Butler Bulldogs football
2021 Butler Bulldogs football team
Butler Bulldogs wordmark.svg
First season1884
Athletic directorBarry Collier
Head coachMike Uremovich
1 season, 0–0 (–)
StadiumBud and Jackie Sellick Bowl
(capacity: 7,500)
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferencePioneer Football League
All-time record595–491–35 (.546)
Bowl record1–3 (.250)
Conference titles25 (All-Time)
Consensus All-Americans17
Current uniform
Butler bulldogs football unif.png
ColorsBlue and white[1]
   
Fight songThe Butler War Song
MascotButler Blue IV
WebsiteButlerSports.com

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 Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl (historically Butler Bowl) in Indianapolis. The Bulldogs are coached by Mike Uremovich.

History

Classifications

Conference memberships

Notable former players

See also: Category:Butler Bulldogs football players

See also: List of Butler Bulldogs in the NFL Draft

Notable alumni include:

Championships

Football Conference championships

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

Playoff appearances

NCAA Division I-AA/FCS playoffs

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

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

NCAA Division II playoffs

The Bulldogs made three appearances in the Division II playoffs, with a combined record of 0-3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1983 Quarterfinals UC Davis L, 6–25
1988 First Round Tennessee–Martin L, 6–23
1991 First Round Pittsburg State L, 16–26

PFL Gridiron Classic results

From 2006 through 2009, the PFL and Northeast Conference (NEC) staged the Gridiron Classic, an exempted postseason football game that matched the champions of the two conferences which were technically members of Division I FCS, but which were not the recipients of automatic invitations to the football championship playoff at the time. The Bulldogs appeared in the PFL Gridiron Classic once, with an overall record of 1–0.

Year Opponent Result
2009 Central Connecticut W, 28–23

References

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