Oct 11, 2013; Newark, DE, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens talks with guard guard Courtney Lee (11) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center. The Sixers defeated the Celtics 97-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday afternoon links

Afternoon, all. First exhibition game is less than a week away and Saturday will be your first chance to see the Butler Bulldogs from 9-11 on Fox Sports One’s Big East Season Tip-off.

While the season draws closer and closer, it appears Trevon Bluiett’s recruitment is drawing near to an end as well. He is, according to Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop, having an in-home visit with Xavier today and many people think that the Musketeers program may have this one in the bag.

It’s safe to say that several people think this will be wrapped up this weekend when Bluiett is expected to be at Xavier as a guest for their part of the Big East tip-off.

Brad Stevens and the Celtics complete their preseason slate tonight agains t the Brooklyn Nets  at 7 PM EST on ESPN. Boston’s newest head coach had a sit-down interview on Sportscenter today that you can watch here.

Bleacher Report writer Joe Tansey put together a nice article on the potential challanges Butler faces this season when they tip off the campaign.

Last but not least, Craig Adkins of Examiner also did a look at the Big East media day and the expectations for Butler heading into this season.

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