Valparaiso University football coach Dave Cecchini has announced the addition of Matt Ford to the team’s coaching staff for the 2017 season. Ford has assumed the role of tight ends coach for the Crusaders.
Tristan De La Rosa doesn’t live the average college life, but Tristan is no average college student. Being a successful nursing major and a successful football player have one commonality – they both require countless hours and tireless work. At Valpo, though, there’s a second common thread that connects these two very different groups. That’s Tristan, who pulls off the rare juggling act of majoring in nursing while competing in Division I football.
The Valparaiso University football team held its annual Spring Game on Saturday at Brown Field. This year’s format divided the game into three contests pitting the offense against the defense. Special teams segments were held between each section of the offense vs. defense scrimmage.
For the first time since the 2016 season came to an end, the Valparaiso University football team will take the field with a game day atmosphere at Brown Field on Saturday. The annual Valpo football Spring Game begins at 11 a.m. The Crusaders will use a modified scoring system again this season with a format that pits the offense against the defense. New this year, the event will be divided into three contests.
Just moments after the final whistle of the 2016 season cut the air, the excitement for the 2017 Valparaiso University football team began to build. The Crusaders, who will bring back the bulk of their key players on both offense and defense, are poised to take the next step after finishing with their highest Pioneer Football League win total since 2003 and equaling their highest overall win total since 2007.
The Valparaiso University football program has announced that the NCAA has granted defensive back J.J. Nunes an additional season of athletic eligibility. Nunes plans to return to the Crusaders for the 2017 season.
The Valparaiso University football program welcomed its newest crop of recruits during Wednesday’s National Signing Day as 32 current high school seniors signed Letters of Agreement to play for the Crusaders. Valpo is still in the process of rounding out the recruiting class, which is expected to feature approximately 40 players.
The Pioneer Football League announced its Academic Honor Roll on Monday afternoon and Valparaiso claimed 41 players on the annual list. The PFL as a whole recognized 576 student-athletes from its 11 member institutions.