Blue II

Butler football honors the late Butler Blue II

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On September 3rd, Bulter’s mascot Blue II passed away at the age of nine. For those not just affiliated with the Butler program and school, but many college basketball fans alike, this was a sad moment. The jovial and playful dog was a fixture for the basketball program, and with the team during their Final Four runs.

In yesterdays’ home football game against Dartmouth, two bones were placed on the Butler football helmets to honor Blue II. Below is a picture of the helmet from the “butlerblue3” Instagram account:


Henry Ellenson wins Marquette Madness dunk contest

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Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.

The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.

Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.

Bill Self signs $10,000 check for KU student


Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.

Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.

Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.