Tag Archives: Jeff Voris

Butler first full-time SID still leads program

Jim McGrath wanted to be a pharmacist. Butler University’s sports information director of 31 years never intended to become involved in the sports information field. A 1971 graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., McGrath considered attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, among others, to study pharmacy. “When I got to Augustana, I found out

Transfers make big impact in first season

The Butler volleyball and football teams have experienced great success this year, thanks in part to contributions from three transfer athletes. Volleyball players Morgan Peterson and Erica Stahl and quarterback Matt Lancaster have helped lead their teams to conference tournament berths and a share of the conference title, respectively. MORGAN PETERSON Peterson, a transfer from

Football: Team clinches share of PFL title

Butler will play for sole possession of the Pioneer Football League title on Saturday in Des Moines. The title, which Butler already owns a share of is the Bulldogs’ first since 2009, marking a big turnaround over the past two seasons. Redshirt junior quarterback Matt Lancaster’s outstretched arms were the difference-maker Saturday as Butler completed

Football: team moves into sole possession of first place

The Butler football team used running back Trae Heeter’s career high 231 rushing yards and two touchdowns to beat Davidson 31-20 on Saturday and remain undefeated in Pioneer League play. “The win was good, because they’ve always given us trouble,” Butler head coach Jeff Voris said. “They play hard, and especially at their place, they’re

Football: Bulldogs move to 2-0 in conference play

Butler will play for a trophy next Saturday after upending rival Dayton 21-11 Saturday afternoon. Junior running back Trae Heeter led the Bulldogs with 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs (3-2, 2-0) remain undefeated in Pioneer League play with the win. Butler has won three of four in the lifetime series with Dayton.

Football team downs rival Flyers

The Butler football team upended rival Dayton 21-11 Saturday afternoon behind 159 yards and two touchdowns from running back Trae Heeter. The Bulldogs (3-2 overall) remained undefeated at 2-0 in Pioneer League play. Butler has won three of four in the series with Dayton. “From day one I was here, I always knew we’d be

Voris focused on Butler’s season despite job opening

DePauw University fired its head football coach Robby Long early last week after the team started the season 0-2. “Long was dismissed due to his failure to fully comply with the school’s policies and administrative expectations,” according to a press release from the university. While an interim head coach has been named, the opening for

Heeter has career day

Butler junior running back Trae Heeter had a career-high 204 rushing yards to lead the Bulldogs to a 35-14 victory against Campbell in their Pioneer League opener. Butler (2-2, 1-0) avenged last season’s 38-23 loss against the Camels (1-3, 0-1). “Campbell got to us last year, and they beat us pretty bad,” Heeter said. “So

Football: Dartmouth too much for Bulldogs

The Butler football team got off to a slow start Saturday night against the Dartmouth Big Green and never recovered, falling 35-7. The Bulldogs (1-2) were able to keep pace for most of the first half in their first-ever game against an Ivy League opponent. Despite giving up an 85-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff

Football: Team dominates first night game in seven decades

The Butler football team used the atmosphere created by its first night game since 1941 to fuel a 42-13 win over Franklin College on Saturday. “The energy on campus all week has been outstanding, and the band and the cheerleaders and all that really made it special for us,”  Butler coach Jeff Voris said. “There