Benner on Sports

Here are local sports headlines to look for in 2009Restricted Content

January 5, 2009
Bill Benner
Looking into the (near) future of Indiana sports—professional and collegiate.
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Ron Hunter's bare feet top the local year in sportsRestricted Content

December 29, 2008
Bill Benner
IUPUI basketball coach Ron Hunter is my first—and highly unofficial—Indiana Sportsperson of the Year.
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Ball State coach disingenuous about commitment to team, schoolRestricted Content

December 22, 2008
Bill Benner
Beware when coaches profess unfailing loyalty to a school.
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Indiana Ice honors Schupay's dedication to teamRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
Bill Benner
Afater the sudden death of Michael Schupay, the respected and dedicated Ice team president, the Indiana hockey team is striving to honor his memory.
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Gun owners, athletes or not, must be responsibleRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
Bill Benner
I don't begrudge those who legally obtain and carry guns, whether their intended use is hunting or self-protection, and I question the media frenzy that erupted after New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was arrested for carrying a weapon without a New York license.
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Those responsible for hiring Sampson at IU should show accountabilityRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
Bill Benner
Now that the NCAA has decided not to punish Indiana University further for basketball infractions, the athletic program must concentrate on building an honest, successful sports program.
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Friendship built on basketball was admirableRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Bill Benner
Jim Rosenstihl, an Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame coch, and Jim Limp, a retired Eli Lilly employee, together exemplified an undying, unyielding, unrelenting friendship.
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Gene Cato was true sports boosterRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Gene Cato was a true supporter of high school sports in Indiana.
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Purdue's Tiller had success, despite recent season disappointmentsRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Bill Benner
It's been a disappointing season for soon-to-be ex-Purdue football coach Joe Tiller, but he helped make football important at Purdue University.
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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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Glass will help IU athletics if he's allowed to do the jobRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Bill Benner
New Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass must return integrity to IU athletics, while being a cheerleader who believes in accessibility, focus and consistency.
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