Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Charae Richardson and Ieva Jansone to National Letters of Intent, and both will play for the Crusaders in the fall.
Valparaiso led Detroit for the first 28 minutes on Monday evening in the first round of the Horizon League Championship at Calihan Hall, but the Titans went on a 28-8 run midway through the second half and hung on to defeat the Crusaders 57-50 to end the Brown and Gold's 2010-2011 season.
The second season starts for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the Crusaders begin action in the first round of the Horizon League Championships at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. against the Detroit Titans. The Crusaders and Titans split the two regular season meetings and the winner will advance to the quarterfinals on Wednesday to face Butler.
Valparaiso University's Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team as the conference handed out its annual postseason awards on Sunday (March 6).
Valparaiso's women's basketball team will open the 2011 Horizon League Championship on Monday evening, March 7 at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. as the Crusaders battle Detroit. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CST.
Valparaiso was within one point of Butler with under nine minutes to play on Saturday afternoon, but the Bulldogs pulled away down the stretch to defeat the Crusaders 58-47 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to spoil Senior Day for the Brown and Gold.
Valparaiso closes out the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host longtime instate rival Butler at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both teams are battling for seeding in next week's Horizon League Championship and Valpo's three seniors will be honored prior to the game as part of the annual Senior Day festivities.
Rashida Ray (Fort Wayne, Ind./Harding H.S.) scored a career-high 21 points for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, but the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hit the game-winning jumper with 4.9 seconds to play to defeat the Crusaders 70-69 at the Klotsche Center.
Valparaiso closes out the road portion of the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon in Wisconsin as the Crusaders battle Milwaukee. With a victory against the Panthers, the Brown and Gold would remain in the hunt to host a first round Horizon League Tournament game.
Valparaiso heads to the state of Wisconsin for its final road trip of the 2010-2011 regular season this weekend. The Crusaders begin the excursion with a Thursday night stop at #17/13 Green Bay, looking to hand the nationally-ranked Phoenix their first Horizon League defeat.
Having won three straight home games following a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Thursday night, Valparaiso closes out its brief two-game homestand on Saturday morning entertaining UIC. The game against the Flames is Valpo's annual WBCA Pink Zone game, honoring breast cancer survivors.
Trailing by 13 points with just over six minutes to play, Valparaiso closed with a 20-3 run, taking the lead on a lay-in by Skyler Gick (Otterbein, Ind./Benton Central H.S.) with 15 seconds to play, and defeated Loyola (Chicago) 72-68 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening seeking its third straight home win while trying to rebound from a pair of road setbacks last weekend in Ohio. The Crusaders will host Loyola (Chicago) looking to sweep the season series from the Ramblers.
Valparaiso rallied from nine points down with just over a minute to play and had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but a three-point attempt rimmed out as the Crusaders fell 79-76 to Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
Valparaiso will conclude its two-game Ohio road trip on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Youngstown State. Valpo will look to bounce back from a six-point loss at Cleveland State in a contest which begins at 3:35 p.m. CST, three-and-a-half hours later than previously scheduled.
A 9-2 run late in the second half by Cleveland State proved to be the difference on Thursday evening as the Vikings defeated Valparaiso 57-51 at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio to snap the Crusaders' two-game winning streak.
Saturday's women's basketball game between Valparaiso and Youngstown State at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio has been pushed back to a 3:35 p.m. CST tip-off to accommodate a memorial service for YSU student Jamail Johnson on Saturday morning in the same building.
Valparaiso looks to carry the momentum from last weekend's back-to-back victories on to the road Thursday evening as the Crusaders head to Ohio to battle Cleveland State. The Brown and Gold will look for its first three-game winning streak since opening the 2009-2010 season with three straight victories.
After picking up their first home victory of the season on Thursday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders wrap up their four-game homestand on Saturday afternoon entertaining Detroit. Valpo is looking to finish the homestand with a .500 record and win back-to-back games for the first time since winning three straight from November 14-22, 2009.
Valparaiso used solid defense and rebounding to start the second half of the Horizon League schedule in a positive manner on Thursday evening as the Crusaders defeated Wright State 73-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold's first home victory of the season.
The second half of Horizon League action begins for Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Wright State. Valpo will look to climb the conference standings during the second half of league play, beginning against the Raiders, a team that downed the Crusaders in Dayton, Ohio earlier this year.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay showed why the Phoenix is ranked #22/16 in the nation on Saturday evening, defeating Valparaiso 69-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the two schools wrapped up the first half of Horizon League action.
Valparaiso closes out the first half of Horizon League action with a rare Saturday night contest at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will entertain #22/16 Green Bay, the second nationally-ranked foe to visit Valpo this season, in the second of a four-game homestand.
Valparaiso began its longest homestand of the season on Thursday evening, but was unable to pick up the victory as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 73-61 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso begins its longest homestand of the 2010-2011 season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Milwaukee at the ARC. Valpo is looking to carry over the momentum from last Saturday's road victory at Loyola (Chicago) while trying to pick up its first win at home this season.
Four players scored in double figures and Valparaiso got several key defensive stops on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders earned their first Horizon League victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 65-58 at the Joseph G. Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.
Valparaiso takes to the road for the final time before mid-February on Saturday, returning to Chicago to battle Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders will then return to the Athletics-Recreation Center for four straight games, and six of their next eight overall beginning on Thursday night hosting Milwaukee.
Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) made five three-pointers for her team-high 15 points but Valparaiso could not overcome a cold shooting night from the floor and fell 63-42 to UIC on Thursday evening at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.
Valparaiso returns to the road for the fifth time in the last seven games on Thursday evening, taking to the Windy City of Chicago to battle the UIC Flames. The UIC Pavilion was the site of the Crusaders' last Horizon League victory, closing the 2009-2010 season.
Valparaiso played solid defense and hit several timely shots in the first half, but Cleveland State rallied early in the second to defeat the Crusaders 68-58 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
It is a short turnaround for Valparaiso as the Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to host Cleveland State at the ARC. Valpo is looking to bounce back from a six-point defeat at the hands of Youngstown State on Thursday evening while wrapping up this brief two-game homestand.
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 20 points for the fifth time this season, but was the lone Crusader in double figures on Thursday night as Valparaiso dropped a 61-55 decision to Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
After spending more than three weeks away from the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso returns home on Thursday evening to host Youngstown State in a Horizon League battle. The Crusaders will play six of their next eight games at home, and are looking to pick up their first conference victory of the season.
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half, but a 14-0 run by Wright State midway through the final 20 minutes broke the game open as the Raiders defeated the Crusaders 90-67 at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday afternoon.
Valparaiso closes out its longest road trip of the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders head to the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio to battle Wright State. The Crusaders are looking to bounce back from a Thursday night loss at Detroit and pick up their first Horizon League victory of the season.
Valparaiso fell behind by double figures just five minutes into the game on Thursday evening and could never recover, dropping a 68-52 Horizon League battle to the University of Detroit Mercy at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.
Valparaiso continues is longest road trip of the season on Thursday evening when the Crusaders visit Calihan Hall to take on the Titans of Detroit. The Crusaders are looking to rebound from their setback at Butler on Sunday in the Horizon League opener while trying to pick up their first win during the 2011 calendar year.
Four lengthy scoring droughts by Valparaiso proved to be the difference on Sunday afternoon as Butler defeated the Crusaders 61-49 at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. in the Horizon League opener for both schools.
Valparaiso rings in 2011 on Sunday afternoon opening Horizon League play when the Crusaders travel down to Indianapolis, Ind. to battle longtime rival Butler at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Crusaders are looking to build off of their road win at Eastern Illinois on Thursday evening to close out the non-conference portion of the schedule.
Valparaiso closed out the non-conference portion of the schedule on Thursday evening with a 65-58 road victory over defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena in Charleston, Ill.
Valparaiso University Athletics has partnered with Opportunity Enterprises to support OE Lakeside. For any men's or women's basketball ticket purchased through this program, 50% of the ticket price will be donated back to OE.
After a 10-day layoff for the Christmas holiday, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Thursday evening to close out non-conference action in Charleston, Ill. against Eastern Illinois. The contest against the Panthers begins a season-long four-game road trip heading into the 2011 calendar year.
Notre Dame made 14 of its first 16 shots from the floor and proved to be too much for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the #17/16 Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 94-43 in front of 1,877 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso will wrap up its three-game homestand on Monday evening with its final game before the Christmas holiday when the Crusaders host #17/16 Notre Dame at the ARC. Monday's game is also Pack the House night, with the first 500 fans receiving a free Valpo beanie hat.
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) registered a double-double and Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) added 16 points, but Chicago State place four players in double figures as the Cougars topped Valparaiso 72-67 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
After a week off for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to host Chicago State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders are in the midst of a three-game homestand which will conclude on Monday night against #17/16 Notre Dame.
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) was the lone Crusader to score in double figures on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso dropped an 86-51 contest to Pittsburgh at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to begin a three-game homestand leading into the Christmas holiday. The Crusaders will host Pittsburgh, their third Big East opponent of the season before taking a week off for final exams.
The Valparaiso University women's basketball game on Dec. 20 against Notre Dame has been selected as part of the NCAA's “Pack the House Challenge”, an ongoing nationwide women's basketball attendance competition taking place throughout the season.
Valparaiso rallied from 20 points down with seven minutes to play and closed within four in the final minute, but IPFW made four free throws in the final 22.5 seconds to secure a 73-65 victory over the Crusaders on Wednesday evening at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Valparaiso wraps up its three-game road trip on Wednesday evening taking the short trip down U.S. 30 to Fort Wayne to battle the Mastodons of IPFW at the Memorial Coliseum. This will be the third of five Indiana schools the Crusaders will face this season, as the Brown and Gold look for their first win of the year on an opponents' home court.
It took an extra five minutes of basketball on Saturday afternoon, but it was worth it in the end for Valparaiso head coach Keith Freeman as he earned his 400th career win coaching women's basketball as the Crusaders defeated Coastal Carolina 59-54 in overtime in the consolation game of the Aces Classic held at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind.
It's a short 15-hour turnaround for Valparaiso after suffering a last second 69-67 loss at Evansville. The Crusaders return to the floor at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to face Coastal Carolina in the consolation game of the Aces Classic.
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) drained a three-pointer with 22.6 seconds remaining to tie the game for Valparaiso on Friday evening, but Evansville's Briyana Blair scored the game-winning basket with 1.1 seconds to play as the Purple Aces defeated the Crusaders 69-67 at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind. in the opening round of the Aces Classic.
After completing its first homestand of the season, Valparaiso returns to the road this weekend as the Crusaders travel to Evansville, Ind. for the Heritage Federal Credit Union Aces Classic. Valpo will battle the host Purple Aces of Evansville on Friday evening before facing Coastal Carolina or Central Michigan in Saturday's championship or consolation game.
For 20 minutes Valparaiso hung with Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon. However, for the Crusaders, it happened to be the second half after a cold shooting first stanza as the Bearcats defeated Valpo 65-51 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso returns from Thanksgiving to wrap up its brief two-game homestand on Sunday afternoon when the Crusaders entertain Cincinnati at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Bearcats are the first of three Big East opponents that are scheduled to visit the ARC this season.
After opening the 2010-2011 season with three games on the road, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening for their home opener entertaining instate rival Ball State.
It will be a quick turnaround for Valparaiso after posting its first victory of the season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to face host Lamar in the Preseason WNIT.
Led by 20 points from Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) and 16 more from Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.), Valparaiso earned its first victory of the season on Friday evening, defeating Austin Peay 72-57 in the consolation round of the Preseason WNIT held in Beaumont, Texas.
Valparaiso returns to the hardwood in Preseason WNIT action on Friday evening as the Crusaders travel to Beaumont, Texas for consolation round action. The Brown and Gold will take on Austin Peay on the campus of Lamar University.
Valparaiso's women's basketball team has found out they will travel to Beaumont, Texas on Friday and Saturday for the consolation rounds of the Preseason WNIT. The Crusaders will face Austin Peay at 5 p.m. on Friday in the first game of the weekend at the Montagne Center on the campus of Lamar University.
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) led Valparaiso with 15 points and two freshmen added 10 points a piece but DePaul used its speed and athleticism to defeat the Crusaders 84-53 on Friday evening in the first round of the Preseason WNIT and season opener for both schools at McGrath Arena in Chicago, Ill.
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that three student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2011. Joining the Valpo basketball program are Jessica Carr, Mallory Ladd, and Shaquira Scott.
Freshman Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) tallied a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso closed its exhibition play with a 64-44 victory over Lewis at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso scored the first 12 points of the game on Tuesday evening and never looked back, on its way to a 70-46 victory over Grace at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the first exhibition game of the season for the Crusaders.
As the 2010-2011 women's basketball season tips off at Valparaiso University, the Crusaders will have a new youthful look to this year's squad. Head coach Keith Freeman brought in six new faces to campus this year and will look for them to blend with eight returnees.
Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in ninth place in the league's 2010-2011 preseason women's basketball poll according to the voting done by the conference's head coaches, the league's sports information directors, and selected media members.
Fans are invited to get their first glimpse of the 2010-2011 Valparaiso basketball teams at Valpo Hoops Mania, to be held Saturday, October 16 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the main program beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free.
Season tickets and individual tickets, as well as the Crusader Plan mini-package, are now on sale for Valparaiso University's upcoming women's basketball season. The Crusaders home slate includes 14 regular season games as well as a pair of exhibition games at the Athletics-Recreation Center, including Big East Conference foes Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati.
Four Big East opponents, including three that will be visiting the Athletics-Recreation Center, highlight Valparaiso University's 2010-2011 women's basketball schedule which was released on Thursday by head coach Keith Freeman.
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Abby Scharlow has submitted her resignation as assistant coach to take a similar position at Florida Gulf Coast University.