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It's time for Miles to address IndyCar fans directly

February 13, 2013
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A State of the Series would help new Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles start winning over current IndyCar fans and generating new interest in the series.
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Speedway request for tax money could start heated debate

February 11, 2013
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The IMS's first request for taxpayer assistance after more than 100 years in business has triggered heavy sighs from people fighting against such sports subsidies. If approved, does this open the door for more?
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NBA owners must convince fans jersey ads not cash grab

February 7, 2013
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NBA owners like Pacers' Herb Simon must explain that fans are getting something out of the deal to bring jersey ads into the league. Otherwise, the reaction could give the league and its teams a black eye.
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Who is Indiana's best college hoops coach? There are two answers

February 6, 2013
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When it comes to Xs and Os, Butler's Brad Stevens is the man. If you want a consummate hardwood CEO, it's IU's Tom Crean, hands down.
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Indy's non-pursuit of NBA all-star game remains mystery

February 5, 2013
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The NBA all-star game could deliver a larger economic impact than a Final Four for Indianapolis. Yet the effort to lure the lucrative event to either Bankers Life Fieldhouse or Lucas Oil Stadium is stuck in neutral.
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Indy's competition for 2018 Super Bowl getting ridiculous

February 1, 2013
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As many as eight cities are lining up for a shot at hosting the 2018 Super Bowl. Indianapolis officials should expect some team owners to line up against them and some of their opponents to fight dirty to win this lucrative prize.
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Big Ten basketball coaches pay hikes show no signs of slowing

January 30, 2013
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Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean got a $640,000 raise at the start of this season. Why did Crean get such a raise and who's due to get a huge raise following this Big Ten season? Read on to find out.
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Indians should holler loudest about ticket tax increase

January 29, 2013
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Is Indianapolis' minor league baseball team getting a raw deal from the city? A look at their lease deal compared to the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts might make you think so.
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NFL steals Indy's Super Bowl idea, but shelves its moniker

January 25, 2013
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The NFL is mandating a Super Bowl Village-like experience for all host cities starting this year in New Orleans. League officials think they have a better way to brand the concept. But do they?
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Local leaders letting glow from 2012 Super Bowl fade

January 23, 2013
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Though Allison Melangton has been tagged to lead the effort to bring the Super Bowl back to Indianapolis in 2018, she has no plans to take a page—or even a paragraph—from the 2012 bid.
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Swarbrick, media take beating in wake of Te'o case

January 17, 2013
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Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick took a lot of arrows during his Wednesday press conference addressing the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax. If the media wants someone to crucify, they need to look in the mirror.
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Armstrong confession represents new beginning for local attorney

January 16, 2013
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Bill Bock, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's lead attorney, was heavily criticized for going after retired cyclist Lance Armstrong. But Bock and USADA CEO Travis Tygart proved looking back can move you forward.
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Huge rugby complex planned for former drive-in theater

January 15, 2013
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If the Indiana Youth Rugby Foundation can raise another $500,000, construction on the nation's largest rugby complex will begin this spring at the site of the old Twin Aire Drive-In.
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Shine exits Adidas Reebok to work for American Idol creator

January 10, 2013
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The Logo Athletic founder is taking on a senior executive role with XIX Entertainment to help cross-promote the global firm's biggest sports and entertainment stars.
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Super Bowl guru now looking to score Olympic gold for Indy

January 9, 2013
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The Indiana Sports Corp. is making a bold bid to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials inside the cavernous Lucas Oil Stadium. And that's just the beginning of the ambitious plans the organization's new CEO is drawing up.
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Ample reasons for Arians to stay with Colts

January 7, 2013
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The Colts' offensive coordinator might realize the opportunities for him in Indianapolis outweigh anything he'll find anywhere else.
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Local sports radio market adds third player

January 3, 2013
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On Jan. 2, WXNT-AM 1430 changed its format from news-talk to 24-hour sports, going head-to-head with WFNI-AM 1070 and WNDE-AM 1260. The last time this market had three sports-talk radio stations, one didn't survive.
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Deal with flip-flopping Firestone big gamble for Miles

January 2, 2013
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Only time will tell if the fast-tracked Firestone deal will lead to long-term harmony and growth for the IndyCar Series or a rough ride for Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles and his new regime.
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McAfee, not Luck, is Colts' biggest Pro Bowl snub

December 27, 2012
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Despite being one of the NFL's best tackling kickers or punters, Colts' Pat McAfee is passed over for the Pro Bowl yet again.
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Circumstances thrust Pagano into spotlight; his vision keeps him there

December 26, 2012
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Upon learning he had a life-threatening illness, Colts Coach Chuck Pagano and his doctor chose a path of transparency too often eschewed in the world of professional sports. And the community has come to love him for it.
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Winning season gives Colts reason to cheer and fear

December 19, 2012
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Colts fans earlier this year were ready for mutiny if Jim Irsay's gamble to cut Peyton Manning and turn to Andrew Luck didn't work. Now all is well in the horseshoe kingdom. Still, you have to wonder if this teams' fickle fan base doesn't set it up for a future fiscal fall.
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Conference merry-go-round poses problems for Butler

December 14, 2012
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News media is getting ahead of itself in reporting Butler's imminent departure from the Atlantic 10 conference. But the Bulldogs' athletic director, Barry Collier, can't afford to stick his head in the sand on this issue.
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Hoosier Racing Tire casting eye toward IndyCar

December 13, 2012
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At last week's International Motorsports Industry Show, officials for Lakeville-based company said they are interested in and capable of supplying tires for the high-speed IndyCar Series.
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Miles eyes lights for Speedway, postseason for IndyCar

December 12, 2012
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While new Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles said his first priority is to grow the IndyCar Series, there’s no doubt he plans to do the same for the IMS. And growth means change.
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IU, Purdue having own personal athletics arms race

December 7, 2012
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IU Athletic Director Fred Glass should get some credit for the increase in pay for Purdue's coaches.
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  1. I had read earlier this spring that Noodles & Co was going to open in the Fishers Marketplace (which is SR 37 and 131st St, not 141st St, just FYI). Any word on that? Also, do you happen to know what is being built in Carmel at Pennsylvania and Old Meridian? May just be an office building but I'm not sure.

  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?

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