College Sports

Butler eyes move to Atlantic 10, ESPN says

March 12, 2012
A spokesman for the university said it has not entered into "formal talks" with anyone about switching conferences. Butler has been an inaugural member of the Horizon League since its founding as the Midwestern City Conference in 1979.
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Crean, Painter contracts packed with rewards for postseason success

March 10, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Indiana University Coach Tom Crean and Purdue University Coach Matt Painter cash in big time when their teams perform well, especially in postseason play.
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IU success spurs Big Ten tourney ticket sales

March 8, 2012
Scott Olson
Officials are confident attendance at the Big Ten men's basketball tourney will top last year's total of more than 86,000 and could surpass 90,000 for the first time since 2006.
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NCAA delays decision on stipend for scholarship athletes

January 15, 2012
Bloomberg News
The National Collegiate Athletic Association will wait to decide on whether scholarship athletes at college sports’ top division will be eligible for as much as $2,000 a year to pay for food, transportation and other incidental expenses.
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BENNER: NCAA suffers under the sport it can't controlRestricted Content

January 14, 2012
Bill Benner
The oft-maligned NCAA absorbs much of its criticism from football.
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Legislation seeks more aid for college athletes

January 9, 2012
Associated Press
The legislation would require large athletic programs to cover all sports-related medical expenses incurred by athletes. In addition, the legislation would require colleges to continue providing financial aid to students whose athletic scholarships are revoked despite being in in good standing.
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NCAA president promises sweeping rules changes, no pay for athletesRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Reform will eliminate unenforceable, low-impact regulations.
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BENNER: For BCS chief, this isn't the season of good willRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Bill Benner
Why would one of the nicest people I know place himself in a position where he gets criticized almost daily?
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For Big Ten championship, even suites are for sale

December 1, 2011
Scott Olson
Besides individual tickets, entire suites are being offered for as much as $28,000 on various online brokerage sites for the inaugural Big Ten championship football game.
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BENNER: Cowardly silence brings shame to Happy ValleyRestricted Content

November 12, 2011
Bill Benner
As horrific as the allegations are, just as horrendous are the alleged inactions of Penn State officials and Paterno himself.
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Horizon League signs pact with Sport GraphicsRestricted Content

October 29, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The agreement, which was negotiated by IMG College, the league’s multimedia-rights partner, will run through July 2014.
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NCAA approves major scholarship changes at meeting

October 27, 2011
Associated Press
The NCAA Division I Board of Directors OK'd reforms that give conferences the option of adding more money to scholarships, schools the opportunity to award scholarships for multiple years, impose tougher academic standards on recruits, and change basketball recruiting.
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College athletes push for NCAA reforms, money

October 24, 2011
Associated Press
More than 300 major college football and men's basketball players are telling the NCAA and college presidents they want a cut of ever-increasing TV sports revenue to fatten scholarships and cover all the costs of getting a degree.
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Butler tries to build sports revenue without alienating fansRestricted Content

October 22, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
Capitalizing on the newfound national reputation of Butler's men's basketball means the relatively small program must raise its revenue game—without pricing the Bulldog faithful out of the arena.
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UPDATE: CIB backs grant for Big Ten football championship

October 10, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
The $125,000 in funds from the city’s Capital Improvement Board will help the Indiana Sports Corp. put on the Big Ten Football Championship game in December and basketball tournament in March.
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Groundbreaking study values college football programsRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
IU prof's 242-page dissertation puts a price tag on teams as if they were for sale on the open market, and it’s filled with nuggets sure to grab the attention of academics, sports business experts and fans alike.
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NCAA sued by ex-college football players over head injuries

September 28, 2011
Bloomberg News
The National College Athletic Association has been sued by two former college football players who claim the organization failed to enforce safety measures to protect them from concussions.
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Circle City Classic makes changes to boost event attendanceRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
Officials are taking steps to reverse a dramatic decline in interest in the event over the last decade.
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Big Ten game will have big impact in IndianapolisRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
Early indications suggest the inaugural championship football game will rake more money into the Indianapolis area than expected.
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MainGate signs deal to handle merchandise for Big TenRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The company will be the exclusive retail and merchandising company for the organization’s football championship games and basketball tournaments through 2016.
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Herff Jones jumps into cheerleadingRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Yearbook-and-class-ring maker Herff Jones on Aug. 1 bought Memphis-based Varsity Brands, the top supplier of cheerleader uniforms, as well as the force behind cheerleading’s evolution into a stand-alone sport. Varsity will bring Herff about $250 million in annual revenue through its uniform sales, training camps and competitions.
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New IU football coach giving ticket sales a boost

August 31, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
A potential public-relations black eye between new coach Kevin Wilson and two radio announcers could be helping Indiana University sell more season tickets.
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BENNER: Look in mirror to see what ails college footballRestricted Content

August 27, 2011
Bill Benner
If college football is the product of a corrupt system, why is it so incredibly popular?
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Study says Butler scored valuable media exposure in tourneysRestricted Content

July 30, 2011
 IBJ Staff
A study says the school earned $512 million worth of media exposure thanks to the back-to-back runs to the men’s basketball NCAA Championship game.
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IUPUI track stadium dodges wrecking ball

July 19, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
The Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium, which school officials considered demolishing a few years ago, is getting a face-lift that includes a new $1.2 million infield surface.
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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.

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