If college basketball has an Alexander the Great, it's probably Butler Bulldogs head Coach Brad Stevens. Like the ancient ruler who conquered half the known world before his 20th birthday, Stevens has accomplished a lot at a very young age. He graduated from college in 1999, but he's already taken a team to within three points of a national title, and three sweet … [Read more...] about Butler Bulldogs Prepare for Wisconsin Badgers in NCAA Sweet Sixteen
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Butler head coach Brad Stevens is resting at home after suffering what was described as corneal edema. Stevens left the court late in the first half of Butler’s home game with Loyola (Chicago) and was taken to the office of Dr. John Abrams, Butler’s team eye doctor. “Right now, I can’t see and my eye feels like it has a thousand scratches,” said Stevens from his home. “My … [Read more...] about Butler’s Brad Stevens Suffers Eye Injury
Last summer Jimmy Collins stepped down as college basketball coach at UIC. Collins spent 14 seasons as the Flames’ head coach and guided UIC to the first three NCAA tournament berths in school history. He is the all-time winningest coach in school history with 218 victories from 1996-2010. Current Athletic Director Jim Schmidt, who’s been with the university for 25 years, … [Read more...] about Rough First Year at UIC for Howard Moore as Flames Continue Rebuilding
For a solid blueprint to success, the team playing at the campus colloquially known as "Circle" can look to their "Circle City" conference brethren. "Butler has a program that we're aspiring to be, not that we're trying to be Butler," said UIC first year Head Coach Howard Moore, who previously worked as an assistant under Bo Ryan at Wisconsin. "We're aspiring for that … [Read more...] about Butler Bulldogs a Good Role Model for UIC Flames
Beneath the Hoosier Sky last March, the Butler Bulldogs unfolded one of the greatest stories in college basketball history. And had that last second half-court heave stayed down and fallen through in the national title game, history would not have denied the glow of the victory firelight for the "home team" at Lucas Oil Field. Just one more basket and the small mid-major … [Read more...] about Does ‘The Butler Way’ Lead to a Return NCAA Tournament Trip?