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.

Pacers fans' patience, commitment tested by early season woes

The bottom hasn’t entirely fallen out in terms of the Indiana Pacers’ home attendance this year, but it may only be hanging on by a thread or two.
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Pacers, McDonald's launching splashy ad campaign

A new campaign touting the blue and gold and the golden arches will be featured on 130 billboards, and on menu boards and employees' uniforms at 158 McDonald’s restaurants across the region.
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George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

If rising star Paul George is lost for the entire 2014-2015 season, his absence will likely trigger an eight-figure loss for the Indiana Pacers.
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Pacers have some explaining to do to their fans

More than a few Indiana Pacers fans complained the team isn't doing enough to make good on Larry Bird's promise to improve this off-season. Pacers marketers find themselves in a sticky situation.
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Two major factors drove Stephenson to Charlotte

Lance Stephenson's agent says his client's spurning the Pacers' contract offer in favor of a shorter-term deal in Charlotte is not all about the money. Then what is it about?
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Fans will expect changes if Pacers flame out to Heat

Many Pacers fans have become tired of the team's inconsistent play over the last half of this season. The team risks losing part of that fan base if it doesn't make some big changes this off-season.
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One way or another, Pacers fans want off roller coaster

Game 2 of the Indiana Pacers-Washington Wizards second-round playoff series on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is a lock to be a sellout. But some Pacers fans are tiring of the team's up-and-down performance.
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Pacers' Hibbert deserves standing ovation

Despite having no points, two rebounds and four fouls in just more than 12 minutes, Pacers center Roy Hibbert's performance in Atlanta Thursday is deserving of fans' admiration. He did what so few stars before him have.
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Despite on-court collapse, Pacers TV ratings still soaring

The two Pacers playoff games this year aired on Fox Sports Indiana were the second and fifth highest rated Pacers games ever televised on the cable network.
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Larry Bird more popular than any Pacers player

It’s kind of amazing to consider that the most popular member of the Indiana Pacers doesn’t even don a uniform. And he hasn’t since 1992. Heck, he hasn’t even coached since 2000.
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