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What will Butler bring back from Maui?

By John Dedman / Contributing Writer Basketball teams in November are a lot like newlyweds. They have no idea what they’re doing, but someone picks up the tab and tells them to go learn how to do it in Maui. Because there is no better backdrop than Maui. Now, I don’t want to go all “Dedman Downer” on you – side note, that could be a fun commentary; I’m filing that away for a rainy day – but let’s get a few ...

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America, help put Brad Stevens in the White House

By John Dedman / Contributing Writer Today, Americans go to the polls to select the next leader of the free world. And tonight, as you glue your eyes to CNN as Wolf Blitzer touches a fancy screen and magically turns states blue or red, remember one thing: the best candidate isn’t even on the ballot. We’re stuck with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney when the clear and away choice should be Brad Stevens. And, on ...

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A Butler team built from the inside out?

By John Dedman / Contributing Writer Each October, an NAIA or Division III school arrives at Hinkle Fieldhouse to open the exhibition portion of Butler’s schedule. Even with just two weeks of official practices in the books, it’s typically fairly easy to say, “This team looks a lot like last year’s squad.” But that’s not the case with the 2012-13 Bulldogs. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="353"] Khyl ...

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