Evansville basketball was known for more than its national titles.
When the city was threatened with losing the Indianapolis Indians, the public rallied in ways big and small to keep the team here.
In an era when most college cheerleaders were still wearing bulky sweaters and pleated skirts, or at least nothing more risqué than a skirt, blouse and vest, UCLA’s eight-girl dance team broke the mold.
Getting his ring back from the 1980 NCAA championship was nice and all, but David “Poncho” Wright would regain something more important several years later: his life.
Coaches don’t usually leave for a smaller program after a big tournament run, but this divorce made sense.
Before we get to the fluky set of circumstances that got Barry Collier to Butler in the first place and meet the man who made it happen, let’s establish a premise: Without Collier, there is no Butler Way.