There are a variety of ways for fans to follow their favorite Valpo Athletics teams, whether at home or on the road.
Live video and audio broadcasts and live statistics are available for many Valpo sporting events. Links for the live coverage can be found in a number of places: icons underneath the event in the schedule bar at the top of the website, on each individual sport's schedule page on the website, and on Valpo Athletics social media outlets the day of the contest.
The Valley on ESPN
The Valley on ESPN is the conference's co-branded digital network with ESPN. Originally branded and launched as The Valley on ESPN3 in August 2015, the league's new digital initiative is available through the redesigned ESPN App and features live-event programming on both ESPN3 and ESPN+ - the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer and International Group and ESPN.
The new, redesigned and re-imagined ESPN App gives fans a premier, all-in-one digital access point for everything ESPN offers -- 1) news, scores, highlights and audio, 2) "TV Everywhere" video and 3) ESPN+.
"TV Everywhere" video offers live and on-demand streaming for pay TV subscribers to ESPN's U.S. linear networks and digital networks, including ESPN3. ESPN+ is the new direct-to-consumer subscription streaming access to thousands of additional live sporting events, original content and shows, and on-demand video library. Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ for just $5.99 a month and cancel at any time.
Valpo events will be split between ESPN3 and ESPN+. For a breakdown of which games are on which platform, visit each individual sport's schedule page on ValpoAthletics.com.
Valpo's broadcast crews for ESPN3 and ESPN+ events feature the following talent:
Football - Todd Ickow and Tom Byrne
Volleyball - Brian Jennings and Renee' Turpa
Women's Soccer - Todd Ickow and Danny Jeftich
Men's Basketball - Todd Ickow and Jamie Stangel
Women's Basketball - Brian Jennings and Renee' Turpa
Baseball - Todd Ickow, Brian Jennings, Thomas Kithier and Sam Michel
Softball - Todd Ickow, Brian Jennings, Jamie Stangel and Kathy Levandoski
All Valpo basketball and football games will continue to be broadcast as well over the airwaves of WVUR (95.1 FM, Valparaiso), with a live audio stream available online as well at http://tunein.com/radio/The-Source-951-s23659/. WVUR talent will handle all home games as well as away games for women's basketball, while Todd Ickow and Brandon Vickrey provide the radio call for road football and men's basketball contests.