 academic school year, so both schools will have ample time to make their appropriate adjustments.
"I am confident that when is all said and done, the NIB 12 will remain a very solid and very competitive conference," Crandall said.
4 Conference Allianceupdated 7-19-12
Trinity Oaks Christian Academyupdated 7-5-12
Little Okaw Valley Conferenceupdated 7-4-12
Apollo Conferenceupdated 6-30-12
Prairie State Conferenceupdated 6-20-12
IHSA Class Changesupdated 6-14-12
Big Northern Conferenceupdated 5-20-12
Burlington Centralin an email from THE SENIOR REPORTS
We have heard that Burlington Central might be considering a move to the Fox Valley Conference. Would appreciate a statement on this if you would please.
email reply from Burlington Central Athletic Director Steve Gertz
Central High School is committed to staying in the Big Northern Conference and is not exploring any other options.
Pat Elder - Richmond Burton AD - Talks About Expansion Plans
Below is a reply to our email from Dale Purvis, North Boone AD, on some reasons why the Big Northern Conference is considering possible expansion.
I will share with you that one of the reasons for expansion is simply easier schedules. With 7 per side (volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball) someone has a bye while the other 6 are scheduled. Scheduling would be easier for everyone.
Realignment had to occur with the addition of Rockford Christian. We had great discussions about keeping traditional opponents together as much as possible while doing what is best for everyone involved.
One of the reason for divisions is cut down on travel as much as possible. If we ran as one division we would have Richmond possibly going to Rock Falls on a school night. That would not be in the best interest of kids or education.
Conference Expansionupdated 5-4-12
Central State Eight Conferenceupdated 3-7-12
Rockford Schoolsupdated 3-7-12
Western Big 6 and Mid-State 6updated 2-7-12
West Central Conferenceupdated 2-1-12
CLICK HERE - WCC votes to extend invitations to three schools, including QND, for football membershipupdated 1-19-12
West Central Conferenceupdated 2-2-12
Three Rivers Conferenceupdated 1-26-12
CLICK HERE - Tri-County likely to lose Hall — Spring Valley school may join St. Bede in Three Rivers
Chicago Public Schoolsupdared 1-7-12
Chicago Simeon Boys HS basketball Coach Robert Smith will talk about Chicago schools holding there own season ending tournament, instead of the IHSA...Simeon is currently ranked as the #1 school in the ESPN national poll
Big Rivers Conferencesupdated 11-15-11
CLICK HERE - GOODBYE BIG RIVERS, HELLO NORTHEAST ATHLETIC: Marquette receives OK to join new football conference
UPDATED - The Big Rivers Conference has also voted to allow Marquette to leave in football at today's meeting. Marquette will be playing football next season in the Northeastern Athletic Conference.
CLICK HERE - Marquette's move remains sticky -- Big Rivers yet to vote on MA's departure, next meeting set for Nov. 7
Big Rivers/Three Rivers Conferencesupdated 10-24-11
CLICK HERE - CLICK TO LISTEN TO WRMJ interview with Rockridge High School Principal Katy Hasson discussing Big Rivers/Three Rivers.
West Central Football Conferenceupdated 10-18-11
Belvidere and Belvidere Northupdated 9-23-11
Glenbard Southupdated 9-21-11
Chicago Craneupdated 9-14-11
Harvest Christianupdated 9-2-11
Big Rivers Conferenceupdated 8-31-11
Marquette Academyupdated 8-27-11
Rockford, Illinoisupdated 7-29-11
Big Northern Conferenceupdated 7-29-11
Big 6updated 7-6-11
Rockford Christianupdated 5-24-11
Kewanee-Wethersfield Co-opupdated 5-18-11
NIC 10updated 5-4-11
Rockford City Schoolsupdated 5-4-11
NIC 10 ReplyWe asked Jay Lauscher, Hononegah Athleic Director for a statement on Rockford Schools
Everything is still up in the air as far as what will happen in district 205. If they drop freshman programs the other schools will adjust by scheduling other freshman competition whether that is scheduling an additional game with other NIC-10 schools or looking to add a non-conference school to the schedule. All of us are quite good at finding additional games each season depending upon the numbers that schools will have at certain levels. Our goal is always do what is right for the student athletes.
We will just ride it out until we get a definite direction that 205 will take for next year.
Polo/Forreston Co-opupdated 5-4-11
Dave Schmidt Talks with Aaron Wilson on Live@5 (2-9-11)...
Dave attended the meeting at Guilford HS on the proposed outsourcing of Rockford School athletics to the Rockford Park District. Aaron Wilson and Dave discuss the meeting and options of the plan on Live@5.
credit in this story given to The Senior Reports
3rd part of podcast deals with Rockford Schools and Park District
Marty Hickman, IHSA Executive Director"Based on IHSA by-laws, it appears that an arrangement where a park district or other outside entity was facilitating a high school's activity/athletic programs would prevent those schools from participating against other IHSA member schools and from being eligible for the IHSA’s postseason State Series events. What we currently are aware of in regard to the situation in Rockford is very preliminary in nature and we will need to review a more detailed plan before we can make a ruling."
CLICK HERE - Potential RPS Merger with Park District Could Affect Surrounding Schools (includes video)update 1-19-11
Illinois Valley Centralupdated 2-26-11
Illinois School Consolidation Planupdated 2-18-11
Westminster Christianupdated 2-17-11
South Beloitupdated 1-11-11
Thornridge HSupdated 12-15-10
West Chicagoupdated 12-15-10
below is the update for West Chicago who was considering leaving their conference and going independent.
DuPage Valley Conference UpdateDr. Cheng stated that at the conclusion of the discussion at the last Board meeting regarding the exploration of going independent, he was asked to bring a recommendation to this meeting as to other options; e.g., joining other conferences, swapping or partnering with other schools, etc. While all are good suggestions, no recommendation will be made for any change. Given the suggestions from the Board, it will take some time to tease out and explore those options. He said that there will not be any recommendation to withdraw. As things unfold, we will bring those back to the Board under the Reports and Information section of the Agenda.
Reminiscent of the letters sent out to various districts by the Board, Mr. Nagel suggested that perhaps Board members need to be more aggressive and go out to various meetings throughout the community. Letters may not have gotten the same attention as someone going to a board meeting. Sometimes that has more impact than a letter. Former Board President, John Jensen, thought that if you got closer to the people involved they would be more empathetic.
Dr. Cheng noted that the responses to the letters from districts revealed that the decision would be more or less up to Administration. A lot of conversation takes place on a principal to principal and/or athletic director to athletic director level. The letters were distribution from Board president to Board president and asked for consideration at that level. Mr. Ponce added that Boards of multi high school districts do not get involved in conference affiliation discussion. We are unique in that we are a one high school district. Glenbard has four high schools and their board would not typically get involved in what conference the schools would be affiliated. It is a high school association, so it is left to the principal and the athletic director. Dr. Cheng advised that IHSA compares all the results from all schools every year.
Mr. Ponce stated that as personal contact is always stronger perhaps there might be some interaction this weekend at the IASA-IASB-IASBO Conference. Mr. Nagel stated he would be willing to participate.
Additional discussion included whether anyone else was interested (Mrs. Doremus); how to know which schools to go in front of (Mr. Kotche); would have to go in front of the Conference, if you could get on their agenda (Mr. Gunderson); that has been done (Mr. Saake); attendees to IHSA meetings (Mr. Campos) [Mr. Mullaney and Dr. Cheng went to Addison Trail last week); and whether IHSA meeting minutes available to the public (Mr. Campos) [Unsure].
Mrs. Doremus stated that she is quite comfortable with Dr. Cheng handling it and keeping the Board apprised. Dr. Cheng should let the Board know if and when there is a time for appropriate Board involvement. She feels approaching various boards would be inappropriate and uncomfortable for some.
Mr. Ponce added that while the Board can influence the Principal, it is the principal who has those discussions. Mrs. Doremus reminded the Board that a representative from Glenbard south had come to a Board meeting. There are people in the community who may have the ability to open doors and we can feed the information back to Dr. Cheng.
Mr. Nagel stated that somehow we need to get it back into the heads of athletes and coaches that if we are in the DVC we need to work within the DVC. We are in it and we are going to work within it or we will always have that carrot on a stick. In the meantime, we are here. We have to move ahead with what we are dealing. If we are constantly out looking, there is this feeling we are not entrenched in the DVC and do not need to do those things characteristic of success. He continued that we have to decide as a Board if we are going to do something definitive so that everyone knows where we are.
Dr. Cheng responded that, while he did not disagree with Mr. Nagel, any decisions about conference affiliation does not hang on the action of other schools. Should something occur requiring movement to another conference, he does not want us to miss an opportunity that could be beneficial for our kids. He believes that our coaches coach to win and our athletes play to win. I do believe our kids and coaches give 110% for each game in each season.
Mrs. Doremus stated that as long as she has been on the Board, and even before, we have been having this same conversation. She thinks the Board needs to agree to put it to rest. We have had issues arising, people coming to us asking us to look at other options, and demanding we move out of the DVC. We already know there is nothing out there now that fits our needs. If that changes, it would make sense to come back to the Board. We need to be instilling pride in what students are doing, and in what they are participating. We need to build up the mentality that they can be successful and get back to providing an excellent high school experience for our student population.
Illinois Valley CentralIVC is one of three schools from the NCIC who have yet not found a new conference home.
The following information came from IVC...
IVC will be in the Mid-State Six for Football for the next two years. They would like us to join in all sports after next year ( 2012-2013 )
West Chicagoupdated 10-28-10
Illinois Football Expansion Plan Submittedupdated 10-28-10
Start of the Year REMINDERAsk all conference members to declare their intentions on remaining a member of the conference at the start of each school year.
Each conference member should be encouraged to tell the conference commissioner or president when they are talking with another conference, this as a courtesy for everyone. It is not uncommon for schools to be in full-fledged talks before the conference is notified, it should be a priority to notify your conference before that happens. This will help to avoid issues for everyone.
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