Video: Vogel, George talk about returns of Derrick Rose, Danny Granger

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By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Saturday’s game between the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers isn’t a typical preseason matchup. Derrick Rose, who has missed the last year and a half with a torn left ACL, is set to play. Danny Granger, the Pacers’ leading scorer for most of the past decade, is back […]

Cliff’s Notebook: The weekend in Indiana sports

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By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Ahmad Bradshaw ran really angry against the San Francisco 49ers. Who could blame him? How would you feel if you were the guy who was supposed to take your new team’s running game to the next level and all of a sudden, the Colts trade for Trent Richardson, the No. […]

Pacers’ Roy Hibbert, Gerald Green throw down sick dunks


By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Founder It made sense that the “Human Highlight Film” was in the building for the Pacers-Hawks game. Dominique Wilkins, the former dunking machine and current vice president of basketball operations and broadcaster for the Hawks, witnessed some highlights that were worthy of his presence. Indiana’s Roy Hibbert put this facial on Ivan Johnson, courtesy […]

Griffiths: Indiana coach Tom Crean classless in victory

Tom Crean has a top job, with top expectations.

By DOUG GRIFFITHS ISL Assistant Editor You win with class. You lose with class. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be? Apparently IU’s Tom Crean didn’t learn that, or at the very least, he forgot one of sport’s most important lessons. Instead of loving every second of his team’s 72-71 thrilling victory over Michigan Sunday, […]

Manti Te’o talks at NFL Combine

Manti Te'o talks at the NFL Combine. Photo by Cliff Brunt.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o spoke about the situation regarding the girlfriend hoax. Here are some of his comments, with video of the entire 14-minute interview session below. “It’s definitely embarrassing. You walk into grocery stores and you give people double takes to see if they’re staring at you. It’s […]

Pagano, Elway, Notre Dame backs talk at NFL Combine

Eagles coach Chip Kelly addresses the media. Photo by Cliff Brunt.

By CLIFF BRUNT and DOUG GRIFFITHS ISL Editors INDIANAPOLIS — Colts coach Chuck Pagano talked to the media on Friday about his health, the state of the team and his thoughts on Bruce Arians getting hired in Arizona. Here is a 6-minute video of his time at  the podium during the NFL Scouting Combine. ELWAY […]

Butler loses at LaSalle, but Bulldogs will be fine


LaSalle’s Ramon Galloway scored the go-ahead layup with 2.7 seconds left, then Roosevelt Jones, the hero Saturday against Gonzaga, missed from halfcourt at the buzzer as the Explorers beat the No. 9 Bulldogs 54-53. Andrew Smith had 16 points and eight rebounds, Kellen Dunham scored 15 points and Jones had 14 points and five assists. This is nothing to worry […]

Roosevelt Jones, Butler topple Gonzaga at buzzer


By CHRIS GOFF ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Roosevelt Jones never had that one extraordinary moment. Until he slipped on a Butler uniform. Until Saturday night, in the first-ever matchup of top-15 teams at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, on an occasion in which the basketball-crazed campus hosted ESPN’s College GameDay. Add yet another memory to Butler’s thrilling […]

Colts learn valuable lesson about showing up in shaky win over Titans

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By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor The Indianapolis Colts were taught a valuable lesson on Sunday: they’re not good enough to just show up and roll over teams, no matter how bad everybody thinks the other team is. The Colts are fortunate. Such lessons usually are taught during humbling, season-changing losses. These guys figured it out […]

Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o second in Heisman balloting

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

From Notre Dame Athletics Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o took home most every possible piece of hardware except the Heisman this week. Manti Te’o lines up against USC last season. From Notre Dame Athletics. Te’o finished second behind Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel  in the Heisman announcement made Saturday in New York City. Notre Dame […]