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Crean still struggling to gain acceptance at IU

January 23, 2014
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The memory of Bob Knight shouldn't be wiped away. He’s done far too much for IU and this state for that. But the endless comparisons of Knight to the man currently coaching the men’s team in Bloomington must stop. It’s destructive.
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Players' desire to avoid playing for Colts head-scratching

January 22, 2014
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Robert Griffin III is the most recent star who reportedly preferred to play in another market besides Indianapolis. With Colts' owner Jim Irsay's commitment to winning and his penchant for letting his guys do their jobs, you have to wonder why.
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Local firms ready for record Super Bowl windfall

January 17, 2014
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MainGate will operate 34 Super Bowl stores in New York and New Jersey around the clock, and Lids has brokered a deal with the NFL and Macy's to run the biggest Super Bowl store ever. League officials think merchandise sales at this year's Super Bowl could top $50 million.
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Founder selling Bicycle Garage Indy

January 16, 2014
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A dare to quit smoking and ride a bike to the 1980 World's Fair in Knoxville led Randy Clark to launch what would later become a central Indiana cycling and fitness institution. Now, Clark is phasing out his ownership.
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Indy no soft market when it comes to Colts

January 15, 2014
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This season, the Indianapolis Colts stuffed their home venue fuller than all but one NFL team, and the metro market's TV ratings for the team's games ranked seventh among 32 franchises.
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Notre Dame No. 2 in ranking of football riches, IU tops Purdue

January 9, 2014
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Florida State may be the BCS national champion, but when it comes to cash flow and valuation, the Seminoles can’t touch Texas and Notre Dame.
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Eight Indiana race tracks join alliance led by former NASCAR promoter

January 8, 2014
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H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler is at the wheel of an initiative to breathe new life—and money—into myriad auto racing tracks in Indiana and across the country.
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Colts lead AFC, lag NFC in playoff ticket prices

December 31, 2013
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Prices for club seats to Saturday's Colts home playoff game are climbing to near $2,000. But the Kansas City Chiefs aren't proving to be near the playoff draw at Lucas Oil Stadium the N.Y. Jets were in 2010.
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F1 champ Jackie Stewart joins forces with local marketing firm

December 20, 2013
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Just Marketing International continues diversification by signing deals this month to represent two of the biggest stars from the world of Formula One.
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Indy fans don't yet bleed for Colts' Luck, Pacers' George

December 19, 2013
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Neither Andrew Luck nor Paul George have yet earned the fan adoration of the star athletes they have supplanted on their respective rosters. It may take more than winning for the duo to rise to the level of Peyton Manning and Reggie Miller?
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IndyCar-themed movie spinning off into cartoon series

December 18, 2013
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are hopeful Turbo Fast, which will race to TV screens in time for Christmas, will expose IndyCar racing to a new generation of fans.
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Pacers score NBA's highest TV ratings jump

December 11, 2013
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As the Indiana Pacers bolted to a franchise-best record, television ratings for the team's games on Fox Sports Indiana during the first month of the season have skyrocketed.

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No city subsidy needed for Indians' profitability

December 4, 2013
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Despite an ever-changing sports landscape, the Indianapolis Indians have been in the black every single year dating back to 1975. This year, the Tribe saw near record attendance and scored another seven-figure profit.
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Despite departure of stars, IU ticket demand still sky high

December 2, 2013
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IU is the only program in the top five in terms of ticket prices on the secondary market that is not ranked in the top 20 in either the AP or USA Today poll.
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Pacers owner says 'We have a lot of work to do'

November 27, 2013
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While Herb Simon is pleased with the team's hot start, he emphasized that more must be done to improve attendance at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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Colts drag down ticket prices on the road

November 22, 2013
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A recent study shows the Colts are the 17th most popular road team in the 32-team NFL. Cost of tickets on the secondary market of Colts' opponents drops 12.2 percent when Andrew Luck & Co. come calling.
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Three-fourths of ticket buyers to new Speedway road race from Indiana

November 21, 2013
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Early ticket sales for the new IndyCar road race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are tracking on the high end of projections. But the visitor spending of the mostly locally attended event could be limited.
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Cost of attending Pacers game rated as NBA’s best bargain—for now

November 20, 2013
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A California consumer research firm concluded this week that the cost of attending an Indiana Pacers game is is well below the NBA league average. But that same firm warned the price of admission is bound to spike soon.
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Super Bowl volunteers to get paid

November 19, 2013
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Indianapolis utilized 8,500 volunteers to host the 2012 Super Bowl. Not one of them got a penny for their time and effort. That might not be the case if Indianapolis wins its bid to host the Super Bowl in 2018 or any other year.
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Local Emmy winner makes difference for Sports Corp.

November 18, 2013
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Conrad Piccirillo, president of Indianapolis-based Innovative, will receive the inaugural Difference Maker Award from Indiana Sports Corp. at the Pathfinder Awards Nov. 19 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
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Pacers attendance is up, but should it be even higher?

November 14, 2013
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Eight games into the NBA season, and there’s a lot for the blue and gold to be happy about. Still, with the team undefeated, you have to wonder what else the team must do to fill Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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Glass: Wilson mirroring Crean's path to success at IU

November 13, 2013
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Despite a slight attendance decrease through seven home games this year, IU Athletic Director Fred Glass says the football program is headed in the right direction. He sees no reason why IU can't someday sell out Memorial Stadium for every game.
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Indy Eleven ticket sales far exceeding projections

November 11, 2013
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A new Indianapolis pro soccer team is the first NASL franchise to start a season ticket waiting list after taking deposits for 7,000. Team officials are now making plans for luxury suites and other corporate and group offerings for the club's inuagural season.
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Miles completes IndyCar executive team overhaul

November 8, 2013
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Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles abandoned his earlier idea of having a CEO over IndyCar/Speedway competition and another chief executive over the commercial side in favor of a new structure. Now its time to see if it translates into sales.
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Clock ticking on Natatorium decision, Olympic trial hangs in balance

November 6, 2013
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Indiana University officials may need to unveil a plan to upgrade and operate the IUPUI Natatorium by Dec. 10 if Indianapolis is going to have a shot to host an Olympic trial in 2016.
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