RefReps has grown so fast in the six months since its launched that company officials have had to show some fancy footwork and change directions to capitalize on a national, if not global, opportunity.
NCAA memo: Emmert urges schools to act on NIL or he will
Six states have laws set to go into effect July 1 that will permit college athletes to be paid for endorsements, personal appearances and social media posts, setting up the possibility of patchwork rules from coast to coast for thousands of athletes.Read More
Capital Improvement Board sees first financially positive month since pandemic
The operator of the city’s convention facilities reported its best monthly financial performance since the pandemic led the Indiana Convention Center to temporarily close down in March 2020.Read More
Senators chide NCAA for not solving athlete-pay issue, as fast federal help looks unlikely
Warning of a looming threat to amateur sports, college athletics leaders urged Congress on Wednesday to take bipartisan action as states prepare to allow athletes to earn money from their names and personal brands.Read More
Helio Castroneves wins Indianapolis 500 for fourth time
The Brazilian joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears, his former mentor at Team Penske, as the only four-time winners of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Mears was the last driver to join the club in 1991.Read More
The College Football Playoff announced Thursday it will consider expanding from four to 12 teams to settle the championship, with six spots reserved for the highest-ranked conference champions and the other six going to at-large selections.
Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart took great care in extending invites to the made-for-TV league they had co-created. They thoughtfully pulled in a dozen of the most iconic names in modern day motorsports. Never did they expect the reigning Indianapolis 500 winner to be in the field.
The Pacers finished the season 34-38 and ninth in the Eastern Conference, which many considered underwhelming for a club with several high-caliber veterans. Indiana also posted its first losing home record in 32 seasons
Eight of the 33 starters in this year’s Indianapolis 500 had F1 experience. Drivers expect that number to grow in upcoming years.
Stevens, a Zionsville native who coached Butler University to NCAA championship games in 2010 and 2011, will lead the search for his successor in Boston, the Celtics said in a news conference Wednesday.
Much like NASCAR dealt with its own racial reckoning last year, IndyCar is moving to create a more diverse workforce throughout all levels of a series that has had just two Black drivers race in the Indy 500, its showcase annual event that dates to 1911.
The photo for Gretzky’s rookie card was taken just weeks after he left the Indianapolis Racers, where the 17-year-old phenom played eight games (including home games at Market Square Arena) before his contract was sold to the Edmonton Oilers.
The track said on Twitter it has sold 135,000 tickets, which is its capacity limit under COVID-19 restrictions.
IndyCar at the end of the session announced Takuma Sato, Graham Rahal and Santino Ferrucci will all be parked for the first 30 minutes of Friday’s critical practice, when the engine power is boosted and teams get their first true look at their speeds ahead of qualifying.
The deal solves one of the looming financial questions facing Roger Penske in his second year as owner of the series.
Teams are trying to earn indirect revenue from mobile sports betting, carving out areas in their facilities that cater to fans who want to follow their bets while taking in a game downtown.
Beastcoast, a professional e-sports team and digital media company that was a member of the 2020 Techstars cohort, announced this week it has closed on a $2.5 million pre-seed round of capital.
A report by ESPN on Wednesday questioned Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren’s future with the team, noting there were communication problems within the organization and concerns about the relationships between the coach and his players.
Twenty-five WNBA games will be televised on ABC and ESPN in celebration of the league’s 25th season, with Google as the presenting sponsor.
Unser was one of just 10 drivers to win the 500 at least three times, and he and Rick Mears were the only drivers to win the 500 in three different decades.
The agreement provides for a sleeve logo on the Indy Eleven’s 2021 jerseys, along with sponsorship of the 30-minute postgame TV show following every home game broadcast.
The team is set to host all 16 of its regular-season home games at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium this season after playing the past three seasons at Lucas Oil Stadium.