Pacers win opener in overtime

Myles Turner scored 30 points in the Pacers opening night win.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers kicked off the new season with a bang on Wednesday night, defeating the Dallas Mavericks in a thrilling overtime game, 130-121 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. After compiling a 1-7 overtime record last season, it was a fitting beginning to the new-look Pacers. Myles […]

Purdue fires Hazell

Darrell Hazell. Photo by Paul Siegfried.

By Keith Carrell ISL Correspondent   Darrell Hazell’s tenure as Purdue Football’s head coach has come to an end, announced Sunday afternoon by Athletic Director Mike Bobinski. The decision brings an end of Hazell being the head mason with his “One Brick Higher” mantra that he adopted from Purdue lore. The decision also brings added […]

Pacers Media Day Highlights

Paul George (13) and Myles Turner (33) pose on Media Day. Photo by Tyler Smith.

The Pacers had high expectations when they talked on Media Day.

Brunt: Back at the Olympics and blessed

Women's basketball venue, Rio de Janeiro.

I’m back covering the Olympics, and it’s still hard to believe. It’s been a long, winding road. Covering the 2008 Games in Beijing was spectacular and life changing. I was out of a job in 2012, only to come back and be invited to cover the Games in 2016.

What’s next for the Pacers and Frank Vogel?

Frank Vogel has a .580 winning percentage in Indiana. Will he return?
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  The Pacers season came to an end on Sunday night with a Game 7 loss to the No. 2-seed Toronto Raptors.  The question now is, what’s next? On one hand, it looks like a successful season considering the Pacers had a lot of roster changes, and they took a […]

Pacers force Game 7

Myles Turner scored 15 points in the Pacers Game 6 victory.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  The Pacers have been a hard team to predict this season.  After the 4th quarter meltdown (to put it lightly) in Game 5, many fans thought it would be too much to overcome.  Instead, the blue and gold dominated the second half on Friday night in Game […]

Calinger: Clinton-Sanders similar to Brady-Manning

J.W. Calinger

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent For those who follow politics, the 2016 Democratic primary reminds me so much of the most intense football rivalry of the last 16 years, Brady vs. Manning, it’s scary. Bernie Sanders is Peyton Manning. He’s popular, has a sense of humor, is extremely likable, and most importantly to his fans, […]

Pacers dominate Game 4, series tied 2-2

Paul George skies for a rebound against the Raptors. 
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS —  Paul George said the Pacers needed to play mad after dropping Game 3 on their home court.  The team responded, dominating the Raptors from start to finish, winning by a final score of 100-83 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  With the win, the Pacers have tied the best-of-seven […]

Pacers blown out in Game 3, trail series 2-1

Paul George drives on former teammate Luis Scola in Game 3.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  After splitting the first two games of the series on the road, the Pacers were hoping to feed off their home crowd and regain the series lead over the Raptors in Game 3.  Toronto had other ideas, outplaying the Pacers in every aspect of the game, on […]

Pacers-Raptors Preview

Paul George will look to lead the Pacers against Toronto in the first round.
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By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  After finishing the regular season with a record of 45-37, the No.7-seed Indiana Pacers will face the No.2-seed Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.  Game One will take place Saturday afternoon in Toronto.  Here is our series breakdown and preview: Season Series-  Toronto won […]