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Speedway offers combo event ticket

May 1, 2008
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Race fans can now buy one ticket to see the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP motorcycle race. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time is offering a general...
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IU nets $21 million from Adidas deal

April 30, 2008
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Indiana University today signed an eight-year deal with Adidas that will net the school’s athletic department $21 million in cash and products over the course of the agreement. Portland, Ore.-based Adidas will supply footwear...
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Polian looks for wrestlers, pitchers

April 30, 2008
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While a lot of National Football League presidents and general managers are looking closely at college prospects’ football pedigree, Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian takes his background check a step further. Sure, Polian wants to know...
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TV ratings up for Sunday's IRL race

April 29, 2008
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The good news for the Indy Racing League keeps rolling in. On the heels of a significant attendance increase at the April 27 race at Kansas Speedway over last year’s event, series officials are now reporting that television ratings also...
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Daylight-saving time a hit for Tribe

April 29, 2008
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The Indianapolis Indians are just 321 fans short of drawing 7 million fans to Victory Field, which opened mid-summer 1996. The team plans to celebrate the milestone tonight when the Tribe plays the Columbus Clippers....
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Dome demolition details announced

April 28, 2008
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The signs of the 25-year-old RCA Dome are coming down next week. The building which helped lure the Indianapolis Colts here from Baltimore will follow.  The Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority this afternoon announced detailed plans for demolishing the RCA Dome...
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Herrod scores for Special Olympics

April 28, 2008
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Jeff Herrod said all it took was a head-first dive into freezing cold water to wake him up to the importance of the Special Olympics here in Indiana.  The Former Indianapolis Colts linebacker will host a silent auction...
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Stadium walkway attracts events

April 28, 2008
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Details of a crucial aspect of the Lucas Oil Stadium-Convention Center project could be revealed today as city and stadium construction officials meet to discuss the project. The construction timeline on the $10 million connector...
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Kansas IRL race near sellout

April 27, 2008
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The effect of Danica Patrick’s victory is being felt from Japan to Kansas. A measurable surge in ticket demand for today’s Indy Racing League’s race near Kansas City, Kansas pushed the event near its...
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Bucks set to hire Sampson?

April 25, 2008
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Scott Skiles is apparently a big fan of Indiana University’s former basketball coach Kelvin Sampson. Sources close to both said Skiles, who has a house in Bloomington where Sampson used to work, is urging the...
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Star's Montieth 'hit dead end'

April 25, 2008
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Indianapolis Star sports reporter Mark Montieth has covered his last Indiana Pacers game for the paper he dreamed about working for since he was a young child. Effective at the end of today, Montieth,...
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Mayweather to green flag Indy 500

April 24, 2008
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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., the WBC welterweight world champion, will drop the green flag on this year’s Indianapolis 500. Mayweather competed on ABC’s hit “Dancing with the Stars” last fall along with two-time Indianapolis...
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Character key for Colts draftees

April 24, 2008
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The Indianapolis Colts are fine tuning their strategy for this year’s National Football League draft, which is held in New York April 26 and 27. While there is much speculation about which players the...
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MainGate signs deal with Rams

April 23, 2008
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Indianapolis-based MainGate Inc. today announced it has signed an exclusive three-year deal to be the on-line merchandiser for the National Football League’s St. Louis Rams. Though terms of the deal were not disclosed,...
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Marketers teach biz of school sports

April 23, 2008
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The looming property tax crisis has Indiana high schools fearful that athletic department budgets could be the focus of future fiscal cuts. Ray Compton, one central Indiana’s most successful—and unconventional—sports marketers has a plan...
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Crean touts new IU facilities

April 22, 2008
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New Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean is convinced athletic facility improvements under way on the Bloomington campus will help the Hoosiers return to dominance. Crean told a group of mayors from southern Indiana...
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Pathfinder banquet features Kellog

April 22, 2008
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Clark Kellogg will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 2008 Pathfinder Awards Banquet June 29 at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Pathfinder Awards are presented annually to individuals for their contributions and dedication...
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Sponsors pump up Danica-mania

April 21, 2008
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Sponsors of Danica Patrick, who became the first woman to win a major open-wheel race with her Indy Racing League victory in Japan Saturday, have been quick to capitalize on the exposure. AirTran Airlines quickly put huge photos of Patrick on...
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Danica victory puts IRL in high gear

April 21, 2008
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Danica Patrick’s life is getting faster by the second. She’s not the only one moving at warp speed, as merchandisers and Indy Racing League officials hustle to capitalize on her historic victory Saturday...
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Long Beach is key IRL market

April 19, 2008
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Despite the upheaval surrounding the 2008 Long Beach Grand Prix, it is still quite a draw in this normally quite California town. That’s good news for Indy Racing League officials, who have their eyes on this historically strong open-wheel racing...
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Crean makes controversial hire

April 17, 2008
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Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean today hired an assistant with deep ties to former coach Kelvin Sampson. Over the next week, you can bet the school’s trustees along with Crean and IU President Michael McRobbie will be asked about...
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IRL gains speed in cyber space

April 17, 2008
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The Indy Racing League appears to be hitting on all cylinders. Through the first two races this year, the IRL, which recently unified with Champ Car, is seeing gains in attendance and television ratings. Now, IRL officials are reporting significant gains...
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What's next for Pacers?

April 16, 2008
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An announcement today that Indiana Pacers co-owner Herb Simon will become CEO and Jim Morris will be elevated to president has many sports marketers applauding, but at the same time asking "What's next?" Several key questions persist. First, how much steam...
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Pacers give tickets away, set future

April 16, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers are in a giving mood for tonight’s Fan Appreciation Night. The team is advertising that all lower level tickets will sell for $30, club level tickets for $20 and upper...
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Pacers pipeline could be Knicks fix

April 15, 2008
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Donnie Walsh is tapping into his old Indiana Pacers contacts to fill key vacancies for the New York Knicks. Since becoming president of the Knicks last month, Pacers scout Jimmy Powell and Brian...
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