When Butler University made it to the finals of the 2010 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, it prompted thousands to Google “Where is Butler?” The next year the team barely made it to the tournament, but then it persevered again to the championship game,upsetting busting brackets across the country. Butler lost both games, but the back-to-back Cinderella runs hoisted the small liberal arts university into the national spotlight. Here’s a reintroduction to the Indianapolis-based private university.
March 15, 2013 When Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse was built in 1928, it was the largest basketball arena in the United States, and it retained that distinction until 1950. Hinkle, the sixth-oldest college basketball arena still in use, is a National Historic Landmark. Alan Petersime/For The Washington Post Buy Photo