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Relentless Rossi just misses second 500 victory

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_

Sports Capital Journalism Program

No one was more aggressive in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 than Alexander Rossi. Despite a day littered with bad breaks and unfortunate luck, the 2016 winner was resilient in his pursuit of the Borg-Warner Trophy. Rossi came up just short of the comeback as Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud took the victory with a time of 2:50:39.2797, just 0.2086 better than Rossi in the seventh-closest finish in the history of the race.

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Pagenaud Holds Off Rossi to win Indy 500

By Brendan Rourke | @B_RourkeSports

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud’s unforgettable month of May started with a victory in the Indy Grand Prix. It continued when he earned the pole position for the 103rd Indianapolis 500. And it culminated Sunday with a desperate chase in the final decisive laps of his first Indy 500 victory.  

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Postcard from Tampa: Should’ve. Could’ve. Did it.

I’ve chosen the easy path too many times in my life. I’ve let my anxiety and fear of failure take control of my decision-making process on multiple occasions.  During my women’s Final Four trip, I made a step to reverse that mentality.

First off, I am eternally grateful for the Sports Capital Journalism program at IUPUI.  Without this program I probably would have never gone to a Final Four event in my life, let alone cover one for NCAA.com. I would have never had that chance without this program.

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Postcard from Tampa: Women’s Final Four needs more coverage

The women’s Final Four in Tampa Bay was a weekend full of intense basketball that saw the team widely considered the best in the country, Baylor, walk away as national champions. All three games over the weekend were full of exhilarating moments, comebacks and heartbreaks. Throughout the weekend, one thing stood out to me more than anything: These games need more coverage.

Over the course of the week, multiple people stopped and thanked me for what I was doing. Me? What was I doing? I was just reporting about a sport that I love, hardly considering it to be work. But the thanks were about more than just that, it was the fact that I was there and that I cared. That was what they appreciated. All weekend, I did not lose sleep, shed a tear, or break a sweat (although the Tampa heat did try); but the female athletes putting it all on the line, they are the ones who deserve thanks.

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Postcard from Minneapolis: When my inner child went crazy

At the Final Four, the games occupy just two of five days of events. There are press conferences, locker room sessions, celebrations of the game, parties — and three basketball games. One of the many events taking place within this packed five days is the announcement of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class.

Every year, the newest Hall-of-Fame members who can attend the announcement participate in a press conference, followed by smaller breakout sessions. These are like press conferences except smaller scale. Among the former players to be enshrined this year is Vlade Divac.

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