Major League Winners

Author and former IUPUI dean Mark Rosentraub is writing another book.

This one, titled “Major League Winners,” focuses on the five U.S. cities he thinks have most successfully used sports as an economic…

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Manning vs. Manning

The day after the New York Giants’ improbable Super Bowl XLII triumph, sports marketers are already lining up to talk with the game’s MVP, Eli Manning. And there’s speculation that Manning’s sudden success will have a profound effect on older…

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Deal’s dead for race track

The deal to sell O’Reilly Raceway Park in Clermont is dead, and racing insiders said the opportunity to raise the local facility’s profile even higher might have died with it. Some within the racing community felt the suitor, a Santa…

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Big Ten Network battle boils

The good news for Indiana and Purdue basketball fans is that there are a slew of games scheduled to be aired on a channel Indiana cable television operators actually carry.

The bad news is the Big Ten Network and Comcast Cable…

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IU, Purdue enter arms race

Two donors recently came forward to support the $82 million renovation of Purdue University’s Mackey Arena.

Tom Spurgeon, a 1961 alumnus and current Purdue trustee, has contributed $3 million toward the project. The gymnasium in the student-athlete academic center will be…

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Pacers fan fallout

There’s been a lot of feedback regarding the article about the Indiana Pacers’ attendance problem that appeared in this week’s IBJ. A growing number of readers say they won’t be going to Pacers games anytime soon—even if the team starts…

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Super Bowl study

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has made quite a production of putting together an executive team to study whether bidding to be the host of the 2012 Super Bowl is a worthwhile endeavor.

Some in the sports business sector are not quite…

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Game on

Anyone in sports can appreciate the excitement of opening day. At IBJ, we’ve spent weeks planning a sports business blog, and we’re excited to announce that today is our opening day.

The Score will be a place for sports business fans…

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Fox black flags Danica ad

 Motorsports insiders have been skeptical
 about  Danica Patrick’s self-promotion plan ever
 since she raced onto the open-wheel scene
 more  than five years ago.

 From her spread in men’s magazine FHM to her
 bad-girl persona, Patrick never has been afraid to shake…

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Super Bowl bid strengthens

The winds of optimism are blowing toward Indianapolis when it comes to hosting the 2012 Super Bowl.

New Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard this week plans to announce that Central Indiana Corporate Partnership CEO Mark Miles will lead an effort to study…

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Welcome to The Score, Indianapolis Business Journal’s sports business blog. Your host is Anthony Schoettle,
IBJ’s sports business reporter. Schoettle grew up in Indianapolis, graduating from Southport High School and
Indiana University. He then departed on a tour of middle…

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