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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

Volleyball: Butler rises in conference standings

The Butler volleyball team won two matches over the weekend to pick up their ninth and 10th conference wins of the season and gain sole possession of third place in the Horizon League. The Bulldogs (14-13, 10-5) grabbed their fourth consecutive victory when they topped Loyola in four sets on Saturday afternoon in Chicago. The

Volleyball: Late-season charge continues for Butler

Senior middle blocker Maureen Bamiro ended her career at Hinkle Fieldhouse the same way she began it—with a bang. Every set in Butler’s 3-0 win over Illinois-Chicago Saturday began and ended with a point from Bamiro, the lone senior Bulldog, including the match-clinching kill. Bamiro has started every match since her sophomore season and 118

Volleyball: Tides finally turn for Bulldogs

The Butler volleyball team continued a string of good play over the weekend, capturing its second and third wins in a row. The Bulldogs (8-12, 4-4) took two Horizon League matches at home when they defeated Loyola 3-1 on Saturday before disposing of Green Bay 3-0 on Sunday. The Bulldogs got off to a quick

Volleyball: Hard times continue

After losing two matches this past weekend and falling to 5-12 on the season, the Butler volleyball team is searching for answers. Hurt by unforced errors, the young Bulldogs  (6-12, 2-4) cannot seem to string together enough wins to get themselves back on track. “This season is just a lot different,” sophomore outside hitter Maggie

Volleyball: Inexperience adds to struggles

Inexperience and a low hitting percentage sent the Butler volleyball team to a 3-0 defeat Monday night against North Dakota State. Butler coach Sharon Clark said it has been a growing year for the young team that includes six freshmen. She said this inexperience added to the Bulldogs’ 20 attack errors in the match. “We

Take notice: walk-on Ruffolo making noise in Butler volleyball

Since arriving at Butler last month, Brooke Ruffolo has made everything look easy. The freshman from Farmington Hills, Mich. immediately became the Bulldogs’ starting libero this season. In that role, she has played in every one of Butler’s 13 matches and 47 sets and leads the team in hitting percentage (.400) and digs (173). The

Volleyball falls at Notre Dame

The Butler University volleyball team hung tough with three different teams over the course of 14 games at the Notre Dame Invitational, but they came up short in all three matches and started the season with a 0-3 mark. The Bulldogs lost the first match 3-2 to Idaho and fell to Eastern Michigan by the

Bulldogs handle Raiders

Butler is now tied with Milwaukee for first place in the Horizon League after blocking conference foe Wright State off the court last Friday in a 3-1 win. As SuperCuts hairdressers helped willing fans donate to the Locks of Love foundation, the Bulldogs (8-6, 3-0 HL) trimmed down the Raiders (6-8, 1-2 HL) with defense.

Volleyball has strong Invitational showing

The Butler women’s volleyball team will begin Horizon League play this week after hosting a four-team inviational last weekend. The pre-conference invitational was Butler’s first in four years. The team finished second in their tournament after two 3-0 wins over UNC-Wilmington and Army and a 3-2 loss to tournament champion Xavier. “It was great after