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The Morning Fast Break (September 30, 2016): Butler Blue III goes down with a torn ACL

Our favorite four-legged friend is on the shelf. Get better, Trip!

NCAA Basketball: Georgetown at Butler Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Butler big man Nate Fowler prepped for next step | News Sentinel

Nate Fowler didn't get off the bench for the Butler men's basketball team in four of the Bulldogs' final five games of the 2015-16 season.

Butler Blue III has torn ACL but will return in time for basketball | ESPN

In the past half-decade or so -- since Butler basketball rose to national Cinderella prominence under wunderkind former (now Boston Celtics) coach Brad Stevens -- its mascot, Butler Blue, has likewise enjoyed an elevated profile.

Mitch Richmond named St. John’s assistant | Rumble in the Garden

St. John’s has officially named Mitch Richmond, the NBA Hall of Famer who spent last season on the sidelines as a special assistant, to the four-man assistant coaching staff.

Isaiah Whitehead Comes Home, Now Can He Stay Home? | Ridiculous Upside

He would further cement his status as New York City's beloved son by deciding to attend and try to revive the once-acclaimed Seton Hall basketball program in nearby South Orange, New Jersey.

Marquette Women’s Soccer Preview: vs Seton Hall | Anonymous Eagle

In Tuesday’s edition of the Marquette Tribune (also available online), there’s a happy-go-lucky article from Grant Becker about how the seniors on the MU women’s soccer team are aiming at finishing their careers where they started: a Big East championship.

The top 50 non-conference college basketball games for the 2016-17 season |

Just about every team has released its non-conference schedule by this point. So now that we know who's playing whom and when those games are going down, I figured: Why not give you a hearty dose of the best out-of-conference matchups on the docket for 2016-17?

Stanley Burrell and Andy Mac to highlight 2016 Xavier HOF class | Banners on the Parkway

One of them is, of course, Lenny Brown knocking off #1 UC with a floater in the lane shortly after Sports Illustrated had name the Bearcats their favorite that year.

Villanova football at Elon: Q&A with | VU Hoops

The CAA’s newest members, the Elon Phoenix will host Villanova on Saturday after winning their first league game of the season on the road at William & Mary.