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NCAA Tournament

Detroit, Michigan

Wednesday, March 14

I spent Wednesday driving up to Detroit with the crew and getting settled into our headquarters for the week.

Thursday, March 15

Butler Bound Visits

Started the day out the best way I know how. Butler Bound visits!

Detroit Sight-Seeing

Comerica Park- Home of the Detroit Tigers

Fox Theater

Ford Field- Home of the Detroit Lions

Lafayette and American Coney Island

Butler Bound Visits

I also ended my Thursday the best way I know how. More Butler Bound visits.

NBC Nightly News

In NYC NBC Nightly News followed along during my Butler Bound visits and their piece chronically the action aired on Thursday! Check it out here.

Friday, March 16

NCAA First Round

Pre-Game Funtivities

The Boilermaker Special takeover

If you like it then you better put a ring on it.

Just doing a little pregame pub with Detroit's own 97.1 The Ticket!

DAWGS WIN! *Fist Bump*

The Dawgs defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 79-62.

Saturday, March 17

Spirits are high at the Spirit of Detroit for the Dawgs today.

Detroit Coney Challenge

Dave Calabro challenged me to pick the best Detroit Coney from Lafayette and American Coney Island. The real winner...me. Watch the clip here!

Sunday, March 17

NCAA Second Round

Pre-Game Funtivities

A fan brought me a little pre-game breakfast. Boilermaker is delicious!

Thanks for a great season boys!

Selection Sunday

The Dawgs are Dancing!

Big East Tournament, NYC

Leg 5

Tuesday, March 6

With an impending snow storm the guys and I left a day early on a redeye flight to Newark in route to NYC. I got to sit behind Paul Jorgensen and Campbell Donovan. Two of the best smiles in the league.

Wednesday, March 7

Wednesday's snowstorm proved to be all it was said to be so I laid low in the hotel.

Thursday, March 8

“These streets will make you feel brand new Big lights will inspire you Let's hear it for New York...” With the snow behind the city, I took to the streets for a quick pic before heading out to the suburbs for Butler Bound visits.

Butler Bound Visits

I got to visit with two students on Thursday. I hope to see them both on campus this fall!

Big East Tournament Quarterfinals

DAWGS WIN!

The Dawgs defeated Seton Hall in a nail bitter 75-74

There’s just no quit in them Dawgs! No more questions, please.

Friday, March 9

Before the game Friday night I was able to see some more sights and sounds of the streets of Manhattan.

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

The Rainbow Room

Radio City Music Hall

Rockefeller Center

Views from Central Park

Big East Tournament

Semi-Finals

You gotta love an in-arena #ButlerBound visit. Hope to see you on campus in the fall!

Milwaukee, WI

Leg 4

Tuesday, January 30

Let's go! Wheels up to Milwaukee with the team as they take on the Marquette Golden Eagles! When we landed, I turned in for the night to rest up for a busy day of touring on Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 31

Bobblehead Hall of Fame

Met up with the men behind my new Bobblehead. Get yours today at: http://bit.ly/butlerblue

The Bronze Fonz

Aaaaayyyyyyy!

Milwaukee Art Museum

Taking in some culture.

Father Marquette

It’s mon ami! Always nice to stop by Marquette's to catch up with the ole guy.

Kopp's Frozen Custard

Udderly #BUtiful

Butler Bound Visits

I had an absolute blast visiting perspective students in the Milwaukee suburbs. I am hoping to see them all this fall!

Dawgs defeat the Eagles

The Bulldogs took down the Golden Eagles 92-72. The Big Cat (Tyler Wideman) aka my best bud had a career high 21 points and played a huge role in the big win.

Until next time!

Go Dawgs!

Chicago, IL

Leg 3

Friday, January 19

On the road again. Headed up to Chicago for the weekend!

The United Center

Jumpman Jumpman Jumpman, Trippy's up to something.
Casually sitting on the court that Michael Jordan played on during the 1991 NBA Finals. Spoiler alert, they won.
What the heck are you making me do, guys.
Shout out to the Big East's own Kris Dunn. (Far Left)

Butler Bound Visits

With a large number of applicants in Chicago we made the it a priority to see as many kids as we could. I'm hoping to see them all next fall!

Saturday, January 20

Pre-Game Event

Over 300 alumni and fans from the Chicago area flooded "The Scout" before the Bulldogs tipped off against the DePaul Blue Demons. Here I am mingling with the Collier Clan.

Providence, RI

Sunday, January 14

Leg 2

Wheels up to Providence! The Men's Basketball team invited me aboard their plane to head out the Rhode Island as they took on the Friars. Pauley and Big Cat just could not get enough.

Monday, January 15

GAMEDAY! I might have had a little trouble getting out of bed on this cold Rhode Island day. But it's time for some #ButlerBound visits.

Butler Bound Visits

The best part of the Big Dawgs Tour. Surprising potential students with their acceptance letters and letting them know how much I want to see them on campus in the fall!
#Views of the Providence skyline.

On The Road with Mark and Nick

Mark Minner and Nick Gardner the play-by-play and color commentary voices of the Butler Bulldogs decided to have me as a special guest on their pre-game Facebook live show. Pretty smart of them. Catch it here.

Three very good Dawgs

Met up with Coach Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward at the Dunkin Donuts Center during halftime of the game between the Bulldogs and the Friars.

Cincinnati, OH

LEG 1

Tuesday, January 2

And we are off. Our first Leg of the tour took us to Cincinnati, Ohio!
#Views of the Cincinatti Skyline from Devou Park in Covington, KY
While Basketball may be my main gig I am definitely still a dugout dawg. I braved the cold temps for a quick pic in front of the gorgeous Great American Ball Park and with a few Reds Greats. (Joe Morgan, Pete Rose)
Does this sign make my Bengal stripes pop??
🎶 We'll sing the Butler War Song We'll give a fighting cry We'll fight the Butler battle Bulldogs ever do or die 🎶 #SingTheQueenCity
As they say... X marks the spot. Just a little good natured fun to our rivals down here.
The picturesque Cincinnati Music Hall in beautiful Washington Park.

Tastes of Cincinnati

Skyline Chilli

Graeter's Ice Cream

Butler Bound Visits

Last but not least. My favorite party of any Big Dawgs Tour. Surprising potential students by showing up to their doorsteps (or coffee shops) to let them know how badly I want to see them at Butler next fall.

The Cincinnati Enquirer was nice enough to do a little write up about my time in their great city. Read it here

See you next time!

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