Butler Bulldogs Prepare for Wisconsin Badgers in NCAA Sweet Sixteen

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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 sixteens.

Only five coaches in NCAA men’s basketball history have reached 100 wins faster than Stevens and none has done it in the last three decades. Butler will make its fourth “Sweet 16” appearance in nine years when they meet the No. 4 seed Wisconsin in the Southeast Regional of the NCAA Tournament. The game between the two Midwest (and very, very white) teams is scheduled for a 8:57 p.m. (CT) tip and will be televised on TBS.

By Paul M. Banks

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Butler Bulldog Mascot Banned from 1st NCAA Tournament Game

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Who could say no to this face? Seriously, who in college basketball would turn this guy away? When I had the wonderful opportunity to cover last year’s Final Four in Indianapolis, do you know who the star was in the media room on national title game night?

“You’re my boy Blue!” pictured above; all the journalists swooned over him. Now he’s doggie non grata for this year’s tourney.

According to Indy Fox 59:

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