Butler Athletics Headlines

May 21, 2015
Mara Olson, Olivia Pratt Earn NCAA Bids
Senior Mara Olson and junior Olivia Pratt will continue the outdoor track season for Butler when they travel to Jacksonville, Fla., to compete in the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Round. The two earned a bid to the meet, which will be hosted by the University of North Florida at Hodges Stadium.

May 19, 2015
Butler and Learfield Sports Sign Multimedia Rights Agreement
Butler University has tapped Learfield Sports to represent Bulldog Athletics’ multimedia rights through the 2024-25 collegiate athletic season, as announced today by Butler University Vice President/Director of Athletics Barry Collier and Learfield President/CEO Greg Brown.

May 19, 2015
Three Bulldogs Earn BIG EAST Honors
Jeff Schank, Peter Nyznyk and Tyler Houston were all selected to the 2015 All-BIG EAST Second Team, an announcement made by the conference office on Tuesday, May 19. Schank and Nyznyk represented two of the three weekend arms in the Butler pitching rotation while Houston earned the start in centerfield during his outstanding freshman campaign.

May 18, 2015
Sarah Quebe Named Administrative Specialist
Butler women’s basketball head coach Kurt Godlevske is pleased to announce the hiring of Sarah Quebe as the program’s new administrative specialist. Quebe will join the Bulldogs for the upcoming 2015-16 season after spending the past two years as an intern in the Butler Athletic Department.

May 15, 2015
‘Dawgs Drop Season Finale at Xavier
The Musketeers exploded for 16 runs against Butler in the season finale, handing the Bulldogs a 16-2 setback. With the loss, Butler ends the regular season with a 23-30 overall record that includes an 8-10 record against BIG EAST competition.

May 15, 2015
Butler Tops Xavier in 13 Innings
The Bulldogs scored two runs in the top of the 13th inning to separate themselves from Xavier in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. The victory pushes BU to 8-9 in BIG EAST action and 23-29 overall.

May 14, 2015
Grand Slam Lifts Butler Over Xavier
The Bulldogs picked up an important win on Thursday afternoon with a 10-3 victory over Xavier at Hayden Field. Jeff Schank tossed eight full innings of action to record the win on the mound and Ryan Wojciechowski paced the offense with a season-high six RBIs.

May 14, 2015
Alex Kotter Named Mideast NFCA All-Region
Junior first baseman Alex Kotter, who became the first Butler player to bat over .400 for the season since 1981, has been named second team on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Mideast All-Region Team. The All-Region Teams were released by the NFCA on Thursday, May 14.

May 13, 2015
Final Weekend Sends Butler to Xavier
The final weekend of the regular season is here as the Butler Bulldogs continue to fight for a tournament berth in the upcoming 2015 BIG EAST Baseball Championship Presented by New York Life. In order to do so, the Bulldogs will need to record some wins against Xavier at Hayden Field. Games one and two of the three-game series will be played Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m. The finale will get started at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

May 12, 2015
Bulldogs Win Home Finale 4-3
The Butler baseball team finished the home slate on a positive note by defeating the Eastern Illinois Panthers by the final score of 4-3 on Tuesday night. The Panthers tied the game at 3-3 in the top half of the eighth, but sac fly from Garrett Christman in the bottom of the inning sent Gehrig Parker home to score the game-winning run.

May 11, 2015
Home Finale Up Next for Butler Baseball
The final home game of the 2015 season will be played on Tuesday afternoon when the Bulldogs host the Eastern Illinois Panthers at 3 p.m. Butler and Eastern Illinois will face off for the first time since 2009 due to last year’s scheduled game being canceled due to rain.

May 10, 2015
Butler Loses High Scoring Battle at Georgetown
The Butler baseball team lost the BIG EAST weekend series against Georgetown 2-1 after a 15-12 setback on Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs scored at least one run in six of the nine innings, but a slow start proved to be too much to overcome with the Hoyas scoring 12 of their 15 runs in the first three innings of the contest.