The week ahead in Butler sports: Oct. 21-27

Kamar Baldwin dribbles down the court in a game last season. Baldwin and the men’s basketball team begin exhibition play against IU-Kokomo. Collegian file photo.

SAMANTHA HARTMAN | STAFF REPORTER | sehartma@butler.edu

Monday, Oct. 21:

Women’s tennis at ITA Ohio Valley Regional

Women’s tennis will continue their tournament at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional hosted by Middle Tennessee. The tournament is taking place at the Adams Tennis Complex.

Women’s golf at Charles Braun Jr. Intercollegiate

Women’s golf will finish up their fall season in Newburgh, Indiana, at the Charles Braun Jr. Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Evansville. The Bulldogs are coming off a first place finish at the Dayton Fall Invitational. The Bulldogs are one of twelve teams that will be participating in the tournament at the Oak Meadow Country Club. Last season they finished seventh out of thirteen teams. Day one will start with eighteen holes at an 11:00 a.m. shotgun start.

Men’s golf at Musketeer Classic

Men’s golf will also wrap up their fall season with the Musketeer Classic at the Maketewah Country Club. The Bulldogs finished eighth out of thirteen teams last season. They are coming off a tied second place finish in their last tournament, the Georgetown Intercollegiate. There will be a total of sixteen teams competing including conference rivals Xavier, Creighton, and DePaul. Day one will consist of 36 holes starting at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct 22:

Women’s tennis at ITA Ohio Valley Regional

Women’s tennis will finish up their final day at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional. This will be the Bulldogs last tournament of the fall season until they start up again in January.

Women’s golf at Charles Braun Jr. Intercollegiate

Women’s golf will continue day two at the Charles Braun Jr. Intercollegiate with another 11:00 a.m. shotgun start. They will finish another eighteen holes to conclude their fall season.

Men’s golf at Musketeer Classic

Men’s golf will have a 9:00 a.m. start to finish the final 18 holes at the Musketeer Classic. This will conclude their fall season.

Wednesday, Oct 23:

Men’s soccer at Marquette

Men’s soccer is now 8-4-1 overall and 2-2-1 in conference after a 4-0 win against Seton Hall. The Bulldogs will be traveling to Milwaukee to take on Marquette. Butler has four wins and one tie in their last five games. The Bulldogs lost to the Golden Eagles 1-2 last season. Marquette is now 6-6-1 overall and 2-3 in conference with wins against Xavier and Villanova. The game will be available on BEDN with an 8:00 p.m. start.

Thursday, Oct. 24:

Men’s tennis at ITA Ohio Valley Regional

Men’s tennis will now compete at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional in Nashville, Tennessee. It is hosted by Vanderbilt. This will be their final event of the fall until they start up again in January.

Women’s soccer at Providence

Women’s soccer tied number eleven Georgetown 0-0 after double overtime. The Bulldogs now move to 8-4-3 overall and 3-1-2 in the Big East. Butler will travel to Rhode Island to face Providence in another Big East match up. Providence is 8-5-2 and 3-2-1 in conference with wins against Creighton, Marquette, and St. John’s. The Bulldogs won 1-0 last season as well as 3-2 in the Big East semi-finals. Kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m. and the game will be available on BEDN.

Friday, Oct. 25:

Men’s tennis at ITA Ohio Valley Regional

Men’s tennis will continue day two of six days at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional.

Women’s and Men’s cross country at Bulldog Invitational

Women’s and men’s cross country will host the Bulldog Invitational at the Northview Church. Indiana state, IUPUI, Purdue, and Illinois State will be competing in the race. The women’s 5k will begin at 4:00 p.m. followed by the men’s 8k at 4:30 p.m. The women’s team is coming off an eighth place finish our of 38 teams at the NCAA Pre-Nationals as the men’s finished in eighteenth out of 38 teams. This will be the last meet before the Big East Championships.

Volleyball vs Villanova

Volleyball will remain at home this weekend as they will first take on Villanova for alumni night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Wildcats beat the Bulldogs 3-0 earlier this season. Villanova and Butler are both now 5-3 in the Big East. You can watch the game on YouTube as first serve is set for 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26:

Men’s tennis at ITA Ohio Valley Regional

Men’s tennis will continue play at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional in Nashville, Tennessee.

Football vs Jacksonville

It is homecoming at the Sellick Bowl! Butler will host Jacksonville for this year’s homecoming game. The Bulldogs are 1-6 this season and 0-3 in conference play after losing to Morehead State 20-31. Jacksonville is also 0-3 in conference with losses against Dayton, Morehead State, and Davidson. Butler lost 44-48 last season to Jacksonville. The game will be available on YouTube and will start at 1:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball vs IU-Kokomo

Men’s basketball season is here. The Bulldogs will kick off their season with an exhibition game against local opponent, IU-Kokomo. IU-Kokomo advanced to the NAIA Division II Championships for the first time in program history last season. They lost in the round of 16 to Oregon Institute of Technology. The Cougars finished the season 26-8 overall. Butler lost in the first round of the NIT to Nebraska and finished the season 16-17. Tip off will be at 7:30 p.m. in Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Sunday, Oct. 27:

Men’s tennis at ITA Ohio Valley Regional

Men’s tennis will compete in day four of six days at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional in Nashville, Tennessee.

Men’s soccer vs Villanova

Men’s soccer will host Villanova on the Varsity Field for senior day and alumni day over Butler’s homecoming weekend. Villanova is 8-5-1 overall and 1-3-1 in Big East as they have beat Xavier and tied DePaul. The Bulldogs beat the Wildcats 2-1 last season. Be sure to come cheer on the seniors at the Varsity Field at 1:00 p.m.

Women’s soccer vs Marquette

Women’s soccer will return home for Butler Homecoming to face Marquette at the Sellick Bowl. Marquette is 6-8-1 overall and 3-2-1 in conference. The Golden Eagles are on a three game winning streak going into their game against Xavier before taking on Butler. The Bulldogs beat the Golden Eagles 1-0 last season. The game will be covered by BEDN and will start at 1:00p.m.

Volleyball vs Georgetown

Volleyball will host Georgetown in Hinkle Fieldhouse for homecoming weekend. Butler beat Georgetown 3-2 already this season in a very close battle. Georgetown is 2-6 in conference with wins against Providence and DePaul. The Hoyas will face Xavier before taking on Butler. First serve will be at 1:00 p.m. and you can catch all the action live on YouTube.

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