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Gordon, Stewart scoring big for their NASCAR sponsors

March 18, 2011
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Jeff Gordon is all over TV after snapping his 66-race winless streak. Tony Stewart may not talk much on-camera, but other drivers sure do like to talk about him.
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Tourney would have been different in Knight, Keady era

March 14, 2011
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Though Big Ten tournament attendance in Indianapolis is up this year, it would be exponentially higher if IU and Purdue were rival powerhouses.
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IndyCar avoids blowout with tire deal, but questions remain

March 11, 2011
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If the IndyCar Series and its teams are to survive, they need cash and marketing muscle from Firestone in addition to free tires.
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Firestone pullout potential fiasco for IndyCar Series

March 11, 2011
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If series CEO Randy Bernard can't replace tire supplier in less than 30 days, he's faced with some very ugly alternatives.
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Players' union proclamation shows Polian got it wrong

March 10, 2011
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NFLPA boss says 18-game schedule "off the table." Players suggest pulling games off NFL Network and creating Thursday night football package to raise cash.
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Pat Knight takes parting shot at IU, not Texas Tech

March 8, 2011
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With most of the administrators behind the Bob Knight firing departed from IU,  his adoring fans are the ones The General's snubs are hurting the most.
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Danica's recent NASCAR success raises questions

March 7, 2011
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On Saturday, IndyCar star Danica Patrick notched the highest placing ever for a woman in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Speculation about a jump to NASCAR's highest platform, Sprint Cup, is already heating up.
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Sanders move a slap in the face to Polian, Colts

March 4, 2011
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All-pro safety Bob Sanders gets paid by Colts to re-hab, then takes the fruits of those labors to an AFC rival.
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Trevor Bayne could learn from Danica Patrick

March 2, 2011
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The 2011 Daytona 500 winner may be a better driver than the IndyCar diva, but he's no match for her in the marketing race.
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IndyCar CEO: 'I wouldn't grade myself high'

February 23, 2011
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With new board members from the series' funding arm, Hulman & Co., looking over his shoulder, time is running short for Randy Bernard to help the IndyCar Series increase attendance, TV ratings and turn a profit.
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Archie Manning: Peyton not destined for broadcast booth

February 17, 2011
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Following a pre-Super Bowl promotion in Dallas this month, the father of the famed Colts quarterback said his son is more likely to coach than become a commentator after his playing days are done.
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Labor strife putting brakes on long-term Manning deal

February 16, 2011
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Calculating quarterback won't want to ink a deal until salary cap specifics are known.
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Labor fight: Carolina owner rattles Manning's cage

February 15, 2011
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Recent moves by NFL owners and players are putting Indianapolis' 2012 Super Bowl in serious jeopardy.
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Circle may close to cars for Super Bowl week

February 7, 2011
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Indianapolis' Super Bowl host committee is trying to raise money to hold a big-time, possibly nightly, entertainment event on Monument Circle during next year's week-long run-up to the Super Bowl.
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Golic, national media extol virtues of Indy Super Bowl

February 4, 2011
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While the national media for this year's Super Bowl looked forward to next year in Indy, Papa John was causing a media room ruckus that threatened to cause an escalator to collapse.
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Gang way, it's go time in Dallas

February 3, 2011
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Indianapolis' 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee fights for face time with a worldwide media contingency at this year's big game. Hats and scarves become critical drawing cards.
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Dallas hospitality doesn't measure up, so far

February 2, 2011
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Indianapolis' Super Bowl Host Committee is in Dallas this week to educate themselves. But I have a feeling the Texans could learn a thing or two from their Indy counterparts about hosting big sports events.
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Fresh-faced coach ready to breathe new life into Pacers

January 31, 2011
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Frank Vogel talks like a man of conviction and looks like he just walked off the set of the movie Hoosiers. If only he can string together a few victories, he could be just what the franchise needs.
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Unsullied image gives Colts QB many audibles to call

January 28, 2011
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In this day and age when everyone carries a cell phone with a camera or video recorder, Peyton Manning's nearly spotless image is more incredible than his NFL streak of starting games.
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IndyCar CEO reverses course on profitability prediction

January 26, 2011
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IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard said it's more important this year to lay a solid foundation for long-term success than it is to try to generate a short-term profit.
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Bears fans' behavior shows value of Hoosier hospitality

January 25, 2011
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Courteous Colts fans go a long way to selling city to visitors.
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Centennial Indy 500 pace car expected to bring high price at auction

January 21, 2011
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Barrett-Jackson officials think the orange-and-white Camaro convertible could fetch a six-figure sum.
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Will Peyton Manning really be NFL's highest-paid player?

January 19, 2011
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Expect Colts quarterback to a sign back-loaded contract that he has no intention of playing out.
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Mattel's Hot Wheels planning mega Indy 500 event

January 14, 2011
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IndyCar Series officials are promising a big announcement in conjunction with the California-based toy maker within three weeks.
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Lucas thinks Indy will get Super Bowl on regular rotation

January 12, 2011
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Lucas Oil founder Forrest Lucas said the title sponsorship deal his company signed has doubled the firm's brand image. He said the deal's value far exceeds the $20 million annually his company is paying, and that value will be increased by next year's Super Bowl.
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