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Butler mascot not allowed to watch game due to NCAA rules

Let’s face it: Everyone loves bulldogs. Everyone but the NCAA, it seems. The Butler Bulldogs faced off against Texas Tech, and won, but a big member of their team wasn’t allowed to watch the game. Butler Blue III, aka “Trip”, their mascot, was not allowed inside PNC Arena due to NCAA rules. This isn’t the first time it’s happened, either. In 2011, the mascot wasn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler mascot forced to watch game alone at hotel due to NCAA ban

Butler opened up its NCAA Tournament on Thursday afternoon down in Raleigh with a victory over the Big 12’s Texas Tech. Many fans made the trip to see their Bulldogs take on the Big 12 program, but one familiar face was nowhere to be seen inside PNC Arena. Butler Blue III, Butler’s live bulldog mascot who hits the road to support the team and make friends with the fans, made...
Via The Comeback
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Etherington hits career-high 18 as Butler beats Marquette 95-74

INDIANAPOLIS -- Austin Etherington scored a career-high 18 points to lead five Bulldogs in double figures, and Butler scored its most points in a Big East game this season with a 95-74 rout over Marquette on Saturday.Etherington's 18 points came on Senior Day in his 112th career game. Roosevelt Jones, Andrew Chrabascz and Kelan Martin scored 15 apiece for Butler (21-9, 10-8) and...
Via Associated Press
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette drops season finale to Butler 95-74

INDIANAPOLIS -- Austin Etherington scored a career-high 18 points to lead five Bulldogs in double figures, and Butler scored its most points in a Big East game this season with a 95-74 rout over Marquette on Saturday.Etherington's 18 points came on Senior Day in his 112th career game. Roosevelt Jones, Andrew Chrabascz and Kelan Martin scored 15 apiece for Butler (21-9, 10-8) and...
Via Associated Press
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler escapes Georgetown 90-87 in OT

WASHINGTON -- Kellen Dunham scored 29 points and Butler survived a late collapse and overtime session to beat Georgetown 90-87 on Saturday.Jordan Gathers made a pair of free throws with 2 seconds left in overtime -- his only points in the game -- and then Tre Campbell's half-court heave was blocked at the buzzer to let Butler escape with its tournament hopes intact.Down for most...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Despite infant son's death, Butler assistant gives pep talk, sparks win

Tragedy struck the Butler Bulldogs again, as assistant coach Emerson Kampen's 6-month-old son died Monday after a battle with Leigh's Disease.On Tuesday, the Bulldogs won one for little Emerson IV, beating Georgetown. And apparently the team got a big lift from a Kampen pep talk over Skype at halftime.Butler has had its share of heartbreak this season. Last month former Bulldogs...
Via Fox Sports
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

College basketball: Roosevelt Jones hits 70-footer for first career 3-pointer

Entering Saturday, Butler senior Roosevelt Jones had, somewhat famously, never made a college three-pointer. Despite being a wing player and a four-year regular (and one of those guys who seems to have played in college forever), the forward was 0-3 in his career behind the arc, having not even attempted a shot from long range since the 2012-2013 season. That changed Saturday, in...
Via The Comeback
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler continues to struggle against formidable Big East opponents

There is no question that Butler has become a national power over the past decade, having reached two national title games while thriving under its third head coach in that span. Joining the Big East was a huge jump forward for the Bulldogs, and their success has translated into postseason play and opportunities. However, so have struggles against the elite in the conference. Since...
Via The Student Section
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Andrew Smith remembers at Hinkle Fieldhouse

Hinkle Fieldhouse, the iconic gymnasium in Indianapolis where Butler University plays its home basketball games, has witnessed many unforgettable events over the decades. Saturday, the grand old building hosted a basketball game between Butler and St. John’s, but the event everyone will remember did not involve a shot or a fast break or a rebound. Andrew Smith, a member of Butler’s...
Via The Comeback
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler’s Video Tribute To Andrew Smith Is Incredibly Touching

The Butler basketball program lost a Bulldog great this week, with the passing of Andrew Smith, who played center on Brad Stevens’ back-to-back Final Four teams. Smith lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday, and today, Butler honored the 2013 grad before today’s game against St. John’s with an incredibly moving video tribute and moment of silence. The video tribute and moment...
Via College Spun
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Butler player Andrew Smith dies at 25

Former Butler Bulldogs center Andrew Smith died on Tuesday after losing his battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and later leukemia. He was 25 years old. Smith’s wife Samantha shared the sad news on Twitter. Andrew peacefully passed away in his sleep and in my arms as I told him I loved him this morning. Love you always, Smith. — Samantha Smith (@Samantha44Smith) January 12...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennessee's Armani Moore commits flop of the year

Flopping seems to get worse as the years go by in both professional and college basketball. Saturday, we saw one that was impossible to miss. Tennessee Volunteer forward Armani Moore committed a flop which resembled the aliens from Space Jam taking his talents, as he fell to the floor with very little contact. Moore’s gamesmanship (if you’d like to call it that) worked, as...
Via The Comeback
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Are experts sleeping on Butler?

Ho, hum. Just your typical run-of-the-mill offseason for the Butler Bulldogs.Per usual, Butler is being talked about as the third best college basketball team in the Hoosier State despite winning 23 games last season, coming within seconds of beating Notre Dame to return to the Sweet 16 and returning three starters.Indiana has plenty of players returning and wooed All-American big...
Via Fox Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs season recap

If you would have told any Butler fan they would have been up there with the likes of Georgetown and Villanova this season, they would have called you crazy.As it turns out, that's exactly what happened. Chris Holtmann took over for Brandon Miller before the season started, and the Bulldogs knocked off North Carolina and Georgetown in November. The good times kept on rolling as the...
Via Fox Sports
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame head coach's mother passed before game

By Matt Lombardi Notre Dame outlasted Butler in Saturday night’s third round contest, but the victory was bittersweet for head coach Mike Brey. Brey, who will be taking the Irish to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003, revealed after the game that he’d lost his mother to a heart attack earlier in the day. Brey added that the win was a “tribute to her”, and that she...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler vs. Texas – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Isiaah Taylor is Texas’ floor general The Butler Bulldogs were on of the top teams in the Big East this season, and they earned the No. 6 seed in the Midwest. Texas has an up-and-down year, but ended up seeded 11th. The winner will play the winner of Notre Dame/Northeastern Be sure to check out our printable 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket here. Date: Thursday, March 19 Time:...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs mascot vomits on court at Big East tourney

Butler Blue III, the Butler Bulldogs’ beloved, live canine mascot, apparently got so excited at the Big East Tournament on Thursday that he unfortunately vomited on the court. As the Bulldogs men’s basketball team were preparing to tip-off against the Xavier Musketeers in the Big East Tourney quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden, poor Blue III lost his lunch on the hardwood...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Georgetown T-Shirt Giveaway Spells Out “HOYAS” Ahead Of Butler Game

While Georgetown has thus far struggled in Big East play this season, the Hoyas did score a huge win last week out-of-conference against No. 7 Michigan State. Today, they look to improve their league record against another program that has struggled this season – the Butler Bulldogs. In an attempt to pump up the atmosphere at the Verizon Center, the school is doing a 15,000 t-shirt...
Via College Spun
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs tough week

(Photo: Michael Hickey/Getty Images North America) The buzzer beating thrillers have not seemed to swing in Butler basketball’s direction this season. At the very beginning of the season, the Butler Bulldogs gathered five wins in five games before losing two close games to Louisiana State and No. 5 Oklahoma State. Against Oklahoma State, the Bulldogs lost by two, while Louisiana...
Via isportsweb.com
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall, Butler beat NJIT 66-48

Khyle Marshall scored 21 points and little-used freshman Rene Castro added 10 off the bench as Butler slugged its way to a 66-48 victory over New Jersey Institute of Technology on Saturday. It was the final non-conference game for Butler (10-2), which opens Big East play on Tuesday by hosting No. 8 Villanova. The Bulldogs have won five in a row since losing twice at the Old Spice...
Via Associated Press
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Forgrave: Turns out the Butler Way is Miller's way, too

The first time I met Brandon Miller, he seemed pretty amazed at where life had taken him over the past couple years. It was late June, two months after Butler's then-head coach, Brad Stevens, had hired Miller as an assistant coach at Miller's alma mater. Miller was plainly thrilled to be sitting in his own office at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. It was only one year earlier that Miller...
Via Fox Sports
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs continue win streak

Alex Barlow attempting to steal the ball from an Evansville player. (Photo: AP/Daniel R. Patmore) The Butler Bulldogs men’s basketball team collected its fourth consecutive win by defeating the University of Evansville 68-59 at Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. on Saturday, Dec. 21. The first half featured a competitive and back-and-forth effort by both squads. Both teams exchanged...
Via isportsweb.com
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs: Crossroads Classic

(Brian Spurlock / USA Today Sports) After Saturday evening’s battle between two Hoosier schools, Butler University added its third victory in the Crossroads Classic with a 76-70 win. An atypical Butler Bulldogs basketball game would include an obvious and clear winner early on. Last year the Bulldogs walked into Banker’s Life Fieldhouse unranked facing No. 1 and heavy-favored...
Via isportsweb.com
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler Basketball: Bulldogs take 4th place at Old Spice Classic.

While it was certainly not the result they were looking for, we learned a lot about the Butler Bulldogs over the holiday weekend, as they finished in fourth place at the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. They opened the tournament with a 76-69 win over Washington State on Thanksgiving Day. Sophomore guard Kellen Dunham and senior forward Khyle Marshall displayed a couple of things...
Via isportsweb.com
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs survive in Muncie

If this were March, we’d be talking about “survive and advance” for the Butler Bulldogs. But this is November. While wins are good, the Bulldogs have barely won their last three games. Princeton came down to one last defensive stop. Vanderbilt came down to one last defensive stop. Saturday was more of the same. While they’re not exactly advancing, the Bulldogs did survive...
Via isportsweb.com
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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