Michael Pointer

Planning a #Butler mailbag q-and-a. We need your questions. Tweet them to me or send to Michael.pointer@indystar.com.

Scott Agness

Pacers without David West (ankle sprain) and Rodney Stuckey (sprained right foot) for the final two exhibition games bit.ly/1t5PesP

George Hill

Me & @Yg_trece are holding tryouts for @PacersG2 Zone. Time is running out so Show us why we should pick you at Pacers.com/G2Zone

Paul George

Continue to give me strength God

Scott Agness

ICYMI: My video that’s been picked up by numerous sites and will soon air on ESPN — Paul George on the court shooting bit.ly/1t5X8lS

Mark Montieth

We're halfway through 1 on 1 conversation with Rick Venturi on Fm107.5 and 1070 AM. Better half than none.

Damjan Rudez

No puedo describir esta tristeza. Descansa en paz Coach y gracias por todo. #GraciasJoséLuis #EternoAbós #RIP http://t.co/S52uJYsNXq

Chris Singleton

Let's see what Mall of America on

Mark Montieth

Pacers living in Bizarro World, but opportunities abound: nba.com/pacers/pacers-…

Conrad Brunner

West's 'pretty good' ankle sprain actually pretty good news for #Pacers. 1070thefan.com/blogs/brunos-b… http://t.co/U5rmXzRAiw

Paul George

Now how crazy does that Kobe story sound to you ? #MediaReachingAgain

Candace Buckner

Follow up on @Aallison25's tweet abt Rodney Stuckey: team is cautiously optimistic he'll be back for season opener.

Scott Agness

HD VIDEO: Paul George (@Paul George) shoots around after practice bit.ly/1t5X8lS

Paul George

Show me and @George Hill why you should be in the @PacersG2 Zone this year! Add your pic at Pacers.com/G2Zone

Conrad Brunner

Both West and Vogel described it as a "pretty good" sprain, which Dr. Bruno interprets as pretty bad.

Conrad Brunner

West MRI shows nothing more than ankle sprain. He hopes to be ready for #Pacers opening night.

Scott Agness

Meanwhile, C.J. Watson rehabs his sore right foot. RT @CJ Watson: Pool work instagram.com/p/uYk8Xei8Pg/

Scott Agness

In light of the numerous injuries, Frank Vogel jokes, “I keep telling (Paul) if he’s not playing by Halloween, then he’s milking it.”

Scott Agness

Injury bug has really bit the #Pacers. Three starters - PG, West, and Stuckey - missing time even before the regular season tips off.

Mark Montieth

Vogel on Paul George :"I told him if he's not ready by Halloween, he's milking it. " #ThatsAJoke

Mark Montieth

Paul George shooting and moving well after practice. http://t.co/Mmum4p0JI1

Scott Agness

Rodney Stuckey won’t play in the final two preseason games due to a sprained right foot suffered in the Cleveland game, per Vogel.

Scott Agness

David West: “It’s just a tough, tough sprain.” He said he landed on it wrong, and is out for the preseason.“ http://t.co/Qah9PeTjyu

Candace Buckner

Follow @Aallison25 for more David West updates. West (ankle) is out for the rest of the preseason and will not travel with the team.

Scott Agness

#Pacers David West with a boot on his right foot as he sits out practice. http://t.co/x1v8hUcLpf

Michael Pointer

Corrected my previous tweet on the first name of #UIndy's Dury. Covered a lot of Durys in my 16 years @indystar. Running together.

Michael Pointer

Forgot to note it earlier, but #UIndy's Rob Dury (Bishop Chatard) twice has been named GLVC defensive player of week this season.

Michael Pointer

#UIndy's Matt Ripp (Hamilton Southeastern) earns GLVC's offensive player of the week. Ran for 186 yds. in big 23-20 victory at Truman State.

Michael Pointer

No Indiana teams ranked in coaches' NCAA D-II poll. UIndy (6-1) received votes.

Michael Pointer

#Wabash (6-0) remains 10th in American Football Coaches Association's NCAA D-III poll. No other Indiana school received votes.

Michael Pointer

Not a Heisman voter, but IMO, if Mississippi State continues on current path, QB Dak Prescott wins in landslide. Would be well earned.

Michael Pointer

#iufb Insider: Tevin Coleman, a Heisman candidate? IMO: Fringe candidate. indy.st/1wfyNJ9 via @indystar

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: Colleague @MattGlenesk had Kellen Dunham second-team choice on all-Indiana team. I thought it was fair. Your thoughts??

Michael Pointer

IndyStar's annual All-Indiana College Basketball team indy.st/1wfHPWr via @indystar

Michael Pointer

ICYMI: McDermott and Fowler remain solid on Butler, despite coaching uncertainty.

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: Nothing major on recruiting front, but commitments Sean McDermott and Nate Fowler make official visits this weekend.

Adonis Thomas

Headed to Minnesota then Charlotte!

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: If you missed our podcast on the Bulldogs last week, here it is. Enjoy. indy.st/1wbo2HF via @indystar

Michael Pointer

For now, #Pacers will use Luis Scola to replace injured David West indy.st/1tDwYb0 via @indystar

Michael Pointer

ICYMI: Here are some of Reggie Wayne's thoughts after the #Colts dominating win over Bengals yesterday. indy.st/1wedY0G via @indystar

Michael Pointer

ICYMI: Wrote after yesterday's game about what got the #Colts' Erik Walden tossed; plus other notes. indy.st/1tDBp5y via @indystar

Scott Agness

Sounds familiar. RT @SerenaWinters: Kobe on team’s identity: “We’re going to be smashmouth basketball. It’s going to be nasty…”

Conrad Brunner

All kinds of good, not much bad, a little ugly from #Colts thrashing of #Bengals. 1070thefan.com/blogs/brunos-b… http://t.co/v0NPC7DQ6H

Scott Agness

Prepares 4 everything. MT @judybattista: D.Thomas reveals that Manning was behind keepaway game — and they practiced Fri. 18 pranked himself

Mark Montieth

Encore airing of 1on1 w/ Rick Venturi Monday at 7pm on FM107.5 and 1070AM. Longtime Colts asst has stories to tell, experiences to share.

Michael Pointer

That "fake return" today by the Rams is going to be tough to beat for play of the year in the NFL. Great stuff.

Mark Montieth

... but David West told me a few years ago it would be his first move if he were commissioner.

Mark Montieth

Good to see shortened NBA game generated buzz about shortening the season. I wrote on that in late 90's. Pacers then seemed against it...

Michael Pointer

If you feel good, you've got a good team around you and you're performing at a high level, why retire? Might still be best QB in NFL.

Michael Pointer

I've noticed that nearly everyone that saw Johnny Unitas in his prime argue that he's the greatest ever. Wish I could have saw him.

Michael Pointer

Peyton showing no sign of sign of slowing down. Wouldn't shock me if he stuck around and got 600.

Scott Agness

Well played. The prankster pranked… RT @WillBrinson: Broncos played keep away with Peyton’s record-setting ball vine.co/v/Ob69OKP7mv0

CJ Watson

Not even halftime yet smh. from one vol to another congrats Peyton #GreatToBeAVol #RockyTop #Vol4Life

CJ Watson

They don't want Peyton to succeed lol

Candace Buckner

Oh, Lance. How I miss you. RT @cjzero: Lance Stephenson’s theatrical flop in slow motion vine.co/v/Ob6wTanr1in

Candace Buckner

With their 'heart and soul' sidelined, #Pacers turn to Luis Scola. @Aallison25 with more indy.st/1tDwYb0 via @indystar

Michael Pointer

My other story on Reggie Wayne, who had a quiet day, but it hardly seemed to matter. #colts indy.st/1wedY0G via @indystar

Michael Pointer

My story: #Colts' Erik Walden ejected for making contact with official indy.st/1tDBp5y via @indystar

Michael Pointer

Story upcoming on Wayne. He become the ninth receiver in NFL history to surpass 14,000 receiving yards today. #Colts

Michael Pointer

Reggie Wayne on how his injured arm feels: "I'll go home, have an adult beverage and see hot it feels in the morning." #colts

Chris Copeland

Lol had to get clean before I hit the streets... instagram.com/p/uWOH2TgBTl/

Conrad Brunner

TRich can't catch a break. Had 79 vs. Philly, but lost huge fumble. Has #Colts-high 118 tot yds today and pulls a hammy.

Conrad Brunner

Reggie also passed 14K career receiving yards with that last catch for #Colts.

Conrad Brunner

#Colts don't pay attention to stats, but they just got Reggie the 2 recs he needed to keep streak alive and took him out.

Conrad Brunner

Richardson out with a hammy for #Colts.

Conrad Brunner

#Colts were getting a TD either way. Without challenge, Bradshaw was lined up wide left and uncovered had ball been snapped.

Michael Pointer

Remember how I said the Bengals fans were pretty loud on the #Colts initial three-and-out?? Pretty quiet since.

Michael Pointer

Figured the #Colts would win after watching Bengals last week, but did not expect it to be so non-competitive. Wow.

Michael Pointer

End of third quarter: #Colts 17, Bengals 0. The visitors haven't come remotely close to scoring today.

Conrad Brunner

So far, #Bengals are worst team #Colts have seen this year. And they've seen the #Jags and #Titans.

Michael Pointer

Patience is not an easy virtue, especially for sports fans. Seeing how so many #Colts are improving reminds us it's an important one

Michael Pointer

Bjoern Werner with a sack of Dalton, forcing another punt. Embarrassment must be kicking in for Bengals, right? #Colts

Michael Pointer

We're sending @Aallison25 everywhere. She is at #Pacers practice today and reports David West will have MRI tomorrow.

Michael Pointer

#Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman has hip injury. Return is questionable.

Conrad Brunner

FYI, #Colts record for fewest net yards allowed is 126 vs. K.C. in 2007. Just in case, you know.

Conrad Brunner

Last #Colts TD covered 32 yards in 1 play; #Bengals have managed 36 yards on 31 plays.

Michael Pointer

#Colts 17, Bengals 0 with 9:47 left in third quarter. It hasn't felt that close.

Michael Pointer

That, my friends, was a big time catch and run by Dwayne Allen. Luck gets a lot of deserved credit for his throws, but that was all Allen.

Conrad Brunner

Luck-to-Fleener snaps streak of 15 consecutive failed 3rd down tries by #Colts and #Bengals.

Conrad Brunner

#Colts outgained #Bengals 268-27 in 1H but went 0-6 on 3D and had 2 TO to keep visitors within striking distance.

Conrad Brunner

As dominant as #Colts have been, the lead is modest, and #Bengals showed signs of coming to life late in half.

Michael Pointer

Well, that was the Bengals' first first down. #Colts

Michael Pointer

Walden appeared to be having a spat with Jermaine Gresham, who started clapping immediately as the flag came out. #Colts

Michael Pointer

Replay was pretty inconclusive. Looked like Walden might have pushed an official in the shoulder. #Colts

Michael Pointer

#Colts' Erick Walden just ejected from game for making contact with an official. Did not see it at all.

Conrad Brunner

#Bengals get first 1st down when #Colts Walden ejected for contact with official after roughness personal foul.

Michael Pointer

Make it eight three-and-outs --- although a dropped pass by Cincy's Greg Little helped on that one. #Colts

Michael Pointer

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict's return is doubtful. Suffered first-quarter neck injury. He was in on Colts' first-quarter lost fumble.

Conrad Brunner

In the interest of fairness, the #Colts haven't converted a third-down yet, either.

Michael Pointer

Make is seven three-and-outs. #Colts

Michael Pointer

You know, as great as the #Colts defense is playing, this should be a blowout. Two turnovers looming large for the moment.

Conrad Brunner

Who do you suppose is more frustrated with Dalton right now: Bernard or the #Bengals D?