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Luck's life philosophies not like other NFL QBs, says corporate partner

October 16, 2013
Klipsch CEO Paul Jacobs said the Indianapolis-based audio company took a pass on partnering with several other NFL quarterbacks before signing a deal in August with Andrew Luck.

Honda wants IndyCar officials to find new engine suppliers

October 14, 2013
Supplying engines for half the IndyCar field is more than Honda officials bargained for. Losing the Japanese auto maker as a partner would be a huge blow for the open-wheel series.

IndyCar's de Silvestro not getting props she deserves

October 10, 2013
Despite having one of the greatest seasons for a woman behind the wheel of an American open-wheel race car, the 25-year-old Swiss driver isn't getting much attention this year.

New Orleans declares itself favorite for 2018 Super Bowl

October 9, 2013
New Orleans columnist says "Good luck to Indy. You'll need it."

Siren blast brings the ruckus back to Colts home games

October 7, 2013
Little-known production department staffer comes up with a brilliant idea to make the Colts' home venue one of the NFL's loudest once again.

Colts' Pep Hamilton could be candidate for USC job

October 3, 2013
The 39-year-old Colts offensive coordinator has Pac-12 experience, knows how to develop talent and can make an offense go. His lack of head coaching experience, though, could hurt his chances.

Indians' financial outlook sky high as attendance soars

October 2, 2013
The Indianapolis Indians finished their 2013 season with the highest overall regular-season attendance of all 176 Minor League Baseball teams. Profit this year could be double what it was just a few years ago.

Does Manning have better weapons now than he did in Indy?

September 30, 2013
One highly respected ESPN analyst says there's an argument to be made that this year's Broncos offense is better than Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark & Co.

Local embrace of new IndyCar road race at IMS key to its success

September 27, 2013
Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles has to be hoping that locals are fans of IndyCar racing and not just the Indianapolis 500.

Will new Ron Howard movie help or hurt IndyCar?

September 26, 2013
While the movie titled Rush, which opens Friday, puts the spotlight on open-wheel racing, its focus is on Formula One, not IndyCar. And if it implies that F1 is superior to IndyCar, that could dent the U.S.-based series' image.

Massive Bird statue to be unveiled at Fieldhouse before flying west

September 25, 2013
A group of ambitious Indiana State students raised the money for a $150,000 statue of Larry Bird. ISU officials hope to use the 15-foot-plus statue's dedication ceremonies to raise money for a scholarship in Bird's name.

Luck-led Colts could eclipse Manning-era TV ratings

September 23, 2013
Television ratings for the first three games of this year's Colts season are considerably higher than they were a year ago. And with a bevy of prime-time games coming up, they could approach record levels.

Richardson trade flat-out bargain for Colts

September 19, 2013
But if this season goes south for Indianapolis, the bold move by Colts owner Jim Irsay and General Manager Ryan Grigson to acquire the young running back could turn out to be fool's gold.

Luck good bet as corporate pitchman, but no sure thing

September 18, 2013
Only 36 percent of American consumers know who Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is. That pales in comparison to the 83 percent that know Peyton Manning.

Soaring Colts, NFL merchandise sales boost local firm's profits

September 16, 2013
Merchandise sales for NFL teams represented by Indianapolis-based MainGate Inc. are up 27 percent over the same period a year ago. A line of goods commemorating Peyton Manning's return to Indy could push sales higher.

Indy market near top of NFL in TV ratings

September 12, 2013
The Colts home opener this year scored a television rating more than 20 percent higher than last year's opener. Colts Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward’s synopsis of the game’s ratings in Indianapolis: “Pretty strong football town!”

Colts, NFL season ticket holders offered added perks

September 11, 2013
NFL season ticket holders to be offered free Red Zone feeds on their cell phones, exclusive downloads for the Madden football video game and more. NFL executives are promising new perks will be offered each season.

Jackson, Rice tackling one of area's toughest golf courses

September 9, 2013
Bo Jackson and Jerry Rice will tee it up alongside Finish Line CEO Glenn Lyon on Tuesday at The Bridgewater Club in Carmel at a golf outing to raise funds for youth sports initiatives.

New boss ready to overhaul month of May in Indy

September 3, 2013
Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles is showing the guts it takes to move the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a positive direction. And he's not afraid to part with sacred tradition to do it.

Indy needs bigger pile of corporate cash to win 2018 Super Bowl

August 30, 2013
Indianapolis Super Bowl Bid Committee officials said Friday they’ll need to raise $5 million more in advance corporate and private donations for the 2018 game than they did for the 2012 Super Bowl.

IndyCar ponders overseas expansion to counter troubles at home

August 28, 2013
IndyCar Series officials are talking about launching a winter mini-series as early as 2015, while one of the sport's most popular drivers is having trouble finding a ride for the 2014 regular season.

IU rolling out capital campaign to improve Assembly Hall

August 27, 2013
Indiana University Athletic Director Fred Glass said Monday that he wouldn't replace Assembly Hall if he could do it "for free." IU officials plan to launch a capital campaign later this year to improve the 42-year-old venue.

Toyota takes over Southwest's spot at Lucas Oil Stadium

August 21, 2013
Expanded sponsorship deal with Japanese auto maker should score Colts at least $5 million over the next five years, sports marketers said.

Colts' Luck to do more than merely pitch Klipsch products

August 19, 2013
Andrew Luck plans to help Indianapolis-based audio company design new products bearing his name. The second-year NFL quarterback also says this isn't his last sponsorship deal to be announced this year.

Star-studded sports car race could kick off month of May at Indy

August 14, 2013
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are interested in an endurance sports car race to kick off the run up to the Indy 500 the way the Rolex 24 at Daytona kicks off festivities leading up to the Daytona 500 NASCAR race.

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