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May 20, 2010
The installation on the lights at Brown Field has now been completed and with it Valparaiso University has announced night games this fall in football as well as men's and women's soccer.
May 13, 2010
Valparaiso University head coach Dale Carlson has announced his first recruiting class for the Crusaders, which consists of 33 players that have committed to play for the Brown and Gold beginning in the fall of 2010.
May 06, 2010
Three Valparaiso University football players that just graduated this past season were among the 620 total players selected nationwide as members of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.
April 26, 2010
There is still room for players at the Valparaiso University football alumni and friends golf outing on May 17 at the Course at Aberdeen in Valparaiso to raise money for the Crusader Football Fund.
April 24, 2010
Spring practice came to a close at Valparaiso University on Saturday morning at Brown Field as the Gold defeated the Brown 51-32 at the annual spring game.
April 22, 2010
Valparaiso will play its annual spring Brown and Gold football game Saturday morning at Brown Field beginning at 11 a.m. This year's format will feature the offense against the defense and admission is free.
April 20, 2010
The Pioneer Football League announced its annual Academic All-PFL Teams on Tuesday afternoon, which included two Valparaiso University Crusaders on the First Team and another on the Second Team.
March 24, 2010
The Dale Carlson era of Valparaiso University football begins on Wednesday afternoon (March 24) as the Crusaders take to the field for the first of 15 days of spring practice.
March 23, 2010
The Valparaiso University football program will be holding several summer camps in 2010 at Brown Field, hosted by the Crusader coaching staff. The camps are designed to provide helpful instructional drills that will assist young athletes improve self-confidence in their ability to transfer proper technique to actual game situations.
February 10, 2010
Valparaiso University head coach Dale Carlson has announced the Crusaders' 2010 football schedule, which will see the Brown and Gold play at home five times during the 11-game slate.
February 05, 2010
Valparaiso University had 28 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League's Academic Honor Roll for the Fall, 2009 semester.
February 04, 2010
One of Valpo's most prolific quarterbacks ever, David Macchi owns nearly all of the Crusader passing records, and on Saturday afternoon will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 03, 2010
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the hiring of Tony Pierce as the Crusaders' new defensive coordinator.
January 26, 2010
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the addition of Bob Muckian to his coaching staff as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator for the Crusader program. Muckian will also assume the role of recruiting coordinator for the Brown and Gold.
January 15, 2010
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Dale Carlson has been named the 16th head football coach in Crusader history.
December 18, 2009
Valparaiso University's Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S. [Sweden]) is among the 55 members named to the 12th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.
December 18, 2009
Final Notes and statistics regarding the 2009 Crusader football season are now available.
November 29, 2009
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Stacy Adams is stepping down as head football coach for the Crusaders effective immediately.
November 24, 2009
Valparaiso University had five football players named Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League as voted upon by the league's head coaches. Earning the honor for the Crusaders are Nate Blair (Andrean H.S. [Ind.]), Josh Lynn (Hammond, Ind./Morton H.S.), Nikko Carson (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township H.S.), Anthony Curry (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville H.S.), and Kyle Himmelwright (Coplay, Pa./Whitehall H.S.).
November 24, 2009
Valparaiso University's Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S. [Sweden]) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team as voted upon by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
November 21, 2009
Valparaiso saw its 2009 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 29-6 game to Morehead State on Senior Day at Brown Field.
November 18, 2009
Valparaiso closes out the 2009 football season on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field as the Crusaders host Morehead State. Prior to kickoff, 16 members of the Valpo football program will be honored on Senior Day.
November 14, 2009
Valparaiso's defense gave up a season-low 17 points, but the offense could not find the end zone on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders fell 17-3 to Campbell at Brown Field.
November 11, 2009
Valparaiso begins its final homestand of the 2009 season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders return to Brown Field to host Campbell. The Fighting Camels will be making their first appearance ever in Valpo.
November 07, 2009
Valparaiso's Nate Goergen (Golden, Colo./Golden H.S.) threw for a career-high 261 yards and two touchdowns by Jacksonville pulled away from the Crusaders in the second half on the way to a 49-20 victory at D.B. Milne Field on Saturday afternoon in the final road game of the season for the Brown and Gold.
November 06, 2009
Valparaiso University's Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S. [Sweden]) has been named as one of the top-10 finalists for the fifth annual Sportsmanship Award handed out by the Awards and Recognition Association (ARA). The award is giving to one outstanding NCAA Division I collegiate football player who best personifies the spirit of sportsmanship.
November 05, 2009
Valparaiso University defensive lineman Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S. [Sweden]) has been named an ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-District V First Team selection for the third straight season.
November 04, 2009
Valparaiso wraps up the road portion of the 2009 football season on Saturday afternoon, heading to the Sunshine State to face Jacksonville. The Crusaders will then begin a two-game homestand next Saturday to wrap up the year.
October 31, 2009
Valparaiso began its final road trip of the 2009 season on Saturday afternoon, suffering a 24-0 setback to Marist in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
October 28, 2009
Valparaiso heads to New York this weekend to battle the newest member of the Pioneer Football League. The Crusaders and Marist will tangle on Halloween with the Brown and Gold looking to pick up its first conference victory of the year. The game marks the beginning of Valpo's final road trip of the season.
October 24, 2009
Nicholas Henton (Chicago, Ill./De La Salle H.S.) hauled in Valparaiso's lone touchdown on Saturday afternoon as Dayton defeated the Crusaders 38-7 at Brown Field to spoil Parents' Day for the Brown and Gold.
October 19, 2009
Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders play host to Dayton. The Brown and Gold will be celebrating Parents' Weekend at the school and the program's parents will all be recognized prior to kickoff.
October 17, 2009
Eli Crawford (Bogart, Ga./North Oconee H.S.) returned an interception for a touchdown and Valparaiso took a lead into the fourth quarter on Saturday afternoon for the first time this season, but Butler rallied with two touchdowns in the final 15 minutes to defeat the Crusaders 23-14 at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 13, 2009
Valparaiso looks to reclaim “The Hoosier Helmet” this week while also trying to pick up its first Pioneer Football League victory of the season when the Crusaders head south to Indianapolis to battle first place Butler. This week marks the midway point of the 2009 football season.
October 10, 2009
Bobby Wysocki (Calumet City, Ill./Thornwood H.S.) rushed for 101 yards and Eddie Morelli (Racine, Wis./Saint Catherines H.S.) scored his first career touchdown for Valparaiso but San Diego spoiled the Crusaders' Homecoming with a 48-7 victory over the Brown and Gold at Brown Field.
October 06, 2009
Valparaiso welcomes its alumni back to campus this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders return to Brown Field for the annual Homecoming football game when the Brown and Gold entertain San Diego.
October 04, 2009
Valparaiso University's Nikko Carson (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League's Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Saturday's loss at Drake.
October 03, 2009
Nikko Carson (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township H.S.) led Valparaiso with four sacks and the Crusaders got to Drake quarterbacks seven times on the afternoon, but in the end it was the Bulldogs that posted a 34-14 victory over Valpo in the Brown and Gold's Pioneer Football League opener on Saturday afternoon at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
September 29, 2009
Valparaiso opens its 17th season of Pioneer Football League play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Des Moines, Iowa to battle Drake. The Crusaders are one of just three PFL schools to have yet to open league play this season.
September 26, 2009
Valparaiso piled up a season-high 440 yards of total offense on Saturday afternoon, but it was not enough as Carthage spoiled Valparaiso's 2009 home opener with a 34-24 victory over the Crusaders at Brown Field.
September 23, 2009
Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon for its 2009 home opener as the Crusaders host the Red Men of Carthage. The Crusaders are looking to build upon their 20-17 victory at Concordia (Wis.) two weeks ago as they play their final non-conference game of the season.
September 12, 2009
John Popper (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman H.S.) caught the go ahead touchdown pass with 8:38 to play in the game and the Valparaiso defense made a big stop on the final drive of the game as the Crusaders earned their first victory of the season 20-17 over Concordia (Wis.) on Saturday afternoon at Century Stadium in Mequon, Wis.
September 09, 2009
Valparaiso remains on the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders seek their first victory of the season when the Brown and Gold battle Concordia (Wis.) in a battle of Lutheran institutions. Following the game the Crusaders will have a week off prior to their home opener on September 26.
September 05, 2009
Valparaiso dropped its season opener to Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 31-6 on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium in Rensselaer, Ind.
September 01, 2009
The 89th season of Valparaiso University football kicks off on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Rensselaer to battle Northwest Indiana rival Saint Joseph's. Head coach Stacy Adams leads 34 letterwinners into the new season, including five starters on each side of the football.
August 31, 2009
Andy Viano will join long-time play-by-play broadcaster Todd Ickow as the color commentator for both Valparaiso University football and men's basketball broadcasts this season on the Valpo Sports Radio Network, Valparaiso University Director of Athletics, Mark LaBarbera has announced.
August 25, 2009
With the start of the 2009 season right around the corner, Valparaiso University is set to begin the 89th installment of Crusader football under fourth-year head coach Stacy Adams.
August 19, 2009
Follow the Valparaiso football program through its newly released its team blog. Check back frequently for the latest thoughts from head coach Stacy Adams as well as senior defensive lineman Adam Rundh, senior offensive lineman David Wisniewski, and redshirt-sophomore quarterback Matt Upshaw. They will give you a behind the scenes look into the program as the Brown and Gold begins its quest for a Pioneer Football League title!
August 10, 2009
Valparaiso University has been projected to finish in ninth place in the Pioneer Football League for the 2009 season according to the preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches which was released Monday (Aug. 10).
July 16, 2009
Six Valparaiso University football players have been named to Phil Steele's College Football Preview preseason All-Pioneer Football League Second Team. Ross Wiemer and Nicholas Henton were selected to the offense while Adam Rundh, Anthony Curry, and Kyle Himmelwright were named to the defensive squad. Andrej Skiba was picked on special teams.
June 10, 2009
Five Valparaiso University football players that just graduated this past season were among the 564 total players selected nationwide as members of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.
May 28, 2009
Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams has announced that 45 players have committed to play football for the Crusaders beginning this fall.
April 09, 2009
The Valparaiso University football team has announced that it will now open the 2009 season against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) on the road in Rensselaer, Ind. as opposed to at Brown due to other scheduling considerations. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m.
March 26, 2009
With Valparaiso set to kick off spring practice on Monday, March 30, head coach Stacy Adams has announced the 2009 football schedule, which will see the Brown and Gold play at Brown Field six times.
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W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay