I’ve interviewed Butler Blue twice, and Kaltenmark once. They’re quite a comedy duo.
“We do black tie galas so much so that Blue has his own custom tuxedo,” says Michael Kaltenmark, Butler’s director of web marketing and the proud owner of Blue.
(via Butler’s biggest star? Its mascot)
Before today’s epic overtime upset of No. 1 Indiana was even in the books, Butler president James Danko was asked the obvious question about his program’s future in the Atlantic 10 conference.
According to the Associated Press, his reply was something along the lines of the classic phrasing used when national security is involved – he could neither confirm nor deny the existence of his possible interest in moving Butler to the as-yet-nonexistent, theoretical basketball-centric league that may or may not be formed by the so-called Catholic Seven. A league that may or may not stretch from Maine to Washington State, if the rumors are true, and depending on who you believe.
(via Butler president plays coy about realignment | CollegeBasketballTalk)
There’s always a little thrill of fear that goes through me when one of basketball’s cathedrals gets some work done. But there’s little doubt that an upgrade, done with care, can make a huge difference. As fans, we see the light streaming into Hinkle from those majestic windows, and it’s easy to ignore the dingy carpet on the upper concourse, the uncomfortable seating and the fact that press conferences are held in a phone booth. For the athletes and administrators who work in the building every day, love for the space is probably tempered by a little exasperation from time to time.
(via Butler seeking $16 million for Hinkle renovations | CollegeBasketballTalk)