Category Archives: Bulldogs

Brad Stevens receives honorary doctorate – gives students four bullet points

He’s now Dr. Stevens. Butler University awarded its former successful coach, Brad Stevens, with an honorary doctorate at Saturday’s commencement held at the Butler Bowl. Stevens played basketball at DePauw University in Indiana and graduated in 1999. Now he has another degree. “Having a degree is an honor,” he said to the crowd. “It’s such…

Brad Stevens Follows His Passion — Hired in Boston As Celtics Head Coach

Brad Stevens has taken another, more decorated head coaching position. That part isn’t surprising to Butler University, athletic director Barry Collier and fans — they knew this day was inevitable. Losing their prized head coach, and so suddenly, to the professional ranks is what caught everyone off-guard. I’m not sure what’s most surprising in this…

Loyalty of a Bulldog: Turning down the UCLA coaching position finally ends discussion of head coach Brad Stevens leaving Butler

Since the conclusion of both the 2010 and 2011 runs to the National Championship game, Butler head coach Brad Stevens has been one of the hottest coaches on the NCAA market. This success brought schools from across the country who wanted to make the ultimate catch for their programs: hire Stevens. Over the early portion…

A matchup to get used to: future Big East opponents #6 Butler and #3 Marquette battle for a trip to the Sweet 16

Four months ago, in a first round Maui Invitational game which Butler trailed 71-69 with mere seconds to play, transfer senior Rotnei Clarke hit a 3-point miracle heave at the buzzer, to advance in that tournament 72-71. Butler faithful everywhere remember the shot, but so too does the team they defeated: the Marquette Golden Eagles….

Cinderella no more: #6 seeded Butler begins last NCAA Tournament as a mid-major against #11 seeded Bucknell

Gone are the days of shocking the world. Gone are the days of taking teams by surprise. Gone are the days of trying to get a glass slipper to fit. After making its official announcement to join the “new” Big East on Wednesday afternoon, the Butler Bulldogs (26-8) completed an evolution three years in the…

Standby for Seeding: Bulldogs eagerly await Selection Sunday

While Butler heads back to Hinkle Fieldhouse without a trophy, in presumably its first and only season in the Atlantic 10, they do have one thing in pocket to look forward to:A near-perfect résumé for the NCAA Tournament. Fortunately, because of the resume, there won’t be any sweat of missing the cut like so many…

Battle at the Barclays: Butler gets one more shot at Saint Louis in Atlantic 10 Semi-Final

The old saying goes, “the third time’s the charm.” For Butler, it can only hope that phrase stays true heading into a contest against #1 seeded St. Louis, the third meeting between them this season, later this afternoon. Unlike the first two meetings this contest has conference championship implications surrounding it: Win and advance to…

Moving on up: Butler to Join Big East

The Butler did it again. No not in the form of an upset victory, rather this time in the form of another conference switch. For the 2nd straight year, Butler will jump conferences and join the newly forming Big East(more popularly known as the “Catholic 7”,) at the conclusion of this season, according to the…