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.

Two changes could have major impact on IndyCar Series

Two big changes could give IndyCar racing a whole new look. One change is definitely coming next season, while the idea for another even bigger change is gaining speed.
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Indians make rare change at the top

Randy Lewandowski this week replaced Cal Burleson to become the Indianapolis Indians' fourth general manager since the organization was incorporated in 1955.
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IU's latest football stadium project to cost $10M plus, won't add capacity

IU Athletic Director Fred Glass hopes to raise the funds to enclose the south end of Memorial Stadium through alumni donors. He said donation commitments are already coming in, and a naming rights deal is possible.
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Polian does about-face on Irsay, not 2009 near-perfect season

It appears Bill Polian's relationship with Jim Irsay has changed a bit in the last year. But Polian's thoughts about not going for an undefeated season in 2009 have not. He tells all in a new book.
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Speedway president recalls Jim Harbaugh jumping into IndyCar brawl

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles remembers San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh as a guy who was "the ultimate team player" who was quick to stand up for his guys.
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Indy Eleven GM stays close to fans to connect team to community

In this week’s IBJ special Interview Issue, Peter Wilt is one of 29 people profiled. I’m using some space on The Score to reveal more of Wilt’s thoughts on sports business, fandom and connecting with the community.
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Miles promising higher speeds, more excitement next year in IndyCar

Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles is promising the new aero kits will push speeds higher next May at Indy, but also make the cars less likely to go airborne. He's bullish that attendance and TV ratings will go up series-wide next year.
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Despite NFL controversies Colts TV ratings on the rise

The controversy surrounding former Baltimore player Ray Rice, who punched his now wife in the face and knocked her out, should not ruin the entire sport, said the CEO of one of the Indianapolis Colts' biggest sponsors.
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ABA making another run at Indy market

With a little help from the Shriners, the Indy Naptown All Stars are confident they can sellout their 16 regular season home games at Tech High School. The team's home opener is already well on its way.
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In wake of NFL scandal, Colts donating to domestic violence charities

Colts owners announce plans to make sizable donation to charities helping victims of domestic violence. But Jim Irsay appears to support embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
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