Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Butler Bulldogs

Head Coach: LaVall Jordan

Team Mascot: Butler Blue III

Year Opened: 1928

Capacity: 9100

City / State: Indianapolis / Indiana

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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Crossroad Classic Rivalry

Rival Team: Indiana Hoosiers, Purdue Boilermakers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Every year Butler, Indiana, Purdue, and Notre Dame play in a four-team event held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana. In even years Butler plays Indiana and in odd years they play Purdue, so come out to the Crossroad Classic to see the Bulldogs play in-state Big Ten opposition.

Butler vs Xavier

Rival Team: Xavier Musketeers

The Butler Bulldogs and Xavier Musketeers have an intense rivalry that dates back to the 1936-37 season. The rivalry was kicked up a notch in 2013 when both teams joined the Big East. The Musketeers lead the all-time series 37-18, but you’ll always be in for a good matchup when attending a Butler-Xavier game.

Butler vs Indiana State

Rival Team: Indiana State Sycamores

The Indiana State Sycamores are Butler’s oldest rivals and have met every year since 1904. The two schools have a long running rivalry and while the Bulldogs lead the all-time series 72-57, things are always intense when these two Hoosier State rivals meet.

Butler vs Valparaiso

Rival Team: Valparaiso Crusaders

The Hoosier Helmet is awarded to the annual winner of the Butler-Valparaiso football game and the two teams have a fierce rivalry on the court as well. Both schools were members of the Horizon League up until 2013, when the Bulldogs joined the Big East, and even now that they’re no longer in the same conference there are still plenty of bragging rights on the line when these two meet. Don’t miss it when the Crusaders come to town as you’ll be in for a treat when attending a Butler-Valparaiso game.

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Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Butler Bulldogs

Head Coach: LaVall Jordan

Team Mascot: Butler Blue III

Year Opened: 1928

Capacity: 9100

City / State: Indianapolis / Indiana

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