Big Blue River Conference

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The Big Blue River Conference was an IHSAA-mandated conference featuring schools from North Central and East Central Indiana. It operated from the 1968-69 school year until 1988-89.[1] Five of the original seven schools came from the East Central Conference, four directly, while Tri was formed from the consolidation of ECC member Spiceland. Morton Memorial, the last remaining ECC member in 1969, would join the conference that year, along with Hamilton Southeastern.[2] The nine school format did not last long, as Morton Memorial left after one season, and Hamilton Southeastern had outgrown the conference and left by 1972. The conference briefly returned to nine schools in 1977, as Lapel and Shenandoah joined from the folding White River Conference. However, North Decatur left three years later, as the new expansion left them geographically isolated. Morristown would follow suit in 1985, as the school dropped football. The conference would split in 1989, as Lapel and Shenandoah would help reform the WRC, New Palestine and Triton Central would move to the Rangeline Conference, and Tri was accepted into the Tri-Eastern Conference. Knightstown and Eastern Hancock were left as independents, though both would join the WRC six and eight years later, respectively.

Former members[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors County Year Joined Previous Conference Year Left Conference Joined
Eastern
Hancock
Charlottesville Royals           30
Hancock
1968 East Central 1989 Independents
(WRC 1997)
Knightstown Knightstown Panthers           33
Henry
1968 Tri-Eastern 1989 Independents
(WRC 1995)
Morristown Morristown Yellow Jackets                73
Shelby
1968 East Central 1985 Mid-Hoosier
New
Palestine
New Palestine Dragons           30
Hancock
1968 East Central 1989 Rangeline
North
Decatur
Greensburg Chargers                16
Decatur
1968 none (new school) 1980 Mid-Hoosier
Tri Lewisville Titans           33
Henry
1968 none (new school) 1989 Tri-Eastern
Triton
Central
Fairland Tigers           73
Shelby
1968 Mid-Hoosier 1989 Rangeline
Hamilton
Southeastern
Fishers Royals                29
Hamilton
1969 Mid-Capital 1972 Rangeline
Morton Memorial Knightstown Lions           70
Rush
1969 East Central 1970 Independents
(closed 2009)
Lapel Lapel Bulldogs           48
Madison
1977 White River 1989 White River
Shenandoah Middletown Raiders           33
Henry
1977 White River 1989 White River

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eastern Hancock, Others Form New Conference". Anderson Herald (Anderson, IN). 1967-06-03. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  2. ^ "Eastern Hancock Royals 1969-70 Season". Eastern Hancock Boys Basketball. Retrieved 2014-09-29.