Macchi Signs To Play For The Bergamo Lions In Italy

David Macchi, Valpo's all-time leader in total offense and passing yards, has signed a professional contract to play quarterback for the Bergamo Lions in Italy. Macchi, who established 11 school records, helped the Crusaders capture the Pioneer Football League Championship in 2003.

Valparaiso University Names Rettew Defensive Coordinator

Valparaiso University head football coach Tom Horne announced the appointment of Stan Rettew as defensive coordinator.

Valpo's Marshall Selected PFL Defensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Bill Marshall was selected as the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Crusaders' 33-0 season finale victory over Aurora.

Valpo Hosts Aurora In Season Finale Saturday On Senior Day

On Saturday, Valpo will entertain Aurora at 12:30 p.m. in the season finale. Crusader players, coaches and fans will say goodbye to 17 seniors who will be playing their final collegiate game.

Daniels, Knutson Selected To Academic All-District V Team

Valparaiso University football players Chris Daniels and Kevin Knutson were selected to the CoSida Academic All-District V University Division Team by the district's sports information directors.

Valpo Defeats Butler; Horton Rushes For 211 Yards, 2 Touchdowns

Jeff Horton rushed for a career-high 211 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan Doerffler passed for two scores as Valpo defeated Butler 31-26.

Valpo Hosts Butler Saturday On Parents' Day

On Saturday, the annual rivalry game at 1 p.m. between Valpo and Butler at Valpo's Brown Field carries an extra incentive. The winner of the Parents' Day contest will earn its first Pioneer Football League victory of the season in the final conference game of the 2004 campaign.

Drake Defeats Valpo In Crusaders' Final Road Game

Connor Jostes threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another to lead Drake to a 37-10 Pioneer Football League victory over Valpo. The Crusaders scored their touchdown on a 5-yard run by Joe Milazzo in the fourth quarter. Andrew McCawley added a 47-yard field goal in the final period.

Valpo Plays Final Regular Season Road Game At Drake

Valpo is looking for its first win of the Pioneer Football League season when it travels to Des Moines, Iowa to oppose first-place Drake. The contest is the final road game of the regular season.

San Diego Defeats Valpo in California

Todd Mortensen passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another as San Diego defeated Valpo 49-14. Valpo (3-5, 0-2 PFL) scored its touchdowns on a 4-yard pass from Dustin Shamburg to Kenny Keil and on a 5-yard run by Jeff Horton.

Valpo Travels To San Diego For PFL Tilt

Valpo will head to the west coast to play San Diego on Saturday beginning at 3:30 p.m. CT (1:30 p.m. PT).

Dayton Uses Strong First Half To Defeat Valpo

Marques Warner and Ryan Wrobleski rushed for two touchdowns each to lead Dayton past Valpo 38-7 on Homecoming. Rob Giancola scored the Crusaders' touchdown - a 16-yard pass from Ryan Doerffler - and needs five points to become the school's all-time leading scorer.

Valpo Opens PFL North Schedule Against Dayton On Homecoming

Valpo (3-3, 0-0 PFL North) opens Pioneer Football League North Division action on Saturday by hosting Dayton (4-1, 0-0 PFL North) on Homecoming beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Valpo's Fourth-Quarter Comeback Falls Short At Morehead State

Morehead State scored 23 points off turnovers as the Eagles defeated Valpo 29-23. Valpo scored 16 fourth-quarter points to pull within six with over three minutes left. The Crusaders (3-3) scored their touchdowns on a 2-yard pass from Dustin Shamburg to Matt Van Daele, a 2-yard pass from Ryan Doerffler to Jeff Horton, and a 13-yard pass from Doerffler to Kevin Knutson.

Valpo Travels To Morehead State In Rematch Of PFL Title Game

Memories of last year's Pioneer Football League title game will be present when Valpo (3-2) travels to play at Morehead State (1-3) on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET (noon CT).

Valpo Wins Wild Scoring Affair Against Jacksonville

Jeff Horton rushed for a career-high 125 yards and one touchdown and Dustin Shamburg tossed two touchdown passes to Kevin Knutson as Valpo (3-2) defeated Jacksonville 54-38.

Valpo Looks To Rebound At Home Against Jacksonville Saturday

On Saturday, Valpo looks to get back into the win column when it hosts Jacksonville at noon.

Blahowicz Named PFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Valparaiso University punter Joe Blahowicz was selected as the Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week.

Valpo Falls To Saint Francis (PA) In Heartbreaker

Anthony Doria completed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Luke Palko with two seconds left in the fourth quarter as Saint Francis (PA) defeated Valpo 17-13. Kevin Knutson caught a 61-yard touchdown pass from Joe Milazzo and Saladine Washington ran for a 1-yard score for Valpo (2-2).

Valpo Takes Two-Game Win Streak On The Road vs. Saint Francis (PA)

Following two straight victories at home, Valpo (2-1) travels to play Saint Francis (PA) on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET (noon CT). The Crusaders are coming off a 24-14 win over Austin Peay last Saturday.

Valpo Defeats Austin Peay For Second Straight Win

Joe Milazzo rushed for one touchdown and passed for another as Valpo (2-1) used a 10-point third quarter to defeat Austin Peay 24-14.

Valpo Entertains Austin Peay Saturday After Last Week's Shutout

Valpo (1-1) will play its second consecutive home game on Saturday against Austin Peay (0-1) beginning at noon.

Valpo's Sturman Named PFL Defensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Brandon Sturman was selected as the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Crusaders' 41-0 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday.

Valpo Hosts Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday In Home Opener

The Crusaders begin a six-game home slate on Saturday by hosting Wisconsin Lutheran at 1 p.m.

Valpo Falls To North Dakota State In Season Opener

Kyle Steffes rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries as North Dakota State defeated Valpo 52-0 in the season opener.

Valpo Opens 84th Season Saturday At North Dakota State

After a storybook 2003 Pioneer Football League Championship season, the Valparaiso University football team plays its season opener on Saturday at North Dakota State in Fargo. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at NDSU's Fargodome.

Valpo's Football Game Sept. 4 Against Wisconsin Lutheran Switched To Home Game

Valparaiso University football will host Wisconsin Lutheran on Sept. 4 beginning at 1 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Wisconsin Lutheran's stadium in Milwaukee, but the new facility will not be completed by the date of the contest.