Benner/Sports

Pacers' owners deserve accolades, not scornRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
Bill Benner
Indiana residents should be thanking Herb and Mel Simon for their multitude of contributions to the state, instead of bashing them.
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Meet the guy who can call a foul on the refereeRestricted Content

March 9, 2009
Bill Benner
While he gets great seats every time as he watches about 75 basketball games a season, John Adams also has serious responsibilities as the NCAA's national coordinator of men's basketball officiating.
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Taking Sycamores to final looks easy in retrospectRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
Bill Benner
It might have been easier for Larry Bird to lead the championship game of the NCAA's men's basketball tournament 30 years ago with those improbable underdog Sycamores than to right the ship he's steering as president of basketball for the Indiana Pacers now.
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Stern's definition of 'golden age' is laughableRestricted Content

February 23, 2009
Bill Benner

Of this, that and the other while wondering if NBA Commissioner David Stern had just taken a hit off Michael Phelps' bong when he proclaimed this to be "the golden age of basketball" during his all-star weekend news conference in Phoenix.

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Finding bright spots amid wave of bad Indy sports newsRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
Bill Benner
So much sad, bad, disturbing sports news. Time to look on the brighter side.
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An open letter to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim IrsayRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Bill Benner
Jim, you could engender so much good will if you would step forward and provide some short-term relief by paying more toward the operating costs of Lucas Oil Stadium.
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In hard times, is big-time sports willing to budge?Restricted Content

February 2, 2009
Bill Benner
Even as the economy spirals downward, no one gives a thought to bringing some kind of fiscal sanity to the overall enterprise of sports.
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Caldwell was right choice for ColtsRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Now it's time to get on the Indianapolis Head Coach Jim Caldwell's bandwagon.
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Myles Brand has never run from challengesRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
Bill Benner
The term "pancreatic cancer" gets my attention. That's because two years ago, my wife and I were shaken to the depths of our souls by the thought that she might have it. Thus, when I heard the terrible news that NCAA President Myles Brand has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, I was able to relate on both practical and personal levels.
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A coaching change, without the dramaRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Bill Benner
By nature, coaching is a transient profession, increasingly so in these days of not-so-guaranteed contracts (by either the employer or employee) and the mentality of, "What have you done for us?" not lately, but, uh, like today. Or an hour ago.
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Colts fans need perspective to go with their angstRestricted Content

January 12, 2009
Bill Benner
Isn't it always amazing—or, perhaps, not so—that character, class, dignity and integrity always matter so much ... until they don't? And that moment arrives in the instant of unacceptable defeat.
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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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Keep Lynch as IU football coachRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
With all the disruption in Indiana University's athletic programs, Head football coach Bill Lynch should stay on and be given a chance to build a strong program.
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  1. In reality, Lilly is maintaining profit by cutting costs such as Indiana/US citizen IT workers by a significant amount with their Tata Indian consulting connection, increasing Indian H1B's at Lillys Indiana locations significantly and offshoring to India high paying Indiana jobs to cut costs and increase profit at the expense of U.S. workers.

  2. I think perhaps there is legal precedence here in that the laws were intended for family farms, not pig processing plants on a huge scale. There has to be a way to squash this judges judgment and overrule her dumb judgement. Perhaps she should be required to live in one of those neighbors houses for a month next to the farm to see how she likes it. She is there to protect the people, not the corporations.

  3. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/03-111.htm Corporate farms are not farms, they are indeed factories on a huge scale. The amount of waste and unhealthy smells are environmentally unsafe. If they want to do this, they should be forced to buy a boundary around their farm at a premium price to the homeowners and landowners that have to eat, sleep, and live in a cesspool of pig smells. Imagine living in a house that smells like a restroom all the time. Does the state really believe they should take the side of these corporate farms and not protect Indiana citizens. Perhaps justifiable they should force all the management of the farms to live on the farm itself and not live probably far away from there. Would be interesting to investigate the housing locations of those working at and managing the corporate farms.

  4. downtown in the same area as O'malia's. 350 E New York. Not sure that another one could survive. I agree a Target is needed d'town. Downtown Philly even had a 3 story Kmart for its downtown residents.

  5. Indy-area residents... most of you have no idea how AMAZING Aurelio's is. South of Chicago was a cool pizza place... but it pales in comparison to the heavenly thin crust Aurelio's pizza. Their deep dish is pretty good too. My waistline is expanding just thinking about this!

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