Butler Athletics Headlines

March 4, 2015
Mara Olson Qualifies For NCAA Championship
Butler All-American senior Mara Olson is officially set to toe the line at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.

March 3, 2015
#21 Bulldogs Fall At Home
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored a team-high 16 points and came up with a key steal late in the game to lift visiting Georgetown past #21 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday (March 3). The setback dropped the Bulldogs to 21-9 on the year and into a tie with Georgetown for second place in the BIG EAST with an 11-6 mark.

March 3, 2015
BIG EAST Announces WBB Postseason Awards
Three Bulldogs earned postseason conference honors on Tuesday as the BIG EAST office announced award winners for the 2014-15 season. A vote from all 10 of the league’s head coaches determined the teams which included Ijeoma Uchendu as an All-BIG EAST First Team selection, Loryn Goodwin as All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention and Sydney Buck who was a unanimous selection to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.

March 2, 2015
#21 Bulldogs Meet Georgetown In Final Home Game
Butler willl close out the home portion of its 2014-15 schedule when it faces Georgetown for the third time this season on Tuesday, March 3. The key BIG EAST contest at Hinkle Fieldhouse is slated to tip at 7 p.m. (ET) and will be televised on FOX Sports 1.

March 2, 2015
BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Tournament Bracket Unveiled
It took until the final day of the regular season to solidify, but the 2015 BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket has been finalized, with co-regular-season champion Seton Hall claiming the No. 1 seed for the first time in conference history.

March 2, 2015
Bulldogs Fall to Bucs at East Tennessee State
Butler came up with their first win of the 2015 season in game two of a Saturday doubleheader at East Tennessee State with a 9-3 victory, but the Buccaneers won the other two contests to win the weekend series.

March 1, 2015
Bulldogs Sweep Two Games In Illinois
Butler, playing a quickly scheduled doubleheader in Rosemont, Ill., picked up a pair of one-run wins on Sunday (March 1), including a dramatic come-from-behind win in the opener. The Bulldogs defeated Indiana State, 5-4, in the first game and then completed the sweep with a 3-2 victory over Northern Illinois in the second.

March 1, 2015
Hudec, Olson Lead Butler At BIG EAST Championship
Senior Nicole Hudec picked up a championship medal and a pair of school records, and senior Mara Olson added another school mark to lead Butler’s track and field teams at the BIG EAST Indoor Champioship, which wrapped up at the Armory on Sunday (March 1). Butler’s women finished sixth in the championship, while the Butler men came in seventh.

March 1, 2015
No. 25 Seton Hall Escapes at Butler 85-76
A layup from Sydney Buck put Butler up 76-67 with 1:07 left in the second half, but in a strange turn of events the Seton Hall Pirates outscored Butler 18-0 over the final minute to win the BIG EAST regular season championship.

February 28, 2015
#23 Bulldogs Rally For Win At DePaul
Butler saw a one-time, ten-point lead erased early in the second half and then stormed back from a six-point deficit to post a 67-53 victory over DePaul at Allstate Arena on Saturday (Feb. 28). The win was the second straight for the #23-ranked Bulldogs and lifted the team to 21-8 on the year and 11-5 in the BIG EAST.

March 1, 2015
Women’s Tennis Weekend Recap
The Butler women’s tennis team is now 3-9 overall after taking a couple of losses over the weekend to Eastern Illinois and IPFW. The Panthers defeated Butler 5-2 at the Butler Bubble on Friday while the Mastodons of IPFW handed BU a 6-1 road loss on Saturday.

February 28, 2015
Bulldogs to Close Regular Season on Sunday
Butler will host #25 Seton Hall on Sunday afternoon in the 2014-15 regular season finale. The Bulldogs will earn the No. 5 seed in the upcoming conference tournament with a win, while the visitors will try to lock up the regular season championship with a victory.