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Women’s basketball takes down La Salle

On the heels of a vital win against Xavier Thursday night, Butler women’s basketball (11-7, 2-1) faced La Salle (5-13, 1-2) Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. The Bulldogs won their second consecutive game 59-42. Junior forward Daress McClung led the team in scoring with 19 points and five assists and was stellar on defense as well

Volleyball welcomes first season in Atlantic 10

The new will meet the old this fall as the Butler volleyball team prepares for another season on the court. The new is the fresh competition the Bulldogs will face in their first season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The old are the four starters returning to the team—junior middle blockers Maggie

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

OVERTIME: Pros and cons evident for Butler in league switch

Published March 28, 2012 The Horizon League has been in existence since 1979. Likewise, Butler has been a member of the Horizon League since the conference’s inception into NCAA Division I athletics. As the saying goes, the two go together like peas in a pod. This may be changing in the near future, however. Butler

Women’s tennis: Team splits weekend matches

The Butler women’s tennis team experienced nothing but struggles last Sunday, as No. 59 Memphis came to town and left with a 7-0 shutout. For the Bulldogs (2-4), all of the matches against the Tigers (5-1) were decided in straight sets. Butler’s No. 2 doubles team of senior Brittany Farmer and sophomore Caroline Hedrick was

Women’s basketball: Stratman, McClung make jump to Butler

The Butler women’s basketball team typically has a challenge recruiting top athletes in a state known for its hoops history. But this year has been different. In addition to incoming freshmen, coach Beth Couture recently attained two transfers, 6-foot-3 freshman forward Elizabeth Stratman (Xavier) and 6-0 junior forward Daress McClung (Cincinnati), each of whom has

Men’s basketball: Bulldogs open league play with OT loss

The Butler men’s basketball team opened Horizon League play against Valparaiso at Hinkle Fieldhouse this past Saturday, falling 77-71 in overtime. Senior guard Ronald Nored, normally a vocal leader and defensive standout, took the role of main offensive option against the Crusaders. Nored led the Bulldogs (4-4, 0-1) with 17 points in 40 minutes of

Women’s soccer: Close contests keep coming

Not even chilly conditions could prevent the Butler women’s soccer team from taking down Youngstown State Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs (7-5-1, 2-1-0) triumphed 2-1 over the Penguins (3-6-2, 0-1-1) for their second straight conference win. “If you score early, that may change the way they are going to play,” Butler head coach Tari St. John

OVERTIME: Conference change would help Butler

Butler to the Big East. Pause for a moment. Let that sink in. The Big East. The conference that rules over all others in college basketball. Until recently, the Big East boasted the likes of Villanova, Syracuse, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Marquette and defending national champion Connecticut. Just last week, Syracuse and Pittsburgh jumped ship for the

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