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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...
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Butler coach Chris Holtmann gets contract extension

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Butler coach Chris Holtmann has a new contract that could keep him with the Bulldogs through the 2020-21 season. The school announced the deal on Monday. Holtmann replaced Brandon Miller last fall after Miller took a medical leave for undisclosed reasons. When Miller did not return in January, the school removed the interim tag from Holtmann's title. The 43-year...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler is back in tourney, proving doubters wrong again

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Butler is heading back to the NCAA Tournament with a new resume and an old mantra. The Bulldogs are still out to prove the doubters wrong. America's favorite underdogs have undergone a major overhaul since playing in the 2010 and 2011 national championship games. They've played in three different conferences, had three different head coaches, endured a major offseason...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler-St. John's Preview

St. John's is limiting opponents to the Big East's lowest shooting percentage while Butler is allowing the conference's fewest points. A defensive battle figures to be on tap Saturday when the No. 15 Red Storm and visiting Bulldogs both look to even their Big East marks at 1-1. St. John's is allowing foes to shoot 37.1 percent while Butler is yielding an average of 56.9 points, though...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler drops interim tag, names Holtmann head coach

INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler is removing the interim tag from Chris Holtmann's title, making him the new head coach. Athletic director Barry Collier made the announcement Friday. Holtmann replaces Brandon Miller, who took a medical leave in October. The school still has not said why Miller left, citing privacy concerns. Miller had been promoted from assistant coach to head coach in July...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler drops 'interim' tag, makes Holtmann coach

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Butler is removing the interim tag from Chris Holtmann's title, making him the new head coach. Athletic director Barry Collier made the announcement Friday. Holtmann replaces Brandon Miller, who took a medical leave in October. The school still has not said why Miller left, citing privacy concerns. Miller had been promoted from assistant coach to head coach in...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler-Indiana St. Preview

Butler has moved on from the disappointment it experienced last season and has already overcome some adversity to open this one. Rewarded with a No. 23 ranking, the visiting Bulldogs look to continue their strong start Wednesday night against Indiana State. After eight consecutive postseason tournament appearances, including back-to-back trips to the national title game in 2010 and...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler tops G'town in Big East tilt for third place in Battle 4 Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Butler has already been mightily tested this season. The Bulldogs changed coaches in October when Brandon Miller was granted a medical leave of absence, then were picked to finish in the bottom half of the Big East, all while trying to figure out how to bounce back following the program's worst record in nearly a decade. They seem unfazed by it all. Kellen...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler opens practice heading into uncharted coaching waters

The news Thursday that Butler head coach Brandon Miller will be taking a medical leave of absence for an indefinite period of time came with both a great amount of concern for the well-being of the 35-year-old father of two as well as a great amount of concern for the well-being of a team that struggled last year in the inaugural season of the new Big East. As Butler begins practice...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler head coach Miller takes medical leave of absence

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Butler men's basketball coach Brandon Miller is taking a leave of absence for medical reasons. Athletic director Barry Collier said in a statement Thursday that assistant Chris Holtmann will serve as interim coach until Miller returns. Holtmann won a school record 21 games and was chosen Big South coach of the year in his final season as Gardner Webb's head coach...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens’ Butler Successor Takes Medical Leave Of Absence

Butler head basketball coach Brandon Miller has taken an indefinite medical leave of absence, the school announced Thursday. “Brandon Miller has requested a leave of absence for medical reasons, which the University has granted,” Butler athletic director Barry Collier said in a statement. “We are not in a position to further elaborate and we ask that everyone respect Brandon’s...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler coach Miller takes medical leave of absence

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Butler men's basketball coach Brandon Miller is taking a leave of absence for medical reasons. Athletic director Barry Collier said in a statement Thursday that assistant Chris Holtmann will serve as interim coach until Miller returns. Holtmann won a school record 21 games and was chosen Big South coach of the year in his final season as Gardner Webb's head coach...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Miller Takes Medical Leave Of Absence From Butler

Brandon Miller is taking an indefinite leave of absence from his position as head coach of Butler for medical reasons. There are no details in regards to Miller's condition. Miller replaced Brad Stevens as head coach of Butler in 2013. The school announced that Chris Holtmann, who guided Gardner-Webb to a school-record 21 wins before joining the Bulldogs' staff last season, would...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

For Miller and Butler a year of transition

Send to Kindle(Credit: Butler University Sports Information) NEWARK, NJ – They entered the Prudential Center with a 1-7 conference record. The greater New York-New Jersey area is focused and immersed on Super Bowl activities, and while he may enjoy football, nothing of that order was on the mind of Brandon Miller. The Butler head coach in his initial season, succeeding the ever...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Seton Hall seek to get back to .500 in Big East Play, Hosts Butler Wednesday

Kellen Dunham/indystar.comFor Brandon Miller and the Butler Bulldogs, nothing has come easy after Brad Stephens, who is a legend in Indiana now after making the Bulldogs a national championship team just a few seasons ago, left for the Celtics.On top of the fact that Miller took over as head coach in July, the timetable didn’t get helped when Butler lost Roosevelt Jones due to...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence beats Butler to continue its roll in Big East

The hottest team in the Big East Conference? That would be Providence. You won't get any argument from Butler head coach Brandon Miller, not after the Friars posted their fourth straight league win 65-56 Tuesday. ''They are playing very good basketball right now. They're playing together,'' Miller said. The Friars (14-5, 4-2) were led by their 1-2 punch of Bryce Cotton and fellow...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova-Butler Preview

Few mid-major programs have been as successful in recent years as Butler. Now it's time to see if the Bulldogs can remain an elite program as part of the Big East. They'll get a good measuring stick right off the bat, with 11th-ranked Villanova looking to hand them a rude introduction to conference play Tuesday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse following a deflating loss to a former Big...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs add tenth win

(Photo: Matt Detrich/The IndyStar) Butler continued its winning ways in basketball, jumping into double digit numbers by collecting its tenth win on the season. From the tip off of the game Saturday, Dec. 28, against the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders, the Butler Bulldogs commanded the lead. “I liked the way our team played, especially at the beginning,” said...
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December 29, 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...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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