Winter has come, and brought with it shorter days, lower temperatures, and terrible driving conditions. However, in a season of depressing weather, we are given winter’s saving grace: Butler Basketball.
Ever since 1928, the Men’s Butler Basketball team has played at Hinkle Fieldhouse (formerly Butler Fieldhouse until 1966), attracting Indiana families across the state to watch good, fundamental, Hoosier basketball. The Bulldogs have always followed the “Butler Way”, playing with selfless and sportmanslike play. Butler is the ideal team to bring your kids to watch to teach them not just the game of basketball, but how to conduct themselves in competition. Also, bringing your kids on a college campus is always a good idea, its never too early to plant that seed in their minds.
82 years have passed since the construction of Hinkle and Butler has never been more prominent than it is now, coming off their first ever appearance in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game back in April. Although the Bulldogs have gotten off to a rocky start this year, with four losses in the first eight games, they are about to enter a Horizon League Conference schedule that has been theirs to dominate for several years now. However, national games remain on the docket as the Stanford Cardinal invade Hinkle on Saturday December 18 for a 2:00 tip off, a match-up that will be televised on CBS. It’s important to the program the Bulldog Nation come out in full force and show America what the “Butler Way” really is.