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YSU Penguins Coach Wolford quickly defuses any QB controversy

The 16th-ranked YSU Penguins didn't make it easy on themselves early on at home in Stambaugh Stadium. The visiting Butler Bulldogs took the an early 10-3 lead in the first quarter, before eventually falling behind 44-13. The second meeting between the schools, YSU stands at 2-0 against the Bulldogs, since 2011. The reason for the slow start was due to the impressive play ...
Via College2Pro.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler defeats Wittenberg 49-24

Matt Lancaster passed for 205 yards and four touchdowns to lead Butler to a 49-24 victory over Wittenberg on Saturday. The Butler Bulldogs (1-1) got rolling on the first play as Trae Heeter broke for a 52-yard run. Two plays later Lancaster hit Quinn Murphy for an 18-yard scoring play for the lead, which the Bulldogs never relinquished. Lancaster did all his damage in the first...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs mascot “Trip” trains for the Big East (VIDEO)

This isn’t your older brother’s Big East.  Gone are Syracuse, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Rutgers.  And in come mid-Majors to prevent the extinction.  The Butler Bulldogs are one of those mid-Majors.  And to prepare for the jump, which has now been from the Horizon League to the Atlantic 10 to the Big East in three years, “Trip”, the Bulldogs real live bulldog...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens is the Butler way

(Photo: businessinsider.com) Picture a team whose players perfectly represent the school. So much so, you could probably guess who they play for…before they even put on their jerseys. And with a coach who is every bit the living, breathing embodiment of the team. That team is the Butler Bulldogs. And the coach is Brad Stevens. I had the opportunity to hear from Coach Stevens as...
Via The Blue Mare
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss
TAKE A CHILL PILL

Brad Stevens has huge freakout

Brad Stevens, head coach of the Butler Bulldogs, had a freak out moment to end all freak out moments against Marquette in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Via Gamedayr
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Stevens, Williams employ differing styles

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Fifteen minutes after Butler's first NCAA opponent was revealed on Selection Sunday, Brad Stevens walked into the locker room and told his team he had already watched 20 clips of Bucknell's defense.The players couldn't help but burst into laughter. They couldn't believe their coach had not only gotten the information but had watched and learned that...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

For Clarke, this win was worth wait

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Rotnei Clarke had been here before. Well, not here, not exactly. The senior sharpshooter for Butler had never before played in the NCAA tournament. This was his only chance. But everything else about this environment was familiar: Clarke was back in SEC country, in Rupp Arena, where he remembers getting crushed by Kentucky when he played for Arkansas. He was back...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Georgetown bulldogs and Butler bulldogs get together for a bow-wow (photos)

Bow wow? Get it? Like pow wow, but you know, with dogs. Of course, we all know that the beloved mascot for both Georgetown University Hoyas and Butler University Bulldogs is the fantastic canine breed of bulldog. In a brilliant event that will be remembered as one of most adorable interactions between mascots ever, the Georgetown Hoyas’ mascots, Georgetown Jack and Georgetown Jack...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Clarke back in starting lineup for No. 9 Butler

Rotnei Clarke is back in Butler's starting lineup Saturday night against Temple. The 6-foot shooting guard is returning after missing the last two weeks with a severely sprained neck. Clarke was injured when he crashed head-first into a padded basket support at Dayton on Jan. 12. Butler (16-3, 3-1 Atlantic 10) went on to win that game and two more at home last week without Clarke...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Roosevelt Jones’ Game-Winner For Butler Over Gonzaga (and Brad Stevens’ Reaction) a Microcosm of Bulldogs’ Greatness

Last night, Butler beat Gonzaga in the Battle of the Bulldogs at historic* Hinkle Fieldhouse. If you, like me, missed watching it live and are just catching up this morning, take a few minutes to watch the video below. Maybe watch it a few times. What jumps out at you? Chances are a number of things jump out at you. The really poor inbounds pass. The presence of mind of Roosevelt...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Life's changed for Barlow, Butler

Still under both the proverbial radar and preferred height for those playing at the highest level of college basketball, Alex Barlow will admit that his life has changed over the last month only because it has. When the 5'11 Barlow hit an overtime runner to beat then-No. 1 Indiana on Dec. 15, he was a walk-on hero, the latest in a long line of them in Butler's giant-killing...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler guard Rotnel Clarke injured on hard foul

DAYTON, Ohio - Butler guard Rotnei Clarke was injured on a hard foul Saturday afternoon and taken out of the University of Dayton Arena on a stretcher. A Butler spokesman said Clarke was taken to a nearby hospital for X-rays. Clarke was attacking the basket after recording a steal when he took what appeared to be a shot to the shoulder from Dayton's Matt Derenbecker with 8:13...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs get no love in latest AP poll.

The Butler Bulldogs just beat number one ranked Indiana on Saturday. This is the same Butler team that ran UNC out of the gym a few weeks ago. Yet, they are completely disrespected in the latest basketball poll.After losing, Indiana dropped to 6th in the latest poll. And the best Butler can do is "others receiving votes" with five votes? Seriously, do any of the voters...
Via The Sports Rocker
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Rotnei Clarke hits buzzer to give Butler win over Marquette in Maui Invitational

Tweet     With holiday tournaments across the country underway there will be good matchups galore this week in college basketball. Butler and Marquette took the floor today at the EA Sports Maui Invitational and if this finish is a sign of things to come it may be worth keeping an eye on the three-day [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss
MAUI WOWIE!

Butler's Clarke hits one-handed buzzer beater

We have our first amazing buzzer beater of the year in college basketball, and it comes from Butler Bulldogs Rotnei Clarke against Marquette in their quarterfinal matchup in the Maui Invitational. That’s just sickening shot. Clarke is a transfer from Arkansas, and has firmly established himself as a fan favorite, already.
Via The Victory Formation
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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