Category Archives: Bert Beiswanger

MotoGP at Indy Dominated Once Again By Marquez and Uncertainty
August 10, 2015

by Bert Beiswanger Attendance was up for this year’s Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. 67,648 was reported by commercial rights holder Dorna Sports. The buzz on the grounds was strong. Last year’s event was voted best on the MotoGP calendar. Teams love being here. Manufacturers love being here. Fans love being here. Riders like being […]

Heading to into Milwaukee IndyCar Race, I Revisit Fontana
July 10, 2015

by Bert Beiswanger Almost two weeks have passed since I watched one of the most thrilling IndyCar races I’ve seen in quite a while. What brought this back into my consciousness? My son, who just got around to watching it on the DVR, texted me, “That Fontana race was fantastic,” …. “but I can see […]

As Attention Turns to Indy 500, Honda Teams Hope for Better Results
May 11, 2015

by Bert Beiswanger Chevy versus Honda: Just past the quarter pole of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, Chevy’s dominance stood out on the road courses. Honda’s lack of results stood out, as well, and left teams frustrated. If you aren’t Graham Rahal and Rahal Letterman Racing right now and you are a Honda IndyCar Series […]

IndyCar Kicks Off On the Streets of St. Pete
March 28, 2015

by Bert Beiswanger After the cancellation of the season-opening race earlier this month in Brazil, the Verizon IndyCar Series eagerly roars to life this weekend on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. Practice began Friday for Sunday’s Honda GrandPrix of St. Peteresburg (3 p.m., TV: ABC; Live Timing and Scoring: Though rain brought a […]

Longtime Brickyard Friends Will Be Missed
March 12, 2015

by Bert Beiswanger I once walked up to Ron Lemasters in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Media Center and said, “Ron, they always taught in journalism class to write for your audience at an eighth-grade level. At the Muncie Star, did they have to tell you to write at a seventh-grade level?” I got a long […]

Hoops Round-up: The Fate of IU and the Start of IHSAA Sectionals
March 4, 2015

by Bert Beiswanger Indiana’s 14 point dismantling by Iowa Tuesday night leaves the Hoosiers in a not so satisfactory position heading into tournament time. Beat Michigan State this weekend or…  Even if Indiana can beat Michigan State, it’s one heck of a bind the Hoosiers have put themselves in. While a segment of Hoosier Nation […]

Fishers Basketball Earns First Conference Title
February 23, 2015

by Bert Beiswanger Each game is just another game, so they say. For Fishers High School basketball coach Joe Leonard and the Fishers basketball program, Friday night’s game against Zionsville (17-4 and winners of their last ten going into the game) for the Hoosier Crossroads Conference championship wasn’t just another game. The program, nine years […]

Deflated Footballs Not About a Game, It’s About Integrity of the Game.
January 22, 2015

by Bert Beiswanger Let’s make one thing clear: No one blames the Indianapolis Colts throttling at the hands of the New England Patriots on deflated footballs. Most Colts fans and Indy media are more concerned with with coaching/personnel/in-ability to make adjustments – any adjustment – that led to the embarrassment of a conference title game. […]

Stephenson Back on Pacers’ Terms – I’d Take That
January 16, 2015

by Bert Beiswanger Long before I read the trade rumors today involving Charlotte, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn and Lance Stephenson, I re-visited the idea of the Pacers re-acquiring “Born Ready.” As we know, rumors swirled weeks ago that Charlotte is interested in ending the Lance Stephenson experiment. Charlotte Hornets executive extraordinaire Michael Jordan can’t handle Lance […]

Appreciate Greatness While You Can
January 11, 2015

by Bert Beiswanger It won’t go away: If you were starting a team right now, would you take Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck? It’s not Colts versus Broncos, it’s Luck versus Manning. Over and over, the media bangs this over our heads. Word of advice: Stop for a moment today and just appreciate greatness. Yes, […]