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The field is a part of a larger athletic field complex that features Varsity Field the alternate field for both the men's and women's soccer teamsthe outdoor tennis courts and intramural softball and soccer fields. The field features brick dugouts for both the home and visiting benches, a bullpen area and batting cages located down the first base line out of play and spectator seating for up to people.
A minor renovation during the winter of saw new dirt added to the infield and regraded for a more consistent playing surface. The Butler Bubble[ edit ] The Butler Bubble is home to the Bulldog men's and women's tennis teams and is used as an indoor practice facility for the Butler baseball, football and soccer teams.
All of the Butler tennis teams' home matches during the winter and early spring take place inside the bubble, which is located behind Hinkle Fieldhouse off of 52nd Street. The Bubble was originally constructed at the far west end of the Hinkle Fieldhouse parking lot, but was relocated to along the right field line of Bulldog Park after the original plot was broke for the construction of the new Health and Recreation Complex in the summer of The Bubble houses four hard-surface tennis courts as well as additional room for storage of equipment for both tennis teams.
The bubble itself is supported by higher air pressure inside and is permanently fixed over the courts. The HRC offers many new services to students, faculty and staff, while expanding others presently available. In addition to being the headquarters for Butler's department of recreation, the HRC also houses Counseling and Consultation Services, Health Education and Health Services, making it a true wellness center on campus.
Since opening Aug 30,overparticipants have enjoyed it so far. He came to Butler in and remained with the University until his death in Hinkle served as a teacher, coach and athletic administrator for nearly half a century and compiled more than 1, victories with the school's football, basketball and baseball teams. The Bulldogs have carried on the winning traditions set forth by Hinkle. In the past decade, Butler teams have captured 26 conference championships in four different leagues.
The Bulldogs have made appearances in NCAA National Championship Tournaments in men's and women's basketball, men's soccer, volleyball, men's cross country, lacrosse, and baseball. Butler won the James J.
McCafferty trophy, awarded annually by the conference for all-sports excellence based on conference championship points, five times, including three-straight from —97 to —99 and back-to-back years in —02 and — He choose "Christians" as the school mascot.
Sometime after the school had been renamed in honor of its founder, Butler was suffering a poor football season in As losses mounted, people grew wary of the "Christians" nickname. Before a big game against the rival Franklin "Baptists", the Butler Collegian was trying to conceive of a way to fire people up when "Shimmy", a bulldog owned by one of the fraternities, wandered into their office.
Butler lost the game, but the nickname "Bulldogs" stuck. Eventually, the bulldog was selected as the official mascot of the university. For many years, Butler had unofficial live bulldog mascots that kept by various fraternities. InButler Blue became the school's first official live mascot.
To date, there have been three dogs to carry the name "Blue", the university's primary color. Trip had been announced as Blue II's successor on March 9, immediately before the school's last home men's basketball game of the season.
In addition to "Blue," a person in bulldog costume also performs as "Hink" for various Butler University athletic and university events. The surprise of the draft came late in the first round, when the Vikings traded four draft picks to get back into the first round to take Cordarrelle Patterson out of Tennessee. All have seen significant time on the field in their rookie season.
They wanted a big name and a fresh face to lead the program. Pitino has the Gophers at in their first 11 games. Pitino has promised a fast-paced, high-octane approach that so far the players have bought into. He replaced David Kahn and immediately started rebuilding the roster to compete this season.
It remains to be seen how the season will play out, but the energy is clearly back at the Target Center after years of disappointment.
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The reward for getting to the playoffs was a match-up with the Chicago Blackhawks, one of the best teams in the NHL. The Blackhawks won the first game in overtime and ended up winning the series on the way to the Stanley Cup. For Minnesota, it was a learning experience for an organization hungry to get back into the postseason.
Mauer and his wife, Maddie, welcomed twin girls to the world on July Their names are Emily and Maren, and Mauer got the call as the Twins were on a west coast road trip. Mauer flew back home in a rush and arrived to the hospital just in time to be with his wife for the arrival of his first two children. Their starting pitching struggled, Justin Morneau was traded to the Pirates and Joe Mauer missed the last month with a concussion. Shortly after the season, it seemed like manager Ron Gardenhire might be on the hot seat.
But management decided to sign him to a two-year extension. Since, the Twins have signed free agent pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes, giving some hope that the team will be more competitive in The Twins also recently announced that Mauer will move full-time to first base in hopes that he will stay healthy and play on a daily basis, keeping one of the best bats in baseball in the lineup. The Vikings faced the Steelers in London on Sept. Vikings fans made a vacation out of the experience, and we even had a little fun questioning players on their knowledge of British slang before they left for the trip.
The team was getting better, but his health was in question due to issues with epilepsy that resulted in seizures during and after games that kept him from coaching.