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Former Butler Basketball Player Dies After Battle With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 01.12.2016 | Sports

Former Butler University center Andrew Smith died at the age of 25 on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer. The former Bulldogs player suffere...

Celtics Announce Unexpected Coaching Hire

Posted 07.03.2013 | Sports

The Boston Celtics have found their next coach and he is younger than Kevin Garnett. To the surprise of many, the Celtics announced the hiring of B...

Marquette Survives Another Wild Finish

Posted 03.23.2013 | Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Vander Blue scored 19 second-half points to rally third-seeded Marquette out of another hole, and the Golden Eagles survived N...

PREDICT: Marquette vs. Butler

Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports

No. 3 seed Marquette will face No. 6 seed Butler in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in the East region. Butler defeated Bucknell in the seco...

Butler Holds Off Bucknell

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 05.21.2013 | Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The cast of characters has changed. Butler's character has not....

Butler vs. Bucknell

Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports

No. 6 seed Butler will face No. 11 Bucknell in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the East region. After a blowout loss to Illinois ea...

Some Of The Most Amazing Shots This Year

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 03.08.2013 | Sports

-- Did you see that shot? Nothing in basketball gets the blood flowing and the buzz buzzing like an incredible shot. Whether it's a big NBA star d...

No. 11 Butler Stunned

AP | JIM JOHNSON | Posted 02.13.2013 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Pierria Henry scored 17 points to lead Charlotte to a 71-67 win over No. 11 Butler on Wednesday night. Chris Braswell and Willie Clay...

New No. 1 In College Hoops Rankings

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.23.2013 | Sports

Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll after dropping from the top spot for one week. The Blue Devils, who fell to No. 3 last...

LISTEN: Announcer Goes Wild For Buzzer Beater

Posted 01.21.2013 | Sports

By Joe Lucia, Awful Announcing On Saturday night, Butler beat Gonzaga 64-63 after Butler's Roosevelt Jones intercepted the inbounds pass from Gonza...

WATCH: No. 1 Indiana Stunned In OT

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 02.14.2013 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — All Butler guard Alex Barlow saw Saturday was space and an opportunity to make a play. So the unlikeliest player on the floor to...

Butler Upsets UNC

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 01.20.2013 | Sports

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Maybe North Carolina should have just gone to the beach. Butler is the team to beat in Maui. Rotnei Clarke and Kellen Dunham ...

WATCH: Wild Buzzer Beater Saves Butler

Posted 11.20.2012 | Sports

Rotnei Clarke may not have the hot hand against Marquette on Monday night but he kept on shooting. His teammates are glad that he did. With the game o...

Connecticut vs Butler: The Greatest Championship Game Ever

Ben Robinson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Sports
Ben Robinson

Basketball isn't about one guy scoring 50. These guys care about each other enough to not score, and that's just something you don't see enough of these days.

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Len Berman | Posted 06.05.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Last night's championship game will long be remembered for what it didn't have: made baskets. Butler set the all-time record for futility in a championship game, shooting just 18.8 per cent.


Posted 06.04.2011 | Sports

Butler and UConn square off tonight in the NCAA tournament championship game at 9:23 p.m. ET. It has been a wild tournament thus far, filled with craz...

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Len Berman | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York
Len Berman

With all the hoo-hah that college basketball receives, how many of you outside of Indiana followed the Butler Bulldogs this season? Heck, not that many in Indianapolis follow them.

Final Four-Bound.. Again

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 05.26.2011 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Of course Butler erased a late deficit. Of course the Bulldogs hit a clutch 3-pointer late in overtime. Of course they're going ba...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

There's a report that NFL owners want HGH testing in the new contract. Good for them.

Butler Returns To Regional Finals

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Matt Howard and Butler are starting to make this look a little bit easier. After narrowly surviving its first two NCAA tournament...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

There were 5.9 million entries in the ESPN bracket contest. After Friday, there were no perfect brackets left. One person has 15 of the 16 teams still alive.

MARCH MADNESS SHOCKER: Top-Ranked Team Stunned In Bizarre Ending

AP/The Huffington Post | By DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- With plenty of help from Pittsburgh, Butler found another way to pull off a stunning upset in the NCAA tournament. Matt Howard made o...

GRUESOME: Basketball Player Bloodied After Taking Elbow To The Face

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

At the end of the first half of Butler's game against the UIC Flames on Monday night, Bulldogs guard Shawn Vanzant hit a buzzer-beater to give his tea...

Mid-Majors Find Ways to Keep Dancing With Cinderella

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

With the NCAA tournament always comes the rise of the Mid-Major school, that smaller school whose postseason runs give us the biggest thrills. However, for many schools, it's a run that's very difficult to sustain.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Winning pays big dividends. Butler coach Brad Stevens signs a 12 year contract through 2022. By then he'll be 45 years old.