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Future of IU's Assembly Hall will generate chorus of boos

March 9, 2012
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Despite many complaints about the charmless 41-year-old basketball venue, IU has no plans to replace or renovate the Hoosiers' hoops home.
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Irsay can no longer be in Manning's corner

March 7, 2012
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If they part ways, Jim Irsay, on some level, has to be rooting against Peyton Manning. If his former quarterback outshines his new signal caller in any meaningful way, it could have disastrous consequences for his franchise in this market.
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IU basketball program proving it's bigger than Bob Knight

March 5, 2012
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It’s OK to admit it. IU basketball made Bob Knight. Not the other way around. The proof is in the roar of the crowd at Assembly Hall these days. The proof comes from the program's financials during its darkest days.
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Irsay can't leave fans feeling they've been fooled again

March 2, 2012
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If Colts fans think Jim Irsay waited until after the season ticket renewal date to release Peyton Manning, his ticket waiting list, along with the goodwill he's banked, could burn up like paper in fire.
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Bill Polian joins ESPN as full-time NFL analyst

February 29, 2012
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Despite his sometimes rocky relationship with media members during his previous career, former Colts general manager now joins their ranks.
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Butler basketball hits 40-plus-year attendance high

February 28, 2012
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The Butler men's basketball ticket hasn't sold this hot since the early to mid 1960s. With university president James Danko committed to building on the program's success, attendance is likely to keep climbing.
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Life without Danica presents serious challenges for IndyCar

February 23, 2012
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She rarely won. Her tantrums became old and tired. But the media and casual race fans loved Danica Patrick. So the big question remains, will the series be better or worse off without her?
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Sarah Fisher frozen out of IndyCar Series

February 21, 2012
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The series' only woman owner, and one of its most popular people over the last decade, can't get anyone to sell her an engine to go racing. She has the money, a promising American driver, a new chassis and new shop. Yet she's still stalled.
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If it's truly a business decision, Manning must go

February 17, 2012
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On the day after Jim Irsay was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame, it’s clearer than ever that the decision on what to do with Peyton Manning has nothing to do with business.
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Irsay-Manning saga dividing Colts fan base

February 16, 2012
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If the 2009 season taught us anything, it's that Colts fans have a long memory. This year may be remembered as the one in which Jim Irsay divided the horseshoe kingdom.
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IndyCar Series readies to raise curtain on new era

February 13, 2012
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While myriad challenges remain, IndyCar's future might finally be pointed in the right direction.
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Many Colts fans don't want what's best for Manning

February 7, 2012
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If Colts fans really have Manning's best interests at heart, they should be happy to see him play for another team.
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Hosting another Super Bowl could deliver diminished return

February 6, 2012
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There's a thought that Indianapolis could win another Super Bowl bid as early as 2018 or 2019. But should Indianapolis pursue the big game again after the way this week turned out?
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Irsay's 'all-in' mentality key to Indy's Super Bowl score

February 3, 2012
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In 2007, Jim Irsay's generosity put major heat on Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. In 2008, Irsay's willingness to forsake his own financial interests helped Indianapolis land the Super Bowl.
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Life is crazy on Super Bowl's radio row

February 1, 2012
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Here at the JW Marriott there are 108 radio stations—with all their equipment and two to five on-air personalities each—crammed into one ballroom. There are more than 200 radio shows broadcast from that one room each day with guests ranging from Joe Namath to Adam Sandler.

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Despite not playing, Peyton steals Super Bowl spotlight

January 31, 2012
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Without taking a snap this year, Peyton Manning is more marketable than one Super Bowl quarterback and nearly as popular as another.
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Indy's Super effort bowling over NFL and national media

January 30, 2012
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Despite doubts from the NFL and national media about Indy's ability to host a big-time Super Bowl, the city so far is blowing away expectations.
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Colts brass searching for yin to balance new head coach's yang

January 25, 2012
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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and general manager Ryan Grigson might be facing the toughest task of their professional careers.
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National media member says Indy will be best Super Bowl host ever

January 24, 2012
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CNBC's Darren Rovell said something on a national television and radio show this morning that might surprise even the most ardent Indianapolis loyalists.
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Colts will have trouble attracting big-name coach

January 19, 2012
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Ryan Grigson and Jim Irsay are faced with one of the most difficult tasks for any business: searching for hidden talent and unseen potential.
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New GM's past gives hints about Colts' future

January 12, 2012
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Colts fans should expect new general manager Ryan Grigson to be aggressive on the free agent market, look to make trades when needed, make a cold calculated decision concerning Peyton Manning's future and provide stability for the team's coach.
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Texas remains college football's financial No. 1

January 9, 2012
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While Alabama topped LSU for the BCS national football championship, the Longhorns have been crowned financial kings among college football's elite teams. Tide is No. 6 financially and LSU is No. 8, according to a new study.
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Indy should cheer for Giants, Broncos, Pats or Packers

January 9, 2012
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A Giants-Patriots Super Bowl match-up could bring big money to Indianapolis. If he has two more miracles in him, Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow would send TV ratings off the charts.
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NCAA goes public with hoops tournament selection criteria

January 6, 2012
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NCAA officials are raising the curtain on the wizards making the selections and seedings for its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. But will that quash or fuel the debate over who gets in and who doesn't?
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Manning's options limited by his demands

January 5, 2012
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The team that wants Peyton Manning better have a pile of cash, an egoless coach and a championship caliber offensive line and defense.
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  1. The $104K to CRC would go toward debts service on $486M of existing debt they already have from other things outside this project. Keystone buys the bonds for 3.8M from CRC, and CRC in turn pays for the parking and site work, and some time later CRC buys them back (with interest) from the projected annual property tax revenue from the entire TIF district (est. $415K / yr. from just this property, plus more from all the other property in the TIF district), which in theory would be about a 10-year term, give-or-take. CRC is basically betting on the future, that property values will increase, driving up the tax revenue to the limit of the annual increase cap on commercial property (I think that's 3%). It should be noted that Keystone can't print money (unlike the Federal Treasury) so commercial property tax can only come from consumers, in this case the apartment renters and consumers of the goods and services offered by the ground floor retailers, and employees in the form of lower non-mandatory compensation items, such as bonuses, benefits, 401K match, etc.

  2. $3B would hurt Lilly's bottom line if there were no insurance or Indemnity Agreement, but there is no way that large an award will be upheld on appeal. What's surprising is that the trial judge refused to reduce it. She must have thought there was evidence of a flagrant, unconscionable coverup and wanted to send a message.

  3. As a self-employed individual, I always saw outrageous price increases every year in a health insurance plan with preexisting condition costs -- something most employed groups never had to worry about. With spouse, I saw ALL Indiana "free market answer" plans' premiums raise 25%-45% each year.

  4. It's not who you chose to build it's how they build it. Architects and engineers decide how and what to use to build. builders just do the work. Architects & engineers still think the tarp over the escalators out at airport will hold for third time when it snows, ice storms.

  5. http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/duke-energy-customers-angry-about-money-for-nothing

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