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Minor League Baseball Season Canceled

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that minor league Ballparks in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend will see no baseball action this year. Minor League Baseball has made it official, cancelling the 2020 season because Major League Baseball will not be supplying players to affiliated teams. However, some Hoosier ballparks say they are adding other…

‘Inside the Huddle’ Airs Live Saturday Morning on WILO

WILO’s Saturday morning sports talk show “Inside the Huddle” rolls on live from 9-10 a.m. Saturday. The show is hosted by Ken Hartman and sponsored by State Farm Insurance Agents Susan Kaspar and Tony Theofanis. Here is the lineup for this week’s show: 9-9:15 — Frankfort High School Athletic Director Ed Niehaus. 9:15-9:30 — Patriot…

IMS to Hold Indianapolis 500 at 50 Percent Capacity

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will be held with a venue capacity limited to 50% attendance. The race is scheduled to held August 23 after it was postponed from its original date of May 24 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Speedway says…

IHSAA Ready to Get Back in the Game

Friday night football in Indiana has grown in popularity over the past two decades, but it’s likely going to look a bit different this season. COVID-19 forced the cancellation of spring sports for more than 160,000 Indiana high school student-athletes. The state has issued an elaborate, phased approach on how to safely get athletes back…

Longtime Purdue AD Morgan Burke Passes Away

Morgan J. Burke, who served as vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics at Purdue University from 1993 to 2016, died Monday (June 15) at his home in West Lafayette after a yearlong battle with amyloidosis. He was 68. Since retiring as athletics director, Burke was a university vice president for special projects, most notably…

IMS 4th of July Events to Run Without Spectators

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that the Fourth of July race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be held without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic. IMS officials say the decision was made after extensive consultation with local and state officials. IMS says the holiday weekend event will be renamed the Big Machine Hand…

Youth Sports Study Shows Need for More Sanitization at Facilities

Inside INdiana Business is reporting as youth sports programs are gearing up to return to competition, a study from Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield and the IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute is gauging concerns from the public. The study involved a nationwide survey of more than 10,000 parents, coaches, players and administrators who gave their…

Penske: There Will be Racing at IMS July 4

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that after a Memorial Day weekend that saw the Indianapolis Motor Speedway silent for the first time since World War II, thoughts are turning to the prospects for racing at IMS July 4 weekend, when a first-ever NASCAR/INDYCAR doubleheader is currently scheduled. IMS owner Roger Penske says fans should expect to…

Indiana Sportsbooks Lose Out on $165 MIllion in April Bets

Indiana sportsbooks suffered their worst month ever in April – including a retail sector that did not produce a single bet – costing sportsbooks an estimated $165 million in bets, according to estimates from PlayIndiana. With a minimized schedule of sports to bet on and casinos closed for the entire month, Indiana generated just $26.3 million…

‘Inside the Huddle’ Airs Live Saturday Morning on WILO

WILO’s Saturday morning sports talk show “Inside the Huddle” rolls on live from 9-10 a.m. Saturday. The show is sponsored by State Farm Insurance Agents Susan Kaspar and Tony Theofanis. Our guests this week will be Clinton Central High School Athletic Director Nate Burkle to talk about the status of high school sports at 9.…