He was the major leaguer who made the world better around him. The teammate who stood by the side of Jackie Robinson on even the most difficult days. The father who would not allow the state to turn its back on the intellectually disabled, which included his own son.
Is a man ever too old to play baseball? “Yes” is your answer? Then you’ve come to the wrong place, on the wrong night.
Mike Lopresti: While Indiana will never host an All-Star game, it’s got plenty of connections to the tradition
he All-Star Game has never been played in Indiana and never will be, but that doesn’t mean it is without some memorable Hoosier cleat marks.
The Big Ten, UCLA and USC are taking the money and running. No, that’s not quite right. Given the distances involved, they’re taking the money and flying.
Here’s the thing about the College World Series and Indiana teams: It’s not just a mountain to climb, it’s Everest.
Yes, the Pacers could come out of the draft with a meaningful player. Standing sixth in line for the draft presents their best opportunity to get one since 1988, when they took Rik Smits with the second overall pick.
Attendance is about one-third of what it once was, the schedule of practices and games has been shrunk from two weeks to one and some players can’t even fit that into their schedules.
Sports are most interesting when you witness things unexpected or rarely seen, and do you realize how many of those just happened?
The Indiana Pacers’ 1972 championship, clinched on May 20 in Uniondale, New York, was the second of the three captured by the franchise in the ABA, bookended by those in 1970 and 1973.
The new wave always reflects the hope of spring, so best to get to know the fresh faces, and not just for their statistics or 40 times or spot on the depth chart.
There are, of course, legitimate reasons for an athlete to transfer, and even diehard Boilermaker fans would have understood if Newman had sought a change of venue.
The next time your child or grandchild has a game canceled because there are no officials or umpires—and that’s beginning to happen more and more—remember “Mother of the Year” from Mississippi.
You could go down the lineup the other night and find all manners of unique journeys to Victory Field.
His story is so Butlerish. Played there, coached there, met his wife in Hinkle Fieldhouse, sent his daughters to Butler, has been a season ticket holder. “The Butler Way” phrase was his idea, and he should have trademarked it, like the boxing announcer did “Let’s get ready to rumble!”
It has been quite the frantic month on Pennsylvania Street. When it comes to high school or college, try 40 games in 29 days. How many fools out there would be obsessed enough to have seen 38 of them?
Wabash will play Elmhurst University (Illinois) in the second semifinal game Friday evening at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. If victorious, Wabash will play for the championship on Saturday against the winner of Friday’s earlier semifinal game between Randolph-Macon and Marietta.
After what’s happened to the Colts, to IU football, to the Pacers, to Butler basketball … well, you’d think the 16th state admitted to the Union is due.
Memories. Chesterton is certainly stacking those up this season.
It is 20 years now since Indiana showed up in the national championship game.