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Colts' Monday Night Football home opener not yet sold out

August 28, 2014
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Team officials remain confident sellout streak dating back to early 2003 will remain intact.
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Indians likely to eclipse all-time attendance record Saturday

August 27, 2014
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Less than a decade ago, it appeared that the sinking economy would put a big dent in the Indianapolis Indians. Now, the minor league team is reaching new heights and aiming even higher.
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Colts make first-of-its-kind commitment to fund high school coaches' training

August 26, 2014
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Thanks to $40,000 donated by the Indianapolis Colts, USA Football’s Heads Up Football safety program will be offered to all Indiana high school football coaches in 2015.
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Radio vet launches Indy's third local afternoon sports show

August 21, 2014
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Former Emmis program director who helped launch 1070 The Fan is hosting a show weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on WXNT-AM 1430. He faces stiff competition from JMV and Query and Schultz.
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Finding Jim Nabors' replacement no easy task for Indianapolis Motor Speedway

August 20, 2014
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While some followers of the Indy 500 want a Hoosier such as John Mellencamp or Sandi Patty to sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" before the big race, IMS officials won't limit the search to those with Indiana roots.
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Indy Eleven leads NASL in attendance, could add capacity next year

August 13, 2014
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Indy Eleven officials want to raise revenue but have no interest in raising ticket prices. With the team selling out home games, Eleven chief Peter Wilt will have to get creative, and eventually make another run at a new stadium.
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Tag Heuer plans major IndyCar-centric marketing campaign

August 7, 2014
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As part of its sponsorship deal with the IndyCar Series, Tag Heuer will get naming rights to the Pit Stop Challenge held in conjunction with the Indianapolis 500, will have signage and displays at the IMS and will market an Indy 500 special edition watch.
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George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

August 6, 2014
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If rising star Paul George is lost for the entire 2014-2015 season, his absence will likely trigger an eight-figure loss for the Indiana Pacers.
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Notre Dame boosting college football ticket market, IU dragging it down

July 30, 2014
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When it comes to getting into college football games, not many places are more expensive than Notre Dame. IU meanwhile depresses ticket prices on the secondary market more than any school in the Big Ten except one.
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LeBron's latest decision sends Indy plant into action

July 28, 2014
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An Instagram message from LeBron James Sunday afternoon set off a torrent of activity at Adidas’ printing plant on Indianapolis' east side, the likes of which hadn't been seen in five years.
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IndyCar TV ratings up, still long way to go

July 25, 2014
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Sunday's second race in Toronto was the most-watched IndyCar race on NBC Sports Network in nearly three years.
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Brickyard 400 attendance remains flat

July 23, 2014
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are not holding out much hope the NASCAR Sprint Cup race they host will ever return to its glory days when it drew more than 250,000 fans annually.
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Pacers have some explaining to do to their fans

July 17, 2014
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More than a few Indiana Pacers fans complained the team isn't doing enough to make good on Larry Bird's promise to improve this off-season. Pacers marketers find themselves in a sticky situation.
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Two major factors drove Stephenson to Charlotte

July 16, 2014
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Lance Stephenson's agent says his client's spurning the Pacers' contract offer in favor of a shorter-term deal in Charlotte is not all about the money. Then what is it about?
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IndyCar team selling off assets at auction

July 10, 2014
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Panther Racing, once one of the best little teams in the IndyCar Series, is now being sold off in pieces. A number of high-profile items are expected to draw a crowd.
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Local sports magazine in financial peril

July 9, 2014
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VYPE High School Sports Magazine is facing fourth down. But the owners of the seven-year-old publication are considering all options to keep it alive.
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Volleyball event's projected impact raises questions

July 2, 2014
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When Visit Indy announced this week that Indianapolis had landed the 2016 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships and that it would carry a $59 million economic impact, a few eyebrows were raised.
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Clock ticking on Natatorium repair plan as Olympic trials loom

July 2, 2014
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In November, Mayor Greg Ballard hoped to have City-County Council approval in January on a financing plan to help fix the IUPUI Natatorium. Now some councilors wonder if the mayor is changing directions on the issue.
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Indians won't consider name change; attendance soars

June 25, 2014
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With a shot at record attendance and increased profit this year, the Indianapolis Indians have no intention of changing a thing despite the brouhaha over teams with Native American names and logos.
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NASCAR cuts staff as Brickyard 400 nears

June 24, 2014
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New chief operating officer spins stock car series 180 degrees. NASCAR, one of the few sports entities to add employees during the recession, is now paring down.
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WNDE yanks sports show during morning drive time

June 18, 2014
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WNDE-AM 1260 on Monday yanked Fox Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Mike North in favor of a general interest show, but station officials said they remain committed to sports-talk during other times.
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Pacers get unexpected marketing bounce from bikeshare program

June 13, 2014
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The Indiana Pacers are the first team in the NBA to be involved in a bike-sharing program. Given the positive press the team is getting from it, the Pacers may not be the last.
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Indiana golf courses seeing revenue increases

June 10, 2014
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While golf-related revenue for courses nationwide was down 2 percent in April compared to the same period a year ago, Indiana courses were up almost 8 percent. And that's not the end of the good news.
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Thinly traded Indians stock delisted by NASDAQ

June 4, 2014
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The Indianapolis Indians were recently delisted from the NASDAQ Pink Sheets, but team officials say it should have little to no impact on the AAA baseball team or its business operations.
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Fans will expect changes if Pacers flame out to Heat

May 28, 2014
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Many Pacers fans have become tired of the team's inconsistent play over the last half of this season. The team risks losing part of that fan base if it doesn't make some big changes this off-season.
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  1. I took Bruce's comments to highlight a glaring issue when it comes to a state's image, and therefore its overall branding. An example is Michigan vs. Indiana. Michigan has done an excellent job of following through on its branding strategy around "Pure Michigan", even down to the detail of the rest stops. Since a state's branding is often targeted to visitors, it makes sense that rest stops, being that point of first impression, should be significant. It is clear that Indiana doesn't care as much about the impression it gives visitors even though our branding as the Crossroads of America does place importance on travel. Bruce's point is quite logical and accurate.

  2. I appreciated the article. I guess I have become so accustomed to making my "pit stops" at places where I can ALSO get gasoline and something hot to eat, that I hardly even notice public rest stops anymore. That said, I do concur with the rationale that our rest stops (if we are to have them at all) can and should be both fiscally-responsible AND designed to make a positive impression about our state.

  3. I don't know about the rest of you but I only stop at these places for one reason, and it's not to picnic. I move trucks for dealers and have been to rest areas in most all 48 lower states. Some of ours need upgrading no doubt. Many states rest areas are much worse than ours. In the rest area on I-70 just past Richmond truckers have to hike about a quarter of a mile. When I stop I;m generally in a bit of a hurry. Convenience,not beauty, is a primary concern.

  4. Community Hospital is the only system to not have layoffs? That is not true. Because I was one of the people who was laid off from East. And all of the LPN's have been laid off. Just because their layoffs were not announced or done all together does not mean people did not lose their jobs. They cherry-picked people from departments one by one. But you add them all up and it's several hundred. And East has had a dramatic drop I in patient beds from 800 to around 125. I know because I worked there for 30 years.

  5. I have obtained my 6 gallon badge for my donation of A Positive blood. I'm sorry to hear that my donation was nothing but a profit center for the Indiana Blood Center.

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