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Bench leads Butler past Siena, 70-57

To say it was a rather impressive 70-57 road win over Siena Tuesday night – if not unexpected in the way it happened – would be a slight understatement. Butler did not beat a top-10 squad, but they beat a very respectable and solid Saints team who has not been easy to beat at home the past three-plus years. And the Bulldogs did so by unleashing a bench onslaught as their best player, Shelvin Mack, had a rel ...

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Game Preview: #23 Butler vs. Siena

SETTING THE STAGE Enemy: Siena Saints When: Tonight, 7pm ET Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY Watch: MyINDY-TV (Channel 23, Indianapolis), Siena All-Access ($7.95) Listen: 1070 The Fan Line: Butler -4.5 Other Previews: Siena Saints Blog, Albany Times Union, Indianapolis Star (sorta) We already talked a little bit about Siena in our latest podcast -- which was posted earlier today.  Sports Illustrated's ...

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VF Podcast 002: Andy Glockner guest stars

The Victory Firelight Podcast returns! This time we convinced a guest of the national-variety to stop in and talk Butler hoops.  That guest is none other than Sports Illustrated's Andy Glockner.  You may remember Mr. Glockner from such columns as "Bubble Watch" and "Bracket Watch" over on Just because he earns his keep as the season rolls toward February and March, doesn't mean he isn't paying atten ...

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Take Two: Butler vs. Ball State

When it comes to Butler basketball, I've always preferred games with an outcome that can be determined as early as possible in the contest.  That's not to say I don't enjoy a great finish, but games that come down to the wire make me uncomfortable... and, frankly, a little sweaty.  Being the sweaty guy in the press room is never a good feeling, but one I've felt many times over.  Don't tell anyone though, O ...

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Big Picture: Things I think I know

My brother calls them the fuzzy channels. You know, the non-HD portion of your guide that most of us never go to anymore. I’m a spoiled TV watcher, especially when it comes to game viewing, and I don’t see anything wrong with it. So, yes – I’m complaining about having to watch Butler on a fuzzy channel. And I say this full-well realizing that it was not even two years ago when I was watching the online feed ...

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