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Lean years loom for Capital Improvement Board

September 20, 2014
The Capital Improvement Board is headed for lean years, but it’s not for a lack of resources. The entity that oversees downtown convention and sports venues faces payment of two big debts.More.

Government: NFL TV 'blackout' rule unsportsmanlike

September 30, 2014
The vote won't actually end blackouts, which are written into the NFL's private contracts with broadcast and cable companies. But it means responsibility for blackouts now lies entirely with the NFL and its television partners, not the government.More.

The Interview Issue: Doug Boles

September 27, 2014
Boles, president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, says working for Mark Miles is similar to an earlier boss, former Mayor Steve Goldsmith.More.

The Interview Issue: Mark Emmert

September 27, 2014
Mark Emmert, the president of the NCAA, is dealing with a full plate of controversies and lawsuits these days.More.

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Government: NFL TV 'blackout' rule unsportsmanlike

The vote won't actually end blackouts, which are written into the NFL's private contracts with broadcast and cable companies. But it means responsibility for blackouts now lies entirely with the NFL and its television partners, not the government.More.

Tony Stewart won't face charges in deadly crash

A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Officials said Ward was under the influence of marijuana that night "enough to impair judgment."More.

Kokomo lines up team for new baseball stadium

The Kokomo team will be part of the 12-team Prospect League, which features top collegiate players and includes teams in the Indiana cities of Terre Haute and Richmond. Other teams are in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Illinois and West Virginia.More.

Pacers hire sports writer, exec Bill Benner as senior VP

The Longtime Indianapolis sports journalist and executive has left the Horizon League to join Pacers Sports & Entertainment as senior vice president of corporate, community and public relations.More.

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Crean, Painter contracts packed with rewards for postseason success

Indiana University Coach Tom Crean and Purdue University Coach Matt Painter cash in big time when their teams perform well, especially in postseason play.More.

Pro athletes' charities often have limited life spansRestricted Content

Wealth and fame often lead professional athletes to share their success in the charitable arena, but those efforts rarely last much longer than their careers as the organizations struggle to survive in an already-crowded philanthropic field.More.

Simon family's interests helped city thrive, but taxpayers paid the price

The Simon family's role in building the city has come at a steep price for taxpayers. Simon and its business interests in the last 20 years have collected local government incentives worth more than $400 million, an IBJ tally of those deals shows.More.

IUPUI faces tough decisions over aging sports facilities

IUPUI is grappling with how to pay for upkeep and improvements necessary to keep its three world-class athletic facilities—and the city—in the hunt for high-profile sporting events.More.

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  1. The question is, where could they build a new stadium? It seems in the past year, all the prime spots have been spoken for with potential projects. Maybe in the industrial wasteland area a block past Lucas Oil? I think it needs to be close to the core, if a new stadium is built.

  2. ...it is a semi-pro club series, as one fo the posters over at Whackforum, surprisingly stated. It is fact. A rich man's club car series and it has maybe a collective audience of 300,000 people in America. Tops. Penske has it all figured out now, though, by addign a fourth foreigner to his club cars team. Pagenaud Fever will surely boost ratings another 12 percent in 2015, thus getting them back to those coveted 2012-2013-ish numbers when IndyCar was all the rage. Bbbwwwwwwwwaaaaahhhaaaaaa!!!!!!! BBBBBbbbbwwwaaahhhhaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

  3. Apparently, nobody wants to watch the IRL/Indycar series on ovals , either, Dave. Outside of Indianapolis, the crowds at most ovals are pathetic. (although, in all honesty, the crowds just about EVERYWHERE are pathetic). Did you happen to catch any of the "championship deciding" OVAL event at Fontana? Barely 10K, possibly worse than Sonoma, which set a new standard for "poor turnout" (right up there with Phoenix)__________The one ray of sunshine? 2014 schedule had the fewest number of ovals in the IRL's history. It was also the year that (reportedly) the IRL/Indycar series came closest to breaking even, financially. So, it appears that you are not quite corrrect in your assumptions. Are you possibly related to Dipsicle of Indycar?

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