Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star

Gregg Doyel

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Gregg:

Doyel: Silent texts, pain in the Greenwood mall parking lot as families await answers

Chaos outside the Greenwood Mall, where parents are waiting to hear from their son, kids are crying and ambulances with flashing lights keep arriving. → Read More

Doyel: Loving Theageek was so easy; making that final decision was so hard

IndyStar columnist Gregg Doyel on the heart-wrenching final day of his beloved cat Theodore. → Read More

Purdue's Caleb 'Biggie' Swanigan escaped brutal childhood, but story ends too soon

Caleb "Biggie" Swanigan grew up homeless, eventually finding his footing with basketball. But his life began to fall apart when his NBA career ended. → Read More

Doyel: Purdue's Caleb 'Biggie' Swanigan escaped brutal childhood, but story ends at age 25

We are crying today for Purdue's Caleb Biggie Swanigan, for the demons he had to overcome as a child, and the demons he couldn't overcome as an adult. → Read More

Doyel: Can Indiana's oldest Little League make a comeback? They're trying to find out

After being shuttered by the pandemic, a historic little league on the southside is making a comeback this summer. → Read More

Doyel: Local man working Super Bowl 56 crew is no ordinary blind zebra

The umpire for today’s Super Bowl 56 crew lives in Indy, went to IU and helped create the IU Dance Marathon. Meet Bryan Neale, aka “The Blind Zebra." → Read More

Doyel: Colts' fate now lies with CDC, NFL and NFLPA after Carson Wentz lands on COVID list

Shocking development (not really): unvaccinated Colts QB Carson Wentz joins Darius Leonard with COVID, taking Colts' fate out of their selfish hands. → Read More

Doyel: Jacob Eason or Sam Ehlinger? Colts have a quarterback competition, not a dilemma

Dueling Colts backup quarterbacks Jacob Eason and Sam Ehlinger are so different, but each showed plenty of promise in preseason win against Carolina. → Read More

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Doyel: He's gone, but his dream lives on with Zionsville Little League softball champions

Four years after he died, a Zionsville softball team completed the dream Steve Strecker breathed into existence. His daughter was the winning pitcher. → Read More

Doyel: IHSAA has chance to do right thing, rename Arthur Trester Award for Ray Crowe

Crispus Attucks alumni have urged IHSAA to rename Arthur Trester Award for Ray Crowe. After nearly 100 years in the wrong, IHSAA is ready to listen. → Read More

Opinion: New Colts OL Eric Fisher was playing great before injury. Will he be healthy enough to protect Carson Wentz?

New Colts OL Eric Fisher has made Pro Bowl in two of the last three seasons, but will his Achilles' allow him to protect injury-prone Carson Wentz? → Read More

Referee Bert Smith's fall in men's NCAA Tournament game didn't kill him. It saved his life.

When NCAA men's basketball referee Bert Smith collapsed during the Gonzaga-USC game, some thought he had died. Turns out, that fall saved his life. → Read More

Doyel: NCAA Tourney fall didn't kill referee Bert Smith. It saved his life.

When NCAA referee Bert Smith collapsed during the Gonzaga-USC game in the Elite Eight, some thought he had died. Turns out, that fall saved his life. → Read More

Doyel: Jalen Suggs' shot into the heavens lifts Gonzaga past UCLA in Final Four classic

Gonzaga-UCLA was historically special, good to the last drop of overtime, when Jalen Suggs' shot into the heavens sent fans into delirium. → Read More

Doyel: Faces of homelessness — it's not what you think

"You hear people say: ‘Nobody’s doing anything, nobody cares.’ That couldn’t be farther from the truth." → Read More

Doyel: The quest for a legendary relic — Bob Knight's red chair

It was Feb. 23, 1985, Indiana was 14-9 — and heading for the NIT — and the referees were not having a great day. Then coach Bob Knight threw a chair. → Read More

It's official: 2021 NCAA tournament to be played entirely in Central Indiana, Indianapolis

NCAA and city of Indianapolis have finalized plans to hold the entire NCAA tournament here, according to two sources with knowledge of the agreement. → Read More

Doyel: NBA Hall of Famer Paul Westphal dies at 70, his life a masterpiece

NBA Hall of Famer Paul Westphal was so wonderful off the court, his basketball immortality is the “oh, also…” part of his obituary. → Read More

Doyel: Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez talks about his cancer, worries about everyone else

Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez's first media briefing since his cancer diagnosis was full of compassion and optimism. Same old Rigo, in other words. → Read More