The mobster in our midst

March 31, 2019

An aging New York mobster has been hiding in Indianapolis for a decade, hiding from the gangsters he ratted on and the famous father he sent to prison. For the first time, John Franzese Jr. wants his story told.

Four girls in need, a football family, and the power of adoption

October 29, 2019

Four young girls, neglected, malnourished, born into a world of drug addiction, witnesses to abuse. Years before he became the Colts’ GM, Chris Ballard and his wife, Kristin, were left with a choice: What to do about it?

Nearly blind, flat broke, Olympic gold in his pocket

April 15, 2018

Seven eye surgeries, $100,000 in debt, a dingy Eastside gym: Why this aging champ can't quit boxing

A life sentence, a life reformed

December 12, 2018

How one prison inmate — jailed 32 years, his gang-fueled youth part-inspiration for the HBO series, "The Wire" — has turned into a force for good.

The inspirational life and jarring death of Edwin Jackson

September 30, 2018

How does an NFL team cope with the sudden, shocking loss of one of its own? 

The Green Beret who's changing the NFL

May 08, 2019

He spent 22 years in the military, revolutionizing how the Special Forces identified talent. Now Brian Decker is trying to do the same thing in the NFL.

The rage of Darius Leonard

November 11, 2018

Two brothers in prison, another killed. Sleepless nights. Therapy. Weight loss. Now he's the best rookie in football. 

How Andrew Luck made it back to football

September 09, 2018

"I was a miserable SOB to be around. I was nervous. I was scared."

The private pain of a basketball pioneer

March 15, 2017

The story of John Wooden's most courageous player, Clarence Walker.

From college hoops to prison to feeding the homeless

April 06, 2017

He got cocky. He broke the law. He got caught. “I played basketball at IU. Why am I in prison?”

The best Peyton Manning stories you've never heard

October 04, 2017

Having teammates benched. Beers with Belichick. Epic pranks: The very best untold stories of the Colts legendary quarterback.

Tiger Woods makes them roar again

August 12, 2018

From inside the ropes: For one magical weekend, Tiger turns back the clock.

Tyler Varga and the concussion that lasted four months

May 10, 2016

A chilling account of how a bottom-of-the-roster NFL player deals a concussion that won’t go away.

A day in the life of Doug Boles

May 24, 2017

From a prayer at sunrise to a lapdance just before midnight: 18 hours in the life of the president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the biggest week of his year.

When a tire kills your husband at the Indianapolis 500

May 23, 2018

Blood poured from his face as he fell lifelessly into her. She screamed in horror. Everyone around them screamed in horror.

The day that rocked Butler

October 25, 2013

A behind-the-scenes, minute-by-minute look at the day Brad Stevens left for the Boston Celtics.

March 08, 2015

Amid death threats and demands he be fired, a white columnist in racially-charged 1950s Indianapolis stakes his reputation on a black basketball team that threatens the establishment.

October 24, 2014

How Pat McAfee became an NFL punter.

The inside story of Andrew Luck's season from hell

July 26, 2016

Pain-killing shots. Bloody urine. Lacerated organs.

September 05, 2013

Indianapolis knows the story of Hall of Famer Roger Brown. But what of the woman who saved his career?

May 01, 2016

'There was Christmas, there was Easter and there was the Indianapolis 500'

February 01, 2014

Would you trust your teenage son with the area's cautionary tale?

Robert Mathis doesn't want your damn pity

November 20, 2015

10 surgeries, a loss, a suspension. "Every single day was a question mark. Can I? Will I want to?"

December 28, 2014

The winding, impossible, inspiring kicking life of Adam Vinatieri. 

March 16, 2014

How Indiana fell in love with basketball.

August 30, 2014

A night with a deaf high school football team.

The day Reagan was shot, the night IU won a title

March 24, 2016

Two Hall of Fame coaches. One broom closet. "Co-champions?" Dean Smith asked. No, Bob Knight was not in Philadelphia for half a championship.

Loving the game he can't see

December 22, 2013

A blind student's unique place in college basketball. 

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