Michael Sanserino

sports  •  May 24, 2009 7:24 pm

Castroneves wins 3rd Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Helio Castroneves was facing jail time five weeks ago, but on Sunday, he was face to face with a jug of milk. Castroneves won the 93rd Indianapolis 500, becoming the first foreign-born driver to win three titles. 

sports  •  May 24, 2009 5:41 pm

Castroneves wins 3rd Indy 500

Just seconds after taking a gulp from the victor's bottle of milk, Helio Castroneves broke down in tears in front of the Borg-Warner Trophy.

sports  •  Dec 14, 2008 10:55 pm

Colts barely edge lowly Lions

INDIANAPOLIS – Whew. That was almost embarrassing. The Colts squeaked past the hapless Lions 31-21 in a game closer than the score indicated. Maybe the Colts forgot just because the Lions were 0-13 doesn’t mean they don’t get paid to play, too.

sports  •  Nov 17, 2008 12:09 am

Addai contributes in Colts’ win, finally

INDIANAPOLIS – With one quick swipe of his left arm, Joseph Addai nearly knocked the microphone right off the podium. He’s not used to these post-game press conferences. Following Sunday’s 105-yard rushing performance in Indianapolis’ 33-27 win against Houston, Addai made an appearance at one for the first time in a long time.

sports  •  Nov 4, 2008 12:08 am

Campaigning 101 for the blue and white

The folks who’ve been knocking on my door for the past few months tell me today’s Election Day. In honor of this highly ignored American holiday, I wanted to do a little research to see if any of the most famous campaign slogans could help inspire the Indianapolis Colts – who survived the Midterm Elections with a 4-4 record – to improve their approval ratings and squeak into the playoffs.

sports  •  Oct 28, 2008 12:20 am

Indy lawyer to be next athletics director

Indianapolis attorney Fred Glass will replace Rick Greenspan as IU’s director of athletics, a source told the Indiana Daily Student on Monday night.The official announcement will be made at a press conference, which will take place at 10:15 a.m. today in the Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center, across the street from Assembly Hall. The selection ends a three-month search for Greenspan’s successor.Glass, an IU alumnus, is a partner at Baker & Daniels, an Indianapolis-based law firm. PODCAST: Hoosier Headlines

INDIANAPOLIS ­– Four sacks, three interceptions and four fumbles: Through four quarters Sunday, the Colts looked like they had the best defense in the NFL. And they owe it all to their offense. An Indianapolis defense that was built to play with a lead finally got to play with one during Sunday’s 31-3 win against the Baltimore Ravens. By the time the Colt’s defense gave up its first first down of the game, the offense had already scored two touchdowns. That, coach Tony Dungy said, was key.

It’s fourth-and-one for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and quarterback David Garrard drops back to pass. Peyton Manning and the Colts just marched down the field and scored to put Indy up by one point, and as Garrard sits in the pocket, hae has just 29 seconds to put the Jags in field-goal range to try and eek out a win. He looks to his right and throws a pass that falls 10 yards away from the closest Jacksonville receiver.

sports  •  Sep 8, 2008 12:44 am

Count your blessings, fans of the horse

Breathe out, Colts fans: A bursa sac can’t sack Peyton Manning. The face of the franchise started the Colts’ season opener Sunday night after missing the entire preseason, recovering from surgery that removed an infected bursa sac from his left knee. And the Sorgi family weeps

If this is what life in Lucas Oil Stadium is like, the Colts might want to move back to the RCA Dome. Indianapolis christened its $720-million stadium with a 29-13 Opening Day loss to the Chicago Bears — Indy’s first loss in September or October since 2004 when it lost 27-24 in its season opener against the New England Patriots. The Colts, favored by more than a touchdown, never led by more than three points and trailed the Bears for most of the game

sports  •  Aug 25, 2008 10:16 pm

Colts kick off preseason in new stadium

INDIANAPOLIS – With the flick of a giant switch, Colts owner Jim Irsay and the city’s mayor Greg Ballard opened a new era for Indianapolis football.

sports  •  Apr 9, 2008 3:45 am

Crean adapting to new job

In an interview Tuesday with the Indiana Daily Student, less than a week since he agreed to coach in Bloomington, Crean talked about the challenges and the thrills of his new job.  PODCAST:  That's What He Said

sports  •  Apr 8, 2008 3:20 am

'It's not good'

Shortly after IU freshman Eric Gordon declared his intention to enter the NBA Draft, Crean told a small group of reporters that some members of the team are struggling with academic issues. “It’s not good,” Crean said.  BLOG:  Basketblog

sports  •  Apr 8, 2008 3:07 am

Gordon to enter NBA Draft

Eric Gordon’s bright yellow shirt removed all doubt, if there was any left. He’s going to the NBA.

sports  •  Apr 3, 2008 12:07 pm

Crean holds meeting with IU players

An hour before newly-christened IU men’s basketball coach Tom Crean stepped into the Hoosier Room at Memorial Stadium to receive his official IU welcome, he got his first chance to address the players on his new team, or at least what's left of it.  SOUNDSLIDE:  Cream arrives in town  BLOG:  Basketblog

sports  •  Apr 3, 2008 1:15 am

Their Man

Though IU President Michael McRobbie appointed a 10-member committee to help select a new IU men’s basketball coach, it was committee chair Harry Gonso, IU Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan and McRobbie who “did most of the footwork,” Gonso said after a press conference Wednesday.

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