Valparaiso will play six home games for the first time since 2004 and open the season under the lights on a Thursday night as Crusader head coach Stacy Adams announced the Brown and Gold’s 2008 football schedule.
Valparaiso wrapped up the 2007 season with a 5-6 record overall and a 2-5 mark in Pioneer Football League play. With five victories, the Crusaders matched their highest win total since the 2003 campaign.
Valparaiso University had seven players selected to the All-Pioneer Football League Teams as the league announced its annual year-end awards today.Ryan Kozey (Waterford, Wis./Union H.S.) earned First Team All-PFL accolades while Andrew Mack (Chicago, Ill./De La Salle H.S.) and Ryan Koepke (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) each earned Second Team accolades.Kyle Himmelwright (Coplay, Pa./Whitehall H.S.), Steve Ogden (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.), John Popper (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman H.S.), and Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S. [Sweden]) were all Honorable Mention picks.
Valparaiso University had three football players named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team as voted upon by CoSIDA.Matt Watkins (Mason, Ohio/Mason H.S.), Ryan Koepke (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.), and Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Ojanskolan [Sweden] H.S.) all earned the accolades for the Crusaders.
Valparaiso wraps up the 2007 season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Davidson, N.C. to battle Davidson College, looking to finish the season over .500 for the first time since 2003. Valpo can finish as high as fourth place in the PFL standings with a victory coupled with a Drake loss to Dayton.
Mozelle McHenry (Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park H.S.) scored from two yards out with 1:45 remaining as Valparaiso rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat Jacksonville 29-27 on Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville, Fla.
Valparaiso heads to the Sunshine State on Saturday as the Crusaders begin their season-ending road trip at Jacksonville. Valpo is trying to snap a two-game losing skid while looking to move back to the .500 mark.
Steve Ogden (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) had two touchdown receptions and more than 200 yards worth of catches for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, but it was not enough as Mason Webb kicked a 24-yard field goal with 1:40 left to lift Morehead State to a 16-14 victory over the Crusaders at Brown Field.
Valparaiso is set to wrap up the home portion of the 2007 football season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Morehead State on Senior Day. Valpo is looking to finish the season over .500 at home as well as move above the .500 mark on the season.
Following a victory in the Battle for the Hoosier Helmet last weekend, Valparaiso returns to Brown Field again this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Dayton. Valpo is looking to move up in the Pioneer Football League standings while the Flyers are looking to keep pace in the race for the top spot in the league.
Steve Ogden (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) had 13 catches for 196 yards, including three touchdowns and Valparaiso rallied from a 14-point fourth quarter deficit with 28 points in the final 15 minutes as the Crusaders brought the Hoosier Helmet back to Valparaiso with a 42-37 victory over Butler on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.
The Battle for the Hoosier Helmet will take place Saturday at Brown Field as Valparaiso entertains Butler with both schools looking for their first Pioneer Football League victory of the season. The Crusaders are looking to move back above the .500 mark for the season as well.
Valparaiso returns to Brown Field for the first time in over a month on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain San Diego in the annual Homecoming game. Valpo will play its next four games at home throughout the month of October.
For the second time in three weeks a Valparaiso University defender has been named to the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week.Sean Dillon (Oak Lawn, Ill./Mount Carmel H.S.) earned the honor this week for his play Saturday at Drake.
Drake scored touchdowns on its first two possessions Saturday afternoon against Valparaiso and went on to down the Crusaders at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, 48-20. The game marked the start of the 2007 Pioneer Football League slate for both teams.
Valparaiso wraps up its four-game road trip on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Des Moines, Iowa to battle Drake in the Pioneer Football League opener for both schools. The Crusaders have won two straight and four of its last five contests dating back to the end of the 2006 season.
After begin shutout over the first half, Valparaiso rallied in the final 30 minutes to record a 21-13 victory over Marian (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind. as the Crusaders improved to 3-1 on the season.
After starting the season with a 2-1 record for the third time in four years, Valparaiso looks to continue its winning ways with game three of its current four-game road trip on Saturday as the Crusaders head to Indianapolis, Ind. to battle Marian (Ind.).
Valparaiso University’s Kyle Himmelwright (Coplay, Pa./Whitehall H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Defensive Player of the Week after helping lead the Crusaders to a 38-24 victory at Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon.
Valparaiso led through three quarters on Saturday afternoon in Deerfield, Ill. but Trinity International scored a touchdown early in the fourth and made several defensive stands as the Trojans defeated the Crusaders 17-13.
After winning the season opener, Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time in 2007 on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Deerfield, Ill. to face Trinity International. Valpo has won its last two games dating back to the finale last year.
Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) and Warren Arnold(Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein H.S.) combined to rush for 339 yards and four touchdowns as Valparaiso opened the 2007 season with a 28-21 victory over Saint Francis (Ill.) at Brown Field on Saturday afternoon.
The 87th season of Valparaiso University football kicks off on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold hosts Saint Francis (Ill.) in the season opener at Brown Field. This marks the first time since the 2002 season that the Crusaders will open the new year at home.