Valparaiso Alumni Team Accepted into TBT’s 64-Team Field

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) – the $1 million, winner-take-all summer basketball event broadcast live on ESPN networks – today revealed that The Cru, the Valparaiso alumni team, has been admitted into TBT’s 64-team field. The Cru, a first-year TBT franchise, will be competing in the Omaha Regional at D.J. Sokol Arena from July 16-20.


Valpo Welcomes Vijay Blackmon as Men’s Basketball Strength & Conditioning Coach

The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Vijay Blackmon as the strength & conditioning coach for the men’s basketball program.


Jerome Palm to Join Valpo Men’s Basketball Program

What Valparaiso University can offer both academically and athletically led 6-foot-10 forward Jerome Palm (Almere, Netherlands / Echnaton [Hillsborough CC]) to the Valpo men’s basketball program.


Valpo Basketball Welcomes Quinton Green

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program and head coach Matt Lottich have announced the addition of 6-foot-7 guard Quinton Green (Columbus, Ohio / Homeschool [Cedarville]), who will join the program as a graduate transfer from NCAA Division-II Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.


Nick Edwards to Join Valpo Basketball Program

The newest member of the Valparaiso University men’s basketball program has fulfilled a lifelong dream of playing at the Division-I level.


Valpo Men’s Basketball to Hold Summer Camps

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team has announced dates for its 2022 summer camps.


Valpo’s Stay in St. Louis Concludes with Quarterfinal Setback

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team saw its hopes of repeating its 2020 run from the opening round to the championship game at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament dashed on Friday as the seventh-seeded Beacons fell to second-seeded Missouri State 67-58. Thomas Kithier (Macomb, Mich. / Clarkston [Michigan State]) turned in his top scoring output against a league foe this season while battling through a back injury for the second straight night. Valpo was playing the second game of a back-to-back, while Missouri State was competing in its first game of the tournament.


Beacons, Bears Meet Again in St. Louis

The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will play for a spot in the semifinal round of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. The last time Valpo entered Arch Madness as the No. 7 seed and had an opportunity to play the No. 2 seed in the quarterfinal round, the team knocked off Loyola in 2020. This time, it’s an opportunity to avenge a pair of regular-season defeats in a rematch of last year’s MVC quarterfinals as Valpo faces off with Missouri State. This will mark the third straight season and the fourth time in five years that these two teams have clashed in the MVC Tournament.


Valpo Pulls Away from Evansville, Advances to MVC Quarterfinal Round

The story of Valparaiso University men’s basketball walk-on Preston Ruedinger’s (Oshkosh, Wis. / Lourdes Academy) compelling freshman season had its most commendable chapter yet on the conference’s biggest stage.