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Tue Jan 21, 2014, 03:04 PM EST
Butler is still a long way from saving its 2013-14 men’s basketball season, but if the Bulldogs turn it around fully and reach the NCAA Tournament, it will have started this past Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Butler ended its five-game skid in its first Big East slate with a 69-57 overtime victory over Marquette. It wasn’t just any triumph for the players.
“To say this was just a regular win would probably be a stretch,” Butler junior Kameron Woods said.
Butler (11-7, 1-5 as of press time) will have to go 9-3 the rest of the way to hit 20 wins before the Big East tournament, where they’d likely have to reach the semifinal round to make the Big Dance. That’s a tall order for the Bulldogs, who are playing in their third conference in three seasons.
In its previous two, this year’s Bulldogs would be a Horizon League champion and somewhere around the fourth-best team in the Atlantic 10. Right now they’re ninth out of 10 in the reshaped Big East.
Woods has played in each league, and said Saturday that the difference is quite noticeable this year.
“The Horizon was physical, the A-10 was physical, but the Big East is a step up,” Woods said. “I think we’ve learned, in a conference like this, if you don’t show up every night for 40 minutes or however many a game lasts, you can go on runs where it can get ugly.”
One of the best and most life-applicable lines in any sports movie is from Brad Pitt’s Bill Beane in “Moneyball,” when he says, “I made one decision in my life based on money, and I swore I would never do it again.”
Beane said that after turning down a $12.5 million general manager offer from the Boston Red Sox to stay in Oakland. It was rooted in his decision nearly two decades earlier to go pro instead of attending Stanford. Beane was a quick flameout in the majors, and always regretted not going to college.
March 3, 2014
February 27, 2014
February 26, 2014
There was a wide array of reactions to Seattle DB Richard Sherman’s post-game “interview” with Erin Andrews following the Seahawks’ NFC title win over San Francisco.
Mine? Laughter, as the shout-down was the most entertaining thing I saw all day.
January 28, 2014
January 21, 2014
A fine season for the Indianapolis Colts ended with a whimper Saturday at New England, but in recent team history, it was far from the most disappointing postseason defeat.
January 14, 2014
The Indianapolis Colts’ miraculous 45-44 wild card victory over Kansas City on Saturday ended just after 8 p.m. After leaving Lucas Oil Stadium, it took until around midnight for the pounding in my head to subside.
January 7, 2014
December 31, 2013
An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
May 22, 2013
Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years.
April 18, 2014
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