The online resource, set to launch in beta mode in the next several weeks, will be a place where academic and business users can access anonymized sports and fitness data sets, use it to solve business problems, and learn about job opportunities.
Thad Matta to return to Butler University to coach men’s basketball
Matta, who took Ohio State University to two Final Fours, coached Butler in the 2000-2001 season and also played at Butler. He replaces LaVall Jordan, whom the school fired on Friday.Read More
Matta, former Butler University coach and the winningest coach in Ohio State University basketball history, had been mentioned as a candidate for IU’s open basketball coaching position, but that has been filled by Mike Woodson, according to media reports.
IBJ spoke to Butler University President James Danko and Athletic Director Barry Collier about how this years tournament and the school’s back-to-back trips to the Final Four—intertwine.
When Butler University, then in the Irvington neighborhood, bought the former Fairview Park land, Arthur Jordan donated $1 million to help pay for one of the school’s first buildings at the new campus.
The decision came just a week after Butler announced it had raised $171 million from 27,000 donors during the “quiet phase” of its largest-ever fundraising campaign.
When professor Ryan Rogers began teaching Butler University’s first class entirely on esports in the spring of 2018, he looked high and low for books and course materials on the subject. When he didn’t find much, he decided to create his own book.
Leaders of Division I are moving forward to devise a plan to sell alcohol at its championship events, while Division II honchos are taking a hard pass and Division III is taking a wait-and-see approach.
Central Indiana residents prefer pro football and Indy’s franchise to all other leagues and teams by a wide margin, according to the study. But its author says recent protests by players around the league could put a dent in their popularity.
Lots of basketball prognosticators say there is NO way Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens would take the IU job. But there’s at least one good reason he—and Steve Alford—would consider it. And there may be even more.
Thousands of fans for schools in Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio are converging on the city for games in the first two rounds of March Madness this Friday and Sunday.
Commissioner Val Ackerman talked with IBJ on Thursday about the potential growth of the Big East, what Butler brings to the conference, and a recent claim about bullying within the WNBA, a league she used to lead.
IU Athletic Director Fred Glass would have good reason to be conflicted about the Hoosiers’ participation in the all-Indiana hoops double-header, which is no doubt a boon for downtown Indianapolis and Butler.
Notre Dame’s green logo on its gold jersey doesn’t stand out as well as logos on other schools’ uniforms, costing Under Armour millions of dollars in exposure, said one research firm.
Maybe it’s the promise of a strong season. Perhaps it’s the recently renovated Hinkle Fieldhouse. Either way, tickets for Butler University men’s basketball games are a hot commodity.
Learfield Sports officials said they were attracted by the expertise of the 17-year-old local firm and will retain all of its employees. Butler University and University of Indianapolis are among clients that will be affected.
Butler officials have promised the eye-catching renovations will make things much nicer for fans and players while not affecting the historical integrity of the 86-year-old landmark.
Brad Stevens could create the next NBA dynasty in Boston. If he doesn't, he'll likely rue the day he left Butler.
The Star sports department is undergoing a major shakeup, including reassignments for some of the paper’s most tenured beat writers—covering the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, IU and Butler.
It seems no matter how much Indianapolis postures itself as a major-league city, there are those who will never consider it anything more than a few high-rises amid a sea of cornfields tended to by a bunch of hayseeds.