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Valpo Football Announces 2011 Schedule
Coach Carlson and the Crusaders will host five games at Brown Field in 2011. (Stacey LaCalamita)
Coach Carlson and the Crusaders will host five games at Brown Field in 2011. (Stacey LaCalamita)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the Crusaders’ 2011 football schedule, which is highlighted by five home games at Brown Field, including the season opener on Sept. 3.

The Brown and Gold will kick off the year under the lights against Franklin, the first of three non-conference games at the beginning of the schedule.

“It will be exciting to play Franklin under the lights in the opener,” Carlson said.  “They were a NCAA playoff qualifier in 2010.”

Valpo then takes to the road for the final two non-conference tilts, beginning Sept. 10 at Youngstown State.  One week later the Crusaders head to Pittsburgh, Pa. to take on Duquesne.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of playing Youngstown State and Duquesne,” Carlson added.  “It is important for us to play a challenging non-conference schedule and increase the number of FCS teams on the slate.”

After a bye week, the Crusaders will open Pioneer Football League play on Oct. 1 for Homecoming when Morehead State visits Brown Field.  That is the first of two straight home games as San Diego comes to town one week later.

Two straight weeks on the road will see Valpo head to Butler and Drake before returning on Oct. 29 to host Dayton.  As the Crusaders begin November, a trip to Marist opens the month before the home finale on Senior Day, Nov. 12, against Campbell.  The 2011 season will then come to a close one week later with a trip to Davidson.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler