Pioneer Football League Commissioner Patty Viverito announced that Mercer University and Stetson University have accepted the league's invitations for membership. Both institutions will begin play with the 2013 season, bringing the league's membership to 12 teams at that time.
Three Valparaiso University football players that just graduated this past season were among the 671 total players selected nationwide as members of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced that Grant Bushong (Ionia, Mich./Ionia H.S.), Laurence Treadaway (Detroit, Mich./Orchard Lake Saint Mary's H.S.), and Ferdinand Velez (Chicago, Ill./Saint Patrick H.S.) have been named the Crusaders' team captains for the 2011 season.
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.
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced that Chris Bowers has been named the Crusaders' new special teams coordinator and secondary coach. Robert Lee, who had been the special teams coordinator last season, has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
An outstanding player for the Crusaders on the football field, Rob Giancola set numerous receiving records during his time at Valparaiso, and, on Saturday, February 19 he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
Four Valparaiso University football players have been named to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League Team, including two on the First Team and two more on the Second Team the conference has announced.
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the Crusaders' 2011 football schedule, which is highlighted by five home games at Brown Field, including the season opener on Sept. 3.
Valparaiso University's Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was a unanimous First Team All-Pioneer Football League selection while seven other Crusaders earned Honorable Mention All-PFL honors as the conference announced its postseason awards.
Valparaiso University's Eli Crawford (Bogart, Ga./North Oconee H.S.) will participate in the 2010 FCS Senior Scout Bowl held on December 11, 2010 at the Joseph T. St Lawrence Sports Complex in Hillburn, N.Y.
Valparaiso closes out the 2010 season on Saturday afternoon, taking to the road for the second straight week. The Crusaders head to Morehead, Ky. this week to battle Morehead State in Pioneer Football League action.
Kevin Becker (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson H.S.) hauled in 11 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown on Saturday afternoon for Valparaiso, but the Crusaders could not overcome 35 second quarter points by Campbell as the Camels earned a 56-14 victory over the Brown and Gold at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, N.C.
Valparaiso enters the month of November by taking to the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Buies Creek, N.C. to take on the Camels of Campbell. The Brown and Gold finish the 2010 season with a pair of road games.
Valparaiso returns to Brown Field for the final time in 2010 on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders “Battle for the Hoosier Helmet” against longtime instate rival Butler. Saturday is also Senior Day, with the Crusader football program honoring 12 players prior to kickoff.
Valparaiso was within three points of host San Diego at halftime on Saturday afternoon, but two big plays by the Toreros in the second half turned the momentum of the game as the Crusaders fell 30-10 at Torero Stadium in San Diego, Calif.
Valparaiso takes the 2,100 mile trip across the country on Saturday afternoon to battle the Toreros of San Diego. The Crusaders finish the season with three of their last four games away from Brown Field.
For the second time this season, Valparaiso University punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was honored by the College Football Performance Awards as an Honorable Mention Punter of the Week in NCAA I-FCS following the Jacksonville game.
Valparaiso closes out its homestand on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field with another Pioneer Football League battle as the Crusaders host Jacksonville. Valpo is looking to bounce back from last week's loss to Marist while the Dolphins are looking to remain atop the PFL standings.
Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon for the third time in four weeks as the Crusaders host Marist College. The game is part of Parents Weekend on the university campus, and also begins another two-game homestand for the Brown and Gold.
Valparaiso University punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was honored by the College Football Performance Awards as an Honorable Mention Punter of the Week in NCAA I-FCS after his efforts at Dayton.
Valparaiso hung with preseason Pioneer Football League favorite Dayton for 30 minutes, but the Flyers pulled away in the second half to defeat the Crusaders 48-14 on Saturday afternoon at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
After back-to-back weeks at home, Valparaiso returns to the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders visit the Buckeye State to battle Dayton. Valpo is looking for its first victory of the season after suffering a narrow two-point setback last week against Drake.
Trailing by 15 points entering the fourth quarter, Valparaiso rallied to pull within two and had the football late in the game, but could not find a last minute score as the Crusaders fell 21-19 to Drake on Homecoming Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.
It's Homecoming at Valparaiso this Saturday as the Crusaders take to the gridiron against Drake at Brown Field. Saturday also marks the start of the 18th Pioneer Football League campaign for the Brown and Gold as the Crusaders face the Bulldogs for the second straight year in the conference opener.
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson will be among thousands of college coaches nationwide taking part in the third annual Coach to Cure MD program on Saturday as the Crusaders take on Drake.
Valparaiso opens the 90th home season of Crusader football on Saturday evening as the Brown and Gold host region rival Saint Joseph's (Ind.) at Brown Field. Saturday is Communiversity Day, and also marks the first night football game ever played on the Valparaiso University campus.
Valparaiso University's football team will be holding a silent auction for a pair of autograph items during Saturday's football game against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) as part of Communiversity Day on campus. Kickoff for the game is set for 7 p.m. at Brown Field.
Valparaiso heads south on Saturday afternoon, but remains in the Hoosier State as the Crusaders take on Franklin. Both schools are looking to bounce back from opening weekend setbacks with their first victory of the season. After this week, the Crusaders will play five of their next seven games at home at Brown Field.
A new era in Valparaiso University football opens on Thursday evening as the Crusaders battle Western Illinois, a NCAA I-FCS scholarship program. First year head coach Dale Carlson takes the reigns for the first time at Valpo, and leads the Brown and Gold into its 90th season of intercollegiate football.
A new era in Valparaiso University football kicks off in 2010 as Dale Carlson takes over the helm of the program. Carlson inherits 39 returning letterwinners from last year's squad, along with six starters on each side of the football. In addition, 37 freshmen have joined the program for the upcoming season, giving Valpo a roster of just over 100 as the Brown and Gold prepare for opening night.
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced ticket prices for the upcoming football season, including advanced ticket specials for the home opener against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) as part of Communiversity Day on September 18.
Valparaiso University has been projected to finish in 10th place in the Pioneer Football League for the 2010 season according to the preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches which was released Monday (Aug. 9).
Valparaiso University's Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) and Nikko Carson (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township H.S.) have both been named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Second Team.