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Victory Field name not for sale

June 17, 2008
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The Indianapolis Indians are one of the most stable teams in this region in one of the most stable leagues in the country. The International League will celebrate its 125th anniversary this week...
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Philly DA pursues Harrison case

June 17, 2008
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The Indianapolis Colts’ marketing nightmare involving Marvin Harrison’s possible participation in a shooting incident in his hometown of Philadelphia appears far from over. Philadelphia District Attorney Lynn Abraham this week asked police to reinterview witnesses in the case, a police department source...
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IU fights battles on two fronts

June 16, 2008
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It’s difficult to say which challenge will be more daunting for Indiana University’s athletic department—the king-size sinkhole in the school’s football field or the self-inflicted wound to the image of its men’s basketball...
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Pacers launch TV ad campaign

June 13, 2008
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If you’ve been watching the National Basketball Association finals this week between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, you’ve noticed the latest television ad campaign by the Indiana Pacers airing on ABC. The eye-catching spots created by the team’s ad...
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IRL looks to race into Mexico

June 11, 2008
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Indy Racing League officials were in Mexico City early this week to look at a possible location for a race there, which could be held as early as 2009. It may have to be pushed to 2010, depending on scheduling...
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Air race circuit still eyes Indy

June 5, 2008
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The Detroit Free-Press reported that fans watching last weekend’s Red Bull Air Race World Series along the Detroit River got a “thrill-chill.” The crowd size assembled along the river banks might have thrilled Indianapolis...
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Pacers revive draft party

June 5, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers will host a party at Conseco Fieldhouse on June 26, where fans can watch the 2008 NBA Draft and hear from Pacers executives about the team’s draft. This marks the...
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NBA measures IU's Gordon

June 4, 2008
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The vital statistics are in from last week’s NBA pre-draft camp. It’s official: Eric Gordon is nowhere near 6-foot-4— the measurement used by Indiana University when he played there last season—not even in...
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Horizon League hunts sponsors

June 4, 2008
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The Horizon League and Nelligan Sports Marketing Inc. announced that they have agreed to a long-term extension to their partnership agreement that continues the New Jersey-based company’s exclusive rights to manage the Horizon League’s corporate sponsorship and marketing rights. “We are...
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Fisher races to get back on track

June 3, 2008
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Sarah Fisher is speeding ahead with plans to do at least two more Indy Racing League races this season. Despite the defection of two main sponsors and a crash at last month’s Indianapolis 500, Fisher still thinks her team will...
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IRL wins again in Milwaukee

June 2, 2008
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The Indy Racing League is continuing its popularity growth. After a strong month of May in Indianapolis, the IRL saw a 30 percent attendance increase at its race yesterday in Milwaukee, to just more than 30,000. While...
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Pacers sell $6 tickets

May 30, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers today began offering season tickets for about $6 per game. That’s one of the lowest ticket prices in the National Basketball Association. The cost is cheaper if you figure in preseason games, which are included in the...
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Indy Star loses another sports vet

May 30, 2008
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The Indianapolis Star is about to lose its third sports department veteran since April. Star Sports Editor Jim Lefko announced this week that assistant sports editor Pat McKee will depart the state’s largest daily...
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Big Ten shoots for corporate deals

May 29, 2008
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The Big Ten Conference recently hired Dallas-based Learfield Sports to bring in more revenue from sponsorships, hospitality and other corporate initiatives. Big Ten and Learfield Sports officials announced they have signed a pact where Learfield will develop an exclusive corporate partner...
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IRL has new problem, new race

May 29, 2008
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The Indy Racing League has a new problem. Too many cars. Twenty-seven car-driver combos are expected to show up for this weekend’s Milwaukee Mile. The problem is, the short oval only has room for 26...
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Pacers cool on IU's Gordon

May 28, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers won’t likely have a shot at Indiana’s Eric Gordon in next month’s National Basketball Association draft. Most hoops prognosticators project Gordon to go seventh or eighth in the June 26...
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There's something about Sarah

May 27, 2008
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People are still fascinated with open-wheel racer Sarah Fisher despite the problems she’s had during the month of May in Indianapolis. Actually, sports marketers think people might be fascinated with her because of the...
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Bottle of milk cool at Indy

May 27, 2008
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College football has the Heisman Trophy, hockey has the Stanley Cup and The Master’s has the green jacket. But none are as cool as the bottle of milk awarded to the winner of...
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Pats fan shown Hoosier hospitality

May 25, 2008
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New Hampshire teen-ager Anna Grant, treated like a villain in the RCA Dome four months ago, is being treated like a queen today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Grant, 14, made news when she...
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Rain doesn't stall Carb Day party

May 23, 2008
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Rain today didn’t dampen attendance at the Indianapolis Motors Speedway. Cars lined up for more than two hours along 16th Street to get in to the famed Brickyard for Carb Day. And crowds did not...
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IRL, Honda sign deal through 2013

May 23, 2008
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Honda and the Indy Racing League officials announced today they have reached a deal to make the Japanese auto maker the engine supplier to the open-wheel racing series through 2013. Honda officials said they still hope IRL officials will bring in...
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Indy 500 teams still lack sponsors

May 23, 2008
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For all the touting of higher television ratings, attendance and series Web site visits, there’s one glaring shortcoming that shows the Indy Racing League still has challenges. Fourteen of the 33 cars that qualified...
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IRL signs 5-year Long Beach deal

May 22, 2008
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Indy Racing League officials today confirmed they have finalized a contract to hold a race in a new, important market next year. The IRL signed a five-year deal with The Grand Prix Association of...
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Anatomy of a Super vote

May 22, 2008
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If you’re wondering how the voting action went behind closed doors for the 2012 Super Bowl site Tuesday in Atlanta, this is what several team owners and executives told IBJ. Indianapolis, followed by Phoenix, then Houston made separate 15-minute pitches. Only four...
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Labor storm could hurt Super Bowl

May 21, 2008
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There’s a dark cloud hovering over Indianapolis’ selection by National Football League owners to host the 2012 Super Bowl. The roar that raced from Atlanta where the decision was made Tuesday to Indianapolis almost...
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  2. to be the big fish in the little pond of IRL midwest racin' when yer up against Racin' Gardner

  3. In the first sentance "As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss are build quality & price." need a way to edit

  4. As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss is build quality & price. First none of these places is worth $1100 for a one bedroom. Downtown Carmel or Keystone at the Crossing in Indy. It doesn't matter. All require you to get in your car to get just about anywhere you need to go. I'm in one of the Carmel apartments now where after just 2.5 short years one of the kitchen cabinet doors is crooked and lawn and property maintenance seems to be lacking my old Indianapolis apartment which cost $300 less. This is one of the new star apartments. As they keep building throughout the area "deals" will start popping up creating shoppers. If your property is falling apart after year 3 what will it look like after year 5 or 10??? Why would one stay here if they could move to a new Broad Ripple in 2 to 3 years or another part of the Far Northside?? The complexes aren't going to let the "poor" move in without local permission so that's not that problem, but it the occupancy rate drops suddenly because the "Young" people moved back to Indy then look out.

  5. Why are you so concerned about Ace hardware? I don't understand why anyone goes there! Every time ive gone in the past, they don't have what I need and I end up going to the big box stores. I understand the service aspect and that they try to be helpful but if they are going to survive I think they might need to carry more specialty parts.

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