The NCAA lists the Horizon League and IUPUI as official hosts. Indiana Sports Corp. does most of the legwork, and the NCAA signs all the checks, so just what do you do if you’re the official Final Four host?
Although it has not yet withdrawn from the Atlantic 10, Butler University will join the so-called “Catholic 7” in the new conference, according to reports in national media outlets.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jukes raises money so Ugandan children can attend secondary school through his Jukes Foundation for Kids.
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.
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.