The week ahead in Butler sports: Aug. 26 – Sept. 1

Brad Sznajder and Stephen Dennis celebrate following a play against San Diego last season. Collegian file photo.

SAMANTHA HARTMAN | STAFF REPORTER | sehartma@butler.edu

Thursday, Aug. 29:

Women’s soccer at Northern Kentucky 

The Butler women’s soccer team will start the week off in Highland Heights, Kentucky to face Northern Kentucky. The Bulldogs are 2-0 to start the season after beating Morehead State, 3-0, and IUPUI, 4-1. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 30:

Volleyball vs. New Mexico State

The Butler volleyball team will start its regular season in Auburn, Alabama at the War Eagle Invitational. They will be looking for a win after falling short to Cincinnati in an exhibition game 2-3. The Bulldogs first match of the day is against New Mexico State at 10:30 a.m.

Volleyball vs. Tennessee State

After a few hours of rest, Butler volleyball will play their second match of the day against Tennessee State. First serve is set for 6 p.m.

Men’s and women’s cross country in the Butler Twilight 

The men’s and women’s cross country teams will start their season hosting the Butler Twilight at the Northview Church. The meet will include teams from IUPUI, Ball State, Wabash, and Marian. Butler will also host another meet later in October. The women’s 5k will begin at 6:45 p.m. with the men’s 6k shortly following at 7:15 p.m.

Men’s soccer vs. Western Michigan

The Butler men’s soccer team will start its regular season off at home against Western Michigan. The Bulldogs beat the Broncos, who were ranked 16 at the time, 2-0 last season. The Bulldogs finished the year with an overall record of 4-12-2. Butler is coming in to the regular season with two exhibition victories against Oakland and Ohio State. Kickoff versus Western Michigan is at 7 p.m. 

Saturday, Aug. 31:

Volleyball at Auburn

The Bulldogs will face Auburn in their final match of the War Eagle Invitational at 2 p.m.

Football vs. North Dakota State

The Butler football team opens up its season with a huge opportunity against a top team. North Dakota State has won the Missouri Valley Football Conference the past eight years. In addition, they have won seven of the last eight FCS championships. The Bulldogs are coming off of a 4-7 record. In last year’s season opener, the Dawgs upset the No. 24 Youngstown State. They hope to come out strong again this season with an upset over North Dakota State. 

Kickoff in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, is at

4 p.m. The game can be followed on NBC ND/ ESPN +.

Sunday, Sept. 1:

Women’s soccer at Wisconsin

Women’s soccer will finish off the week on the road facing the Wisconsin Badgers. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

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