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BobZag
05-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Goodbye, Horizon.

Post details and links here.

hockeyzag
05-01-2012, 05:01 PM
Nice! Good for them.

530ZAG
05-01-2012, 05:51 PM
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/18926544/report-butler-joining-the-a10-in-2013

cjm720
05-01-2012, 05:52 PM
A10 v WCC tourney would be sweet!

KStyles
05-01-2012, 06:03 PM
A10 v WCC tourney would be sweet!

Could be an interesting tourney, although the A-10 would have to sit a few teams out, as adding Butler and losing Temple will bring them to 14 teams for 2013-14. They could possibly even be at 16 teams by that point, if they end up getting a couple schools from the CAA.

ESPN Article:

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/7879598/butler-bulldogs-join-atlantic-10-conference-all-sports-source-says

CDC84
05-02-2012, 11:49 AM
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2012-05-02/the-butler-way-of-success-will-be-much-tougher-to-sustain-in-a-10

According to Decourcy, if Butler wants to compete at a high level in the A-10, they are going to need to alter their recruiting strategy a bit.

Martin Centre Mad Man
05-02-2012, 12:11 PM
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2012-05-02/the-butler-way-of-success-will-be-much-tougher-to-sustain-in-a-10

According to Decourcy, if Butler wants to compete at a high level in the A-10, they are going to need to alter their recruiting strategy a bit.

Butler is going to have to change the whole philosophy of their program? Why? Their current style of play and current type of recruiting produced back-to-back Final Four trips. Is he saying that they need to change their whole outlook just to compete with the likes of Dayton and St. Bonaventure?

75Zag
05-02-2012, 12:24 PM
Interesting article about Butler's step up to the A10 forcing Butler to begin recruiting by "shopping in the more crowded aisles". Obvious reference to Butler needing to land kids from the Rivals / Scout top 100s. For a very long time, GU has been unable to land any of the "crowded aisle" recruits (with the possible exception of Austin Daye).

As we gather together today to dance around the "Big Pole" to celebrate, I continue to ask myself whether GU will ever be able to compete with the big boys in "shopping in the crowded aisles" and be able to regularly land top 100 kids. I am thinking it will take at least one and maybe two runs to the Elite 8 to return GU recruiting to what it might have been before the disaster in Oakland, but what do I know.

CDC84
05-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Luke Winn's counter argument to the TSN article:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/luke_winn/05/02/butler.atlantic.10/index.html?eref=twitter_feed

Let the debate rage. Thank God they play the games.