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Fieldhouse Files is a Pacers podcast from reporter Scott Agness, who's been around The Fieldhouse since 2003. He delivers comprehensive coverage of the team, tracking how the Pacers are performing on the court as well as going deep into stories about the team off the court.

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    • 4.7 • 52 Ratings

Fieldhouse Files is a Pacers podcast from reporter Scott Agness, who's been around The Fieldhouse since 2003. He delivers comprehensive coverage of the team, tracking how the Pacers are performing on the court as well as going deep into stories about the team off the court.

    Lance Stephenson returning to the Pacers. Skills trainer Rob Blackwell discusses his growth

    Lance Stephenson returning to the Pacers. Skills trainer Rob Blackwell discusses his growth

    Fan favorite Lance Stephenson will soon be a Pacer for a third time. The Pacers plan to sign the guard to a 10-day contract, league sources told Fieldhouse Files. On this podcast, I talk about the move and then am joined by Lance's skills trainer, Rob Blackwell, to discuss his development and new approach.

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    • 16 min
    The need for clarity, Turner speaks out, Carlisle tests positive — inside the Pacers' busy week

    The need for clarity, Turner speaks out, Carlisle tests positive — inside the Pacers' busy week

    Where to begin… It was an active week for the Pacers off the court. Are they serious about a rebuild, what to make of Myles Turner speaking out and Rick Carlisle enters the heath & safety protocols.

    Among the items discussed on this episode:


    Head coach Rick Carlisle testing positive for COVID-19, to miss several games; Lloyd Pierce to fill in.
    Inside Tuesday’s practice and a closed-door meeting with the core players.
    Myles Turner making his position known, wanting to be valued and maximized.
    How Kevin Pritchard messed up big time.
    Why it is a favorable trade market for the Pacers.
    Undefined and limited roles for several players.
    Your questions answered.

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    For great Pacers tickets, visit OnlyIndyTickets.com. They have great tickets for terrific prices for every game on the schedule. From hard-to-find seats for hot match-ups to bargain tickets that are cheaper than the box office. Only Indy Tickets is your first stop for Pacers tickets and anything else going on in Indianapolis.

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    Podcast listeners can get 25% off a subscription of Fieldhouse Files by going to http://fieldhousefiles.substack.com/ffpodcast.

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    • 40 min
    Kevin Bowen on his radio show, sports media and what to make of the Pacers

    Kevin Bowen on his radio show, sports media and what to make of the Pacers

    Kevin Bowen is a proud Hoosier, a Cathedral HS and IU grad who is now the co-host of “Kevin & Query” on 107.5 The Fan in Indianapolis. He can be heard from 7-10 a.m. ET each morning. We covered a lot of ground on this show.

    Among the items discussed on this episode:


    Settling in with the new show and his co-host, Jake Query.
    Taking pride in being a voice in his hometown.
    How he prepares for the show and getting up around 4:30 a.m.
    Success of Hard Knocks, the Manningcast and podcasts.
    Offseason Pacers changes, running it back with the same personnel and health concerns.
    Fan attendance, viewership concerns and apathy setting in.

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    For great Pacers tickets, visit OnlyIndyTickets.com. They have great tickets for terrific prices for every game on the schedule. From hard-to-find seats for hot match-ups to bargain tickets that are cheaper than the box office. Only Indy Tickets is your first stop for Pacers tickets and anything else going on in Indianapolis.

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    Podcast listeners can get 25% off a subscription of Fieldhouse Files by going to http://fieldhousefiles.substack.com/ffpodcast.

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    • 41 min
    1-on-1 with Damjan Rudež on deciding to retire, playing for the Pacers

    1-on-1 with Damjan Rudež on deciding to retire, playing for the Pacers

    Damjan Rudez spent just one season with the Pacers, but he quickly became close with the team and was appreciated by fans. On this episode, Damo opens up on his decision to retire from basketball at 35 and how his one year with the franchise "remains the highlight of my career.”

    Among the items discussed on this episode:


    Why now and the factors that went into his decision.
    How he plans to fill the time with family, coaching and broadcasting.
    Other teammates deciding to retire recently, like Ian Mahinmi, and hearing from his Pacers family.
    Feeling crushed when he was traded to Minnesota, and learning about the business of basketball.
    His experiences with the Timberwolves and the Magic, reuniting with Frank Vogel in Orlando for a season.
    The value of playing professionally as a teenager and being pushed by veterans.
    The conditions in Croatia amid the ongoing pandemic.

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    For great Pacers tickets, visit OnlyIndyTickets.com. They have great tickets for terrific prices for every game on the schedule. From hard-to-find seats for hot match-ups to bargain tickets that are cheaper than the box office. Only Indy Tickets is your first stop for Pacers tickets and anything else going on in Indianapolis.

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    Podcast listeners can get 25% off a subscription of Fieldhouse Files by going to http://fieldhousefiles.substack.com/ffpodcast.

    Follow Scott on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 25 min
    Lauren Roa on the process of creating the Pacers' City Edition Mixtape Uniform

    Lauren Roa on the process of creating the Pacers' City Edition Mixtape Uniform

    On this episode, I’m joined by Lauren Roa, the senior director of merchandising and retail, to discuss the Pacers Team Store and the new City Edition Mixtape Uniform — from concept to on the court and in her store. She’s now on her sixth season in this role.

    Among the items discussed on this episode:


    Newly-renovated team store at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, which is open Monday-Saturday 12-5 p.m, and is innovative, has improved lighting. They’re focusing on technology and experience, in addition to products. Like at games, it is a cashless experience.
    What happened to the giant basketball and Boomer inside the store.
    How ‘90s items and throwbacks have become among the bestsellers, along with the jersey of lottery pick Chris Duarte.
    Her background in merchandise, working at Finish Line for eight years, returning after previously being an intern to run the team store.
    The detailed process to design (three years ago) and launch a new uniform, working in conjunction with Nike. “Product is king.”
    Paying homage to Slick with “Boom Baby!” and individually numbered options.
    Challenges with the supply chain and how it has impacted all parts of the business.
    The marketing team’s activation at home games to create a mixtape moment resembling the mixtape promos.
    Working with Josh Conder (aka Country), the Pacers’ equipment manager, to draft up what uniform the team will wear for each game.

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    For great Pacers tickets, visit OnlyIndyTickets.com. They have great tickets for terrific prices for every game on the schedule. From hard-to-find seats for hot match-ups to bargain tickets that are cheaper than the box office. Only Indy Tickets is your first stop for Pacers tickets and anything else going on in Indianapolis.

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    Podcast listeners can get 25% off a subscription of Fieldhouse Files by going to http://fieldhousefiles.substack.com/ffpodcast.

    Follow Scott on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 24 min
    A check in after 10 games, Caris LeVert returns, T.J. Warren update & more

    A check in after 10 games, Caris LeVert returns, T.J. Warren update & more

    On this episode, I go solo from the road ... and share my thoughts on the Pacers' 3-7 start, the unfavorable schedule, what's up with home games, a cautious ramp up for Caris LeVert, plenty of injury updates, and why all the talk about the Wilson basketball?

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    For great Pacers tickets, visit OnlyIndyTickets.com. They have great tickets for terrific prices for every game on the schedule. From hard-to-find seats for hot match-ups to bargain tickets that are cheaper than the box office. Only Indy Tickets is your first stop for Pacers tickets and anything else going on in Indianapolis.

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    Podcast listeners can get 25% off a subscription of Fieldhouse Files by going to http://fieldhousefiles.substack.com/ffpodcast.

    Follow Scott on Twitter and Instagram.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Joeyyyyyyyyyyyy007 ,

Great listen

Scott and super knowledgeable and fair. Gets solid guests! Can’t wait for future episodes. Def will be helpful when it comes to the 2021 All star game.

AjReese13 ,

Fantastic Podcast

I absolutely love the pacers, and Scott provides such a great analysis of everything pacers and nba. Also the audio quality is far better than most podcasts I listen to.

mrob4031 ,

A Waste

Scott is great. Dave is horrible and seems to know almost nothing about the Pacers.

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