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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

Conference switch in the works?

In recent weeks, reports from ESPN and CBS led many to believe that Butler may switch athletic conferences within the next few years. Butler could make the transition from the Horizon League to the Atlantic 10 conference and replace departing Temple. The Owls of Temple are currently part of the A-10 in all sports except

Athletes make best of long trips

Butler athletic team members with spring seasons are familiar with hitting the road for long trips to warmer locales. The number of miles racked up by some squads may be surprising though. Seven of Butler’s athletic teams have made or will make at least two trips more than 600 miles from Butler during the 2011-12

Football: Markley leads Butler over Davidson

The Butler football team sent its seniors out in style with a 17-7 conference win over Davidson Saturday. The game marked the final home game for Butler’s 23 seniors. Each of those seniors saw action in the win, except quarterback Andrew Huck, who is nursing a shoulder injury suffered in Butler’s Homecoming loss to Marist.

Football: Fighting Camels trample Bulldogs

Even with senior quarterback Andrew Huck throwing a career-high 381 yards, the Butler football team was not able to stop the running game of Pioneer Football League foe Campbell, dropping Saturday’s game 38-23. “In any game, you’re going to get your ups and downs, and that’s kind of how our game went,” freshman cornerback  Jimmy

Football: Lang saves the day

Butler senior kicker David Lang has been “good as gold” this season, to steal a term often used to describe Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould. Lang drilled a game-winning, 35-yard field goal with less than two minutes remaining in the game to give the Butler football team a 29-27 victory over Dayton on Saturday. “That

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