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Encyclopedia > Butler Bulldogs
Butler Bulldogs
University Butler University
Conference Horizon League
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Barry Collier
Location Indianapolis, IN
Varsity Teams 16
Stadium Butler Bowl
Arena Hinkle Fieldhouse
Mascot Blue II
Nickname Bulldogs
Fight Song
Colors Blue and White

              Image File history File links ButlerUSpiritMark. ... Butler University is a private liberal arts university in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), founded by abolitionist and attorney Ovid Butler in 1855. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Butler Stadium is a 19,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Hinkle Fieldhouse is a sports arena in Indianapolis/Indiana. ... Blue (from Old High German blao shining) is one of the three primary additive colors; blue light has the shortest wavelength (about 470 nm) of the three primary colors. ... Alternate meanings: White (disambiguation) White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ...

Homepage www.butlersports.com

The Butler Bulldogs are the teams that represent Butler University in U.S. NCAA Division I athletic competition. Butler is a member of the Horizon League. Butler holds two national championships in men's basketball; one from 1924, and one from 1929. [1] Butler's basketball arena, Hinkle Fieldhouse, was the largest basketball arena in the US for several decades. It is considered a Hoosier Hysteria icon: from its opening in 1928 until 1971, it was the site of the final rounds of the Indiana state high school basketball tournament. Butler University is a private liberal arts university in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), founded by abolitionist and attorney Ovid Butler in 1855. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Hinkle Fieldhouse is a sports arena in Indianapolis/Indiana. ... Hoosier Hysteria. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ...


In 1954, Butler hosted the historic final when Milan High School (enrollment 161) defeated Muncie Central High School (enrollment over 1,600) to win the state title. The state final depicted in the 1986 movie Hoosiers, loosely based on the Milan Miracle story, was shot in Hinkle Fieldhouse. A renovation of the Butler Bowl (football stadium) to be finished soon will include field turf, which will allow the Butler Bowl to host football, soccer, and other events. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Milan is a town located in Ripley County, Indiana. ... Muncie (IPA: ) is a city in Delaware County in east central Indiana, best known as the home of Ball State University and the birthplace of the Ball Corporation. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hoosiers is a 1986 movie about a small-town high school basketball team that wins the state championship, set during a time when Indiana had only one state champ in basketball regardless of varied enrollments. ... Hinkle Fieldhouse is a sports arena in Indianapolis/Indiana. ...

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Men's Basketball

The Butler program has traditionally been one of the best of the so-called "mid-major" basketball programs over the last decade, having won at least 20 games and reached postseason play eight of the last ten seasons, including five NCAA Tournaments. Butler has been to six NCAA Tournaments since 1997.[2] The Bulldogs basketball program's system has been dubbed "The Butler Way", a now-unique style of team play that many have said harkens back to the Hoosier glory days, as well as being called "the way the game should be played". [3] Mid Major is a term mainly used in American college basketball and to a lesser extent college football to describe schools not affiliated with a BCS or other major conference. ... // Final four redirects here. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ...


The 2006-2007 men's Butler basketball team won the NIT Season Tip-Off, which in part helped them to be named one of the top 12 underdog sports stories of 2006 by ESPN and eventually earn a program-record #5 seed to that years NCAA Tournament.[4] Butler began the season with ten straight wins, their third time in the last six years starting 10-0. [5] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The NIT Season Tip-Off is an annual college basketball tournament that takes place in November of each year, around the beginning of the season. ...


In 2007 NCAA postseason play, the Bulldogs defeated 12 seed Old Dominion in the opening round, then upset 4 seed Maryland 62-59. In the regional sweet-sixteen game, Butler lost to defending national champions Florida 65-57 in a hard fought game in which there were 10 lead changes and the Bulldogs led by as much as nine points in the first half. Butler relinquished the lead for good with 2:34 left in the game, in a play, which might embody everything about the modern, physical game which frustrate fans of smaller, motion-oriented teams like the Bulldogs, Gator center Al Horford physically backed Butler forward Brandon Crone in toward the post, then hit a bank shot as Crone was whistled for a foul, his 5th. Having fouled out, Crone was forced to watch from the bench as Horford hit his free throw and Florida dominated the final two minutes to secured the victory against their much smaller rival. "We didn't come here just to give them a scare," Mike Green said after the loss "We wanted to win. A loss is a loss. It hurts." The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in College Park, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., USA. As the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, the university is most often referred to as the University of Maryland... Main Florida Gators Logo. ... Al Horford is the starting forward for the 2006 mens Florida Gators basketball team, which won the 2006 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament on April 3, 2006, as well as the 2006 SEC Tournament. ... Michael Wayne Green(Born:December 6, 1976) is a National Football League safety/cornerback for the Chicago Bears. ...


During the 2006-2007 season, Butler junior guard AJ Graves was named a Wooden Award National Player of the Year finalist in men's college basketball, while Head Coach Todd Lickliter was named a finalist for National Coach of the Year. Wooden Award Jim Phelan Award Lickliter won the 2006-07 mid-season National Coach of the Year. [6] The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ...


Basketball history

Butler reached the Sweet Sixteen as a #12 seed in the 2003 NCAA Tournament by defeating #5 Mississippi State and #4 Louisville, becoming that year's Cinderella. Butler also defeated Wake Forest, 79-63, in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament as a #10 seed, while their heartbreaking 69-68 overtime loss to eventual national runner-up Florida in the 2000 tournament as a #12 seed has seen regular rotation on TV over the years as an ESPN "Classic". Butler's exclusion as a 25-5 team from the 2002 tournament was also considered the biggest NCAA selection "snub" in several years. [7][8][9] Butler's 2001 NCAA Tournament win over ACC member Wake Forest also set a modern tournament record for fewest points scored in a half. Butler held the Deamon Deacons to just 10 first half points. [10] Sweet Sixteen can mean: sweet sixteen (birthday), a party thrown in honor of a girls sixteenth birthday in USA Sweet Sixteen (album), an album by The Huntingtons Sweet Sixteen (Royal Trux album), a 1997 album by Royal Trux Sweet Sixteen (Billy Idol song) A song by Feeder, famed as... The 2003 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Drill Field on the Mississippi State University campus Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, in the town of Starkville. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... In United States sports, a Cinderella refers to a team or player who advances much further in a tournament than expected. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... The 2001 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The 2000 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


Of note, Butler has the best winning percentage of all NCAA D-I men's basketball programs in the state of Indiana over the last decade (21.6 wins per year), while having won the last six meetings with in-state rival Notre Dame, last two against Purdue University, and two of the last four against Indiana University.[11][12] Butler defeated both Notre Dame and Indiana during the 2006-07 regular season. Butler has also been the defending champion of the Hoosier Classic men's basketball tournament since the 2001-02 season,[13] and has advanced to postseason play eight of the last ten years (5 NCAA's, 3 NIT's). The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ...


Conference affiliation

Butler first joined a Division I conference in 1932 when the men's basketball team joined the Missouri Valley Conference. Other sports joined conferences in later years. Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ...

Years Football Men's Basketball Women's Basketball
1932-1934 Missouri Valley Conference
1946-1950 Mid-American Conference
1979-1986 Horizon League
1986-1993 Horizon League Horizon League
1993-present Pioneer Football League Horizon League Horizon League

Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ... The Pioneer Football League is a college athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States It has member schools that range from North Carolina and Florida in the east to California in the west. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ... The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. ...

Fight Song

Butler War Song
We'll sing the Butler war song,
We'll give a fighting cry;
We'll fight the Butler battle--
Bulldogs ever do or die.
And in the glow of the victory firelight,
Hist'ry cannot deny
To add a page or two
For Butler's fighting crew
Beneath the Hoosier sky.


As performed by the Butler Band


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