Tag Archives: The Butler Way

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, […]

Butler Basketball – Brandon Miller Is the Right Guy to Take the Bulldogs Forward
October 31, 2013

by Kent Sterling What happened to the days when coaches were obviously stooges who said and did the wrong thing so often that we couldn’t believe a conscious athletic director would continue to employ him.  I’m sure they are somewhere, but no place to be found in central Indiana, and certainly not in Hinkle Fieldhouse […]

Replacing Brad Stevens, Butler Will Stay in the Family
July 4, 2013

by Kent Sterling Still stunned by Brad Stevcens’ decision to leave Butler in favor of one of the most prestigious jobs in coaching, Butler is going to stay inside the family to find Stevens successor. After a run of spectacularly successful hires following current athletic director Barry Collier moving to Nebraska, including Thad Matta, Todd […]

What a statement: Brad Stevens hired by the Boston Celtics.
July 4, 2013

by Bert Beiswanger It’s been a heck of a ride the past decade-plus, a pyramid of achievements. 15 years ago, Butler started knocking off the big boys with regularity- regular season games, pre-season tournament games, NCAA tournament games; it didn’t matter. One trip to the Sweet 16 was followed by another…and another…and another. Butler did […]

Matt Howard Leads the Butler Bulldogs into the Final Four
April 1, 2010

by Kent Sterling When I watch Matt Howard play for Butler, I’m reminded of the kid that came to the Spiece Central Stars as a sophomore-to-be from Connersville.  He showed up early for practice with either his Dad or brother driving, and he would shoot.  His Dad, Stan, and I would talk about things. One […]