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Big 8 History timeline

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

1928 founded

The conference was established known as the Big 10. Founding members were: Aurora, Carthage, Joplin, Lamar, Monett, Mt. Vernon, Neosho, Nevada, Springfield and Webb City.

1953

The Big 10 changed to the Big 9 when Springfield and Joplin left the conference and Cassville was added.

1963

The Big 9 lasted until 1963 when Carl Junction was added to re-establish the Big 10 Conference.

1976

In 1975, the Big 10 added McDonald County, East Newton and Seneca to form the Big 13 Conference.

1982

In 1981, Joplin (Memorial) lured Neosho, Webb City, Carthage, McDonald County and Nevada to form the Southwest conference. The remaining schools formed the Big 8.

2012

The Big 8 Conference voted to add McDonald County as its ninth member effective in July of 2013.



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