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Butler men’s basketball head coach LaVall Jordan takes new job in stride

Butler men’s basketball head coach LaVall Jordan takes new job in stride

Jordan, a Butler alum and former assistant coach is coming home. This time around, he’ll be the head coach.

Couture relieved of duties as women’s basketball coach, Godlevske named to interim role

Beth Couture was relieved of her duties as head coach of the women’s basketball program today, according a statement released by the Athletics Department. Butler women’s basketball assistant coach Kurt Godlevske will assume the position of interim head coach immediately, according to the release. Athletic Director Barry Collier released the following statement regarding Godlevske. “I

Colleagues defend Couture, but questions linger

BY: COLIN LIKAS AND MATTHEW VANTRYON | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND ASST. SPORTS EDITOR Former Butler University women’s basketball players and coaches continue to speak out about the program’s 12-year coach Beth Couture. Couture again declined to comment this week. The Butler Collegian ran a front-page story titled “Former players allege verbal abuse, mistreatment” last week. Since

Former players allege verbal abuse, mistreatment

BY MATTHEW VANTRYON | Asst. Sports Editor Previous Butler athletes speak out against coach as four women transfer Nine student-athletes have transferred from Butler University’s women’s basketball program over the past four academic years. Additionally, four coaches have left the program and five players have chosen not to return over the last five seasons. Four

Fox Sports 1 TV deal a boon for Butler

Fans will be able to see more of the Butler Bulldogs—for more than men’s basketball—on their television screens this season. Butler’s jump to the Big East Conference this year includes a new television partner, Fox Sports 1, for men’s basketball and other sports. The new cable network premiered in August and is available to approximately

Hinkle facelift underway

Hinkle Fieldhouse is in the midst of receiving another major facelift that will modernize and help preserve the landmark venue, according to athletics department administrators. Butler President James Danko announced in May the university’s Board of Trustees approved the $34-million renovation for the fieldhouse. Funding for the project comes from the Campaign for Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Bulldogs begin Big East era

BY BEN SIECK | ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR Despite a tumultuous offseason for men’s basketball, Butler officials remain optimistic about the school’s move to the Big East this season. Associate athletic director Mike Freeman said he believes that sooner was better for a conference change already in the works. “What we’ve learned in our recent history with

$14,738,745 and no one’s talking about where it’s going

Butler University’s athletics department is on “an island of its own.” The budget is a mystery to the public. No one from the athletics department will discuss information about this year’s budget, and officials in other departments say they don’t know much either. Butler athletics has the right to keep budget information private since the

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