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BSU QB catches Colts' Polian's eye

November 7, 2008
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Does Bill Polian’s attendance at Ball State’s home football game Wednesday night mean the Indianapolis Colts are quarterback shopping? League sources and draft experts said the notion shouldn’t be discounted, although Colts Coach...
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McCain loss a hit to motorsports

November 6, 2008
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John McCain’s loss to Barack Obama in Tuesday’s presidential election is a loss not only for staunch Republicans and conservatives, it's also a loss for motorsports. I know, there are more pressing presidential issues,...
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Super Bowl ads selling fast

November 5, 2008
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NBC has sold almost 90 percent of its advertising inventory for Super Bowl XLIII, which leaves only about 7 of 67 in-game spots remaining, according to network officials. That leaves an astoundingly low number...
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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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Colts lack QB insurance

November 4, 2008
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Watching the Dallas Cowboys struggle recently under the leadership of back up quarterback Brad Johnson and the Pittsburgh Steelers flourish behind second-stringer Byron Leftwich during the second half of their game last night has...
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Engine makers await IRL specs

November 4, 2008
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While most Hoosiers are headed for the polls this election day, Indy Racing League teams and officials are headed to Las Vegas for their post-season banquet at The Palms Casino Resort tomorrow. Word coming from series officials as they get ready to...
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Colts close window on controversy

November 3, 2008
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Indianapolis Colts officials said ratcheting up the noise inside Lucas Oil Stadium had nothing to do with the decision to close the large window on the north end of the stadium for last...
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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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Bandwagon Colts fans sell tickets

October 31, 2008
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That thud you just heard was the sound of thousands of people falling off the Indianapolis Colts bandwagon. Yes, the argument of how soft—or hard core--this converted football town is, has begun anew....
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Questions arise about tennis event

October 30, 2008
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It’s unclear how the resignation of U.S. Tennis Association chief exectuive Arlen Kantarian will affect the Indianapolis Tennis Championships. Kantarian, 55, announced his resignation from the USTA this afternoon after eight...
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Colts kill rowdiness via text system

October 30, 2008
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If you’re feeling threatened at this Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium, or if some obnoxious fan near you is dropping the F-bomb left and right for all your kids to...
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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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Glass uses humor during IU intro

October 28, 2008
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Indianapolis attorney Fred Glass demonstrated a keen sense of humor during a press conference held this morning to introduce him as the next Indiana University athletic director. Given the expected sanctions on the...
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IU's AD short list down to three

October 27, 2008
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The 13-person search committee charged with finding candidates for Indiana University’s soon-to-be vacated athletic director position has paired its short list down to three candidates, according to two sources within IU’s athletic department. Indianapolis...
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Tony George ripped in Australia

October 27, 2008
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The honeymoon in Australia between the Indy Racing League and locals ended almost before it began. The day after local newspapers published huge sections featuring the IRL race and drivers, local stories came...
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Titans turn Polian's policy on Colts

October 24, 2008
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The Tennessee Titans are willing to pay what the Indianapolis Colts would not for three players, and now hope to use the trio against the AFC South rival Colts when the teams square...
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Aussies petition IRL to stay

October 24, 2008
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The Indy Racing League is being greeted with much fanfare in Australia this week, but it remains doubtful the open-wheel series will return to race at Surfer’s Paradise next year. The first two days...
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Crean goes off court with recruiting

October 23, 2008
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IU basketball coach Tom Crean is turning out to be quite a recruiter. And I’m not talking about basketball. Crean, who has already been named to the committee responsible for finding a short...
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Titans take aim at Manning

October 23, 2008
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On the day FatHead officials announced a deal that would make safety Bob Sanders the fourth Indianapolis Colts player the focus of one of their life-sized wall stickers, Tennesse Titans heas coach Jeff...
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IU AD search: Who's on first?

October 22, 2008
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Where Indiana University is with its search for a new athletic director is anyone’s guess. IU officials are better—much better—at misdirection plays than its beleaguered football team. Yesterday, IU spokesman Larry MacIntyre told the...
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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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Candid conversation with Dungy

October 21, 2008
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Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy likes Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. That’s just one of the interesting nuggets from this morning’s IBJ Power Breakfast featuring Coach Dungy. The coach stopped short of saying...
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Marty's party over in IRL

October 21, 2008
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It’s official, kind of. Marty’s party in the Indy Racing League is over. Sources have told IBJ that IRL officials have asked driver and team owner Marty Roth (through intermediaries) to explore other options...
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IU eyeing Oregon State AD

October 20, 2008
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Indiana University may have a shorter list than expected for its soon-to-be-open athletic director position. The Oregonian is reporting that Oregon State University athletic director Bob De Carolis could be offered the job...
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