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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.

Ex-Star reporter gains notice as cycling expert

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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New NBA pact could kill NCAA's one-and-done dilemma

College basketball may be one of the biggest benefactors of the soon-to-be ratified National Basketball Association labor settlement.
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BSU coach scores hefty payday

Ball State women’s basketball coach Kelly Packard, who today was named Maggie Dixon Div. I Rookie Coach of the Year, earned herself a nice payday this month. The first-year Cardinals coach earned a $10,000 bonus...
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Colts show interest in drafting QB

If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Ball State’s Nate Davis might be asking that very question this week. His pro...
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Davis' departure could cost millions

Five weeks ago, Ball State quarterback Nate Davis’ stock was rising faster than Mel Kiper Jr.’s hairdo. Two games (both ugly losses), and heaven knows how many QB fumbles later (actually, it was...
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San Diego State sets bar for IU

I’m sure soon-to-be new Indiana University athletics director Fred Glass took notice of what San Diego State paid to lure football coach Brady Hoke away from Ball State. The cost of luring a...
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BSU brand flying high

Ball State University, thanks to its football team, is flying high. The school has received more television exposure in the last 60 days than it has gotten in the last decade as its football team rattled...
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Techies back Ball State football

A group of Ball State University technology students has a plan to make some serious noise for the school’s nationally ranked and undefeated football team. The BSU students developed an electronic “chirp” for their...
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BSU QB catches Colts' Polian's eye

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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