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Volleyball tourney scores for Indy

March 6, 2009
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The biggest women’s sporting event in town this weekend isn’t the Big Ten basketball tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse. At least not according to organizers of the 2009 Mizuno Hoosier Mideast Qualifier. In any...
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Colts fans get new Web site

March 6, 2009
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Colts fans and followers now have a new online information outlet to tune into. John Oehser, former Colts.com writer, in late February launched Indyfootballreport.com. Oehser, who was caught in the team’s...
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Colts + T.O. = Super Bowl?

March 5, 2009
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Ok, it will probably never happen. But since the word 'probably' is in the previous sentence, it would be a dereliction of duty not to explore the Indianapolis Colts' possible signing of Terrell Owens. The...
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Pacers' Web traffic > attendance

March 4, 2009
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The Indiana Pacers attendance is holding steady, though it's still near the bottom of the NBA, ranking 28th out of 30 teams. The team’s traffic on its Web site, however, is faring much...
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Acclaimed writer pens 500 book

March 3, 2009
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Simon & Schuster has commissioned a book about the first Indianapolis 500. The book publishing company hired former Sports Illustrated executive editor Charles Leerhsen to write the story of the 1911 race, and...
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IRL promo campaign going green

March 2, 2009
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The Indy Racing League’s new TV partner is getting ready to launch a full-throttle promotional offensive. The Comcast Cable-owned Versus TV network is launching a promotional campaign March 7 that will not only be...
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QB's input helps keep Saturday

February 27, 2009
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is nothing if not professional. So it’s no wonder Manning slipped below the public eye when he lobbied Colts management to keep center Jeff Saturday. Manning has made...
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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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SI responds to Danica tattoo flap

February 26, 2009
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After this post, there will be a self-imposed moratorium on Danica Patrick-related news on The Score. Even I can see we’ve gotten a little carried away. But Sports Illustrated’s response to the Danica tattoo flap that surfaced two weeks ago...
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Harrison remains elusive

February 25, 2009
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Marvin Harrison’s exit from Indianapolis was as elusive as his moves on the field. He slid out of town after meeting with Indianapolis Colts ownership without ever being seen. Colts fans are left...
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Danica suddenly considering F1

February 24, 2009
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Indy Racing League driver Danica Patrick has done an about face. Just a few days after telling everyone how happy she is in the IRL, she now says she’d consider jumping to Formula One. Patrick has been targeted as one...
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Irsay makes one final plea

February 24, 2009
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It’s difficult to say what is driving Marvin Harrison in his negotiations—or non-negotiations—with the Indianapolis Colts. Greed? Pride? Ego-centrism? Maybe all the above. Maybe none of the above. Harrison certainly isn’t saying. Even...
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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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Danica rebuffs F1, Ecclestone

February 20, 2009
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That sound you heard was a collective sigh from the Indy Racing League’s sales and marketing department. IRL driver and Sports Illustrated cover girl Danica Patrick says she has not been contacted by anyone...
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Importance of NFL Combine up

February 20, 2009
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By most accounts, attendance is up at this year’s NFL Combine, and not because it’s being held for the first time in Lucas Oil Stadium. Veteran NFL scout Chris Landry, who serves as a...
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Ticket tax hike gaining favor

February 19, 2009
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I have bad news for Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts and Indianapolis Indians ticket buyers. By the time you buy tickets for next season’s games, you’ll likely be hit with a higher ticket tax....
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SI deletes flag tattoo from Patrick

February 18, 2009
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Danica Patrick didn’t quite bare all in her most recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. While there was an abundance of skin on display, there was one thing that didn’t show up; a tattoo...
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Tennis tournament hires ad firm

February 17, 2009
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The Indianapolis Tennis Championships (formerly the RCA Championships) announced today its selection of Hirons & Company as its advertising and public relations agency of record. Through the three-year contract, Hirons & Company will provide...
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Pacers' long-term future at issue

February 16, 2009
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As long as Indiana Pacers co-owners Mel and Herb Simon are alive, I’m convinced the team will not move out of town, and certainly won’t fold. I’m not convinced there are many other...
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Colts, Pacers state financial case

February 13, 2009
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Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, a key fiscal leader in the state legislature, has been busy in the last week meeting with members of the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts. The primary topic: The...
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NCAA, AP hope to profit from photos

February 12, 2009
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The NCAA and The Associated Press this week announced a three-year content partnership making AP the worldwide distributor of NCAA Championship photography and creating the largest collection anywhere of collegiate sports photos. Under...
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Hold your horses

February 11, 2009
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Just when it looked like the Indianapolis Colts were moving their pre-season training camp from Terre Haute to Anderson, things have taken a wild turn. First, Anderson Mayor Kris Ockomon released the following statement...
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Anderson official: Colts are coming

February 11, 2009
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The Indianapolis Colts are moving their training camp from Terre Haute to Anderson. At least according to officials for the city of Anderson and at Anderson University. It’s just a matter of working...
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Pacers reach out despite pain

February 10, 2009
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Even in a time of great economic distress, the Indiana Pacers have kept on giving. Through grants across Indiana to over 40 organizations, annual scholarship awards and a $500,000 commitment to...
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Indy's sports strategy under fire

February 9, 2009
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Twenty five years ago, Indianapolis rolled the dice, betting that building this town on sports—amateur and professional—would be a good way to shed the Nap-town image that had dogged the city. The gamble paid off for decades, but now it’s...
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