“Underdawgs,” the book by Indianapolis Star sportswriter and Butler adjunct professor of journalism David Woods about the Butler Bulldogs men’s basketball team’s magical 2009-10 season, has been updated to include coverage of the 2010-2011 season and the Dawgs’ run to a second consecutive national championship game.The new paperback edition (published by Scribner, $16) tells the inside story of how one of the nation’s smallest programs became one of the most elite.The 2009-2010 season for the Butler Bulldogs and their climb to face Duke, a college basketball giant, in the NCAA championship game was one of the most inspiring journeys to sports greatness in recent history. Then in 2011, the Bulldogs returned to the finals, beating the odds of more than 30,000 to 1 to make it to back-to-back championships.Woods, an Urbana, Ill. native, has been an adjunct journalism instructor at Butler since 2006. He has won national and state awards for his sports reporting. Woods has covered five Olympic Games for the Indianapolis Star, and he has been that newspaper’s beat writer for Butler basketball since 2001. He maintains the “Butler Insider” blog for IndyStar.com and is also the author of “The Butler Way: The Best of Butler Basketball,” a history of the program published regionally in 2009.

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