Tag Archives: Matt Howard

Top six very, very good things about the Butler Way
August 17, 2016

For the third time in 2016, Butler’s basketball program has suffered a profound loss. First came the expected but extremely sad passing of Andrew Smith, whose goodness and competitiveness forever endeared him to staff, teammates, and fans for the latter seven years of his way-too-short 25 year life. Then we heard about “Little Em” Kampen, […]

Indy Morning Sports List – Top 10 reasons I revere former Butler coach Brad Stevens
January 8, 2016

Yesterday afternoon we heard Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens would miss his team’s  game last night to tend to a personal matter in Indianapolis.  We know now that he came home to visit Andrew Smith, one of his former players who is battling cancer. Stevens would prefer no one knows why he is in Indianapolis, […]

The Day Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose Lost 61-19 to a Bunch of Kids from Indiana
October 29, 2013

by Kent Sterling There was a time when Derrick Rose was just a kid hooping.  Before the national endorsement deal, before the ACL injury and his refusal to play in the playoffs, and before his recent comment that he’s greedy about winning.  In May, 2006, he was just a kid trying to win a tournament […]

High School Basketball vs. AAU – Both Great for Different Reasons
July 12, 2013

by Kent Sterling There is something wonderful about the pomp, circumstance, history, and pride of playing for a high school team.  There is also something magical about the bonds among teammates and thesheer volume of basketball played during the summer on a typical AAU schedule. [For those trying to figure out whether I write what […]

Brad Stevens Is a Credit to Coaching, Butler, and Indianapolis
July 3, 2013

by Kent Sterling There was no doubt that Brad Stevens would eventually leave Butler University for a place that represented a bigger challenge, offered significantly more money, and puts his name on a much bigger marquee.  Butler’s basketball program is a wonderful place for a coach to ply his trade, but what else was there […]

2013 NCAA Tournament – Success with Three-Star Recruits Is Nothing New
March 28, 2013

by Kent Sterling I’ve written often about a class of 2007 summer team that played together without ego, a lack of concern for being recruited, and a love for one another that oddly remains the exception to the rule in youth basketball.  With the successes of Florida Gulf Coast, LaSalle, and Wichita State in last […]

2010 Final Four – Butler Can Win It All at Home
April 2, 2010

by Juston Whitaker Four teams have made it through the madness of March to this year’s NCAA men’s Final Four, and one can win the title in its home city. UCLA did it in 1972, in Los Angeles. Now, the Butler Bulldogs, whose first Final Four is in their home city, are two games away […]