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Mini Marathon plagued by same problem as IndyCar Series

May 9, 2011
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Bringing in some top American running talent, like the charismatic Ryan Hall, could make the Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon a much bigger spectator event.
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Pacers' attendance declines paint puzzling picture

April 27, 2011
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When the Blue and Gold was on the rise this year under coach Frank Vogel, crowd sizes within Conseco Fieldhouse were on the decline. Reversing this trend is among team's biggest off-season challenges.
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Colts training complex open to players

April 26, 2011
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NFL said players will be treated with courtesy, but will not be allowed to use weight rooms or other practice facilities. Contract negotiations between Colts and Peyton Manning still on hold.
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Rough winter takes toll on Speedway road course

April 21, 2011
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are promising that track improvements will lead to a more exciting MotoGP motorcycle race in August.
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Hot Wheels to attempt world record jump at Indy 500

April 12, 2011
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Dozens of semi-trailer loads of materials are arriving at the IMS this week. Construction to start soon on a stunt track Speedway officials are promising will attract worldwide attention.
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Indians' all-star sales staff makes million-dollar gain

April 7, 2011
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During the worst economic swoon the nation has seen in a generation, the Indianapolis Indians have doubled its sponsorhsip revenue.
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What is this Butler team's legacy?

April 5, 2011
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Graduation rates will be the true lasting legacy of these Final Four teams.
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Butler becomes cradle of coaching

April 4, 2011
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As astounding as Butler's back-to-back runs to the NCAA championship game is, it's not the small school's most remarkable accomplishment.
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ESPN grinds ax against NCAA

March 21, 2011
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Sports cable network lets loose on NCAA about so-called poor decisions during this year's March Madness. Schools and college hoops fans get brought down in the crossfire.
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Gordon, Stewart scoring big for their NASCAR sponsors

March 18, 2011
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Jeff Gordon is all over TV after snapping his 66-race winless streak. Tony Stewart may not talk much on-camera, but other drivers sure do like to talk about him.
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Tourney would have been different in Knight, Keady era

March 14, 2011
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Though Big Ten tournament attendance in Indianapolis is up this year, it would be exponentially higher if IU and Purdue were rival powerhouses.
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IndyCar avoids blowout with tire deal, but questions remain

March 11, 2011
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If the IndyCar Series and its teams are to survive, they need cash and marketing muscle from Firestone in addition to free tires.
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Firestone pullout potential fiasco for IndyCar Series

March 11, 2011
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If series CEO Randy Bernard can't replace tire supplier in less than 30 days, he's faced with some very ugly alternatives.
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Players' union proclamation shows Polian got it wrong

March 10, 2011
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NFLPA boss says 18-game schedule "off the table." Players suggest pulling games off NFL Network and creating Thursday night football package to raise cash.
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Pat Knight takes parting shot at IU, not Texas Tech

March 8, 2011
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With most of the administrators behind the Bob Knight firing departed from IU,  his adoring fans are the ones The General's snubs are hurting the most.
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Danica's recent NASCAR success raises questions

March 7, 2011
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On Saturday, IndyCar star Danica Patrick notched the highest placing ever for a woman in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Speculation about a jump to NASCAR's highest platform, Sprint Cup, is already heating up.
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Sanders move a slap in the face to Polian, Colts

March 4, 2011
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All-pro safety Bob Sanders gets paid by Colts to re-hab, then takes the fruits of those labors to an AFC rival.
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Trevor Bayne could learn from Danica Patrick

March 2, 2011
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The 2011 Daytona 500 winner may be a better driver than the IndyCar diva, but he's no match for her in the marketing race.
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IndyCar CEO: 'I wouldn't grade myself high'

February 23, 2011
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With new board members from the series' funding arm, Hulman & Co., looking over his shoulder, time is running short for Randy Bernard to help the IndyCar Series increase attendance, TV ratings and turn a profit.
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Archie Manning: Peyton not destined for broadcast booth

February 17, 2011
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Following a pre-Super Bowl promotion in Dallas this month, the father of the famed Colts quarterback said his son is more likely to coach than become a commentator after his playing days are done.
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Labor strife putting brakes on long-term Manning deal

February 16, 2011
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Calculating quarterback won't want to ink a deal until salary cap specifics are known.
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Labor fight: Carolina owner rattles Manning's cage

February 15, 2011
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Recent moves by NFL owners and players are putting Indianapolis' 2012 Super Bowl in serious jeopardy.
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Circle may close to cars for Super Bowl week

February 7, 2011
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Indianapolis' Super Bowl host committee is trying to raise money to hold a big-time, possibly nightly, entertainment event on Monument Circle during next year's week-long run-up to the Super Bowl.
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Golic, national media extol virtues of Indy Super Bowl

February 4, 2011
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While the national media for this year's Super Bowl looked forward to next year in Indy, Papa John was causing a media room ruckus that threatened to cause an escalator to collapse.
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Gang way, it's go time in Dallas

February 3, 2011
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Indianapolis' 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee fights for face time with a worldwide media contingency at this year's big game. Hats and scarves become critical drawing cards.
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