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Vinatieri kicks his way into Hoosier history

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb presented beloved Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri with the state’s highest civilian award Monday at the Statehouse. While Holcomb has awarded several Hoosiers the Sagamore of the Wabash, he said he knows that he will never award it to a more “clutch” teammate. During his presentation […]

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Colts, DCS raise money for books for foster children

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers can soon join the Backpack Challenge to encourage foster children to read. On March 10, the Indiana Department of Child Services and the Indianapolis Colts will launch a 10-day Twitter campaign called the #100in10 Backpack Challenge. The primary goal of this challenge is to raise money to purchase […]

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SOTs: Concussions

Micheal Duerson /Brother of former NFL player Dave Duerson [:20] “Going down to the 5th grade and monitoring these students is very important not only because it affects them academically or their ability to play on the field but in my case …it’s affecting me in my golden years.” Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson / Bill […]

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Former Indy Mayor Bill Hudnut recognized for contributions to tourism

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indianapolis Mayor William H. Hudnut III is being recognized for his long-standing contributions made to the tourism and business sectors of the Hoosier capital. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced Hudnut is this year’s recipient of the 2015 Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership […]

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Colts QB surprises the General Assembly with a visit

Andrew Luck visits the Statehouse from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers at the Statehouse are still fangirling after a visit from an Indianapolis sports superstar on Tuesday. Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck was on hand to promote a program known as Change the Play – but that didn’t stop him from […]

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Guest column: An open letter to Roger Goodell

By Jim Purucker Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Dear Commissioner Goodell: I write as a lifelong fan of the National Football League, a 25+ year fantasy football player, a season ticket holder, a routine purchaser of NFL licensed products and even a fan who has made travel to away NFL games a cherished annual father/son tradition over […]

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Pence pitches Indiana in ad to NY audience before Colts game

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence will pitch the state to job creators Sunday with a 30-second ad set to run in New York before the AFC Championship football game between the Colts and New England Patriots. The Indiana Economic Development Foundation purchased the ads using private funds, said the agency’s spokeswoman […]

Commentary: Indiana athletics at its peak?

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Commentary: Indiana athletics at its peak?

By Chase Howell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Just a few days ago, surrounded by friends and family clad in blue and gold, I threw my hands in the air after the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated USC and secured their place in the BCS National Championship. Ranked first in the nation with a Heisman hopeful in […]