Northern Indiana Valley Conference

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The Northern Indiana Valley Conference was a High School League from 1967 to 1973, located in the South Bend/Mishawaka metropolitan area. The conference was made up of South Bend and Mishawaka-area schools that were not a part of the Northern Indiana Athletic Conference, which at that point spread from Gary and East Chicago to Elkhart. When the schools from Northwestern Indiana left to form more compact conferences and NIC membership dwindling, former NIVC teams joined the NIC. By 2005, all of the NIVC teams that had not closed were in the NIC.

Former members[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors County Year Joined Previous Conference Year Left Conference Joined
Mishawaka Marian Mishawaka Knights           71
St. Joseph
1967 Independents 1973 Independents (joined NIC 2005)
Penn Mishawaka Kingsmen                71
St. Joseph
1967 Independents 1973 Independents (joined NIC 1977)
South Bend Clay South Bend Colonials           71
St. Joseph
1967 Independents 1973 Independents (joined NIC 1979)
South Bend Jackson South Bend Tigers           71
St. Joseph
1967 Independents 1973 none (school closed)
South Bend LaSalle South Bend Lions           71
St. Joseph
1967 Independents 1973 Independents (joined NIC 1977,
school closed 2001)
South Bend
St. Joseph's
South Bend Indians           71
St. Joseph
1967 Independents 1973 Independents (joined NIC 2005)

Conference Champions (Football)[edit]

  • 1967 - Mishawaka Marian (5-0)
  • 1968 - South Bend St. Joseph's (4-1)
  • 1969 - Mishawaka Marian (5-0)
  • 1970 - Mishawaka Marian (5-0)
  • 1971 - Mishawaka Marian (5-0)
  • 1972 - South Bend St. Joseph's (5-0)
  • 1973 - South Bend St. Joseph's (5-0)

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