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6:08 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Brickyard 400 Renamed For Afghanistan Veteran

The name was chosen by a fan vote.
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One of the heroes of a battle in Afghanistan now finds his name attached to Sunday‘s Brickyard 400, the result of a vote by race fans. A native Texan, he‘s a real-life version of the Hollywood star with whom he shares his name.

When he was younger, John Wayne Walding‘s grandparents gave him a copy of the 1968 film "The Green Berets" starring his namesake. He acknowledges the name has been a burden at times but he embraces that.

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9:58 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Indiana Schools With 'Redskins' Nickname Have No Plans To Change

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has told the NFL's Washington Redskins their longstanding nickname is offensive.
Credit Keith Allison / https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/6009909019

It doesn‘t sound as if schools in Indiana that still use the Redskins nickname are in any hurry to change it.

The use of the term has been criticized by Native American groups and others for many years, and this week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled the trademark used by the Washington Redskins football team, with the office saying it finds the name offensive.

The board cannot ban the team from using the nickname, however, and the team has said it will appeal the decision.   

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2:28 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Dallas Clark Retires As A Colt

The former All-Pro tight end signed a one-day contract to retire with the team that drafted him.
Credit Jeffrey Beall / https://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/5043837499

Longtime Indianapolis Colt tight end Dallas Clark retired from professional football Wednesday after signing a one-day contract with the Colts. That made it possible for him to make his exit as a member of the team that drafted him.

Colts owner Jim Irsay noted that there was no signing bonus this time. Clark gave the credit for his successes to Irsay.

“It starts with Mr. Irsay and your family. You changed my life back in ’03 when you guys took me,” Clark says.

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4:10 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Purdue Extends Women's Basketball Coach Versyp Through 2020

Sharon Versyp was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.
Credit Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame / http://www.hoopshall.com/hall-of-fame/sharon-versyp/?back=HallofFame

The woman who’s been the Purdue women’s basketball coach for the last eight seasons now has a contract to remain in that job for another six.

Sharon Versyp has signed a contract extension through the 2019-2020 season. Since becoming coach, Versyp’s teams have won 184 games – that’s just 22 fewer than the program won during the tenure of its all-time winningest coach, Lin Dunn, who now coaches the NBA’s Indiana Fever.

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3:24 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Indy bids for Super Bowl in 2018

Downtown Indianapolis would again become Super Bowl Village in 2018 if the city is successful in its bid for the game.
Credit NFL

Set against the backdrop of the Indianapolis skyline – the Colts, city and state leaders announced they’ve notified the NFL of their intent to submit a bid to host Super Bowl LII.

Allison Melangton president of the Indianapolis Sports Corporation, says the wheels were set in motion Friday for a long process to host the Super Bowl in 2018. She says if Indy makes the short list in October, the Super Bowl Bid Committee will work on a written bid, which is due in April.

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7:19 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Colt World Series Aug. 2-7

The 2013 Colt World Series runs Aug. 2-7 at Lafayette's Loeb Stadium.
Credit Photo provided by Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette

Ten teams from five countries will be part of the Colt World Series in Lafayette next week. Qualifying is still underway, but so far, squads from Germany and Indonesia have advanced to the series, which begins August 2.

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3:50 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Big Ten and Pac-12 paired for two more bowl games

The college football bowl season is six months away, but the Big Ten and Pac-12 are making future plans. The two conferences have new arrangements.

The first is a deal with the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in the San Francisco area. The other is with the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.

The Pac-12 has an existing relationship with both bowl games, but each will get improved selection rights for a conference team. Officials with the two bowl games are still working on selection order for the Big Ten Conference.

Sports
6:00 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Purdue professor in Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning

The Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning involves four, 100 mile runs. They are:

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9:38 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Purdue men lose at 2nd-ranked Michigan

The Purdue men’s basketball team was up by one point at halftime, but number-two Michigan proved to be too much for the Boilermakers in the second half.

The Wolverines won the game 68-53 last night in Ann Arbor.

Terone Johnson led the Boilers with 14 points.

DJ Byrd had 11 and Rapheal Davis added 10 points and eight rebounds.

Purdue falls to 10-9 overall, 3-3 in the Big Ten.

The Boilers host Iowa Sunday afternoon at 3:30 in Mackey Arena.

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9:28 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Purdue women beat Northwestern

Courtney Moses scored 26 points to lead the 15th-ranked Purdue women's basketball team to a 77-73 win over Northwestern last night at Mackey Arena.

Sam Ostarello added 10 points and 16 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season.

Head coach Sharon Versyp says getting 16 points off the bench from freshman forward Taylor Manuel was a key to the win.

The Boilers improve to 5-1 in the Big Ten, 16-3 overall.

They play at number-25 Michigan State Sunday afternoon.


 

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