While the No. 8-seeded Butler men’s basketball team practiced, scouted and recuperated, Butler students proved that fandom knows no bounds.
Many Butler seniors spent this afternoon on Bourbon Street, which senior forward Matt Howard in an interview Wednesday jokingly called “a street unlike any other.”
Senior and Dawg Pound President Kyle Murphy found a corner balcony to hang out on with friends.
Senior Kelsey Adams was with Murphy and made sure to wave the Butler flag hanging from the balcony and shout “Go Dawgs!”
Seniors Ben Scro and Wade Shidler were nearby on the balcony, and when asked about Butler’s run in the NCAA tournament, Shidler said, “Final Four, gonna win the championship, yeah.”
Senior Claire Peterson joined her fellow seniors after spending the day eating gumbo, shopping and walking down Bourbon Street snapping photos.
Non-Butler students and locals flocked to the Bulldog crowd. Many shouted out “Yeah Dawgs!” and “Go Butler!” as they walked by, and some even stopped to discuss the team.
A New York native was more than complimentary toward Butler head coach Brad Stevens and the team, calling them “a great team full of All-American guys.”
Regardless of residence, though, it seems that the city of New Orleans has become just another victim of the Butler Bulldog charm.
If someone down here isn’t a Florida fan, odds are they’re cheering for the Bulldogs.