Geographically speaking, Sigurd Lorange is no closer to home than he was when he first stepped foot on the Valparaiso University campus a year ago.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s basketball teams released their 2020-2021 conference schedules in conjunction with the Missouri Valley Conference on Tuesday.
The motivation doesn’t come in the form of a scholarship or significant playing time for Valparaiso University men’s basketball sophomore Luke Morrill (Lombard, Ill. / Montini Catholic).
With a year of college experience under his belt, Valparaiso University men’s basketball sophomore Donovan Clay (Alton, Ill. / Alton) has a simple piece of advice for the program’s new crop of rookies.
For followers of competitive athletics, ice hockey is the sport most closely associated with Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. However, it’s not the only sport played in the city currently hosting the National Hockey League postseason bubble.
The road to get there was different from that of his teammates, but the destination was the same for Valparaiso University men’s basketball redshirt sophomore Goodnews Kpegeol (St. Paul, Minn. / North St. Paul [Southwest Mississippi CC / Kansas State]).
Simply put, the game of basketball is fun for Valparaiso University freshman Sheldon Edwards (Port Saint Lucie, Fla. / Palm Beach Lakes [TLAP Sports Academy]).
Jacob Ognacevic’s (Sheboygan, Wis. / Sheboygan Area Lutheran) high school basketball statistics speak for themselves, but the praise from Sheboygan Lutheran High School coach Nick Verhagen speaks even louder about the Valparaiso University men’s basketball freshman.
Valparaiso University freshman Connor Barrett (Chicago, Ill. / Loyola Academy) was glued to his device for nearly every Valpo men’s basketball game in 2019-2020, but the chance to see his future team compete in the Missouri Valley Conference title game on March 8 took his excitement to a whole new level.