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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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Sports marketers eye Oden's return

November 12, 2008
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Tonight is a big night for Greg Oden. It marks his return after an ankle injury during the season opener. But Portland Trailblazers owners, coaches and fans won’t be the only ones with...
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  1. If I were a developer I would be looking at the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods instead of Broad Ripple. I would avoid the dysfunctional BRVA with all of their headaches. It's like deciding between a Blackberry or an iPhone 5s smartphone. BR is greatly in need of updates. It has become stale and outdated. Whereas Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Mass Ave have become the "new" Broad Ripples. Every time I see people on the strip in BR on the weekend I want to ask them, "How is it you are not familiar with Fountain Square or Mass Ave? You have choices and you choose BR?" Long vacant storefronts like the old Scholar's Inn Bake House and ZA, both on prominent corners, hurt the village's image. Many business on the strip could use updated facades. Cigarette butt covered sidewalks and graffiti covered walls don't help either. The whole strip just looks like it needs to be power washed. I know there is more to the BRV than the 700-1100 blocks of Broad Ripple Ave, but that is what people see when they think of BR. It will always be a nice place live, but is quickly becoming a not-so-nice place to visit.

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  5. So Westfield invested about $30M in developing Grand Park and attendance to date is good enough that local hotel can't meet the demand. Carmel invested $180M in the Palladium - which generates zero hotel demand for its casino acts. Which Mayor made the better decision?

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