Butler takes 2nd in the NCAA Tournament

Posted by Brad J. Ward | Posted in Mascot, Recruitment | Posted on 03-17-2008

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No, that’s not a lofty prediction. It’s the truth. (#12) Western Kentucky defeats (#7) Butler in the national championship, 100-92.

Don’t believe me? Check the bracket.

From the article:

If the Final Four were determined academically, it would be Western Kentucky (100 percent graduation success), Butler (92 percent), Notre Dame (91 percent) and Purdue (91 percent). Xavier, a No. 3 seed, was close behind with a 90 percent success rate.

Last year, we beat Vanderbilt with only 82%. It’s good to see us raise up to 92% in just a year! [Last year's bracket]

You just can’t buy publicity like that.  It takes an effort from the coaches, the students, and the campus community to create an environment where education is the focal point.  Sure, we love our basketball, but when I see our students walking to class or sitting in an MBA group doing homework, it always makes me smile to see how down to earth our guys are.   5 seniors playing ball together? Practically unheard nowadays at NCAA Div. 1 schools.

BU-TLE-R U A BULLDOG?  Hell yeah.  Don’t snub us on your bracket, the NCAA already took care of that for us. ;)   I’m looking for a Sweet 16/Elite 8 appearance.  Let’s make the most of it!

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It is ALWAYS great to see the ‘student’ part of ‘student-athlete’ emphasized in a program. Kudos to Butler!

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