Butler Bulldogs football

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Butler Bulldogs
2016 Butler Bulldogs football team
Butler Bulldogs wordmark.svg
First season 1887
Athletic director Barry Collier
Head coach Jeff Voris
11th year, 63–57 (.525)
Stadium Butler Bowl
Seating capacity 7,500
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Pioneer Football League
All-time record 556–433–35 (.560)
Bowl record 1–3 (.250)
Conference titles 33 (all-time)
Consensus All-Americans 16
Colors Blue and White[1]
         
Fight song The Butler War Song
Mascot Butler Blue III
Website ButlerSports.com
For information on all Butler University sports, see Butler Bulldogs.

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.

History[edit]

Classifications[edit]

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

Conference memberships[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Championships[edit]

Football Conference championships[edit]

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 results[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Color Palette | Butler University". Retrieved 2016-04-10. 

External links[edit]