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Maryland leaving ACC to join Big Ten in 2014

November 19, 2012
Associated Press
Maryland will become the southernmost member of the Big Ten member starting in July 2014. Rutgers is expected to follow suit by Tuesday, splitting from the Big East and making it an even 14 schools in the Big Ten.
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Executives backing push to launch pro soccer teamRestricted Content

November 17, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
A group of Indianapolis business executives is laying the groundwork to launch a professional soccer team here in 2014. Members of the group won’t identify themselves, but this month they launched a website—indyprosoccer.com—seeking season-ticket commitments.
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BENNER: We have much to be thankful for on and off the fieldRestricted Content

November 17, 2012
Bill Benner
On this Thanksgiving week, I’d like to again offer gratitude for what our sports world provides, especially in a city where we are so particularly blessed.
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Scale Computing goes bald for Coach Pagano

November 16, 2012
Chris O'Malley
More than a dozen employees of Scale Computing had their heads shaved at work Thursday in honor of Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who lost his hair during treatment for leukemia. His cancer is in remission.
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MELANGTON: When it comes to sports, strike while the iron is hotRestricted Content

November 10, 2012
Allison Melangton / Special to IBJ
In many ways, our schedule of events defines Indiana Sports Corp. That—along with our youth initiatives that will touch 185,000 young people throughout Indiana this year—is what separates us from our competitors in 500 other markets throughout our country.
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Pacers TV ratings on the riseRestricted Content

November 10, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The team's first game was the most-watched opening night game since 2007.
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BENNER: Big Ten hoops begin, but eyes are still on football messRestricted Content

November 10, 2012
Bill Benner
At media day, four out of five questions dealt with gridiron mess.
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Butler University raises $12 million in campaign to refurbish historic Hinkle Fieldhouse

November 9, 2012
Scott Olson
Built in 1928, the aging facility is about to undergo its most extensive renovation since the building began hosting basketball games shortly before the Great Depression.
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IndyCar confronts 'defining moment'Restricted Content

November 3, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
The IndyCar Series is approaching a three-pronged fork in the road, and the path its leaders choose will have long-lasting implications for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indianapolis 500.
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NCAA approves tougher sanctions for rule-breakers

October 30, 2012
Associated Press
The NCAA passed a package of sweeping changes Tuesday intended to crack down hard on rule-breaking schools and coaches.
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Colts QB Luck, Riley Hospital reach multiyear promotional deal

October 30, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck on Tuesday will announce his first local sponsorship deal, a four-year pact with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.
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Belskus to serve as interim IndyCar CEO after Bernard's exit

October 28, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Jeff Belskus, the president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the president and CEO of Hulman & Co., will step in as interim CEO of the IndyCar Series, replacing Randy Bernard.
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Broncos' Manning to own 21 Papa John's pizza franchises

October 27, 2012
Bloomberg News
Peyton Manning will be introduced as the company's newest franchisee in the Denver area during a television spot with Papa John's Chief Executive John Schnatter on Sunday during the telecast of NBC's "Football Night in America."
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Local lawyer key figure in felling Armstrong

October 27, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Bill Bock, lead counsel for the U.S Anti-Doping Agency's case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, spent two years investigating the allegations.
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Bernard ousted as CEO of IndyCar, sources say

October 26, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
IndyCar Series owners have fired CEO Randy Bernard, sources familiar with the situation told IBJ on Friday afternoon. IndyCar officials are denying the firing.
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BENNER: Trust dashed—and rings sold—in the theater that is sportsRestricted Content

October 20, 2012
Bill Benner
On Armstrong, Knight and more.
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George cites conflict of interest in resigning from Hulman board

October 19, 2012
Associated Press
IndyCar founder Tony George resigned Friday from the Hulman & Co. board of directors, citing a conflict of interest in his recent attempt to reacquire the series.
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Indiana Fever, Finish Line reach jersey sponsorship

October 19, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Indiana Fever players will wear a prominent Finish Line logo on the front of their uniforms as part of a major sponsorship deal with the Indianapolis-based athletic apparel retail chain, team officials announced Friday afternoon.
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Lawyer: Girls hoops schedule decree sets precedent

October 16, 2012
Associated Press
A federal consent decree in which 10 southeastern Indiana high schools agree to schedule girls and boys basketball games equally on Friday and Saturday nights sets a legal precedent for the entire state, one of the attorneys in the case said Tuesday.
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NCAA's moves over betting 'ludicrous,' N.J. official says

October 16, 2012
Associated Press
The NCAA is "ludicrous and hypocritical" for moving five championship games out of New Jersey next year because the state plans to offer legalized sports betting, a spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said.
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A10 schools already hyping Butler match-upsRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
The Atlantic 10 is wasting little time marketing its newest member—the Butler Bulldogs.
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Horizon League fights on after loss of ButlerRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
The Indianapolis-based Horizon League says it is "energized" about its future, despite losing its most famous member—Butler University.
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George reportedly submits offer to buy IndyCar

October 12, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Tony George has offered a seven-figure cash proposal to take over operations and assume future losses for the IndyCar Series.
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Notre Dame revival brings revenue bonanza to football foes

October 12, 2012
Bloomberg News
Notre Dame’s football squad is undefeated after five games for the first time in a decade. That’s good news for their opponents: The team is even more of a draw on the road for fans and sponsors.
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Resurgent Pacers see lift in ticket salesRestricted Content

October 6, 2012
Anthony Schoetle
The Indiana Pacers continued scoring long after last season ended in the second round of the NBA playoffs. The Pacers sales staff hit high-water marks during the off-season that the franchise hasn’t seen in five years. And with almost four weeks until the regular-season home opener Nov. 3, the Pacers are shooting for more.
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