INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Hundreds of people gathered inside Hinkle Fieldhouse Tuesdayafternoon to congratulate the Butler Bulldogs on a successfulseason.
University president Dr. Bobby Fong says the entire world andthe entire nation now knows about Butler University. And becausewhat the team was able to accomplish even the President recognizedthe Bulldogs.
Thousands of people gathered inside Hinkle Fieldhouse tocongratulate the Butler Bulldogs. Fans recognized the team for asuccessful basketball season.
In the crowd, students, staff and former alumni of theuniversity. Even Butler Coach Brad Stevens’ mom was on handto celebrate the teams success.
"I don’t think its all sunk in; it’s been a surrealride. It’s been energizing, exhilarating. We’re verythankful," said Jan Stevens.
Stevens said being a part of this moment has beenunbelievable.
"I’m more speechless than I’ve been for the lastthree weeks," said Stevens.
The team received well wishes from Governor Mitch Daniels andColts Quarterback Peyton Manning. Even the President of the UnitedStates called to Congratulate the team.
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning made a guest appearence in apre-produced video.
“Congratulations on an unbelievable season. To CoachStevens, Gordon, Matt, Shelvin and Willie and all the players, Ijust can’t tell you how proud I am of you all. GoBulldogs,” Manning said.
"It’s just amazing, but I’m so thankful for theplayers and the faculty, the University, administration, the restof the coaching staff. Brad just happen to receive the phone calland I’m just glad he was able to share it with other people,"Stevens said.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Wayne, Union, Switzerland, Ripley, Ohio, Franklin, Fayette and Dearborn counties on Saturday night.
IMPD officials say a 3-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head Saturday evening.
With seventeen shopping days remaining, customers are steadily visiting gift stores along Mass Ave. in downtown Indianapolis.