Larry Hawley is a sports producer, web writer and columnist for WGN and CLTV.

A native of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Larry came to Chicago from Indianapolis in March of 2015. He is the producer for CLTV’s Sports Feed while also a frequent contributor to WGNTV.COM and CLTV.COM.

Larry worked for WXIN and WTTV in Indianapolis from 2007-2015. He covered a pair of Final Fours and Super Bowls in his time in the Circle City-including the Colts’ run to Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.

Before Indianapolis Larry worked for WLOS-TV in Asheville, NC as a sports reporter, anchor and photographer. Previous stops include WICD-TV in Champaign, Ill. and WVTV in Milwaukee, Wis.

Larry attended the University of Illinois where he graduated with a degree in media studies. During college he served as the beat reporter for Illinois Football and Men’s Basketball during the school’s run of three Big Ten titles in the sport.

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    Colts start the playoffs against the Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium

    INDIANAPOLIS – After months of waiting, the time has finally arrived. The Colts are starting the playoffs this afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indy Sports Central has all of the coverage of this contest as it goes on in Downtown Indianapolis.

  • Colts offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus arrives at practice at the Colts complex.

    Colts place OT Gosder Cherilus on injured reserve

    INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 31, 2014) – The Colts’ ever-changing offensive line will again be forced to evolve as the playoffs arrive. On Wednesday afternoon offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus was placed on injured reserve, per a release from the team. Cherilus started 13 games this season before missing the final three games with a shoulder injury. Xavier Nixon will likely start in his place for the Colts’ AFC Wild Card game against the Bengals on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Injuries have […]

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    Colts will host the Bengals on Sunday in AFC Wild Card game

    INDIANAPOLIS – For over a week, the Colts knew their seed in the AFC Playoffs. They had to wait until the last minute to find out who and when they would play. During halftime of Sunday night’s Bengals and Steelers game, the NFL announced the times and dates of the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs. But since the Colts’ opponent was being determined during the game in Pittsburgh, the Colts were given a pair of scenarios based on […]

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    Luck breaks a record as the Colts beat the Titans 27-10

    NASHVILLE – This game doesn’t matter. Depends who you talk to. In reality that is true. The Colts were locked into the fourth seed in the AFC Playoffs win, lose or draw in their regular season finale with the Titans in Nashville. If anything the game between the Bengals and the Steelers later Sunday night in Pittsburgh had more bearing on their postseason future. But after getting stomped in Dallas a week ago the team was¬†looking for a decisive performance […]

  • Former Tech star Trey Lyles is presented with a banner bearing his name during his jersey retirement Saturday evening.

    After helping Kentucky beat Louisville, Trey Lyles is honored at Tech

    INDIANAPOLIS – A decorated past and a bright future were right in front of him in just a matter of hours. Quite a day for Trey Lyles that spanned a few hundred miles, two states, and two eras of his basketball career. It started with helping his Kentucky team to a win over rival Louisville at the KFC Yum Center late Saturday afternoon and then concluded back in Indianapolis, where he was given the highest honor by his Alma Mater […]

  • Professor Larry conducts his final lesson of 2014.

    Professor Larry recaps the Indiana year in sports in 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS ¬†– Every year in Central Indiana, unique storylines are always in place. Some teams make the postseason. Others are crowned a champion. There are a few who get nowhere near. Individual players make history and captivate fans while others do the exact opposite. That’s all apart of a year in the sports-busy Indianapolis and Central Indiana sports market. Ups and downs are part of the narrative that extends from the field to the court and the track on a […]

  • Candidates for the Shot of the Game Award for December 27th.

    Shot of the Game candidates for December 27th

    INDIANAPOLIS – The holiday season made for a restful weekend for a number of high school basketball players. Only a handful of games were played on Friday and Saturday as many took off for the Christmas holiday. But that doesn’t mean the great shots don’t stop around the area-and neither does our award. Once again Fox 59 is awarding the Franciscan St. Francis Health Shot of the Game Award for games played on December 27th. Here are the two plays […]

  • Colts receiver Reggie Wayne catches a pass during practice at the team's 56th Street headquarters.

    No Coaches Allowed: Colts hold players-only meeting

    INDIANAPOLIS – Significant revelations aren’t usually apart of the final week of the regular season for the Colts. Since Chuck Pagano took over the reigns of the franchise in 2012 the team qualified for the postseason before their 16th game of the season. That is the case in 2014 as the Colts head to Nashville two weeks removed from clinching the AFC South and six days after getting locked into the fourth seed in the AFC Playoffs. But just making […]

  • Lawrence Central's Kyle Guy wins the Shot of the Game Award for December 19th.

    Kyle Guy wins the Shot of the Game for December 19th

    INDIANAPOLIS – An Christmas present has come to a guard from Lawrence Central High School. He made this happen before the holiday and he got the chance to be crowned after. The Bears’ Kyle Guy has won the Franciscan St. Francis Health Shot of the Game Award for games played on December 19th. Guy was voted by you the fans to have had the best play of the week-a twisting transition layup against Pike at home last Friday. To see […]

  • Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson can't catch Jason Witten as the tight end goes in for a touchdown in Dallas' 42-7 win at AT&T Stadium.

    Can the Colts fix their problems before the playoffs?

    INDIANAPOLIS – Let the roller coaster keep on riding. It has since the opening week, through October and into the chilly days of December. From a team far from a Super Bowl to one on the verge and then back again, it’s becoming a habit to question this Colts team’s potential the last two years. Once again fans and player have arrived at this issue on the eve of the NFL Playoffs. Reality slapped the Colts in the face on […]


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