Butler Athletics Headlines

March 30, 2015
Chris Holtmann Awarded Contract Extension At Butler
Butler head Coach Chris Holtmann, who guided the Bulldogs to a very successful men’s basketball campaign in 2014-15, has been awarded a contract extension. The new deal signed by Holtmann extends the coach’s contract through the 2020-21 season.

March 31, 2015
Men’s Tennis Opens April with Three Matches
The Bulldogs will play three non-conference opponents this week beginning with a match at home vs. Ball State on April Fool’s Day. BU will continue with a pair of matches over the weekend when they play Morehead State on Friday, followed by Eastern Kentucky on Saturday. All three matches are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

March 30, 2015
Indiana State to Host Butler on Tuesday
The red hot Butler baseball team will return to action on Tuesday with a mid-week matchup against in-state rival Indiana State. The Bulldogs enter the contest on a nine-game winning streak, the longest winning streak in school history.

March 31, 2015
Women’s Tennis Heads to IUPUI
The women’s tennis team will compete against inner-city rival IUPUI this Friday starting at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs will use this non-conference matchup as their final tune-up for the remaining BIG EAST schedule.

March 29, 2015
Purdue Falls at Butler 5-3
Just hours after sweeping a Saturday doubleheader at Alexander Field, the Bulldogs returned to the diamond this time to host Purdue as the two teams came together for game three of the weekend series. Butler scored five runs through the opening three innings to grab a lead, and the advantage would hold true for the remainder of the game as they ended the day with a 5-3 victory.

March 29, 2015
Butler Falls To St. John’s In Series Finale
St. John’s broke up a pitchers’ duel with three runs in the top of the fifth inning and went on to post a 5-1 victory over Butler in the final game of a three-game BIG EAST series at the Butler Softball Field on Sunday (March 29). The win gave the Red Storm a sweep of the series.

March 28, 2015
‘Dawgs Stay Hot with Doubleheader Sweep at Purdue
The Butler baseball team is now 11-14 overall after sweeping a Saturday doubleheader at Purdue. The Bulldogs took game one by the final score of 4-0 and dominated the action in game two 13-1.

March 28, 2015
Bulldogs Split Weekend Action
The Butler women’s tennis team defeated South Dakota on Friday 4-3, but took a 7-0 loss to conference foe Marquette on Saturday morning. The Bulldogs are now 5-14 overall, which includes a 3-6 mark at home.

March 28, 2015
Hudec, Weatherford Lead Butler At Nikoloff Invitational
Senior Nicole Hudec and sophomore Colleen Weatherford captured individual titles and paced Butler at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational, which wrapped up on Saturday, March 28, in Cincinnati.

March 28, 2015
Late Rallies Sink Bulldogs In Home Debut
Visiting St. John’s used a pair of late rallies to sweep a BIG EAST doubleheader against Butler, playing at home for the first time this season, on Saturday, March 28. The Red Storm captured the first game at the Butler Softball Field, 3-2, and then completed the twinbill sweep with a 6-4 victory in the second contest.

March 27, 2015
Kellen Dunham, Roosevelt Jones Named NABC All-District V
Butler juniors Kellen Dunham and Roosevelt Jones, who helped lead the Bulldogs to a 23-11 campaign and a berth in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, were named to the ten-player NABC Division I All-District V Team, released by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Friday (March 27). The 25 All-District teams announced were selected by member coaches of the NABC.

March 26, 2015
Bulldogs Head To Oliver Nickoloff Invitational
Butler will send its men’s and women’s track and field squads to Cincinnati this weekend to compete in the Oliver Nickoloff Invitational. It will be the second outdoor meet of the season for the Bulldogs.