The movie "Hoosiers" made it famous, but Butler's 2010 National title game run made it a tourist destination. I made my first visit to the historic Hinkle Fieldhouse four years ago when I covered the Final Four for the Washington Times. Tomorrow I return to cover my first ever game at the basketball mecca. Northwestern at Butler will be the first nationally broadcast game on … [Read more...] about Hinkle Fieldhouse to get more national attention Saturday
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Butler star Rotnei Clarke, who did in Marquette earlier this year with a buzzer beater, and helped take down the then #1 Hoosiers, was injured in Butler’s 79-73 victory at Dayton on Saturday. He will undergo further medical evaluation. Clarke was discharged from Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and returned to Indianapolis with Butler’s team. … [Read more...] about Update: Butler star Rotnei Clarke suffers serious injury; out indefinitely
This year, as two of the best programs and college basketball history made their way to the final game to compete for a national title, it was almost a change of pace from the last couple of years. With Butler's two Final Four runs in 2010 and 2011, it was different to see a Final Four stacked with powerhouses in 2012 while Butler failed to even reach the tournament. After … [Read more...] about Will the Butler Bulldogs rebound and reach the NCAAs next year?
You've heard the expression- "you can't buy publicity like that?" Well if you did it would cost $512,382,703, according to a study done by Borshoff, which monitored and evaluated media coverage of the Butler University college basketball team from mid-March to mid-June, 2011. During that period, Butler garnered an estimated half-a-billion $ through television, print and on-line … [Read more...] about Butler NCAA Title Game Appearance Generated $500 Million in Publicity Value, Study Says
It’s finally here, the Super Bowl of college basketball. The end of all the madness that March left will be resolved on Monday night between the Butler Bulldogs and Connecticut Huskies. I think Butler has the advantage with the experience and better guard play (sorry Kemba Walker). If Butler can force this young UConn team to make mistakes, they should win. It should literally … [Read more...] about 10 Butler-UConn National Title Game Questions
Matt Howard of the Butler Bulldogs is to committing a good hard foul what Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is to being unfunny and possessing no wit. Howard benefited greatly from sophomore Center Andrew Smith breaking the starting lineup. This allowed Howard to move from the five to the four, giving him more experience playing the only position he has a legitimate chance of … [Read more...] about Can Butler’s Matt Howard Make it in the NBA?
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
It was the most talked about college basketball game of the weekend; and not just because it featured a big upset. it had one of the weirdest endings to march madness that we've seen in awhile. Minutes after the ending of No. 8-seeded Butler’s bizarre, 71-70, win over No.1-seeded Pittsburgh in the Southeast Region’s third round game, both the Atlanta (Matt Winer, Steve … [Read more...] about Head NCAA Referee Explains Bizarre Ending of Butler-Pittsburgh Game