Butler Rumors & News

  • Former Butler signee Kyle Young commits to Chris Holtmann, Ohio State

    Sporting News - NCAAB "When Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann jumped from Butler to the Buckeyes earlier in June, he left behind the highest-ranked recruiting class in Butler history. The Bulldogs' 2017 recruiting class took a major hit on Monday, as the school's highest-ranked recruit, four-star forward Kyle Young,..." June 20

  • Butler has strong candidates available to succeed Chris Holtmann, inside the family and out

    Sporting News - NCAAB "There are few programs in college basketball that have had more success in the speculative business of hiring head coaches than the Butler Bulldogs. From Barry Collier, who built the program, Butler promoted assistants Thad Matta, Todd Lickliter, Brad Stevens, Brandon Miller and Chris..." June 10

  • Chris Holtmann is new Ohio State men’s basketball coach

    Columbus Dispatch "Ohio State will hold a press conference today at the Fawcett Center to announce Chris Holtmann as its new men’s basketball coach, multiple sources close to the situation have confirmed to The Dispatch. Holtmann has been the head coach at Butler for the past three seasons, where he has won at..." June 09

  • Butler’s Chris Holtmann is leading candidate to replace Matta at Ohio State

    CBS Sports "Butler's Chris Holtmann has emerged as the leading candidate to become Ohio State's next head coach, a source told CBS Sports on Thursday. An announcement could come as early as Friday. Holtmann spent the past three years at Butler and led the Bulldogs to three straight NCAA Tournament..." June 09

  • Butler extends Holtmann through 2024-25 season

    ESPN "Butler intends to keep the coach who led the Bulldogs back to the Sweet 16 around for the foreseeable future. Coach Chris Holtmann's contract has been extended, now running through the 2024-25 season. Holtmann, who led the Bulldogs to their first Sweet 16 since 2011 -- which came under..." April 28

  • North Carolina handles Butler to reach Elite Eight

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Part of winning championships in March is getting an unexpected great game from a role player. North Carolina got just that Friday night from reserve forward Luke Maye. Playing the best game of his career, the sophomore achieved his first double-double with 16 points..." March 24

  • Martin leads Butler past Middle Tennessee and into Sweet 16

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Coming into the NCAA Tournament, the Butler Bulldogs weren't aiming for a deep run as much as they were focused on a methodical, step-by-step approach. They can cross another step off their list. Kelan Martin scored 19 points and Andrew Chrabascz added 15 as the..." March 18

  • Butler Bulldog banned from NCAA games at Milwaukee's Bradley Center

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Not even a ticket could get Butler's bulldog into the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Milwaukee. Butler University may be playing in Saturday night's second round against Middle Tennessee State at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, but the school's live mascot, a 5-year-old, 65-pound English..." March 18

  • Butler Bulldog banned from NCAA games at Milwaukee's Bradley Center

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Not even a ticket could get Butler's bulldog into the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Milwaukee. Butler University may be playing in Saturday night's second round against Middle Tennessee State at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, but the school's live mascot, a 5-year-old, 65-pound English..." March 18

  • Woodson shoots Butler past Winthrop

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Butler guard Avery Woodson spent much of the Bulldogs' allowed practice time Wednesday bundled up in a cold-weather parka as temperatures in Milwaukee hovered around the freezing mark. But Thursday, when fifth-seeded Butler faced No. 13 Winthrop in an NCAA Tournament South..." March 16

  • Xavier scores key upset of No. 18 Butler

    The Sports Xchange "Trevon Bluiett knew what the situation called for, but he wanted to be a little bit diplomatic. With the score tied and Xavier's season on the line, the junior also knew it wasn't a time to be timid. Musketeers coach Chris Mack drew up a play for his standout guard and Bluiett drained..." March 09

  • Seton Hall knocks off No. 13 Butler

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Seton Hall found itself in a 10-point hole at Butler with seven-plus minutes to go. During a subsequent timeout, Pirates coach Kevin Willard said he told his players to calm down and just get a few stops. Junior guard Khadeen Carrington also provided motivation. "I told..." March 04

  • No. 22 Butler bests Xavier behind Martin's 25

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Butler Bulldogs have plenty of basketball yet to play, but coach Chris Holtmann doesn't want to diminish what his team accomplished this week with road wins against No. 2 Villanova and Xavier. "At some point, the guys will look back at this week and be incredibly proud of..." February 26

  • No. 22 Butler ends No. 2 Villanova's 48-game home winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Butler's formula for sweeping Villanova and ending its 48-game home winning streak was simple. "Our guys got in a rhythm and made some open shots," said Butler coach Chris Holtmann after a stunning 74-66 victory Wednesday night at The Pavilion. Kelan Martin had 22..." February 23

  • Fowler, Martin propel No. 24 Butler past DePaul

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- As much as anything, a willingness to accept roles has No. 24 Butler in second place to No. 2 Villanova in the Big East Conference and solidly in the NCAA tournament field. On Sunday, for example, three of the Bulldogs' four double-digit scorers were on the bench when the..." February 19

  • No. 24 Butler pours it on in blowout of St. John's

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Avery Woodson triggered an offensive explosion for Butler on Wednesday night. Woodson, a graduate transfer, sank 6 of 10 3-point attempts en route to a season-high 20 points in No. 24 Butler's 110-86 rout of St. John's in Big East action at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The..." February 16

  • Providence upsets No. 22 Butler

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Ed Cooley isn't letting wins and losses alter his perception of his team's growth. Providence had lost two straight and four of five entering Saturday's game against No. 22 Butler, but the Friars coach insisted his team was making progress. That progress was put on..." February 11

  • No. 22 Butler rebounds with win over Marquette

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- With a two-game losing streak and a week to prepare for Marquette, the Butler Bulldogs relied on their seniors to set the tone during practice. And when it looked as if a late-game swoon would doom the Bulldogs to their first-ever three-game losing streak during the Chris..." February 08

  • No. 22 Creighton uses 3-pointers to beat No. 16 Butler

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Creighton coach Greg McDermott figured it was only a matter of time before his team starting hitting 3-pointers. "We're struggled shooting after leading the country in 3-point shooting (44.5 percent) during the nonconference season," said McDermott, whose team shot just 30..." January 31

  • Peak helps Georgetown jolt No. 11 Butler

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Georgetown coach John Thompson III had a quick one-word answer for his team's blistering shooting percentage on Saturday night. "Rhythm," Thomson said. The Hoyas shot 72.7 percent in the second half en route to an 85-81 upset of No. 11 Butler in Big East action at..." January 28