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.

Soccer stadium renderings unveiled; questions remain

Despite the unveiling Wednesday of renderings for a proposed new downtown home for the Indy Eleven, there are still more questions about the project than answers.
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UIndy hoops arena getting renovations thanks to local auto dealer

Ray Skillman Auto Group has pledged $500,000 to replace the basketball floor and install improved lighting in the 4,000-seat Nicoson Hall, home of the nationally ranked Greyhounds.
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Indy likely to prepare bid for college football championship

With the 2018 Super Bowl off the table, the path is clear for Indy to pursue college football’s biggest game. It could score the region an $85 million payday. There’s also a cost.
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Colts-Broncos playoff game could set record TV rating

Close to 600,000 Colts fans in the Indy market alone are expected to watch Sunday's playoff game pitting Andrew Luck against the man he replaced at quarterback here, Peyton Manning.
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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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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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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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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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Gordon playing nice, but NASCAR rules are hurting his legacy

NASCAR's postseason format has cost Jeff Gordon three series championships. He might be biting his tongue, but the former Pittsboro resident is saying all the right things about the series' direction.
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