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May 24, 2013

RAMBLIN' RECK: Sunday promises to be big day in Indy

TERRE HAUTE — Sunday promises to be a super day in Indianapolis.

It’s the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 followed by Indiana vs. Miami in the third game of the National Basketball Association playoffs.

Tradition abounds on race day. Jim Nabors and Florence Henderson are on the program along with Sandi Patty, who again will sing the National Anthem. She always does a great job.

Jim Harbaugh, who once played quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, will drive the pace car.

There’s no clear-cut favorite in the race as Dario Franchitti and Helio Castroneves go for their fourth victory. Wabash Valley favorite Ed Carpenter is on the pole with Carlos Munoz and Marco Andretti on the front row with him.

The odds are out and Scott Dixon tops the list. We’ve picked him before, including the year he won.

We like Marco Andretti to win this year.

Fans usually arrive early for the race and will have the chance to maneuver a Zip Line at the facility.

The Heat and Pacers set the tempo for the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday. The Pacers are underdogs to the all-star Heat but didn’t play like it, losing in overtime after Paul George calmly hit free throws with 2.2 seconds left to give them a one-point lead.

The second game in the series is tonight at Miami before the scene shifts to Indy.

Rain, rain — As usual, lots of racing is slated leading up to Sunday’s big one at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Tony Hulman Classic for U.S. Auto Club sprint cars was first on the schedule. Rain and wet grounds forced it to be postponed to June 21.

The Hoosier Hundred for USAC Silver Crown cars was on Thursday’s card but has been rescheduled for tonight at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It’s Carb Day at the Speedway with drivers getting their final practice runs in on the track.

Special races are set tonight and Saturday at Crossroads Dragway and Midwest Sprint Car Series action is on the Lincoln Park Speedway card Saturday.

Weather permitting, of course.

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Tribune-Star/Joseph C. Garza 55 on the stop: Indiana State's Connor Underwood tackles North Dakota State's Sam Ojuri during the Sycamores' loss to the Bison on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Tribune-Star/Bob PoynterOuch: Defending Men's City Chamion Tom Jones reacts to a missed putt on the 6th hole at Rea Park Saturday morning. Jones is seeking his 9th Men's title.

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    Wayne Newton Post 346 scored a run in the sixth and two in the seventh to get past Rockville 6-3 in an American Legion baseball regional at Terre Haute North on Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Truebytower.jpg Memorable experience in Morocco for ISU soccer team could help team's growth

    Coming off the best season in its history, the Indiana State women’s soccer team figures to have the experience to do even better in the upcoming fall season.
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  • Metro: Former Miss Softball joins Purdue staff

    Terre Haute North graduate Megan Ciolli Bartlett, the state’s 2001 Miss Softball and a two-time All-American at Notre Dame, is joining the Purdue coaching staff.

    July 21, 2014

  • Metro: ISU graduate Johnson sixth in shot at Monaco

    Indiana State graduate Felisha Johnson competed in her first International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League track and field meeting Friday, placing sixth in a shot put competition that featured six of the top seven throwers in the world for 2014.

    July 18, 2014

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Records: Near perfect weather contributed to record attendance at racetracks around the state, including the Action Track, seen here.

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It was the Knights' day: Charlotte's Josh Phegley, center, high fives teammates and coaching staff after the Knights defeated the Indianapolis Indians 8-4 on Wednesday in Indianapolis.

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