September 30, 2009

Live Pink, Bleed Butler Blue On Friday

Come out and support the Butler women's soccer team as it hosts its Breast Cancer Awareness Day Friday afternoon at the Butler Bowl. The Bulldogs will be honoring a couple of special guests and the first 150 students in attendance will be able to attend a free tailgate.

All fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. The first 150 students in attendance will be able to attend a halftime tailgate, with each student getting a free hot dog, chips and a drink.

The match, against defending league champion Milwaukee, starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Butler Bowl.

Friday's festivities will begin with a ceremonial pregame coin flip featuring Butler women's basketball coach Beth Couture, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last spring. Couture, who has won 363 games in her career - including 105 at Butler - is set to have her cancer treatments completed in time to lead the Bulldog basketball team this season.

The women's soccer team will also be wearing pink warm-ups.

Also at halftime, the Bulldogs will honor Joy (Aschenbrener) Sweeney (1995-98), who was inducted into the Butler University Athletic Hall of Fame last spring.