Butler is Irascible

Butler is Irascible

Proving that waiting is for suckers, Butler University has decided to forego any further delay and join the Atlantic Ten…IMMEDIATELY!!!


From something called the Sporting News:

Virginia Commonwealth, which joined Butler at the 2011 Final Four, also is joining the A-10 this fall. The A-10 will have 16 teams this winter, with Charlotte (Conference USA) and Temple (Big East) subsequently withdrawing to join other leagues for 2013-14.

The Bulldogs return four of their top five scorers from last season’s 22-15 team and add transfer Rotnei Clarke from Arkansas. They should rank as one of the A-10’s favorites in their initial season.

Butler has been part of the Horizon League since 1979, but recently announced its decision to upgrade to the A-10. The Bulldogs won five of the past six Horizon League regular-season titles and has made 10 NCAA Tournament appearances as a member of the league.

With the immediate addition of VCU and Butler, coupled with the strong return of St. Louis, UMass and St. Joseph’s, Dayton’s path to success in the A-10 conference has become increasingly tenuous. I really hope Mitch Asmus is working on his mid-range game.

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Tom Blackburn is a proud U. o' D. alum. He loses faith in humanity one day at a time, but not in you, you seem like you are all kinds of alright. Charter member of the T-Man fanclub.

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