(5-24-18) In an email reply to SSN the NIC 10 has decided to table discussions on expansion.

This announcement leaves DeKalb as a school still looking for a conference home, Kaneland currently has a 1-year deal with the new look Interstate 8. The Barbs would be one school that would benefit from a new possibility of forming districts for football in the future.

Email sent to SSN:

The NIC-10 Conference thoughtfully considered adding additional schools to our conference.  We appreciate the schools who showed interest in our conference and appreciate the time and effort those schools put into the process.   In the end, all ten NIC-10 schools unanimously voted to table discussions toward expansion at this time.

Thank you,

Dr. Beth Summers

Principal Freeport High School

2017-18 NIC-10 Conference President

An email reply to the announcement from DeKalb:

DeKalb AD Nic Kearfott:

DeKalb High School appreciates the NIC 10 considering our request to join the conference. We respect their decision and hope that an opportunity for us to gain membership in the NIC 10 arises in the near future.