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Butler cheer coach suddenly dismissed after 19 years and nobody will say why

Butler cheer coach suddenly dismissed after 19 years and nobody will say why

After 19 years at Butler, cheer coach Jamie Troyer is no longer affiliated with Butler University. No reason was given as to why, and cheerleaders said they feel like they are in the dark regarding their former coach.

OVERTIME: Still hope for men’s basketball despite dismal campaign

BY BEN SIECK | SPORTS EDITOR Brad Stevens bolted to the National Basketball Association. Junior forward Roosevelt Jones suffered a season-ending injury before playing a regular-season game. Blue II died, and the Butler men’s basketball team is barreling toward its first losing season in nearly a decade. For fans used to a certain level of

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

Scrambling for seats

BY AUSTIN MONTEITH | SPORTS EDITOR Butler men’s basketball season ticket holders will go through a different process to select their seats this season. The new “Select-A-Seat” program begins Monday and runs through Friday, Oct. 4. Season ticket holders will be assigned a date and time to arrive at Hinkle Fieldhouse to choose their seats

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

Athletics Department: LaRose back to beginnings

Ken LaRose has worn multiple hats at Butler. Now, the university welcomes him back as an associate athletic director. Ken LaRose is replacing Bill Lynch as the associate athletic director of development. “I absolutely love it here,” LaRose said. “It is an unbelievable opportunity for me.” LaRose was a student-athlete for the Bulldogs, competing on

Atlantic 10 Conference: Tournament tickets available

The Butler men’s and women’s basketball teams will be wrapping up their seasons in the next couple weeks, which means conference championships are right around the corner. The major difference for the Atlantic 10 Conference compared to the Horizon League is the tournament is—at least for the men—played entirely on a neutral court. “(The Atlantic

Athletic Department: Goetz third director to depart

The Butler athletics department has seen three of its associate athletic directors leave for other universities this school year. Beth Goetz, associate athletic director for administration, announced last week she would be taking a position with the University of Minnesota. Tom Crowley, former associate athletic director for internal operations, was named athletic director at Niagara

Hinkle renovations continue

After an eight-month period that involved crews tuck-pointing 282,000 bricks and replacing 9,734 windowpanes with energy-efficient glass, construction efforts will begin  on the interior of Hinkle Fieldhouse. As Hinkle approaches it’s 85th birthday this spring, work on new student-athlete facilities is set to begin. A larger conditioning room, a new sports medicine center and a

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