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City to help Pacers financially

January 27, 2009
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It’s official. The Indiana Pacers are hemorrhaging financially—and looking for city aid. Though franchise officials have no interest in discussing it, the situation has become so bad, the team is now seeking help...
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Celtics, Cavs still hot for Miller

January 27, 2009
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Boston Celtics Coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers clearly still has former Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller on speed dial. In a surprising revelation, Rivers told radio talk show host Dan Patrick yesterday that he called...
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Pacers TV ratings heat up

December 24, 2008
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While things are far from perfect in the land of Blue and Gold, the Indiana Pacers front office should be filled with a little more holiday cheer than they were a year ago...
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Pizza pumps up Pacers attendance

December 17, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers are climbing the NBA attendance ladder—at a surprisingly brisk rate. With deals like the one the team unveiled this week, it’s no wonder. The team is now offering $3 tickets....
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Gun-toting athletes grab headlines

December 2, 2008
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I am torn today. I know a story about gun-toting athletes will get readers’ attention. And with New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress’ recent problems, it’s timely. Yesterday I was only slightly surprised...
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Pacers attendance better, not great

November 25, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers are in the bottom five in the National Basketball Association in attendance, but it’s still a solid leap up from last year. And it’s early, so there’s lots of time...
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Kravitz eats words, treks to Kokomo

November 17, 2008
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Indianapolis Star sports columnist Bob Kravitz is making good on his promise to walk to Kokomo if Indiana Pacers guard Jamal Tinsley was still on the roster come the opening of the NBA...
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Pacers launch mouthy promo

November 5, 2008
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I’ve said it before, but you have to give the Indiana Pacers sales and marketing department props for creativity. Today, the Pacers launched their “Teeth for Tickets” promotion, in honor of forward Danny...
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Pacers poll flawed

November 3, 2008
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If the Indiana Pacers want a true reading on how the community views their team, they may be talking to the wrong people. Last month, the Pacers polled 600 ticket holders to gauge...
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Pacers partner with Clarian to improve citizen wellness

November 3, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers are bellowing out a call to change—one that goes far beyond the new look team that has taken the floor this year. On Oct. 31, the Pacers announced a partnership...
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Pacers paint the town

October 29, 2008
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In a unique marketing campaign, the Indiana Pacers are asking fans to paint the town for the home opener Nov. 1 against the Boston Celtics. The team even went so far as to send out...
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Pacers host historic concert

October 22, 2008
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To celebrate the beginning of their 10th season at Conseco Fieldhouse, the Indiana Pacers will host the first outdoor concert in the venue’s history before the team’s home opener Nov. 1. A free, 75-minute...
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Pre-season is fan base indicator

October 16, 2008
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For those who say the pre-season means nothing, I disagree. It’s a good indicator of a team’s fan base. While I didn’t expect the Indiana Pacers to draw hordes of fans for its...
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Pacers give away free gasoline

October 14, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers—in conjunction with sponsor Kia Motors—today are giving away free gasoline. You heard that right. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Pacers players will be at gas stations at 7751 S. Meridian St. in Greenwood, 11544 Allisonville Rd. in...
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Son of ex-Pacer chronicles change

October 14, 2008
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Game of Change, a documentary directed by Jerald Harkness, will be featured at the 2008 Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, beginning Oct. 18. Harkness, who is the son of Jerry Harkness, a two-time...
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Denver wants cash to take Tinsley

October 10, 2008
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While the Indiana Pacers today have reportedly traded Shawne Williams to the Dallas Mavericks for two second round picks and $1.8 million in cash, a deal to trade emabattled guard Jamal Tinsley to...
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Pacers + Obama = hectic schedule

October 7, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers are running into a pick even before their pre-season tips off tomorrow at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Secret Service—preparing for presidential candidate Barack Obama’s appearance at the Fairgrounds' grandstand—is...
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Denver sniffing at Tinsley

October 3, 2008
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At last, there could be a team interested in trading for Indiana Pacers castaway guard Jamal Tinsley. League sources said the Denver Nuggets are interested. Nuggets officials like Tinsley’s defense and think he...
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Pacers reacting to economic crunch

October 2, 2008
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Let it not be said that the Indiana Pacers are not community minded. Team officials yesterday released several initiatives the team recently has launched to reach out to fans during these “difficult economic...
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Measuring up to Larry Legend

October 1, 2008
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Larry Bird has long been a measuring stick for Hoosier high school hoops hopefuls. Today,  the Indiana Pacers, in conjunction with the National Federation of State High School Associations, the Indiana High School...
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Herb Simon moves team to Reno

September 25, 2008
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The Tucson Sidewinders are getting a new name and address. The AAA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks next year will be the Reno Aces. Indiana Pacers co-owner Herb Simon is an equal partner in...
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Tinsley issue hangs over Pacers

September 23, 2008
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In a campaign rolled out this week, the Indiana Pacers are trying to spur ticket sales by selling their 11-game Slam Dunk Sampler for the price of eight games. While sports marketers think...
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Colts, Pacers join hands

September 3, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts have long been thought to be competitors. They compete with each other for fans, sponsors, public and private support for their respective playing venues among other things in...
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IUPUI, Pacers negotiating deal

August 25, 2008
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The IUPUI men’s basketball team appears headed across town to play home games at Conseco Fieldhouse. Officials for Pacers Sports & Entertainment said they would let IUPUI make any announcement. University officials said an...
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Simon puts prints on Pacers

August 6, 2008
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Herb Simon’s proclamation yesterday that Indiana Pacers’ point guard Jamaal Tinsley must go, raised a few eyebrows here in the Hoosier Heartland. Just a few months ago, you couldn’t get the team’s co-owner...
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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.

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