According to Michael Leo Donovan’s book on team nicknames, Yankees to Fighting Irish: What’s Behind Your Favorite Team’s Name, the Pacers’ nickname was decided upon in 1967 by the team’s original investors, including attorney Richard Tinkham. The nickname is a reference to Indiana’s rich harness and auto racing history. Pacing describes one of the main gaits for harness racing, while pace cars are used for auto races, such as the Indianapolis 500.

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JSU volleyball: After big Power Five win, Gamecocks ‘excited to continue with that momentum’

Aug. 30—JACKSONVILLE — So, on a scale of 1 to 10, how exciting was it for Jacksonville State to sweep Big Ten Conference foe Indiana on their own court this weekend? “I would say 12,” JSU senior Erin Carmichael said with a big smile. Who can blame her? This win was special for at least…