HOUSTON -- In 1953, Milan High School lost in the Indiana State High School Basketball semifinals, but returned to the state championship in 1954, claiming the title and setting the stage for the movie Hoosiers. Last year, Butler became part of that narrative during its run to the national championship. This weekend, the Bulldogs have a chance to complete that story, beginning with Saturday's semifinal contest with VCU.
The star of those Milan teams (and Butler graduate) Bobby Plump is cheering on the Bulldogs.
The 2011 Horizon League season did as much as the 2010 NCAA Tournament run in preparing Butler for this season's run to the Final Four. The rise of mid-majors has occurred due to four factors, writes Thayer Evans.
Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone was on 1070 the Fan yesterday, talking about Butler's impact on the Horizon League.
Butler won't change what works:
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