Brunt: Five things to watch now that Reggie Wayne is out for Colts

Cliff Brunt, ISL Editor

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Here are five things to watch for from the Indianapolis Colts now that we know Reggie Wayne will be out for the season with a torn ACL. 1. Can Wayne recover? Wayne caught 38 passes for 503 yards and two touchdowns in seven starts this season. He posted an NFL-record […]

Prep football notes: Top 10 performances at midseason

Louisville Trinity's Reggie Bonnafon (5) is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the area. Photo by Justin Whitaker.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor ISL’s staff members have taken a look back at the 10 best performances we’ve seen in the first half of the season. They are in no particular order. Cliff Brunt Terry McLaurin, Cathedral WR vs. Warren Central – The 6-foot, 190-pound Ohio State commitment caught nine passes for 243 yards […]

ISL ranks the top 10 Purdue running backs ever

Mike Alstott. From Purdue Athletics.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Over the years, running backs often have been overlooked at Purdue, barely visible beneath the gigantic shadows of the school’s big-name passers. Not on this page. With input from our staff and outside experts, Indy Sports Legends offers a countdown of the top 10 Boilermaker ballcarriers ever. It is a […]

Brunt: What I’ve learned since my Associated Press job was eliminated

Cliff Brunt, ISL Editor

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Founder One year ago, I got the call. It was a call many in the journalism business have nightmares about. It was the call from Associated Press Sports Editor Terry Taylor telling me the second sports reporter position in Indianapolis was being eliminated. Yeah, that was my job. Worked for the company for seven […]

ISL editor Cliff Brunt picks Top 10 Indiana athletes of 2012

Manti Te'o lines up againsty USC last season. From Notre Dame Athletics.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor I know, this is a bit late for a look back at the Top 10 Indiana athletes of 2012. Forgive me, I was enjoying the ocean, margaritas and 70-degree heat in Key West through the New Year and decided to put this off a bit. There were many worthy athletes […]

Notre Dame, Butler, Fever, Super Bowl among ISL’s best games of 2012

The Fever celebrate their WNBA championship.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Indy Sports Legends writers covered tons of games in 2012. Here, in my opinion, are the best 10 covered by members of the staff. All of the games were played in the state of Indiana. Some of the work was done for other publications, but nonetheless, the talent on the ISL staff witnessed the […]

Brunt: Nebraska’s loss to Wisconsin worst for Big Red since 1970

Wisconsin's Montee Ball stretches for a touchdown against Nebraska.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Nebraska fans, you now officially know what Florida’s fans felt like after the National Championship Game following the 1995 season. As a native Nebraskan now living in Indianapolis, I got to see history Saturday night when the Cornhuskers played Wisconsin. I got to see the worst performance in the […]

ISL countdown: Top 10 all-time Purdue receivers

Tim Stratton won the Mackey Award in 2000 as the nation's best tight end. Photo from Purdue Athletics Communications.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor For years, Purdue has been known as the Cradle of Quarterbacks. It’s perhaps the title Purdue football fans are most proud of, along with 1967 Rose Bowl champions and 2000 Big Ten champions. But for every Drew Brees, Len Dawson, Mike Phipps, Bob Griese, Gary Danielson, Bob DeMoss, Curtis Painter, […]

ISL’s 10 favorite all-time WWE/WCW wrestling entrance themes

Chris Jericho applies the "Walls of Jericho" on Daniel Bryan at SmackDown in Indianapolis. Photo by Justin Whitaker.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor This is the second of my professional wrestling lists – my 10 favorite wrestling entrance theme songs. Because everyone’s tastes are different, your list might be much different than mine. That’s OK – I just want to start conversation and take you down memory lane. Theme songs set the tone for what’s […]

My top 10 white Indiana Pacers of the Larry Bird era

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor As a black man, I was fascinated by the overwhelmingly negative response on Twitter to Indiana’s selection of Miles Plumlee. Many of them, from my Caucasian brethren, focused on the untrue belief that outgoing team president Larry Bird had once again found a slow, unathletic white guy to add to […]