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Pacers Buy Fort Wayne Mad Ants Basketball Team

Sep 10, 2015
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Fort Wayne Mad Ants

The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday the franchise has bought Fort Wayne’s basketball team.

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants will now function as a development team for the Pacers.

The Pacers had assigned players to the Mad Ants before the purchase. But now Pacers’ President Larry Bird says the deal will give the Indianapolis team more of an opportunity to develop young talent.

It’s a warm summer in 1812 as our story opens in the wooded environs of Fort Wayne, Territorial Indiana.  Our story alternates between James, the American and Anikwa, the Miami Indian, their friendship founded on the like interests of two young men living on the edge of the new American civilization, more familiar with the woods that surround them than with the brewing war between the new American nation and the British Empire and their Native American allies that inevitably reaches their wooded outpost.  Helen Frost presents a riveting story where tensions slowly build between these soon-t