The average age of the core players expected to get consistent playing time is the youngest in franchise history. But that group also is the most athletic.
While NBA trade rumors are cheap, there was enough smoke surrounding Turner’s name over the summer to justify a fire in his belly.
Sugar Ray Seales, the only American boxer to win gold in the 1972 Olympics, is leaving Indianapolis for the West Coast.
Don Fischer is the nation’s only working play-by-play announcer who has called at least 49 consecutive seasons of both football and basketball.
He played 17 seasons, starting with the Baltimore Colts in 1980 and ending with the Dallas Cowboys in 1996.
Alpha males tend to act out on occasion and sometimes go too far, but they are essential elements of basketball teams that contend for championships.
Yes, the Pacers could come out of the draft with a meaningful player. Standing sixth in line for the draft presents their best opportunity to get one since 1988, when they took Rik Smits with the second overall pick.
Attendance is about one-third of what it once was, the schedule of practices and games has been shrunk from two weeks to one and some players can’t even fit that into their schedules.
The Indiana Pacers’ 1972 championship, clinched on May 20 in Uniondale, New York, was the second of the three captured by the franchise in the ABA, bookended by those in 1970 and 1973.
There are, of course, legitimate reasons for an athlete to transfer, and even diehard Boilermaker fans would have understood if Newman had sought a change of venue.
Joe Drescher, 82, shared his landmark opener with 29 friends, most of them former students, spread over two adjoining suites along the first base line.
Wabash will play Elmhurst University (Illinois) in the second semifinal game Friday evening at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. If victorious, Wabash will play for the championship on Saturday against the winner of Friday’s earlier semifinal game between Randolph-Macon and Marietta.
Comb the rosters of teams throughout the country, all levels, particularly basketball and football, and you’ll find more Jalens—or Jaylens or other slight variations—than you can shake a rose at.
Now that sports leagues, along with the rest of corporate America, have become more self-conscious about image and operate in a more litigious age, promotions have become … what? More professional? Less ridiculous? It’s all a matter of taste.
What about the athletes who rise above it all to produce a statistical anomaly just once and then fade back into obscurity? How do we classify them? Outlier temps? Simply lucky? Or, perhaps, unlucky for not getting more opportunities to show what they can do?
Today’s players sit out more games with injuries than those of 50 years ago. Far more games.
Marian University’s starting point guard Abby Downard played through last season’s pregnancy before giving birth to a son, Jaxon, on July 30. Now she’s back on the court, juggling motherhood with the help of her teammates and family.