When it comes to Xs and Os, Butler's Brad Stevens is the man. If you want a consummate hardwood CEO, it's IU's Tom Crean, hands down.
News media is getting ahead of itself in reporting Butler's imminent departure from the Atlantic 10 conference. But the Bulldogs' athletic director, Barry Collier, can't afford to stick his head in the sand on this issue.
The value of sports brands fluctuates as violently as stock prices during economic upheaval. In Indiana, the IU and Butler basketball brands have risen while the Colts' has taken a hit and the Pacers fight for their place in the sun.
The Butler men's basketball ticket hasn't sold this hot since the early to mid 1960s. With university president James Danko committed to building on the program's success, attendance is likely to keep climbing.
A new NCAA rule causes the cancellation of a six-game high school basketball event scheduled for Jan. 21 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Organizers anticipated a crowd of more than 6,000 to attend the event.
With the Pacers and IU re-emerging as contenders and the Colts floundering, Indiana sports fans are primed to re-embrace their Hoosier hysteria roots. But what happens when Peyton Manning returns or Andrew Luck is drafted is anybody's guess.
College basketball may be one of the biggest benefactors of the soon-to-be ratified National Basketball Association labor settlement.
Gordon Hayward's NBA draft stock is soaring. But it will take guts for Larry Bird to draft the Butler product, even if
he thinks he's the best player when the Pacers pick at No. 10.
If the Cleveland Cavaliers hire Tom Izzo, MSU will target IU Coach Tom Crean as a replacement, and Butler's Brad Stevens
could be headed for Bloomington. And it could all unfold within 10 days.
The idea of Butler University joining the Big Ten once seemed laughable. But so did coming within a basket of beating Duke
for the NCAA hoops title. Finances and desire for growth could force the Bulldogs to consider leaping from the Horizon League.
Butler trustees are entering a new ball game by escalating the pay of the school’s men's basketball coach. But there's
the gamble will pay off.
Butler University is bracing for a siege of publicity this weekend. The school's Web sites have been bolstered and retail
shelves are being stocked. Already more than $1.7 million in Butler merchandise has been sold.
Butler's run to the Final Four has its roots in a decision two decades removed by a former school president and a group
of trusting trustees who dared to believe the impossible was possible for the Bulldogs.