Butler to Recognize Basketball Teams of the Sesquicentennial

Oct. 14, 2005

Butler Basketball is asking for fans' help in celebrating the university's Sesquicentennial. In recognizing the school's storied 150 years, a fifteen-player men's team and ten-player women's squad will be honored as the "Teams of the Sesquicentennial." The teams will be chosen by an online vote in partnership with voting panels of former coaches, players and media members.

The online ballot for both the men's and the women's teams can be accessed through Butler University's Sesquicentennial page at www.butler.edu/150. The direct link is http://www.butler.edu/150/basketballvoting.asp. The 150 male and 45 female nominees are broken down by graduation era. Fans are asked to fill out the ballot by using no more than three players from each period. Fans can fill out as many ballots as they would like.

Fans wanting additional information on the nominees will be able to access the respective records section of the 2005-06 men's and women's basketball media guides, which will be made available online before November 1.

The men's team will be recognized at the Saturday, Feb. 4 game against UW-Milwaukee. The women's team will be honored Saturday, Jan. 28 during the Butler basketball doubleheader against Wright State.