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BENNER: Unsung sports leader steps down after two decadesRestricted Content

May 7, 2010
Bill Benner
As the NCAA garnered nationwide attention with the announcement of its new president, hardly a peep was heard as its next-door neighbor in White River State Park, the National Federation of State High School Associations, bade farewell to its leader a couple of days later.
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USA Football makes move to Indianapolis official

April 20, 2010
 IBJ Staff
As expected, city officials announced Tuesday morning that USA Football will relocate its headquarters to Indianapolis from Vienna, Va. The move should be complete by August.
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USA Football expected to announce relocation to city

April 19, 2010
Scott Olson
Mayor Greg Ballard's office has an announcement scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday to reveal a "major sport's national governing body" that is moving to the city. IBJ reported in February that USA Football was seriously considering moving here.
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Developers line up for Westfield sports complex

March 6, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Westfield’s Sports Commission is evaluating proposals from three firms interested in helping the town become “The Family Sports Capital of America.”
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BENNER: Ticket sales are key to keeping Big Ten gamesRestricted Content

February 27, 2010
Bill Benner
What's happen off court at the Big Ten Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments could be as interesting as what happens on.
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BENNER: Down-to-earth athletes elevate Winter OlympicsRestricted Content

February 20, 2010
Bill Benner
Even with all its problems, I can't get enough of the Vancouver games.
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USA Track & Field CEO doubles budget, pushes reformsRestricted Content

December 19, 2009
Anthony Schoettle
Doug Logan is shaking up the sport and hopes to add more events, which could pay off for Indianapolis.
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IUPUI seeking funds from CIB to renovate Natatorium

December 14, 2009
Scott Olson
IUPUI says it needs about $15 million to renovate the aging Natatorium swimming complex and wants the city's Capital Improvement Board to fund part of the expense.
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BENNER: How the Indianapolis sports movement beganRestricted Content

December 12, 2009
Bill Benner
Thirty years ago, the first so-called "sports commission" came into being. The rest is Indianapolis history.
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Indiana Ice plan to build $12 million hockey facility

December 2, 2009
Scott Olson
Ice Sports and Entertainment, the owner of the Indiana Ice hockey team, announced Wednesday afternoon that it plans to build a complex that could contain up to four skating rinks and house the Indiana/World Skating Academy.
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Sources: City will lose professional tennis tournament

November 28, 2009
Anthony Schoettle
The Indianapolis Tennis Championships—formerly known as RCA Championships—appear to be dead, with the ATP Tour dates being shipped off to Atlanta for 2010 and beyond.
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NCAA, NBA launch iHoops to promote sport of basketball to future players, fansRestricted Content

November 21, 2009
Anthony Schoettle
One of the legacies left behind by the late NCAA President Myles Brand is a 10-person startup company tucked in a high-rise office building in downtown Indianapolis that is just starting to make its mark on the basketball world.
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Citizens Energy donates land to baseball not-for profit

November 5, 2009
Citizens has donated 28 acres of land from its former Citizens Gas & Coke Utility site on the southeast side of Indianapolis to Play Ball Indiana for the development of a youth sports complex.
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NCAA approves $35M addition to Indianapolis headquarters

October 29, 2009
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
The NCAA executive committee on Thursday approved a $35 million addition to the governing body's headquarters in White River State Park in Indianapolis.
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Westfield moves ahead with sports facility plan

July 21, 2009
 IBJ Staff
A study commission has concluded that a major development involving a new youth-sports complex would be viable for Westfield, the city announced this morning.
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Track, tennis venue at IUPUI eyed for demolition

December 22, 2008
Anthony Schoettle
Long-range plans for IUPUI unveiled this month call for the demolition of the Michael A. Carroll Track & Field Stadium and Indianapolis Tennis Center, raising questions about the future of sporting events held at those venues that have generated tens of millions of dollars in economic activity for the city.
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Sports vision ripe for renewalRestricted Content

December 22, 2008
If the city is serious about continuing to use amateur athletics as an economic tool, more collaboration among the university, city leaders and sports organizations is clearly needed.
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USA Basketball chooses Glendale over IndyRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
USA Basketball will move its headquarters from Colorado Springs to Glendale, Ariz. — not to Indianapolis or Louisville, two other front-runners.
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Pacers reforms, new Lucas Oil Stadium, NCAA 2010 tournament boost Indy's sports reputationRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Bill Benner
The Pacers opening victory, new game innovations at Conseco Fieldhouse and retaining Danny Granger are bright spots in the city's vast sports scene.
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Goals for USA Track & Field: Raise money; don't drop the batonRestricted Content

September 1, 2008
Anthony Schoettle

Doug Logan, new CEO of locally based USA Track & Field, knows the organization's challenges reach beyond the disappointments of dropped batons at last month's Beijing Olympics. He wants to review the sport from top to bottom, and plans to announce in the next few weeks formation of a task force that will look at everything from team training camps and the time of the Olympic trials, to forming a series of events in the United States culminating in a series championship.

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City ready to launch bid for USA BasketballRestricted Content

October 22, 2007
Anthony Schoettle
Indianapolis is poised to launch a bid to attract USA Basketball's headquarters from its Colorado Springs home. The not-for-profit national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States recently put out a request for proposals for a new headquarters city.
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  2. One important correction, Indiana does not have an ag-gag law, it was soundly defeated, or at least changed. It was stripped of everything to do with undercover pictures and video on farms. There is NO WAY on earth that ag gag laws will survive a constitutional challenge. None. Period. Also, the reason they are trying to keep you out, isn't so we don't show the blatant abuse like slamming pigs heads into the ground, it's show we don't show you the legal stuf... the anal electroctions, the cutting off of genitals without anesthesia, the tail docking, the cutting off of beaks, the baby male chicks getting thrown alive into a grinder, the deplorable conditions, downed animals, animals sitting in their own excrement, the throat slitting, the bolt guns. It is all deplorable behavior that doesn't belong in a civilized society. The meat, dairy and egg industries are running scared right now, which is why they are trying to pass these ridiculous laws. What a losing battle.

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