Weekly Update

Weekly Wednesday Update 3/20

Welcome back, dawgs! Hopefully you all had a fun and relaxing spring break. Only 1.5 months left until summer is upon us! These weeks are very busy for our club teams, as many are traveling to their last tournaments or their National tournaments. This weekend, seven teams are in action.

Equestrian – On Wednesday, the team is headed to Black Dog Farms for regionals! The members who are representing the Butler team have qualified for regionals over this past year.

Women’s Basketball – On Friday, the team is traveling to NIRSA Nationals in Dayton, Ohio! Good luck to the squad!

Curling – Curling closes out their remaining events with a home match vs. Circle City Curling Club on Friday night. They are in the last month of their season.

Men’s Basketball – On Saturday, the team is hosting Bellarmine on HRC Court 1. Three games will be played, beginning at 10:30am.

Men’s Soccer – On Saturday, the team begins their spring season! They will host Ball State and Bellarmine for three games at 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm. All games will take place on Varsity Turf 3.

Women’s Volleyball – Both the A and B teams are traveling to Wright State for their Spring Classic Tournament on Saturday.

Ultimate – The Ultimate team opens up their spring semester with a tournament on Saturday. They will be traveling across town to represent Butler at the Indy Invite.

Weekly Update

Weekly Wednesday Update 3/6

Happy midterm week, dawgs! As we count down the days til spring break, let’s look at what major traveling events our clubs are competing at this year.

Men’s Soccer: During the fall semester, the team was invited to attend the NIRSA National Tournament in Foley, Alabama. They lost their first two games before winning their last one. This tournament was invite-only and based off of the successful season that the team had.

Tennis: In a few weeks, the Tennis team will be traveling to Orlando, Florida for their National Tournament! The team has already traveled long distances this year, such as to Madison, Wisconsin. Club Tennis always seems to do well at their National Tournament, normally ending as a top 32 school.

Men’s Volleyball & Women’s Volleyball: At the end of April, both Club Volleyball teams will be flying to Boulder, Colorado for the DII National Championship. Last year, in St. Louis, the Men’s Club Volleyball team won the silver bracket and the Women’s team lost in the gold semifinals game. Both teams are looking to repeat their success this spring.

 

 

Last weekend, the Men’s Basketball team went 1-1 vs. Purdue. The Equestrian team had more members qualify for regionals at their IHSA meet.

Weekly Update

BU Day of Giving

Butler Day of Giving is here!

Since Butler was founded in 1855, the Day of Giving will be a 1,855 minute challenge for Bulldog community members to give back to the University. The goal is for 1,000 gifts to be made in those 1,855 minutes. BU Day of Giving begins on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:00 AM and goes until 12:55 PM on Thursday, February 28.

Please consider donating to Butler Club Sports! There are 473 participants that play on our 20 Club Sports teams. They travel to over 200 yearly events all across the Midwest. This year, teams have the opportunity to attend tournaments in places as far away as Colorado, North Carolina, and Florida.

Many of the Club teams charge dues to their members in order to raise enough money to attend events. The Club Sports Council also allocates a certain amount of money each year to every team with funds provided by Student Government Association (SGA). But, many teams still need to fundraise in order to have enough funds to cover all of their expenses throughout the year. They host restaurant givebacks, create promotional videos, and have fundraising challenges, all to raise enough money.

BU Day of Giving is a great time to support Club Sports! Donations are tax-deductible and all funds go to the Club Sports program or the specified team. Here is how to donate:

  1. Visit https://butler.scalefunder.com/amb/clubsports
  2. Write in: Club Sports
  3. All done! Thank you for supporting Club Sports!!

Here are the results from last weekend’s events:

Climbing: Four members traveled to Brevard, NC to compete in the Brevard Bash. The individuals finished in 7th, 24th, and 36th place in the men’s division and 19th in the women’s division. There were 52 male competitors and 26 female competitors. The team qualified for Regionals!

Women’s Volleyball: The team attended a National qualifying tournament at Purdue. They went 1-2 on Saturday.

Hockey: The team lost their playoff game 4-6 to Ball State. They are now done for the year.

Women’s Lacrosse: Their game vs. Purdue was rescheduled.

Men’s Basketball: The team hosted UK in the Butler EFG/West Gym. They won all three games!

This coming weekend, we have the Men’s Basketball team hosting Purdue and the Equestrian team competing in IHSA #5.

Weekly Update

Weekly Wednesday Update 2/20

With the month of March quickly approaching, some of our outdoor sports teams have begun practicing and competing. This coming weekend, five teams are competing, two of which are doing so for the first time this semester!

Climbing: Members of the team are heading to Brevard, North Carolina for a Regionals tournament! The hope is to qualify for the Sectionals tournament in Chicago.

Women’s Lacrosse: The team is traveling to Purdue for their first game of the semester. Game time is set for 6:30pm on Friday.

Men’s Basketball: The team is hosting a three-game series against University of Kentucky in the EFG. Games are on Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Volleyball: The ‘A’ team is off to Purdue for a Nationals qualifying tournament on Saturday. Play begins at 8:00am.

Hockey: After one week off, the Hockey team is playing against Ball State in the ICHC Tournament on Friday at the Trine Thunder Ice Arena.

Now let’s check out last weekend’s results:

Equestrian: The team brought home 19 medals over the weekend, including a 1st place award! They competed using four horses, all of which performed extremely well. This was their 4th IHSA tournament of the year.

Swim: Following one week off of competition, the swim team attended the Purdue Pool Play Invitational over the weekend, with hopes of qualifying more swimmers for Regionals.

Men’s Volleyball: The team drove to La Crosse, WI for the DII Midwest Invite. They ended up going 3-2 on Saturday and 0-2 on Sunday, finishing in 10th place. They beat Carleton College, Michigan Tech, and #23 ranked UW-Stevens Point. Their losses came from #5 UW-La Crosse, Indiana State, #18 UW-Platteville, and Winona State. Following their Sunday matches, the team drove safely back to Indy in a snowstorm.

Tennis: Following a long drive to Madison, Wisconsin, the Tennis team competed in the Badger Regionals Tournament. They made it to the top nine teams of the tournament!

Weekly Update

Weekly Wednesday Update 2/13

The Club Sports spring season keeps on rolling for our teams. Each weekend seems to be as busy as the last!

Here is how the teams did last weekend:

Curling: The team scrimmaged a Circle City League team and won 5-4! Their final shot came in overtime.

Hockey: The hockey team hosted Indiana University at Pop Weaver, hoping to keep their winning-streak alive. Unfortunately, the team lost to a tough IU team 1-15. They have a week off and then will be back for the ICHC Tournament!

Women’s Basketball: The team held a very successful home tournament over the weekend, ending with a record of 3-3. They went 1-2 on Saturday, beating UK and losing to BGSU and University of Illinois. On Sunday, the team beat BGSU, lost to University of Illinois, and then won a close game against IU to get third place in the tournament! Photo credits to Jimmy.

 

Men’s Volleyball: The team traveled to Peoria, Illinois for the MWPVC North Regional Championships on Saturday. They ended up getting third place overall! The team went 3-0 in pool play and then 0-2 in the gold bracket.

This coming weekend, we have four teams traveling for events! Men’s Volleyball is headed to La Crosse, Wisconsin for the DII Midwest Invite on Saturday. The Swim team is going to Purdue on Saturday for a meet, with hopes of qualifying more members for Nationals. The Tennis team is off to Madison, Wisconsin from the 14th-17th for their first tournament of the semester. The Equestrian team has their first show of the semester at St. Mary of the Woods on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Good luck to all of the teams competing this weekend! Go dawgs!