At Russell Athletic we love this time of year. Not just because of the holidays, but also because college basketball is in full swing. And we LOVE college basketball — the teamwork, the athleticism, and most of all the rivalries. Few things are as exciting as two instate college basketball rivals go toe-to-toe. Saturday’s matchup between the Boilermakers of Purdue and the Butler Bulldogs is a perfect example.
Although a small school, Butler has played big-time basketball in recent years, including a couple of deep runs in the NCAA tournament in recent years. This year, they’ve only lost two games (LSU and Oklahoma State), and each of those losses were by less than two points. They also boast a couple of rock-star playmakers —Kellen Dunham who scores more than 18 points-per-game, and Kameron Woods who nearly averages a double-double.
Like Butler, the Boilermakers also have two losses, and interestingly, one of those losses is also Oklahoma State. (The other loss is to Washington State.) Led in scoring by brothers Ronnie and Terone Johnoson, Purdue will have their work cut out for them when they take the court at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse. Passions will be high and the game will be fierce.
This is the kind of game that’s not only exciting to Butler and Purdue fans, but to anyone who likes the thrills and drama that only sports can bring. At Russell Athletic, we just hope the best team wins.
We also hope that instead of just watching basketball, you get out there and play some ball yourself. Basketball is a great way to stay in shape while having fun and playing with a team.
Speaking of team, Russell Athletic is on yours. Our mens activewear line has everything you need to hold court in style. And if basketball’s not your thing, we’ve got plenty of sport clothing for other activities, too. Whether you prefer to run at the gym, on the trails, or run the court; Russell Athletic sports apparel for men will keep you looking and performing your best. Like we said, we’re you’re on our team.
Together We R.