A strong first half wasn’t enough for the Valparaiso University football team on Saturday afternoon in DeLand, Fla. as host Stetson rounded out its turnaround season by scoring 21 unanswered points to start the third quarter in an eventual 45-31 victory. This marked the final game of the season and the last day of the careers of a memorable group of Valpo seniors.
Chris Duncan, Jamari Booker, Bailey Gessinger and the offensive line were among the players highlighted in this edition of Valpo Football Weekly as Dave Cecchini & Todd Ickow recap a win over Jacksonville & preview the season finale at Stetson.
It’s one day, one game and one more time for the Valparaiso University football team. The season ends after Saturday’s visit to Stetson, which represents the last time this group will be together and the final time a number of Valpo players will ever play competitive football. It’s not about what this one means in the standings or in the record book, but instead about what this means to these players as they attempt to add one more victory to the foundation, tradition and legacy that they will leave behind.
The seniors on the Valparaiso University football team made sure their final home game will elicit positive memories for years to come with Saturday’s 48-30 Senior Day victory over Jacksonville at Brown Field. The contributions from members of the senior class were numerous on a day where Valpo led from start to finish in a game that was never in doubt.
Valpo football coach Dave Cecchini talked about the importance of sending the seniors out on a high note, among other topics, in this week's interview with Todd Ickow.
This week is all about the seniors for the Valparaiso University football team as the program attempts to send a class that was instrumental in Valpo’s successful 2017 season out on a high note. It’s Senior Day at Brown Field and the 2018 home finale as the Brown & Gold welcome Jacksonville to town for a noon kickoff.
The Valparaiso University football team overcame a rocky end to the first half with a second-half comeback effort for the third consecutive week, but Marist pulled out a 35-24 victory on Saturday in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Valpo incurred another close defeat, coming up just shy against a team that is tied for second in the Pioneer Football League standings and has only one league loss.
Head coach Dave Cecchini joins Todd Ickow to look back at Saturday's game against Drake and preview the upcoming trip to Marist.
The Valparaiso University football team will attempt to get back in the win column with a long trip to Poughkeepsie to take on Pioneer Football League title contender Marist on Saturday. The Red Foxes enter this week locked in a three-way tie for second in the PFL standings and just one game behind league-leading San Diego.
Playing with a shorthanded team due to a rash of injuries, the Valparaiso University football team fell 42-25 to an experienced, talented Drake team on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field. A pair of quick scores in the fourth quarter helped Valpo reduce a 25-point deficit to 10, but the Bulldogs nailed down the victory.
On this week's edition, head coach Dave Cecchini chatted with broadcaster Todd Ickow to recap last week's game at Morehead State and look ahead to this week's matchup with Drake.
The Valparaiso University football team will return to its home field this week as the Drake Bulldogs come to town for a Pioneer Football League showdown. Valpo had a five-game home PFL winning streak snapped in this year’s PFL opener against Davidson, but started a new home streak in the most recent home game against rival Butler. A win on Saturday would move Valpo to within one victory of securing a winning home record for the third straight season.
Facing a 17-point deficit with 10 minutes to play, the Valparaiso University football team knew it had a tall mountain to climb on Saturday at Morehead State. Valpo nearly climbed that mountain, cutting the deficit down to seven and had the ball with 1:15 remaining, but the effort came up just short as the Eagles made a game-sealing interception in the final minute of a 31-24 win.
The Valparaiso University football team will look to make it back-to-back wins this week as the team hits the road to face off with Morehead State. A victory would also give Valpo consecutive head-to-head wins for the first time in an all-time series that dates back to 1996. It’s homecoming weekend for the host Eagles – an event Valpo certainly wouldn’t mind spoiling with a victory.
Head coach Dave Cecchini and Todd Ickow talk about the Hoosier Helmet win over Butler and look ahead to this week's game against Morehead State.
A day after beating rival Butler for the Hoosier Helmet at Brown Field, the Valparaiso University football team has recorded its first Pioneer Football League weekly honor of the season.
The Valparaiso University football team picked an opportune time for its most complete performance of the season on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.
Regardless of the records or where the teams are in the standings, when these two rivals face off, it’s a big one. The biggest one of the season, to be exact. The 77th incarnation of Valpo/Butler will occur on Saturday at Brown Field as the hosts attempt to retain the Hoosier Helmet trophy for the second straight season.
It's Helmet Week. Head coach Dave Cecchini has all the latest on Valpo football in advance of Saturday's game against rival Butler.
The Valparaiso University football team fell 53-20 on Saturday at Welcome Stadium to perennial Pioneer Football League power Dayton. Valpo played without several key players due to injuries, including two senior captains on defense. Junior running back Kyle Cartales (Loxahatchee, Fla. / Cardinal Newman) racked up 116 yards on 15 carries to lead the offense.
The Valparaiso University football team will look to win back-to-back meetings with Dayton for the first time in program history on Saturday afternoon as the two teams resume a matchup that dates all the way back to 1988. Valpo is ready to embrace a strong challenge against one of the PFL’s perennial powers on Saturday as the team seeks its second ever win in Dayton and first since 2003.
Valpo football head coach Dave Cecchini dropped by for his weekly visit with Todd Ickow to look back at last week's homecoming game and ahead to this week's visit to Dayton.
The Valparaiso University football team scored touchdowns on its first three drives of the game as part of a high-scoring affair at Brown Field in front of a large homecoming crowd on Saturday afternoon. However, visiting Davidson kept pace early before eventually recording a late, go-ahead score to head home with a 40-35 win.
Head coach Dave Cecchini joins Todd Ickow to look back at last week's game against Truman State and preview Saturday PFL opener against Davidson - the homecoming game at Brown Field.
It’s a special day on the Valparaiso University calendar as students, fans and alumni alike will flock to Brown Field on Saturday for the annual homecoming football game. Valpo will attempt to send its supporters home happy as it welcomes Davidson for Valpo’s first Pioneer Football League game of 2018.
Valparaiso University head football coach Dave Cecchini will be featured at the 2018 Homecoming Kickoff Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 28 in the Community Room of the Christopher Center on campus.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Bilinski (Nappanee, Ind. / Northwood) threw a pair of touchdown passes in his first career start and senior Drew Snouffer (Columbus, Ohio / Upper Arlington) led his team in tackles for the third straight game, but the Valparaiso University football team fell 34-20 to Truman State on Saturday at Brown Field.
Head coach Dave Cecchini joined Todd Ickow to recap last week's game at Youngstown State and look ahead to the home opener on Saturday against Truman State at Brown Field.
The Valparaiso University football team will commence the home portion of the 2018 season on Saturday afternoon as Truman State comes to town. Valpo will take the field at home in a game situation for the first time since Nov. 18, 2017, a thrilling 8-7 win over Dayton. This marks the first of five Brown Field dates for Valpo this season.
The Valparaiso University football team went toe-to-toe with full-scholarship foe Youngstown State in the first quarter on Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, but the Penguins pulled away for a 42-7 victory. Valpo carried the momentum early, jumping out to a 7-0 lead 10 minutes into the game, but the Penguins scored 42 unanswered to close out the victory.
Head coach Dave Cecchini joins Todd Ickow to look back at last week's game at Duquesne and head to this week's contest against Youngstown State.
The Valparaiso University football team faces another challenging road test this week as Youngstown State – a team ranked nationally in the FCS preseason that reached the national championship game in 2016 – stands between Valpo and leveling its record at 1-1. Valpo is coming off a solid showing in its season opener, falling 23-21 in what would have been a signature road win at Duquesne.
The Valparaiso University football team knocked on the door of a signature season-opening win on Saturday afternoon at Rooney Field in Pittsburgh, taking scholarship foe Duquesne down to the wire in a 23-21 defeat. Valpo flashed a multitude of weapons on offense while making big plays on defense against a strong Dukes team that led the NEC in total offense last season.
Valpo head coach Dave Cecchini sat down with play-by-play broadcaster Todd Ickow for the first edition of the year of Valpo Football Weekly.
Foundation, tradition and legacy return as the Valparaiso University football team kicks off the 2018 season on Saturday. After a Week 1 bye, Valpo will be in action for 11 consecutive weeks starting with a trip to Duquesne. Valpo will look to put together back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1999 and 2000.
The Valparaiso University Athletic Department has announced an excitement-eliciting slate of promotions for what figures to be a thrilling fall of football at Brown Field.
As Valparaiso University football coach Dave Cecchini looked down at his projected two-deep for next week’s season opener at Duquesne, there was something noticeably different from years past.
A taste of success in 2017 left the Valparaiso University football team hungry for more. The long offseason wait is nearing its end as the 2018 version of the Crusaders will gather for the first time this week as they report to camp on Thursday and hold their first practice on Friday.
The Valparaiso University football team has been picked tied for fourth in the Pioneer Football League, according to a preseason polling of the league’s head coaches. The league released the poll on Tuesday.
The Valparaiso University football team has a trio of representatives on the 2018 Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Team, which was announced on Monday.
The Valparaiso University football program has opened an online store, which will be available through July 17.