The Big Ten Athletic Conference is disbanding effective July 1.
According to a release from Big Ten president James Schlegel, "Throughout the 2013-14 school year, the members of the Big Ten Athletic Conference discussed the challenges facing the league. While analyzing many factors, disparity among Big Ten schools in terms of enrollment and sports offerings has continued to grow. As a result of these discussions, member schools mutually agreed to withdraw from the Big Ten Athletic Conference, effective July 1, 2014."
The Big Ten consisted of Schenectady, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Christian Brothers Academy, Albany High School, Troy High School, LaSalle Institute, Amsterdam, Catholic Central and Bishop Maginn. Amsterdam announced earlier this year it is leaving the conference to join the Foothills Council.