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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.

Butler hoops tickets in hot demand; IU on the rise

Maybe it’s the promise of a strong season. Perhaps it’s the recently renovated Hinkle Fieldhouse. Either way, tickets for Butler University men’s basketball games are a hot commodity.
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Indy sports licensing firm acquired by Texas behemoth

Learfield Sports officials said they were attracted by the expertise of the 17-year-old local firm and will retain all of its employees. Butler University and University of Indianapolis are among clients that will be affected.
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Despite departure of stars, IU ticket demand still sky high

IU is the only program in the top five in terms of ticket prices on the secondary market that is not ranked in the top 20 in either the AP or USA Today poll.
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Big Ten basketball coaches pay hikes show no signs of slowing

Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean got a $640,000 raise at the start of this season. Why did Crean get such a raise and who's due to get a huge raise following this Big Ten season? Read on to find out.
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IU followers could learn from Penn State players

Penn State football players have quickly grasped a fundamental truth that will help put the school on the road to recovery. It took many IU followers years to figure it out. Some still haven't got it.
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Paterno's fall from grace provides valuable lesson

Joe Paterno and other Penn State officials inflicted far more damage on the university than the NCAA by not telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And by not telling it as soon as they knew it.
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Despite playoff, college football title still tarnished

If college football truly wants to take all the tarnish off its national championship crown, it’s going to have to scrap the bowl system and construct a playoff that includes all the contenders. And even a few pretenders.
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Hummel's appeal uniquely universal

Purdue's heart-breaking loss Sunday had more than followers of the black and gold crying. But wipe your tears. Robbie Hummel wouldn't want it any other way.
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Big Red propels Big Ten tourney to record attendance

Though it's not entirely for the reason many would expect, higher attendance this year likely pushed the tournament's economic impact to new heights.
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Texas remains college football's financial No. 1

While Alabama topped LSU for the BCS national football championship, the Longhorns have been crowned financial kings among college football's elite teams. Tide is No. 6 financially and LSU is No. 8, according to a new study.
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