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“This one feels right”: Thad Matta’s return to Butler

“This one feels right”: Thad Matta’s return to Butler

“I think that the last few years away from the game have energized and have given him an opportunity to kind of circle the wagons and to refresh himself mentally and physically.”

Into the Matta-Verse

Two days after parting ways with LaVall Jordan, Thad Matta was hired as head coach. In his 17 seasons as a Division I head coach, Matta has made 13 NCAA Tournaments appearances and two Final Fours.

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

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