Conrad Brunner

#Sixers counter with Tony Wroten, Hollis Thompson, Christapher Johnson, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims.

Conrad Brunner

ICYMI, #Pacers starters tonight are Donald Sloan, C.J. Miles, Solomon Hill, Luis Scola and Roy Hibbert.

Scott Agness

Take the poll on VigilantSports.com — How many games will the Pacers win this season? Game 1 tips in about 15 minutes.

Mark Montieth

Not sure why anyone assumed Copeland would start. S. Hill worked w/ starters in practice, and Copeland told me he didn't think he'd start.

Candace Buckner

Also, Lavoy Allen should be in the rotation tonight. Injuries + his solid play through preseason won him a spot.

Mark Montieth

Media guides are a luxury in the digital era. But I love them. http://t.co/toAB8ozeLR

Candace Buckner

Dare ya to read all 115 inches b4 tipoff RT @IndyStarSports: ICYMI: in-depth look at @Roy Hibbert indy.st/103E7Ua

Candace Buckner

Also, expect Nerlens Noel to try to make a track meet out of his matchup tonight w/ Luis Scola. As Brett Brown describes, Noel "is a deer."

Candace Buckner

"…we have a sort of opportunity with our young group to do some unconventional stuff." Brown on embracing "un-NBA" ball pressure tonight

Candace Buckner

Brown: "I think the thing that’s kind of un-NBA is full-court pressure, 48 mins…

Candace Buckner

#76ers know that Indy is short on point guards and head coach Brett Brown won't mind pressuring the mess out #Pacers ball handlers...

Candace Buckner

#76ers starters = a trio of 3-year players, a rookie & a sophomore. So, there will be no chill when it comes breaking conventional NBA laws

Mark Montieth

If Pacers start slowly, I know who to blame. Andrew Bynum! Oh, and Evan Turner, too. #GeniusAnalysis

Mark Montieth

Vogel on @Lavoy Allen: "He had one of the best pre-seasons ...on our roster." Said his play moved Copeland to SF more exclusively.

Mark Montieth

Sixers have injuries, too. Michael Carter-Williams, Joel Embid, Jason Richardson among 5 players out.

Candace Buckner

On the flip side, Nerlens Noel will also make his NBA debut tonight w/ the #76ers. Noel missed all of last year with a torn ACL

Mark Montieth

Catch pre-game conversation with @PatBoylanPacers and me on FM107.5 and 1070AM. Starts 6:30. Our segment toward the end. #SavingBestForLast

Candace Buckner

#Pacers starters: Donald Sloan, CJ Miles, Luis Scola, Roy Hibbert and SF Solomon Hill will make his first career start.

Mark Montieth

As expected, @Solomon Hill starts at "small forward" tonight. @Chris Copeland off the bench. Vogel with big praise of @Lavoy Allen in pregame.

Scott Agness

Frank Vogel says Solomon Hill, not Copeland, will start on the wing. He likes he idea of featuring Cope with 2nd unit http://t.co/G2luYwxdvb

CJ Watson

I always receive great encouraging and uplifting texts from friends instagram.com/p/uv_yHXi8KA/

Michael Pointer

Indianapolis -- the colt named after our town -- is a 12-1 shot in Breeders Cup Sprint on Saturday. Has won all three of his starts.

Michael Pointer

Big news out of Hoosier Park today: Anderson track will host Breeders Crown in 2017. It's the harness equivalent of Breeders Cup.

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: I am doing to drop another Q-and-A tomorrow morning. Still have room for a question or two. Send them along.

Scott Agness

Tickets for tonight's #Pacers season opener can be had for as low as $3.95 on @StubHub. Seriously.

Candace Buckner

The #Pacers Big Three... well, one of em is playing tonight. http://t.co/FSFhM3yJtj

Candace Buckner

I totally shortchanged it… MT @MRat731: Kudos on Hibbert story. Could've been a bit longer & a tad more in depth tho! http://t.co/I313r9oKnG

Michael Pointer

My return to @CrackersComedy in Broad Ripple as part of Open Mike Night is Nov. 11. Coupon for free admission at crackerscomedy.com.

Scott Agness

The latest on the #PacersInjuryCorner with quotes from each player (GHill, Watson, Stuckey, West) bit.ly/1p26X3p

Scott Agness

It’s been years since Donald Sloan has started in a meaningful game. That’ll change tonight. Story + video: bit.ly/1E2p3p5

Paul George

Yessir lets get it RT @Reggie Jackson: @J_Ribera25 @Paul George @bwebster88 @PackGangBA we was unstoppable on that #COD as a team

Michael Pointer

ICYMI: C.J. Walker committed to #Purdue yesterday. #Butler's uncertainty in coaching ranks likely hurt its chances. shar.es/10rmq2

Michael Pointer

ICYMI my latest #Butler Insider: Barlow's role changes, remains important indy.st/1wzXqjW via @indystar

CJ Watson

Appreciate that RT @HoopsAndChrist: @CJ Watson I just said a quick prayer for you big bra!

Conrad Brunner

How does the inconsistent #Colts defense grade out at midseason? 1070thefan.com/blogs/brunos-b… http://t.co/wX7EgByEnB

Scott Agness

Who said Pacers-Sixers wasn't an intriguing opening-night matchup? ESPN had a crew at morning shootaround…

Scott Agness

#Pacers Vogel shying away from expectations due to uncertainties. "Just having a one-game-at-a-time approach."

Scott Agness

Vogel says he still gets butterflies for opening night. "I'm really excited. I think we have a chance to do something really fun this year."

Conrad Brunner

Now that opening night is here, it's time for the prediction. Drumroll, please ... 30-52. 1070thefan.com/blogs/brunos-b…

Scott Agness

ICYMI — VIDEO: #Pacers President Larry Bird talks shop ahead of tonight's season opener. bit.ly/1wDKDvP

Scott Agness

Injuries, lineup shuffles, guys having to take larger roles. It’s “The Year of Discovery” … and it’s here: bit.ly/1rLYJYG

Candace Buckner

The photo reveals the depth of losing such a young man & the hope he carried. Oscar Taveras' was our "can't miss" prospect but Sosua's son.

Candace Buckner

Now, i feel for Randle, but my heart breaks seeing this. Just tragic. Still can't believe this young light is gone. http://t.co/SPuagpA8WL

Candace Buckner

Now in other news, #Pacers open season tonight: indy.st/1wLA2Cs

Candace Buckner

Waking up to hear about Justin Randle. 19 years old. NBA debut. Broken leg......You gotta feel for the kid.

Paul George

Damn I didn't wanna see the young boy go down like that! Prayers up @j30_randle! Trust the process God got you!

David West

The Barrel is not a crabs natural living space....

David West

Please show History

CJ Watson

Injuries suck don't wish that on anybody

CJ Watson

Try me- black mamba lol

Candace Buckner

Another "Michael Jackson and the Jacksons." C'mon. Stop hating on Jermaine. "Daddy's Home" was the business.

Candace Buckner

so fitting the #Lakers' organist was playing the theme to "Game of Thrones." #Rockets lead 28-19 in 1st Q. Winter is indeed coming in LA

Candace Buckner

And the @varvel piece advertising tomorrow's pregame block party on Georgia St. Notice I'm the only one working here http://t.co/y9MnAYPZ0U

Candace Buckner

So glad that @varvel's parents never discouraged him from drawing on the walls. New murals in @indystar office #dope http://t.co/HT7Gqsf70t

CJ Watson

That John wall commercial is funny

Paul George

Congrats to champ bailey on a heck of a career.. One of the best to do it! Big fan! #alwaysbeabronco

Paul George

Too fun!!! RT @Ronnie2K: Thanks for joining us @Paul George. Epic #MyPARK broadcast, will have video up of it all in a bit! #NBA2K15

Scott Agness

Congrats again to Pendy, Jim Boylen, and Chad Forcier on getting their rings with San Antonio… Now, on with the 2014-15 season! #NBATipoff

Michael Pointer

To clarify: Barlow will play at the 2, but he'll still see plenty of time at point. Updated our #Butler insider to show that.

Michael Pointer

#Butler Insider: Barlow's role changes, remains important indy.st/1wzXqjW via @indystar

Mark Montieth

No, Pacers won't tank. Still expect to make the playoffs, in fact: nba.com/pacers/pacers-…

George Hill

Just Added This Beauty To My Collection A Really Really Really Rare True 1970 Hemi Number Matching… instagram.com/p/uteTGGOkLa/

Michael Pointer

Alex Barlow will still play the point some, but Chris Holtmann sees him more a two-guard now. #butler indystar.com/story/butler-i…

Michael Pointer

Here's today's #Butler Insider: Alex Barlow's role changes, remains important indy.st/1wzXqjW via @indystar

Michael Pointer

#Butler hosts Big East cross-country to kick off weekend running indy.st/1u4njKZ via @indystar

Scott Agness

Jumping on the @BobandChrisShow on @ktik931fm in Boise to talk Pacers, NBA.

CJ Watson

Quote of the week. “You don’t deteriorate from age, you age from deterioration.” - Joe Weider

CJ Watson

Catching up on these last few episodes of @BoardwalkEmpire heard the finale is great

Candace Buckner

Before curtain comes up on new season, @Gregg Doyel sez #Pacers can't win, but see the bigger picture here indy.st/1wzEvFP

Conrad Brunner

Season preview: #Pacers begin long march toward lottery. 1070thefan.com/blogs/brunos-b… http://t.co/yV20qflrrn

Candace Buckner

More updates on Bird's media availability are soon coming. So watch this space.

Scott Agness

Bird on who has stood out: "George Hill is awesome. Awesome training camp. Every day. Not once a week. Every day he was good."

Scott Agness

Bird on seeking outside help: "…if we feel something is out there that we need or will make us better, we’ll do it." bit.ly/1wDKDvP

Michael Pointer

Excuse me. . .The #Pacers opener is tomorrow night. The NBA officially tips off tonight. Error on the sports writer.

Michael Pointer

Indiana horse racing veterinarian facing charges: Substance ‘makes them run like a beast’ indy.st/1ww7KcM via @indystar

Michael Pointer

A little something before tonight's opener: #Pacers' Roy Hibbert on last season: 'I had to change' indy.st/1wwkNLd via @indystar

Candace Buckner

Bird: "Looks good against his dog & when he’s standing out there in front of u guys, he looks... good. Other than that he don’t do nothing."

Candace Buckner

Bird on Paul George: "That means nothing. He’s got a rod in his leg, holding that bone together and it’s gotta heal."

Candace Buckner

Oh, and anybody impressed with Paul George's shooting and playing 1-on-1 with his pit bull…don't be.

Candace Buckner

"…& if we feel something is out there that we need or make us better, we’ll do it." - Bird on possible moves. Would have to come via trade

Candace Buckner

Bird on #Pacers making a move for backcourt help: "We’ll take a look as we go along...

Candace Buckner

More Bird: "That’s still our goal & we’ll fight towards that goal & I think it’s imp for our franchise to get n2 the playoffs every year."

Candace Buckner

Bird: "I thought we had a legitimate chance to get into the playoffs but we’ll see what happens."

Candace Buckner

#Pacers president of bkb affairs Larry Bird spoke w/ media today at practice, was asked abt a reasonable expectation in light of everything

Scott Agness

Larry Bird spoke today for almost 7mins — on his expectations, PG, who has impressed, and the future. HD video: bit.ly/1wDKDvP

Michael Pointer

#IU (10-2-3) all the way up to second in National Soccer Coaches of America poll. UCLA is No. 1. IU plays at Evansville on Wednesday.

Scott Agness

Vogel still plans to use a 10-man rotation. Probable starting lineup: Sloan, Miles, Copeland, Scola, Hibbert. Stuckey gets backup PG mins.

Candace Buckner

Stuckey thinks he'll have to play some backup point while G. Hill & Watson are out. Also, don't be surprised 2 see S. Hill w/ backup PG mins

Candace Buckner

#Pacers Rodney Stuckey said he will play tomorrow but does not expect to start vs #76ers. Also, likely limited minutes.

Scott Agness

Rodney Stuckey plans to play tomorrow. Expects to come off the bench. http://t.co/sn95qBlxfo

Scott Agness

Bird: "I think Paul (George) will probably be out all year. We don't know yet but it looks that way."

Scott Agness

#Pacers Larry Bird just spoke with the media. "Our expectation is to get into the playoffs and that's what we want to do."

Scott Agness

Lance Stephenson hosted some former teammates to dinner last week — and finally picked up the tab. bit.ly/1nLEuhs

Michael Pointer

Tech's C.J. Walker tweets that he's committed to #Purdue. Had been a major #Butler target.