The Score

Welcome to The Score, your place for hard-hitting sports business news, fast-breaking updates and fuel-injected debate.  Buckle up.  I'm your host, Anthony Schoettle, IBJ sports reporter.

Butler set to raise curtain on Hinkle Fieldhouse overhaul

Butler officials have promised the eye-catching renovations will make things much nicer for fans and players while not affecting the historical integrity of the 86-year-old landmark.
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Crean still struggling to gain acceptance at IU

The memory of Bob Knight shouldn't be wiped away. He’s done far too much for IU and this state for that. But the endless comparisons of Knight to the man currently coaching the men’s team in Bloomington must stop. It’s destructive.
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Stevens will need 'hide of a rhino' to survive NBA

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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Indianapolis Star sports department getting major overhaul

The Star sports department is undergoing a major shakeup, including reassignments for some of the paper’s most tenured beat writers—covering the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, IU and Butler.
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Can Indy's big-league efforts outrun small-town image?

It seems no matter how much Indianapolis postures itself as a major-league city, there are those who will never consider it anything more than a few high-rises amid a sea of cornfields tended to by a bunch of hayseeds.
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Who is Indiana's best college hoops coach? There are two answers

When it comes to Xs and Os, Butler's Brad Stevens is the man. If you want a consummate hardwood CEO, it's IU's Tom Crean, hands down.
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Local sports radio market adds third player

On Jan. 2, WXNT-AM 1430 changed its format from news-talk to 24-hour sports, going head-to-head with WFNI-AM 1070 and WNDE-AM 1260. The last time this market had three sports-talk radio stations, one didn't survive.
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Conference merry-go-round poses problems for Butler

News media is getting ahead of itself in reporting Butler's imminent departure from the Atlantic 10 conference. But the Bulldogs' athletic director, Barry Collier, can't afford to stick his head in the sand on this issue.
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Gone to the Dawgs, Butler signs sponsor for bulldog beauty pageant

The Bulldog Beauty Contest, a staple of Butler University's Homecoming for 11 years, will now be known as the Butler Bulldog Beauty Contest presented by Built Ford Tough Trucks.
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IU hoops, Colts fight for spot as state's top sports brand

The value of sports brands fluctuates as violently as stock prices during economic upheaval. In Indiana, the IU and Butler basketball brands have risen while the Colts' has taken a hit and the Pacers fight for their place in the sun.
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