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Butler commit honors Andrew Smith by changing jersey numbers

Cloverdale High School (Ind.) junior guard Cooper Neese won't play for Butler until the fall of 2017, but that hasn't stopped him from already becoming part of the tight-knit community.On Saturday, an emotional crowd at Hinkle Fieldhouse paid tribute to beloved Butler center, Andrew Smith, who passed away earlier in the week after a two-year battle with cancer.David Woods of the...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler honors Andrew Smith with tribute video before game

Butler played its first game since the passing of beloved center Andrew Smith.Smith, the member of the 2010 and 2011 Final Four teams, passed away at age 25 on Tuesday following a courageous battle with cancer.Before the start of Saturday's game against St. John's, the Butler community honored Andrew Smith with a tribute video.Butler wore No. 44 shirts during pregame warmups. The...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Butler star Andrew Smith, 25, loses battle with cancer

Andrew Smith, a 25-year-old who played on two Final Four teams for the Butler University basketball team, died Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer.Smith's wife, Samantha, announced his passing.On Sunday, Samantha Smith revealed in a blog post that doctors had told her that her husband's passing was imminent. Andrew Smith was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Butler center Andrew Smith passes away at 25

Former Butler center Andrew Smith, a member of the 2010 and 2011 teams that reached the Final Four, passed away on Tuesday in the arms of his wife, Samantha. He was 25 years old.Samantha, who has updated Andrew's condition throughout his two-year battle with cancer, sadly delivered the news on Tuesday evening.Smith was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Feb. 2014. After receiving...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Butler C Andrew Smith dies of cancer at age 25

Former Butler Bulldogs center Andrew Smith, who played on two Butler teams that made it all the way to the NCAA Tournament final as scrappy squads from the Horizon League, has passed away at age 25 following a long battle with cancer. Smith’s death was announced on Twitter by his wife, Samantha. Andrew peacefully passed away in his sleep and in my arms as I told him I loved him...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Butler C Andrew Smith’s cancer has returned

Former Butler Bulldogs center Andrew Smith is one of the most inspirational figures in the sports world, having beaten cancer once already only to suddenly collapse months later and be legally dead for 22 minutes before coming out of a coma and not having any brain damage. Smith will now look to inspire us all once again, but not necessarily in the positive way. In a recent blog...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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