Men's Basketball

Crusader Men’s Basketball to Hold Summer Camps


Spots are still available in the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team’s three basketball camps this summer, for youths of all ages and skill levels. The Valpo Mini Camp and Valpo Basketball School will run June 22-25, while the Valpo Basketball Academy will take place July 27-31.


Men's Basketball

Olympia Entertainment, Horizon League Reach Agreement on Men’s Basketball Championship


The Horizon League Executive Council approved an agreement in principle with Olympia Entertainment to host the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Tournament in the city of Detroit. Under terms of the five-year agreement, Olympia Entertainment will host the men’s basketball tournament beginning in 2016 - the first two years at Joe Louis Arena and the final three years at the new Detroit Events Center.


Men's Basketball

Powell, Adekoya, Joseph to Head on AIA Tour of Poland


Roger Powell, Jr. will serve as head coach of an Athletes in Action squad which will tour Poland this June. Among the 10 players on the team will be fellow Crusaders Jubril Adekoya and Max Joseph.


Men's Basketball, Men's Swimming, Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field, Athletics

Eight Crusaders Earn Winter Academic All-League Accolades


Valparaiso University placed eight student-athletes over four sports on the Horizon League’s 2015 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced today by the league office. Men's indoor track and field had three student-athletes honored, while men's basketball and women's indoor track and field had two apiece and men's swimming had one as well.


Men's Basketball

Tevonn Walker Joins Valpo All-Access


Valparaiso men's basketball freshman guard Tevonn Walker joins Valpo All-Access for a season wrap-up, looking back at his first season as a Crusader.


Men's Basketball

Darien Walker Named Riley Wallace Award Finalist


Valparaiso junior guard Darien Walker has been named a finalist for the Riley Wallace Award, presented annually to the nation’s top first-year transfer player, by CollegeInsider.com.


Men's Basketball

Drew Named Region Coach of the Year; Peters An All-Region Selection


Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2015 Division I District 12 Coach of the Year in a vote of his peers, as announced by the NABC on Friday. In addition, sophomore Alec Peters garnered a First Team All-District 12 selection – Valpo’s sixth All-District honoree in the last four years.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow for one final time this season, looking back at the final game of the year and the 2014-15 season as a whole.


Men's Basketball

Drew Named Finalist for Hugh Durham Award


Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew has been named a finalist for the 2015 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award, presented annually to the nation’s top mid-major coach.


Men's Basketball

Peters Eclipses 1,000-Point Mark in 65-62 Loss to Maryland


Sophomore Alec Peters led all scorers with 18 points, but the Crusaders' last-second chance to send the game to overtime was thwarted in a 65-62 loss to Maryland at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Friday night in the Second Round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Peters canned a three-pointer at the 7:35 mark of the second half to become the first sophomore in program history to crack the 1,000-point plateau.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Spend Thursday in Final Prep For Maryland


The Valparaiso men's basketball team underwent its final preparations Thursday for its NCAA Tournament game on Friday afternoon against Maryland in Columbus, Ohio. Check out the NCAA Tournament Central at ValpoAthletics.com/NCAA for a report from today's activities, including video thoughts from E. Victor Nickerson and Jubril Adekoya and a photo gallery from today's open practice.


Men's Basketball

Valparaiso Game Notes - 2015 NCAA Tournament vs. Maryland


Making its ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1996, the 13th-seeded Valparaiso men’s basketball team travels to Columbus, Ohio to open tournament play with a Second Round game against fourth-seeded Maryland on Friday afternoon at approximately 3:45 p.m. CT. The game will be televised live on TNT in its entirety.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Depart for NCAA Tournament at 10am Wednesday Morning


Join the send-off from the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday morning, as the Valparaiso men's basketball team departs for Columbus and the 2015 NCAA Tournament at 10 a.m! All are invited to help wish the Crusaders luck as they prepare to take on Maryland Friday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. CT, live on TNT.


Men's Basketball

Ticket, Bus Information for NCAA Tournament


The Valparaiso University ticket office will be selling NCAA Tournament tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Monday morning. Tickets through Valpo will be $100 per person for the first 350 fans, including students. The ticket office will be taking orders both by phone (1-877-MY-VU-TIX) or in person in the main lobby of the ARC. In addition, the Alumni Association will be organizing a chartered bus trip to Columbus, as well as a pregame lunch buffet at Nationwide Arena.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders, Terrapins to Face Off at 3:45 p.m. CT on Friday


Valparaiso will tip off in the 2015 NCAA Tournament in its Second Round game against Maryland at approximately 4:45 p.m. ET/3:45 p.m. CT from Columbus, Ohio on Friday afternoon. The game between the 13th-seeded Crusaders and fourth-seeded Terrapins will be broadcast live in its entirety on TNT, with Ian Eagle and Doug Gottlieb on the call. The Valpo ticket office will be open at 10 a.m. on Monday, while more details about bus trips through the Alumni Office will be available on Monday as well.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Heading to Columbus, Play Maryland to Open 2015 NCAA Tournament


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team received a no. 13 seed for the 2015 NCAA Tournament and will open tournament play with a second-round game against no. 4 seed Maryland on Friday, March 20. Valpo will take on the Terrapins in Columbus, Ohio, with game time to be determined later this evening.


Men's Basketball

Selection Show Party to Be Held Sunday Night; NCAA Tournament Page Unveiled


The Valparaiso University Alumni Association invites fans to join the Crusaders on Selection Sunday as they find out their opponent and destination for the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The viewing party will be held in the Ballrooms of the Harre Union on campus beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. In addition, the Valpo Athletics website has launched an NCAA Tournament Central page at ValpoAthletics.com/NCAA, which will feature daily updates during the Crusaders’ journey through the tournament.


Men's Basketball

The Crusaders Are Going Dancing Again!


Faced with adversity, trailing by 10 late in the first half and without one of their starting guards, the Crusaders did what they have done all season long – stepped up to the challenge. Valpo scored the final two baskets of the first half and then dominated the second half, outscoring Green Bay 35-19 to earn a 54-44 victory and claim the 2015 Horizon League Championship – Valpo’s second league title in three years. With the win, the Crusaders return to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth time in the Division I era.


Men's Basketball

Valpo To Square Off With Green Bay For Title Tuesday Night


40 minutes away from a second Horizon League Championship in three years and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, all that stands in Valparaiso’s way is the second-seeded Green Bay Phoenix. The Crusaders and Phoenix will tip off at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the ARC, live on ESPN.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valparaiso men's basketball coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow to look back at Saturday's Horizon League Championship semifinal win over Cleveland State and look ahead to Tuesday's title game against Green Bay.


Men's Basketball

Tickets Available Now For Title Game


Tickets are available now for Tuesday night's Horizon League Championship title game between Valparaiso and Green Bay, set for a 6 p.m. tip at the ARC. Fans can buy tickets by visiting http://www.valpoathletics.com/tickets/, calling 1-877-MY-VU-TIX or visiting the ticket office (located in the main lobby of the ARC), which will be open Sunday noon-4 p.m., Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m. through game time.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Win Program-Record 27th Game, Advance to HL Title Game


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team moved one step closer to its second Horizon League Championship trophy in three years on Saturday night at the ARC, ending the game on a 7-2 run and earning a 60-55 victory over fourth-seeded Cleveland State to advance to the league tournament championship game. Valpo will take on second-seeded Green Bay Tuesday night at 6 p.m. CT at the ARC for the right to represent the Horizon League in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The Crusaders set a new program record as well on Saturday, winning their 27th game of the season.


Men's Basketball

Valpo to Face Cleveland State Saturday Night


The Valparaiso men's basketball team will face fourth-seeded Cleveland State in the second semifinal of the 2015 Horizon League Championship Saturday night at the ARC. The game will tip at 8:30 p.m. and be broadcast live on ESPNU.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Take the ARC Floor Saturday Evening in HL Semifinal


With one goal down, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team takes flight towards its second goal - winning the Horizon League Championship and earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament - on Saturday evening, when the Crusaders will face either Cleveland State or Detroit in the league tournament semifinals. The game will tip at 8:30 p.m. from the ARC, and will be televised live on ESPNU.


Men's Basketball

Promotions Abound at Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship


Fans, be on the lookout for a number of promotions at this weekend's Horizon League Championship games at the ARC, highlighted by a chance to take pictures with the Horizon League Championship and NCAA National Championship trophies!


Men's Basketball

Run at the Top: The Crusaders' Success Under Bryce Drew


Less than four years ago, Bryce Drew stood at his introductory press conference and jokingly thanked his dad, Homer, for leaving at least one more thing to accomplish - winning a Horizon League championship. Now, Drew sits at the helm of the Crusader program, having led Valpo to three regular season titles in the last four years. This is a look back at how it's happened.


Men's Basketball

Pregame Reception In Hilltop Gym to Precede Saturday's Game


Join your fellow Crusader fans at a pregame reception in Hilltop Gym prior to Saturday night's semifinal game in the Horizon League Championship!


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow to look back at last Friday's regular season title-clinching victory, talk about the team's postseason awards and look forward to the Horizon League Championship.


Men's Basketball

Five Crusaders Honored by Horizon League


Bryce Drew named Coach of the Year, Vashil Fernandez named Defensive Player of the Year, Jubril Adekoya named Sixth Man of the Year as the Horizon League announced its postseason awards Monday. In addition, Alec Peters was a First Team All-League choice and Tevonn Walker made the All-Freshman Team.


Men's Basketball

Tickets Available Now for 2015 Horizon League Championship


Tickets are available today for the 2015 Horizon League Championship at the Athletics-Recreation Center! All-tournament passes are on sale now, while single-day tickets will go on sale on Tuesday morning, March 3. Free student tickets are available now as well at the Valpo ticket office.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Claim Outright Title With Win at Cleveland State


Three outright Horizon League regular season championships in four years. The Valparaiso men’s basketball team made sure they would share the title banner with no other team on Friday night, winning at Cleveland State 56-53 to finish atop the league with a 13-3 record. Alec Peters' four-point play with 1:11 to play all but capped the win as he finished with 15 points, as the Crusaders secured hosting duties for the 2015 Horizon League Championship.


Men's Basketball

Title, Hosting Rights on the Line Friday at Cleveland State


The regular season all comes down to one game for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team, as the Crusaders head into Cleveland State Friday night needing a win to secure the outright league regular season title and hosting duties for the 2015 Horizon League Championship.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall on Road at Detroit


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team saw its first chance to claim the outright Horizon League regular season title slip by the wayside Wednesday evening in Detroit, Mich., as the Titans’ Juwan Howard Jr. hit three free throws with 1.3 seconds to play to send the Crusaders to a 63-60 defeat.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Looks For Outright Title Wednesday at Detroit


Having already secured at least a share of the Horizon League regular season title, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team heads off for a Wednesday night matchup against Detroit looking to clinch the outright championship and hosting duties for the 2015 Horizon League Championship.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Heading into the final week of the regular season with a chance to clinch the outright Horizon League title, men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow on this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Preview.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Close Out Perfect Home League Slate Saturday


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team moved one step closer towards a Horizon League regular season title on Saturday evening in front of a packed house on Senior Night at the ARC, out-dueling Wright State in a hard-fought contest, 55-48. With the win, the Crusaders are now 25-4 overall and own a 12-2 mark in league play, one game up on Cleveland State with two games left to play.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Men Host Wright State on Senior Night Saturday


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team concludes the regular season home slate Saturday evening as it looks to remain atop the Horizon League standings, hosting Wright State on Senior Night. Crusader seniors David Chadwick and Vashil Fernandez will be honored prior to the game, while Valpo drawstring backpacks will be given out to the first 1,000 fans through the doors.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as the two look back at a pair of tight victories last weekend against Green Bay and Milwaukee, and look ahead to a Senior Night showdown with Wright State Saturday evening.


Men's Basketball

Pair of Crusaders Earn Weekly Accolades


Following a 2-0 weekend that put Valparaiso atop the Horizon League standings, a pair of Crusaders have earned weekly honors. Freshman Tevonn Walker was named Freshman of the Week by the Horizon League – his second honor from the league office this season – and earned Lou Henson Award national Player of the Week accolades, while junior Darien Walker was tabbed the league’s Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Down Milwaukee Sunday For Key Road Win


Valparaiso shrugged off the fact it faced its first halftime deficit in six weeks Sunday afternoon at Milwaukee, shooting 65.2% in the second half to rally from the five-point margin at the break and down the Panthers 62-55. The win was the sixth straight for the Crusaders, who improved to 24-4 overall and maintained first place in the Horizon League standings at 11-2.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Hits Road to Take On Milwaukee Sunday


Sitting alone in first place with just four games left in the regular season, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team has a quick turnaround to a Sunday afternoon game, as the Crusaders travel to Milwaukee for a 1 p.m. tip. Valpo enters the game on a five-game winning streak, its fourth winning streak of at least five games this year.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Claim First Place; Hold Off Green Bay

Tevonn Walker finishes with a game-high 20 points as Valparaiso led by as many as 15 in the second half and held off Green Bay down the stretch for a 63-59 win at the ARC Friday night. The win moves the Crusaders into sole possession of first place in the Horizon League standings.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Set For ESPN2 Showdown With Green Bay


Two of the three teams tied atop the Horizon League standings square off at the ARC Friday night, as Valparaiso hosts Green Bay at 6 p.m. live on ESPN2. The Crusaders have won nine straight home games.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to look back at last Sunday's win over Oakland and what has been working well for Valpo recently, and looks ahead to a pair of tough games this week against Green Bay and at Milwaukee.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Pull Out Crucial Win Over Oakland


Six Crusaders score in double figures and Valpo posted a key 8-2 run late in the second half to pull away for an 82-76 win over Oakland at the ARC Sunday afternoon. The win improves the Crusaders to 22-4 on the season and 9-2 in Horizon League play.


Men's Basketball

Oakland Game to Be Broadcast on American Sports Network


Sunday's game against Oakland, which has been moved to a 2 p.m. tip, will be televised nationwide by the American Sports Network. In the Chicagoland market, it will be carried on Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus, while various regional sports networks from coast to coast will pick up the broadcast as well. Check the attached PDF for a full list of networks. In addition, it will be live streamed online at AmericanSportsNet.com.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Welcome Oakland to ARC Sunday Afternoon


Valparaiso welcomes Oakland to the ARC as two of the four teams with two losses in league play match up. Valpo has won eight straight home games, while the Golden Grizzlies have won seven of the last nine in the series - all of which have seen the two teams separated by six points or fewer in regulation.


Men's Basketball

Peters Earns Academic All-District Honor


Valparaiso sophomore forward Alec Peters received recognition Thursday for his work both on the hardwood and in the classroom, as he earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team. With the Academic All-District honors, Peters is now eligible for Academic All-American selection.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Remain Atop League With Win Over Detroit


Darien Walker scored a career-high 21 points, while Tevonn Walker added 19 points as well as the Crusaders snapped a three-game home losing streak to Detroit with a 78-70 win at the ARC on Wednesday. The win improves Valpo's record to 21-4 overall and keeps the Crusaders in a tie atop the Horizon League standings.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home to Host Detroit Wednesday


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to keep its hold on a share of first place in the Horizon League standings as the Crusaders kick off a three-game homestand on Wednesday night against Detroit. Valpo is looking to snap a three-game home losing streak to the Titans. The first 1,000 fans through the doors Wednesday receive a free pair of Valpo sunglasses.


Men's Basketball

Oakland Game Time Changed; Green Bay Game Selected for ESPN2


The Valparaiso men's basketball team's home game against Oakland this Sunday, February 8 has been moved to a 2 p.m. tipoff. In addition, the home game versus Green Bay on Friday, February 13 will tip at 6 p.m. and will be televised live nationwide on ESPN2.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew joins the Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to look back at last Saturday's win at UIC and look ahead to home games this week against Detroit and Oakland.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Hold On at UIC, Earn 20th Win of Season


Crusaders hold off UIC surge for 70-65 win in Chicago Saturday afternoon, moving into a tie for first in the Horizon League standings and reaching the 20-win mark earlier than any other team in program history. Vashil Fernandez broke Valpo's single-season blocked shots record in the win, while Darien Walker earned his first double-double as a Crusader in the return to his hometown.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Looks For Win #20 Saturday


Crusaders go after their 20th win of the season Saturday, making the short trip to Chicago to face UIC. The game, slated for a 2 p.m. tip, will be televised by the American Sports Network - locally available on Comcast Sports Net Chicago Plus - and streamed live online on the ASN website.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Ride Quick Start to Easy Win Monday


Valpo out-scores Milwaukee 30-5 over the game's first 14 minutes Monday night and cruises to a 73-48 win over the Panthers to improve to 19-4 on the year. Alec Peters led all players with 24 points and David Skara added 14 points as the Crusaders moved to 6-2 at the halfway mark of Horizon League play.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Returns Home to Take On Milwaukee Monday


Crusaders kick off a stretch of four out of five games at home Monday evening against Milwaukee. Valpo hasn't lost consecutive games all season.


Men's Basketball

Join the Fun at the ARC For Crusader Basketball!


Giveaways at all five home games highlight the promotional schedule for the remainder of the Valparaiso men’s basketball regular season. For Monday night's game against Milwaukee, the Crusader will be celebrating his birthday, the coaching staff will be sporting sneakers in support of Coaches vs. Cancer, and the first 2,000 fans will receive new Valpo rally towels.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Come Up Just Short at Green Bay


The battle of Horizon League leaders lived up to the hype Friday evening in Green Bay, but in the end, Valpo couldn't get a pair of chances for the go-ahead basket in the final 20 seconds to fall, as the Phoenix defeated the Crusaders, 51-50.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Poised For Televised Showdown With Phoenix


Crusaders close out three-game road swing on ESPNU Friday night at 8 p.m. at Green Bay. Valpo has won five in a row, is 18-3 overall and receiving votes in the USA Today coaches poll, while the Phoenix own a 16-4 record. The two squads are tied with Cleveland State atop the Horizon League standings.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Win Fifth Straight With Road Victory at YSU


Crusaders improve to 18-3 on the season and move into a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings with a 77-62 win at Youngstown State Tuesday night. Jubril Adekoya scored a career-high 14 points, one of four Valpo players to finish in double figures.


Men's Basketball, Athletics

Valpo Athletics Mourns the Passing of Milt Schoon


Milt Schoon, a member of the Valparaiso Athletics Hall of Fame and a key component of the Crusader men’s basketball program in the mid-1940’s, passed away Sunday at the age of 92.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins the Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, as they look back at a gritty win at Wright State Saturday evening and look ahead to two more challenging road games ahead this week.


Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Continues Road Swing at YSU


The Valparaiso men's basketball team brings a 17-3 overall record to Youngstown State on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders continue their three-game road swing. A win Tuesday night would move Valpo into a tie atop the Horizon League standings.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Pick Up Crucial Road Win at Wright State


Crusaders score nine straight points over a crucial 3:30 stretch late in the second half to push a one-point lead to 10 points en route to a 66-56 win at Wright State Saturday night to improve to 17-3. Vashil Fernandez led Valpo with 14 points and nine rebounds.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Returns to Action Saturday at Wright State


A week's break between games ends for the Valparaiso men's basketball team Saturday evening, as the Crusaders kick off a three-game road stretch at Wright State. Valpo enters the game at 16-3 on the season, the first time since the World's Tallest Team in 1944-45 it has held this good a record this late into the season.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to look back at last week's pair of wins and look ahead to a tough road matchup at Wright State this Saturday night.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Pull Through For Hard-Fought Win Saturday


Alec Peters scores 24 points as Valparaiso pulls out a hard-fought battle against Cleveland State Saturday night at the ARC, 58-56. The Crusaders improve to 16-3 with the win - one of just two programs in the nation with 16 wins.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Closes Out Homestand Saturday Night


Crusaders host Cleveland State Saturday night at the ARC at 7 p.m. on ESPN3. Valpo enters the game as one of just four teams in the nation with 15 wins. The first 300 fans through the door will receive free Valpo winter beanies.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Put Together Complete Game to Down UIC


Crusaders shoot better than 60% from the floor in an 85-56 win over UIC at the ARC Thursday night. Vashil Fernandez led five players in double figures with a career-high 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting.


Men's Basketball

Men Set to Host UIC Thursday


Valparaiso looks to improve to 2-1 in Horizon League play as it hosts UIC Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. The Crusaders have won 11 straight matchups in the series against the Flames.


Men's Basketball

Cornelison to Sing National Anthem at ARC January 8


World-famous national anthem singer Jim Cornelison returns to the ARC for the second straight year, as he will sing The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Crusaders’ men’s basketball game against UIC this Thursday, January 8. Tickets are still available by visiting ValpoAthletics.com/Tickets or calling 1-877-MY-VU-TIX.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew sits down with the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to look back at the first weekend of Horizon League play and look ahead to a pair of home games this week on Thursday and Saturday night.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Athletics

Peters, Franklin Named Athletes of the Month


Alec Peters (men's basketball) and Dani Franklin (women's basketball) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for December.


Men's Basketball

Walker Earns Freshman of the Week Honor


Tevonn Walker earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor from the Horizon League office after averaging 14.0 points per game last week in a trio of games.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Pull Away Late to Take Down Penguins


Crusaders pull down most offensive rebounds in at least 25 seasons and hold Youngstown State to no field goals over the final eight minutes, pulling away late for a 79-64 win over the Penguins in Horizon League action. Keith Carter picked up his first career double-double in the victory.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Look to Bounce Back Sunday Afternoon


Valparaiso looks to bounce back from a loss in its league opener, turning around just 40 hours later to host Youngstown State at the ARC Sunday afternoon. The game with the Penguins kicks off a three-game homestand this week for the Crusaders.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Mount Comeback, Eventually Fall at Oakland


Crusaders rally from 16-point first-half deficit and send game into overtime on a Keith Carter 3-pointer in the final 10 seconds, but Oakland out-scores Valpo 18-4 in overtime for a 89-75 win. Tevonn Walker scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Crusaders.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Open League Play Friday at Oakland


Sporting a 13-2 record, the Valparaiso men's basketball team opens up Horizon League play Friday night at Oakland at 6 p.m. CT. The all-time series has seen 14 of 24 meetings decided by five points or less, including the last seven matchups.


Men's Basketball

Dominating Defense Leads to Win at JMU Monday


Crusaders hold James Madison to lowest field goal percentage, lead by 24 at the half en route to a 79-52 win on the road Monday night. The win sends Valpo, ranked fourth in the most recent Mid-Major top-25 poll, into Horizon League play with a 13-2 record.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Return to Action Monday Night


Valparaiso returns from Christmas to put a four-game winning streak on the line Monday evening at James Madison in the Crusaders’ final non-league game of the regular season. The Crusaders are ranked eighth in the most recent Mid-Major Top 25 poll and received a vote in last week's Associated Press Top 25 poll.


Men's Basketball

Peters Claims League Weekly Honor


Sophomore Alec Peters named Horizon League men's basketball Player of the Week by the league for the second time this year after scoring 52 points in the last three halves of basketball, leading Valpo to a pair of wins.


Men's Basketball

Fernandez Sets New Blocks Mark in Win Over Goshen


Less than 24 hours after tallying six blocks in the Crusaders’ win at IPFW, senior Vashil Fernandez set a new program single-game record with eight blocked shots as Valparaiso rolled to a 82-55 victory over Goshen Sunday afternoon at the ARC. The Crusaders improved to 12-2 on the season with the win.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Claim Tough Road Win at IPFW


Crusaders rally from nine-point halftime deficit behind 23 second-half points from Alec Peters for 75-72 win at IPFW. Keith Carter added 18 points and Vashil Fernandez six blocks in the win. Valpo returns home looking for its 12th win of the year Sunday at 1:35 p.m. at the ARC against Goshen.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Take On IPFW, Goshen This Weekend


Valparaiso looks to enter the Christmas break on a high note, as the Crusaders play games on back-to-back days this weekend. Valpo will travel to IPFW for a Saturday night contest before returning to the ARC Sunday afternoon to take on Goshen.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew joins the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to look back at last weekend's victory over Ball State and look ahead to Saturday's IPFW contest.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Hold Off Ball State For Win Number Ten


Valparaiso rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit and withstood a late Ball State comeback effort in a 65-62 win over their in-state foe at the ARC Saturday night. Alec Peters finished with his second career double-double as the Crusaders hit the ten-win mark - one of a handful of teams in the nation with double figures in the win column.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Welcomes Ball State to ARC Saturday


The Valparaiso men's basketball team closes out a three-game homestand Saturday night when it hosts Ball State at the ARC. The Crusaders are looking to become one of the nation's first teams to reach the ten-win mark this season.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Pick Up Ninth Win of Season Wednesday Night


Valparaiso improved to 9-2 on the season Wednesday night at the ARC, as all ten Crusaders who dressed played at least 14 minutes in Valpo’s 79-54 victory over Trinity International.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Men Look to Bounce Back Against TIU Wednesday


Valparaiso looks to rebound from just its second loss of the season as it continues a three-game homestand Wednesday night at the ARC against Trinity International. The Crusaders had their seven-game winning streak snapped last time out.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew sits down with Todd Ickow on this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Preview to look back at last week's games and look ahead to matchups at home against Trinity International and Ball State this week.


Men's Basketball

Cold-Shooting Crusaders Fall to New Mexico


Valpo suffers through worst shooting night at home in over 14 years, never leads in falling to New Mexico 63-46 Saturday night.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Set to Host New Mexico Saturday


The Crusaders put their seven-game winning streak on the line Saturday as they host perennial Mountain West power New Mexico at the ARC at 7:05 p.m. The game, which can be seen live on ESPN3.com, will feature a halftime performance by the Chicago Bucket Boys.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Win Seventh Straight at EKU Wednesday


13-0 run late in the second half key for the Crusaders as they win at Eastern Kentucky Wednesday night, 72-66 - snapping EKU's 25-game home non-conference winning streak. Alec Peters led the way with 21 points on seven 3-pointers as Valpo improved to 8-1 on the season.


Men's Basketball

Peters Nominated for NABC Good Works Team


Alec Peters is one of 98 nominees from Division I men's basketball for the NABC Good Works Team. Peters, a First Team All-League selection in the preseason this year, was nominated for his efforts in helping his hometown of Washington, Ill. recover from the tornadoes of last November.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by the Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, as the pair discuss Valpo's success last weekend at the Challenge in Music City and the challenges that lie ahead this week against Eastern Kentucky and New Mexico.


Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Looks For Seventh Straight Win at EKU


Crusaders head down to Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. CT in search of a seventh straight win. Each of Valpo's last six wins have come by double figures, a stretch not seen from a Crusader team in nearly a decade.


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Crusaders Claim Tournament Crown With Win Over Portland


Crusaders roll to third win in three days, downing Portland 70-55 on Sunday to win the inaugural Challenge in Music City. Alec Peters earned Tournament MVP accolades and was joined by Darien Walker on the All-Tournament Team.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Explode In Win Over Murray State


Crusaders down Murray State at the Challenge in Music City on Saturday night, 93-58 - Valpo's largest margin of victory against a Division I team since 2002. Alec Peters led the way with 26 points and eight rebounds and Darien Walker added 19 points, setting up a game for the tournament title against Portland at 1 p.m. on Sunday.


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Crusaders Take Down Drake in Nashville Friday Night


Crusaders lead start to finish in opening play at the Challenge in Music City in Nashville with a 66-46 win over Drake Friday night. Darien Walker scored 11 of his game-high 19 points early in the second half during the key run.


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Challenge in Music City Awaits Valpo This Weekend


Crusader men get set to face Drake, Murray State and Portland this weekend at the Challenge in Music City following the Thanksgiving holiday. Valpo is in the midst of a stretch of six consecutive games away from the ARC.


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Peters Claims Player of the Week Honor


Valparaiso sophomore forward Alec Peters has been named Horizon League Player of the Week, both by the league office and by College Sports Madness, after leading the Crusaders to a 3-0 mark last week and setting a new career high with a 31-point effort against Maine.


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Peters Sets New Career High in Win Over Maine


Alec Peters sets a new career high with 31 points, including 22 in the first half as Valpo jumped out to a 25-point halftime lead in a 93-70 victory over Maine Sunday morning at the Central Michigan Tournament. Peters and Vashil Fernandez represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Use Inside Presence to Down UAPB


Crusaders use 11-0 run to start second half to pull away from Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a 59-46 win Friday at the Central Michigan Tournament. Alec Peters led the way with 19 points and seven rebounds, while Keith Carter set a new career high with seven assists.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Travel to Central Michigan Tournament This Weekend


Valpo to face Arkansas-Pine Bluff Friday afternoon and Maine Sunday morning at the Central Michigan Tournament this weekend. Sunday's game (9:45 a.m. ET, 8:45 a.m CT) will be the Crusaders' earliest start since hosting a 7 a.m. game two seasons ago as part of ESPN's Tip-Off Marathon.


Men's Basketball

Balanced Offense Leads Valpo Past IUSB


Led by 17 points from David Skara, six Crusaders scored in double figures Wednesday night in Valpo's 91-55 victory at the ARC over IU South Bend.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow to discuss the first two games of the season, the play of Vashil Fernandez and E. Victor Nickerson and how the team approaches the week ahead with games against IU South Bend, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Maine.


Men's Basketball

Game Day Parking: 2014-15 Men's Basketball


The installation of the Warren Hoger Track around Brown Field and the University’s purchase of the former Porter Hospital property have resulted in some changes and additions to the parking options for men’s basketball fans this season. Read on for more details.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Face IUSB Wednesday Night


Crusaders look for their second straight home victory Wednesday night against IU South Bend. The game is the last chance for fans to catch Valpo at the ARC until December 6.


Men's Basketball

Horizon League Announces Television Partnership with American Sports Network


The Horizon League has reached an agreement with the American Sports Network (ASN) to provide supplemental national television coverage of Horizon League basketball this season. ASN will produce ten Horizon League men's basketball games, including a pair of the Crusaders' league games.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall at Missouri


Valparaiso could not overcome 32.6% shooting on the road at Missouri Sunday evening in Columbia, Mo., as the Tigers downed the Crusaders by a 56-41 final.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Set To Take On Mizzou Sunday


Crusaders look to make it a perfect opening weekend as they play at Missouri Sunday evening at 5 p.m. The game can be seen live nationwide on the SEC Network.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Take Down ETSU in Season Opener


Four Crusaders score in double figures as Valparaiso opens the 2014-15 season with a 90-76 win over East Tennessee State.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Welcome Relvao, Smits to Crusader Family


Crusaders add pair of big men in the early signing period, as Daniel Relvao and Derrik Smits have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Valpo program as freshmen in 2015-16.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Men Ready For Season Opener


The Valparaiso men's basketball team officially lifts the lid on the 2014-15 regular season Friday night at the ARC at 7:30 p.m. against East Tennessee State. The family of former Crusader head coach Gene Bartow will be on hand for a special pre-game ceremony, including ETSU head coach Murry Bartow, Gene's son.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew sits down with Todd Ickow to look ahead as the Crusaders open up the 2014-15 season this weekend with a pair of games - a Friday night home game against East Tennessee State and a Sunday afternoon game at SEC foe Missouri.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Open November with Exhibition Win over Grand Valley State


Alec Peters scores 17 points and Darien Walker adds 16 points, including a key seven-point stretch in the second half, as the Crusaders down Grand Valley State 60-52 Thursday night at the ARC in their lone exhibition game.


Men's Basketball

What You Need to Know: Valpo Men's Basketball


On the eve of the Crusaders’ exhibition game against Grand Valley State, delve into a primer on what to expect on the hardwood from the Valparaiso men’s basketball team this season.


Men's Basketball

Peters Named Preseason First Team Selection; Crusaders Picked Fourth


Sophomore forward Alec Peters has been named a preseason First Team All-Horizon League selection, while the Valparaiso men’s basketball team has been picked to finish fourth in the Horizon League standings in 2014-15.


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Champions in Community: Valpo Men's Basketball at ValPlayso


Check out the attached video, as the Valparaiso men's basketball team took time out from preseason practice Thursday morning to help the Valpo community in its rebuilding of ValPlayso Park.


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Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge Set for October 16


The ValparaiZone and Valpo Men's and Women's Basketball Teams are excited to announce the Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge for students. This event, which will take place Thursday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the ARC, is sure to generate excitement around the upcoming basketball season.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Host Pair of ESPN3 Games, Play On the SEC Network


Dec. 6 game against New Mexico and Jan. 10 game against Cleveland State to be broadcast live exclusively on ESPN3 from the ARC, while the Nov. 16 game at Missouri will be shown on the SEC Network. The trio of games joins the three previously announced broadcasts to give Valpo at least six nationally-broadcast games this season.


Men's Basketball

2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule Preview With Bryce Drew


Hear what Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew has to say about the Crusaders' schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season in this schedule preview video. And fans, you can now download a men's basketball schedule wallpaper for your computer by clicking the link below.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Announce 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Schedule


15 home games at the ARC, including a visit from New Mexico, and three appearances on the ESPN family of networks highlight the 2014-15 Valparaiso men's basketball schedule, as announced today by head coach Bryce Drew. Season tickets are on sale now by contacting the Valpo ticket office at 219-464-5233.


Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Season Tickets on Sale Now


Valparaiso men's basketball season tickets are on sale now for the 2014-15 season, covering 15 home games. Tickets, which start as low as $147.50 for the general public and $110.63 for faculty, staff and recent alumni, can be purchased by contacting the Valpo ticket office at 219-464-5233.


Men's Basketball

Levingston Simon Joins Crusader Men’s Basketball Program


Valparaiso men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew announced today that Chandler Levingston Simon has joined the Crusader program as a walk-on. A Chicago-area product who spent last season at UMKC, he will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out this season due to NCAA transfer regulations.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Announce Addition of Hammink

Shane Hammink comes to Valpo after two seasons at LSU. The 6'7" guard recently made his senior international debut for the Netherlands, adding to his vast experience in international basketball.


Men's Basketball

Champion in Community: Alec Peters

Alec Peters showed his commitment to being a Champion in Community last November with his response following the tornado that struck his hometown of Washington, Illinois.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Help Hope Swings Initiative in Washington

The Valparaiso men’s basketball team took a break from summer workouts on Monday to give back to the community of sophomore Alec Peters, whose hometown of Washington, Ill. was devastated by a massive tornado last November.


Men's Basketball

Three Crusaders Named to NABC Honors Court

The Valparaiso men’s basketball team placed three players on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-2014 Honors Court, as announced by the organization today. The Crusaders’ three players were the most honored from any Horizon League school.


Men's Basketball

Gomes Part of Angola Preliminary Squad for FIBA World Cup

Forward Joaquim Gomes rounds out five former Valparaiso men’s basketball players who have been selected to preliminary rosters in advance of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, as he is among 15 players on Angola’s preliminary squad for the upcoming tournament.


Men's Basketball

Trio of Former Crusaders Head to Finnish National Team Camp

Haanpaa, Huff and Nikkila all among Finland's 20-man preliminary squad in advance of 2014 FIBA World Cup


Men's Basketball

Broekhoff Called Into Boomers Camp

One year after helping lead his native Australia to the silver medal at the World University Games, former Valparaiso basketball standout Ryan Broekhoff has been called into the Australian Boomers' July camp leading up to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.


Men's Basketball

Drew Tosses First Pitch; McClendon Leads M's to Win Saturday

Men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew throws out first pitch prior to Saturday's White Sox-Mariners game; former Crusader baseball player Lloyd McClendon leads Seattle to victory as manager