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Hey, I'm Austin, and I'm currently a freshman here at Butler! I'm an ENTJ, a travel junkie, and an entrepreneur. I'm an Alpha Kappa Psi brother & True Blue Mentor, as well as being a part of Entrepreneurship & Innovation club, the volunteer center, and a student production crew member at the brand new Schrott Center. I also am a part of the student-run business, the Butler Bed Buddy. I'm always looking for something to get involved with on campus as well. Go Dawgs!

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Posts Tagged “basketball”

My First NBA Game

Unlike most of my regular Tuesdays, today was pretty extraordinary due to the fact that I was more productive today alone than I usually find myself to be on my off days on Tuesday and Thursday where I usually only have once class. Today was different, though – my only class was canceled, and I was still incredibly productive! I was able to edit a total of 15 pages of the final copy of the business plan for my business group, Butler Bed Buddy, and I met in several different meetings as well as working on my final presentation that is on Thursday for my business group.

Besides usual school work and whatnot, I actually got to attend my first NBA game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse – and I got to see the Indiana Pacers play the Cleveland Cavaliers!

Our original the middle of the upper balcony. Ick!

The game was overall great, and while initially my friends from Alpha Kappa Psi I went with didn’t get great seats, a few of us actually moved down to the lower level by sneaking down there! We were able to sit in the lower level through the entire second half of the game, which the Pacers actually won after coming back from being down around 20 points at the beginning of the fourth quarter! Overall, it was definitely a great experience for my first NBA game, and I can’t wait to go back again!

Where we ended up moving to in the lower was awesome!


Big East Bound

As you may know, rumor has been going around since January about Butler joining the “Catholic 7″ to form a new Big East conference. Today the rumor was confirmed – Butler is leaving the Atlantic 10 after one season in order to become a part of a stronger conference that is both academically & athletically focused at the same time, particularly focusing on men’s basketball. This move for Butler truly means so much to the university, and I believe wholeheartedly that this move will bring great things to Butler! From more national recognition through playing with the other elite schools in the new Big East, only great things are to come from joining it.

I can’t wait to see the new rivalries that come about next season due to the conference move. I’m predicting that the biggest rivalries that Butler will face in the conference will be between Georgetown, Xavier, Marquette, Villanova (considering President Danko came from Villanova), and perhaps Depaul (since the university has a strong alumni base in Chicago). There are just so many good teams within the new Big East that there’s no possible way for there to be just one rivalry. I’m going to try my hardest to be at every game, and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for both Butler and this new powerhouse of an athletic conference! Here’s a video of President Danko announcing the confirmation of joining the new Big East.

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March Madness has Begun!

March Madness has begun, and it’s everywhere you look on campus this week. Personally, you won’t see me a single day this week without some sort of Butler gear on that I purchased from the bookstore or without my Butler Bed Buddy. From sweatshirts to tshirts, snapback, and everything in between – March is here, and Butler pride is at an all-time high.

This is a big week for the university. From the “special announcement” that is planned this week to the game versus Bucknell on Thursday, it’d be an understatement for me to say that I’m excited to see what’s in store for the rest of the post-season tournament. I also got tickets to the game on Thursday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, so I’ll be seeing all of the action live as the Dawgs take on the Bisons! In order to get pumped up for the game, I like to rewatch this video of the top 27 Best Buzzer Beaters of all times, where yours truly wins both #1 & #2. Go Dawgs!

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Dawgs vs. Dayton

If you don’t really watch college basketball, then you don’t really know how the Butler Bulldogs throw down. Yesterday was the kickoff for the Atlantic 10 tournament, and Butler was seeded number 5, meaning we didn’t receive a bye round. Butler then played number 12 seed Dayton, and it was an intense game. I usually wouldn’t be able to watch games on TV, but because I was home on spring break I was due to having NBCSN! The game was intense, like I said prior, and I was nervous due to the fact that the last time we played Dayton Rotnei Clarke got hurt. It turns out that this game Rotnei scored the most points, though.

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It was a really close game, but the great Butler Bulldogs pulled out the win to play again today against La Salle, which will be an interesting game as well. If you get the opportunity, check it out on NBCSN or watch the live stream on the Atlantic 10’s website!

Where has the time gone?

It’s Tuesday night, and I’m sitting in Irwin attempting to write a paper for my FYS and then study for a precalc exam I have on Friday. Today, I completed my final presentation for my Urban Ecology class, and I also completed the last step of the pledge process for Alpha Kappa Psi, which was the fraternal exam. The pledge process has lasted all semester, and initiation is this Sunday!

It’s just incredibly hard for me to handle all of this at once. I can’t believe it’s less than two weeks until finals, and then I’ll be done with my first semester of college. It’s definitely bittersweet – I’m thankful that I’m getting into new classes next semester, but it’s also going to get more in depth for my major(s) (if I ever decide what I want to do within business) and I’ll be going my own direction.

I do plan on doing a vlog this week and uploading it. It’ll be the first one I’ve ever done, so keep an eye out for that! Oh, and if you haven’t seen Rotnei Clarke’s incredible last-second shot of the Butler-Marquette game last week at the Maui Invitational, I’ve uploaded it here as well. It was definitely an incredible shot. Go dawgs!

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Oppa Gagnam Style

Okay, EVERYONE knows about Psy‘s music video “Gagnam Style,” obviously, but that’s besides the point – I’m recently becoming obsessed with watching parodies of other people doing the Gagnam Style dance. I truly laugh and smile like no other when watching these parodies – they’re some of the best parodies I’ve ever seen of anything.

My favorite one, by far, is MIT’s parody of it. It’s hysterical!

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My next favorite, by far, is the University of Oregon Duck parody of it.

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These seriously are two of the funniest parodies I could find, but I’m SURE I’ll find more. I’m thinking that I’m going to have to try and get others on board to do a Butler parody of it, especially with basketball season coming up it’d be great to incorporate that into it. Who’s with me?