Friday, April 9, 2010

Big Schools Still Sniffing Around Butler's Athletic Program

Butler was able to extend Brad Steven’s contract through the 2021-22 season yesterday afternoon, but another college powerhouse has stepped forward in an attempt to lure away a major Butler talent. Blue II, the school’s beloved mascot, is reported to be considering a $3M, 28 dog-year contract offer from The University of Georgia to replace Uga, the current Georgia bulldog mascot.

Fresno State, The Citadel, Mississippi State, and Gonzaga also sought permission to speak with Blue II, but none matched Georgia’s financial offer. Blue II’s agent has given no timetable as to when he might make a decision, but noted the two sides are at an impasse concerning Blue II’s Beggin’ Strip bonus demands.

The men's basketball team has gone 169-50 during Blue II's tenure as Mascot.

Cubs Playing for Their Fans

The Chicago Cubs fans had high hopes for Monday’s season opener. Fan expectations have grown exponentially over the last several seasons due to the Cubs’ regular season success. However each year has ended with heartbreaking disappointment.

This year, Cubs management decided to cater to their fan base by playing absolutely horrible right from the start. So far the Cubs have lost 2 games, giving up 19 runs and hitting into 5 plays. They've achieved this while batting a hemorrhoid inducing .176 average, abruptly eliminating any expectations this could be 'The Year'.

Gone Wildcats

Five University of Kentucky men’s basketball players announced they will enter this summer's NBA draft. John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe, Patrick Patterson and Daniel Orton want to leave the state of Kentucky as quickly as possible and hope for a slight increase in pay.

Kentucky coach, John Calipari is upset to lose so many players, but eager to utilize the newly freed up salary cap room for his next recruiting class.

Reporting by C. Bommarito, Dudley Dawson and Hate Nurst