Butler Rumors & News

  • Butler assistant Emerson Kampen’s six-month old son dies from genetic disease

    College Basketball Talk "As if things weren’t already bad enough for the Butler program after the passing of former player Andrew Smith last month, another member of the Bulldog family lost his life this week." February 03

  • Butler guard Lewis to miss game due to concussion

    College Basketball Talk "No. 18 Butler’s rotation will be a man short when they take on Creighton Saturday, as the program announced that redshirt junior point guard Tyler Lewis has been declared out due to a concussion. Lewis suffered the injury in practice Thursday, two days after the Bulldogs’ loss at Providence, and..." January 22

  • Butler sets up Andrew Smith Scholarship Fund following death

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Andrew Smith's legacy at Butler will live on as the university announced Friday that it has set up a scholarship fund in his name. "The Butler community appreciates the outpouring of support from those who share our love for Andrew and the Smith family," the website states. "Thanks to the..." January 15

  • Former Butler standout Andrew Smith dies

    USA Today "Former Butler University basketball player Andrew Smith died Tuesday after a long, public battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and later leukemia. He was 25. The Smith family made its struggles public not only to keep family, friends and fans informed, but to use it as a platform for their..." January 12

  • Butler basketball rallying around cancer-stricken Andrew Smith

    Fox Sports "It may be one of the most difficult asks of the human spirit: to stay positive despite the creeping assault of a relentless, life-threatening disease. Yet that is what we have seen in the Butler basketball community in recent months as former Bulldogs big man Andrew Smith, a contributor for..." January 12

  • Butler lands Kamar Baldwin

    Scout "Butler and Head Coach Chris Holtmann are having a tremendous day on the recruiting trail. Early in the day the Bulldogs snagged athletic wing Henry Baddley, and in the evening it was combo guard Kamar Baldwin that joined the fold. Baldwin committed after taking an official visit to the school,..." August 08

  • Butler lands third commitment in Class of 2016

    College Basketball Talk "It didn’t take long for Henry Baddley to bite on his offer from Butler, as the 6-foot-6 wing announced on Thursday that he has committed to play for the Bulldogs. “I am very blessed and excited to announce that I have just officially committed to Butler University,” Baddley tweeted." August 06

  • Butler commit David Caraher reopens recruitment

    Big East Coast Bias "Butler Bulldogs commit David Caraher announced on his Twitter account Monday that he'd be reopening his recruitment process. Caraher, who committed to Butler University in February has decided to explore his options. " July 14

  • Point guard recruit Howard Washington picks Butler

    Indianapolis Star "Butler has added a second nationally ranked high school player to its 2016 basketball recruiting class. Howard Washington, a 6-2 point guard from Buffalo, N.Y., announced Tuesday that he has picked the Bulldogs. He is rated 83rd in his class by Rivals. Previously announcing for Butler was..." July 01

  • Southport's Joey Brunk on Butler commitment: 'I felt at home already'

    Indianapolis Star "Southport High School's 6-10 Joey Brunk committed to Butler on Sunday, representing a rarity for the Bulldogs: An Indianapolis basketball player selecting the Indianapolis university. He is Butler's first commitment in the 2016 recruiting class. Despite multiple NCAA tournament appearances..." June 15

  • George Washington transfer Kethan Savage to play at Butler

    ESPN "George Washington transfer Kethan Savage is headed to Butler, sources told ESPN.com. Savage will have one year of eligibility after sitting out the 2015-16 season. He left the Colonials last week, with coach Mike Lonergan saying Savage expressed an interest in playing "point guard full time."..." April 12

  • St. Bonaventure guard commits to Butler

    Indianapolis Star "Jordan Gathers didn't want his college career to end when he missed this season at St. Bonaventure due to a hip injury. A trip to Indianapolis convinced him Butler is the place to continue it. "It's just a great school," said Gathers, who was in attendance during the Bulldogs' game against..." March 30

  • Butler's Andrew Chrabascz to play tonight vs. Hoyas

    Indianapolis Star "The Butler basketball team will get Andrew Chrabascz back Tuesday night. It won't be a moment too soon. The schedule is turning in a difficult direction. The 21st-ranked Bulldogs, who are in second place in the Big East, host Georgetown Tuesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse before playing at No. 24..." March 03

  • David Caraher commits to Butler

    Big East Coast Bias "The Dawgs landed a commitment on Tuesday night from a highly touted 2017 recruit. David Caraher, a three-star Class of 2017 small forward from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, made a verbal commitment to Butler University on Tuesday night. Future150 was one of the first to announce Caraher's..." February 18

  • Butler's Andrew Chrabascz out 2-4 weeks with hand injury

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Butler sophomore Andrew Chrabascz will be sidelined for two-to-four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand, the school announced Sunday. He will have surgery on the hand on Monday. “We know Andrew is disappointed and we are disappointed for him, but we are looking forward to having him back..." February 16

  • Butler's Andrew Chrabascz injured; may have fractured hand

    CBS Sports "Butler sophomore Andrew Chrabascz will meet with doctors later Sunday to determine the extent of a hand injury suffered in Saturday's loss to Villanova. The fear is that it may be fractured, though nothing is official yet, Butler coach Chris Holtmann told CBSSports.com. "He is obviously very..." February 15

  • Chris Holtmann named Butler basketball coach

    Indianapolis Star "Chris Holtmann was named Butler's basketball coach full time Friday, the school said in a news release. Brandon Miller, who took a medical leave of absence just before his second season as coach was to begin, will not return to the program, the release said. The Bulldogs are 10-4 heading..." January 02

  • Report: Colleagues don’t expect Brandon Miller to return to coaching

    College Basketball Talk "The biggest question surrounding the Butler basketball team this season has very little to do with what is actually happening on the court and much more to do with who is stalking the sidelines. On Oct. 2nd of this year, just one day before college basketball practices were set to begin,..." November 20

  • Butler coach remains on leave of absence

    ESPN "The only thing the Butler Bulldogs basketball staff and program know for sure is that the season will start Nov. 15. Beyond that, everything is in limbo as coach Brandon Miller will continue to be out on a medical leave of absence for the foreseeable future. "We have no timetable," athletic..." October 23

  • Butler coaching staff changes signal Brandon Miller’s return won’t be speedy

    College Basketball Talk "On Tuesday, Butler announced changes to their men’s basketball staff. Emerson Kampen, a former player for the Bulldogs, was promoted from graduate assistant to assistant coach, a position that was left vacant when Chris Holtmann was promoted to interim head coach. The program also announced..." October 14

  • Butler coach Brandon Miller takes leave of absence

    Indianapolis Star "Butler athletic director Barry Collier announced Thursday that basketball coach Brandon Miller will be taking a break from his duties with the Bulldogs. "Brandon Miller has requested a leave of absence for medical reasons, which the University has granted," Collier said in a press release. "We..." October 03

  • Former Butler player Andrew Smith leaves hospital

    Indianapolis Star "For so many, prayers were answered Monday. Andrew Smith came home. The former Butler basketball player had spent the previous 12 days in ICU as he continues to battle non-Hodgkins lymphoma, the cancer diagnosis that first stunned Smith and his wife, Samantha, last winter. They had moved to..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Battle 4 Atlantis highlights pairings

    ESPN "The Battle 4 Atlantis -- with a field that includes Final Four teams Wisconsin and Florida as well as traditional powers North Carolina, Georgetown and UCLA -- highlights eight college basketball tournament pairings announced by ESPN for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Other tournament pairings..." August 05

  • Foot surgery sidelines Butler forward Austin Etherington

    College Basketball Talk "After playing sparingly during his three seasons at Indiana (redshirting as a sophomore), Austin Etherington will have the opportunity to earn immediate playing time as a graduate transfer at Butler. Unfortunately for the 6-foot-6 forward and head coach Brandon Miller, the process of working..." July 12

  • Former Butler guard Devontae Morgan transfers to James Madison

    College Basketball Talk "As a sophomore at Butler, 6-foot-4 guard Devontae Morgan played in just 14 games last season and posted averages of 1.8 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. With his playing just over six minutes per game last season Morgan made the decision to transfer, and Thursday he announced via his Twitter..." June 06

  • Bulldogs add Class of 2015 recruit Nate Fowler

    The Butler Collegian "The Butler men’s basketball team added another piece to the future of the program Tuesday night, as junior Nate Fowler of Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, verbally committed to the university. Moeller, a center, is listed as 6-foot-8 and 225 pounds. He had also received offers from..." May 28

  • Tennessee basketball agrees to home-and-home with Butler

    The Daily Times "Tennessee announced Tuesday that the Volunteers men’s basketball program has signed a two-game, home-and-home contract with Butler University. The series begins next season in Knoxville. The Vols will host the Bulldogs at Thompson-Boling Arena on Dec. 14, and the teams will play at Butler’s..." April 29

  • Butler lands commitment from 6-8 Jackson Davis

    Indianapolis Star "When Jackson Davis called Butler head coach Brandon Miller on Thursday to let him know of his future plans, Miller responded with one word. "Yes!" he shouted. It was good news for Miller, and good news for Butler, which welcomes the Lexington, Ky. native out of Lafayette High School to its..." April 28

  • Teams are different, but Big East passion remains

    New York Post "It’s called the “Fu Effect,” named for the impact Seton Hall senior forward Fuquan Edwin can have on a game. It could be bouncing around during pregame warm-ups to get himself and his teammates amped. Or it could be something like he did Wednesday night against Butler in the first round of the Big..." March 13

  • Seton Hall 51, Butler 50

    ProSportsDaily "Gene Teague led the way with 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Pirates squeaked past the Bulldogs in the opening round of the Big East tournament in New York. Seton Hall (16-16) won despite shooting 39.6 percent from the field and 5-of-20 from 3-point range. The eighth-seeded Pirates, who..." March 13

  • Brad Stevens on Butler: 'They can win any game'

    Indianapolis Star "It's still a business trip, he cautions. There is still a game to play against a very good team. But returning to Indiana will also be special for Brad Stevens. It will always be home. Stevens was back in the Hoosier state Tuesday, prepping his Celtics for 7 p.m. date with the Eastern..." March 11

  • Butler 71, Seton Hall 54

    ProSportsDaily "Kellen Dunham made all seven of his 3-pointers en route to 29 points as the host Bulldogs coasted to a win in the regular-season finale for both teams. Khyle Marshall and Elijah Brown scored 10 points apiece for Butler (14-16, 4-14 Big East), which secured the No. 9 seed in the upcoming Big..." March 09

  • Big East tourney depleted, but maybe more interesting

    New York Post "It’s still the Big East Tournament. It’s still Madison Square Garden. Is it the same? A lot has changed in the year since the members of the Big East last congregated for March Madness in Midtown. But what the conference has lost in star power with Connecticut (American Athletic), Syracuse..." March 07

  • Butler 79, DePaul 46

    ProSportsDaily "Alex Barlow had a team-high 19 points and five steals as the Bulldogs ran away with an easy road victory over the Blue Demons. Khyle Marshall added 18 points for Butler (13-16, 3-14 Big East), which snapped a seven-game losing streak. The Bulldogs dominated on the glass, 46-29, led by Kellen..." March 07

  • Villanova 67, Butler 48

    ProSportsDaily "James Bell and Darrun Hilliard II scored 11 points apiece as the Wildcats soared past the visiting Bulldogs in Big East play. Josh Hart contributed eight points and eight rebounds as Villanova (25-3, 13-2) won for the ninth time in 10 games. The victory moves the Wildcats into a first-place tie..." February 27

  • Providence 87, Butler 81

    ProSportsDaily "Bryce Cotton scored 28 points to lead five starters in double figures as the Friars got a big road win over the Bulldogs. Cotton was 8-of-12 from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range, and dished out six assists for Providence (18-10, 8-7 Big East). LaDontae Henton added 15 points and..." February 24

  • What is wrong with Butler basketball?

    Indianapolis Star "A flurry of frustration met my inbox this morning. While Tuesday night was bad -- the Bulldogs missed their first 26 of 30 shots from the floor in the second half in a 77-52 loss to St. John's -- it seemed the tipping point in a season that has spiraled further and further out of control. The..." February 21

  • This year, the Big East tourney means so much more

    New York Post "For 30 years the Big East Tournament grew into a week-long spectacle on 33rd Street that became a commercial and competitive success. It featured the best basketball conference for many of those years and winning the Big East Tournament championship was a prize that said you can’t become the..." February 20

  • McDermott scores 26 as Bluejays hold off Butler

    Omaha World-Herald "Creighton showed that when a game gets tight at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, it pays to have a guy on your side that could give Jimmy Chitwood a run for his money. Doug McDermott buried a 3-point shot from about 24 feet with 47.8 seconds left Thursday night to put the No. 18 Bluejays ahead, and..." February 14

  • Muskies takes care of business on the road

    Fox Sports Ohio "Life away from Cintas Center hasn't been so pleasant for Xavier this season. The Musketeers were just 3-6 in games on the road or at neutral sites with four of their next five games coming outside of Cincinnati. They got a nice start on fixing that blemish on their record Tuesday..." February 12

  • Brad Stevens visits former Butler player battling cancer

    Fox Sports "Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens hasn'€™t forgotten his roots. In between his Celtics beating the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday and hosting the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, Stevens took time out of his hectic schedule to visit a former Butler Bulldog in Indiana on Tuesday, the Indianapolis Star..." February 12

  • A bright spot amid losses, Chrabascz deflects prais

    Indianapolis Star "Ask about his offensive output, and he credits his teammates' passes. Ask about his increased role, and it goes back to his coach's play designs. Ask about his career-high 24 points two days earlier, and it's only because the defense was locked in on one of his teammates. Andrew Chrabascz..." February 11

  • Poor Butler record doesn't mean day off for XU

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Butler’s men’s basketball team has lost two straight games and nine of its last 11, but its rivalry with Xavier supersedes anything on paper. The Musketeers know exactly what kind of battle they’re facing at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. “Playing Butler, it really..." February 11

  • Seton Hall points fingers after loss to Butler

    New York Post "Seton Hall’s future is lined with promise, with a top 10 recruiting class, and a diamond in Lincoln High’s Isaiah Whitehead — the Pirates’ first McDonald’s All American recruit since 2000. Their present, though, is lined with warning signs, and they may just have crashed. The Pirates lost a..." January 31

  • St. John’s hopes to keep rolling against Butler, Creighton

    New York Post "St. John’s finally broke the Big East ice Thursday night, managing to hold off Seton Hall 77-76 for its first conference victory after leading by 17 points with nine minutes remaining. Now the real tests begin, starting Saturday afternoon at famed Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, where the..." January 25

  • Butler stumbles late against Providence

    Indianapolis Star "The chance was certainly there, like it has been so often this year, and then it was gone, another setback in a season that has begun to slip away from them over the past few weeks. The Butler basketball team lost this one not in the closing minutes or in overtime – as is their custom this..." January 22

  • No. 8 Villanova lone Big East team ranked in top 20

    New York Daily News "Villanova will go through this first season of the reimagined Big East with a bull’s-eye on its back. The Wildcats are the only team in the conference that is nationally ranked (No. 8) and thus the best opportunity other Big East teams have to improve their NCAA Tournament profile with a..." January 17

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