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Pandering to NASCAR hurts IndyCar's brand

December 5, 2012
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Here’s a new statement IndyCar and Speedway officials might consider: The Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar racing are for highly-skilled specialists, not someone who can “drive the wheels off anything from a Dixie Chopper to a Camaro.”
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Some might argue Luck is third best NFL rookie QB

December 3, 2012
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While one NFL analyst said the Colts' Andrew Luck is one of the six best quarterbacks in the league right now, another voice says the No. 1 draft pick isn't even as good as third-round selection Russell Wilson.
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Hulman & Co. CEO seeks to overhaul IndyCar management

November 29, 2012
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Mark Miles isn’t likely to stop at simply hiring a replacement for Randy Bernard, racing sources said. He also aims to build a new IndyCar Series management structure and hire a new executive team.
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Luck jersey sales soaring as holidays approach

November 28, 2012
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Andrew Luck's popularity locally and nationally continues to soar, and the sales of his jersey demonstrate that. His jersey sales are among top 10 among all professional athletes this holiday season.
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Miles facing toughest challenge with IndyCar

November 21, 2012
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Building trust between the IndyCar paddock and front office is fine. But that bridge will lead to nowhere unless new Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles and IndyCar Series and IMS boss Jeff Belskus can build an audience for the sport.
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Notre Dame could push BCS revenue to record highs

November 19, 2012
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The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame won’t be the only ones dancing on a pot of gold should the school’s football team make it to the BCS National Championship game Jan. 7 in Miami.
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Early home attendance troubling sign for Pacers

November 15, 2012
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With star forward Danny Granger injured and the Indianapolis Colts and IU men's basketball team gaining lots of attention from local sports fans and media, the Indiana Pacers may be in danger of losing some of the momentum they gained during last year's playoff run.
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Crean has become the man IU can't afford to lose

November 14, 2012
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As good a coach as Tom Crean is, he might be even better at alumni and public relations. He has the appeal of Bob Knight without all the baggage and it's only a matter of time before the affable coach is at the center of an effort to replace Assembly Hall.
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Colts have two NFL Coach of the Year candidates

November 9, 2012
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Chuck Pagano and Bruce Arians are both being mentioned as NFL Coach of the Year candidates. Arians is also likely to be pursued by NFL team owners looking for a new head coach after this season.
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Pacers snag highest TV ratings since 2007

November 8, 2012
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Still juiced from last season's playoff run, Pacers fans packed Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the team's home opener and are watching games on TV in bigger numbers than they have in years.
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Colts' Luck interested in deals with health care, tech firms

November 7, 2012
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The recent announcement that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck made his first substantial corporate deal with Riley Hospital for Children is a sign the rookie may be ready to spread his wings off the field.
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Pagano, like Tebow, capturing audience beyond football

November 5, 2012
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The story of Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano is quickly becoming one of the biggest of this NFL season. And that's because it's about more than football. A lot more.
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Signs point to internal hire to replace Bernard as IndyCar CEO

November 2, 2012
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The board of directors overseeing the IndyCar Series is not employing a search firm to look for a new CEO, and three internal candidates have risen to the top of a list of potential replacements for Randy Bernard.
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Luck’s first local sponsorship starts with one short pass—and one brave kid

November 1, 2012
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Andrew Luck’s toss of a few yards to 8-year-old Holden Harless, a Riley Hospital for Children spinal cord patient, made a special connection.
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No big bad wolf behind Lance Armstrong investigation

October 31, 2012
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The most striking thing about Bill Bock, the Indianapolis attorney who helped topple the world's most famous cyclist, is how much he seems to care about the people he exposed as frauds.
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Manning, Irsay both looking pretty smart

October 29, 2012
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Colts owner Jim Irsay insisted after last season it was time to move on with a new quarterback. His old QB, Peyton Manning, insisted he had more in the tank. Both are looking pretty smart these days. But does that ease the pain for Manning-loving Colts fans?
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Melangton honored as one of top 40 women in sports biz

October 25, 2012
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Indiana Sports Corp. CEO Allison Melangton made a list of 40 top women in sports business published this month. She's the only one on the list working for a local sports commission.
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Uncertainty once again hurting IndyCar Series

October 24, 2012
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Nothing kills sales faster than uncertainty. Especially when that uncertainty pertains to the product being sold. That’s why the IndyCar Series finds itself—once again—in a less-than-ideal growth position this off-season.
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Fever already cashing in on WNBA title, aiming for more

October 22, 2012
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During its WNBA title run, the Indiana Fever have already seen record merchandise sales and swelling attendance and TV ratings. Now team officials are hoping a groundbreaking sponsorship can take the team to a new level.
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Colts selling ChuckStrong bracelets to raise money for leukemia research

October 18, 2012
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The initial batch of 10,000 orange ChuckStrong bracelets are available at Colts Pro Shops at Circle Centre Mall and Lucas Oil Stadium and online. Team officials expect them to sell fast.
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IndyCar could get boost from unlikely ally

October 17, 2012
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NBC officials are confident their new deal to broadcast Formula One races will help grow the IndyCar Series audience, not divert attention from the American circuit.
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Colts' Luck puts name on autograph deal

October 16, 2012
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Andrew Luck this month signed a multiyear deal making him the first NFL player to market autographed memorabilia for Italian company Panini Authentic.
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Colts fans already expecting greatness from Andrew Luck

October 9, 2012
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Even with the Indianapolis Colts trailing by 18 at half of Sunday's game, few fans turned off their TV sets. Maybe Peyton Manning taught locals to expect the unexpected from a franchise quarterback.
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ChuckStrong shirt sales raise $62,000 in three days for leukemia research

October 8, 2012
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Colts fans made ChuckStrong shirts the No. 1 selling item at Sunday's Colts game. Even Packers players wanted to wear the shirt during pre-game workouts. But they requested a special version sans the Colts blue.
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Two locally hosted sporting events score national recognition

October 4, 2012
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The inaugural Big Ten Football Championship and Super Bowl XLVI, both held at Lucas Oil Stadium, were recognized as ‘Event of the Year’ in their respective categories at the SportsTravel Awards held Oct. 4 in Detroit.
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