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Postcard from Speedway: From Smelling Roses to Kissing Bricks, How I Was Pleasantly Surprised By My Hometown Event

I didn’t want to love the Indianapolis 500.

People told me horror stories about “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”: the monstrous, miles-long traffic jams that’d make me beg to watch paint dry, the drunken debauchery of the Snake Pit, the mind-numbingness of watching cars go round and round a 2 1/2-mile track for 3 ½ […]

Postcard from Speedway: ‘I Had Never Seen a Spectacle Like This’

A month ago I was preparing to attend my first Indianapolis 500. Paddock Box 34, Row G, Seat 2 was where I was going to witness the start and the finish before my plans changed. I woke up Sunday knowing I was going to watch from the media center, an opportunity that would not be […]

The ‘Last Box to Tick’ Makes Power the Indy 500 Champion

By Josh Roller

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time, Australia is home to a winner of the Indianapolis 500. Will Power delivered the victory on Sunday to give team owner Roger Penske his 17th victory in the 102nd running. Power emerged after six lead changes in the last 25 laps to […]

Commission Recommendations Endorsed by NCAA Leadership

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — The independent Commission on College Basketball recommended that the National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association abolish the “one-and-done” rule in a 60-page report designed to preserve the traditional amateur status of athletes while addressing the factors that have led to highly-publicized […]

Analysis: Return of Undrafted Players a Significant Step Forward for NCAA

By Maurice Kirby | @MoKirby_31

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – One of the most interesting options explored by the independent Commission on College Basketball is the recommendation that student-athletes could maintain their eligibility if they are not selected in the National Basketball Association draft.

The Commission, chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, […]