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Fieldhouse Files: Scott Agness on the Indiana Pacers

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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.

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.

Location:

Indianapolis, United States

Networks:

The Athletic

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@ScottAgness

Language:

English


Episodes

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

11/25/2021
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: ----- 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...

Duration:00:41:25

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

11/18/2021
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: like Ian Mahinmi, ----- For great Pacers tickets, visit OnlyIndyTickets.com. They have great tickets for terrific prices for every game on the schedule. From...

Duration:00:26:03

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

11/15/2021
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: ----- 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...

Duration:00:24:43

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

11/7/2021
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? ----- 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....

Duration:00:32:51

Exit Interview: J. Michael on beat reporting and covering the Pacers

10/29/2021
J. Michael Falgoust spent the last three years covering the Pacers for the Indianapolis Star, but he recently departed to become the sports editor at the Orlando Sentinel, where he got his start in the business. He discussed his new role, then we got into the craft of beat reporting, how it's often misunderstood — and then covered his time in Indy writing about the team. ----- Podcast listeners can get 25% off a subscription of Fieldhouse Files by going to...

Duration:00:48:00

Eddie White on a new season and renovations to The Fieldhouse

10/22/2021
Eddie White knows everybody and has an enthusiasm for life you have to appreciate. He once hosted a daily sports talk show in Indy, and now continues to host the Pacers postgame radio show. On this episode, we talked about the Pacers' opening-night loss in Charlotte, Chris Duarte shining, renovations to Gainbridge Fieldhouse and why he enjoys being on the air after each game. ----- Podcast listeners can get 25% off a subscription of Fieldhouse Files by going to...

Duration:00:29:48

Chris Denari enters Year 16 as the TV Voice of the Pacers

10/8/2021
On this episode, we discuss his game prep, what they have in store on Bally Sports Indiana, what he's observed in camp practices, rookie Isaiah Jackson's development, the need for a huge improvement defensively, a rough schedule to start the season and how the 2020 season was just finishing one year ago... ----- FieldhouseFiles.com is the home for all my stories. Sign up and follow along for complete Pacers coverage. Follow Scott on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:39:33

Media day, first week of camp, and injuries — with Jeff Stotts of InStreetClothes

10/5/2021
A new season is here. Within the last week, The Fieldhouse was renamed, opened to full capacity and the Pacers completed six practices. Before preseason games, I shared my observations from camp, highlighted a few new things and then brought Jeff Stotts of InStreetClothes.com on to discuss the three players sitting out due to injuries: LeVert, Warren and Sumner. ----- FieldhouseFiles.com is the home for all my stories. Sign up and follow along for complete Pacers coverage. Follow Scott on...

Duration:00:35:38

Tales and Takes from Las Vegas — with Sam Amick

9/16/2021
It was sooo good to be back. Summer League in Las Vegas returned and I had a productive time last month. On this episode, I talked about what it was like covering the team and shared some observations, then The Athletic's Senior NBA Writer Sam Amick joined to discuss his experience, the Pacers' failed experiment with Nate Bjorkgren, Rick Carlisle replacing him, how small-market teams can compete & much more. ----- FieldhouseFiles.com is the home for all my stories. Sign up and follow along...

Duration:00:56:16

Catching up on a very busy Pacers offseason

8/25/2021
I covered a lot of ground on this episode. ... Updates on a couple players spending time in other countries, thoughts on the Bucks' title, the Pacers' impressive coaching staff and their responsibilities, Lloyd Pierce wins gold with Team USA, a few other hires, Brogdon leading a player mini-camp in LA, Chris Duarte and Isaiah Jackson added in the draft, re-signing T.J. McConnell, a funny story about Doug McDermott literally moving out, where Keifer Sykes and DeJon Jarreau fit in on two-ways,...

Duration:00:53:38

Lloyd Pierce named Carlisle's top assistant. On the disconnect in Atlanta — with Chris Kirschner

7/23/2021
Rick Carlisle has worked quickly to fill out his staff, and he's hired Lloyd Pierce as his top assistant. Pierce, 45, was the Hawks head coach for two and half years, going 63-120 in 183 games. He was replaced midseason by Nate McMillan, who pushed them to the conference finals. Chris Kirschner of The Athletic joins to talk about Pierce, a breakdown in relationships and where he needs to improve. Plus, his biggest accomplishment from the past year — which goes beyond...

Duration:00:38:03

Carlisle lays out his plans, then ESPN's Tim MacMahon on what to expect

7/2/2021
The Pacers held a Zoom press conference on the final day of June to reintroduce Rick Carlisle to media and fans. From his home in South Carolina, he spoke for nearly an hour and touched on a little bit of everything. On this episode, you'll hear his opening remarks and then Tim MacMahon from ESPN joins. He's in Dallas, covered Rick for the last decade and offers a ton of insight. ----- FieldhouseFiles.com is the home for all my stories. Sign up and follow along for complete Pacers...

Duration:00:40:06

Rick Carlisle returning to Indy with unfinished business

6/25/2021
The Pacers made a huge hire Thursday, agreeing to a four-year deal with Rick Carlisle to become the head coach for a second time. Here are my thoughts on the course correction, Carlisle arriving with instant credibility and the significant investment from ownership. ----- FieldhouseFiles.com is the home for all my stories. Sign up and follow along for complete Pacers coverage. Follow Scott on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:22:39

Pacers-Wizards play-in preview with Fred Katz

5/20/2021
The Pacers got contributions from all over to beat the Hornets 144-117 and keep their season alive. They play the Wizards Thursday at 8pm; it's their third meeting in 18 days. I talked about the Pacers' play-in victory and then looked ahead to Thursday's elimination game with Fred Katz, Wizards beat reporter for The Athletic. (The winner becomes the 8-seed and faces the 76ers.) ----- FieldhouseFiles.com is the home for all my stories. Sign up and follow along for complete Pacers...

Duration:00:35:45

Pacers-Hornets play-in preview with Rod Boone

5/18/2021
The Pacers (34-38) finished one game ahead of the Hornets (33-39) and thus host their play-in game Tuesday at 6:30pm ET. The Pacers' injury list is long and they went 1-2 vs the Hornets this season. Rod Boone covers them for SI and joined me to look ahead to this must-win game. ----- FieldhouseFiles.com is the home for all my stories. Sign up and follow along for complete Pacers coverage. Follow Scott on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:27:38

Tamika Catchings on her career and Hall of Fame weekend

5/15/2021
Tamika Catchings had a remarkable basketball career, winning at every level. She's a first ballot Hall of Famer. She played her entire professional career with the Fever and has called Indianapolis home since being drafted by the team in 2001. On this podcast, I go 1-on-1 with Catch before enshrinement weekend in Connecticut, the influence of her presenters (Alonzo Mourning and Dawn Staley), what she's most proud of — and a couple of stories from my time working with...

Duration:00:31:29

Pat Boylan on the pandemic's impact on his job, filling in on PXP, and losing Slick

5/7/2021
Pat Boylan is in his seventh season on the Pacers Radio Network, serving as the sideline reporter and studio host. We discussed how our jobs in media are different this season due to the pandemic, the passing of Hall of Famer Slick Leonard, filling in for Mark Boyle on play-by-play and how Pacers broadcasters started their own gameday shootaround. ----- FieldhouseFiles.com is the home for all my stories. Sign up and follow along for complete Pacers coverage. Follow Scott on Twitter and...

Duration:00:54:47

State of the Pacers: Where they are and where they're headed — with Derek Schultz

4/22/2021
The Pacers are 27-31 and on the outside of the playoff picture with 14 games remaining. Injuries are piling up, they're getting handled in 4th quarters and the team is underachieving. Derek Schultz, co-host of "Query & Schultz," joins me to discuss their relevance locally and the challenge to even watch games, the offseason coaching change and then Derek shares why they can't simply run it back next year. ----- FieldhouseFiles.com is the home for all my stories. Sign up and follow along...

Duration:00:40:17

David Craig, longtime Pacers athletic trainer, shares stories about Slick

4/16/2021
David Craig knows Slick Leonard better than most. He was the Pacers athletic trainer for 35 years and while Slick was the coach, they were roommates on the road. Craig shares stories of Slick, how he gave money to those in need, how he was fiery during games and then required players to stop by The Pub after games. You'll enjoy this one... Click here for my breaking news story on him passing. And here's how the Pacers honored him at the game that night. ----- FieldhouseFiles.com is the...

Duration:00:25:16

Remembering Slick Leonard — with Mark Montieth

4/15/2021
Indiana lost an icon Tuesday morning. Bobby "Slick" Leonard passed away in his sleep; he was 88. He lived a joyful, fulfilling life with his wife Nancy by his side for 66 years. ... I'll share my thoughts, a few highlights from my interviews with him and then Mark Montieth joins for an in-depth conversation on Slick, who was beloved by all. Click here for my breaking news story on him passing. And here's how the Pacers honored him at the game that night. ----- FieldhouseFiles.com is the...

Duration:00:52:57