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Sports Corp., Speedway make way for new leadership

September 12, 2014
The change of guard at Indiana Sports Corp. will take place in late October, giving Ryan Vaughn time to finish out negotiations for the city’s 2015 budget, currently under review by the City-County Council.

CBS affiliation switch means major changes at WTTV

August 11, 2014
Those changes are coming in the wake of Monday's huge announcement that Chicago-based Tribune Broadcasting, parent to WTTV, has wrestled away the CBS-TV affiliation held by WISH-TV Channel 8 since 1956.

Irsay arrest may bring NFL punishment, sharpen scrutiny on bowl bid

March 17, 2014
The drug-related arrest of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay could bring repercussions from the National Football League and might play a factor in the city's bid for the 2018 Super Bowl.

Visit Indy to map city's strategy for tourism

February 10, 2014
The $178,000 study will answer key questions about how the city can better connect its highlights, attract and please business and leisure travelers, and hook up with corporate partners.

Resurgent Pacers see lift in ticket sales

October 6, 2012
The Indiana Pacers continued scoring long after last season ended in the second round of the NBA playoffs. The Pacers sales staff hit high-water marks during the off-season that the franchise hasn’t seen in five years. And with almost four weeks until the regular-season home opener Nov. 3, the Pacers are shooting for more.

Loss of Pacers season would deal blow to CIB, state revenue

October 11, 2011
A canceled 2011-2012 NBA season might suck $5 million in tax revenue from state and Capital Improvement Board coffers.

WXLW beats odds to stay in sports-talk radio

March 26, 2011
Small Franklin station has survived loss of ESPN affiliation, emergence of better-funded competitors.

Entrepreneur parlays love of cars into successful media company

November 28, 2009
Donnie Babb's Gauge Media Group started in his basement at tortoise speed but now churns out $2 million in sales with a staff of nine full-time and 15 part-time employees.

Indians stock buyback raises more questions: Analysts say highest offer yet isn't high enough

December 25, 2006
The Indianapolis Indians saw attendance, profit and dividend payments shrink in 2006. But a recent stock buyback program launched by the baseball franchise to boost the value of its shares is the biggest in the team's long history. Whether the offer price is big enough is an open question. Market observers don't think so. With 799 shares outstanding when the buyback was announced Nov. 16, the offer price of $15,329 per share put a $12.2 million price tag on the...
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