Big 10 Conference to Break Up
Starting next academic year, the Big 10 Conference of Section II will cease to exist, as reported by James Allen of the Times Union.
The move coincides with Amsterdam’s official movement into the Foothills Conference for next year. This causes the Big 10 to have difficulty in some sports, especially on the girl’s side, where only five schools have sports like soccer or softball.
The Big 10 began in 1977 and has boasted some of the best athletes in the state since that time.
Basketball will be the thing hurt most by the disbanding of the league. The Big 10 has been dominate for years in boys’ basketball, including a stretch that saw the league win four state championships between 1998-2010.
Schenectady won titles in 1998 and 2001 before Bishop Maginn won in 2008 and CBA won in 2010.
Teams will play an independent schedule next season and can look to rejoin a league the following school year.
Troy and CBA will play a home-and-home series in boys’ basketball next year.