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Hoop dream: Big economic impact

Today starts a big four-day weekend for Indianapolis. Given the sports-business strategy this city is built on and the soft economy, this weekend dotted with NCAA and high school state championship basketball events…

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Indy golf icon makes PGA Hall

Former PGA of America Rules Committee Chairman, Don Essig III, is among the eight-member 2009 class of inductees in the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame. Essig is the PGA Director of Golf at South Grove Golf Course in Indianapolis…

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Star names McKee replacement

It’s not easy filling the shoes of a 26-year news veteran. But Kristen Leigh Porter is going to try. Officials for the Indianapolis Star recently announced that Porter has been named to replace…

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Can all-star hoops game survive?

After the Indiana vs. Kentucky All-Star basketball games at Conseco Fieldhouse June 13, drew only 5,097 spectators, some within the local hoops community are calling for changes.

Sports marketers said moving the game from Saturday to Friday hurt attendance. Others suggested…

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Indy Star loses another sports vet

The Indianapolis Star is about to lose its third sports department veteran since April.

Star Sports Editor Jim Lefko announced this week that assistant sports editor Pat McKee will depart the state’s largest daily…

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Marketers teach biz of school sports

The looming property tax crisis has Indiana high schools fearful that athletic department budgets could be the focus of future fiscal cuts.

Ray Compton, one central Indiana’s most successful—and unconventional—sports marketers has a plan…

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Hoosier hysteria reborn?

Boys high school basketball hasn’t returned to its glory days of the 1960s, but this year’s final between Brownsburg and Marion drew a sell out crowd of 18,305 Saturday. Tournament officials said lots more tickets could have been sold if…

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NCAA, NBA forging youth hoops pact

Professional and collegiate basketball are on the brink of a landmark agreement that hoops insiders said will change the landscape
of the sport in this country. Proponents say it would be good for basketball, but others say it’s an attempt to further commercialize
the sport.

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City ready to launch bid for USA Basketball

Indianapolis is poised to launch a bid
to attract USA Basketball’s headquarters from its Colorado Springs home. The not-for-profit national governing body for men’s
and women’s basketball in the United States recently put out a request for proposals for a new headquarters city.

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