Steve Nicewanger’s Story Archive

October Madness

Hopes and Dreams: Trials and Tribulations I received an e-mail from  an Associate Publicist from Random House Publishing. Their Penguin books division which specializes in books about sports was sending out author John Feinstein on a publicity tour to promote his new book Backfield Boys, a novel about college football … Read More

IndyCar Comings and Goings

As the off season in IndyCar racing is progressing there has already been definite movement among drivers and teams. Perhaps the biggest move is that of 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato from Andretti Autosports to Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan Racing for 2018 where he will be a teammate of Graham Rahal. Sato … Read More

REBORN: The Pacers and the Return of Pro Basketball to Indianapolis

Veteran Hoosier journalist Mark Montieth has woven a narrative that takes us back to those thrilling and tumultuous days that marked the beginning of the Indiana Pacers and the American Basketball Association. Not only does the story include the 1967 birth of the team and the league, but it goes … Read More

FALL Sports Stuff

Marian University Knights Football Marian University is 2-2 on the season with a victory on the road and one at home at St. Vincent’s Field in NAIA action. Robert Morris University fell to the Knights at home 49-28 on September 9. September 23 the Knights beat Olivet Nazarene 40-21 in … Read More

Taking a Knee in Protest

In 2009, the U.S. Defense Department gave the National Football League $12 million to stage patriotic pregame ceremonies involving flag waving and the national anthem. The military hoped that this would help recruitment in the various service branches which had dropped off. Before this time NFL players didn’t come on … Read More