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Reports: Butler to join new Big East as early as next season

February 28, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Although it has not yet withdrawn from the Atlantic 10, Butler University will join the so-called "Catholic 7" in the new conference, according to reports in national media outlets. The school declined to comment on Friday.
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Speculation grows about Butler leaving Atlantic 10

December 18, 2012
Associated Press
Butler University President James Danko has said little to counter reports that Butler is considering leaving the Atlantic 10 Conference for a newly formed league.
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A10 schools already hyping Butler match-upsRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
The Atlantic 10 is wasting little time marketing its newest member—the Butler Bulldogs.
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Horizon League fights on after loss of ButlerRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
The Indianapolis-based Horizon League says it is "energized" about its future, despite losing its most famous member—Butler University.
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Butler leaving Horizon League for Atlantic 10

May 2, 2012
Scott Olson
Butler University formally announced its departure from the Horizon League Wednesday. It will begin playing in the Atlantic 10 in the 2013-14 season.
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Butler eyes move to Atlantic 10, ESPN says

March 12, 2012
A spokesman for the university said it has not entered into "formal talks" with anyone about switching conferences. Butler has been an inaugural member of the Horizon League since its founding as the Midwestern City Conference in 1979.
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Horizon League signs pact with Sport GraphicsRestricted Content

October 29, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The agreement, which was negotiated by IMG College, the league’s multimedia-rights partner, will run through July 2014.
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Horizon League scores five-year deal with IMGRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
 IBJ Staff
IMG College, a division of New York-based IMG Worldwide, will be the locally based college sports league's exclusive multimedia partner.
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LEADING QUESTIONS: Butler's Fong talks sports, Stevens

September 16, 2010
Mason King
LQ_Fong_WatchVideo3The university president likens his role to that of a major-league manager, but retaining talent like Brad Stevens is just the start.
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Benner leaving convention group for Horizon League

June 8, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Well-known local sports columnist Bill Benner is leaving his job at the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association to become senior associate commissioner for external affairs for the Horizon League.
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Butler's Hayward declares himself eligible for NBA draft

April 14, 2010
Butler University star sophomore Gordon Hayward does not plan to hire an agent, which means he could return to school if he does not like his draft status.
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Final Four run presents challenges for Butler

April 10, 2010
Anthony Schoettle
Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone is hopeful Butler University officials will not let their enthusiasm over the school's recent push to the NCAA Championship game run wild.
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Butler University basketball player Jukes supports students in Uganda

April 10, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Jukes raises money so Ugandan children can attend secondary school through his Jukes Foundation for Kids.
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Keeping Stevens key to Butler's fund-raising plans

April 9, 2010
Anthony Schoettle
Assuring Stevens stayed in the Bulldogs' kennel is part of a multi-prong plan to grow the Indianapolis school's $11.2 million athletics department budget.
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Butler locks up Stevens with new contract

April 8, 2010
Anthony Schoettle
The 12-year deal signed by men's basketball coach Brad Stevens extends his Butler contract through the 2021-22 season.
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Butler coach Stevens expected to get lucrative offers

April 3, 2010
Anthony Schoettle
Butler University basketball coach Brad Stevens has an annual base pay of $350,000 with another $37,851 in benefits and deferred compensation. Not bad for a 33-year-old. But it's no comparison to what big-time men's college basketball coaches make.
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Horizon League wins acclaim for its Web-based sports networkRestricted Content

November 7, 2009
Anthony Schoettle
Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone never envisioned himself getting into the television business. But that changed in 2004 when he saw a Butler University women’s basketball game being aired on a laptop computer.
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WNDY to broadcast 13 Butler games

October 16, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Local TV station WNDY Channel 23 announced Friday that it will broadcast 13 Butler University men's basketball games this season, starting with the Bulldogs' Nov. 21 game at the University of Evansville.
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U.S. Army extends sponsorship with Horizon League

September 12, 2009
 IBJ Staff
The league that includes Butler University recently extended its sponsorship deal with the U.S. Army through the 2009-2010 academic year.
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Butler fights with small athletic budget to keep coachesRestricted Content

April 16, 2007
Anthony Schoettle
Butler University is running with the big dogs these days in men's NCAA Division I college basketball--at least on the court. Financially, though, the Bulldogs face a difficult dilemma in chasing after programs with bigger budgetary bones.
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