(12-13-21) An Indiana athletic conference, the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC), decided to boot two members out after finding out they were considering moving to another conference.

The vote was unanimous by the school’s principals.

The remaining six MIC schools (Lawrence North, Lawrence Central, Pike, Ben Davis, Warren Central and North Central) will honor the contracts through the 2022-23 season, however during the spring season of 2022 the conference will just be made up of the remaining six schools.

Carmel and Center Grove released a joint statement after the MIC posted the above notice.

“Center Grove High School and Carmel High School have submitted a formal petition to join the Hoosier Crossroads Conference,” the statement read. “We respect the coaches, faculty, administrators and student-athletes of the MIC conference. We have long-standing and positive relationships with the MIC conference and appreciate the 26 years of collaboration and competition with the MIC schools. The decision to request to change conferences is rooted in the belief that this move would provide our schools with the collaboration, competition and support necessary to grow our programs over the next 20 years.”