Indianapolis, IN – October 11, 2012 – Butler Basketball returns to MyINDY-TV 23 as the Bulldogs enter new territory with the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2012-13. For the fifth season in a row, MyINDY-TV 23 brings Butler Bulldog Basketball to local television viewers all across Central Indiana, with ten (10) LIVE game broadcasts from the historic Hinkle Fieldhouse.
"We are pleased to welcome the Bulldogs back on MyINDY-TV 23 for a fifth season. For the last four years, we have brought Butler Basketball into the homes of Central Indiana viewers as part of our continued commitment to quality local sports and event programming," said Jeff White, president and general manager of MyINDY-TV 23 and WISH-TV. "We look forward to another successful season together."
In five seasons as Butler's head coach, Brad Stevens has compiled a record of success unmatched in NCAA annals. The 35-year-old Butler coach has led the Bulldogs to a 139-40 record, four Horizon League regular season championships, three league tournament titles and five trips to postseason tournament play. He owns the top two single season win totals in Butler and Horizon League history, and he's the only coach in school and league history to lead a team to the NCAA Division I national championship game, something he's done twice!
"We value our continued partnership with MyINDY-TV 23," said Brad Stevens, Butler head coach. "Our fans enjoy watching the telecasts in HD from Hinkle."
Last season (2011-12), Stevens led a young Butler team to a 20-win season, a third place finish in the Horizon League regular season race and a return trip to postseason play. He helped the Bulldogs to the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament and to the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational.
Butler begins its official practice on Friday, with its exhibition opener on Saturday, October 27 vs. Marian.
The MyINDY-TV23 line-up includes:
Saturday, November 10--ELON,2 p.m.
Tuesday, November 27--HANOVER, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 1--BALL STATE, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5--IUPUI, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 22--EVANSVILLE, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, January 2--PENN, 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 5--NEW ORLEANS, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16--RICHMOND*, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13--CHARLOTTE*, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19--DUQUESNE*, 7 p.m.
24-Hour News 8 Sports Director Anthony Calhoun will provide game play-by-play, with Butler Basketball radio color commentator, Nick Gardner, providing analysis. Gardner enters his seventh season as Color Commentator on the Butler Basketball Radio Network. Gardner was a four-year men's basketball letterman at Butler, playing on the Bulldogs' NCAA Sweet Sixteen team in 2002-03. The Indianapolis native helped North Central High School to the 1999 IHSAA Class 4A Championship.
MyINDY-TV 23 broadcasts over-the-air on channel 23 and on channel 10 on most cable systems. A complete cable listing can be found at www.INDYTV.com.