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Undefeated in regular season play, the 1950 football team is the only Valparaiso University football team to ever play in a postseason bowl game.
The Crusaders met Wisconsin-LaCrosse in the Cigar Bowl played in Tampa, Fla.
The players on that team included: Arol Amling, Norm Arnold, Dick Boeck, John Buchheimer, Arch Dean, Tom Fenske, Gene Gobreski, Robert Goers, Joe Griffith, Bob Grobengieser, Gene Holtrey, Jerry Karstens, Bob Kerns, Harry Knox, Bill Koch, Ken Lambros, Lenny Latz, Red Mack, Tom Marshall, Hank Meier, John Minot,Neil Montour, Joe Pahr, Haig Paravonian, Eli Rapaich, Wil Rothman, Royce Roweder, Dick Schalon, L.V.Schroeder, Denny Tuomi, KenWessel, Carl Woodward, and Bill Wrege.
The trainer of the team was Bill Buehler and the managers included Bill Schudlich and Ed Buhrow. The coaches were Emory G. Bauer, Walt Reiner, and Guy Wellman.