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IRL innovation a life saver

April 7, 2008
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NASCAR rookie Michael McDowell owes Indy Racing League leaders—and especially Tony George—a measure of gratitude. If not for research funded by the IRL and George, and led by the University of Nebraska, McDowell, 23,...
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NCAA tickets trading like stocks

April 4, 2008
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Day traders have infiltrated the sports ticket market. Interest in Yoonew.com, an electronic ticket exchange where fans can trade sports tickets like stocks, is growing in popularity nationwide. The site gets a significant...
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Pacers eye Gordon status

April 4, 2008
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Indiana University freshman Eric Gordon this afternoon is expected to declare himself eligible for the National Basketball Association draft. Whether he could use another year of college seasoning or not, NBA teams are...
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Indians hitting on-line home run

April 4, 2008
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The Indianapolis Indians might be a minor league professional sports team, but the AAA franchise’s Web site is a major league success, team officials said. The Indians are the first local professional sports...
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IRL incorporates sponsor in logo

April 3, 2008
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Today, the Indy Racing League officially announced its sponsorship agreement with DirecTV that was first reported on this site March 27. Sources familiar with the multi-year deal said it is worth $3 million...
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Crean reaches out to Knight

April 3, 2008
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Indiana University’s new men’s basketball coach proved at Marquette he can win games. Now he is proving to be a savvy marketer. Yesterday, during his introductory press conference, Crean lauded and reached out...
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Just Marketing signs BMW deal

April 3, 2008
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Officials for locally based Just Marketing International today announced they finalized a deal this week to work with BMW North American motorsports. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Central to the commitment...
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Crean's staff has Sampson ties

April 2, 2008
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If Indiana University officials sought a clean break from former men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson, their hire of Marquette’s Tom Crean failed to do so. Two of Crean’s four assistant coaches have a...
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Who is minding Pacers business?

April 2, 2008
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With former Indiana Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh, 67, set to be introduced as the New York Knicks president today at 1 p.m., several questions loom large for the Pacers front office. While the Pacers...
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Surprise: IU picks Crean

April 1, 2008
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Shortly after 4 p.m. today, ESPN reported that Indiana University is preparing to sign Marquette's Tom Crean, 41, as the school's next men's basketball coach. Sources close to the IU coaching search this morning did not mentioned Crean as one of...
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IU down to final four?

April 1, 2008
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As the NCAA hoops tournament heads down the home stretch, Indiana University appears to have its own final four—for its vacant men’s basketball coaching job. But there are a few Cinderellas that could...
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IRL signs major deal with Coke

April 1, 2008
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The Indy Racing League today announced a multi-year agreement with Coca-Cola North America that will make Coca-Cola an official sponsor of the Indy Racing League through 2010. Terms of the category exclusive deal were...
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Danica a hit with kids

March 31, 2008
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While Danica Patrick earned a sixth-place finish in the Indy Racing League season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway, 2,740 miles away in Los Angeles she was the winner of another contest.  The Andretti Green Racing...
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Unified IRL off to fast start

March 31, 2008
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The early returns are good for the Indy Racing League. Attendance and television ratings at Saturday’s season opener in Miami were up and local media and fans raved about the on-track racing. Although the...
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Pacers' O'Brien: Stay in school

March 28, 2008
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Indiana Pacers Coach Jim O’Brien said yesterday during his show on WFNI-1070 AM that he thinks players interested in entering the National Basketball Association draft should be required to wait two years after...
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IRL a step closer to title sponsor

March 27, 2008
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The Indy Racing League late yesterday finalized a deal worth $3 million annually over the next few years that will essentially make DirecTV the series’ presenting sponsor. The California-based satellite television service provider...
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Colts ask fans to design team logo

March 26, 2008
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The Indianapolis Colts are inviting fans to create a logo of a horse that is “unique, versatile and fun” for the team’s Design a Horse contest. The Colts will use the winning design...
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IUPUI stuck in hoops purgatory

March 26, 2008
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IUPUI’s basketball program has an interesting problem. Its men's basketball team needs to strengthen its non-conference schedule so it can make a postseason tournament. Postseason exposure would help it gain a stronger fan-following,...
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Hoosier hysteria reborn?

March 25, 2008
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Boys high school basketball hasn’t returned to its glory days of the 1960s, but this year’s final between Brownsburg and Marion drew a sell out crowd of 18,305 Saturday. Tournament officials said lots more tickets could have been sold if...
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Does departure help Pacers?

March 24, 2008
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Maybe Donnie Walsh stayed too long with the Pacers, as he said in a news conference this afternoon announcing his departure. The 67-year-old said the team will benefit from having a single voice, that of Larry Bird, as president...
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Roller Girls gain cult following

March 24, 2008
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The Naptown Roller Girls are proving so popular, the locally-based team is looking for a bigger venue. In only its second season playing at the State Fairgrounds’ Toyota Blue Ribbon Pavilion, the team’s...
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Youth basketball = big business

March 20, 2008
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It seems there are many people and businesses these days fighting to get a piece of youth basketball. Talks between the NCAA and NBA started heating up last month about forming a coalition to launch co-branded youth basketball leagues and...
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Let the Madness begin

March 19, 2008
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The Madness this March is going to be a little crazier than usual. Due to advances in high-speed wireless technology, more people than ever will spend time at work paying attention to the...
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Upsets hurt Big Ten tourney revenue

March 19, 2008
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As a result of quarterfinal losses by Indiana and Purdue, attendance for last week’s men’s Big Ten basketball tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse fell below projections. After Session 3 (the one featuring IU and...
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Menards races back to IRL

March 18, 2008
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 The company that powered Tony Stewart to the 1997 Indy Racing League championship is coming back to open-wheel racing. John Menard confirmed that his Menards chain of hardware superstores will be sponsoring Tony...
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  1. Can your dog sign a marriage license or personally state that he wishes to join you in a legal union? If not then no, you cannot marry him. When you teach him to read, write, and speak a discernible language, then maybe you'll have a reasonable argument. Thanks for playing!

  2. Look no further than Mike Rowe, the former host of dirty jobs, who was also a classically trained singer.

  3. Current law states income taxes are paid to the county of residence not county of income source. The most likely scenario would be some alteration of the income tax distribution formula so money earned in Marion co. would go to Marion Co by residents of other counties would partially be distributed to Marion co. as opposed to now where the entirety is held by the resident's county.

  4. This is more same-old, same-old from a new generation of non-progressive 'progressives and fear mongers. One only needs to look at the economic havoc being experienced in California to understand the effect of drought on economies and people's lives. The same mindset in California turned a blind eye to the growth of population and water needs in California, defeating proposal after proposal to build reservoirs, improve water storage and delivery infrastructure...and the price now being paid for putting the demands of a raucous minority ahead of the needs of many. Some people never, never learn..

  5. I wonder if I can marry him too? Considering we are both males, wouldn't that be a same sex marriage as well? If they don't honor it, I'll scream discrimination just like all these people have....

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