June 29, 2010

Butler Men’s Basketball Moves to 1070 The Fan

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Indianapolis - Butler University has selected Emmis Communications’ 1070 The Fan as the new radio home of Butler Men’s Basketball.   The multi-year deal begins in the fall of 2010 and includes all exhibition, regular season and post-season games.

“Butler is so pleased to announce that beginning this coming season, our men’s basketball games will be broadcast on 1070 The Fan,” said Butler Director of Athletics Barry Collier.  “We are delighted with the Butler – 1070 The Fan partnership and know that our  fans will enjoy listening to the Bulldogs games on Indianapolis’ leading sports radio station.  Due to the outstanding strength of The Fan’s signal, more Butler fans will listen to the Dogs than ever before!”

“The entire country became fans of our hometown heroes last year during Butler’s storied NCAA run to the Championship game,” Charlie Morgan, VP/Market Manager of Emmis-Indianapolis said.  “We’re thrilled they have chosen to partner with the leader in Indianapolis’ sports radio.”

With JMV, Dan Dakich, Big Joe, Coach Bob Lovell, The Indiana Pacers, The Indianapolis Colts, The IZOD Indy Car Series, The Indy 500, The Brickyard 400, The MotoGP, The IHSAA, and IU sports, no one has more local sports coverage than 1070 The Fan and WIBC 93.1 FM.

Butler is coming off a record-setting men’s basketball campaign.  The Bulldogs compiled a school-record 33-5 season, captured Horizon League regular season and tournament championships, won the West Regional title in the NCAA Tournament and made Butler’s first appearance in the Final Four.  Head coach Brad Stevens’ squad finished as the national runner-up and ended the 2009-10 season as the No. 2-ranked team in the final ESPN/USA Today national poll.