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Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl, Wisconsin at Purdue and Ohio State at Indiana are among the choice matchups in the first day of January. Oh, and the College Football Playoff Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Old Oaken Bucket rivalry will be rekindled this year, and in Indiana’s case, it will be one last chance to find shelter from the Category 5 hurricane this season has become.
Gaze around the state of Indiana landscape in Division I basketball. Find the one and only program voted to win its league this season.
The first rankings from the College Football Playoff committee had the contenders lined up, so now we look at the top names and try to figure out why each would be a good fit for the championship Indy in January.
He had filled in the dates for home games on his calendar and had filed his proof of vaccination but was told two weeks ago his services were no longer required.
But culture, no matter how vague the concept might be, has an influence. Workplace standards and atmosphere always matter.
All these years later, this forgotten chapter in Miller’s fabled career is a reminder of how fragile reputations can be.
Clarity. That’s what October is for.
Just because Rick Carlisle hasn’t settled into his office in the Indiana Pacers’ practice facility within St. Vincent Center doesn’t mean he hasn’t settled into his role of head coach.
There was a lot of news in the sports world that Tuesday morning.
Wasn’t it just yesterday that Indianapolis was basking in the glow of pulling off the NCAA Tournament, with COVID banging on the door? But the calendar moves on, and now Indy and its 425-person playoff host committee prepares for their next moment of truth on the big stage.
Harkness, who passed away early Tuesday morning at age 81, had a knack for being part of history. He also had a knack for making it himself when necessary.
Imagine an 89-year-old basketball floor, used continually—other than a break during World War II—by the host school, Butler University, but also sporadically by high schools, NBA and WNBA franchises, and all-star teams from all levels of the game.
Whoever opens against Seattle September 12—Jacob Eason seems the choice—will be the 11th different quarterback starter in the past 161 games. There are other questions bouncing around the state’s football landscape.
History, though, tends to dash cold reality on any company’s warm-and-fuzzy hires. It’s especially cruel in the NBA, where executives not only have to evaluate a worldwide assortment of young talent but predict their future as well.
But I’m starting to feel like my old self. I know things are getting back to normal when I feel peanut shells being crunched on my walkways. Funny, the things you miss.
The Pacers have the 13th overall selection this year, a middling first-round selection for a team coming off a middling season.