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Brandon Rush wants to mirror Miller

July 8, 2008
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Attention all real estate agents. The city’s soon-to-be newest millionaire is looking for a house. Brandon Rush said he expects to sign a contract to play for the Indiana Pacers tomorrow and will be...
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Big Ten, Pac-10 challenge overdue?

July 7, 2008
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The idea of an annual Big Ten vs. Pac-10 college football showdown in a series of games—sources within each conference said—is long overdue. But until now the idea has never been put on the...
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Gordon selling humble pie in L.A.

July 3, 2008
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Indiana guard Eric Gordon took his show—which could easily be titled Midwest Manners and Sensibility—on the road to L.A. yesterday. And while Gordon came across a bit timid, most of the crowd loved him. Gordon...
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Danica, Dixon nominated for ESPYs

July 2, 2008
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Indy Racing League drivers Danica Patrick and Scott Dixon have been nominated for ESPY awards to be presented July 20 on ESPN. Patrick, the Andretti Green Racing driver who is fifth in the standings...
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Indians continue attendance tear

July 2, 2008
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The Indianapolis Indians’ July 4 home game against the Louisville Bats—the Cincinnati Reds farm team—is  sold out. A limited number of standing-room-only tickets will be made available at game time. Victory Field has a...
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Hill's NBA success boosts IUPUI

July 1, 2008
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Despite George Hill’s departure for the National Basketball Association, IUPUI men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter said the program is far from dead. When Hill left—despite having one year of eligibility remaining—many hoops experts predicted...
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Greenspan gets golden parachute

June 30, 2008
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Another departure at Indiana University, another golden parachute. IU released information today revealing that athletic director Rick Greenspan will get a $441,600 severance package upon his departure and retains the right to write...
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Audi, BMW, others interested in IRL

June 30, 2008
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Unification of open-wheel racing is causing quite a stir among engine manufacturers. At a June 25 meeting held by the Indy Racing League, more than 10 engine builders showed up to hear about...
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Is next IU AD obvious choice?

June 27, 2008
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Now that Rick Greenspan has announced his resignation, it’s time to start speculating on who the next Indiana University athletic director will be. As a news reporter, I try hard not to interject...
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Draft picks could draw boos, cheers

June 26, 2008
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With the NBA draft just a few hours away, the rumors are running rampant. Speculators have any number of players going to the Indiana Pacers. Some of the projected selections are sure to have fans at tonight’s draft party at...
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Likely no shoe deal for Pacers pick

June 26, 2008
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If IU’s Eric Gordon doesn’t get drafted by the L.A. Clippers at No. 7, he might find himself standing at the counter of The Finish Line buying shoes like everyone else. Well, it probably...
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Racers' beloved helmets heisted

June 25, 2008
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Indy Racing League and one of its partners are offering a bounty to help corral scofflaws who stole several priceless items that series drivers want back. Sinden Racing Service, the locally based company that manages the IRL's Indy Fan Zone, is...
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IRL TV coverage causes static

June 24, 2008
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The June 22 Indy Racing League race at Iowa earned a 1.2 overnight TV rating, according to New York-based Nielsen Media Co., meaning about 1.2 million households nationwide tuned in to watch the...
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O'Neal deal: Shot in arm or foot?

June 24, 2008
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If the Indiana Pacers pull the trigger on a deal to send Jermaine O’Neal to Toronto for guard T.J. Ford, center Rasho Nesterovic and possibly the No. 17 pick in this year’s NBA draft, several NBA insiders think they’d be...
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Charlie Daniels to play at Brickyard

June 23, 2008
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Country music legends The Charlie Daniels Band will perform July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race. Sony BMG Nashville recording artist Craig Morgan will serve as opening act for...
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Indians pack the house

June 23, 2008
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The Indianapolis Indians had a big weekend. The Indians won two out of three from Rochester but all three games were monetary winners for the AAA minor league baseball franchise. Mostly blue skies along...
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IRL races into flood-plagued Iowa

June 20, 2008
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Despite flooding which has ravaged the area, officials at the Iowa Speedway—30 miles east of Des Moines—expect the Indy Racing League race there to be sold out Sunday. “Track officials are expecting another strong...
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Star names McKee replacement

June 20, 2008
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It’s not easy filling the shoes of a 26-year news veteran. But Kristen Leigh Porter is going to try. Officials for the Indianapolis Star recently announced that Porter has been named to replace...
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NBC bets on ND to turn it around

June 19, 2008
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Notre Dame is renewing its television contract with NBC. The university and NBC announced today they have agreed on a five-year deal that runs through the 2015 season. The current contract—which paid Notre Dame...
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IU's Gordon appears headed west

June 19, 2008
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The Indiana Pacers’ Larry Bird won’t have to worry about fan reaction if he doesn’t select Indiana University guard Eric Gordon with the team’s No. 11 overall pick in the June 26 National Basketball Association...
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Big Ten Network war takes toll

June 18, 2008
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It appears that the Big Ten Network’s fight with Comcast Cable is about over. IBJ reported May 2 that sources close to Comcast Cable and the Big Ten Network said that an agreement to...
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Can all-star hoops game survive?

June 18, 2008
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After the Indiana vs. Kentucky All-Star basketball games at Conseco Fieldhouse June 13, drew only 5,097 spectators, some within the local hoops community are calling for changes. Sports marketers said moving the game from Saturday to Friday hurt attendance. Others suggested...
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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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