July 9, 2010
Hayward, Thornton Named Top Butler Athletes
Basketball players Gordon Hayward and Melanie Thornton have been named recipients of Butlers Most Outstanding Athlete Award for 2009-10. The two standout performers were among four student-athletes recognized by the Butler athletic department with year-ending awards.
April 27, 2010
Hill And Webster Named Assistant Coaches At Butler
Following a 23-10 season and a WNIT appearance, the Butler womens basketball program has added two new assistant coaches. Joining head coach Beth Coutures staff are Tisha Hill, a former head coach at Youngstown State, and Alex Webster, a former assistant coach at IPFW.
April 25, 2010
Butler Women's Basketball Announces Team Awards
Head coach Beth Couture and the Butler women's basketball team celebrated its successful season at the team's postseason banquet.
April 13, 2010
Couture, Edwards Named Butler Women of Distinction
Butler head womens basketball coach Beth Couture and assistant womens soccer coach Elise Edwards were honored with Butler University s 2010 Women of Distinction Awards in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
March 17, 2010
Bulldogs Fall Short In WNIT First Round, 57-54
The Butler womens basketball team saw its season come to a close Wednesday night in a 57-54 loss at Missouri Valley Conference champion Illinois State in the WNIT. The Bulldogs finish the year with a 23-10 record and their second consecutive season playing in the postseason.
March 16, 2010
Butler To Play Illinois State In WNIT
The Butler womens basketball team is headed for postseason play for the second straight season. The Bulldogs, who finished second in both the Horizon League standings and league tournament, received the conferences automatic bid and will travel to Illinois State for a game on Wednesday, March 17. ISU is 24-7 and finished first in the Missouri Valley this season.
March 14, 2010
Bulldogs Fall To Cleveland State In League Title Game
Butlers NCAA Tournament dreams fell just short Sunday, as Bulldog womens basketball fell to Cleveland State, 66-57, at Green Bay. Junior Alyssa Pittman had 18 points for Butler, who now awaits its postseason fate. Butler fell to 23-9 with the loss.
March 13, 2010
NCAA Berth On The Line Sunday vs. Cleveland State
An NCAA Tournament berth is on the line Sunday as the Butler womens basketball team takes on No. 4 seed Cleveland State Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. The Bulldogs, now 23-8 and winners of 11 of 12, are coming off a 69-55 win over Detroit in the HL semifinal Friday night. Sundays championship game will be televised live on ESPNU. The Bulldogs and Vikings split two meetings this season.
March 12, 2010
Bulldogs Advance To Horizon League Title Game
Butler picked a good time to find its hot outside shooting, making a season-high 10 3-pointers to defeat Detroit, 69-55, Friday evening in the semifinal of the Speedway Horizon League Womens Basketball Championship. The Bulldogs will advance to Sundays championship game.
March 11, 2010
Bulldogs Take On Detroit In League Semifinal
The Butler womens basketball team, the No. 2 seed in the Speedway Horizon League Womens Basketball Championship, will travel to Green Bay to play No. 3 seed Detroit in the tourney semifinal Friday evening. The Bulldogs, now 22-8 and winners of 10 of 11, are coming off a 70-57 win over Wright State. BU has already defeated Detroit twice by double digits this season.
March 10, 2010
Bulldogs Advance To Horizon League Semifinal
Senior Susan Lester scored a season-high 18 points and the Bulldogs built a big first-half lead as the No. 2 seed Butler womens basketball team defeated No. 7 seed Wright State, 70-57, Wednesday evening in the quarterfinal of the Speedway Horizon League Womens Basketball Championship. The Bulldogs (22-8) advance to the tourneys semifinals and will play No. 3 seed Detroit Friday evening.
March 9, 2010
Bulldogs Host Quarterfinal vs. Wright State Wednesday
The Butler womens basketball team will be the No. 2 seed and host No. 7 seed Wright State Wednesday evening in the Speedway Horizon League Womens Basketball Championship. The Bulldogs, who went 14-4 in league play this season, have defeated the Raiders twice this season. The winner advances to Fridays semifinals at the highest remaining seed.
March 9, 2010
Player Of The Year Thornton Also Named Player Of The Week
Senior Melanie Thornton, who was named Horizon League Player of the Year earlier this week, was selected as the leagues player of the week this week. It is the first time in her career she has won the award, and the first Bulldog to be honored this season.
March 7, 2010
Thornton, Bulldogs Highlight Horizon League Basketball Awards
After concluding the regular season 21-8 and 14-4 in the Horizon League, the Butler womens basketball team highlighted the leagues womens basketball postseason awards. Senior Melanie Thornton was named Horizon League Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year while senior Susan Lester was voted the leagues sixth player of the year.
March 6, 2010
Butler Routs Loyola 73-46
Senior Melanie Thornton tied her career high with 24 points and the Butler womens basketball team finished the regular season with a 73-46 win at Loyola Saturday afternoon. BU, which clinched second place in the Horizon League, finishes the regular season 21-8 and 14-4 in conference play.
March 5, 2010
Bulldogs Can Clinch Second Place At Loyola
A win in Saturdays regular season finale at Loyola can clinch the No. 2 seed for the Butler womens basketball team. The Bulldogs, who have already clinched a home game in the first round of the league tournament, picked up their 20th win Thursday night at UIC. Saturdays game is also meaningful for Loyola. A Ramblers win could clinch the No. 5 seed, while a Butler win drops them to No. 6.
March 4, 2010
Bulldogs Edge UIC For Season's 20th Win
Senior Melanie Thornton scored 18 points and the Butler womens basketball team made a series of late stops to preserve a 64-59 win at UIC Thursday evening. The win was historic on several fronts. BU (20-8) has now won 20 games for the third consecutive season. Also, head coach Beth Couture picked up win No. 125 and she has now won more games at Butler than any coach in school history.
March 3, 2010
Bulldogs Travel To UIC Thursday Night
One game out of first place, the Butler womens basketball team continues its push for the postseason this weekend in Chicago. The Bulldogs will play at UIC Thursday night and at Loyola on Saturday afternoon. BU is 12-4 in Horizon League play, tied with Detroit in the loss column for second place. Butler split home games against the Chicago schools in early January, defeating Loyola but falling to UIC.
February 27, 2010
Green Bay Rallies Past Butler, 61-54
With first place in the Horizon League on the line, Green Bay held off the Butler womens basketball team, 61-54, Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse. With the win, the Phoenix move one game ahead of the Bulldogs with two games left to play.
February 26, 2010
First Place On The Line Saturday At Hinkle
First place in the league standings is on the line Saturday as the Butler womens basketball team hosts Green Bay. Both teams are 12-3 in the Horizon League and are aiming for a one game lead with two games left. The Bulldogs, 59-41 winners over Milwaukee Thursday night, have won seven straight games and 10 of their last 11.
February 26, 2010
Butler Hosting Green Bay For First Place Saturday
The Horizon League-leading Butler womens basketball team will play defending champion Green Bay for first place in the league standings this Saturday. The Bulldogs and Phoenix are both 12-3 in league play, and the winner will have a one game lead heading into the final weekend of the regular season.
February 25, 2010
League-Leading Butler Downs Milwaukee, 59-41
Senior Melanie Thornton had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four steals and Butler head coach Beth Couture tied the school record for wins as Bulldog womens basketball routed Milwaukee, 59-41, Thursday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. With the win, Butler sets up a Saturday showdown with Green Bay for first place in the Horizon League standings.
February 24, 2010
Butler Hosts Milwaukee Thursday Night
The Butler womens basketball team continues its chase for a Horizon League championship Thursday at 7 p.m. against Milwaukee. The Bulldogs are in a three-way tie in the loss column atop the Horizon League standings. BU, which has won nine of its last 10 games, defeated Milwaukee, 71-70, on Jan. 30.
February 23, 2010
WBCA Pink Zone - Channel 6 Coverage
Watch coverage of the Butler women's basketball team's WBCA Pink Zone game from Feb. 13. WRTV's Jason Spells reporting.
February 20, 2010
Butler Survives OT At Wright State, 51-48
The Butler womens basketball team came from behind to win for the third straight game, outlasting Wright State, 51-48, in overtime Saturday afternoon. BU (18-7, 11-3 HL) has now won six straight games and nine of its last 10.
February 19, 2010
Bulldogs Take Win Streak To Wright State
The Butler womens basketball team, which has won five straight, will take on Wright State Saturday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. at WSUs Nutter Center. BU improved to 10-3 in league play with a 72-62 win at Detroit Thursday night. The Bulldogs have won three straight against the Raiders, including a 77-61 win at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Jan. 21.
February 18, 2010
Butler Pulls Past Detroit, 72-62
The Butler womens basketball team finished the game with a 17-2 run and erased a late deficit to defeat Horizon League leader Detroit, 72-62, at Detroits Calihan Hall. Senior Melanie Thornton had 17 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and two blocks to lead the Bulldogs.
February 17, 2010
Bulldogs Travel To League Leader Detroit Thursday
The Butler womens basketball team can inch closer to first place in the Horizon League standings with a win Thursday night at Detroit. The Bulldogs, 7-1 over the last eight games and winners of four straight, are 9-3 and one game back in the loss column. Detroit, a team BU defeated 65-44 on Jan. 23, is in first place at 11-2. The Titans have won six straight games since that loss in Hinkle Fieldhouse three weeks ago.
February 13, 2010
Balanced Attack Leads BU Past CSU, 72-66
Senior Melanie Thornton had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead a balanced Butler attack as the BU womens basketball team defeated Cleveland State, 72-66, Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The game was BUs WBCA Pink Zone breast cancer awareness game, played in front of a season-high crowd of 1,662.
February 12, 2010
WBCA PINK ZONE: Butler Hosts Cleveland State
Join the Butler womens basketball team Saturday at 2 p.m. as it hosts Cleveland State in its WBCA Pink Zone game. Tickets are $5 (adults) and $3 (children) and cancer survivors get in free. The Bulldogs have won six of their last seven and are 15-7, 8-3 in Horizon League play and tied for second in the conference. Cleveland State enters Saturday at 12-11, 7-5.
February 11, 2010
Butler Routs Youngstown State, 82-36
Senior Melanie Thornton scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Butler womens basketball team used a 23-2 run in the first half to run past Youngstown State, 82-36, Thursday evening. The win pulled BU to 8-3 in the Horizon League, tied for second place with Green Bay.
February 10, 2010
Butler Hosts Youngstown State Thursday
The Butler womens basketball team, just one game back in the loss column in the Horizon League standings, host two key league games this weekend. BU hosts Youngstown State, a team it beat 74-48 four weeks ago, Thursday night at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs have won five of six and are 7-3 in the league standings, one half-game behind Green Bay for second place.
February 6, 2010
Butler Runs Past Valparaiso, 66-52
Senior Melanie Thornton had 17 points, six rebounds and five blocks and BU went on a big second-half run as the Butler womens basketball team defeated Valparaiso, 66-52, Saturday night. Senior Susan Lester and sophomore Devin Brierly each added nine points.
February 4, 2010
Bulldogs Travel To Valparaiso Saturday Night
The Butler womens basketball team, currently third in the Horizon League standings, will take on Valparaiso Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. The Bulldogs, coming off a last-second, 71-70 victory at Milwaukee, already own a 57-43 win over Valpo this season. The Bulldogs have won four of their last five games and are one game back of first place in the league.
January 30, 2010
Freeman's Jumper Lifts BU To 71-70 Win
Freshman Claire Freeman hit a jumper with 0.6 seconds to go to help the Butler womens basketball team to a 71-70 win at Milwaukee Saturday afternoon. The two teams traded three field goals in the final 14 seconds, the final being Freemans game-winner.
January 29, 2010
Butler Finishes Wisconsin Trip At Milwaukee
The Butler womens basketball team, currently tied for third in the Horizon League standings, will close its Wisconsin trip Saturday, Jan. 30 at Milwaukee. The Bulldogs are coming off a 73-62 loss at No. 24 Green Bay. Milwaukee enters the game having won three straight contests, including a 54-48 win over Valparaiso Thursday night.
January 28, 2010
BU Falls To 24/22 Green Bay, 73-62
No. 24/22 Green Bay rebounded from its recent losing streak to defeat the Butler womens basketball team, 73-62, in a battle for the lead in the Horizon League standings. Junior Chloe Hamilton led BU with 16 points and seven rebounds. Senior Melanie Thornton added 13 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and three steals.
January 26, 2010
Bulldogs Have Key League Game At Green Bay
The Butler womens basketball team, in a four-way tie for first in the Horizon League, will try to improve its championship chances with Thursday evenings game at Green Bay. The Bulldogs have won three straight by double figures to pull to 5-2 in the HL, while Green Bay dropped a pair to fall to 5-2. Nobody in the league played Green Bay as tough as BU last year, with the Phoenix beating BU twice by five.
January 23, 2010
Butler Routs Detroit, 65-44
Senior Melanie Thornton had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Butler womens basketball team to a 65-44 win over Detroit Saturday afternoon. Junior Alyssa Pittman added 16 points off the bench for the Bulldogs, who have won four of their last five games.
January 22, 2010
BU Hosts Detroit With 2nd Place On The Line
The Butler womens basketball team hosts Detroit Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. with a share of second place in the league on the line. The Bulldogs, 4-2 in the Horizon League, are coming off a 16-point win vs. Wright State. They can move into a second-place tie with Detroit and Cleveland State with a victory. UDM is coming off an overtime win at Valpo.
January 21, 2010
Balanced Attack Leads BU Past WSU, 77-61
A season-high five Butler players scored in double digits and BU controlled the entire game as the Bulldog womens basketball team defeated Wright State, 77-61, Thursday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Junior Chloe Hamilton led Butler with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Juniors Brittany Bowen and Alyssa Pittman each had 13.
January 20, 2010
Butler Hosts Wright State Thursday
The Butler womens basketball team hosts Wright State Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs, 3-2 in the Horizon League, are coming off a 26-point win at Youngstown State. Butler is 6-1 at home this season and swept both meetings against WSU last season. Wright State is coming off a pair of home losses last weekend.
January 16, 2010
Butler Routs Youngstown State, 74-48
The Butler womens basketball team turned a 14-point halftime lead into a second-half rout, winning at Youngstown State, 74-48, Saturday afternoon. Senior Melanie Thornton had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Butler, which had 12 different players in the scoring column.
January 15, 2010
Bulldogs Aim For Rebound At Youngstown State
The Butler womens basketball team will try to rebound from a double-digit loss on Thursday when it takes on Youngstown State Saturday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs have won seven of their last 10, but have lost two of three. BU has won the last seven games vs. Youngstown State, having not lost to the Penguins since 2006.
January 14, 2010
CSU Shoots Past Bulldogs, 81-68
Cleveland State shot a season-best 53.4 percent and had four players in double figures to defeat the Butler womens basketball team, 81-68, Thursday evening at the Wolstein Center. It was the first time a BU opponent has shot 50 percent this season.
January 12, 2010
Bulldogs Travel To Cleveland State
The Butler womens basketball team, which has won seven of its last nine, will have its first Horizon League road trip of the season this weekend as it takes on Cleveland State and Youngstown State. The Bulldogs travel to Cleveland Thursday, Jan. 14 before taking on winless YSU on Saturday. BU is coming off a 14-point win over Valparaiso.
January 9, 2010
Bulldogs Shut Down Valpo, 57-43
Butler made a renewed commitment to defense and it paid off as the BU womens basketball team defeated Valparaiso, 57-43, Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Senior Melanie Thornton had 17 points and three blocked shots to lead the Bulldogs.
January 8, 2010
Butler Hosts Valparaiso Saturday
The Butler womens basketball team aims to rebound from its first Horizon League loss when it hosts Valparaiso Saturday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs have won six of eight, but are coming off a 75-70 loss to UIC. BU has won two of the last three against Valpo, including a 77-44 win at Hinkle Fieldhouse last season.
January 4, 2010
BU's Rally Fall Short, Dog Fall 75-70
Senior Melanie Thornton scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and the Bulldogs overcame a 17-point deficit but the rally fell short as UIC defeated the Butler womens basketball team, 75-70, Monday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
January 3, 2010
Bulldogs Host UIC Monday Night
The Butler womens basketball team, a winner in six of its last seven games, aims for a 2-0 Horizon Leauge start when it hosts UIC Monday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. BU, now 5-0 at home, is coming off a 73-52 win over Loyola. The Bulldogs have won the previous five meetings against the Flames dating back to 2007.
January 2, 2010
Thornton Powers BU Past Loyola, 72-53
Senior Melanie Thornton scored 21 points and collected five steals to lead the Butler womens basketball team to a 72-53 victory over Loyola Saturday evening. The win was Butlers sixth in its last seven games. The contest was the Horizon League opener for both teams.
January 1, 2010
Bulldogs Open League Play Vs. Loyola
The Butler womens basketball team, a winner in five of its last six games, opens Horizon League play at home vs. Loyola Saturday, Jan. 2 at 6 p.m. BU, now 4-0 at home, is coming off an 82-67 win over Ball State. The Bulldogs have won 10 of the last 11 meetings against Loyola, including two wins by an average margin of 13.5 last season.
December 30, 2009
Bowen, Bulldogs Shoot Past Ball State, 82-67
Junior Brittany Bowen scored 20 points to lead five Bulldog players in double figures as the Butler womens basketball team defeated Ball State, 82-67, Wednesday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Senior Melanie Thornton added 17 points, 16 rebounds and five steals for BU, which has won five of its last six games.
December 29, 2009
Butler Closes 2009 Against Ball State
The Butler womens basketball team will close the 2009 calendar year with a home game against defending MAC champion Ball State Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. Butler is 6-4 and has won four of its last five games. The contest vs. the Cardinals is BUs final non-conference game.
December 21, 2009
Bulldogs Edged In 2OT At Dayton, 84-81
Junior Alyssa Pittman scored 23 points and hit seven 3-pointers but the Butler womens basketball team was edged, 84-81, in double overtime at Dayton Monday night. The Bulldogs sank a flurry of 3-pointers to erase a 12-point deficit in the second half.
December 18, 2009
Bulldogs Take Win Streak To Dayton Monday
The Butler womens basketball team will take its four-game winning streak to Dayton Monday, Dec. 21 for a 5 p.m. contest at UD Arena. The Bulldogs are now 6-3 after a 65-48 win at Cincinnati last Sunday. The game at Dayton, which was ranked in the Top 25 before a loss last week, will be BUs final non-conference road game this season.
December 13, 2009
Bulldogs Win At Cincinnati, 65-48
Junior Brittany Bowen tied her career high with 25 points and the Butler women's basketball team erased an early 15-point deficit to defeat Cincinnati, 65-48, Sunday evening at Fifth Third Arena. Senior Melanie Thornton had 14 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Bulldogs, who have now won four straight games.
December 11, 2009
Bulldogs Take Win Streak To Cincinnati
The Butler womens basketball team will take its three-game winning streak to Cincinnati Sunday, Dec. 13 for a 6 p.m. contest at Fifth Third Arena. The Bulldogs are now 5-3 after a 67-60 win at Indiana State Wednesday night. Sundays game is the first meeting between the schools since 2001.
December 9, 2009
Butler Defeats Indiana State, 67-60
Leading by 20 with eight minutes remaining, the Butler womens basketball team held off a late Indiana State rally and knocked down clutch free throws to claim a 67-60 victory at the Hulman Center Wednesday night. Junior Alyssa Pittman led Butler with 16 points while senior Melanie Thornton added 15 and nine rebounds.
December 8, 2009
Bulldogs Travel To Unbeaten Indiana State
Coming off two straight wins, the Butler womens basketball team will travel to unbeaten Indiana State Wednesday, Dec. 9 for a 6 p.m. game at the Hulman Center. The Bulldogs defeated Evansville and Miami (Ohio) last week and are looking to go two games over .500 for the first time this season. Live stats and live audio can be found at ButlerSports.com.
December 5, 2009
Bulldogs Move Past Miami, 68-60
Junior Brittany Bowen had 18 points and 10 rebounds and senior Melanie Thornton narrowly missed a double-double of her own with 12 points and nine boards and Butler defeated Miami (Ohio), 68-60, Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
December 4, 2009
Bulldogs Host Miami (Ohio) At 2 p.m.
In one of the busiest days in Butler athletics history, the Butler womens basketball team will host Miami (Ohio) Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. The game will take place at the same time as Butler footballs noon Gridiron Classic game. The tripleheader is complete when the BU men host Valparaiso at 7 p.m. Womens basketball admission is free with a football ticket stub.
December 2, 2009
Bowen, Bulldogs Rout Evansville, 77-41
Junior Brittany Bowen had a game-high 19 points and Butler shot a season-best 50 percent as the Bulldog womens basketball team routed Evansville, 77-41, Wednesday night in Hinkle Fieldhouse. Freshman Becca Bornhorst had a season-high 14 points and junior Chloe Hamilton added 12.
December 1, 2009
Butler Hosts Evansville Wednesday Night
Coming off a trip to Cancun, Mexico, the Butler womens basketball team hosts Evansville Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The game is the first of two home games this week for the Bulldogs. The game can be seen live at HorizonLeagueNetwork.tv.
November 28, 2009
Butler Edged By UNI, 65-60
Northern Iowa shot 68 percent in the second half and Butler had a 3-pointer to tie fall short as the Butler womens basketball team lost, 65-60, to UNI in Cancun Saturday night. Senior Susan Lester led the Bulldogs with 16 points and was named to the Cancun Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team.
November 28, 2009
Bulldogs Conclude Cancun Trip Vs. Northern Iowa
The Butler womens basketball team will be aiming for a Thanksgiving weekend split as it takes on Northern Iowa Friday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. ET. The Bulldogs dropped an 80-64 contest to 6-0 Syracuse Friday night, while Northern Iowa enters the game against BU with an 0-4 record.
November 27, 2009
Butler Falls To Syracuse In Cancun
Syracuses Erica Morrow scored 29 points and the Orange pulled away in the second half to defeat the Butler womens basketball team, 80-64, Friday night at the Cancun Thanksgiving Classic. Senior forward Melanie Thornton led four Butler players in double figures with 14 points.
November 24, 2009
Bulldogs Travel To Mexico For Thanksgiving
Butler basketball will go international over Thanksgiving weekend, as the BU womens team will travel to Cancun, Mexico, for a pair of games in the Cancun Thanksgiving Classic. The Bulldogs open holiday play against Syracuse Friday, Nov. 27 at 8:15 p.m. ET. They will then play Northern Iowa the next evening at 6 p.m. ET.
November 21, 2009
Bulldogs Shoot Past SLU, 69-57
Senior Susan Lester scored 18 points and Butler shot 52 percent from the field as the Bulldog womens basketball team defeated Saint Louis, 69-57, Saturday afternoon at Chaifetz Arena. Junior Alyssa Pittman scored 13 off the bench and fellow junior Brittany Bowen added 11.
November 20, 2009
Bulldogs Travel To Saint Louis
The Butler womens basketball team travels to Saint Louis Saturday, Nov. 21 for a 3 p.m. ET contest at SLUs new Chafeitz Arena. The Bulldogs are coming off a 65-57 win on Wednesday and can go over .500 for the first time this season.
November 18, 2009
Lester's Double-Double Keys 65-57 Win
After being honored for a career achievement during warm-ups, senior forward Susan Lester gave a strong single-game performance of 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Butler womens basketball team to a 65-57 win over IPFW.
November 17, 2009
Bulldogs Host IPFW In Home Opener
The Butler womens basketball team will host IPFW Wednesday, Nov. 18 in what will be the Bulldogs home opener. Butler has defeated IPFW in four of the last five meetings, including a 72-56 win last year in Fort Wayne. BU is aiming to rebound after a season-opening loss at Kentucky on Sunday (Nov. 15).
November 15, 2009
Bulldogs Drop Season Opener At Kentucky
Kentuckys Victoria Dunlap scored 33 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as the Wildcats defeated the Butler womens basketball team, 87-66, Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum. Junior Brittany Bowen had 16 points all in the 1st half to lead the Bulldogs.
November 13, 2009
Butler Opens Season At Kentucky
Coming off a 20-12 season and a WNIT appearance, the Butler womens basketball team tips off the 2009-10 campaign at Kentucky Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Big Blue Sports Network and FSN South. The Bulldogs face a UK team that opened the season Friday (Nov. 13) with a 92-58 win over Boston University.
November 11, 2009
Butler Womens Basketball Adds 3 Players In Early Signing Period
The Butler womens basketball program has added three players in the 2009 Early Signing Period. Sarah Hamm, Amanda McDivitt and Jenna Cobb have each signed a National Letter of Intent and will play basketball for the Bulldogs beginning in fall 2010.
November 9, 2009
Bulldogs Win Exhibition, 78-47
The Butler womens basketball team won its only exhibition of the season, 78-47, Monday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Three players scored in double digits to lead the Bulldogs. BU, which is coming off a 20-12 season, tips off the regular season Sunday, Nov. 15 at Kentucky. The game is slated to start at 1 p.m.
November 7, 2009
Bulldogs Host Exhibition Against DePauw Monday
Butler basketball fans can get their first look at the 2009-10 womens basketball team Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. when the Bulldogs host an exhibition game against DePauw. The Dogs are coming off back-to-back 20-win seasons and return four starters from last years WNIT team.
November 2, 2009
Butler Basketball Preview Videos
Butler basketball head coaches Brad Stevens and Beth Couture previewed the upcoming seasons on the Horizon League Network.
October 28, 2009
Butler Duo Named Preseason All-Horizon League
Butler senior forward Susan Lester and junior guard Brittany Bowen were each voted preseason All-Horizon League. Lester, who enters the season with 994 career points, was a first-team honoree while Bowen was voted to the second team.
October 27, 2009
Bulldogs Picked 3rd In Preseason Poll
After making its first postseason appearance since 1998, the Butler womens basketball team was picked to finish third in the Horizon League this year in the leagues preseason poll. The Bulldogs received 234 points and three first-place votes in the 28-voter poll.
October 21, 2009
Butler Women's Basketball Thriving As Practice Gets Underway
The leaves on the trees on Butlers campus have turned, the air is a bit crisper and the sounds of basketballs are pounding the Hinkle hardwood. Its basketball season at Butler and the BU womens basketball team is off to a fast start during the beginning of practices.
September 10, 2009
Former BU Star Akande Takes Job With Admissions Office
Former Butler womens basketball standout Lade Akande has taken a position as an admissions counselor in the Butler University admissions office. Akande, a 2009 BU graduate, finished second in school history with 1,705 points.
September 2, 2009
Butler Womens Basketball Announces 2009-10 Schedule
Thirteen home games and a Thanksgiving weekend trip to Cancun, Mexico highlight the 2009-10 Butler womens basketball schedule. Head coach Beth Couture announced the schedule Wednesday, Sept. 2.
August 24, 2009
Keep Up With BU Women's Basketball On Facebook
Be sure to keep up with the Butler womens basketball program on Facebook. Head coach Beth Couture and her staff have made the Bulldogs more accessible than ever before as the team shoots for a Horizon League championship this upcoming season.
June 17, 2009
Bulldogs To Take Part In Cancun Thanksgiving Classic
While the weather in Indianapolis is likely turned towards winter, the Butler women's basketball team will be spending its Thanksgiving weekend in far warmer climate, as the Bulldogs will travel south to Mexico to take part in the 2009 Cancun Thanksgiving Classic from Nov. 26-28 at Kuchil Baxal Gymnasium.
Highlights From Blue/White Scrimmage
See below for video highlights from the Blue & White scrimmages held at Hinkle Fieldhouse last Saturday (Oct. 24).