By Bryan Bloodworth
BLOOMINGTON - The Big 12 Conference will be minus Decatur MacArthur and Decatur Eisenhower if things go as planned.
Officials from the Central State Eight Conference are meeting today and could vote to add the Decatur schools to its league beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
League spokesman Gary Doss of Springfield High School said expansion is tentatively on the agenda provided existing conference member school boards have signed off on the proposal.
The departure of the Decatur schools from the Big 12 would leave that conference with just seven members, including Intercity schools Bloomington, Normal Community and Normal West.
Other members of the Big 12 are Champaign Centennial, Champaign Central, Urbana and Danville.
Current Central State Eight members are Lincoln, Taylorville, Rochester, Jacksonville, Chatham Glenwood, Springfield Southeast, Springfield Lanphier, Springfield Southeast and Springfield High.
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