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Shooting hoops with Holcomb at Hinkle

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – From Adams to Whitley, Allen to White — of the 92 counties in Indiana, the governor-elect has made a shot in every single one of them. As part of the inauguration weekend events, Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb invited Hoosiers to play basketball Sunday afternoon. “You can’t get any more Hoosier […]

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Members of the “Hoosiers” team to reunite at special showing

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. – It’s time for movie goers to hit the gym. The Historic Artcraft Theatre will show the 1986 movie “Hoosiers” to commemorate Indiana’s bicentennial. An Indiana Classic “It’s a great Indiana tale and it’s filmed in Indiana,” said Dave Windisch, advertising and public relations director for the theatre. “There […]

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Cruz calls basketball hoop a “ring” in famed Hoosiers gym

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz made a bit of a foul play during a campaign stop in the famed “Hoosiers” basketball gym. “The amazing thing is, that basketball ring in Indiana, it’s the same height as it is in New York City and every other place in […]

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Pence picks … any team from Indiana!

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence says he’s filling out five Final Four brackets this year – one for each of the Indiana teams that made the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Valparaiso, Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue universities are scheduled to play their first games on Thursday or Friday. But Pence wouldn’t say […]

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Elected officials from Indiana, Connecticut bet on women’s final game

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With bragging rights up for grabs, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced a friendly wager on the outcome of Tuesday’s NCAA Women’s Basketball national championship game between the University of Connecticut and the University of Notre Dame. In the event of an Irish win, […]

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Kentucky, Louisville expected to bring big basketball crowds to Indy

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An estimated 40,000 people will be visiting Indianapolis this weekend to attend the Sweet Sixteen games of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The ticket sales for this Friday’s matchups that pit Louisville against Kentucky and Michigan against Tennessee have already been 15 to 20 percent greater than last […]

Guest column: IHSAA’s Bobby Cox on the conundrum of recognition

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Guest column: IHSAA’s Bobby Cox on the conundrum of recognition

By Bobby Cox IHSAA Commissioner Recently an article was published on the topic of the Arthur L. Trester Award for Mental Attitude which is annually presented by the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.  While I appreciate the added media attention fostered upon this prestigious award, there exists several omissions […]

Analysis: Student-athletes deserve attention, not sponsor

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Analysis: Student-athletes deserve attention, not sponsor

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Congratulations are in order for four young men who last month won the Arthur L. Trester Mental Attitude Award at the state high school basketball finals. Michael Lynch of Borden High School, Austin Karazsia of Linton-Stockton High, Thomas Starks of Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, and Michael Volovic of Carmel […]

Commentary: WNBA’s Catchings makes most of role model status

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Commentary: WNBA’s Catchings makes most of role model status

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Long ago, when I first started in the newspaper business, my friends and I on the news side gave the sports reporters a hard time. We said those guys – and, at that time, they were mostly guys – didn’t cover anything that really mattered, but spent all their […]

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Commentary: Respect is a great investment

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com MARION, Ind. – As the seconds wound down in the highly anticipated Indiana regional high school basketball clash between Carmel and Kokomo on Saturday, the Carmel students started a chant. Each team had lost only twice before the game started. Both were ranked in the top 10 in the state. Both […]

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