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IndyCar's new TV deal done with eye on global markets

August 11, 2011
The IndyCar Series' new deal with ABC is worth more than the current deal, sources said. But ESPN's ability to grow the series overseas is just as important as the financial windfall. Still, the series' most hardcore fans are the least pleased by the deal.

Brownsburg votes to annex Lucas Oil Raceway

August 8, 2011
Brownsburg officials are promising to help with year-round marketing, security and traffic control during race events, and are considering extending Ronald Reagan Parkway to make access to the track easier. And sources say the IndyCar Series might be coming to the track.

New CEO says local tourism leaders ignoring Speedway

August 4, 2011
Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association CEO Leonard Hoops thinks it's high time local tourism leaders start thinking about using the Indianapolis Motor Speedway prominently in marketing materials.

NFL-Versus deal would be huge score for IndyCar

August 2, 2011
The NFL is in talks with Versus to bring a package of early season Thursday night games to the cable station, possibly as early as 2012. That move would seriously legitimize Versus’ attempts to rival ESPN.

Brickyard 400 attendance becoming major concern

August 1, 2011
Future of Brickyard 400 is another weighty issue for Hulman & Co. board of directors to ponder.

NBA players need reality check regarding overseas jobs

July 25, 2011
NBA players like Pacers Danny Granger must be willing to endure grinding practices and accept low pay and sub-par accommodations if they want to work in Europe during the lockout.

Manning's motives remain unclear

July 21, 2011
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning's audible during the late stages of collective bargaining with NFL owners is not met enthusiastically by fellow players.

2012 looks like better year to host Super Bowl than 2011

July 19, 2011
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones must be wondering about the wisdom of his move to push Indianapolis aside for the 2011 Super Bowl.

IndyCar Series considering European swing

July 15, 2011
IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard said an influx of sponsors with overseas interests could push the open-wheel circuit into Europe within five years.

Horizon League inks five-year deal with IMG

July 13, 2011
The Indianapolis-based conference that includes Butler University signs an exclusive sponsorship and multi media deal with a seven-figure value.

Crown Royal may become Brickyard 400 title sponsor

July 12, 2011
Deal with the whiskey maker could earn the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the richest title sponsorship payday in NASCAR.

2012 Super Bowl merchandise on sale exclusively in Indy

July 7, 2011
A wide range of Super Bowl items went on sale this month at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Colts Pro Shop in Circle Centre Mall. Indy gets a one month head start on retail sales.

Indians, Pacers, IMS celebrating, while Lucas Oil Raceway takes hit

July 6, 2011
While Pacers, Indians and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are celebrating, Lucas Oil Raceway is facing a big financial hit with loss of NASCAR Nationwide race.

Workouts weaken NFL, NBA players' negotiating position

July 5, 2011
Some NFL and NBA players' agents are now telling their clients to stay away from player-organized group workouts. Some think the workouts make players look too eager, even desperate, to settle the labor dispute.

Two former Colts join staff of local tech start-up

June 30, 2011
The Tyros LLC, which recently added a former Purdue star to its roster, hopes to make life of athletics directors, game officials and organizers easier with new software application.

NASCAR, IndyCar travel different paths to going green

June 29, 2011
NASCAR CEO Brian France tells American corn growers in Indianapolis on Tuesday, “We want you to know we are right in your corner.”

IndyCar Series faces difficult scheduling decisions

June 27, 2011
TV ratings remain a major concern for IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard. And he may have to dramatically change the schedule to get the numbers up.

Pacers win, Butler duo falls short on NBA draft night

June 24, 2011
The Indiana Pacers and Larry Bird made a big move to improve the team and win over fans. But do the Spurs know something Pacers executives don't?

Bird's unpredictability likely to be on display during draft

June 23, 2011
Larry Bird is either a mad scientist/genius or a lunatic when it comes to running a basketball team. For Larry Legend, there’s really no middle ground.

Cheaney's hiring is significant sign for IU

June 21, 2011
The hiring of former player Calbert Cheaney by Indiana University shows that relations are finally thawing between the school and Bob Knight or at least the backlash from Knight's firing is fading.

Franchitti's rants good for IndyCar Series

June 20, 2011
Scotsman's tongue lashing of popular Brazilian is first serious driver dust-up since Milka Duno confronted Danica Patrick.

Tony George: 'I didn't start the split, I helped end it'

June 16, 2011
Former boss of Speedway and IndyCar Series gives interesting insight into relationships with his family and successors in 80-plus-minute in-studio radio interview.

Two sports media figures exiting Indy market

June 14, 2011
One on-air TV sportscaster loses her job while another worker who helped build a sports radio station from behind the scenes is taking a new post in St. Louis.

July 15 new do-or-die date for NFL labor talks

June 13, 2011
NFL owners and players at not-so-secret meetings set July 15 as deadline to get a deal done that will end the labor lockout. If that date passes with no deal, big trouble looms.

Does Carlisle's success haunt Pacers' Bird?

June 10, 2011
If you’re an Indiana Pacers fan, it’s ironic and perhaps a little sad that while your team is looking for a coach, one of its former coaches is on the precipice of bringing Dallas its first NBA title.

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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.