NCAA, city haggle over Final Four rental deal

A little more than six months before the 2010 NCAA men’s Final Four is set to tip off at Lucas Oil Stadium, the NCAA
has not yet finalized a rental deal for the facility. While officials for the NCAA and Local Organizing Committee,
the group charged with operating the event in Indianapolis, downplay any problems, sports business experts say it is unusual
not to have an agreement pinned down in the months leading up to the event.

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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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Taking Sycamores to final looks easy in retrospect

It might have been easier for Larry Bird to lead the championship game of the NCAA’s men’s basketball tournament 30 years
ago with those improbable underdog Sycamores than to right the ship he’s steering as president of basketball for the Indiana
Pacers now.

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NCAA, AP hope to profit from photos

The NCAA and The Associated Press this week announced a three-year content partnership making AP the worldwide distributor of NCAA Championship photography and creating the largest collection anywhere of collegiate sports photos. Under…

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Keep Lynch as IU football coach

With all the disruption in Indiana University’s athletic programs, Head football coach Bill Lynch should stay on and be given
a chance to build a strong program.

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NCAA mum on date to reopen fire-damaged Hall of Champions

Almost a full year after a fire in a single exhibit closed the NCAA Hall of Champions, the wait for the college sports
museum’s reopening is becoming as prolonged and agonizing as sitting through a college football game during
a freezing November rain. The NCAA is apparently in no hurry to relieve the suspense.

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Report: Swarbrick headed to ND

It looks like Indiana University can scratch one of the candidates for its soon-to-be-vacant athletic director position off the list.

Late yesterday, word began to spread that Indianapolis attorney Jack Swarbrick is a candidate for the Notre Dame athletic director position….

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NCAA, NBA unveils youth hoops pact

The NCAA and National Basketball Association announced today from the site of this year’s Final Four in San Antonio that they are going in business together.

As reported in the March 17 Indianapolis Business…

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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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