How to remember the past three weeks in Indianapolis?
About 17 million view Baylor’s championship win over Gonzaga
TV ratings were down nearly 14% from the last NCAA men’s basketball title game, between Virginia and Texas Tech in 2019.Read More
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.Read More
NCAA: Just 15 positive COVID-19 tests out of 28,000-plus taken during tourney
Officials on Tuesday also released attendance figures for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament’s 66 games—all played in Indiana.Read More
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.
We hoteliers welcome the business that the NCAA has brought but worry about what the future holds. To use a metaphor many people are experiencing these days, the tournament was a shot in the arm, but does not inoculate us against continued losses.
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.
With no nearby direct flights to Indianapolis available, Baylor University and Gonzaga University fans had to go well out of their way to attend the culmination of the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball season Monday night.
Indiana University is still the last undefeated national men’s Division I basketball champion, winning in 1976.
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.
Fife spent the last 10 seasons working on Tom Izzo’s staff at Michigan State, the final three as associate head coach.
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I can confidently say that bringing the buzz of college basketball back to our city was only possible through the everyone’s efforts to mask up, socially distance, and operate within the constructs of necessary public health orders. We must not let up now.
From seemingly small issues of inequality in NCAA Tournament weight rooms to life-and-death issues of police brutality and endemic racism, athletes are increasingly calling for change, intent on molding what the future should look like for everyone.
The meeting Monday is one most hoops fans have waited for all year — two years, really — a matchup between two teams who have been on a collision course since the bracket came out.
The showdown between Baylor and Gonzaga that was called off in December because of the coronavirus pandemic is finally back on, with the biggest stakes of all: The two best teams all season will play for the national championship Monday night.
The only reason Baylor’s backcourt can’t be considered a true brotherhood is the blood coursing through their veins.
Many point to the 1987 Pan American Games, and more recently the 2012 Super Bowl, as pivotal moments in Indy’s now 200-yearlong history. Without question, March 2021 is forever cemented on the timeline.
We all know that adversity is part of the game. And unfortunately, that is where we find ourselves as a community today—dealing with some pandemic-related economic adversity, but also with a golden opportunity to rebound and showcase our teamwork, resiliency and dedication.
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.
The Zags now face Baylor in the championship game on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.