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One way or another, Pacers fans want off roller coaster

May 6, 2014
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Game 2 of the Indiana Pacers-Washington Wizards second-round playoff series on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is a lock to be a sellout. But some Pacers fans are tiring of the team's up-and-down performance.
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Pacers' Hibbert deserves standing ovation

May 2, 2014
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Despite having no points, two rebounds and four fouls in just more than 12 minutes, Pacers center Roy Hibbert's performance in Atlanta Thursday is deserving of fans' admiration. He did what so few stars before him have.
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Despite on-court collapse, Pacers TV ratings still soaring

April 30, 2014
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The two Pacers playoff games this year aired on Fox Sports Indiana were the second and fifth highest rated Pacers games ever televised on the cable network.
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Cricket salaries indicate Mayor Ballard's idea may have merit

April 28, 2014
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Who makes more? The average National Football League player, Major League Baseball player or a professional cricket player in India? The answer might surprise you.
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Chair still on fire for Pacers' Vogel after win over Hawks

April 23, 2014
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Despite Tuesday night's big victory over the Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers Coach Frank Vogel remains on the hot seat.

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Larry Bird more popular than any Pacers player

April 18, 2014
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It’s kind of amazing to consider that the most popular member of the Indiana Pacers doesn’t even don a uniform. And he hasn’t since 1992. Heck, he hasn’t even coached since 2000.
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App gives Colts fans on-demand video content, team new revenue stream

April 16, 2014
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The Colts recently contracted with California-based DeskSite to launch an app to feed fan laptops, tablets, desktop computers and televisions with on-demand Colts-centric video content.
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Pacers set to score 28 sellouts; attendance up 15 percent

April 9, 2014
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With the regular season concluding, the Indiana Pacers have exceeded their own ticket sales expectations, drawing more fans to the fieldhouse in any one season since 2000-2001. The team has sold out more games this year than in the last three years combined.
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IndyCar Series, Speedway projecting big revenue increases

April 2, 2014
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Hulman & Co. officials are projecting 20-percent to 25-percent gains in ticket and sponsorship sales this year over last. But it's still not clear if the open-wheel series will be profitable.
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Indy Fuel aims to raise $500,000 for youth hockey

April 1, 2014
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City's new pro hockey team donating all money from its in-game fundraising  including raffles and other promotions for its first five seasons at the Fairgrounds Coliseum to support youth hockey leagues.
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Indians could be headed for all-time attendance record

March 26, 2014
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With the Indianapolis Indians' season and group ticket sales up significantly this year over last, the AAA farm club's 15-year-old attendance record could be within reach. So what's the Tribe's secret to success?
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Following Irsay arrest, sponsor support at 'highest point ever' for Colts

March 20, 2014
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The Indianapolis Colts don't appear to be in jeopardy of losing many sponsors after Jim Irsay's March 16 arrest for driving under the influence and illegal drug possession.
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Indianapolis firm scores big deal working for Colts' rival

March 20, 2014
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MainGate Inc. signed a 10-year deal to handle merchandise sales online and at LP Field for the Tennessee Titans.
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IU supporters making it tough for Crean to succeed

March 19, 2014
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Any decent coach knows one of the keys to winning is playing to your strengths. But IU supporters are hampering Tom Crean from doing that.
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Verizon promising to go faster, farther than previous IndyCar title sponsors

March 14, 2014
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The motorsports marketing firm representing Verizon says the wireless communication firm won't be like past IndyCar Series title sponsors Pep Boys, Northern Light and Izod.
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Indy Eleven fires up fans with match vs. Chicago MLS club

March 13, 2014
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Local NASL team locking horns with big boys from Chicago. Match played at Purdue should draw fans from Indy and Windy City.
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Captain Morgan abandons ship, but Indians still making sponsorship gains

March 12, 2014
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The maker of the popular spiced rum has decided to end its three-year sponsorship of an open air restaurant and bar in left field of Victory Field. Team officials are talking to several potential replacements.
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Colts already nearing sellout for all 2014 games

March 10, 2014
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This off-season's Indianapolis Colts season ticket renewal rate will come in near 10 percentage points higher than it was just two years ago. Very few if any single-game tickets are expected to be available for the upcoming season.
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As Big Ten tourney grows, bidding war for event could erupt

March 5, 2014
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Just about every Big Ten men’s basketball team has struggled at one time or another this year. But as a whole—and financially speaking—the college conference has never been better.
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Latest IndyCar driver hire easy to criticize

February 27, 2014
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If the IndyCar Series as a whole doesn’t start looking at least a little further down the line, in a decade's time there aren’t going to be any gray beards left to bring back.
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Pacers, Colts execs travel to Mexico to help jazz up water polo

February 26, 2014
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International water polo leaders are counting on two top executives from the Pacers and Colts to bring a new level of show-time entertainment to one of the Olympics' oldest sports.
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Glass stands as shatter-proof barrier between Crean and angry IU fans

February 19, 2014
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IU Athletic Director Fred Glass has more power in Bloomington than most people realize. As long as Glass supports Tom Crean, the basketball coach's job is safe.
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Ballard invites British royal couple to visit Indy's World Sports Park

February 17, 2014
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Mayor Greg Ballard reached out through the British Consulate to invite Prince William and Kate Middleton to visit the Indianapolis World Sports Park this summer. He is promising to invite other international dignitaries.
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IndyCar's Fisher, Newgarden show pushing forward can require U-turn

February 13, 2014
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She may not be the first person that comes to mind when thinking of sports marketing, but I’ve always thought Sarah Fisher has a firmer grasp on connecting with fans than most in the IndyCar paddock.
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Pacers' hard-earned success requires continued vigilance

February 12, 2014
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The Pacers—and most especially the team’s young players—must remember the types of gains achieved by this team are hard earned and delicately maintained. Especially in a family oriented—some would say fickle—market like Indiana.
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