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Local sports magazine in financial peril

July 9, 2014
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VYPE High School Sports Magazine is facing fourth down. But the owners of the seven-year-old publication are considering all options to keep it alive.
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Volleyball event's projected impact raises questions

July 2, 2014
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When Visit Indy announced this week that Indianapolis had landed the 2016 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships and that it would carry a $59 million economic impact, a few eyebrows were raised.
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Death of coach doesn't quiet echoes of his call

April 26, 2012
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Thomas Jefferson Hathaway told everyday people—lawyers and nurses, wrench turners and paper pushers—“you are athletes,” and so they were.
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New NCAA rule kills high school hoops games at Hinkle

December 29, 2011
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A new NCAA rule causes the cancellation of a six-game high school basketball event scheduled for Jan. 21 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Organizers anticipated a crowd of more than 6,000 to attend the event.
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USA Football, Rawlings sign two-year deal

September 13, 2011
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St. Louis-based sporting goods manufacturer agrees to supply footballs and uniforms for youth football initiatives.
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Hoop dream: Big economic impact

March 26, 2009
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Today starts a big four-day weekend for Indianapolis. Given the sports-business strategy this city is built on and the soft economy, this weekend dotted with NCAA and high school state championship basketball events...
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Indy golf icon makes PGA Hall

March 16, 2009
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Former PGA of America Rules Committee Chairman, Don Essig III, is among the eight-member 2009 class of inductees in the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame. Essig is the PGA Director of Golf at South Grove Golf Course in Indianapolis...
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Star names McKee replacement

June 20, 2008
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It’s not easy filling the shoes of a 26-year news veteran. But Kristen Leigh Porter is going to try. Officials for the Indianapolis Star recently announced that Porter has been named to replace...
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Can all-star hoops game survive?

June 18, 2008
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After the Indiana vs. Kentucky All-Star basketball games at Conseco Fieldhouse June 13, drew only 5,097 spectators, some within the local hoops community are calling for changes. Sports marketers said moving the game from Saturday to Friday hurt attendance. Others suggested...
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Indy Star loses another sports vet

May 30, 2008
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The Indianapolis Star is about to lose its third sports department veteran since April. Star Sports Editor Jim Lefko announced this week that assistant sports editor Pat McKee will depart the state’s largest daily...
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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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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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