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Dec. 28-30, 2012
- Indianapolis – Louisville – Nashville
- Butler MBB V. Vanderbilt: Dec. 29, 2012
The first leg of the Big Dawgs Tour is highlighted in purple on the map above and took Blue and Trip south on I-65 to Nashville,Tenn. by way of Louisville, Ky. In addition to the Butler pre-game event on Saturday evening, Dec. 29, the boys had a trip loaded with stops and photo opportunities.
Visits to the Louisville Slugger Museum, the Grand Ole Opry House, Antique Archaeology and more are depicted in the Big Dawgs Tour photography set and archived in Blue’s Blog.
Jan. 6-10, 2013
- Indianapolis – Cincinnati – Pittsburgh – Hershey – Philadelphia
- Butler MBB V. St. Joseph’s: Jan. 9, 2013
Jan. 10-12, 2013
- Philadelphia – Baltimore – Columbus – Dayton – Indianapolis
- Butler MBB V. Dayton: Jan. 12, 2013
This out-and-back adventure featured stops in such Ohio cities as Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton; as well as Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh, Hershey, and the City of Brotherly Love.
Highlighted in green on the map above, the Philadelphia trip had Blue and Trip experiencing everything from Skyline Chili, a visit with Ben Franklin in Independence Sqaure, authentic Philly cheesesteaks, Hersheypark, and of course, some Butler basketball.
Feb. 7-11, 2013
- Indianapolis – Columbus – Washington, D.C.
- Butler MBB V. George Washington: Feb. 9, 2013
The second week in February relaunched the Big Dawgs Tour with a third stint and travels through Columbus, OH as the dogs navigated on to the Nation’s capital. The route for the Built Ford Tough Blue Mobile is highlighted above in pink.
Stopping through New Concord, OH to visit the John Glenn Home/Museum and the Muskingum University Muskies, Blue and Trip soldiered on to Washington D.C. for an unforgettable trip and brushes with American history. The “Bulldog Summit” with Georgetown University’s bulldog mascots, Georgetown Jack and JJ made headlines and stops at landmarks like The White House, Capitol, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and more were well received.
Feb. 14-18, 2013
- Indianapolis – Pittsburgh – New York City
- Butler MBB V. Fordham: Feb. 16, 2013
The Big Dawgs Tour wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the epicenter of the free world; New York City. The route for the Built Ford Tough Blue Mobile is highlighted in orange on the map above.
Highlights from the dogs’ visit to the Big Apple included a stop at the Majestic Theatre for the Phantom of the Opera, a look at Times Square, crashing the Today Show at Rockefeller Plaza, a tweet-up in Battery Park and a visit to Fordham’s historic Rose Hill Gym for some Butler Basketball.
March 11-20, 2013
- Indianapolis, Ind.
- Prelude to A-10 & NCAA Tournaments
Given the success of the Big Dawgs Tour in it’s fist four legs, it only made since to continue the fun in the dogs’ back yard, Indianapolis, Ind. The Built Ford Tough Blue Mobile will be readily seen around the Circle City between March 11-20, 2013 as Blue and Trip spread that signature Butler Bulldog cheer just before tournament time begins.
On a mission to perpetuate the University’s efforts in PR/marketing, alumni relations, recruitment and development, these furry ambassadors will be visiting the likes of Indy landmarks, alumni homes, schools, and corporate offices.
Of course, you can follow their escapades starting on Monday, March 11, 2013 with the Twitter hashtag, #BigDawgsTour. Also look for their pictures in the Big Dawgs Tour photography set and keep track of their adventures via the archives in the Storify feed.