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Television deal made move worthwhile

The offer of conference membership from Big East officials to Butler University was no surprise to Butler officials. In his first interview with The Collegian since the conference switch, President Jim Danko said university officials assessed a second possible move when deciding to move to the Atlantic 10 Conference. The move to the A-10 did

Big East move brings competition

Butler will be joining one of the nation’s premier basketball conferences when it enters the Big East next season. Five teams from the new Big East, including the Butler men’s basketball team, were selected for this season’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Marquette (25-8, 14-4 in this season) has been a perennial contender in

Butler reported to join Big East next season

ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Andy Katz and Dana O’Neil have reported Butler will join the “Catholic 7” segment of the Big East next season. The Butler Collegian reported in December that the Big East would be splitting and Butler was considering joining the Catholic 7, despite being in its first season in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Track and Field: Runners split for three weekend meets

For most teams, splitting a squad up is usually done due to one of three things: injury, illness or disciplinary consequences. For the Butler track and field team, it’s a little different. This past weekend, members traveled to multiple meets, but not because of sickness, injured athletes or violating team rules. The split was completely

Women’s soccer: field for conference tournament set

The Butler women’s soccer team is scheduled to play in its first Atlantic 10 Conference tournament tomorrow. The Bulldogs ended the regular season with an overall record of 11-4-4 and went 5-1-3 in conference play to finish in fourth place. Butler will be entering the tournament as the No. 4 seed, having won three of

Cross country: Teams continue winning tradition in conference

The Butler men’s and women’s cross country teams made history last Saturday as they continued their respective streaks of conference championship victories with victories at the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championships. The men captured their 15th consecutive conference title, and the women brought home their fourth-straight title. It was the first for both teams in

Volleyball drops two at home

The Butler volleyball team is preparing for its third Atlantic 10 Conference road trip after dropping a pair of matches over the weekend. The Bulldogs (12-11, 2-7) won a set in their match against league-leading No. 18 Dayton (17-4, 9-0) on Sunday, but the Flyers (17-4, 9-0) captured a 3-1 victory. The opening-set was a

Cross country: newcomer Pratt making a splash

The women’s cross country team has seen a fresh face arrive on the team this season in the form of freshman Olivia Pratt. The Madison, Wis., native was victorious in the Bulldog’s season-opening race at Illinois, winning the four-kilometer race with a time of 14:18 to finish at the front of the 65-runner field. Pratt

Women’s swimming: success in classroom leads team

After beating only a handful of teams last year, the Butler women’s swim team faces a huge challenge in moving to the Atlantic 10 Conference this season. Despite the lingering competition, the non-scholarship squad has a positive outlook that it will have a good season, particularly in the classroom. “I think, at first, we were

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