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At the convention, political discussion includes Hoosier sports heroes

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND – The beloved and controversial Hoosier college basketball coach Bobby Knight shared a short message of support Thursday with an energetic crowd at the Republican National Convention. “I’m proud to be a part of team Trump, working toward making America the greatest there is,” Knight said in a video. “As […]

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Concussion law awaits Pence’s signature

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— A bill that would require interscholastic coaches to receive certified player safety education will become Indiana law if Gov. Mike Pence signs it. Under Indiana’s current law, only football head and assistant coaches are required to complete concussion training. Senate Bill 234 would change the law to require head coaches […]

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Support for expanding concussion laws to younger students

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new bill would expand the current concussion state laws to cover fifth through 12th grade students participating in any interscholastic or intramural sport. “Our awareness on what concussions are all about and the idea of traumatic brain injury was so limited [in the past] and there was just, […]

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Lawmaker: Soccer stadium bill is dead

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers have killed a proposal to renovate an Indiana University-Purdue University track venue into a soccer stadium with just hours left in the 2015 legislative session. “There were just a lot of moving parts around financing and agreements and we just frankly weren’t able to get to the finality […]

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Senate approves bill to renovate Carroll Stadium for minor league soccer

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to renovate an IUPUI track stadium into the new home for the Indy Eleven soccer team passed the Senate on Thursday. House Bill 1273 would extend a sports and entertainment development area to include a future stadium site and a new downtown Indianapolis hotel to be developed […]

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IUPUI stadium overhaul would replace proposed soccer project

By Andi TenBarge TheStathouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee on Tuesday approved a $20 million proposal to renovate an IUPUI track stadium into a permanent home for the Indy Eleven soccer team. The plan replaces legislation backed by the minor league soccer team and passed by the House that would have helped fund a new […]

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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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House passes stadium bill; Long says not a priority for Senate

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House approved a bill Wednesday to help fund a stadium for the Indy Eleven soccer team, but the leader of the Senate said the legislation will not be a priority for that chamber. “I think it’s a little difficult to talk about helping getting a soccer stadium built when […]

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Concussion training, awareness bill heads to House

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation that would expand the reach of concussion awareness, diagnosis, and treatment in student athletes passed the Senate on Thursday. Under current law, high school athletes who are suspected of suffering a concussion are required to sit out of practice or games until they are cleared by a health […]

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Bill to expand concussion protocol moves to full Senate

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate Health and Provider Services Committee amended and passed a bill on Wednesday that broadens concussion protocol for student athletes and their coaches. Under current law, high school athletes suspected of suffering a concussion are required to sit out of practice or games until medically cleared by a […]

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