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Butler qualifies for FCS playoffs

KYLE BEERY | ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR After a strange turn of events and a little bit of luck, the Butler football team is headed to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs. The Pioneer Football League announced Tuesday that the Bulldogs (9-3, 7-1 PFL) won a computer rankings-based tiebreaker over Marist (8-3, 7-1). Butler

New football schedule released with hope of bid

The Butler football team will play a 12-game schedule in the fall with a new goal in place. As a member of the Pioneer Football League, a non-scholarship conference, the Bulldogs have never had the chance to make the playoffs. Beginning this season, the PFL champion will be awarded an automatic bid for the first

Football marches to 4-0 in Pioneer Football League

The Butler football team hung on for a 17-14 win against the Marist Red Foxes for its fourth straight win, keeping their Pioneer League record unblemished. The Bulldogs (5-2 overall) are 4-0 in the league for the first time since the 2009 season, in which they won the PFL championship. Marist fell to 2-4 overall

Lack of scholarships not an obstacle for Pioneer League

Much of the focus in today’s college football landscape is placed on conference expansion and profit. Not all college football conferences, however, are about big-time spending and marketing. Butler’s conference, the Pioneer Football League, is competitive at the Division I level and does so without players on scholarships. The conference has been a non-scholarship 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

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