By: Jennifer Murray

Butler Bulldogs Repeat History

final four butler bulldog mascot

Saturday night, Brad and I witnessed history being repeated in fairytale fashion. Our very own Butler Bulldogs pulled off the semi-final game of the NCAA Final Four to earn a trip to the grand finale of basketball for the second year in a row!

Butler Final Four Banners Hinkle Fieldhouse

My graduating class at Butler was under one thousand students, so this is a BIG DEAL to my “small town” alma mater, our city, and our great basketball state.

hinkle fieldhouse butler final four

Hinkle Fieldhouse hosted a packed house for a viewing party on campus, and while it wasn’t Houston, the atmosphere couldn’t have been much better…   

hinkle fieldhouse crowd final four

Especially as the last seconds ticked away, and the reality sunk in that we were headed back for another chance at the National Title.

Pure Magic.

As much as we’d love to be Hoopin’ It Up in Houston for the final game,

ncaa tourney town indianapolis

We’ll stick to our {at home} bench seats to cheer on our beloved DAWGS.

sitting the bench ncaa final four

However, Charles Barkley might soon be out of a job!

charles barkley replacement for ncaa final four cbs 

Yell it with me:





If you haven’t already seen our quads Butler cheer that made the local news, you should check it out!

12 Responses to “Butler Bulldogs Repeat History”

  1. Emily H
    April 4, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    Oh how I wish we could be at Hinkle with all those Butler Fans! We will be watching (and cheering loudly) with our little Cincinnati group!

    GO DAWGS!!!!!

  2. Kelly from Kelly's Lucky You
    April 4, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Go Butler Men! and Go Notre Dame Women! It’s a great year for hoops in the hoosier state!

  3. Janet
    April 4, 2011 at 9:36 am #


  4. Crystal
    April 4, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    I’m rooting for the Bulldogs tonight because of you!

  5. Debbie
    April 4, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Well, since I live in a burb of Houston, I will cheer on the bulldogs for you from here!!!! Good luck…

  6. Crystal W.
    April 4, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    I think Charles Barkley should be out of a job, especially from his comments before the game on Saturday when he said that VCU was a better team and that they were going to beat Butler. Go Dawgs.

  7. Lana
    April 4, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    LET’S GO DAWGS! I wish they would start the game sooner! I may have to take a nap so I can go the distance! This is so exciting!

  8. Amy @ Finer Things
    April 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    We’ll be cheering for your Bulldogs tonight, Jen. So excited for a small town team to be in the championship!

  9. Cori
    April 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    Nothing better than rooting for the underdogs!!! Can’t wait for the final game!!!

  10. AmazingGreis
    April 4, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Oh, how I wish you were in Houston!!!

  11. Gail
    April 4, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    This is the Dawgs’ year! I will be cheering for them to win!


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