1. Ohio State's Jim Tressel Steps Down: College Sports Seamy Side Exposed Again

    It was Memorial Day around the rest of the country, but it likely seemed like Doomsday in central Ohio...

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  2. Indy 500: If Winner Dan Wheldon Can't Find More Work IndyCar CEO Should Be Fired

    How is it possible that after the most unpredictable, remarkable finish in Indianapolis 500 history that the winner is promptly out of a job with an uncertain future ahead? ...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 615 reads 26 comments

  3. Indianapolis 500: J.R. Hildebrand's Agony of Defeat

    I cannot possibly imagine what J.R. Hildebrand is feeling right now. The rookie driver literally had the centennial Indianapolis 500 in the bag—until he made perhaps the most inexplicable mistake ever witnessed at the legendary oval...

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  4. 2011 Indianapolis 500: Could Danica Patrick Lose Millions If Another Woman Wins?

    What happens to all of the future riches and fame seemingly reserved for Danica Patrick if one of the other lady drivers wins the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday? Three of the most ...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 1,815 reads 3 comments

  5. Indianapolis 500: Sarah Fisher Racing and the 5 Best Stories of 2011—so Far

    Celebrating 100 years is by itself the most significant story of the 2011 Indianapolis 500 . But the Greatest Spectacle in Racing has had several other compelling stories this May ...

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  6. A.J. Foyt and the Top 25 Drivers in Indy 500 History

    The Indianapolis 500 is the world's greatest race. One-hundred years of racing at the famed 2.5-mile oval certainly secures that ranking...

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  7. The Lance Armstrong Story: A Fairy Tale of Denial and Hypocrisy

    I watched 60 Minutes Sunday night as former cyclist Tyler Hamilton joined the growing chorus of those accusing Lance Armstrong of using performance enhancing drugs...

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  8. Bump Day at Indy: Irony Rules for Andretti Autosport

    Bump Day provided more drama than a Hollywood script writer Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But for Andretti Autosport, Bump Day provided the ultimate irony...

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  9. The Indianapolis 500: 5 Steps To Return the Race to Glory

    For decades, there was no debate that the Indianapolis 500 was indeed the world’s greatest race. The race drew the largest crowd, paid out the most money and often lured the world’s best drivers to handle the world’s fastest cars...

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  10. Indy 500: Fast Nine Pole Shootout

    The Fast Nine Shootout is a recent addition to Indy 500 first-day qualifying. The concept adds an element of drama that has been missing since the long gone days of track record speeds...

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  11. Sarah Fisher Racing: The Little Team That Can

    With her hands seemingly folded in prayer, car owner Sarah Fisher stood trackside watching her driver, Ed Carpenter, turn some awfully quick laps in a light drizzle trying to make the Fast Nine qualifying shootout at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

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  12. Dirk Nowitzki Re-Writes His Legacy: Is He Really This Good?

    Dirk Nowitzki’s game Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder will go down as one of the greatest playoff performances of all-time...

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  13. Donald Trump Dishonors Legacy of Indianapolis 500

    One month from now the world’s oldest and most significant auto race, the Indianapolis 500, will commemorate its 100th birthday...

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  14. Butler Basketball: Bulldogs' Dream Becomes a Nightmare

    For two straight seasons, the Butler Bulldogs have been the feel-good story of college basketball. They were the mid-major that could. A year ago, they were one heartbreaking, just-off-the-rim shot away from winning the national championship...

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  15. 2011 Final Four: Opportunity Knocks

    Hollywood writers couldn’t script a better ending to the college basketball season. The 2011 Final Four in Houston guarantees there will be another David versus Goliath match-up in the championship game...

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  16. NCAA Bracket 2011: Butler Bulldogs Win Again; Time to Believe in the Butler Way

    Butler beat Wisconsin Thursday night, 61-54, returning to the Elite Eight for the second straight year. At some point, what they call The Butler Way in central Indiana will make sense to the doubters everywhere else...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 1,222 reads 2 comments

  17. Thoughts on Jalen Rose and Grant Hill: Were the Fab Five Authentically Black?

    I have some questions, you might too. What does it mean to be an African American today? Just who is authentically black? Do Uncle Toms still exist? Are you a racial sellout if ...

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  18. BYU's Tough Choice: Honor the Honor Code or Play to Win

    A lot of folks outside the state of Utah are scratching their heads right now, wondering how it is that a consensual act of sex may well sideline a dream basketball season at Brigham Young University...

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  19. Lance Armstrong Calls It Quits, But Hypocrisy Rides On

    All-time cycling champion Lance Armstrong will apparently retire – again – this time for good. But Armstrong’s latest departure from cycling leaves me extremely conflicted...

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  20. Tom Carnegie: Indianapolis' Most Famous Voice

    For me, sporting events are not always about the athletes on the field, the court or the track. Sports are not always about the great coaches barking commands to their players...

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  21. Super Bowl XLV: Only Green Bay Packers Win in Disastrous Dallas

    Anyone who believes the Super Bowl was a success in Big D, other than the newly-crowned world champion Green Bay Packers, needs to think again and get a reality check...

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  22. Tiger Woods: Just Another Golfer

    I know it was Tiger Woods' first tournament of the season, so I’ll try not to get too carried away. But Tiger ‘s performance at the Farmer’s Insurance Open appeared worse than ordinary...

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  23. Jay Cutler Conundrum: His Problem, Ours Too

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a problem, a big one. What happened on the sideline last Sunday in the freezing cold of Chicago, as his Bears teammates struggled on the field, may forever taint Cutler’s career...

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  24. Mike Tomlin, Lovie Smith and the Next Hurdle for NFL Rooney Rule Graduates

    Coach worship is a virtual religion in this country. It’s a key pillar in our understanding and enjoyment of sports...

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  25. Re-Thinking Ben Roethlisberger: Where Does He Rank?

    Many of us have been critical of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and for good reason...

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