Former football standout and Valparaiso Hall of Fame member Garry Puetz ('72) has once again graced the National Football Foundation's (NFF) ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
The Valparaiso University football program has rounded out its 2017 recruiting class with the addition of 16 players, bringing the total number of incoming players to 48.
Valparaiso University football coach Dave Cecchini has announced the addition of Matt Ford to the team’s coaching staff for the 2017 season. Ford has assumed the role of tight ends coach for the Crusaders.
Tristan De La Rosa doesn’t live the average college life, but Tristan is no average college student. Being a successful nursing major and a successful football player have one commonality – they both require countless hours and tireless work. At Valpo, though, there’s a second common thread that connects these two very different groups. That’s Tristan, who pulls off the rare juggling act of majoring in nursing while competing in Division I football.
The Valparaiso University football team held its annual Spring Game on Saturday at Brown Field. This year’s format divided the game into three contests pitting the offense against the defense. Special teams segments were held between each section of the offense vs. defense scrimmage.
For the first time since the 2016 season came to an end, the Valparaiso University football team will take the field with a game day atmosphere at Brown Field on Saturday. The annual Valpo football Spring Game begins at 11 a.m. The Crusaders will use a modified scoring system again this season with a format that pits the offense against the defense. New this year, the event will be divided into three contests.
Just moments after the final whistle of the 2016 season cut the air, the excitement for the 2017 Valparaiso University football team began to build. The Crusaders, who will bring back the bulk of their key players on both offense and defense, are poised to take the next step after finishing with their highest Pioneer Football League win total since 2003 and equaling their highest overall win total since 2007.
The Valparaiso University football program has announced that the NCAA has granted defensive back J.J. Nunes an additional season of athletic eligibility. Nunes plans to return to the Crusaders for the 2017 season.
The Valparaiso University football team has unveiled its 2017 schedule. The Crusaders will open the season with a trip to Montana on Sept. 2, before welcoming Duquesne for the home opener on Sept. 9.
The Valparaiso University football program welcomed its newest crop of recruits during Wednesday’s National Signing Day as 32 current high school seniors signed Letters of Agreement to play for the Crusaders. Valpo is still in the process of rounding out the recruiting class, which is expected to feature approximately 40 players.
The Pioneer Football League announced its Academic Honor Roll on Monday afternoon and Valparaiso claimed 41 players on the annual list. The PFL as a whole recognized 576 student-athletes from its 11 member institutions.
Valparaiso University football players Brian Lang (Chicago, Ill. / Marist), Jarrett Morgan (Cooper City, Fla. / Cooper City) and Jake Simpson (Wyandotte, Mich. / Roosevelt) received recognition from the Pioneer Football League for their accomplishments both in the classroom and on the playing field on Wednesday.
Valparaiso University freshman Bailey Gessinger (Goshen, Ind. / Northwood) finished his rookie football campaign with postseason honors on Tuesday. Gessinger was named to the all Pioneer Football League second-team, based on selections made by the league’s coaches. In addition, six Crusaders earned all-PFL honorable mention.
Valparaiso University football coach Dave Cecchini sits down with Todd Ickow to look back at Saturday's win over Jacksonville and reflect on the 2016 season.
The Valparaiso University football team finished a year of improvement with the largest improvement yet on Senior Day at Brown Field on Saturday. The Crusaders sprinted out to a 28-3 lead after one quarter and held on for a 42-39 victory over Jacksonville. The victory marked a significant step forward for the Crusaders, who lost to the Dolphins by 45 points last season. Valpo finished the year with its highest league win total since 2003.
Special teams takes center stage on this edition of Valpo All-Access, as Parker Gatewood is joined by Crusader football players Alex Ng - the team's punter and holder - and Johanathan Coyne - Valpo's long snapper.
The Valparaiso University football team rounds out its 2016 campaign on Saturday at Brown Field. The Crusaders have an opportunity to secure their highest PFL win total since 2003 with a victory this week.
Head coach Dave Cecchini joins Todd Ickow to get you ready for the season finale on Saturday against Jacksonville.
The Valparaiso University football team racked up 351 yards of total offense and ran for 182 yards, but Dayton quarterback Alex Jeske accounted for four touchdowns to help the Flyers to a 37-21 win over the Crusaders on Saturday at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.
The Valparaiso University football team hits the road for the final time this season. The Crusaders head to Dayton for a showdown with the Flyers.
Head coach Dave Cecchini sits down with play-by-play broadcaster Todd Ickow to preview this week's trip to Dayton.
The Valparaiso University football team fell to rival Butler 23-12 on Saturday at Brown Field. The Bulldogs assured they would retain control of the Hoosier Helmet by racking up 446 yards of total offense.
The Hoosier Helmet is back up for grabs this week as the Valparaiso University football team renews its rivalry with in-state foe Butler on Saturday at Brown Field. For the first time since 2003, Valpo enters the matchup with a better league record than Butler.
Valparaiso University football coach Dave Cecchini joins play-by-play broadcaster Todd Ickow for a preview of this week's showdown with rival Butler.
The Valparaiso University football team visited San Diego on Saturday for a matchup with the top team in the Pioneer Football League, and the Toreros showed why they’re unblemished in league play with a 49-10 victory over the Crusaders. The win extended San Diego’s streak to 26 straight home PFL victories spanning six seasons.
The Valparaiso University football team heads west this week to face off with the first-place San Diego Toreros. The Crusaders are coming off a 21-18 road win over Stetson a week ago. Valpo’s defense forced four turnovers and the Hatters missed three field goals.
Valparaiso University football coach Dave Cecchini sits down with Todd Ickow to talk about Saturday's win at Stetson and look ahead to this week's meeting with first-place San Diego.
The Valparaiso University football team fended off a talented Stetson squad on Saturday afternoon in DeLand, Fla., pulling out an improbable 21-18 victory over the Hatters. The Crusaders had come close to notching signature upset victories on multiple occasions since Dave Cecchini took over as head coach, but this time they were able to hold on and seal the deal.
The Valparaiso University football team travels to Stetson this week for a Saturday showdown with the Hatters. The Crusaders will look to get back on track after back-to-back competitive losses to Morehead State and Drake.
Valparaiso University football coach Dave Cecchini joins play-by-play broadcaster Todd Ickow to look back at Saturday's game against Drake and preview this week's matchup with Stetson.
The Valparaiso University football team suffered its first home loss of the year on Saturday, falling to Drake 35-21. Joey Diaz-Martinez (Miramar, Fla. / Miramar) had the first interception return for a touchdown of his college career, while Frank Catrine (Springboro, Ohio / Bishop Fenwick) enjoyed his most prosperous receiving performance of the season.
After notching victories in each of the first two home games of the season, the Valparaiso University football team will attempt to please the Brown Field fans again when it hosts Drake on Saturday.
Valparaiso University football coach Dave Cecchini joins play-by-play broadcaster Todd Ickow to look back at Saturday's game against Morehead State and preview this week's matchup with Drake.
The Valparaiso University football team was on the verge of its third straight victory on Saturday, but Morehead State scored a go-ahead touchdown with 22 seconds remaining to secure a 29-26 victory over the Crusaders.
Coming off of back-to-back victories, the Valparaiso University football team returns to the road this Saturday as the Crusaders continue PFL play at Morehead State. Valpo is looking to start 2-0 in the PFL for the first time since the 2003 championship season.
Valparaiso University football head coach Dave Cecchini and the Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, sit down for this week's edition of Valpo Football Preview to look back at Saturday's exciting Homecoming game win over Davidson and look ahead to this Saturday's matchup at Morehead State.
The Valparaiso University football team defeated Davidson 24-20 in Saturday’s Homecoming game at Brown Field. Freshman Cody Boxrucker (West Chester, Ohio / Badin) ran for two touchdowns on five carries, while sophomore Drew Snouffer (Columbus, Ohio / Upper Arlington) totaled 11 tackles to pace the defense.
The Valparaiso University football team welcomes Davidson to town this Saturday afternoon for the annual Homecoming game. Coming off of a victory last Saturday over Trinity International, the Crusaders will be looking to start off PFL play with a win.
Coming off of last Saturday's win over Trinity International, Valparaiso University football head coach Dave Cecchini joins the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, for this week's edition of Valpo Football Preview. Cecchini and Ickow look back at some of the strong performances from Saturday's win over the Trojans and look ahead to this week's PFL opener on Homecoming Saturday versus Davidson.
Valparaiso University freshman quarterback Jimmy Seewald (Livonia, Mich./Divine Child) has been selected as the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week today following his record-tying performance in the Crusaders’ win over Trinity International on Saturday.
Freshman quarterback Jimmy Seewald (Livonia, Mich. / Divine Child) made his first career start a memorable one, matching a program record with five touchdown passes in the Valparaiso University football team’s 49-24 victory over Trinity International on Saturday at Brown Field. The Crusaders racked up 527 yards of total offense in the win over the Trojans.
The Valparaiso University football team takes on its final non-league opponent of the season Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders open the home slate at 1 p.m. versus Trinity International.
As the Crusaders come home to Brown Field for the first time this season, head coach Dave Cecchini joins Todd Ickow on this week's edition of Valpo Football preview to look back at last Saturday's game at Sacred Heart and look ahead to this week's matchup with Trinity International.
The Valparaiso University football team kept it close early for the second straight week, but 28 second-quarter points helped Sacred Heart pull away for a 42-14 victory over the Crusaders in Fairfield, Conn. on Saturday.
The Valparaiso University football team continues its early-season schedule this Saturday as it travels to Sacred Heart to take on the Pioneers at noon CT. The game is the second of three non-league contests the Crusaders will play before starting the PFL slate.
Valparaiso University football head coach Dave Cecchini sat down with the Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, for this week's edition of Valpo Football Preview. The duo looked back at last Saturday's season opener and some noteworthy performances by Crusader players in that contest, and then look ahead to this week's game at Sacred Heart.
The Valparaiso University football team saw two players earn weekly honors from the Pioneer Football League office following the opening weekend of play, as junior Kellan Hughes (Cicero, Ind./Hamilton Heights) was tabbed the PFL Defensive Player of the Week and junior Jake Simpson (Wyandotte, Mich./Roosevelt) was named the PFL co-Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Valparaiso University defense played what head coach Dave Cecchini called the best half he’s seen from the unit in his time with the Crusaders in the first half Saturday at #8/10 Illinois State, but a number of turnovers gave the Redbirds short fields which they converted on, and Valpo went on to fall by a 50-13 final in the 2016 season opener.
The 2016 football season kicks off for Valparaiso University this Saturday evening, as the Crusaders head to Normal, Ill. to take on Illinois State. Valpo opens its 96th season of intercollegiate football against a Redbirds team which enters the game ranked among the top-10 teams in the nation in multiple FCS polls.
Valparaiso University football head coach Dave Cecchini sat down Tuesday with the Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, for this season's first edition of Valpo Football Preview. The two discussed some of the key areas for this year's team as the Crusaders approach their season opener this Saturday evening at Illinois State.
Go inside a practice with head coach Dave Cecchini on this edition of Mic'd Up With Valpo Football.
Go inside a session of weights with defensive line/strength and conditioning coach Tony Rouse in this edition of Mic'd Up With Valpo Football.
Valparaiso University sophomore Griffin Norberg (Sunrise, Fla./Western) has been named to the Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Team, as announced by the PFL today.