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May 05, 2006
Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams has announced the addition of 38 individuals will join the Crusader football program in the fall as members of the 2006 recruiting class.
April 25, 2006
Valparaiso University will be holding its spring football game on Saturday morning beginning at 11 a.m. at Brown Field.
March 28, 2006
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Crusader head football coach Stacy Adams has received a four-year contract extension through the 2009 season.
March 08, 2006
Valparaiso University will be holding a 7-on-7 Passing Competition on June 24 and a Youth Day Camp from July 17-19 of this coming summer the football program has announced.
March 01, 2006
Twelve members of Valparaiso University's football team will help participate in ?Read for Fun Day" at Central Elementary School in Valparaiso on Thursday.
January 06, 2006
Valparaiso University head football coach Stacy Adams has announced that Sam Bernardi will be returning to the Crusader sidelines as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator.
December 14, 2005
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.
December 06, 2005
Valparaiso University head football coach Stacy Adams has announced that Chip Taylor is returning to the Crusader football program as the special team coordinator and secondary coach.
November 17, 2005
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.
November 16, 2005
Valparaiso had five players named to the All-Pioneer Football League North Division First Team and three more earn Honorable Mention honors as the conference announced its annual awards on Wednesday.
November 14, 2005
Valparaiso University's Joe Blahowicz (Buffalo, N.Y./Alden H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League co-Player of the Week for his efforts in Saturday's victory at Aurora.
November 12, 2005
Valparaiso jumped out to a 13-0 lead and held on late for a 13-7 victory over Aurora on Saturday afternoon in Aurora, Ill. as the Crusaders snapped a three-game losing streak.
November 08, 2005
The 2005 football season comes to a close for Valparaiso University on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Aurora looking to snap a two-game losing skid.
November 06, 2005
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.
November 05, 2005
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.
November 03, 2005
The 2005 home schedule will come to a close on Saturday for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold entertains Drake on Senior Day.
October 29, 2005
Josh Johnson was 20-of-26 for 345 yards and seven touchdowns in the first half as visiting San Diego posted a 63-21 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.
October 25, 2005
For just the second time in the last five weeks, Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host San Diego.
October 22, 2005
Maat Mong rushed for three touchdowns and Dayton returned both a fumble and punt for a touchdown as the Flyers defeated Valparaiso 52-7 on Saturday afternoon at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
October 17, 2005
Fresh off of a 34-21 victory over Butler last weekend, Valparaiso will look for its second straight victory on Saturday as the Crusaders face PFL North Division foe Dayton on the road.
October 15, 2005
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.
October 12, 2005
Valparaiso begins the Pioneer Football League North Division portion of the schedule on Saturday as the Crusaders travel to Indianapolis to battle longtime state rival Butler.
October 09, 2005
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.).
October 08, 2005
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.
October 05, 2005
Valparaiso looks to get back to playing winning football on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Saint Joseph's (Ind.) for the annual Homecoming Game.
October 01, 2005
Valparaiso scored first, but Austin Peay rallied behind 184 yards rushing by Chris Fletcher to defeat the Crusaders 30-20 on Saturday afternoon on a warm, 85-degree sunny day in Clarksville, Tenn.
September 28, 2005
After playing back-to-back games at Brown Field, Valparaiso takes to the road on Saturday afternoon to face Austin Peay.
September 24, 2005
Two late scoring passes were not enough for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders fell 48-17 to Davidson at Brown Field.
September 21, 2005
Valparaiso looks to bounce back from back-to-back losses on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Davidson in a PFL inter-division game at Brown Field.
September 17, 2005
Morehead State rushed for 363 yards on 59 carries Saturday afternoon on the way to spoiling Valparaiso's home opener as the Eagles defeated the Crusaders 48-7 at Brown Field.
September 14, 2005
For the first time this season, Valparaiso will be able to play at the familiar surroundings of Brown Field on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Morehead State.
September 10, 2005
Valparaiso had its hands full and then some on Saturday evening as the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State defeated the Crusaders 69-6 before 7,634 fans at Coughlin Alumni Stadium in Brookings, S.D.
September 07, 2005
Valparaiso looks to go to 2-0 for the first time since 2000 on Saturday evening as the Crusaders travel to South Dakota State.
September 03, 2005
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.
August 31, 2005
Valparaiso begins its 85th season of collegiate football on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold travel to Milwaukee, Wis. to battle Wisconsin Lutheran.
August 30, 2005
Change is the keyword in the search engine for the Valpo football program in 2005.
August 29, 2005
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.
August 26, 2005
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.
August 23, 2005
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.
August 15, 2005
Valparaiso University football coach Stacy Adams has announced the additions of Jerry Vance and Josh Wissing to his staff for this upcoming season.
July 27, 2005
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.
July 25, 2005
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.
July 22, 2005
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.
May 12, 2005
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.
April 05, 2005
The Valparaiso University football team is conducting its spring practice schedule at Brown Field.
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo