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Crean eyes assistant sans IU ties

May 16, 2008
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It’s difficult to say what’s taking Indiana University’s new basketball coach Tom Crean so long to hire his third assistant. IU sports department spokesman J.D. Campbell said May 2 the hire would be made...
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Colts' Bud deal creates party zones

May 15, 2008
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The Indianapolis Colts today announced an expanded relationship with Budweiser and Bud Light. A featured element of the agreement between the Colts and Anheuser-Busch is the Bud Light Blue Zone, an open-air fan gathering...
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Rain costing Speedway millions

May 15, 2008
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As the rain falls at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the financial losses mount for the famed Brickyard. So far this month, spectators have seen more activity from the IMS track drying crew than by actual racers. Yesterday, 15 Speedway safety vehicles...
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WEDJ to sponsor super Mario

May 15, 2008
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Locally based WEDJ-FM 107.1, also known as Radio Latina, yesterday announced its sponsorship of Mario Dominguez, the driver of the Pacific Coast Motor Sports entry into the this year’s Indianapolis 500. Dominguez, 32, a...
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Speedway signs energy drink deal

May 14, 2008
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After months of rumblings from sports marketers, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway finally announced its category sponsorship deal with Frank’s Energy Drink. Last October, IBJ first reported the deal that was revealed at the Speedway...
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Fisher signs deal with IUPUI

May 14, 2008
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Officials with Sarah Fisher Racing today announced they signed a sponsorship deal with IUPUI, which will aid the team’s effort to qualify for and race in this month’s Indianapolis 500. “The group at IUPUI has become great friends of mine over...
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Roller Girls seek perfect attendance

May 14, 2008
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The Naptown Roller Girls expect their fourth straight sell-out May 17 in the 4,000-seat Toyota Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairground. That will make four for four in sell-outs this year,...
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Fisher finds saviors

May 13, 2008
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While ResQ Pure Power Energy Drink is out as Sarah Fisher’s primary sponsor, there is no shortage of white knights coming to this damsel’s rescue. Yesterday, Bingham Entertainment & Sports Talent, was the first...
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Just Marketing grows local HQ

May 12, 2008
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Just Marketing International, a Zionsville-based motorsports marketing firm, today revealed plans to double the physical footprint of its existing headquarters to more than 31,000 square feet. A ground breaking ceremony tomorrow at 10 a.m. will be attended by Lt. Gov. Becky...
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Pacers launch new outreach effort

May 12, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers are hitting the streets of central Indiana in an attempt to reach out to the local corporate community. Pacers officials are also considering hosting a draft-day party to help reconnect...
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Signs of growth at Indy 500 quals

May 11, 2008
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While the second day of qualifications was largely washed out, there were strong signs the Indy Racing League is in a growth mode during the first day of qualifications Saturday. There were also...
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Patrick hits Coyne pit crew member

May 9, 2008
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Indy Racing League drivers got in a little more than three hours of practice today before rain started to fall shortly after 3 p.m. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Unfortunately, before the rain hit, a car piloted by Danica Patrick plowed...
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Penske could be Tracy's salvation

May 9, 2008
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May in Indianapolis certainly does create strange bedfellows. Race car driver Paul Tracy’s last chance to run this year’s Indianapolis 500 apparently resides with the captain himself, Roger Penske. Tracy, known by his fans as...
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Patrick, Fisher get sponsor support

May 8, 2008
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The Indianapolis 500 should get a boost from a marketing blitz that GoDaddy.com plans to launch this month. For the second straight year, GoDaddy.com, an Arizona-based Internet domain name registry, will be the presenting...
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Morway named Pacers GM

May 7, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers announced today that David Morway has been promoted to general manager of the team. Morway, who has been with the Pacers 10 years, has been serving as senior vice president of...
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Fisher loses sponsor, fights on

May 7, 2008
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As of today, Indy Racing League driver Sarah Fisher has lost her primary sponsor for this year. But she vows to continue her qualifying efforts for this month’s Indianapolis 500. Klint Briney, Sarah Fisher...
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Tracy awaits Indy 500 ride

May 7, 2008
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One of the most well known drivers from the now defunct Champ Car open-wheel race series, Paul Tracy, is still without a ride for this year’s Indianapolis 500. Veteran race team operator Derrick Walker is trying...
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Athletes back presidential hopefuls

May 6, 2008
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Today’s Indiana primary elections, the first one in recent memory that has meant much to a presidential race, has brought together some strange bedfellows. While Indy Racing League driver Sarah Fisher spent yesterday campaigning for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton,...
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IU's White readies for NBA draft

May 5, 2008
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Indiana University senior D.J. White is flying to Phoenix today to start intense training with a personal trainer in preparation for the upcoming National Basketball Association draft. White already has several private workouts scheduled...
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Craze runs past Mini-Marathon

May 5, 2008
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The Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is over, but the running craze in central Indiana is clearly not. Organizers for the inaugural running of the Geist Half Marathon and 5K May 17 announced today the...
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Sampson gets job, IU loses players

May 2, 2008
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Former Indiana University basketball coach Kelvin Sampson today accepted a job offer to be an assistant under Scott Skiles with the Milwaukee Bucks, sources with knowledge of the deal said. Sampson only took the job after discussing a job offer...
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BTN, Comcast deal near

May 2, 2008
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Sources close to Comcast Cable and the Big Ten Network said an agreement to put the yearling network on Comcast’s expanded basic in 94 percent of Big Ten country is imminent. While both sides officially say there is nothing new...
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USATF speeds up CEO search

May 1, 2008
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Its athletes may be fast, but when it comes to finding and hiring a new CEO, Indianapolis-based USA Track & Field is anything but speedy. Maybe that’s because the organization has only had...
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Speedway offers combo event ticket

May 1, 2008
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Race fans can now buy one ticket to see the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP motorcycle race. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time is offering a general...
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IU nets $21 million from Adidas deal

April 30, 2008
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Indiana University today signed an eight-year deal with Adidas that will net the school’s athletic department $21 million in cash and products over the course of the agreement. Portland, Ore.-based Adidas will supply footwear...
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