BUTLER BULLDOGS RUMORS & GOSSIP
In case you haven’t been paying attention over the past few years, Butler head basketball coach Brad Stevens really likes his job. No, I mean he really likes his job.
For the third-straight offseason, Stevens has been pursued for a major conference job opening (or multiple major conference openings) and has refused to leave the small school he has helped raise to basketball relevance...
Chrishawn Hopkins scored 13 points and Andrew Smith and Khyle Marshall 12 apiece to lead Butler to a 63-57 victory against Loyola Chicago on Tuesday night.
Erik Fromm had 10 points for the Bulldogs (16-12, 10-6 Horizon League), who in the second half held a steady two-possession lead that was protected at the free-throw line in the final two minutes.
Ben Averkamp scored 23 points...
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February 14, 2012
Chirshawn Hopkins broke a tie on a jumper with 1:39 left to lift Butler to a 52-49 win over conference-leading Cleveland State on Saturday.
Butler's Andrew Smith put them ahead by two points, 49-47, when he knocked down a jumper with 2:28 remaining in the game. The Vikings responded and evened the score on Luda Ndaye's layup with just over two minutes to play.
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February 11, 2012
If you watch enough college baskeball, you’re certain to see some hard falls and some epic collisions. These guys are first-class athletes playing at 100 mph at all times so injuries are inevitable.
In this afternoon’s Butler/Detroit game, Butler guard Ronald Nored suffered an injury that you rarely see: a broken tooth.
After diving for a loose ball in the first-half...
NCAA TITLE GAME NUMBERS WILL MAKE YOU CRINGE – People often judge a book by its ending, in which case the NCAA Tournament would not become a best-seller. Let’s take a look at the numbers that made Monday’s title game — won by Connecticut over Butler 53-41 — such a disappointing piece of entertainment. 9 [...]
There's no better excuse to set things on fire and destroy cars than having your team win a championship, and events proceeded accordingly Monday night. According to WTNH, 23 people were arrested for participation in post-title rioting in Storrs, Conn., though 13 of the 23 were not UConn students. In addition to the requisite damage to stop signs, light poles and overturned trash...
This moment of madness brought to you by Muscle Milk®. It’s powerful protein. Drink. Evolve™ The UConn Huskies won their third national championship in school history Monday night, defeating the Butler Bulldogs 53-41. UConn started off the game slowly and was actually trailing 22-19 at the half, but a superb second half effort gave them [...]
April 4th, 2011: Amazing hidden camera footage of what appears to be CBS announcer Jim Nantz rehearsing his final buzzer Nantzisms as he drives to Reliant Stadium in houston. (Or what I think is going through his head). Ode to Jim Sackel for inspiration.
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Many sports fans say that the NCAA tournament is the best event in sports. Yet, the capper of a wild and crazy tournament will probably struggle to sell out. UConn and Butler are trying to sell their allotment of tickets and there could be many empty seats in cavernous Reliant Stadium.
Now that’s more like it. After getting shut out of attending the first two weekends of games by the NCAA, Butler’s Blue II is...
Missouri had a head coach for the 2012 season, until Mike Anderson decide to return to his roots and head coach at Arkansas. Missouri thought they found their guy to replace Anderson when Matt Painter from Purdue expressed some interest in the job. He decided to stay at Purdue. Now they have been sitting around waiting for THAT guy, but have yet to find him even though they wanted...
If Brad Stevens is to leave a perennial Final Four school, Butler, to move up to a bigger job, it has to be for one of the traditional, iconic basketball powers. He’s proven that he can win consistently at Butler and moving to another school that hasn’t seen a Final Four in decades or ever, just for a few more dollars, doesn’t seem like the kind of well calculated...
There’s no doubt Brad Stevens is the most talked about young coach in Division I college basketball.
After taking the Butler Bulldogs to two consecutive Final Fours, Stevens has channeled Yoda in the way he is able to use some invisible force, willing his players to consistently play to the best of their ability, beating teams that on paper they have no business competing...
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DOG DAYS ARE OVER
To the NCAA, all we are is dust in the wind, especially as it pertains to the Butler Bulldogs mascot, Blue II. You see, the NCAA has a rule which bans live mascots from making appearances at arenas during opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament, so much to the chagrin (apparently) of Blue II and [...]