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Future of Big 8 Undecided

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:08 am

Parents and basketball supporters hoping for a swift decision on the future of Big 8 ball left last Thursday’s athletic committee meeting disappointed. No decision was made on whether to keep the Big 8 league or change to the Mountain Valley League.

Mike Yates, of the Grundy County School Board, opened the meeting by stating that Grundy County High School basketball is as “low as it has ever been.”

untitled“Something has to be done if they want to be competitive,” said Yates.

The new Mountain Valley League proposal suggests two divisions, each with four teams. The teams would play 10 regular season games, with the season ending in December.

Parents, supporters, and Big 8 coaches expressed disappointment in the proposed new league. In addition to the shortened schedule, complaints were voiced concerning limits to team rosters and rules that will influence playing. Supporters of Big 8 feel the new league would not provide fundamental skills to young basketball players.

The decision on the new league was tabled until a later date.