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Triumph brings Tiger Woods step closer to Crooked Stick

March 30, 2012
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The PGA's most popular golfer is back, and just in time as organizers for the 2012 BMW Championship launch an ad campaign and begin selling single day tickets. Success at The Masters would make Tiger a near shoe-in to play at Crooked Stick this September.
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Volunteer outpouring for local PGA event overflowing

March 16, 2012
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PGA officials might have been surprised by how quickly 2,600 people lined up to help put on a Tour event at Crooked Stick. Locals were not.
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Roller derby bout crashes Bankers Life Fieldhouse

March 13, 2012
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With a growing following, locally based Naptown Roller Girls brings its rough and tumble sport out of the Fairgrounds to the center stage in downtown Indianapolis.
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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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Two sports media figures exiting Indy market

June 14, 2011
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One on-air TV sportscaster loses her job while another worker who helped build a sports radio station from behind the scenes is taking a new post in St. Louis.
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Oden and his agent could learn from Manning's playbook

October 28, 2010
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Instead of talking about his impending free agent status, Greg Oden and his agent, Mike Conley Sr., might want to focus on more immediate concerns.
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1070 The Fan clears path for JMV hire in p.m. drive slot

May 17, 2010
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With Eddie White dispatched from WFNI-AM 1070's afternoon show, Emmis is poised to hire former WNDE-AM 1260 host, JMV. Now, the student and his former master are poised to face-off.
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Speedway businessman looks to score with local ABA team

April 27, 2010
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Tim Hicks promises to ask the city for no money while trying to make an ABA professional basketball team flourish in Indianapolis. The Ben Davis graduate will launch his new team, the Indiana Drive, next fall.
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Will the truth, and a touch of sincerity, free Tiger Woods?

February 19, 2010
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The world's most famous golfer made his first public appearance today in three months. But it's difficult to say if sports fans and sponsors will accept him back with open arms.
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Is The Fan cheering for Kravitz and Eddie?

January 19, 2010
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Two new executive hires this month at WFNI-AM 1070 could mean changes for the sports-talk radio station known as The Fan. Kravitz and Eddie's future to get evaluated.
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Radio host JMV still pondering next step

December 23, 2009
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JMV isn't sure where he'll land next, but he did say there's no deal to go to Emmis, and he's not headed for Terre Haute. For now he'll enjoy his family, and continue part-time at WTHR as he evaluates future horizons.
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Tiger Woods isn't getting the Fuzzy Zoeller treatment

December 3, 2009
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So far, Tiger Woods' sponsors are standing by him. Some of those sponsors are running high profile ads with pretty brazen (some would say careless) wording.
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JMV quits WNDE radio show

November 25, 2009
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Officials for WNDE-AM 1260 confirmed this morning that their popular drive-time sports show host, John Michael Vincent, has quit. The departure appeared to be abrupt.
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Bob Knight, still The General

July 14, 2009
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Whether he ever gets another job as a basketball coach remains to be seen, but Bob Knight is still The General. During an exhibition softball game played in St. Louis in conjunction with the...
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Rosentraub headed to Michigan

July 8, 2009
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Author and former IUPUI dean Mark Rosentraub is on the move. Rosentraub is leaving his post as dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University to take...
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Local firm scores another NFL deal

July 7, 2009
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Locally based merchandiser MainGate Inc. continues scoring deals with National Football League teams. Today, company officials announced they signed a 10-year deal to be the exclusive retail and merchandising company for the Minnesota...
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Circle City Classic names director

June 30, 2009
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For those that missed it in the IBJ print edition two weeks ago, the Circle City Classic has named a new director. The official announcement comes today. For more details on the new...
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Hoosier icon vs. NBA No. 1 pick

June 23, 2009
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Just when you thought Hoosier icon Jared Fogle was being pushed aside by the $5 footlong ad campaign, he turns up in Manhattan playing hoops with soon-to-be NBA No. 1 draft pick Blake...
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Follow The Score on Twitter

June 23, 2009
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To get more up-to-date sports business news, IBJ sneak previews and a glimpse at what’s going on behind the scenes in the central Indiana sports business world, you can now follow The Score (and your host here) on Twitter. Hurry,...
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Sports talk radio war rages

May 8, 2009
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The battle for sports talk radio supremacy in central Indiana rages on—and is delivering some unlikely results. The biggest winner in 2009’s first quarter radio ratings is basketball coach turned on-air personality Dan...
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ESPN puts local firm in spotlight

April 22, 2009
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I’m not sure what it has to do with sports, but ESPN columnist Rick Reilly delves into the business of a locally run Internet search engine in his most recent column. While the...
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MainGate roaring with Lions deal

April 22, 2009
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Locally based MainGate Inc. is getting a big boost from its new contract with the Detroit Lions. MainGate signed a 10-year deal in February to manage...
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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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Local firm scores big NFL deal

February 26, 2009
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Local merchandiser MainGate Inc. scored its fourth deal with an NFL team in less than a year. And the most recent deal is no small catch. Yesterday, MainGate CEO Dave Moroknek announced a...
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Ex-DEI chief runs on new track

February 23, 2009
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The message to locally based USA Track & Field was clear. Downsize or risk losing financial support from the U.S. Olympic Committee. So USATF boss Doug Logan last week announced the board would...
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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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