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.

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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Pacers season opener scores monster TV rating

Tuesday's home game against Orlando Magic delivered the team's highest rating on Fox Sports Indiana in eight years.
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Indy's new soccer team blowing sales expectations 'out of the water'

Still 13 months from kickoff, sales are so brisk that team officials think they may sell out of season tickets for their inaugural season.
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Death of coach doesn't quiet echoes of his call

Thomas Jefferson Hathaway told everyday people—lawyers and nurses, wrench turners and paper pushers—“you are athletes,” and so they were.
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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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Indianapolis Tennis Center future in limbo

Well placed sources inside the local tennis community claimed this week that IUPUI plans to demolish the Indianapolis Tennis Center next spring to make room for an NCAA headquarters expansion.


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Hunter stunned by Crocs aid

IUPUI basketball coach Ron Hunter got a big surprise this morning. While on the Mike & Mike Show on ESPN Radio, a staffer with Crocs told Hunter the footwear company was donating 50,000...
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Dakich goes shoeless for charity

Former IU basketball coach Dan Dakich is doing his daily sports-talk radio show barefoot through January 17 to draw awareness to Samaritan's Feet (www.samaritansfeet.org), an organization dedicated to providing shoes to kids...
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IUPUI, Pacers negotiating deal

The IUPUI men’s basketball team appears headed across town to play home games at Conseco Fieldhouse. Officials for Pacers Sports & Entertainment said they would let IUPUI make any announcement. University officials said an...
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IUPUI's Hunter is genuine article

IUPUI men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter has been criticized for being over emotional and too demonstrative during games. Some Div. I athletic directors and basketball coaches have told me that trait has held...
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