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The Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference is a high school athletic conference with twelve high schools in northern Illinois. The conference is divided into two divisions—East and West.

DeKalb, Kaneland, Morris, Sycamore, Yorkville

Geneseo, LaSalle-Peru, Ottawa, Rochelle, Sterling

Recent news about the NIB-12

Kaneland upends Yorkville to win confernece crown

The long wait is finally over for the Kaneland volleyball team. The Knights traveled to Yorkville Thursday night and avenged their only Northern Illinois Big XII East loss of the season, their 26-24, 25-14 victory giving Kaneland a share of…Read More »

Kaneland wins share of NI Big 12 title

YORKVILLE – The Kaneland girls volleyball team earned a share of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title with Yorkville after beating the host Foxes, 26-24, 25-14, Thursday. Cyndi Violett, in the first year of her second stint as Knights…Read More »

DeKalb tops Morris in regular season finale

MORRIS– Before the season started, DeKalb girls volleyball coach Kyle Milborn knew his team would be built on defense.Read More »

Lady Pirates reach 20 wins

OTTAWA — Ottawa reached the 20-win mark for the first time since 1994 when it defeated Geneseo 25-17, 25-20 on Thursday. The win puts the Lady Pirates at 20-12-1 overall and 5-3 in the Northern Illinois Big 12 West.  Read More »

DeKalb Sycamore, Kaneland, Genoa-Kingston, Hiawatha Week 9 preview capsules

Geneseo (8-0) at DeKalb (8-0) Game time: 7:30 p.m. today Scouting the Maple Leafs: The Maple Leafs are a powerhouse program year in and year out. Last season, they took second place in Class 4A, and have continued the success this…Read More »

Boys cross shows talent in Ogle County for NIB-12 race

ROCHELLE, ILL.—Kaneland boys cross country can be encouraged after the final dress rehearsal for survive-and-advance postseason action. This past Saturday out in Ogle County, Rochelle hosted the annual Northern Illinois Big XII conference race, it’s first as a West outpost.Read More »

Girls pack acclimates well in Rochelle for NIB-12

ROCHELLE, ILL.—When you are ahead of all other conference outfits with the exception of Yorkville, it’s been a pretty good Northern Illinois Big XII race. On Saturday in Rochelle, the Kaneland girls cross country squad put shoes to grass in…Read More »

Packing a regional punch

Soccer’s semifinal win at BC BURLINGTON, ILL.—It took a while to get going, but Kaneland’s cleats found footing on the pitch. Not only could that be an accurate observation for Tuesday night’s Class 2A Burlington Central Regional semifinal win over…Read More »

Green Machine NIB 12 West champions

Champions get every conference team’s best shot, and the Green Machine proved they could survive them all this season. Read more: http://www.geneseorepublic.com/article/20141023/Sports/141029707#ixzz3H3y4g6sBRead More »

Pirates hope to shut down vaunted Foxes running back

The incentive for the Ottawa Pirates this Friday night is all about still competing. After an emotion-filled, Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division championship game loss last Friday to Geneseo, the Pirates hope to close out a frustrating 2014…Read More »

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