Like Saturday night, Butler is offering a free showing of the final game between the Butler Bulldogs and Duke's Blue Devils. Doors open at 8 p.m. tonight, with the game starting at 9:21 p.m. While four screens were plenty for Saturday night's game, here's hoping they add a couple more (for the north- and south-facing sides of the court) so that a circle of fans can cheer on their Dawgs.
Hinkle Fieldhouse is located at 510 W. 49th St.
That concludes the factual portion of our report.
On Saturday night, some 5000 cheering fans watched as Butler's Athleatre Department staged a live interpretation of the Bulldogs battle with the Spartans with mimes. At one point, deep in the spirit of the affair, the fans themselves when mime-like, cheering and jumping completely with out sound. It was a "sight" to behold. Fans were especially adept at miming "high fives" — only the occasional, slipped slap was heard.
Not wanting to repeat themselves, the Athleatre Department decided to up the ante by collaborating with Butler's highly-secretive Department of Precognition. Tonight, athleatre students will be wearing headsets whilst precog students sit in the stands, directing the performers to act out the game before it actually happens.
Fans at Hinkle will be treated to the contest a full five seconds ahead of Lucas Oil fans and TV-watchers.
A Precognition faculty member, who spoke on conditions of anonymity, said "Anything more than 5 seconds, actually endangers our precog students. At 7 or 8 seconds, they can suffer mild concussions."
The tip off for the precog version of the final contest is at 9:16 p.m.