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Small colleges using lacrosse to attract monied students from East CoastRestricted Content

July 5, 2014
Finances are increasingly challenging for small, private schools, causing many to do whatever is necessary to attract students, particularly students who can afford tuition ranging from $25,000 to $45,000 annually.More.

James spurns Miami, returns to Cleveland Cavaliers

July 11, 2014
Four-time NBA most valuable player LeBron James said Friday that he felt a calling to be a leader in the city where he started his career.More.

NCAA president grilled by Senate committee

July 9, 2014
NCAA President Mark Emmert faced a skeptical Senate Commerce Committee and said he feels college sports "works extremely well for the vast majority" and that the overall current model of amateurism should be preserved.More.

Group backs out of deal for Anderson's Wigwam

July 9, 2014
Officials say a private group has decided not to take over Anderson's closed Wigwam gymnasium, leaving the fate of the 9,000-seat venue uncertain.More.

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James spurns Miami, returns to Cleveland Cavaliers

Four-time NBA most valuable player LeBron James said Friday that he felt a calling to be a leader in the city where he started his career.More.

Latest plan for natatorium includes IUPUI expansion

The city of Indianapolis, IUPUI and Lilly Endowment are preparing to unveil a broad plan for the west end of downtown and Haughville.More.

Angie's List to affix name to Grand Prix as sponsor

The consumer-review service has cut a deal to become the title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis through 2016, and plans to help pack the stands with 5,000 of its own spectators.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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