Butler Rumors & News

  • Butler coach Chris Holtmann agrees to extension through 2022

    SI "Butler coach Chris Holtmann has agreed to a contract extension through 2022, the university announced Wednesday. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Holtmann has posted a 45–22 record in his two seasons at the helm of Butler’s program, while leading the Bulldogs to two..." May 19

  • George Washington transfer Paul Jorgensen commits to Butler

    Big East Coast Bias "The Butler Bulldogs landed a transfer on Wednesday, as it was reported that George Washington point guard Paul Jorgensen would be headed to Indianapolis. As the tweet notes, Jorgensen will have to sit out this season. He'll be eligible for 2017-18 and 2018-19. " May 11

  • Butler lands Memphis transfer Avery Woodson

    Indianapolis Star "Butler has landed a coveted — and needed — graduate transfer. Memphis' Avery Woodson has committed to Butler, IndyStar has confirmed. He'll be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer and provides the Bulldogs needed experience and production in the backcourt. Woodson averaged 9.6..." April 19

  • Virginia goes on offensive, downs Butler

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Virginia's offense can carry the Cavaliers, too. That's how it turned out when Virginia used stunningly efficient offense in a hot-shooting second half to overcome Butler 77-69 on Saturday night in an NCAA Tournament second-round game at PNC Arena. Virginia, which has..." March 20

  • Martin warms up to help Butler topple Texas Tech

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. - All Butler guard Kelan Martin needed was a little time to warm up in the NCAA Tournament. The sophomore guard didn't score until the Bulldogs really needed him and he came through Thursday afternoon at PNC Arena. All 11 of Martin's points came during a four-minute..." March 17

  • No. 1 Villanova holds off Butler

    The Sports Xchange "VILLANOVA, Pa. -- On No. 1 Villanova's senior day, two juniors led the way. While a sold-out crowd at the Pavilion was there to honor five seniors in their second-to-last game at the suburban Philadelphia school's on-campus arena, junior forward Kris Jenkins and junior guard Josh Hart..." February 20

  • Xavier does it on both sides of ball

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- High-percentage field goal shooting (56.9), including 9-of-18 from 3-point range, laid the victory foundation for No. 5 Xavier on Saturday at Butler, but it was the Musketeers' smothering defense that finished the project. Xavier used a 25-6 first-half closing run as the..." February 13

  • 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