You think Indianapolis had its hands full hosting the NCAA Tournament without the walls crumbling in from COVID? Multiply that by a hundred and you get Tokyo.
Four men, who might be having the summers of their baseball lives. Four roads that led through the state of Indiana.
Mears made four appearances for the Pirates, striking out seven in five innings. And now here he is in Victory Field in 2021, working to get back.
This is the last week of the first year of Neidig’s era as commissioner. It was never going to be easy. Not the rookie season. Governing high school sports can be so … complicated.
Remember Helio Castroneves proving that old guys can still climb fences?
What happens to a ballpark when it must sit idle for so long? Maybe we should ask the guy who takes care of the place.
Bachman had good freshman and sophomore seasons, then dropped his pitching release slot a tad; toned up his 6-1, 235-pound frame; developed a killer slider, and turned into a flame thrower.
How to remember the past three weeks in Indianapolis?
Only yesterday, the Big Ten was the baddest bunch in the land. Today, it has as many teams in the Sweet 16 as the Summit League.
The entire March-Madness-speaking world is now focused on Indianapolis, with 68 teams flying and busing this way.
The Indianapolis Indians are to host the Nashville Sounds; when the first pitch is thrown, it will have been 591 days since the last Indians pitch was thrown in Victory Field.
We have here the most recent Associated Press Top 25, and what it suggests is that Indianapolis won’t just host the most unorthodox tournament ever played by location, but also maybe with one of the most unusual fields in recent times.
Philip Rivers’ short career as a Colt brings to mind other notable last games in the state of Indiana, including the swan songs of Reggie Miller, Gene Keady, Peyton manning and Brad Stevens.
When Indy last hosted the Final Four in 2015, five state teams were invited to the tournament. When the RCA Dome was the site in 2000, there were six.
So here we are in 2021, and it is impossible to imagine the tradition of IU basketball without Knight, a World Series in the daytime, or the Final Four in a simple basketball arena.
The body of officials in Indiana is aging and dwindling, with not enough young replacements. The problem has been growing for years, but COVID made it worse.
The longest game in NFL history delayed many a Christmas dinner back in 1971.
Indiana football has rarely, if ever, been the subject of nationwide conversation among college fans.