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Indiana legislators consider basketball tourney bill

The Senate's education committee conducted a hearing Wednesday afternoon on a bill that would force a return of the state's old single-class basketball tournament, along with provisions to block school districts from starting their academic year before Labor Day and require the teaching of cursive writing.

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Herff Jones jumps into cheerleading

Yearbook-and-class-ring maker Herff Jones on Aug. 1 bought Memphis-based Varsity Brands, the top supplier of cheerleader uniforms, as well as the force behind cheerleading’s evolution into a stand-alone sport. Varsity will bring Herff about $250 million in annual revenue through its uniform sales, training camps and competitions.

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Skillman gives $1M to Center Grove schools

In exchange for donating $1 million to Center Grove schools so athletes don’t have to pay a new participation fee, local auto dealer Ray Skillman gets to post advertising signs on several athletic facilities, scoreboards and concession stands.

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USA Football touring city, considering moving HQ here

USA Football officials toured Indianapolis and met major sports brass on Feb. 26 and are considering several local sites,
including the former Citizens Gas facility on the southeast side, to be its new home. The organization, part-owned by the
NFL, is set to move from its Virginia home later this year.

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Wrestler also excelled at football

[Mickey Maurer’s Aug. 24 column] on Cleo Moore caught my attention. I have read his name in the papers many times
and thought it sounded familiar. As I read through your article on Moore, it dawned on me why I recognized his name.

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