The professional developmental football league, which is in its fifth year, will have eight teams and will use Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and Rice Stadium in Houston to host its games.
IBJ Podcast: Why IU’s Mike Woodson hire is about much more than winning games
Mason King talks with IBJ reporter Anthony Schoettle about why IU Athletic Director Scott Dolson likely had fundraising in mind when he put together the Hoosiers’ basketball leadership team.Read More
Woodson, Fife part of strategy to connect to disenfranchised IU alumni
While the new coach has less college experience and is a bit older than some might like, he connects to the school’s donor base and appears to be part of a bigger unifying and rebranding plan.Read More
IUPUI hires former star player Matt Crenshaw as head coach
Matt Crenshaw, a U.S. Navy veteran who hit the shot that sent IUPUI to its first and only NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament appearance, was hired as head coach of his alma mater Tuesday.Read More
Indiana basketball legend Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard dies at 88
Bobby “Slick” Leonard, who coached the Indiana Pacers to three American Basketball Association championships and served as the team’s color commentator for three decades, has died, according to several media sources.Read More
The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to change the long-standing rule that has often deterred players in high-profile sports from switching schools, two people with knowledge of the council’s decision told The Associated Press.
That case gets to the heart of much litigation that began in 2020: When COVID-19 leads to a contract being broken, what can be recovered and what must be forgiven?
Conservative lawmakers in at least 28 states have introduced legislation to ban or limit transgender athletes from competing on teams or sports that align with their gender identity.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, who spent 21 seasons driving for Team Penske, was sporting new team colors at Thursday’s IndyCar test session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt said the successful tournament held primarily in Indianapolis and exclusively in Indiana could create a late-round model for future tourneys.
Watch ‘The Rebound: Indy’s bounce back,’ a mini-documentary about the pandemic and the city’s hospitality industry
IBJ reporter Mickey Shuey, who has been covering the Indianapolis hospitality industry from the start of the pandemic the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, interviewed dozens of people in an effort to piece together how the city is working to emerge from the pandemic.
Randy Fishman had the best seat in the house for Monday night’s championship, located courtside and smack dab in the middle. Friends watching the game on television would have seen him just above the black line running across midcourt.
New Indiana University Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Woodson on Monday added Dane Fife as associate coach. Fife played on former IU Coach Bob Knight’s final team and helped lead IU to the 2002 national championship game.
IBJ Publisher Nate Feltman talks with Morris about the history of the city’s sports strategy and what it has meant for the Indy economy.
Not everyone in college sports believes it’s for the better as athletes get closer to earning money from third parties for use of their names, images or likenesses.
John W. “Ned” Sampson, the longtime coach of Pembroke High School in North Carolina, once went toe-to-toe with members of the Ku Klux Klan.
Although athletes may have been tested on campus, the NCAA has not ramped up its usual testing program at national championships such as March Madness, sources tell AP.
The NCAA and local organizing groups set up expanded ambassador and item-delivery services relying on volunteer help to take care of needs for players, officials and others working inside.
Hospitality leaders say no, although it will be some time before occupancy rates are back to normal.
A trio of men’s basketball players asked NCAA President Mark Emmert to abide by, and enforce, Title IX gender equity rules and to create a waiver that would let college athletes start earning money from use of their names, images and likenesses this year.
The 1975-76 IU Hoosiers refused to let anything—injuries, pressure, a brutal schedule or distractions— derail them from going undefeated. Forty-five years later, Gonzaga (30-0) needs two more wins to duplicate the accomplishment.
The most striking of the results: 94% of respondents said it would be somewhat or much more difficult to comply with Title IX gender equity rules if their school were to compensate athletes in the biggest money-making sports.
While they’re sequestered during March Madness, teams are ordering everything from pizza to soul food—and local restaurants are seeing a much-needed bump in business as a result.