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Brad Stevens '99 to Serve as Grand Marshal of Fundraiser

Brad Stevens '99 to Serve as Grand Marshal of Fundraiser

April 8, 2011

93099April 8, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "Two of Butler University's biggest names -- men's basketball coach Brad Stevens and the school's beloved bulldog mascot, Blue II -- will be among the grand marshals of the annual May 1 Mutt Strut dog-walking fundraiser," reports the Indianapolis Star. "The event, which draws about 8,000 people and 5,000 dogs to walk around the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway track, is a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Indianapolis."

Stevens, a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, is noted in Cathy Kightlinger's "Talk of Our Town" column at IndyStar.com.

72044On Monday, the 34-year-old Stevens led Butler to its second consecutive national championship game. 

Stevens, who has been head coach at Butler for four years, was an economics major and Management Fellow at DePauw, where he played on the Tiger basketball team. In an article last week, the Chicago Tribune noted the relationship between Stevens and his college coach, Bill Fenlon, and the day before Sports Illustrated again cited the latter's paper, 'Up Three: To Foul Or Not To Foul.' 

On April 13, 2010, Stevens returned to his alma mater to deliver the Robert C. McDermond Lecture (photo at right shows Stevens taking a question from the audience).