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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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IRL title sponsor hunt loses power

October 17, 2008
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The Indy Racing League’s drive for a title sponsor has hit the wall. “The economy is having a huge impact,” said Zak Brown, president of Just Marketing International, the local firm the IRL hired...
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Pre-season is fan base indicator

October 16, 2008
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For those who say the pre-season means nothing, I disagree. It’s a good indicator of a team’s fan base. While I didn’t expect the Indiana Pacers to draw hordes of fans for its...
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Paul Newman's legacy helping kids

October 15, 2008
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In the coming years, Graham Rahal can expect more than a few thank you cards from critically ill youngsters. The 19-year-old Indy Racing League driver raised $40,900 for Flying Horse Farms with the...
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Lucas: Stadium worth the cost

October 15, 2008
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There have been a fair number of complaints about the new home of the Indianapolis Colts since its opening in August, from the temperature inside the stadium to traffic flow in concourses and...
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Pacers give away free gasoline

October 14, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers—in conjunction with sponsor Kia Motors—today are giving away free gasoline. You heard that right. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Pacers players will be at gas stations at 7751 S. Meridian St. in Greenwood, 11544 Allisonville Rd. in...
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Son of ex-Pacer chronicles change

October 14, 2008
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Game of Change, a documentary directed by Jerald Harkness, will be featured at the 2008 Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, beginning Oct. 18. Harkness, who is the son of Jerry Harkness, a two-time...
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Colts fans sweating it out

October 13, 2008
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Lucas Oil Stadium yesterday afternoon was too hot to handle for some Indianapolis Colts fans—and even players. And I’m not talking about the action on the field. While the Colts were getting their first...
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  1. How much you wanna bet, that 70% of the jobs created there (after construction) are minimum wage? And Harvey is correct, the vast majority of residents in this project will drive to their jobs, and to think otherwise, is like Harvey says, a pipe dream. Someone working at a restaurant or retail store will not be able to afford living there. What ever happened to people who wanted to build buildings, paying for it themselves? Not a fan of these tax deals.

  2. Uh, no GeorgeP. The project is supposed to bring on 1,000 jobs and those people along with the people that will be living in the new residential will be driving to their jobs. The walkable stuff is a pipe dream. Besides, walkable is defined as having all daily necessities within 1/2 mile. That's not the case here. Never will be.

  3. Brad is on to something there. The merger of the Formula E and IndyCar Series would give IndyCar access to International markets and Formula E access the Indianapolis 500, not to mention some other events in the USA. Maybe after 2016 but before the new Dallara is rolled out for 2018. This give IndyCar two more seasons to run the DW12 and Formula E to get charged up, pun intended. Then shock the racing world, pun intended, but making the 101st Indianapolis 500 a stellar, groundbreaking event: The first all-electric Indy 500, and use that platform to promote the future of the sport.

  4. No, HarveyF, the exact opposite. Greater density and closeness to retail and everyday necessities reduces traffic. When one has to drive miles for necessities, all those cars are on the roads for many miles. When reasonable density is built, low rise in this case, in the middle of a thriving retail area, one has to drive far less, actually reducing the number of cars on the road.

  5. The Indy Star announced today the appointment of a new Beverage Reporter! So instead of insightful reports on Indy pro sports and Indiana college teams, you now get to read stories about the 432nd new brewery open or some obscure Hoosier winery winning a county fair blue ribbon. Yep, that's the coverage we Star readers crave. Not.

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