Butler staying all quiet on conference front

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Butler officials want to tamp down speculation that the school could be heading to a new basketball-centric league even though they aren't flatly denying the possibility. 

During Saturday's game against No. 1 Indiana, Butler President James Danko said he would not comment on a report this week that the Bulldogs could join the seven Catholic schools leaving the Big East in a new league. But when asked if he would completely rule it out, Danko said only that he would prefer to wait until "something happens." 

Butler left the Horizon League for the Atlantic 10 earlier this year, and has been a feature attraction for leagues looking to expand or form ever since making it to back-to-back national championship games in 2010 and 2011. 

Atlantic 10 officials had no immediate reaction.

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