I’m in El Dorado with 30 minutes until kickoff between No. 1 Butler and No. 2 Hutchinson. Here’s my preview. This place is packed to the gills … and in an aside, Hutch starting QB Elliot Alford is also his team’s long snapper. Only in the Jayhawk. Love it.
And here’s something I don’t love – Galen Blackmore Stadium. It’s been an albatross hanging around the neck of the entire Jayhawk Conference since Butler won back-to-back titles in the late 90s. It’s hard to believe the people of Butler County and Butler Community College haven’t been able to build a new stadium for a team that the entire community has hung its hat on for over a decade. With BG Products kicking in the dough needed to jumpstart the new stadium project, they should have a nice place to play in 2012. That’s about 10 years too late.
Butler will kick and Hutch will receive.