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SI responds to Danica tattoo flap

February 26, 2009
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After this post, there will be a self-imposed moratorium on Danica Patrick-related news on The Score. Even I can see we’ve gotten a little carried away. But Sports Illustrated’s response to the Danica tattoo flap that surfaced two weeks ago...
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Harrison remains elusive

February 25, 2009
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Marvin Harrison’s exit from Indianapolis was as elusive as his moves on the field. He slid out of town after meeting with Indianapolis Colts ownership without ever being seen. Colts fans are left...
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Danica suddenly considering F1

February 24, 2009
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Indy Racing League driver Danica Patrick has done an about face. Just a few days after telling everyone how happy she is in the IRL, she now says she’d consider jumping to Formula One. Patrick has been targeted as one...
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Irsay makes one final plea

February 24, 2009
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It’s difficult to say what is driving Marvin Harrison in his negotiations—or non-negotiations—with the Indianapolis Colts. Greed? Pride? Ego-centrism? Maybe all the above. Maybe none of the above. Harrison certainly isn’t saying. Even...
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Ex-DEI chief runs on new track

February 23, 2009
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The message to locally based USA Track & Field was clear. Downsize or risk losing financial support from the U.S. Olympic Committee. So USATF boss Doug Logan last week announced the board would...
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Danica rebuffs F1, Ecclestone

February 20, 2009
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That sound you heard was a collective sigh from the Indy Racing League’s sales and marketing department. IRL driver and Sports Illustrated cover girl Danica Patrick says she has not been contacted by anyone...
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Importance of NFL Combine up

February 20, 2009
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By most accounts, attendance is up at this year’s NFL Combine, and not because it’s being held for the first time in Lucas Oil Stadium. Veteran NFL scout Chris Landry, who serves as a...
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Ticket tax hike gaining favor

February 19, 2009
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I have bad news for Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts and Indianapolis Indians ticket buyers. By the time you buy tickets for next season’s games, you’ll likely be hit with a higher ticket tax....
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SI deletes flag tattoo from Patrick

February 18, 2009
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Danica Patrick didn’t quite bare all in her most recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. While there was an abundance of skin on display, there was one thing that didn’t show up; a tattoo...
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Tennis tournament hires ad firm

February 17, 2009
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The Indianapolis Tennis Championships (formerly the RCA Championships) announced today its selection of Hirons & Company as its advertising and public relations agency of record. Through the three-year contract, Hirons & Company will provide...
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Pacers' long-term future at issue

February 16, 2009
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As long as Indiana Pacers co-owners Mel and Herb Simon are alive, I’m convinced the team will not move out of town, and certainly won’t fold. I’m not convinced there are many other...
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Colts, Pacers state financial case

February 13, 2009
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Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, a key fiscal leader in the state legislature, has been busy in the last week meeting with members of the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts. The primary topic: The...
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NCAA, AP hope to profit from photos

February 12, 2009
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The NCAA and The Associated Press this week announced a three-year content partnership making AP the worldwide distributor of NCAA Championship photography and creating the largest collection anywhere of collegiate sports photos. Under...
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Hold your horses

February 11, 2009
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Just when it looked like the Indianapolis Colts were moving their pre-season training camp from Terre Haute to Anderson, things have taken a wild turn. First, Anderson Mayor Kris Ockomon released the following statement...
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Anderson official: Colts are coming

February 11, 2009
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The Indianapolis Colts are moving their training camp from Terre Haute to Anderson. At least according to officials for the city of Anderson and at Anderson University. It’s just a matter of working...
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Pacers reach out despite pain

February 10, 2009
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Even in a time of great economic distress, the Indiana Pacers have kept on giving. Through grants across Indiana to over 40 organizations, annual scholarship awards and a $500,000 commitment to...
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Indy's sports strategy under fire

February 9, 2009
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Twenty five years ago, Indianapolis rolled the dice, betting that building this town on sports—amateur and professional—would be a good way to shed the Nap-town image that had dogged the city. The gamble paid off for decades, but now it’s...
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Anderson wants Colts Camp

February 6, 2009
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Just about every community within 50 miles of Indianapolis has made one pitch or another to attract the Indianapolis Colts’ annual pre-season training camp. The three-week camp brings hundreds of players and coaches...
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Women of IRL burning rubber

February 5, 2009
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The women of the Indy Racing League continue to burn rubber. Sources close to the Newman Haas Lanigan team said the team is close to signing a deal with Milka Duno (and Robert...
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Gasoline Alley businesses upset

February 4, 2009
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A proposed closure of Grande Avenue in Speedway has more than a few Gasoline Alley businesses riled up. Allison Transmission—which has plants on both sides of Grande Avenue just south of 10th Street—along with the Speedway Redevelopment Commission, has requested...
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IRL might delay engine changes

February 3, 2009
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There were some interesting revelations during an Indy Racing League press conference today to discuss the on-going Automotive Manufacturers Roundtables designed to bring about expanded engine manufacturer participation and to help define a...
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Patrick helps GoDaddy hit records

February 3, 2009
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How successful were the GoDaddy ads aired on TV during the Super Bowl? That depends on who you ask. Some panned, while other praised the two ads featuring Indy Racing League driver Danica...
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Knight could come cheap for UGA

February 2, 2009
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Former Indiana University coach Bob Knight is contemplating coming out of retirement. Multiple sources said if the University of Georgia offers Knight its vacant men’s basketball coaching job, Knight would accept. “I have never...
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Motorsports marketer assists NBA

January 30, 2009
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The National Basketball Association got an assist from an Indianapolis sponsorship consultancy, who oddly, works solely in the motorsports realm. NBA officials recently decided to loosen its rules on hard liquor sponsorships, to allow...
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Major team, sponsor depart IRL

January 29, 2009
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Despite today’s announcement that Rahal Letterman Racing—the team that gave Danica Patrick her start—is leaving the Indy Racing League, series officials are still “bullish” on next season. “Bobby Rahal and Dave Letterman have been good...
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