Valparaiso University had three football players named to Don Hansen's Football Gazette NCAA 1-AA Mid-Major All-America Team, including one earning First Team honors when the honors were announced on Wednesday.
Valparaiso University quarterback Ryan Doerffler (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia H.S.) was named to the Pioneer Football League's All-Academic First Team and teammates Matt Hoffmann (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) and Andrew McCawley (Omaha, Neb./Creighton Prep H.S.) earned Second Team honors the league announced on Thursday.
Valparaiso University's Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week after surpassing Valpo's single season rushing record on Saturday against Drake.
Despite record-setting days from Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) and Andrew McCawley (Omaha, Neb./Creighton Prep), Valparaiso could not overcome Drake's offensive attack, as the Crusaders fell 49-24 to the Bulldogs on a mild, overcast Saturday afternoon in the home finale at Brown Field.
Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) carried a school record 41 times for 212 yards and scored three times helping to lead Valparaiso to a 34-21 victory over Butler, spoiling the Bulldogs' Homecoming on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.
Valparaiso University's Mike Jones (Lake Zurich, Ill./Lake Zurich H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week for his effort on Saturday in the Crusaders' loss against Saint Joseph's (Ind.).
Valparaiso scored 21 fourth quarter points but it was not enough to overcome a 32-0 halftime lead by Saint Joseph's (Ind.) as the Crusaders dropped their annual Homecoming game 34-21 on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.
Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) rushed for a school-record 229 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Valparaiso defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 17-3 on Saturday evening at Warrior Field in Wauwatosa, Wis. to give head coach Stacy Adams a victory in his first game as Crusader head coach.
Valparaiso University's football team has been predicted to finish in a tie for fourth place in the Pioneer Football League's North Division this season in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
The Valpo Sports Radio Network will cover all of Northwest Indiana for both Valparaiso University football and men's basketball beginning with the football season opener on September 3 at Wisconsin Lutheran.
Valparaiso University senior Wesley Kosko (Emporia, Kan./Emporia H.S.) was elected president of the Mid-Continent Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during its summer meeting earlier this month.
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced the appointment of Stacy Adams as head football coach, effective immediately. Adams, who has served as an assistant football coach at Valpo for the last 14 seasons, succeeds Tom Horne, who resigned Monday for personal reasons after 16 seasons.
Tom Horne, who has served as Valparaiso University's head football coach since 1989, has announced his resignation for personal reasons, effective immediately. The University has begun the search process for a successor.
Radio One Communications and Valparaiso University have announced a partnership to air all Crusader men's basketball and football games during the 2005-06 year. WAKE-AM, a member of the Radio One Communications' cluster of radio stations, will serve as the commercial flagship station for VU men's basketball and football during the 2005?2006 season.
Valparaiso University head football coach Tom Horne has announced the addition of a school-record 65 recruits for the 2005 season. The class is comprised of 64 freshmen and one junior college transfer.