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Indy needs bigger pile of corporate cash to win 2018 Super Bowl

August 30, 2013
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Indianapolis Super Bowl Bid Committee officials said Friday they’ll need to raise $5 million more in advance corporate and private donations for the 2018 game than they did for the 2012 Super Bowl.
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IndyCar ponders overseas expansion to counter troubles at home

August 28, 2013
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IndyCar Series officials are talking about launching a winter mini-series as early as 2015, while one of the sport's most popular drivers is having trouble finding a ride for the 2014 regular season.
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IU rolling out capital campaign to improve Assembly Hall

August 27, 2013
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Indiana University Athletic Director Fred Glass said Monday that he wouldn't replace Assembly Hall if he could do it "for free." IU officials plan to launch a capital campaign later this year to improve the 42-year-old venue.
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Toyota takes over Southwest's spot at Lucas Oil Stadium

August 21, 2013
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Expanded sponsorship deal with Japanese auto maker should score Colts at least $5 million over the next five years, sports marketers said.
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Colts' Luck to do more than merely pitch Klipsch products

August 19, 2013
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Andrew Luck plans to help Indianapolis-based audio company design new products bearing his name. The second-year NFL quarterback also says this isn't his last sponsorship deal to be announced this year.
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Star-studded sports car race could kick off month of May at Indy

August 14, 2013
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are interested in an endurance sports car race to kick off the run up to the Indy 500 the way the Rolex 24 at Daytona kicks off festivities leading up to the Daytona 500 NASCAR race.
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Irsay drives home points with Twitter rant

August 13, 2013
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Colts owner Jim Irsay had two messages for the team's fans following Sunday's loss to Buffalo. And he let them be heard loud and clear through his unusually strong preseason rant.
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Indy's new pro soccer team hits ticket sales milestone

August 12, 2013
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Indy Eleven, the city’s new professional soccer franchise, has been on a season ticket sales tear since the International Champions Cup game was announced—and that sales push continues. Team officials now shooting for new goal by Nov. 11.
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Colts taking shot at home attendance records

August 7, 2013
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Tickets for the Denver, Miami and Seattle games at Lucas Oil Stadium have the highest demand for the upcoming season. Colts officials are erecting 3,000 folding chairs to meet rising ticket demand.
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Tony Stewart risking his business enterprise with reckless decisions

August 6, 2013
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It’s time Tony Stewart gets a reality check. And it’s probably time for one of his business associates or friends to give it to him.
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Angie's List back on track with IndyCar Series deal

August 5, 2013
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If Angie's List decides to make its involvement with the IndyCar Series a major part of its marketing campaign, it could be a big coup for the series and the team the company partners with. Angie's List pours tens of millions of dollars into marketing annually.
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40,000 plus fans, global media throng to attend soccer game at Lucas Oil Stadium

July 31, 2013
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Thousands of attendees at Thursday's event will come from outside the area and the game is broadcast in 150 countries, giving Indianapolis nationwide and global exposure.
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Local TV blackout key to Brickyard 400 survival

July 31, 2013
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While only 75,000 people attended Sunday's Brickyard 400, more than 230,000 central Indiana residents watched the race live on television. Speedway officials must induce those TV-watching fans to buy tickets and fill the stands.
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Dramatic growth in male fans helps WNBA's Fever score profit for first time

July 30, 2013
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Fever sign major sponsorship deals as male fan base increases from 28 percent to 52 percent of team's audience. Franchise officials promise to be profitable this year and next.
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ESPN hires Mike Wells to help expand Colts coverage

July 26, 2013
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In an odd twist, the veteran NBA beat writer makes the leap to what radio and TV host Dan Patrick frequently calls the Mother Ship to write about a sport where he has little background.
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Former Star sports reporter denies he's headed to ESPN to cover Pacers

July 25, 2013
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The departure of former Indiana University beat writer Terry Hutchens earlier this month and Indiana Pacers beat writer Mike Wells last week comes on the heels of a major reorganization of the state’s largest daily newspaper’s sports department.
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IndyCar leaders feeling vindicated by NASCAR's new TV deal

July 24, 2013
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There is speculation that the new NBC-NASCAR deal could wreak havoc on the IndyCar Series schedule, but IndyCar officials weren’t letting that dampen their spirits Tuesday.
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Do Pocono ratings show IndyCar needs more oval races?

July 22, 2013
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Old-school open-wheel fans are crowing that the ratings of IndyCar's Pocono race mean the series needs more ovals. On some levels, their argument makes a lot of sense. But does that mean changes are coming?
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Ex-Star reporter gains notice as cycling expert

July 18, 2013
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In the two years since publishing his book, “The Belgian Hammer,” Ball State graduate Daniel Lee has become something of a minor celebrity in U.S. and European cycling circles.
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Despite Peyton's return, Colts ticket value still lags

July 17, 2013
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Peyton Manning's return is pushing the value of tickets for the Broncos-at-Colts game to twice as high as any other home game. Despite that boost, the Colts are still in the NFL's bottom half in terms of ticket demand on the secondary market.
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Indy Indians chasing bigger crowds, more money

July 15, 2013
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The Indianapolis Indians are red hot again this year. Not only is the team leading its division with a 61-38 record, but it is also chasing a fifth straight year with an attendance gain and profits that could eclipse $1.6 million.
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It's time for IU's excuse-making to stop

July 11, 2013
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Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean has pulled the Hoosiers back from the brink faster than anyone thought he would or could. But now that he has, he and his staff can't answer questions about every stumble by pointing to ghosts of IU's past.
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New Speedway president asked to 'save our track'

July 10, 2013
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After Doug Boles was promoted to Indianapolis Motor Speedway president on Tuesday, one race fan pleaded with him to "save our track!" Does the Speedway really need saving? Some say the situation is that bad or worse.
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Stevens will need 'hide of a rhino' to survive NBA

July 8, 2013
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Brad Stevens could create the next NBA dynasty in Boston. If he doesn't, he'll likely rue the day he left Butler.
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Arrests bring Colts, NFL to edge of deep abyss

July 3, 2013
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At some point, NFL and Colts fans may wonder whom they’re cheering for. They may wonder whose poster their child has on the wall. And they may not like the answer staring back at them.
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  1. Now if he'd just stay there...

  2. Daniel - what about the many US citizens who do NOT follow what the Bible teaches? The Hindus, Jews, Muslims and others who are all American citizens entitled to all rights as Americans?? This issue has NOTHING to do with "What the Bible says..." Keep all Churches separate from State! Pence's ongoing idiocy continues to make Indiana look like a backwards, homophobic state in the eyes of our nation. Can't we move on to bigger issues - like educating our kids?

  3. 1. IBJ should link to the referenced report. We are in the age of electronic media...not sharing information is lazy. Here is a link http://www.in.gov/gov/files/Blue_Ribbon_Panel_Report_July_9_2014.pdf 2. The article should provide more clarity about the make-up of this panel. The commenters are making this item out to be partisan, it does not appear the panel is partisan. Here is a list of the panel which appears to be balanced with different SME to add different perspectives http://www.in.gov/activecalendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=138116?formation_id=189603 3. It suggests a by-pass, I do not see where this report suggests another "loop". 4. Henry, based on your kneejerk reaction, we would be better off if you moved to another state unless your post was meant as sarcasm in which case I say Well Done. 5. The article and report actually indicates need to improve rail and port infrastructure in direct contradiction to Shayla commentary. Specifically, recommendation is to consider passenger rail projects... 6. People have a voice with their elected officials. These are suggestions and do not represent "crony capitalism", etc. The report needs to be analyzed and the legislature can decide on priorities and spending. Don't like it, then vote in a new legislature but quit artificially creating issues where there are none! People need to sift through the politics and provide constructive criticism to the process rather than making uninformed comments in a public forum based on misinformation. IBJ should work harder to correct the record in these forums when blatant errors or misrepresentations are made.

  4. Joe ... Marriage is defined in the Bible ... it is mentioned in the Bible often. Marriage is not mentioned once in the US or Indiana Constitution ...

  5. Daniel - Educate me please: what does the Bible have to do with laws? If the government wasn't in the business of marriage to begin with, then it wouldn't have to "define" marriage at all. Marriage could be left as a personal, religious, or otherwise unregulated action, with no ties to taxes, legal status, etc. Then people could marry whomever they want, and all this silliness would go away. Remember to vote Libertarian in November.

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