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.

City mulling bid to host college football championship game

Two Indiana Sports Corp. executives and possibly two board members are traveling to Dallas Jan. 12 to watch the national football college championship game and see what it would take to host the game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Kennedy's growth plans may pit Athletic Annex against company he founded

Bob Kennendy didn’t rule out the possibility of going head-to-head with Runners Forum and Blue Mile, the two dominant specialty running retail stores in this market.
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Volleyball event's projected impact raises questions

When Visit Indy announced this week that Indianapolis had landed the 2016 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships and that it would carry a $59 million economic impact, a few eyebrows were raised.
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Clock ticking on Natatorium repair plan as Olympic trials loom

In November, Mayor Greg Ballard hoped to have City-County Council approval in January on a financing plan to help fix the IUPUI Natatorium. Now some councilors wonder if the mayor is changing directions on the issue.
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Indiana golf courses seeing revenue increases

While golf-related revenue for courses nationwide was down 2 percent in April compared to the same period a year ago, Indiana courses were up almost 8 percent. And that's not the end of the good news.
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Move east angers Big Ten fans, could rob Indy of millions

The Big Ten's push east could rob Indianapolis of two events that carry visitor spending of a combined $30 million each time they're held here.
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Cricket salaries indicate Mayor Ballard's idea may have merit

Who makes more? The average National Football League player, Major League Baseball player or a professional cricket player in India? The answer might surprise you.
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Ballard invites British royal couple to visit Indy's World Sports Park

Mayor Greg Ballard reached out through the British Consulate to invite Prince William and Kate Middleton to visit the Indianapolis World Sports Park this summer. He is promising to invite other international dignitaries.
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Indy Eleven takes big gamble with stadium finance plan

By asking for tax money to help finance an $87 million, 18,500-seat venue, soccer team owner Ersal Ozdemir is gambling with one of his franchise's most valuable assets.
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Clock ticking on Natatorium decision, Olympic trial hangs in balance

Indiana University officials may need to unveil a plan to upgrade and operate the IUPUI Natatorium by Dec. 10 if Indianapolis is going to have a shot to host an Olympic trial in 2016.
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