Across the U.S., the most popular women’s college sport is in the red. Women’s basketball at the 53 public schools in the six largest conferences recorded operating losses last fiscal year of $109.7 million, while the men’s teams reported operating profits of $240 million.
Recent weeks saw the passing of a handful of the Hoosier sport’s key figures, among them former Shortridge High School and Butler University basketball coach George Theofanis.
The number of applications to Butler University is up 41 percent—to a total of 9,357—compared with applications received by the same time last year, according to school officials. Requests for information and campus visits by prospective students are both up 35 percent for the year.
A year ago this week, the Butler men’s basketball team was preparing to play the University of Texas-El Paso in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. Who knew what was about to unfold?
Locally based Sport Graphics scored a "six-figure" deal with the NFL to design, make and install all Super Bowl signage—in Dallas and Indianapolis.
In the two weeks since the NCAA title game, I can barely go a waking hour without someone asking me The Question: What if Gordon Hayward’s shot had gone in?
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.
The Bulldogs were chosen after winning the hearts of Indiana basketball fans with an incredible run to the Final Four, which
ended with a 61-59 loss to Duke in the title game.
This year’s events delivered a return on investment far more powerful than the estimated economic impact.
Butler received so many visits to its main Web site, school officials had to beef up the computer system. School President
Bobby Fong is commissioning a study to gauge the value of the publicity earned through the Bulldogs' run to the Final
It was the third runner-up finish for the city in the past six months. The Indiana Fever lost in the WNBA finals, the Indianapolis
Colts lost the Super Bowl and now Butler.
As is the case at Duke, Butler graduates about 90 percent of its players. As is the case at Duke, there’s more than mere lip
service paid to the classroom at Butler.