April 21, 2014

Butler considering move to Atlantic 10

Horizon League member Butler is considering a move to the Atlantic 10 conference. 

Bulldogs athletic director Barry Collier met yesterday with his coaches but declined comment on his message.

The Atlantic 10 is looking to replace Temple, which will join the Big East in all sports other than football in 2013-14.

A Butler move would be more costly for the school.  Their travel budget would go up with conference road trips to cities like Charlotte, N.C., Massachusetts, New York City, Rhode Island, Virginia and St. John’s.  All of those trips are further than Butler’s current longest trip, to Green Bay in the Horizon League.