Author Archives: Scott Agness

PHOTOS: Pacers 2018 Draft Hat

Pacers, 2018 NBA Draft, New Era

The 2018 NBA Draft is less than three weeks away and on Tuesday, New Era revealed their official hat for the big night. This hat will be given to the Pacers’ selection at No. 23 at the draft, which will be held on Thursday, June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They own picks 23 and…

LISTEN: Interviews from two days hosting on CBS Sports 1430AM

Scott Agness, CBS Sports 1430, CBS Sports Indianapolis

The 2018 NBA Finals tipped off Thursday in Oakland, which gave me plenty to talk about as a hosted solo for three hours on CBS Sports 1430 AM in Indianapolis. There was lots of NBA talk, plus reactions to several in-state players returning to college for another season after working out and gathering intel from…

VIDEO: Glenn Robinson III included in NBA Finals edition of ‘Mean Tweets’

Glenn Robinson III, Pacers, Jimmy Kimmel

One Pacer appeared on ABC’s pre-game coverage of the 2018 NBA Finals. Glenn Robinson III was featured in Jimmy Kimmel’s famous “Mean Tweets” bit where celebrities read mean comments from Twitter on The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Kimmel tweeted out the full length video before Game 1 in Oakland between the Warriors and Cavaliers. This edition of Mean…

Fans thank Oladipo as he rides in 500 Festival Parade

Victor Oladipo, Pacers, Indianapolis, 500 Festival Parade

Pacers fans began lining the steps to the Central Library more than 45 minutes before Victor Oladipo’s arrival. There were Oladipo chants many times when the door to the library was opened, only for another celebrity to walk the red carpet. They were dressed in jerseys, t-shirts, and Pacers gear. They wanted to say “thank…

Ep. 83: IMS President Doug Boles

Doug Boles, IMS, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo will drive the 2019 Chevrolet pace car to start Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. He’s the first active Indianapolis athlete and just the third non-racing athlete to be given that honor. Oladipo is arriving in Indianapolis on Friday and will get his first chance behind the ZR1 Pace Car. Chevrolet flew in Ron…

Victor Oladipo hosting basketball camp in Indy Aug. 4-5

Victor Oladipo, Pacers

It was a breakout season for Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, and he wants to give back to the city that has given him so much already. The 2013 IU grad will be holding his inaugural basketball camp, for kids in grades 1-12, on August 4th and 5th at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis. Grades 1-6…

Oladipo recognized for his defense for the first time since college, voted All-Defensive First Team

Hickory, Pacers, Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo was voted the Defensive Player of the Year in the Big Ten, and nationally in college basketball by the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 2013, his third and final season at Indiana University. It’s known to be a strength of his game. But it wasn’t an emphasis for him again until the 2017-18…

Oladipo to ride in 500 Festival Parade

Victor Oladipo, Pacers

Victor Oladipo much rather still be playing in the NBA postseason but since he’s not, he’ll take in all of Indy during Memorial Day Weekend. Before leading the 33-car field to the green flag at the Indianapolis 500 as the pace car driver, he’ll ride in the 500 Festival Parade throughout downtown Indy late Saturday…