August 15, 2011
Matt Howard, Michele Nash Tabbed Butler’s Top Athletes
Matt Howard, who ended his collegiate career in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball championship game, and Michele Nash, who helped the Bulldogs to their first NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship berth, have been named recipients of Butler’s Most Outstanding Athlete Award for 2010-11. The two were among four student-athletes recognized by the Butler athletic department with year-ending awards.
June 6, 2011
Khyle Marshall Invited To USA Basketball Trials
Butler forward Khyle Marshall is among five players who have been added to the list of invited participants for the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team training camp, June 17-24 at the U. S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 25, 2011
Shelvin Mack Update - Minnesota Timberwolves
Shelvin Mack was in Minneapolis this week working out for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who pick 2nd and 20th in the NBA Draft. Click here to read an excerpt on what the T-wolves had to say about Mack.
May 10, 2011
Shelvin Mack Press Conference Video
Shelvin Mack, who helped Butler to back-to-back NCAA title game appearances, is staying in the NBA Draft. Click here to see what he and coach Brad Stevens had to say as they addressed the media at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
May 9, 2011
Michael Lewis Joins Butler Basketball Staff
Michael Lewis, who spent the last six seasons on the basketball staff at Eastern Illinois University, has been named an assistant men’s basketball coach at Butler University. He fills the opening created when Micah Shrewsberry left to accept a position at Purdue.
May 8, 2011
Shelvin Mack To Remain In NBA Draft
Shelvin Mack, who helped lead Butler to back-to-back Final Four appearances, has decided to forego his final season of eligibility and remain in this year’s National Basketball Association draft. He’s the second Butler player in two seasons to leave early for the NBA Draft.
May 2, 2011
Matt Howard Named Sutton Award Winner
Butler forward Matt Howard, who helped lead the Bulldogs to back-to-back Final Four appearances, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award. The new college basketball award was announced at the Tulsa Sports Charities Legends in Sports Dinner in Tulsa, Okla., on Sunday (May 1).
April 25, 2011
Butler Continues Basketball Success Run
For a second consecutive year, Butler ended a remarkable basketball season in the title game of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. And for the second straight year, the Bulldogs etched their name in the Butler, Horizon League and NCAA record books.
April 21, 2011
Matt Howard Named Scholar-Athlete of the Month
Butler senior Matt Howard, who led Butler to a second straight league tournament championship and a fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, has been named Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for March. It’s the third time this season that the Butler forward has earned the league’s academic honor.
April 19, 2011
Butler Places Eight On Academic All-League Squads
Eight Butler student-athletes, including three men’s basketball players, have been named to the 2010-11 Horizon League Winter Academic All-League Teams, announced by the league office on Tuesday, April 19. The honored athletes were chosen by a vote of league faculty athletic representatives and sports information directors.
April 19, 2011
Micah Shrewsberry Named Assistant Coach At Purdue
Micah Shrewsberry, who helped Butler to back-to-back Final Four appearances, has accepted a position as an assistant coach at Purdue University. The former Butler assistant was officially named to head coach Matt Painter’s staff on Tuesday (April 19).
April 12, 2011
Shelvin Mack Declares For NBA Draft
Butler junior guard Shelvin Mack, who helped lead the Bulldogs to the NCAA Division I men’s basketball national championship game for a second straight year, has submitted the necessary paperwork to declare for this year’s National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft. He has not hired an agent and has followed all of the guidelines to retain his eligibility.
April 11, 2011
Butler Basketball Celebration Video
Click here to see WISH-TV's coverage of the celebration Butler held for the Bulldog basketball team. It's a four-part video.
April 4, 2011
Bulldogs Finish As National Runner-up
For the second consecutive year, the Butler men’s basketball team is the national runner-up. Connecticut held the Bulldogs to 18.8 percent shooting and the Huskies defeated BU in the NCAA national title game, 53-41. Butler finishes the year 28-10.
April 3, 2011
BUTLER TO FACE UCONN FOR NATIONAL TITLE
For the second consecutive year, Butler has advanced to the title game of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The Bulldogs will square off against Connecticut on Monday, April 4, at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, for the national championship trophy. The game is scheduled for a 9:23 p.m. (ET) tip and will be broadcast to a national audience on CBS.
April 3, 2011
Final Four Coverage - Sunday
The Butler men's basketball team is the top story in sports this weekend. On the day before the Bulldogs battle UConn for the national championship, the team met with the media and had a practice at Reliant Stadium.
April 2, 2011
DAWGS BEAT VCU, ADVANCE TO NATIONAL TITLE GAME
The Bulldogs’ remarkable tourney run to Houston will last one more game. Butler is back in the NCAA national final, grinding its way to a 70-62 win over VCU Saturday night in the Final Four.
April 1, 2011
Butler Meets VCU In National Semifinals
The basketball experts around the country speculating on who would this year’s “Butler” in the NCAA Tournament overlooked the obvious. Butler will make its second consecutive appearance in the national semifinals of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship when it faces Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, April 2, at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The game will tip at 6:09 p.m. (ET) and will be televised nationally on CBS.
April 1, 2011
Butler Reaps Publicity Value From Final Four Run
As the Butler men’s basketball team prepares for its second consecutive appearance in the national semifinals of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the University has already reaped a windfall in the area of publicity. A study commissioned by the Butler athletic department found that last year’s NCAA Tournament run generated well in excess of 600 million dollars in publicity value.
April 1, 2011
Final Four Coverage - Friday
The countdown toward Saturday’s national semifinal game against Virginia Commonwealth continues. Click here for coverage of Friday’s activities at the Final Four in Houston.
March 31, 2011
Matt Howard Receives NCAA Elite 88 Award
Butler forward Matt Howard, who has performed to a high level of excellence on the basketball court and in the classroom, has been named recipient of the Elite 88 Award for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. It’s the second consecutive year that Howard has earned the prestigious NCAA academic award.
March 31, 2011
Final Four Coverage - Thursday
The Butler men's basketball team arrived at Reliant Stadium for the first time Thursday morning. It was a busy day for the Bulldogs, who started the day doing promo work for CBS. Click here for more Final Four coverage from Thursday.
March 30, 2011
BULLDOGS LAND IN HOUSTON
The Final Four-bound Butler Bulldogs are in Houston. Click here to watch a video of the team's trip.
March 29, 2011
BULLDOGS RETURN TO THE FINAL FOUR
Butler is returning to the Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship for the second consecutive year. The Bulldogs (27-9), champions of the Southeast Regional, will face No. 11 seed Virginia Commonwealth (28-11) in the first semifinal game on Saturday, April 2. The contest is scheduled to tip at 6:09 p.m. (ET) at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
March 28, 2011
FINAL FOUR MEDIA - PLAYER AVAILABILITY
Six Butler players - Matt Howard, Shelvin Mack, Ronald Nored, Zach Hahn, Andrew Smith and Chase Stigall - met with the media Monday afternoon in Hinkle Fieldhouse. Click here to see videos and a photo gallery.
March 28, 2011
FINAL FOUR MEDIA - BRAD STEVENS
Butler head coach Brad Stevens was available to the media Monday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Click here for a photo gallery and video coverage.
March 27, 2011
FINAL FOUR CAMPUS REACTIONS
The Butler Bulldogs are back in the Final Four! Click here to see videos and photos of Butler University rejoicing in another Final Four berth.
March 26, 2011
NEXT STOP: HOUSTON FOR THE FINAL FOUR
For the second consecutive year, the Butler men's basketball team has captured the eyes of the nation. For the next week, the Butler Bulldogs will be the top story in all of sports as they head to the NCAA Final Four in Houston.
March 26, 2011
FINAL FOUR TICKET INFORMATION
The Butler Bulldogs are headed back to the Final Four with an incredible come-from-behind win over the Florida Gators! Click here for ticket and travel information.
March 25, 2011
Butler Faces Florida In The Elite Eight
For the second consecutive year and for the second time in school history, Butler has advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships. Butler will meet Florida in the round of eight at the New Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 26, at 3:30 p.m. (CT), and the game will be televised nationally on CBS..
March 24, 2011
Bulldogs Win, Move To Elite Eight
For the second time in school history, Butler men's basketball has advanced to the Elite 8. Senior Matt Howard scored 20 points and junior Shelvin Mack added 13 in a 61-54 win over Wisconsin in the NCAA Southeast Regional Semifinal Thursday night in New Orleans Arena. BU will play Florida Saturday with a Final Four berth on the line.
March 23, 2011
Bulldogs Meet Wisconsin In Sweet 16
Butler will make its fourth “Sweet 16” appearance in nine years when it meets No. 4 seed Wisconsin in the Southeast Regional of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Thursday, March 24. The game between the two Midwest teams is scheduled for a 9:57 p.m. (ET) tip and will be televised nationally on TBS.
March 21, 2011
Listen To Brad Stevens On Dan Patrick Show
Click here to listen to an interview with Brad Stevens on the Dan Patrick Show. (Courtesy of danpatrick.com).
March 19, 2011
Bulldogs Heading To Sweet 16
For the fourth time in nine years, the Butler men's basketball team is going to the Sweet 16. The Bulldogs picked up their 11th straight win Saturday night, winning in the final second for the second time in three days.
March 17, 2011
Howard Lifts Butler Over Old Dominion
Forward Matt Howard hit a lay-up with less than a second remaining to lift Butler to a 60-58 victory over Old Dominion in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship at the Verizon Center on Thursday (March 17). The win advances the Bulldogs to the third round of the tournament on Saturday (March 19).
March 17, 2011
Bulldogs Face Top-Seeded Pittsburgh
For the fourth time in five years, Butler has advanced in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The Bulldogs, coming off a second round victory over Old Dominion, will face Pittsburgh, the No. 1 seed in the Southeast Regional, in a third-round match-up at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 19. The game will tip at 7:10 p.m. (ET) and will be televised nationally on TBS.
March 15, 2011
Bulldogs Meet Familiar Foe In NCAA Tournament
For the second time in five years, Butler will begin the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship against Old Dominion. The Bulldogs will square off against the Colonial Athletic Association champions at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 17. The second round game will tip at 12:40 p.m. (ET) and will be televised on truTV.
March 14, 2011
Butler To Face Old Dominion In NCAA Tournament
Butler, seeded No. 8 in the Southeast Regional, will face No. 9 seed Old Dominion in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on Thursday, March 17. The game is slated for a 12:40 p.m. (ET) tip at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
March 8, 2011
Defense Lifts Butler To League Crown
Senior Matt Howard scored a game-high 18 points and Butler used a rock-solid defensive effort to defeat top-seeded Milwaukee, 59-44, in the title game of the 2011 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship at U. S. Cellular Arena on Tuesday, March 8.
March 7, 2011
Horizon League Championship Press Conference
Click here to watch Monday afternoon's Horizon League Championship press conference. Head coach Brad Stevens and seniors Matt Howard and Shawn Vanzant spoke about the team's 12th league tournament final appearance in 15 years.
March 6, 2011
Bulldogs Face Milwaukee For Horizon League Title
Butler will be bidding for a league-record seventh tournament crown and an automatic NCAA berth when it squares off against top-seeded Milwaukee in the title game of the 2011 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday, March 8. The 9 p.m. (ET) game at Milwaukee’s U. S. Cellular Arena will be televised nationally on ESPN.
March 5, 2011
Vanzant Leads Butler To Horizon League Title Game
Senior Shawn Vanzant scored all his team-high 18 points in the final 13 minutes of the game to help lead Butler past Cleveland State, 76-68, in the semifinals of the 2011 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship at U. S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wis. The win sends Butler to a league-record sixth straight tournament championship game.
March 3, 2011
Bulldogs Begin Horizon League Tournament Play
For the sixth straight year, Butler will begin Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship play in the tournament semifinals. The Bulldogs will face the either Cleveland State or Wright State on Saturday, March 5, at 6 p.m. (ET) in the first tournament semifinal game at U. S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wis.
February 28, 2011
Matt Howard, Shelvin Mack Named All-Horizon League
Butler senior Matt Howard was named first team and junior Shelvin Mack was picked second team on the 2010-11 Horizon League Men’s Basketball All-League Team, released by the league office on Monday (Feb. 28). Both Butler players were repeat selections on the All-League squad, chosen by league coaches, media and sports information directors.
February 26, 2011
Butler's Brad Stevens Recovering From Eye Condition
Butler head coach Brad Stevens is resting at home after suffering what was described as corneal edema. Stevens left the court late in the first half of Butler’s home game with Loyola and was taken to the office of Dr. John Abrams, Butler’s team eye doctor.
February 26, 2011
Butler Clinches Record Fifth Straight League Title
Junior Shelvin Mack scored a game-high 18 points and Butler rallied in the absence of head coach Brad Stevens to defeat Loyola, 63-56, in a key Horizon League game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday. The win, Butler’s seventh straight, gave the Bulldogs a share of a league-record fifth straight Horizon League title.
February 24, 2011
Bulldogs Get Title Shot Against Loyola
Butler will close out its 2010-11 regular season slate when it hosts Loyola in an all-important Horizon League contest on Saturday, Feb. 26. The game at Hinkle Fieldhouse, which is already sold out, will start at 2 p.m. (ET) and will be televised locally on WNDY 23.
February 23, 2011
Matt Howard Video Feature
Click here to watch a video feature on Matt Howard, who was recently named 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year.
February 22, 2011
Matt Howard Named Academic All-American of the Year
Butler senior forward Matt Howard has been named the 2010-11 NCAA Division I Academic All-American of the Year. Howard was chosen to the Capital One Academic All-America Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA), for a school-record third consecutive year.
February 19, 2011
Butler Rolls At UIC, 79-52
Senior Matt Howard led four Butler players in double-figures and the Bulldogs used a strong finish to the first half to pull away from host UIC and post a 79-52 victory at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 19. The win was Butler’s sixth straight and gave the Bulldogs a sixth consecutive 20-win season.
February 18, 2011
Coach Brad Stevens Featured In ESPN Commercial
Click here to see an ESPN commecial featuring Brad Stevens and several other prominent college basketball coaches.
February 17, 2011
Bulldogs Close Road Slate At UIC
Butler will close out its 2010-11 regular season road slate and try to gain ground in a tough Horizon League race when it visits UIC on Saturday, Feb. 19. The game at the UIC Pavilion is scheduled for a 1 p.m. (CT, 2 p.m. in Indianapolis) tip and will be televised on WNDY 23.
February 16, 2011
Butler Edges Green Bay, 64-62
Senior Matt Howard’s slam dunk with 0:01.8 left on the clock lifted visiting Butler to a 64-62 victory over Green Bay in a Horizon League game at the Resch Center on Tuesday (Feb. 15). The win was Butler’s fifth straight and boosted the Bulldogs into third place in the league standings.
February 15, 2011
Tickets For 2/26 vs. Loyola: SOLD OUT
The Butler men's basketball game against Loyola set for Saturday, Feb. 26 is sold out. Click here for more information.
February 14, 2011
Bulldogs Begin Closing Stretch At Green Bay
Butler will face the first of its final two road games when it visits Green Bay for a key Horizon League test on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The two teams will square off at Green Bay’s Resch Center at 8 p.m. (ET) in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN3.com.
February 12, 2011
Second Half Lifts Butler Past Detroit, 66-51
Junior Shelvin Mack single-handedly out-scored visiting Detroit in the final 20 minutes and Butler pulled away to a 66-51 Horizon League victory at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday (Feb. 12). The win was Butler’s fourth straight and lifted the Bulldogs into a tie for third place in the league standings.
February 11, 2011
Butler Closes Homestand Against Detroit
Butler will close an already successful homestand when Detroit comes to Hinkle Fieldhouse for a nationally-televised game on Saturday, Feb. 12. The contest between the two Horizon League foes will start at 8 p.m. (ET) and will be televised on ESPN2.
February 10, 2011
Bulldogs Knock Off Wright State, 71-63
Playing without leading scorer and rebounder Matt Howard, Butler pulled together one of its best shooting performances of the season and handed visiting Wright State at 71-63 setback in a key Horizon League game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Thursday (Feb. 10). The win was Butler’s third straight and lifted the Bulldogs to 17-9 on the season and 9-5 in league play.
February 9, 2011
Bulldogs Host Wright State In Rematch
Butler, coming off back-to-back wins, will continue its three-game homestand on Thursday, Feb. 10, when it faces Wright State for the second time this season. The two Horizon League foes will square off at Hinkle Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. (ET) in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
February 7, 2011
Bulldogs Hold Off UIC, 72-65
Butler overcame the loss of its leading scorer and rebounder and an early second half deficit to hand visiting UIC a 72-65 setback in a hard-fought Horizon League game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Monday, Feb. 7. The win lifted the Bulldogs into a tie for fourth place in the league standings.
February 6, 2011
Bulldogs Begin Homestand Against UIC
Butler, coming off three consecutive road contests, will begin a three-game homestand when it hosts Horizon League foe UIC on Monday, Feb. 7. The first meeting between the two teams this season is scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. (ET) at Hinkle Fieldhouse and will be televised locally on WNDY 23.
February 5, 2011
Bulldogs Upend Cleveland State, 73-61
Senior Matt Howard led five players in double figures and Butler pulled away in the second half to defeat league-leading Cleveland State, 73-61, at the Wolstein Center on Saturday, Feb. 5. The win snapped Butler’s three-game losing skid and gave the Bulldogs a season sweep of the first place Vikings.
February 4, 2011
Bulldogs Face League-Leading Cleveland State
Butler will try to snap its longest losing skid in more than half a decade when it visits the hottest team in the Horizon League for a nationally-televised game on Saturday, Feb. 5. The game against league-leading Cleveland State at the Wolstein Center is slated for 12 noon (ET) and will be broadcast on ESPN2.
February 3, 2011
Youngstown State Upsets Butler, 62-60
Freshman Kendrick Perry capped a 10-0 closing run with a three-point field goal to lift host Youngstown State to a 62-60 victory over Butler at the Beeghly Center on Thursday, Feb. 3. The loss was Butler’s third straight and dropped the Bulldogs to 14-9 on the season and 6-5 in the Horizon League.
February 1, 2011
Bulldogs Begin Ohio Swing At Youngstown State
Butler begins a crucial two-game, Horizon League road swing through northeast Ohio when it visits Youngstown State on Thursday, Feb. 3. The league test at the Beeghly Center on the Youngstown State campus is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. (ET).
January 29, 2011
Butler Falls In Overtime At Valparaiso, 85-79
Host Valparaiso hit five of seven shots, including two from beyond the three-point arc, and pulled away to an 85-79 victory over Butler in a key Horizon League showdown at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday, Jan. 29. The win lifted the Crusaders into a share of first place in the league, while Butler slipped to fourth.
January 27, 2011
Bulldogs Visit Indiana Foe Valparaiso
Butler faces a major road test when it visits state foe Valparaiso for a key Horizon League showdown on Saturday, Jan. 29. The contest at Valparaiso’s Athletics-Recreation Center will start at 2 p.m (ET) and will be the featured Horizon League Game of the Week. The game will be televised in Indianapolis on WNDY-TV.
January 23, 2011
Bulldogs Fall In Overtime To Milwaukee, 86-80
Visiting Milwaukee turned a 13-4 scoring run in overtime into an 86-80 victory over Butler in a rematch at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Sunday (Jan. 23) afternoon. The loss kept Butler from gaining a share of first place in the Horizon League.
January 22, 2011
Butler Faces Rematch With Milwaukee
Butler will close out its brief homestand when it faces Milwaukee for the second time this month in a key Horizon League game on Sunday, Jan. 23. The rematch is slated for 2 p.m. (ET) at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse and will be televised regionally on WNDY-TV and Time Warner Wisconsin.
January 21, 2011
Bulldogs Hold Off Green Bay, 81-75
Senior Matt Howard turned in the best overall performance of his Butler career and the Bulldogs held off a late charge by visiting Green Bay to post an 81-75 Horizon League win at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday (Jan. 21). The win helped the Bulldogs maintain a share of second place in the league standings.
January 20, 2011
Brad Stevens Named To World University Games Staff
Butler men’s basketball coach Brad Stevens has been named an assistant coach for the 2011 USA Men’s World University Games Team, USA Basketball announced today. Purdue’s Matt Painter was named head coach of the U.S. team, and Missouri State’s Cuonzo Martin was selected as an assistant coach.
January 19, 2011
Bulldogs Begin Brief Homestand Against Green Bay
Butler will begin a two-game homestand when it hosts Horizon League foe Green Bay on Friday, Jan. 21. The game, Butler’s third consecutive Friday night contest, is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ET) at Hinkle Fieldhouse and will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
January 16, 2011
Wright State Takes 69-64 Decision From Bulldogs
A three-point field goal attempt to tie the game by Butler’s Shelvin Mack with 0:06 remaining hit the back of the rim and the front of the rim twice, before popping out, and host Wright State held on to hand the Bulldogs a 69-64 setback at the Nutter Center on Sunday (Jan. 16) evening.
January 15, 2011
Bulldogs Close Showdown Weekend At Wright State
Butler will close out a key two-game Horizon League road trip when it visits Wright State on Sunday, Jan. 16, evening. The game at Wright State’s Nutter Center will start at 7 p.m (ET) and will be televised in Indianapolis on WNDY-TV.
January 14, 2011
Matt Howard Earns Horizon League Academic Honor
Butler senior Matt Howard, who matched his lofty standing in the classroom with a high-powered performance on the basketball court, has been named Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December.
January 14, 2011
Butler Rolls Over Detroit, 87-64
Senior Matt Howard led five Butler players in double-figures with 17 points and the Bulldogs pulled away to an 87-64 victory over Detroit in a first place showdown at Calihan Hall on Friday, Jan. 14. The 23-point win left the Bulldogs tied with Valparaiso for the top spot in the league.
January 13, 2011
Bulldogs Face Detroit In First Place Showdown
Butler will face one of the top teams in the Horizon League for the second time in eight days when it visits Detroit for a nationally-televised game on Friday, Jan. 14. The feature contest at Calihan Hall will tip at 9 p.m. (ET) and be broadcast on ESPNU.
January 9, 2011
Butler Survives Hot-Shooting Youngstown State, 84-79
Junior Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 28 points and senior Matt Howard added 26 to help Butler hold off a hot-shooting Youngstown State team, 84-79, at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Sunday, Jan. 9. The victory lifted Butler into a share of first place in the Horizon League.
January 8, 2011
Bulldogs Face Youngstown State In Sunday Matinee
Butler will return to the court, less than 48 hours after knocking off league-leading Cleveland State, and try to pick up a second consecutive win when it hosts Youngstown State on Sunday, Jan. 9. The afternoon Horizon League contest at Hinkle Fieldhouse will start a 2 p.m. (ET) and will be televised locally on WNDY-TV.
January 7, 2011
Butler Rolls Over Cleveland State, 79-56
Sophomore Andrew Smith made the most of his first career appearance against Cleveland State, finishing with his first career double-double and leading Butler to a convincing, 79-56, victory over the league-leading Vikings at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday, Jan. 7. The win helped lift the Bulldogs into a four-way tie for second place in the Horizon League.
January 6, 2011
Bulldogs Host League-Leading Cleveland State
Butler, coming off its first league setback in more than a year, will face its stiffest home test yet when it hosts league-leading Cleveland State on Friday, Jan. 7. The prime time showdown at Hinkle Fieldhouse is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ET) and will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
January 4, 2011
Milwaukee Overpowers Butler, 76-52
Forwards Anthony Hill and Tony Meier combined for 42 points and guard Kaylon Williams added a triple-double to help host Milwaukee cruise to a 76-52 victory over Butler at U. S. Cellular Arena on Monday, Jan. 3. It was Butler’s biggest margin of defeat in more than five seasons.
January 2, 2011
Bulldogs Face League Road Challenge At Milwaukee
Butler, coming off a New Year’s Day victory at home, will play its first road game of 2011 when it visits Milwaukee for a stiff Horizon League test on Monday, Jan. 3. The game at Milwaukee’s U. S. Cellular Arena is slated for a 7 p.m. (CT, 8 p.m. in Indianapolis) tip.
January 1, 2011
Butler Pulls Away From Valparaiso, 76-59
Junior Shelvin Mack led a balanced attack with 16 points and Butler used a strong closing run to defeat visiting Valparaiso, 76-59, in a feature Horizon League game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on New Year’s Day. The win was Butler’s sixth straight and lifted the Bulldogs to 10-4 on the season and 2-0 in league play.
December 29, 2010
Butler Rings In New Year Against Valparaiso
Butler will bid a fond farewell to 2010 and try for a successful start to 2011 when it hosts Horizon League foe Valparaiso on Saturday, Jan. 1. The New Year’s Day matinee will tip-off at 2 p.m. (ET) at Hinkle Fieldhouse and will be televised locally on WNDY-TV.
December 27, 2010
Matt Howard Named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week
Butler senior Matt Howard, who helped lead Butler to the championship of the 2010 Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been named Horizon League Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week. He earned the league’s weekly honor for the second consecutive week and for the fourth time during his Butler career.
December 25, 2010
Bulldogs Win Diamond Head Classic
The Butler men's basketball team is coming home from sunny Hawaii with a tournament championship. The Bulldogs buried a barrage of 3-pointers en route to an 84-68 win over Washington State in the title game of the Diamond Head Classic.
December 24, 2010
Butler Meets Washington State In DHC Title Game
For the third time in as many trips to Hawaii, Butler will be playing for a tournament championship. The Bulldogs will square off against Washington State in the title game of the 2010 Diamond Head Classic at 9:30 p.m. (ET) on Christmas Day. The game at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu will be televised on ESPN2.
December 23, 2010
Bulldogs Edge Florida State, 67-64
Junior Shelvin Mack scored all of his 17 points in the second half to help Butler hold on to a 67-64 victory over Florida State in the semifinals of the 2010 Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center on Thursday, Dec. 23. The win sends the Bulldogs into the title game against Washington State on Christmas Day.
December 22, 2010
Bulldogs Hold On Against Utah, 74-62
Senior Matt Howard scored a game-high 23 points and junior Ronald Nored added a career-high 16 points, all in the second half, to lead Butler to a 74-62 victory over Utah in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center on Wednesday, Dec. 22. It was the third straight win for the 7-4 Bulldogs.
December 20, 2010
Matt Howard Named Horizon League Player of the Week
Butler senior Matt Howard, who put on a prime time performance in a nationally-televised game, has been named Horizon League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. He’s the first Bulldog to be honored this season.
December 19, 2010
Bulldogs Face Utah At Diamond Head Classic
Butler will leave the snow and frigid temperatures of Indiana and close out 2010 in Hawaii at the Diamond Head Classic. The Bulldogs will face Utah on Wednesday, Dec. 22, in the first round of the eight-team tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, and the game will be televised on ESPNU at 11 p.m. (ET).
December 18, 2010
Bulldogs Cruise Past Stanford, 83-50
Senior Matt Howard posted his fourth double-double of the season and Butler cruised to an 83-50 victory over visiting Stanford in a non-league game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 18. The victory, which was nationally-televised on CBS, lifted the Bulldogs to 6-4 on the young season.
December 16, 2010
Bulldogs Host First-Time Visitor Stanford
Butler will face a first-time visitor for the second consecutive game when it hosts Stanford in a non-league test on Saturday, Dec. 18. The game will tip at 2:05 p.m. (ET) and will be nationally-televised on CBS.
December 14, 2010
Butler Basketball: ESPNU All-Access
Click here to watch Butler basketball's all-access profile that aired on ESPNU, hosted by Andy Katz. Video courtesy of ESPNU.
December 11, 2010
Bulldogs Roll Past Mississippi Valley State
Senior Matt Howard scored a season-high 26 points and sparked Butler to a 91-71 victory over visiting Mississippi Valley State in a non-league game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 11. The win snapped the Bulldogs’ two-game skid.
December 10, 2010
Bulldogs Host Mississippi Valley State
Butler, coming off a three-game road stretch, will play its next two games at home, beginning with a non-league test against Mississippi Valley State on Saturday, Dec. 11. The game at Hinkle Fieldhouse will tip-off at 7 p.m. (ET) and will be televised locally on WNDY-TV.
December 9, 2010
Xavier Edges Butler, 51-49
Guard Mark Lyons made two free throws with 0:03.4 left on the clock to lift host Xavier to a 51-49 victory over Butler in a non-league game at the Cintas Center on Thursday (Dec. 9). The loss was Butler’s second straight and third in the last four games.
December 8, 2010
Butler Visits Atlantic 10 Power Xavier
Butler will wrap up a stretch of three consecutive games away from home when it visits Atlantic 10 Conference power Xavier for a non-league tilt on Thursday, Dec. 9. The game at the Cintas Center on Xavier’s campus will start at 9 p.m. (ET) and will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
December 4, 2010
Butler Falls To Top-Ranked Duke, 82-70
Senior Kyle Singler sparked an 12-0 run midway through the second half that lifted No. 1 Duke to an 82-70 victory over Butler in the Carquest Auto Parts Classic at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J. The nationally-televised game was a rematch of last spring’s NCAA Division I Championship game.
December 3, 2010
Bulldogs Face No. 1 Duke In Carquest Auto Parts Classic
For the second time in seven months, Butler will square off against Duke in a nationally-televised game. The two national finalists from last year’s NCAA Tournament will meet at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., in the Carquest Auto Parts Classic on Saturday, Dec. 4, in a rematch that will be televised on ESPN at 3:15 p.m. (ET).
December 2, 2010
Bulldogs Hold Off Loyola, 65-63
Senior Zach Hahn hit a pair of clutch free throws with seven seconds remaining and Butler handed host Loyola its first 2010-11 loss, 65-63, in the Horizon League opener for both teams at the Joseph J. Gentile Center on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
November 30, 2010
Bulldogs Begin League Play At Unbeaten Loyola
Butler will begin its bid for a fifth consecutive Horizon League regular season championship when it visits Loyola on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The league-opener at the Joseph J. Gentile Center on Loyola’s campus is scheduled for a 7 p.m. (CT, 8 p.m. in Indianapolis) tip-off and will be televised in Indianapolis on WNDY-TV.
November 27, 2010
Bulldogs Lose In Overtime To Evansville, 71-68
Forward Denver Holmes hit a clutch three-point field goal with 0:18 left in overtime to lift visiting Evansville to a 71-68 victory over Butler in a non-league game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday, Nov. 27. The loss, Butler’s first at home in the past 18 games, left the Bulldogs at 3-2 on the young season.
November 26, 2010
Butler Hosts Long-Time Foe Evansville
Butler will square off against state foe Evansville for the 116th time on Saturday, Nov. 27. The non-league contest at Hinkle Fieldhouse will start at 2 p.m. (ET) and will be televised locally on WNDY-TV.
November 26, 2010
LIVE BLOG: Men's Basketball vs. Evansville
Can't make it to Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon? Follow along on the live blog on ButlerSports.com. The blog starts at 1:45 p.m.
November 24, 2010
Bench Lifts Butler To 70-57 Win At Siena
Senior Matt Howard posted his second consecutive double-double and Butler picked up a big lift from the bench in a 70-57 victory over Siena in a non-league game at Times Union Center on Tuesday, Nov. 23. It was Butler’s second straight win and lifted the Bulldogs to 3-1 on the young season.
November 23, 2010
Butler Ticket Office Hours - Friday, Nov. 26
The Butler ticket box office will be having a special BLUE FRIDAY at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The ticket office will be open Friday, Nov. 26 from 5 a.m. - 8 a.m. All upper level adult tickets for ANY GAME are $10. Youth tickets wil remain the same price.
November 22, 2010
Butler Visits Siena In BracketBusters Rematch
Butler will make the first of two trips to New York in a 12-day span when it visits Siena for a rematch of last year’s BracketBusters game on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The contest at Times Union Center in downtown Albany will start at 7 p.m. (ET) and will be televised locally on WNDY 23.
November 20, 2010
Butler Rolls To Big Win Over Ball State
Shelvin Mack scored a game-high 19 points and teammate Matt Howard added a double-double to lead #16/18 Butler to an 88-55 victory over visiting Ball State in a non-league game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday, Nov. 20. The win lifted to Bulldogs to 2-1 on the young season.
November 20, 2010
LIVE BLOG: Men's Basketball vs. Ball State
Can't make it out to Hinkle Fieldhouse? Click here to follow along as the Dawgs host the Ball State Cardinals Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.
November 19, 2010
Bulldogs Face Unbeaten Ball State
Butler will try to bounce back from its first 2010-11 setback, when it hosts Indiana foe Ball State on Saturday, Nov. 20. The non-league game at Hinkle Fieldhouse will start at 2 p.m. (ET) and will be televised locally on WNDY 23.
November 17, 2010
Bulldogs Fall At Louisville, 88-73
Rakeem Buckles scored 17 points and four teammates added double-figures to lead host Louisville to an 88-73 victory over #16/18 Butler in the opening game of the new KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday, Nov. 16. The loss dropped Butler to 1-1 on the young season.
November 17, 2010
Siena Game To Be Televised On WNDY 23
The Butler men’s basketball game at Siena on Tuesday, Nov. 23, will be broadcast live in Indianapolis on WNDY 23. The game has been added to Butler’s local television package, giving the Bulldogs 14 appearances on the Indianapolis station.
November 16, 2010
LIVE BLOG: Men's Basketball at Lousiville
Butler fans, be sure to join us on ButlerSports.com Tuesday night as the No. 16 Bulldogs play at Louisville. The live blog starts at 7:45, and the game will be televised on ESPN.
November 15, 2010
Butler Faces Louisville In New KFC Yum! Center
Butler will make its first visit to Louisville in more than three decades when it heads south to face the Cardinals in the first game in the new KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday, Nov. 16. The non-league contest, which will be nationally-televised on ESPN, is scheduled for an 8 p.m. (ET) tip-off.
November 13, 2010
Butler Rolls Past Marian, 83-54
Junior Shelvin Mack scored a game-high 20 points to lead Butler to an 83-54 victory over visiting Marian in the season-opener for the Bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday, Nov. 13. All 14 Butler players saw action in the win and 12 cracked the scoring column.
November 13, 2010
LIVE BLOG: Men's Basketball vs. Marian
Basketball season is here! Follow along live as the Bulldogs open the men's hoops season at home against Marian. Blog starts at 2 p.m.
November 11, 2010
Bulldogs Open 2010-11 Season Against Marian
Butler will tip-off the 2010-11 season and start a string of five games in 14 days when it hosts Marian on Saturday, Nov. 13. The season-opener at Hinkle Fieldhouse will start at 2 p.m. (ET) and will be preceded by Butler’s unveiling of its 2010 Final Four banner.
November 10, 2010
Butler Adds Four Men’s Basketball Recruits
Just seven months removed from the Final Four, Butler head coach Brad Stevens added his “First Four” 2011-12 men’s basketball recruits on the first day of the NCAA Fall Signing Period. The Butler coach received signed commitments from 6-4 Roosevelt Jones of O’Fallon, Ill., 6-1 Jackson Aldridge of Sydney, Australia, 6-6 Andy Smeathers of Bargersville and 6-9 Kameron Woods of Louisville, Ky.
November 4, 2010
Butler Drops Hanover, 80-41, In Exhibition Game
Junior Shelvin Mack scored a game-high 13 points and senior Matt Howard added a double-double to lead Butler to an 80-41 victory over visiting Hanover in an exhibition contest at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Thursday, Nov. 4. The game was the final preseason test for the Bulldogs.
November 4, 2010
LIVE BLOG: Men's Basketball vs. Hanover
The No. 17 Butler men's basketball team has one more exhibition before opening the regular season next Saturday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Click here to follow along LIVE as the Dawgs take on Hanover. The blog will begin at 6:45 p.m.
November 3, 2010
Bulldogs Face Hanover In Final Exhibition Game
Butler’s coaching staff will get their last preseason look at the 2010-11 Bulldogs in the team’s second and final exhibition game on Thursday, Nov. 4. The Bulldogs will host NCAA Division III foe Hanover in a contest at that will start at 7 p.m. (ET) at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
October 30, 2010
Butler Rolls Past Florida Southern, 90-70
Senior Matt Howard scored a game-high 19 points and teammate Ronald Nored added 14 to lead #17/18 Butler to a 90-70 victory over visiting Florida Southern in an exhibition men’s basketball game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday, Oct. 30, afternoon. The game was Butler’s first 2010-11 test.
October 30, 2010
LIVE BLOG: Men's Basketball vs. Florida Southern
Can't make this Saturday's game at Hinkle Fieldhouse? Don't miss the 2010-11 Butler men's basketball team's first outing after the program's most historic season. Click here to follow the live blog, beginning Saturday at 1:45 p.m.
October 29, 2010
Bulldogs Host Florida Southern In Exhibition Opener
Nearly seven months after the NCAA Division I national championship game, Butler will return to the basketball court to begin the 2010-11 season. The Bulldogs’ first test will come in an exhibition game against Florida Southern on Saturday, Oct. 30. The contest at Hinkle Fieldhouse will start at 2 p.m. (ET).
October 27, 2010
Brad Stevens Begins Regular Appearance on 1070
Butler head coach Brad Stevens will be heard each week on the Dan Dakich Show on 1070 The Fan, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 12:32 p.m. The regular appearance is part 1070 The Fan becoming the new radio home of Butler Basketball.
October 27, 2010
Listen To Brad Stevens On Dan Dakich Show (Oct. 27)
Click here to listen to Butler men's basketball coach Brad Stevens talk scheduling and the new season with Dan Dakich on 1070 The Fan.
October 21, 2010
Butler Exhibition Game Tickets On Sale Oct. 25th
Butler Mens Basketball exhibition game tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. Butler will play exhibition games against Florida Southern at 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 and Hanover at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4.
October 19, 2010
Butler Tabbed Unanimous Favorite In Horizon League
Butler received all 48 first place votes and was picked as the unanimous favorite to win the 2010-11 Horizon League men’s basketball title in the annual preseason poll of league coaches, media and sports information directors. It’s the second straight year that the Bulldogs have been tabbed as the league favorite and the third time in four seasons.
October 18, 2010
Brad Stevens On 1070 The Fan: One on One
Click here to listen to head coach Brad Stevens' interview with Mark Montieth, courtesy of 1070 The Fan.
October 14, 2010
Butler Begins Men's Basketball Practice Off-Campus
Butler, less than seven months removed from an appearance in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game, will begin regular season practice for the 2010-11 campaign on Friday, Oct. 15. The Bulldogs will approach their first practice session in the same workman-like fashion that they’ve carried into each season, but this year they’ll do it in a new setting.
September 16, 2010
Ticket Update Regarding Select Road Games
Click here to find some information regarding tickets to the Duke, Louisville and Xavier road games. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
September 7, 2010
Challenging 2010-11 Schedule Awaits Bulldogs
A rematch of last years NCAA National Championship game, meetings with traditional powers Louisville and Stanford and a rugged, eight-team tournament in Hawaii highlight Butlers 2010-11 mens basketball schedule. The Bulldogs slate includes 14 regular season home games and a pair of exhibition contests in Hinkle Fieldhouse.
August 31, 2010
Butlers Willie Veasley Playing In Japan
Former Butler player Willie Veasley has signed a one-year contract to play for Niigata Albirex in the Japan BJ League. The 6-3 forward reported to his professional team on August 22.
August 16, 2010
Butler Joins Historic Basketball Event In Indianapolis
Butler will join with Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame in a one-day men's basketball doubleheader that is sure to stir memories of one of the storied basketball events in state history. The Crossroads Classic involving the four schools was finalized in a press conference at Conseco Fieldhouse on Monday, August 16.
August 5, 2010
Butler To Face Utah In Hawaii
Butler will meet Utah out of the Mountain West Conference in the first round of the 2010 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic on Wednesday, Dec. 22. The game will be one of four first round contests in the eight-team tournament being played at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
August 2, 2010
Shelvin Mack Earns Additional USA Basketball Berth
An already busy summer just got a little busier for Butler junior guard Shelvin Mack. The 6-3 backcourt ace was one of ten members of the USA Select Team chosen to participate in a second training session against the 2010 USA Mens World Championship Team in New York, August 10-13.
July 30, 2010
Brandon Gaudin Joins Butler Basketball Radio Team
Brandon Gaudin, a 2006 Butler graduate, will be the new radio voice of Butler mens basketball. Gaudin will take over the play-by-play position formerly held by Butler Director of Corporate Sponsorships Joe Gentry, who is stepping down to take on additional duties in his full-time position with the Bulldogs.
July 8, 2010
Shelvin Mack Named To USA Select Team
Butler guard Shelvin Mack has been chosen by USA Basketball as one of 20 collegiate players to comprise the USA Mens Select Team that will train against the 2010 USA Basketball Mens National Team during its July 19-24 training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada. It marks the second straight summer of USA Basketball experience for the Butler junior.
June 29, 2010
Butler Mens Basketball Moves to 1070 The Fan
Butler University has selected Emmis Communications 1070 The Fan as the new radio home of Butler Mens Basketball. The multi-year deal begins in the fall of 2010 and includes all exhibition, regular season and post-season games.
June 9, 2010
2010-11 Butler Basketball Season Tickets On Sale
Following a 33-5 season in which the Bulldogs finished national runner-up, Butler mens basketball season tickets are now on sale. Dont miss out on the excitement of 16 home games this season at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse.
April 9, 2010
Coach Stevens Press Conference
Butler basketball coach Brad Stevens met with local media Friday afternoon to discuss his new 12-year contract extension to coach the Bulldogs. Click here to find audio of the press conference