Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Welcome new members and sponsors!

"Wow!" That is all that I can say when thinking about Block Party yesterday. One of the best things to witness and be apart of that is for sure, music, free give-aways, and most importantly Dawg Pound signups begin! In only the little time that Block Party provided we now welcome 557 new members! That sets a new record for the amount of people to sign up at one event, which gets us excited that this year we can surpass our member total of 1200 from last year! Thanks to everyone who signed up early and to those of you who didn't do not panic as you can sign up all year round. We will be having office hours on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 4-8pm. Our office is on the third floor of Atherton Union - room 306. Feel free to drop by then to sign up or meet us in front of the football gates on September 5th.

Remember that this year we are starting something new: 1st year members are $20, 2nd year members are only $15, and 3rd and 4th year members are only $10. All shirts and membership cards will be distributed at the first football game on September 5th. Don't forget to bring your ID so we can check you off the list.

ALSO I would like to welcome our sponsors for the 2009-2010 season: Thank you to Marcos, Qdoba, Bagel Ripple Deli, Noodles, and Red Mango. While we continue to be impressed with the great partnerships we have formed with Marcos, Bagel Ripplel Deli, and Qdoba; we would like to welcome two new sponsors this year. Noodles and Red Mango are as excited as we are this year to make this the best year yet. Look out for all the discounts that members will get with their member cards and go see them soon!

More later..

Monday, August 24, 2009

Let the games begin...

Freshman have moved in and everyone else is herding to campus for classes this Wednesday and with that marks the 2009-2010 Butler University school year! Today we met in the Wildman room of historic Hinkle Fieldhouse for our first meeting as a new Dawg Pound exec and I came away even more excited than I thought. This year is going to be one of the most exciting seasons Butler Athletics and fans have seen in quite sometime. We plan on meeting every other week so that we can stay on top of events that we want to plan as well as to keep the communication of past events fresh. Our goal this year is to not only to provide a fun and active environment at Butler Athletic events but also to build a name and a brand that will outlast this year and on to years in the future. I have received a lot of advice and suggestions already and would love more if you have it, as you and I both know we can only make so many people happy, but I WILL read every email and WILL take every suggestion into consideration.

Quick Notes:
  • The women's soccer team has suffered two early losses, both by only one goal. They showed a lot of heart against Purdue as they fought back from a 2-0 deficit to almost tying the game.

  • The tshirts and member cards will be here to pick up at the first home football game (Sept. 5) You can sign up early at Block Party or you can sign up and receive your shirt on the same day at the game! $10 for 3 year members, $15 for 2 year members and $20 for 1 year members!

  • Look for more information on a trip to IUPUI to support the women's volleyball team soon! Trip includes prizes and possibly food on the way to the game! Stay tuned!

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Quick Update

Classes begin in a few weeks and that means another start of a great year filled with Butler Athletics. I am in the process of discussing what I hope will be the "next big thing" for Dawg Pound and Butler Athletics in general, but I am not sharing that information with you yet. Also all of our sponsors are set for this year, and we do have a few new ones, so look for us during Block Party to see who they are.

Tomorrow marks the official opening of the season with the Women's soccer team taking on Indianapolis! And glad to see the guys got back from Italy safely! That is all for now just a quick update, keep checking back though as you never know what will happen around here.

Edit: I forgot two important things! First, former Bulldog Mike Green is headed to Belgium to continue on his journey of playing professional basketball. Good luck to him and congratulations to the Belgium fans that now get the pleasure of watching a true floor general at work.

And finally, a little shuffling in the AD department as Bulldog great Don Benbow retires after 36 years of service. Read about it:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Its been awhile...

I am sorry for the long delay from the first blog until now, but I have been extremely busy! I promise to try to keep this updated with as much information as I can grab from Butler Athletics as well important events in the Dawg Pound. Hopefully by the end of this week I will have all of our sponsors finalized and can send in the new designs for our tshirts to get printed for our first home Football game September 5th. Don't you worry these shirts will not be white!

I am also in the process of drafting a few exciting events for Dawg Pound members this year that will definitely add excitement to the Athletic year, stayed tuned for more on that later.

Well since I haven't updated in awhile why don't I start by highlighting some recent events in Butler Athletics:

1. THIS JUST OUT: CHRISHAWN HOPKINS COMMITS TO BUTLER, welcome the 2010 shooting guard originally from Las Vegas who has been making quite a name from himself in the short time he has been around. Reports suggest Hopkins had over 15 offers and was certainly destined to get more. This is a great pickup for us, as Hopkins is a great shooter and adds an athletic component that we have not seen before. I encourage you to check out his dunk contest videos that have become popular on youtube.

2. Second on the list, Tomorrow August 10th marks the opening of camp for the Butler Football team. Starting in the morning the Bulldogs, along with second team 2009 Football Championship Subdivision Preseason All-American Grant Hunter, prepare for the home opener against Albion.

3. Looks to be another great year for the cross country/track team
- "Butler cross country/track coach Matt Roe has added nine recruits to his 2009-10 men’s and women’s rosters and the incoming class figures to have an immediate impact on the Bulldogs’ successful distance program. The newcomers include eight top women, plus one talented male runner."
Looks to be another great year for the cross country/track team

4. Butler Basketball is in Italy right now and lost to the Swiss National team twice in the first two nights of the trip. Not much emphasis should be put on the losses as this trip helps Coach Stevens get everyone some looks as he figures out the right combination for success. Matt Howard was injured in the last game against the Swiss, but not to worry it is not serious despite the fact he might not play the rest of the trip. It is just for precautions.

5. Girls soccer will open the fall season of Butler Athletics on August 21st against Western Kentucky, before coming home and playing Purdue in the Bowl on the 23rd. This is going to be an exciting year!

6. And finally, got a makeover and was revealed last week. I encourage you to check it out and order some tickets for this season's teams.

Look forward to more news soon!