Tag Archives: Horizon League

Coaches prepared for Big East

BY AUSTIN MONTEITH | SPORTS EDITOR Butler coaches are gearing up for their teams’ debuts in the Big East this season. The level of competition will be higher across the board in the Big East compared to Butler’s former conference, the Atlantic 10. “Night in, night out, there’s not a game that you can take off,”

OVERTIME: For Butler, one more signature victory at stake

The phrase “signature victory” is thrown around quite a bit in college basketball. In NCAA Division I men’s basketball, a team generally needs at least one in a season to garner consideration for the 68-team championship tournament field. The phrase basically refers to a win over an opponent that was either an upset or very

Cross country teams look to start new streaks

The Butler men’s and women’s cross country teams enter the 2012 season in an unfamiliar position in their new home in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Coach Matt Roe said that while the Bulldogs were consistently at the top in the Horizon League, the team will face a higher quality of competition in the A-10 this

Atlantic 10 move received warmly by coaches

Butler University’s move to the Atlantic 10 Conference brought praise from  coaches of several different athletic teams on campus. Men’s basketball coach Brad Stevens said the move to the A-10 was no surprise and that the conference is one of the best basketball conferences in the county. “It is one heck of a basketball league,

Butler swaps conferences early

The question still lingers as to why Butler University made the decision to move to the Atlantic 10 conference a year earlier than planned, regardless of whether it was for the best. President Jim Danko announced on May 2 that Butler was moving to the A-10 from the Horizon League. “We considered many aspects and

Report: Butler to join Atlantic 10 conference

According to a report from ESPN’s Andy Katz, Butler will officially join the Atlantic 10 conference tomorrow for the 2013-14 school year. Katz reported that Butler will leave the Horizon League in all sports. No mention is made of Butler’s football team, which is a member of the Pioneer Football league, but earlier reports about

Baseball: Byerly breaks records with different style

Switching positions in sports is not always the easiest thing to do. An individual switching the way he or she plays a sport is even more difficult. Butler junior pitcher Chase Byerly has done the latter for the baseball team this season by changing his throwing motion. During Byerly’s freshman season, Butler coach Steve Farley

Looking ahead: Teams face additions, subtractions

As the spring sports season begins to wind down, many teams are already beginning to prepare for their next season. The football team had its annual blue and white scrimmage, the men’s soccer team had its spring exhibition matches, and five teams have announced additions to their rosters for next year. Let’s take a look

Softball: Team splits with Wright State

The Butler softball team split the first two games of its three-game series against Horizon League rival Wright State yesterday. In the first game of the series, the Bulldogs (17-26, 7-7) grabbed a 5-1 victory. Butler got on the board early with a two-out RBI double from senior catcher Mallory Winters. Then, with the bases

Baseball: Gelwicks, Risi lead comeback win

The downtown digs of the Indianapolis Indians became the home of Butler baseball yesterday as the Bulldogs (18-15, 6-6) faced Ball State at Victory Field. Two eighth-inning home runs gave Butler an 8-6 comeback win over the Cardinals (7-22, 3-6). After grabbing an early 1-0 lead, the Bulldogs gave up six runs in the third