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Butler Bulldogs football

The Butler Bulldogs football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Butler University located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Pioneer Football League. Butler's first football team was fielded in 1887. The team plays its home games at the 7,500 seat Butler Bowl in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Bulldogs are coached by Jeff Voris.

Butler Bulldogs
2019 Butler Bulldogs football team
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First season1887
Athletic directorBarry Collier
Head coachJeff Voris
13th season, 74–72 (.507)
StadiumButler Bowl
(Capacity: 7,500)
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferencePioneer Football League
All-time record556–433–35 (.560)
Bowl record1–3 (.250)
Conference titles34 (all-time)
Consensus All-Americans16
ColorsBlue and White[1]
         
Fight songThe Butler War Song
MascotButler Blue III
WebsiteButlerSports.com

HistoryEdit

ClassificationsEdit

  • 1937–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1992: NCAA Division II
  • 1993–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Notable alumni include:

ChampionshipsEdit

Football Conference championshipsEdit

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1952 Indiana Collegiate Conference (co-championship) Tony Hinkle 5–3–1 3–1–1
1953 Indiana Collegiate Conference Tony Hinkle 6–2 5–0
1958 Indiana Collegiate Conference Tony Hinkle 8–1 5–1
1959 Indiana Collegiate Conference Tony Hinkle 9–0 6–0
1960 Indiana Collegiate Conference Tony Hinkle 8–1 5–1
1961 Indiana Collegiate Conference Tony Hinkle 9–0 6–0
1962 Indiana Collegiate Conference Tony Hinkle 5–2–2 4–1–1
1963 Indiana Collegiate Conference Tony Hinkle 8–1 6–0
1964 Indiana Collegiate Conference (co-championship) Tony Hinkle 4–4–1 4–2
1972 Indiana Collegiate Conference (co-championship) Bill Sylvester 5–5 4–1
1973 Indiana Collegiate Conference Bill Sylvester 5–5 4–1
1974 Indiana Collegiate Conference Bill Sylvester 8–2 6–0
1975 Indiana Collegiate Conference Bill Sylvester 9–1 6–0
1977 Heartland Collegiate Conference (co-championship) Bill Sylvester 5–5 3–1
1983 Heartland Collegiate Conference Bill Sylvester 9–1–1 5–0–1
1985 Heartland Collegiate Conference (co-championship) Bill Lynch 8–2 5–1
1987 Heartland Collegiate Conference Bill Lynch 8–1–1 4–0–1
1988 Heartland Collegiate Conference Bill Lynch 8–2–1 3–0–1
1989 Heartland Collegiate Conference Bill Lynch 7–2–1 4–0
1991 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference Bob Bartolomeo 9–2 9–1
1992 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference (co-championship) Ken LaRose 8–2 8–2
1994 Pioneer Football League (co-championship) Ken LaRose 7–3 4–1
2009 Pioneer Football League (co-championship) Jeff Voris 11–1 7–1
2012 Pioneer Football League (co-championship) Jeff Voris 8–3 7–1
2013 Pioneer Football League (co-championship) Jeff Voris 9–4 7–1
Total conference championships (modern era) 25

FCS Playoffs resultsEdit

The Bulldogs have appeared in the FCS playoffs one time with an overall record of 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2013 First Round Tennessee State L 0–31

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Butler Bulldogs Official Style Guide" (PDF). November 6, 2016. Retrieved May 31, 2017.

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