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...
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September 07, 2013
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...
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...
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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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January 26, 2013
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 [...]
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.
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Butler sails in to their first season in the rugged Atlantic 10, and now will be doing so without starting guard Chrisawn Hopkins, who was dismissed from the program on Wednesday.
Hopkins averaged 9.1 points per game last year, which was good for 3rd on the team, this despite only playing 23 minutes a game. He was also their player most able to create his own shot.
So how concerned...