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July 22, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team took a break from summer workouts on Monday to give back to the community of sophomore Alec Peters, whose hometown of Washington, Ill. was devastated by a massive tornado last November.
July 22, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team placed three players on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-2014 Honors Court, as announced by the organization today. The Crusaders’ three players were the most honored from any Horizon League school.
July 17, 2014
Forward Joaquim Gomes rounds out five former Valparaiso men’s basketball players who have been selected to preliminary rosters in advance of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, as he is among 15 players on Angola’s preliminary squad for the upcoming tournament.
July 15, 2014
Haanpaa, Huff and Nikkila all among Finland's 20-man preliminary squad in advance of 2014 FIBA World Cup
July 14, 2014
One year after helping lead his native Australia to the silver medal at the World University Games, former Valparaiso basketball standout Ryan Broekhoff has been called into the Australian Boomers' July camp leading up to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
July 05, 2014
Men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew throws out first pitch prior to Saturday's White Sox-Mariners game; former Crusader baseball player Lloyd McClendon leads Seattle to victory as manager
June 30, 2014
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Chicago native Darien Walker has agreed to join the Crusader basketball program. Walker, a transfer from John A. Logan College, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining, beginning with the 2014-15 season.
June 29, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Clay Yeo, who completed his freshman season in 2013-14 with the Crusaders, has been released from his commitment to the men's basketball program.
June 19, 2014
With exactly 900 ballots cast in last week's quarterfinal vote, Valpo's Best of 2013-2014 is down to four. Today we unveil the first of two semifinal matches in the accompanying video. Fans can begin casting their ballots now!
June 06, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team is one of four programs taking part in the inaugural Challenge in Music City next season, to be held Nov. 28-30, 2014 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Pairings for the event, which also includes Drake, Murray State and Portland, were announced today, and tickets are available today as well.
May 01, 2014
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that the Crusaders have received a national letter of intent from David Skara, a native of Zadar, Croatia who will join the program as a freshman for the 2014-15 season.
March 30, 2014
Former Valparaiso men’s basketball player and Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard Ron Howard etched his name into the NBA D-League record books on Saturday night, as he became the D-League’s all-time leading scorer.
March 25, 2014
Valparaiso’s men’s basketball team will be hosting three basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.
March 24, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball signees Max Joseph and Tevonn Walker recently concluded their final season playing for Vanier College (Saint-Laurent borough, Montreal, Quebec), helping to lead the squad to a fourth-place finish at the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) national championships. Along the way, both Joseph and Walker earned numerous individual accolades as well, highlighted by Walker's selection to the All-Canadian Team.
March 19, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew was joined by seniors Lavonte Dority and Moussa Gueye and freshman Alec Peters following the Crusaders' loss to Columbia in the CIT Tuesday night, capping a season which featured a number of notable milestones.
March 18, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team saw its season come to an abrupt end in the first round of the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Tuesday at the ARC, as Columbia’s Maodo Lo hit a buzzer-beating jumper from the top of the key to give the Lions a 58-56 victory. Valpo fifth-year senior Moussa Gueye (Thies, Senegal/SEED Academy [Alabama/Lake Land (Ill.) College]) broke the program’s single-season blocked shots record in his final game as a Crusader.
March 16, 2014
Valparaiso opens its fourth consecutive postseason appearance on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders host Columbia in the first round of the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. This marks Valpo’s second appearance in the CIT, as Valpo was previously extended a bid in 2011.
March 16, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew sits down with the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, as Valpo prepares for the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament as it hosts Columbia on Tuesday night.
March 13, 2014
The Valparaiso men's basketball team's fourth straight postseason appearance will begin at the ARC against Ivy League foe Columbia in the first round of the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:05 p.m.
March 12, 2014
Tickets are on sale now as the Valparaiso men's basketball team prepares to host a first round game in the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament at the ARC next week.
March 12, 2014
Valparaiso senior guard Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) added another honor to his standout final season as a Crusader on Wednesday, as he was named a Second Team All-District 12 selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). With the selection, Dority is now eligible for NABC All-America honors.
March 10, 2014
For the fourth consecutive season and the 13th time in the last 19 years, the Valparaiso men's basketball program will be playing in the postseason, as the Crusaders announced this afternoon they had accepted a bid to the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Valpo will be hosting a first-round game at the ARC either Tuesday, March 18 or Wednesday, March 19.
March 07, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team was unable to overcome a hot start from the floor by Milwaukee Friday evening in the second round of the 2014 Horizon League Championship, as the fourth-seeded Crusaders fell to the fifth-seeded Panthers by a final score of 74-57.
March 05, 2014
Valparaiso continues defense of the Horizon League Championship on Friday evening in Green Bay, Wis., as the Crusaders take on Milwaukee in second round action at 8:30 p.m. Both the fourth-seeded Crusaders and fifth-seeded Panthers won home games Tuesday evening to advance in the tournament.
March 05, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Lavonte Dority and Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' victory over UIC in the first round of the 2014 Horizon League Championship on Tuesday night.
March 04, 2014
Behind a sterling effort in his postseason debut from freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington), the Valparaiso men’s basketball team defeated UIC 73-63 Tuesday evening at the ARC in the first round of the 2014 Horizon League Championship. With the victory, the fourth-seeded Crusaders advance to Green Bay to face fifth-seeded Milwaukee Friday evening at 8:30 p.m.
March 04, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew sits down with the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, in advance of the start of the 2014 Horizon League Championship.
March 03, 2014
Valparaiso opens defense of its Horizon League Championship at the ARC on Tuesday evening at 7:05 p.m. with a first round game against UIC. The Crusaders earned the fourth seed for the tournament after finishing 9-7 in league play this year, while the Flames are the tournament’s ninth seed.
March 03, 2014
For the fourth straight year, the Valparaiso men's basketball team was represented on the All-League First Team as the Horizon League announced its postseason awards, as senior guard Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) earned First Team All-League honors this season. In addition, freshman forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) and freshman guard Lexus Williams (Chicago, Ill./Marist) both earned spots on the league's All-Freshman Team.
March 03, 2014
Tickets are on sale Sunday beginning at noon for Valparaiso's first-round Horizon League Championship game Tuesday evening against UIC at the ARC, set for a 7:05 p.m. tip. In addition, tickets to a pre-game pep rally are also available now through the Office of Alumni Relations.
March 01, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team was unable to capture a Senior Day victory on Saturday afternoon at the ARC, falling to Cleveland State, 63-52. The Crusaders end the regular season in fourth place in the Horizon League standings and will open the 2014 Horizon League Championship Tuesday evening at the ARC against ninth-seeded UIC at 7 p.m.
February 28, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to go into the 2014 Horizon League Championship on a winning note on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Cleveland State in the regular season finale at 3 p.m. Saturday also is Senior Day at the ARC, as the four Crusader seniors will be honored prior to the game and will address the crowd following the game. The game is the HLN Regional TV broadcast, and will be tape-delayed locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago at 7 p.m.
February 25, 2014
20 turnovers were too much for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team to overcome Tuesday evening in Dayton, Ohio, as the Crusaders fell by a 67-58 final to Wright State.
February 24, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to the final week of the regular season, as the Crusaders play at Wright State Tuesday evening and close out the slate at the ARC Saturday afternoon against Cleveland State.
February 24, 2014
For the fourth time this season, freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been named the Horizon League men's basketball Freshman of the Week.
February 24, 2014
Securing a bye in the Horizon League Championship is what the Valparaiso men’s basketball team has its sights set on Tuesday night, as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to face Wright State. A victory would guarantee Valpo no worse than a third-place finish in the league standings.
February 22, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Bobby Capobianco, Lavonte Dority and Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' victory over Youngstown State on Saturday.
February 22, 2014
It was tight all the way for the Valparaiso men's basketball team on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders never led Youngstown State by more than three points all game, but eight second-half 3-pointers, including the eventual game-winner inside the final minute from Bobby Capobianco, spurred Valpo to a 68-66 victory over the Penguins from the ARC.
February 21, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to rebound from a Thursday night loss on Saturday afternoon, returning home to the ARC as Youngstown State comes to town. Despite falling on Thursday, the Crusaders still control their own destiny for the second seed in the Horizon League Championship. Saturday's 3pm tip will be televised locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
February 20, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team erased a double-figure first-half deficit Thursday night in Green Bay, Wis., but were unable to rally from a similar deficit early in the second half, as Green Bay downed the Crusaders by a 67-53 final. The Crusaders surpassed the program's single-season team blocked shots record early in the second half.
February 19, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to Thursday night's game at league-leading Green Bay and Saturday afternoon's home game against Youngstown State.
February 19, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team returns to the state of Wisconsin for a Thursday night battle against league-leading Green Bay. The Crusaders are looking for the season sweep of the Phoenix, which is receiving votes in this week’s AP Top 25 poll.
February 17, 2014
The Valparaiso men's basketball home game against Cleveland State on Saturday, March 1 has been selected as the wildcard broadcast for Horizon League Network Regional TV, moving the game time to 3 p.m.
February 15, 2014
Valparaiso led for the final 36 minutes of Saturday night’s Horizon League contest at Milwaukee, pulling away down the stretch for a 77-62 victory over the Panthers. The win keeps the Crusaders in a tie for second place in the league standings and puts Valpo two games ahead of fourth place.
February 13, 2014
Men's basketball senior Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) and women's track and field senior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Athletes of the Month for the month of January.
February 13, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team faces a key road game on Saturday evening, traveling to Wisconsin to take on Milwaukee. A win would put the Crusaders securely in the top-three in the Horizon League standings, two games up on fourth place.
February 12, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to a key Horizon League road matchup this Saturday night at Milwaukee.
February 10, 2014
Following his stellar performance on both ends of the court in Sunday's win over Oakland, Valparaiso freshman Clay Yeo (Bourbon, Ind./Triton) has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week.
February 09, 2014
In another riveting chapter in the classic Valparaiso-Oakland men’s basketball rivalry, this time it was the Crusaders who came out on top, as freshman Clay Yeo canned a 3-pointer from the right-hand corner with 7.4 seconds to play to give Valpo a 63-60 victory in a key Horizon League battle at the ARC Sunday afternoon. For the second time in eight days, the Crusaders’ program record for individual blocks in a single game was matched, this time as Moussa Gueye rejected seven shots.
February 09, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Bobby Capobianco, Moussa Gueye and Clay Yeo in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' victory over Oakland on Sunday.
February 08, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team returns to the court Sunday afternoon in a quick turnaround from a heartbreaking loss Friday night, taking on Oakland at the ARC in a 1:35 p.m. tip. Despite the loss, the Crusaders still sit in third place in the Horizon League standings.
February 07, 2014
In a game which featured an astounding 27 lead changes, freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) put Valparaiso ahead on a runner with 37 seconds to play, but Detroit’s Juwan Howard Jr. knocked down a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds remaining and the Crusaders’ final heave was off the mark as they fell to the Titans at the ARC Friday evening, 59-57.
February 07, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Lavonte Dority and Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' last-second loss to Detroit on Friday.
February 07, 2014
The Valparaiso men's basketball home game against Youngstown State on Saturday, February 22 has been selected as the wildcard broadcast for Horizon League Network Regional TV, moving the game time to 3 p.m. Due to the game time change, the women's basketball home game that day against Oakland will now be a 7:05 p.m. tip.
February 05, 2014
Winners of five of its last six games, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team returns home for a pair of games this weekend, beginning with a Friday night game against Detroit which will be nationally televised on ESPNU at 8 p.m. The Crusaders enter this weekend in a tie for second place in the league standings.
February 04, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to a pair of Horizon League home games this weekend - against Detroit on Friday and against Oakland on Sunday.
February 03, 2014
World-famous national anthem singer Jim Cornelison will be at the ARC this Friday night, singing The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Crusaders' nationally-televised game against Detroit. The game will tip off at 8 p.m., with Cornelison singing the anthem at about 7:45.
February 03, 2014
For the second time in three weeks, Valparaiso senior guard Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week, this time following a pair of dominating performances in Crusader victories last week, including a career-best 33 points on Saturday.
February 01, 2014
The combination of a career-high 33-point performance in a homecoming game from senior Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) on the offensive end and a program record-tying seven blocked shots by junior Vashil Fernandez (Kingston, Jamaica/Princeton Day [Md.] Academy) on the defensive side of the ball propelled Valparaiso to a 70-46 victory over UIC Saturday afternoon in Chicago, Ill.
January 31, 2014
Valparaiso kicks off the second half of Horizon League play with its shortest road trip of the league slate, heading up to Chicago Saturday afternoon to face off with UIC. At the halfway point, the Crusaders sit in a tie for second place in the league standings. The game, which tips at 3 p.m., will be broadcast live locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
January 30, 2014
If you missed any part of Wednesday night's pregame ceremony retiring the #24 jersey in honor of Bruce Lindner and Bryce Drew, or just want to re-live the festivities, the entire ceremony is now available in the attached video.
January 29, 2014
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team came out on fire from the floor Wednesday evening at the ARC, hitting over 70% of its shots from the floor in the first half and controlling the game the rest of the way in handing Green Bay its first league loss, 75-60.
January 29, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Lavonte Dority, Lexus Williams and Jubril Adekoya in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' win over Green Bay on Wednesday.
January 28, 2014
Valparaiso closes out the first half of Horizon League play at the ARC on Wednesday evening, looking to knock off a Green Bay squad which is undefeated in Horizon League play and receiving votes in the AP Top 25 poll. Prior to the game, the #24 jersey will be retired in honor of both Bruce Lindner and Bryce Drew, in a ceremony slated to begin at 6:40 p.m.
January 25, 2014
Valparaiso made just one field goal over the final 16 minutes of the first half Saturday at Cleveland State, an offensive malaise the Crusaders could not overcome in a 69-50 loss to the Vikings in Cleveland.
January 24, 2014
Valparaiso takes aim at its fourth straight victory Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders close their swing through northeast Ohio at Cleveland State. Valpo enters the game against the Vikings coming off of a thrilling win over Youngstown State Thursday night.
January 23, 2014
In a game which saw nearly the entirety of the final 12 minutes played with no more than a three-point lead either way, it was Valparaiso which consistently came up with plays down the stretch, as the Crusaders scored on 12 of their final 13 possessions, including a perfect 8-of-8 effort from the foul line in the final minute, to pull out a 74-71 victory at Youngstown State on Thursday evening.
January 22, 2014
Having one’s jersey retired is among the highest honors that can be bestowed upon any athlete. Next Wednesday, January 29, prior to the men’s basketball game against Green Bay, two of the best players in Valparaiso men’s basketball history, Bruce Lindner and Bryce Drew, will become the first former Crusaders to earn that honor. The #24 jersey, which both Lindner and Drew wore during their careers, will be raised to the rafters of the ARC in a pregame ceremony and will be the first number officially retired by the Valpo men’s basketball program.
January 22, 2014
Valparaiso's student section, the ValparaiZone, has been nominated as one of the top student sections in the country and is now asking for its fans’ support in helping it win the title. Crusader fans can have a say by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award via social media platforms. The winning student section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $10,000 to be used in its general scholarship fund.
January 21, 2014
Former Valparaiso men's basketball standout Chris Ensminger was honored last weekend at the Beko Basketball Bundesliga's All-Star Game for his long and distinguished career in the BBL, Germany's highest-level professional basketball league, and capped his career by making one final appearance in the league's All-Star Game.
January 21, 2014
Valparaiso continues the league slate this weekend in northeast Ohio, opening the two-game road trip Thursday evening at Youngstown State. A win would give the Crusaders their first three-game winning streak of the season.
January 21, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to this week's pair of Horizon League games in northeast Ohio - at Youngstown State on Thursday and at Cleveland State on Saturday.
January 20, 2014
Valparaiso senior guard Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) has been tabbed the Horizon League co-Player of the Week by the league office and as Player of the Week by College Sports Madness, while freshman guard Lexus Williams (Chicago, Ill./Marist) has been named Freshman of the Week by the league office as well following their performances in a pair of Crusader victories last week.
January 18, 2014
19 first-half points from Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) helped propel Valparaiso to a 10-point halftime lead on Milwaukee Saturday afternoon at the ARC, a lead the Crusaders would never relinquish in the second half en route to a 75-62 win over the Panthers.
January 18, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Lavonte Dority, Moussa Gueye and Keith Carter in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' win over Milwaukee on Saturday.
January 17, 2014
Valparaiso returns home on Saturday afternoon looking to move to the right side of .500 in league play as the Crusaders host Milwaukee. The game will be televised on Horizon League Network Regional TV, including locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
January 15, 2014
Valparaiso scored on five straight possessions early on in the second half, turning a three-point deficit into a six-point lead, and would never trail again, going on to defeat Detroit, 78-70, Wednesday night at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.
January 14, 2014
For the second time in 11 days, Valparaiso travels to the state of Michigan, looking to snap a two-game losing skid Wednesday evening as the Crusaders face off with Detroit. Valpo has won each of the last three seasons at Calihan Hall, including dramatic wins each of the last two years.
January 14, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to this week's pair of Horizon League games at Detroit on Wednesday and at the ARC versus Milwaukee on Saturday.
January 10, 2014
Valparaiso erased all but one point of a 15-point halftime deficit less than nine minutes into the second half of a nationally televised contest from the ARC Friday night against Wright State, but could never get over the hump, as the Crusaders fell by a 62-45 final score to the Raiders.
January 10, 2014
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Jordan Coleman and Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' loss to Wright State on Friday.
January 08, 2014
A rematch of the 2013 Horizon League Championship title game is on the docket Friday evening from the ARC, as Valparaiso hosts Wright State, live on ESPNU at 8 p.m. CT. The Crusaders swept the season series from the Raiders last season, including a 62-54 win to earn the league title.
January 08, 2014
Men's basketball senior Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) and women's swimming junior Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Athletes of the Month for the month of December.
January 08, 2014
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to Friday night's nationally-televised rematch of last season's Horizon League Championship game against Wright State, an 8 p.m. tip on ESPNU.
January 04, 2014
Valparaiso led Oakland Saturday evening in Rochester, Mich. 61-50 as the clock ticked under 10 minutes to play, but the Golden Grizzlies used five 3-pointers over the last six minutes to out-score the Crusaders 25-9 the rest of the way as Valpo suffered its first Horizon League loss of the year, 75-70.
January 03, 2014
Valparaiso looks to make it two straight victories to start the Horizon League slate Saturday evening as the Crusaders travel to Rochester, Mich. to take on longtime rival Oakland. The game will be the first home league game as a Horizon League member for the Grizzlies.
January 02, 2014
Valparaiso opened its quest for a third consecutive Horizon League regular season title Thursday evening, rallying from an eight-point halftime deficit with a 55-point second half to down UIC 87-72 at the ARC.
January 02, 2014
Head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Keith Carter, Jordan Coleman and Lexus Williams in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' win over UIC Thursday night.
December 31, 2013
Valparaiso kicks off the Horizon League slate at home on Thursday evening as the Crusaders welcome UIC to the ARC. Valpo is in search of its third consecutive league regular season championship. The game will be available live exclusively on ESPN3.com.
December 29, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team sliced a 23-point deficit early in the second half down to seven points on two occasions, but could get no closer as East Tennessee State earned a 73-62 victory over the Crusaders Sunday evening in Johnson City, Tenn.
December 28, 2013
Valparaiso closes out the non-conference portion of its 2013-14 schedule on Sunday afternoon, returning after a week off to face East Tennessee State in Johnson City, Tenn. The game also marks the final contest of the 2013 calendar year for the Crusaders.
December 22, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team couldn’t overcome its offensive struggles in the first half Sunday in Orlando, as the Crusaders fell to UCF, 90-62, in their final game as part of the Jackson Hewitt UCF Holiday Classic.
December 21, 2013
Valparaiso opened Saturday night’s game against Southeastern in Orlando, Fla. on a 22-2 run over the opening 10 minutes and cruised from there, eventually closing out the evening with an 89-46 win over the Fire. The game was the first of two in two days for the Crusaders at the Jackson Hewitt UCF Holiday Classic.
December 19, 2013
Valparaiso flies down to Orlando this weekend to take part in the Jackson Hewitt UCF Holiday Classic. The Crusaders will face off against Southeastern University Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. CT before taking on the host Knights Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., a game which can be seen live on ESPN3.com. Sophomore guard Keith Carter is eligible for the first time this weekend.
December 18, 2013
Valparaiso University and head men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew, a 1998 Valpo graduate, have reached an agreement on a new, 10-year contract.
December 18, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew sits down with the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to preview this week's pair of games in Orlando.
December 16, 2013
Valparaiso freshman forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been named Horizon League Player of the Week by College Sports Madness following his 30-point effort in the Crusaders' win over Loyola Marymount on Saturday. Peters also was tabbed league Freshman of the Week by the league office for the third time this year.
December 14, 2013
25 years ago Tuesday, a first-year head coach led the Valparaiso men's basketball team against a top-25 Notre Dame team. The result? What became known as "The Lutheran Miracle" - one of the biggest wins in Valpo history. Now, take a look back at the Crusaders' overtime win over the Irish in this video with Homer Drew, Scott Anselm and Mike Jones, and also make sure to check out Paul Oren's NWI Times print story and oral history about that Dec. 17, 1988 victory.
December 14, 2013
Facing a 10-point halftime deficit, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team had little trouble rallying for a victory, taking the lead less than eight minutes into the second half and going on to an 80-73 victory over Loyola Marymount Saturday afternoon at the ARC. The Crusaders were led by the second 30-point effort of the season from freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington).
December 14, 2013
Head coach Bryce Drew is joined by junior Vashil Fernandez and freshman Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following Valparaiso's win over Loyola Marymount Saturday afternoon.
December 13, 2013
Valparaiso plays its final home game of the 2013 calendar year Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Loyola Marymount with a special 1:05 p.m. tip time. The Crusaders will be holding a toy drive for Hilltop Neighborhood House - each fan who brings a toy to donate will receive free popcorn!
December 10, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) and women's basketball junior Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/ [Northern Oklahoma College]) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Athletes of the Month for the month of November.
December 10, 2013
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as they look ahead to a light week, with just a 1:05 p.m. tip Saturday against Loyola Marymount on the docket.
December 07, 2013
Trailing nearly the entire game, Valparaiso fought back to tie Saturday night’s game at the ARC with Saint Louis on a LaVonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) layup with 3.8 seconds to play, but the Billikens got a put-back basket from Mike McCall Jr. just before the buzzer to come out with the 67-65 victory.
December 07, 2013
Bobby Capobianco and LaVonte Dority join Valparaiso head coach Bryce Drew in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' loss Saturday to Saint Louis.
December 06, 2013
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC Saturday evening for one of the toughest tests on the early-season schedule, as the Crusaders host Saint Louis. Valpo is in search of its third consecutive victory.
December 06, 2013
Valpo All-Access visits with a few of the freshmen from the Crusader men's basketball team.
December 04, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team limited Ball State to just 26.2% shooting from the floor Wednesday evening as the Crusaders won in Muncie for the first time since 1967 with a 69-50 final. The win was the Crusaders’ first road victory of the season as well.
December 03, 2013
Fresh off a four-game homestand, Valparaiso heads out for its only road game in the span of a month, traveling to Muncie to take on Ball State Wednesday night. The Crusaders are in search of their first road win of the 2013-14 season.
December 03, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to preview this week's upcoming games at Ball State and at home against Saint Louis.
December 02, 2013
Valparaiso freshman guard Lexus Williams (Chicago, Ill./Marist) has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week following a trio of double-figure scoring performances last week for the Crusaders.
November 30, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team bounced back quickly from Friday’s heartbreaking triple-overtime loss, coming out 24 hours later and leading nearly start to finish in Saturday’s 94-58 victory over Cincinnati Christian at the ARC.
November 29, 2013
Valparaiso and Mercer battled like two heavyweight fighters standing toe-to-toe in an epic Friday night at the ARC, but in the end, the Crusaders were unable to land the last blow, as the Bears downed Valpo in triple overtime, 117-108.
November 29, 2013
Head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Bobby Capobianco, LaVonte Dority and Alec Peters in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' triple-overtime loss to Mercer Friday night.
November 27, 2013
Valparaiso takes aim at continuing its season-opening winning streak at the ARC this weekend as it hosts a pair of home games. The Crusaders will take on Mercer, which won 24 games last year and already owns a win over Seton Hall this season, on Friday evening before facing NAIA squad Cincinnati Christian on Saturday night.
November 26, 2013
Valparaiso led wire-to-wire on Tuesday evening at the ARC, jumping out to a 20-7 lead less than eight minutes into the game en route to an 85-70 victory over UCF. The win is the Crusaders’ fourth in as many home games at the ARC so far this season.
November 26, 2013
Head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Bobby Capobianco and Lexus Williams in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' 85-70 victory over UCF.
November 26, 2013
Todd Ickow sits down with men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew to look ahead to this week's slate of three home games, including a game this evening against UCF and Friday night against Mercer.
November 25, 2013
Valparaiso looks to continue its undefeated start to the 2013-14 home slate on Tuesday night at the ARC, as the Crusaders host UCF. The game is the first of an same-season home-and-home series against the Knights.
November 25, 2013
Valparaiso freshman forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been named the Horizon League Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week for the second time this season after averaging 22.5 points per game last week.
November 23, 2013
Valparaiso surrendered just four points to James Madison over the final 12:22 of the first half Saturday afternoon in non-league action at the ARC, turning a six-point deficit into a 13-point halftime lead en route to an 81-49 victory over the Dukes.
November 23, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by Jubril Adekoya, Jordan Coleman and LaVonte Dority at the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' victory over James Madison on Saturday.
November 22, 2013
Valparaiso freshman forward Alec Peters joins host Chris Bradley on this week's edition of Valpo All-Access, demonstrating the art of the 3-point shot.
November 22, 2013
Valparaiso returns home to the friendly confines of the ARC Saturday afternoon, kicking off a four-game homestand over an eight-day stretch against fellow 2013 NCAA Tournament team James Madison at 2:05 p.m.
November 20, 2013
A 30-point performance from freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) wasn’t enough for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team to complete a comeback from a 27-point deficit Wednesday night, as the Crusaders fell by a 100-92 final at Evansville.
November 19, 2013
Valparaiso closes out a stretch of three challenging road games Wednesday evening when it travels to southern Indiana to face off against Evansville. The Crusaders return home for four straight games following Wednesday’s contest.
November 19, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow on this week's Valpo Basketball Preview show. The pair discuss the Crusaders' last two road games and look ahead to games against Evansville and James Madison this week. They also discuss Alec Peters and his return to his hometown of Washington, Ill. early this week following the devastating storms of Sunday.
November 17, 2013
Valparaiso erased a 16-point second-half deficit to take the lead for the first time with 2:49 to play, but could not come out with the victory, as Ohio earned the 76-72 win Sunday afternoon in Athens, Ohio.
November 15, 2013
Valparaiso looks to get back on the winning track Sunday afternoon as it heads to Athens, Ohio to take on the Bobcats of Ohio University. The game is the first of four that the Crusaders will play as part of the Ohio Classic.
November 14, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced Thursday that a pair of Canadian guards, Max Joseph and Tevonn Walker, have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Crusader program as freshmen for the 2014-15 season. Joseph and Walker's signing was featured in a segment Wednesday evening on CTV Montreal, Montreal's most popular English-language television newscast.
November 13, 2013
The Valparaiso men's basketball team sliced a double-digit second-half deficit to just two points and were within one possession with less than five minutes to play, but Illinois scored 13 of the next 14 points to pull away late, as the Crusaders fell 64-52 Wednesday evening at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill.
November 13, 2013
In addition to raising the basketball banners, director of athletics Mark LaBarbera presented rings to the baseball, softball, and men's golf Championship teams from 2012-2013 at the season opener versus Murray State.
November 12, 2013
The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, talks with men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew on the first Valpo Basketball Preview show of the year, looking back at the first two wins of the season before looking ahead to tough tests this week at Illinois and Ohio.
November 12, 2013
Valparaiso hits the road for the first time in the 2013-14 season, starting out a three-game road trip at Illinois on Wednesday evening. The Crusaders are looking to open the season with three straight wins for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign. The 6:30 p.m. tipoff can be seen live nationwide on the Big Ten Network.
November 11, 2013
Now an assistant coach at Valparaiso, Roger Powell Jr. returns to Champaign Wednesday where he helped the Fighting Illini make history nine seasons ago. See what Powell Jr. had to say about his bittersweet return to Illinois, the evolution of his spiritual life, and his future in coaching.
November 11, 2013
Valparaiso freshman forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week following his first weekend of collegiate play.
November 10, 2013
A balanced effort from all 11 active players on the Valparaiso men's basketball team led to the fourth-largest win in program history Sunday afternoon at the ARC, as the Crusaders defeated North Park by a 113-50 final.
November 10, 2013
See what head coach Bryce Drew and players LaVonte Dority, Clay Yeo and Nick Davidson had to say in the postgame press conference following Valparaiso's victory Sunday over North Park.
November 09, 2013
Valparaiso looks to make it two consecutive home wins to open the 2013-14 campaign as the Crusaders host North Park on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 p.m. The game is the last home contest before Valpo goes on the road for its next three games.
November 08, 2013
Prior to Friday night's regular season opener against Murray State, the Valparaiso men's basketball program unveiled Horizon League championship and NCAA Tournament banners commemorating last year's squad. Then this year's team took over, taking its first step toward defending the title with a 77-74 victory over the Racers at the ARC.
November 07, 2013
Valparaiso opens the 2013-14 season on Friday night as the Crusaders welcome Murray State to the ARC for a 7:30 p.m. tip. Prior to the game, the Crusaders will unveil their Horizon League champions and NCAA Tournament banners and raise them to the rafters, forever commemorating last year’s championship squad.
November 05, 2013
Help celebrate Championship Night at the ARC Friday evening, as Valparaiso honors its four Horizon League Championship squads from last season at the season-opening men's basketball game against Murray State, slated for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.
November 02, 2013
Facing an up-tempo style of play from Robert Morris (Ill.), the Valparaiso men's basketball team led nearly start-to-finish Saturday night at the ARC in claiming a 90-82 victory in its final exhibition game prior to the start of the 2013-14 regular season.
November 01, 2013
The Horizon League Sixth Man of the Year last year, LaVonte Dority will be one of the leaders for the Valparaiso men's basketball team this season. In this video feature, see how his family, his friends, and his "second family" - his teammates and coaches at Valpo - have prepared him for this opportunity.
October 26, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team opened exhibition play for the 2013-14 season with a 69-60 victory over Hillsdale College Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 25, 2013
With the first exhibition game just over 24 hours away for the Valparaiso men's basketball team, read up about what to expect from the Crusaders heading into the 2013-14 season. Saturday's exhibition game against Hillsdale (7:05 p.m. tipoff) will be broadcast by WVUR, with the broadcast also carried at ValpoAthletics.com.
October 22, 2013
With basketball season right around the corner, Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew took some time out to visit some local businesses and hand-deliver Go Valpo signs.
October 18, 2013
The Valparaiso men's and women's basketball programs provided season ticket holders and students a sneak peek into what to expect from their teams in the upcoming season at a pair of events held over the past week at the ARC.
October 16, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has been picked to finish sixth in the Horizon League during the 2013-2014 season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and select media members. The Crusaders are two-time defending Horizon League regular season champions and captured the league tournament title last season.
September 23, 2013
Everywhere you turned at the various FIBA continental championships this summer, it seemed like you could run into a player with Valparaiso ties, as eight current and former Crusaders represented six different countries at four of the five continental championships. In addition, a pair of seniors from last year's Horizon League championship team inked deals to continue playing basketball professionally in Europe.
September 19, 2013
On this week's edition of Inside Valpo Athletics, we catch up with men's basketball redshirt junior David Chadwick, who is eligible to play this season for the Crusaders.
September 10, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced his squad's schedule for the 2013-2014 campaign on Tuesday, a slate which includes nine non-league games against 20-win teams from a season ago, and 18 games in all against teams which went to the postseason last year. Check out Drew's thoughts on the schedule in the attached video.
September 06, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will host a pair of home games live on ESPNU and also host an HLN Game of the Week this season, highlighting six total broadcasts of Crusader men’s basketball during the 2013-2014 Horizon League schedule.
September 05, 2013
On this week's edition of Inside Valpo Athletics, we catch up with men's basketball fifth-year senior Moussa Gueye, a native of Senegal who joins the Crusader program this year after transferring from Alabama.
August 29, 2013
This week, Inside Valpo Athletics catches up with sophomore men's basketball player Keith Carter.
August 22, 2013
Hear from new Valparaiso men's basketball assistant coach Matt Lottich on this week's edition of Inside Valpo Athletics!
August 19, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that former Stanford standout Matt Lottich has joined the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach. Lottich brings nearly a decade of professional playing experience to Valpo's bench.
August 08, 2013
Catch up with the Valparaiso men's basketball 2013-2014 senior class on Inside Valpo Athletics. A new video with one of the Crusader seniors will be released each Thursday - today's video featuring senior guard Jordan Coleman.
August 01, 2013
Catch up with the Valparaiso men's basketball 2013-2014 senior class on Inside Valpo Athletics. A new video with one of the Crusader seniors will be released each Thursday, starting off today with senior guard LaVonte Dority.
July 30, 2013
Three Valparaiso men's basketball players will be making trips with Athletes in Action teams this August. Senior Bobby Capobianco (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland [Indiana]) and juniors David Chadwick (Charlotte, N.C./Hargrave Military Academy [Rice]) and Vashil Fernandez (Kingston, Jamaica/Princeton Day [Md.] Academy) will all be traveling overseas, while Crusader assistant coach Roger Powell Jr. will serve as head coach for one of the teams as well.
July 17, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that E. Victor Nickerson, a 6'7" swingman from Atlanta, Ga., will join the Crusader program. Nickerson, who played for two seasons at Charlotte, will sit out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer regulations and have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2014-15 campaign.
July 17, 2013
Former Valparaiso men's basketball star Ryan Broekhoff continued his play at the highest levels internationally for his native Australia over the past couple weeks, helping the Emerging Boomers to the silver medal at the 27th World University Games in Kazan, Russia, Australia's first-ever medal in men's basketball at the competition.
July 17, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team placed five players on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2012-2013 Honors Court, as announced by the organization today. The Crusaders’ five players were the most honored from any Horizon League school.
July 01, 2013
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Jake Diebler has stepped down from his position as assistant coach for the Crusaders in order to take a job as video coordinator with the Ohio State men's basketball program.
May 15, 2013
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that 7-0 center Moussa Gueye (Thies, Senegal/Alabama/Lake Land [Ill.] College) will join the Crusader program for the 2013-2014 season. Gueye graduated from Alabama this spring and will be immediately eligible at Valpo for his final season of eligibility.
April 24, 2013
Valparaiso’s men’s basketball team will be hosting three basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.
April 22, 2013
Valparaiso placed nine student-athletes over six sports on the Horizon League's 2012-13 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office today.
April 06, 2013
Valparaiso forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) is one of 64 collegiate seniors who will participate in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament next week, in front of scouts from every NBA team and numerous international leagues.
March 26, 2013
For the second straight year, Valparaiso seniors Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) and Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) have earned All-District 12 honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Broekhoff was a First Team selection this season after earning Second Team accolades last year, while Van Wijk repeated as a Second Team honoree.
March 25, 2013
Valparaiso senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was one of 25 players named to the Lou Henson All-America Team, as announced by CollegeInsider.com on Monday. The team honors the nation's best mid-major players.
March 21, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team was even with third-seeded Michigan State through nearly nine minutes of their Second Round game in the Midwest Region of the 2013 NCAA Tournament Thursday in Auburn Hills, Mich., but the Spartans went on a 24-4 run to pull away as the Crusaders eventually fell by a final score of 65-54. The loss ends the Crusaders’ season at 26-8 and ends the careers of six Valpo seniors.
March 20, 2013
Valparaiso's journey at the 2013 NCAA Tournament kicks into high gear on Wednesday, as the Crusaders participate in the traditional pre-tournament press conference and open practice.
March 19, 2013
Valparaiso makes its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2004, as the Crusaders are the 14th seed in the Midwest Region and will face third-seeded Michigan State Thursday at 11:15 a.m. CT in Auburn Hills, Mich. The game will be televised live nationwide on CBS and is the first game of the Second Round to tip off.
March 18, 2013
Join the send-off from the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday morning, as the Valparaiso men's basketball team departs for Auburn Hills and the 2013 NCAA Tournament at 11:45 a.m! All are invited to help wish the Crusaders luck as they prepare to take on Michigan State Thursday morning at 11:15 a.m., live on CBS.
March 18, 2013
Fans can buy tickets to follow the Crusader men's basketball team to the NCAA Tournament in Auburn Hills today by calling the Valparaiso University Ticket Office at 219-464-6161 through 6 p.m. this evening. Students can buy tickets today at the Harre Union through 5 p.m.
March 17, 2013
Valparaiso and Michigan State will be the first game of the Second Round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament to tip off, as tip time from Auburn Hills is set for 12:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. CT on Thursday. The game will be broadcast live in its entirety on CBS, with Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols on the call.
March 17, 2013
The Valparaiso men's basketball team drew the No. 14 seed in the Midwest Region of the 2013 NCAA Tournament and will face No. 3 seed Michigan State in Second Round action at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday.
March 15, 2013
Congratulations to our Valparaiso Crusaders on their Horizon League Tournament championship and a berth into the NCAA Tournament! Registration has reached capacity and is closed for the viewing party in the Harre Union ballrooms, but if you didn't get a chance to register, come join the festivities in Founders on Sunday evening as the Crusaders find out their destination and opponent for the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
March 14, 2013
Senior Erik Buggs has been through rough times during his five years at Valpo, but has persevered to help return the Crusaders to the NCAA Tournament.
March 13, 2013
The Valparaiso men's basketball team is going back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004 after completing a thrilling 62-54 victory over Wright State to earn the Horizon League tournament championship at the ARC Tuesday night.
March 12, 2013
40 minutes stand between the Valparaiso men’s basketball team and its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2004. In the way for the Horizon League Championship title game are the third-seeded Wright State Raiders, who the Crusaders will face Tuesday night at the ARC at 8 p.m. in front of a nationwide audience on ESPN.
March 10, 2013
Tickets are available for Tuesday night's Horizon League Championship title game between Valparaiso and Wright State, set for an 8 p.m. tip at the ARC. Fans can buy tickets by visiting http://www.valpoathletics.com/tickets/, calling 219-464-5233 or visiting the ticket office (located in the main lobby of the ARC), which will be open Sunday noon-7pm, Monday 10am through the women's game, and Tuesday 10am through game time.
March 09, 2013
Senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) drained a 3-pointer from the right wing with a hand in his face as time expired Saturday night, lifting top-seeded Valparaiso to a 70-69 victory over fourth-seeded Green Bay at the ARC in the second semifinal of the Horizon League Championship. The win sends the Crusaders to the title game at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the ARC against third-seeded Wright State.
March 08, 2013
The Valparaiso men's basketball team will face fourth-seeded Green Bay in Saturday's second semifinal of the 2013 Horizon League Championship, following the Phoenix's 64-63 victory over UIC Friday evening. The game can be seen live on ESPNU.
March 07, 2013
For the second straight season, Valparaiso finds itself hosting the Horizon League Championship at the ARC, needing to win just two games to claim the tournament title. This year’s quest for the crown starts Saturday evening in the second semifinal at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of Friday night’s second-round game between Green Bay and UIC. The game can be seen live on ESPNU.
March 07, 2013
The bracket has been set for the 2013 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship, with Valparaiso earning the #1 seed as the league's regular season champion. Tickets are on sale now for Friday's second-round action and Saturday's semifinals at the ARC.
March 04, 2013
Four members of the Horizon League regular season champion Valparaiso Crusaders were honored Monday as the league announced its postseason awards. Ryan Broekhoff repeated as a First Team All-League selection, while Kevin Van Wijk was a Second Team All-League pick. LaVonte Dority was tabbed the Horizon League Sixth Man of the Year, and Erik Buggs earned a spot on the league's All-Defensive Team.
March 04, 2013
Valparaiso redshirt junior Bobby Capobianco (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland [Indiana]) has been named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season after enjoying a near-perfect week from the field in a pair of Crusader wins.
March 02, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team left no doubt as how many squads could claim the Horizon League regular season title, winning the outright championship with a dominant performance in a 75-56 victory at Green Bay Saturday afternoon.
March 01, 2013
Having already secured at least a share of the Horizon League regular season title, as well as the top seed and hosting rights for the upcoming Horizon League Championship, Valparaiso looks to end the regular season on a high note Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Green Bay for a 2 p.m. tip, live on ESPNU.
February 26, 2013
A spirited second-half comeback helped the Valparaiso men’s basketball team overcome a seven-point halftime deficit as the Crusaders defeated Youngstown State, 73-64, on Senior Night Tuesday evening at the ARC. With the win, Valpo secured at least a share of the Horizon League regular season championship for the second straight year. The Crusaders also clinched the #1 seed for the upcoming Horizon League tournament, and with it, hosting rights for the league’s championship event.
February 25, 2013
For a group of six seniors taking to the court of the ARC for the final time in the regular season as Crusaders on Tuesday evening, you could not ask for anything more - the chance to clinch a second consecutive Horizon League regular season championship for Valparaiso on Senior Night against Youngstown State.
February 25, 2013
Valparaiso senior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named Monday as one of 25 finalists for the Lou Henson Award, which honors the top mid-major player in college basketball. Fans can participate in the fan vote, which accounts for one-third of the final vote, by visiting VoteLouHenson.com.
February 23, 2013
The Valparaiso men's basketball team enjoyed its best shooting performance in over 15 years on Saturday afternoon, cruising to an 82-60 victory over Eastern Kentucky at the ARC in front of a national television audience on ESPNU as part of the Ramada BracketBusters series.
February 22, 2013
For the third consecutive year, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team will take part in a nationally televised game as part of the ESPN Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters event, hosting Eastern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at noon, live on ESPNU.
February 19, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team led Loyola by 15 points at the halftime Tuesday night in Chicago, Ill., and after the Ramblers had rallied to tie the game in the second half, the Crusaders scored on 11 straight possessions as Valpo downed Loyola by a final score of 85-76. With the win, the Crusaders clinch at least the third seed and a first-round bye in the Horizon League Championship.
February 18, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to get back on the winning track Tuesday evening as the Crusaders make the short trip to Chicago to face Loyola at 7 p.m. Valpo maintains a half-game lead in the Horizon League standings with three league contests remaining. And, if you haven't seen it yet, check out the attached video to see the Valparaizone doing the Harlem Shake at last Saturday's game!
February 16, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team led Detroit by 15 points with less than nine minutes remaining in front of a sellout crowd at the ARC and a national television audience on ESPN2 on Saturday evening, but the Titans scored 19 consecutive points to take the lead as the Crusaders eventually fell by a final of 84-74.
February 15, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team takes aim at securing at least a share of the Horizon League title on Saturday afternoon as Detroit comes to the ARC for a 5 p.m. tip. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 as part of ESPN’s Rivalry Week. The Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 will be honored at halftime of the game.
February 12, 2013
Seniors Matt Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) and Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) combined for 25 of Valparaiso’s 34 second-half points as the Crusaders never trailed in a tight 68-61 road win at Wright State Tuesday evening in Horizon League play.
February 11, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team closes out its two-part Ohio road swing Tuesday evening as the Crusaders take on Wright State at 6 p.m. CT. Currently 1.5 games up in the league standings, Valpo faces a Raider squad which is one of the two teams tied for second place.
February 11, 2013
Senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has been named the Horizon League men's basketball Player of the Week by the league office, while redshirt junior Bobby Capobianco (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland [Indiana]) has been tabbed as the league's co-Newcomer of the Week.
February 09, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team scored the first 12 points of Saturday afternoon’s Horizon League game at Cleveland State, and its lead never dropped under six points as the Crusaders defeated the Vikings, 80-72, in front of a national television audience on ESPN2.
February 08, 2013
With the stretch run of Horizon League play approaching, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to continue its recent run of form Saturday afternoon at Cleveland State. The Crusaders enter the contest against the Vikings having won eight of their last nine games, a stretch which started with Valpo’s home victory over CSU. The game can be seen live nationwide on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. CT.
February 08, 2013
The votes are in and Valparaiso University’s student section, the Valparaizone, has advanced to the semifinal round of the second annual Naismith Student Section of the Year Award contest. As one of the top college basketball student sections in the country, Valpo is asking for fan support to help win the prestigious title. Crusader fans will now have a say in determining the most deserving student section by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award.
February 05, 2013
Valparaiso connected on a season-best 15 3-pointers in rolling to an 86-61 victory over UIC in Horizon League play on Tuesday evening at the ARC. The victory improves the Crusaders to 8-2 in league action.
February 04, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will host Eastern Kentucky out of the Ohio Valley Conference as part of the Ramada BracketBusters event on ESPNU on Saturday, February 23 at noon, the Crusaders learned Monday evening.
February 04, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to maintain its spot atop the Horizon League standings on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host UIC. Valpo will be playing its 100th Horizon League game since joining the league prior to the 2007-08 season.
February 01, 2013
Valparaiso put together its best defensive performance against a Division I school in nearly 30 years in earning its largest Horizon League win since joining the league on Friday evening, downing Milwaukee by a 71-40 score in front of 4,000-plus at the ARC.
January 31, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team returns home to the ARC Friday evening to start off the second half of league play by hosting Milwaukee at 7:05 p.m. The Crusaders start the back end of the Horizon League slate in first place.
January 30, 2013
Valparaiso trailed nearly start-to-finish on Wednesday evening in Youngstown, Ohio, as its six-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of Youngstown State, 80-68.
January 28, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team puts its season-long six-game winning streak on the line Wednesday evening as the Crusaders travel to take on Youngstown State. Valpo, which has won four straight road games, is looking to extend its best start in the program’s Division I history. The game can be seen live exclusively on ESPN3.com.
January 23, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team never flinched down the stretch as Green Bay made a run, getting a key 3-pointer from Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) with under two minutes to play and hitting free throws down the stretch to remain in first place with a 73-61 victory over the Phoenix at the ARC Wednesday evening. With the win, the Crusaders have won six straight league games for the first time in nine years.
January 22, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to continue its season-long winning streak at home on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host Green Bay. Valpo, which was won five straight games, is currently tied atop the Horizon League standings nearing the midway point of the league slate. The game can be seen live exclusively on ESPN3.com. The Crusader and Phoenix coaching staff will also be wearing sneakers on the sidelines as part of awareness for Coaches vs. Cancer.
January 21, 2013
Valparaiso senior forward Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of wins last week, including a career-best performance at Detroit.
January 19, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team scored on its final 10 possessions of Saturday night’s game at the ARC, overcoming a seven-point deficit in the final seven minutes to down Wright State, 69-63. With the come-from-behind victory in front of a raucous crowd of 4,860, the Crusaders end Saturday in sole possession of first place in the Horizon League standings.
January 18, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to extend its season-long winning streak to five games Saturday evening as the Crusaders return home to the ARC in a battle for first place with currently unbeaten Wright State. Valpo will play four of its next five games in the friendly confines of the ARC. At halftime, Valparaiso will honor members of the 1972-73 Crusader men's team which won the Indiana Collegiate Conference championship.
January 18, 2013
The Valparaiso men's basketball team has been selected for another national television appearance, as the Crusaders' game at Cleveland State was chosen by ESPN as a wildcard selection to air on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. CT.
January 17, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team trailed by 22 points with 17 minutes to play Thursday evening at Detroit and still trailed by 11 with three minutes remaining, but the Crusaders completed a remarkable comeback by scoring the final 12 points of the game, capped by two free throws from Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) with 17 seconds to play, as Valpo downed the Titans by an 89-88 final.
January 17, 2013
Valparaiso’s student section, the ValparaiZone, has been nominated as one of the top college basketball student sections in the country and is asking for fan support to help win the title. Crusader fans will have a say by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. The winning student section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $10,000 to be used in its general scholarship fund.
January 16, 2013
A strong incoming recruiting class for the 2013-2014 season got even stronger on Wednesday, as Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced that Illinois Mr. Basketball 2012 runner-up Keith Carter has transferred to Valparaiso and has enrolled in classes for the spring semester.
January 16, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to continue its stellar play of late in front of a nationwide audience on ESPNU Thursday night, as the Crusaders travel to face Detroit at 6 p.m. CT. Valpo has won three straight games and six of its last seven contests.
January 14, 2013
Valparaiso senior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week for the third time this season after leading Valpo to a pair of road victories last week, tallying double-doubles in both contests.
January 12, 2013
Senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) made a career-high seven 3-pointers and tallied his third straight double-double as the Valparaiso men's basketball team defeated Milwaukee, 76-52, at the Klotsche Center Saturday evening. The Crusaders have now won six of their last seven games, including three straight on the road.
January 11, 2013
Winners of five of its last six games, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team continues a three-game stretch of road contests Saturday afternoon at Milwaukee in the Horizon League Network Game of the Week.
January 09, 2013
In a game of runs Wednesday night in Chicago, Ill., it was Valparaiso which came up with the biggest spurt, scoring six straight points in a 90-second stretch late to take a six-point lead, enough to propel the Crusaders to a 75-70 victory over UIC.
January 08, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team kicks off a stretch of three consecutive road games on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., making the short jaunt into Chicago to face off against UIC.
January 04, 2013
In front of a national television audience Friday night on ESPNU, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team led start to finish in a 74-50 victory over Cleveland State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 03, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to bounce back in front of a national television audience on Friday evening, as the Crusaders host Cleveland State at the ARC at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast live nationwide on ESPNU.
January 02, 2013
Valparaiso shot just 35.7% from the field on Wednesday evening at the ARC as the Crusaders fell in their Horizon League opener by a 63-54 score to Loyola.
January 02, 2013
Valparaiso senior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) is the recipient of the Lou Henson Award mid-season honor, as announced today by CollegeInsider.com. The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top mid-major player in Division I basketball.
December 31, 2012
2012 started for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team with a two-point buzzer-beating win and ended with a two-point win, with its first Horizon League regular season title in between. The Crusaders will learn what 2013 will bring starting on Wednesday evening, as they kick off Horizon League play against Loyola at the ARC.
December 29, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team earned a 66-64 win over Murray State in Murray, Ky. in its final non-conference matchup before Horizon League play begins next week. Senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Crusaders, who overcame an 11-point first-half deficit.
December 26, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team plays its final game before starting Horizon League play, traveling to take on Murray State, which advanced to the third round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. The game can be seen live exclusively at ESPN3.com.
December 22, 2012
Valparaiso led by double figures for the last 28 minutes in cruising to a 79-51 victory over Purdue Calumet Saturday afternoon in its final game prior to Christmas. The win improves the Crusaders to a perfect 7-0 at home this season, with all seven wins coming by double figures.
December 21, 2012
Valparaiso plays its final game before Christmas with a special Saturday afternoon matinee from the ARC, hosting NAIA opponent Purdue Calumet at 1:35 p.m. The Crusaders are looking to extend their home winning streak to seven games.
December 20, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team remained perfect at home this season, winning its sixth straight home game as the Crusaders earned an 89-69 victory Thursday night over IUPUI at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 19, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team opens a brief two-game homestand prior to Christmas on Thursday evening, as the Crusaders host former Mid-Con rival IUPUI at the ARC.
December 17, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team held a nine-point lead at Oakland with under five minutes to play, but the Golden Grizzlies scored the final 11 points of the game to send the Crusaders to a 70-68 defeat Monday night in Rochester, Mich.
December 17, 2012
Valparaiso junior guard LaVonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) has been named the Horizon League co-Newcomer of the Week today after his stellar debut for the Crusaders on Saturday.
December 16, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has a quick turnaround, playing its second road game in a three-day span on Monday evening at former Mid-Con rival Oakland. The Crusaders are looking for their second straight road win following Saturday night’s win at Missouri State.
December 15, 2012
Junior LaVonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) was stellar in his Crusader debut Saturday night, pouring in a game-high 20 points as Valparaiso led nearly the entire second half in a 62-54 victory over Missouri State in Springfield, Mo.
December 14, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team kicks off a stretch of four games in an eight-day span prior to the Christmas holiday on Saturday night, as the Crusaders travel to Springfield, Mo. to face Missouri State. The game is the return engagement from the 2011 BracketBusters contest which saw Valpo down the Bears in front of a national audience on ESPN2.
December 11, 2012
The buzzer-beating 3-pointer hit by Bryce Drew in the first round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament against fourth-seeded Ole Miss, which lifted 13th-seeded Valparaiso to a 70-69 victory over the Rebels, has been named one of the Top 35 All-Time Madness Moments by the NCAA as part of the season-long celebration of 75 Years of March Madness.
December 10, 2012
Valparaiso senior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has picked up his second Player of the Week award from the Horizon League office after posting a pair of stellar performances last week.
December 08, 2012
Senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) scored a game-high 24 points Saturday evening at the Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., but 23 turnovers were too much for Valparaiso to overcome as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 65-52 to #18/20 New Mexico.
December 07, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team faces a ranked opponent for the first time this season as the Crusaders fly out to Albuquerque to take on #18/20 New Mexico Saturday evening. The game can be seen live on Root Sports Rocky Mountain (DirecTV - 683; Dish - 414).
December 05, 2012
Valparaiso held IPFW to just three points over an 11-plus minute stretch of the second half, a stretch in which the Crusaders pushed its advantage into double figures as Valpo went on to a 63-52 victory over the Mastodons Wednesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 05, 2012
Valparaiso men's basketball assistant coach Luke Gore sits down on the latest edition of the Valpo Coaches Show, talking about the season to date, looking ahead over the rest of the non-league season and looking to the future and the five Crusader signees.
December 04, 2012
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC Wednesday evening to take on IPFW at 7:05 p.m. The Crusaders are looking for their fifth consecutive home win to open the 2012-2013 season.
December 02, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team shot just better than 32 percent from the field Sunday afternoon in losing its second game of the season, falling 62-49 on the road against the Saint Louis Billikens at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo. The loss snapped Valpo’s three-game winning streak.
November 30, 2012
The Valparaiso men's basketball team kicks off a stretch in which it will play four out of five games away from home on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders take on Saint Louis in an effort to improve to 6-1 on the year. The game can be seen live on Fox Sports Midwest.
November 26, 2012
Valparaiso senior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has been named the Horizon League co-Player of the Week following a pair of stellar performances last weekend, including a career-high effort on Saturday.
November 24, 2012
Valparaiso senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) scored 26 of his career-high 30 points in the first half as the Crusaders ran out to a 20-3 lead en route to a 77-64 victory Saturday night at the ARC over Bethune-Cookman. With the win, the Crusaders claimed the trophy for winning the Valparaiso Division of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic.
November 23, 2012
The Valparaiso men's basketball team scored the first 10 points of the game against Chicago State Friday evening to ensure it would lead the entire way, and then slammed the door on the Cougars with a 16-0 second-half run as the Crusaders earned a 67-46 win at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo will now take on Bethune-Cookman on Saturday night at the ARC in the finale of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic.
November 23, 2012
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) signed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period and will be joining the Crusader program as a freshman for the 2013-2014 season. Peters joins the four signees announced last week - Jubril Adekoya, Nick Davidson, Lexus Williams and Clay Yeo.
November 21, 2012
Valparaiso hosts a four-team pod to close out the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Crusaders will take on Chicago State Friday at 7 p.m., with Bethune-Cookman and Nebraska-Omaha meeting at 4:30 p.m. Then, on Saturday, the losers of Friday’s games will match up at 4:30 p.m. and the winners will meet for the title at 7 p.m.
November 18, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team earned their first road win of the season with a thrilling 88-83 overtime win Sunday afternoon against Kent State in Kent, Ohio. Senior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) tipped in a missed free throw with one second remaining to tie the game 75-75 and force an extra session.
November 17, 2012
Valparaiso continues play in the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders play their second straight road game at Kent State.
November 15, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team trailed by as many as 14 points before falling 50-48 against Nebraska at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb. on Thursday night. Senior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) paced the Crusaders’ furious comeback bid, posting 20 points and six rebounds.
November 15, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has inked four players to National Letters of Intent since the start of the early signing period on Wednesday, head coach Bryce Drew announced Thursday afternoon. Jubril Adekoya, Nick Davidson, Lexus Williams and Clay Yeo have all signed on the dotted line and will join the Crusaders as freshmen in the fall of 2013. The early signing period runs through Wednesday, November 21.
November 14, 2012
Valparaiso takes aim at a 3-0 start on Thursday evening as the Crusaders travel to Lincoln, Neb. to take on the Cornhuskers of Nebraska. The game can be seen live nationwide on the Big Ten Network at 8 p.m. CT.
November 13, 2012
The nation woke up to a Valparaiso men's basketball victory on Tuesday morning, as the Crusaders started the second half on a 21-5 run to put away Northern Illinois, 69-46. The game, which tipped off just after 7 a.m., was the fifth game of the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon and was broadcast live on ESPN.
November 12, 2012
Valparaiso takes part in the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon for the first time as the Crusaders host Northern Illinois at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, live on ESPN. The tip time will be the earliest a Crusader game has ever tipped off at the ARC. There will be a pancake breakfast in Hilltop Gym starting at 6 a.m. - free for students, $5 for the general public.
November 09, 2012
The Valparaiso men's basketball team led 17-2 six minutes into Friday night's season opener at the ARC against Georgia Southern, and left no doubt from there, cruising to an 85-54 victory over the Eagles.
November 08, 2012
Valparaiso opens the 2012-2013 regular season at home Friday night against Georgia Southern at 7:30 p.m., the back end of a doubleheader with the Crusader women’s team. Fans are encouraged to wear white to help “White Out” the ARC on Friday evening.
November 07, 2012
Check out the latest Valpo Coaches Show, as men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew sits down to talk about the Crusaders' exhibition wins and looks ahead to the start of the regular season.
November 03, 2012
Valparaiso used a 20-3 run to start the second half to defeat Robert Morris (Ill.), which entered the game ranked fourth in the nation among NAIA schools, by a final of 92-64 on Saturday evening at the ARC in exhibition action. The game was the second of Valpo's two exhibition contests.
October 27, 2012
Valparaiso led by double figures for the last 30 minutes and shot better than 55% from the floor as the Crusaders opened exhibition play with a 90-62 victory Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center over Saint Joseph’s (Ind.).
October 26, 2012
With the first exhibition game right about the corner, Crusader men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew sits down for a season preview on a special edition of the Valpo Coaches Show!
October 12, 2012
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Tommy Kurth (Osceola, Ind./Penn) has been deemed medically unable to compete and will no longer be able to play for the Crusaders. Kurth will remain on scholarship to complete his degree from Valparaiso, but will not count against the program’s scholarship limit.
October 09, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has been picked to win the Horizon League title in 2012-2013, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches, SIDs and media. In addition, seniors Ryan Broekhoff and Kevin Van Wijk were both chosen to the Preseason First Team All-League.
September 20, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will make at least eight appearances across ESPN platforms during the 2013 Horizon League schedule and could be featured up to nine times, as the league announced its full schedule of games on the Worldwide Leader’s networks Thursday.
August 31, 2012
Valpo Athletics announces the launch of a new social media fan engagement program where Crusader fans can show their support for Valpo Athletics and each individual team through a combination of in-game social media campaigns, engaging teams on social networks and earning rewards through our new Valpo Crusader Social Rewards program. Fans can visit ValpoRewards.com to start playing!
August 24, 2012
Three games against teams which finished last season among the nation’s top-30 in RPI highlight the Valparaiso men’s basketball schedule for the 2012-2013 season, as released Friday afternoon. The Crusaders return their entire starting lineup from last year’s squad, which captured the Horizon League regular season championship. In addition, season tickets are on sale now for Valpo’s 18-game home slate at the ARC, with discounted season tickets available for faculty, staff and recent alumni.
August 23, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will host Detroit live on ESPN2 on Saturday, February 16 as part of ‘Rivalry Week’, highlighting the 16-game Horizon League slate for the Crusaders as released by the league office Thursday morning.
July 23, 2012
Covering both coasts of the United States, three countries, and an additional two continents, Ryan Broekhoff, Will Bogan, Bobby Capobianco, Vashil Fernandez, and Tommy Kurth have had busy summers. By representing themselves at an internship, or representing their country abroad, these five players made lifetime memories both on and off the court.
July 11, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will host Northern Illinois at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. (CT) on ESPN as part of the fifth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, a 24-hour marathon of basketball over the ESPN family of networks which celebrates the opening of the college basketball season.
July 10, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team placed four players on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2011-2012 Honors Court, as announced by the organization this afternoon. The Crusaders’ four players were the most honored from any Horizon League school.
June 21, 2012
Continuing the tradition of Valparaiso men’s basketball players representing their native countries at the highest level, current Crusader Vashil Fernandez (Kingston, Jamaica/Princeton Day [Md.] Academy) made his senior debut for the Jamaican national team on Tuesday evening against the U.S. Virgin Islands at the 2012 FIBA Men’s Central American and Caribbean Basketball Championship (Centrobasket).
June 19, 2012
Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) will continue to showcase his skills for the Australian Boomers, as he has been one of 14 players invited to the Melbourne training camp for the Farewell Series against Greece, a three-game set next week. Broekhoff is still in contention for a spot on the 12-player team which will represent Australia in the 2012 Olympic Games.
June 08, 2012
Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was one of 12 Australian players to be named to the Boomers squad which will face China in the YouYi Games series, set to tip off in Perth Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. local time (1 a.m. Saturday Central time).
June 04, 2012
Valparaiso forward Bobby Capobianco (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland [Indiana]) is one of 10 players currently on tour with the U.S. Eagles Men’s Basketball Team, traveling in East Asia to compete with high-level and professional teams in several large cities.
May 03, 2012
Valparaiso junior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) is one of 25 players on the 2012 Australian Boomers basketball squad, as named earlier this week by Basketball Australia. With his selection, Broekhoff will have a chance to earn a spot on Australia’s team for the 2012 Olympic Games, as the 12-player Olympic roster will be comprised of players from the Boomers squad.
May 02, 2012
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Alex Rossi, a 6’6” guard from Winnetka, Ill., has committed to join the Crusader program. Rossi comes to Valpo after spending the last two years at the University of California.
April 30, 2012
Valparaiso’s men’s basketball team will be hosting three basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.
April 24, 2012
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that David Chadwick has committed to join the Crusader program. Chadwick, who played for two seasons at Rice, will sit out the 2012-2013 season due to NCAA transfer regulations and have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2013-2014 campaign.
April 24, 2012
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that sophomore guard Jay Harris has been granted a release from his commitment to the Crusader men’s basketball program and will be transferring.
April 16, 2012
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that two transfer guards have committed to join the Crusader men’s basketball program for the 2012-2013 season. LaVonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Edwin G. Foreman) played one and a half seasons at the University of South Florida, while Jordan Coleman (North Hollywood, Calif./Calabasas) began his collegiate career at the University of Hawai’i and spent last season playing at Southwestern Illinois College.
March 31, 2012
Former Valparaiso University men's basketball head coach Dr. Homer Drew was honored as the recipient of the 2012 Coach John Wooden “Keys to Life” Award at the annual Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast Saturday morning in New Orleans.
March 28, 2012
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Crusader men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew has agreed to a multi-year contract extension to continue his tenure as head coach of the Valpo men’s basketball program.
March 28, 2012
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Hrvoje Vucic has asked for and been granted a release from his commitment to the Valpo basketball program, and that Richie Edwards has been granted a release from his commitment for family reasons. Both players will be transferring.
March 26, 2012
Valparaiso junior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press on Monday. Broekhoff becomes just the fourth Crusader in Valpo’s Division I era to earn All-American honors on the hardwood.
March 14, 2012
Playing its first-round NIT game with just a six-man rotation, seventh-seeded Valparaiso played right with second-seeded Miami for 36 minutes before the Hurricanes closed out the game with 12 straight points, as the Crusaders fell 66-50 Wednesday evening in Coral Gables, Fla. Valpo’s season ends with a 22-12 overall record and the program’s first Horizon League regular season championship.
March 12, 2012
Valparaiso takes to the postseason for the 11th time in the last 17 seasons, as the Crusaders travel to Coral Gables, Fla. as a seventh seed in the 2012 National Invitation Tournament to take on second-seeded Miami out of the ACC. It marks Valpo’s second all-time appearance in the postseason NIT, as the Crusaders also earned an NIT berth in 2003. The game can be seen live Wednesday night at 6:30pm CDT on ESPNU.
March 11, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team earned an automatic bid into the 2012 National Invitation Tournament by virtue of winning the Horizon League regular-season championship, and learned Sunday evening that it would be a seventh-seed, traveling to face second-seeded Miami (Fla.) on Wednesday evening, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. CDT live on ESPNU.
March 06, 2012
Valparaiso led by three at the half in the 2012 Horizon League Championship title game Tuesday evening at the ARC, but Detroit out-scored the Crusaders 46-23 over the final 20 minutes as Valpo fell by a 70-50 final. Despite the loss, Valpo’s season will continue, as the Crusaders earn an automatic berth into the NIT by virtue of being regular season league champions.
March 06, 2012
40 minutes stand in between Valparaiso and a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004, as the Crusaders host Detroit at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday evening in the Horizon League Championship title game. The winner of Tuesday’s game, which will be televised live nationally on ESPN, will earn the Horizon League’s automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
March 03, 2012
Tickets are available now as Valparaiso will host the 2012 Horizon League Championship title game on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. CST at the Athletics-Recreation Center against Detroit.
March 03, 2012
Valparaiso stands just 40 minutes away from returning to the NCAA Tournament after its second victory over Butler at the ARC in eight days, downing the Bulldogs 65-46 in front of a frenzied crowd Saturday evening in the second of two Horizon League Championship semifinals. Valpo will take on Detroit at the ARC on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN in the league title game, with the winner earning the league’s automatic bid to the Big Dance.
March 02, 2012
As the top seed for the 2012 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship, Valparaiso will host fifth-seeded Butler at the ARC Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs advanced to Saturday’s semifinals after defeating fourth-seeded Milwaukee on Friday night, 71-49.
February 29, 2012
As the 2011-2012 Horizon League regular season champion, Valparaiso earned hosting rights for the Men’s Basketball Championship and the double bye to Saturday’s semifinals. The Crusaders will face off against either fourth-seeded Milwaukee or fifth-seeded Butler Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., live on ESPNU. The ARC will host a pair of second-round games on Friday evening (5:00, 7:30) and the two semifinals on Saturday evening, and will also host the title game Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. with a win on Saturday.
February 27, 2012
Valparaiso claimed a pair of the Horizon League’s major postseason awards on Monday, as junior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named the league’s Player of the Year and first-year head coach Bryce Drew was tabbed the league’s Coach of the Year. In addition, junior forward Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) joined Broekhoff on the All-League First Team.
February 27, 2012
Tickets are on sale online now for the 2012 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship at the ARC. at 8 a.m. next Monday, Feb. 27.
February 24, 2012
Valparaiso put an emphatic end to a championship regular season on Friday evening, leading wire-to-wire in a 71-59 victory over Butler. The victory came on Senior Night in front of a sellout crowd of 5,237 and in front of a national television audience on ESPNU.
February 23, 2012
Having clinched the outright Horizon League regular season title, as well as the #1 seed and hosting rights for the upcoming Horizon League Championship, with a win this past Tuesday over Loyola, the Crusaders celebrate Senior Night Friday evening as they host a nationally-televised game against Butler on ESPNU at 6 p.m in their final regular season game of the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders' 1961-1962 NCAA Tournament team, which advanced to the final eight, will be honored at halftime.
February 21, 2012
It took five minutes longer than Crusader fans might have liked, but in the end, the wait was worth it, as the Valparaiso men’s basketball team captured the 2011-2012 Horizon League Men’s Basketball regular season title on Tuesday evening with a 66-62 overtime victory over Loyola at the ARC.
February 20, 2012
Valparaiso looks to clinch at least a share of its first Horizon League men’s basketball regular season championship and earn the #1 seed for the upcoming league tournament on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders welcome Loyola to the ARC. The Crusaders are also in search of their 20th victory this season as well. The game can be seen locally on Lakeshore Public Television.
February 17, 2012
Junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) scored 16 points on Friday evening, the 15th of which made him the 31st player in Crusader basketball history to reach 1,000 career points, but it was not enough as Valparaiso fell to Loyola Marymount, 61-53, in the Sears BracketBusters X event in Los Angeles, Calif.
February 17, 2012
While this year’s Valparaiso men’s basketball team is looking to make history next week as it takes aim at its first Horizon League championship, the Crusaders will also take time to honor a special team from their past. Valpo will honor the 1961-1962 men’s basketball team, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of becoming the first team in program history to make the NCAA postseason, ultimately advancing to the national quarterfinals, at halftime of the Butler game next Friday, Feb. 24.
February 16, 2012
Valparaiso takes its final step outside of league play during the regular season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders fly to Los Angeles to face off against Loyola Marymount as part of the Sears BracketBusters X series. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. CST Friday night, and the game will be televised live on ESPNU, the second consecutive year Valpo has been chosen for a televised BracketBusters appearance.
February 14, 2012
Valparaiso hit eight of its nine 3-point attempts in the second half, including triples on three straight possessions in the closing minutes to claim the lead for good, in a 74-65 victory over UIC Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 13, 2012
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC in first place and will close out the Horizon League slate with a trio of home games, starting with a matchup against UIC Tuesday evening at 7:05 p.m.
February 11, 2012
A 16-0 first-half run by Youngstown State proved to be too much for Valparaiso to overcome on Saturday evening, as the Crusaders dropped a 71-53 decision in Horizon League play to the Penguins.
February 10, 2012
First-place Valparaiso closes out its Horizon League road schedule on Saturday evening as the Crusaders look to stay atop the league standings with a showdown at Youngstown State. The Crusaders have won 14 straight meetings with the Penguins, including 10 consecutive since joining the Horizon League.
February 09, 2012
Playing on the road in a first-place showdown Thursday night in Cleveland, Ohio, Valparaiso surrendered the first point of the game to Cleveland State. Valpo then scored 17 straight over the next eight minutes to seize control for good, and the lead never dropped into single digits the rest of the way, as the Crusaders came out of the Wolstein Center with a 59-41 victory and atop the Horizon League standings.
February 09, 2012
Single-game tickets for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team’s regular-season finale at the ARC at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 24 against Butler are available now through the Valparaiso University Ticket Office.
February 07, 2012
In what looks to be the biggest game of the year up to this point, Valparaiso travels to Cleveland State on Thursday evening in a matchup for first place in the league standings. The Crusaders enter having won seven of their last eight games, while the Vikings have won eight of their last nine.
February 04, 2012
Valparaiso shot a blistering 65.6% from the floor on Saturday evening and missed just two shots from inside the 3-point line, leading nearly start-to-finish in a 63-54 Horizon League victory over Wright State in front of a raucous crowd of 4,727 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders have now won seven of their last eight contests and are currently in a virtual tie atop the league standings.
February 03, 2012
Winners of six of its last seven contests, Valparaiso looks to maintain its spot within the top-two of the Horizon League standings as the Crusaders host Wright State Saturday evening at 7:05 p.m.
February 02, 2012
For the second straight game, Valparaiso erased a double-figure second-half deficit, as a career-high 26-point performance from junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) helped lead the Crusaders to a 78-73 victory over Detroit Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 31, 2012
Valparaiso starts a stretch in which it will play five of its final seven Horizon League contests in the friendly confines of the ARC on Thursday evening, as the Crusaders host Detroit for a special 6:30 p.m. start time. The Crusaders enter the week just one-half game out of first place in the league table.
January 31, 2012
Among the winningest coaches in college basketball history, Tom Smith both played and coached at Valparaiso University, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
January 30, 2012
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team learned Monday evening that it had earned a televised appearance in the 2012 Sears BracketBusters X event and will travel to the West Coast, as the Crusaders will face off against Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday evening, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. CT live on ESPNU.
January 28, 2012
Valparaiso rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit against Milwaukee and limited the Panthers to just11 points in the game’s final 17:30 as the Crusaders earned a hard-fought 55-52 victory Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis.
January 27, 2012
Valparaiso closes out a four-game road trip, its longest road swing of the season, Saturday afternoon in the Horizon League Network Game of the Week at Milwaukee, which can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Both squads enter Saturday’s contest tied for second place in the league standings, just one-half game out of the league lead.
January 26, 2012
Junior Ben Boggs (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley [Virginia Tech]) hit all five of his 3-point attempts en route to a career-best 17 points, but Valparaiso fell to Green Bay to start the second half of Horizon League play, 75-60, Thursday evening in Green Bay, Wis.
January 25, 2012
A fixture on the sidelines for more than two decades, Dr. Homer Drew led Valparaiso University to 371 victories and nine postseason appearances while at the helm of the Crusader basketball program, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
January 24, 2012
Valparaiso looks to maintain its current run of form this Thursday evening as the Crusaders continue their four-game road trip at Green Bay. Valpo has won four straight games and six of its last seven to ascend into a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings at the halfway point of the league slate.
January 21, 2012
Juniors Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) and Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) combined for all ten points in a 10-0 run that put Valparaiso up nine points with seven minutes to play, and the Crusaders would never trail again, eventually earning a 60-55 victory over UIC Saturday afternoon in Chicago. The win guarantees Valpo a share of first place in the Horizon League standings at the halfway point of the league schedule.
January 20, 2012
Coming off their biggest road win in nearly 12 years, Valparaiso looks for its fourth consecutive victory as the Crusaders aim for a sweep of the Chicago road trip against UIC at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The showdown with the Flames concludes the first half of the Horizon League slate. The game can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
January 19, 2012
Valparaiso led nearly from start to finish, placing four players in double figures in the scoring column as the Crusaders captured their third straight victory with a 69-48 triumph over Loyola Thursday evening in Chicago, Ill.
January 18, 2012
Winners of four of its last five games, Valparaiso makes the first of two quick trips to the Windy City on Thursday evening as the Crusaders prepare to take on Loyola. Valpo enters the weekend tied for second place in the Horizon League standings, just one game out of first. The game, which tips at 7 p.m., can be seen locally on Lakeshore Public Television.
January 16, 2012
For the second time this season, Valparaiso junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after putting together back-to-back career-high scoring outputs in a pair of league wins this past weekend.
January 15, 2012
Valparaiso shot 60% from the floor on Sunday afternoon, including a blistering 21-of-28 from inside the arc, and Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) matched his career high for the second straight game with 23 points as the Crusaders downed Horizon League co-leader Cleveland State 72-66 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 14, 2012
Valparaiso looks for a Horizon League weekend sweep at the ARC as the Crusaders host Cleveland State on Sunday afternoon. For the second straight contest, the Crusaders will be taking on a team tied atop the league standings.
January 13, 2012
Four Crusaders scored in double figures, led by a game and career-high 23 points from junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp), as Valparaiso handily defeated Youngstown State, 76-62, Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 12, 2012
Former Valparaiso University men’s basketball head coach Dr. Homer Drew was honored Wednesday night with the Gary Old Timers Lifetime Achievement Award at the 66th Annual Gary Old Timers Athletic Association banquet at the Avalon Manor in Hobart.
January 12, 2012
Valparaiso begins its only home Horizon League weekend this month on Friday evening as the Crusaders welcome Youngstown State to the ARC. Valpo has defeated the Penguins 13 consecutive times, including nine straight as Horizon League foes.
January 08, 2012
Valparaiso’s bid for a third consecutive victory was denied Sunday afternoon despite a two-point halftime lead, as Wright State out-scored the Crusaders by 20 points in the second half as Valpo fell 73-55 to the Raiders in Dayton, Ohio.
January 07, 2012
Valparaiso looks for its third straight victory and attempts to improve to 3-0 on the road in Horizon League play as the Crusaders, one of five squads tied atop the league standings entering this weekend, face off at Wright State against the Raiders Sunday afternoon.
January 06, 2012
Redshirt junior Erik Buggs (Memphis, Tenn./Mitchell) received an inbounds pass in a tie game with 4.6 seconds left and took it the length of the court himself, driving down the left side and going all the way to the basket before laying it in at the buzzer to give Valparaiso a 73-71 victory Friday evening in Horizon League play against Detroit.
January 04, 2012
Legendary basketball coach Gene Bartow, who guided the Valparaiso men’s basketball program from 1964-1970 and was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009, passed away Tuesday evening at the age of 81 after battling cancer for the last two and a half years.
January 04, 2012
Valparaiso opens play in 2012 Friday evening as the Crusaders continue Horizon League play with a game at Detroit. The game, which starts a stretch of six road games in the next eight contests for Valpo, will have live video available exclusively on ESPN3.com.
December 31, 2011
In a high-scoring affair at the Athletics-Recreation Center, it was Valparaiso which ended the game on top, as the Crusaders led by as many as 18 points and eventually held on for a 90-87 victory over Green Bay in a New Year’s Eve matinee Saturday.
December 30, 2011
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team concludes the 2011 calendar year at the ARC with a Saturday afternoon matinee, as the Crusaders host Green Bay on New Year’s Eve at 4:05 p.m. Valpo is looking to snap a two-game losing streak heading into the new year.
December 29, 2011
After leading for most of the game, Valparaiso reclaimed a one-point advantage with 1:25 to go, only to see Milwaukee’s Kaylon Williams rattle home a 3-pointer on the next trip to give the Panthers the lead for good, as the Crusaders fell Thursday evening, 57-55, at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 28, 2011
Valparaiso begins the bulk of the Horizon League schedule on Thursday evening at home as the Crusaders play host to Milwaukee. Each of Valpo's next 15 games is a league contest, as the Crusaders have just one non-league game left on the regular season slate.
December 23, 2011
Valparaiso fought all the way back from a 17-point halftime deficit to tie Friday’s game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. with 12 minutes to play, but IUPUI went on a 17-4 run shortly thereafter and took advantage of 41 free throw makes as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 97-88.
December 22, 2011
Valparaiso hits the court for the final time before Christmas on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Indianapolis for the second time this month, this time to take on former Mid-Con foe IUPUI at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers.
December 20, 2011
Valpo scored on six out of seven possessions in a key stretch just past the midway point of the second half, turning a one-point deficit into a 10-point lead en route to a 59-48 victory over Northern Illinois Tuesday evening in DeKalb, Ill.
December 20, 2011
In the midst of a stretch of three games in seven days, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team took time out at the start of its most recent road trip on Monday afternoon to visit Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago to give gifts and share the holiday spirit with the children.
December 19, 2011
Valparaiso starts its final week of non-league play Tuesday evening as the Crusaders travel to DeKalb, Ill. to take on Northern Illinois. Valpo is looking to improve to 3-0 against the MAC this year, having already defeated Akron and Bowling Green this season.
December 17, 2011
Oakland’s Reggie Hamilton hit a buzzer-beating shot from the top of the key as Valparaiso fell to the Golden Grizzlies at the ARC Saturday evening, 82-80. The loss was the first for the Crusaders this season at home in six games.
December 14, 2011
Valparaiso looks to keep its perfect home record this season intact on Saturday night as the Crusaders host former Mid-Con foe Oakland at the ARC. Valpo has started the season with five straight victories at home.
December 10, 2011
In a game which was within one possession for virtually the last 10 minutes of play, it was Valparaiso which came up with the big points down the stretch, as the Crusaders went 10-for-12 from the free throw line over the game’s final two minutes to earn an 82-79 victory over Bowling Green State University Saturday evening at the ARC.
December 09, 2011
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC for the first time in three weeks Saturday evening as the Crusaders host Bowling Green State University. Valpo is looking to rebound after suffering a road defeat at IPFW Wednesday night.
December 07, 2011
Valparaiso erased a 14-point first-half deficit to take a one-point lead with 14 minutes to play Wednesday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind., but IPFW scored the next five points to reclaim the lead for good and rode 60.8% shooting from the floor as the Crusaders fell by a final of 85-76.
December 06, 2011
Valparaiso concludes a three-game road trip Wednesday evening as the Crusaders travel southeast to Fort Wayne to face off against IPFW. Valpo looks to carry the momentum from Saturday’s overtime win at Butler into Wednesday’s contest as it aims to improve to 7-2 on the season.
December 03, 2011
A 3-point play by junior Matt Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) with 32 seconds to play in overtime was the clinching play for Valparaiso as the Crusaders downed Butler in the Horizon League opener in Indianapolis on Saturday, 77-71. The win was Valpo’s first in Hinkle Fieldhouse since 1988.
November 30, 2011
Valparaiso opens Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Indianapolis to face off against in-state rival Butler. The game is the lone league contest for Valpo until the heart of Horizon League action starts on Dec. 29.
November 25, 2011
Valparaiso was within four points at halftime Friday evening at #3/3 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, thanks in large part to 15 first-half points from sophomore Jay Harris (Aurora, Ill./Oswego East), but the Buckeyes hit their first eight field goal attempts of the second half as the Crusaders eventually fell by a final score of 80-47.
November 23, 2011
Valparaiso travels to Columbus, Ohio for a Friday evening showdown against the nation’s third-ranked team in Ohio State. The Crusaders enter the game, which can be seen live on the Big Ten Network, on a five-game winning streak.
November 21, 2011
Valparaiso junior forward Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after averaging 20.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game over his three games last week, the league office announced Monday.
November 20, 2011
Valparaiso won its Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer on Sunday afternoon, finishing the weekend with a perfect 3-0 mark as they trailed for just 14 seconds in an 84-68 victory over Duquesne at the ARC. Junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named the MVP of the Valparaiso Subregional, while junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) joined Broekhoff on the All-Tournament Team.
November 19, 2011
Valparaiso jumped out to a 30-8 lead less than 10 minutes into Saturday night’s game against IU Kokomo and cruised from there, eventually earning a 79-48 victory in the Crusaders’ second game of the Valparaiso Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
November 18, 2011
Trailing by five points with just over four minutes to play Friday evening in its opening game of the Valparaiso Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, Valparaiso held Akron scoreless the remainder of the game, scoring the contest’s final eight points to earn a 62-59 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 16, 2011
For the first time in the history of the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso will host part of an in-season tournament on its home court, as the Crusaders welcome Akron, Duquesne, IU Kokomo and the University of the District of Columbia to the ARC for the Valparaiso Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer this weekend.
November 14, 2011
Valparaiso led start to finish Monday evening at the ARC, allowing its fewest points defensively in over 27 years in an 88-38 victory over Holy Cross [Ind.] College.
November 13, 2011
Valparaiso returns to the ARC for the first time in the regular season, taking on Holy Cross [Ind.] College in the home opener Monday evening. The Crusaders split a pair of games on their season-opening road trip, most recently defeating Georgia Southern 90-81.
November 11, 2011
Valparaiso gave head coach Bryce Drew his first win at the helm of the Crusaders, as Valpo led nearly start-to-finish Friday evening in a 90-81 victory over Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Ga.
November 11, 2011
Fans who turned on ESPNU for the Valparaiso men’s basketball season opener at Arizona on Monday saw new Crusader head coach Bryce Drew sporting a light blue blazer in his debut. Drew was wearing the bright jacket not as a fashion statement, but in support of his father Homer’s fight with prostate cancer. Now, with Valpo hosting a subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer next weekend, fans will have the chance to support the fight against cancer.
November 10, 2011
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew and assistant coach Roger Powell Jr. will both be participating in the 2nd Annual Shots From the Heart Tournament, in benefit of the Skip Prosser Foundation.
November 10, 2011
Valparaiso continues to rack up the miles on its season-opening two-game road trip, traveling to Statesboro, Ga. to face off against Georgia Southern Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. CST.
November 08, 2011
ESPN's Andy Katz was recently on campus and profiled former head coach Homer Drew and his family.
November 07, 2011
Valparaiso led for much of the first half Monday evening at #16/16 Arizona and trailed by just two at the half, but a 16-3 run to start the second half proved too much for the Crusaders to overcome, as Valpo fell by a final of 73-64 in its first game as part of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
November 06, 2011
Valparaiso opens the Bryce Drew era on the road against #16/16 Arizona in its opening game of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Monday evening at 8 p.m. CST. The game, which can be seen live on ESPNU, is the first of four Valpo will play as part of the Classic, as the Crusaders will host a subregional pod Nov. 18-20 as well.
November 03, 2011
Valparaiso placed four players in double figures in the scoring column and led by as many as 24 points in the second half en route to a 74-65 victory over Augustana Thursday evening at the ARC in exhibition action.
October 29, 2011
A back-and-forth final two minutes of basketball at the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday evening was decided on a three-point play by junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) with five seconds remaining, as Valparaiso earned a 73-71 victory over Hillsdale in the Crusaders’ first exhibition game of the year.
October 28, 2011
A new era in Valparaiso men’s basketball begins Saturday evening as Bryce Drew takes the helm of the Crusaders for the 2011-2012 campaign. Drew welcomes back eight returnees from last year’s squad, which advanced to the postseason and finished just one game out of the Horizon League regular season title, and also brings in five newcomers as Valpo looks to continue its winning tradition.
October 27, 2011
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has spent plenty of time over the last two-plus months working hard on the court to blend in five newcomers with the eight returnees as the Crusaders prepare for the 2011-2012 season. But at the same time, the Crusaders have taken time out to give back to the community, contributing more than 90 hours of community service since the start of the academic year.
October 26, 2011
With the start of exhibition play rapidly approaching, the Valparaiso men's and women's basketball teams have participated in a pair of events to engage with season-ticket holders and students over the past two weeks.
October 18, 2011
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has been picked to finish in fifth place in the Horizon League during the 2011-2012 season according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches, media members and sports information directors. In addition, junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has been selected to the preseason All-League second team.
October 06, 2011
Former Valparaiso men’s basketball player Ron Howard is one of 21 players who has been invited to the USA Pan American Games Team training camp from Oct. 14-22. The training camp will be utilized to select the USA’s 12-man roster that will compete in the 2011 Pan American Games that are being held from Oct. 26-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
September 29, 2011
Akron and Duquesne, both postseason teams from a season ago, highlight the squads coming to Valparaiso as the Crusaders’ men’s basketball team hosts a subregional round of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Nov. 18-20. It marks the first time Valpo has hosted part of an in-season men’s basketball tournament since 1977.
September 19, 2011
Valparaiso is once again offering its five-game Crusader Plan package for the 2011-2012 men’s basketball season. This year’s five-game Crusader Plan, which is on sale now, features the five “Operation: Pack the ARC” games on the Valpo men’s basketball schedule.
September 14, 2011
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew has finalized his staff for the upcoming 2011-2012 season. Jake Diebler is now an assistant coach, joining Roger Powell Jr. and Luke Gore as full-time assistants on the Crusaders’ staff, while Will Phipps has joined the Valpo men’s basketball program as the team’s director of basketball operations.
September 06, 2011
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today the Crusaders’ schedule for the 2011-2012 season, a schedule which features 17 home games, at least five games against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago and at least four national television broadcasts.
September 01, 2011
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Bobby Capobianco, a 6’9”, 250 lb. forward from Loveland, Ohio, has transferred from Indiana University to Valparaiso and has joined the Crusaders’ men’s basketball program. Capobianco must sit out the 2011-2012 season due to NCAA transfer regulations, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2012-2013 campaign.
August 30, 2011
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that senior Cameron Witt (Launceston, Tasmania, Australia/Launceston) will not compete during the 2011-2012 season in order to focus on finishing his degree. Witt will not apply for a redshirt year, thus completing his Valpo career.
August 29, 2011
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Vashil Fernandez, a 6’11” center from Kingston, Jamaica, has joined the Crusaders’ men’s basketball program for the 2011-2012 season.
August 22, 2011
Juniors Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) and Richie Edwards (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland [Hillsborough C.C.]) led the Australia and New Zealand teams, respectively, in scoring as men’s basketball competition concluded Monday at the 26th World University Games in Shenzhen, China.
July 21, 2011
Former Valparaiso forward Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) has signed a professional contract with the WCAA Giants of the Dutch Basketball League. Johnson becomes the 33rd Crusader since 1993 to advance to the professional ranks.
July 07, 2011
Two Valparaiso men's basketball players are on national team rosters for the 26th World University Games, to be contested Aug. 11-23 in Shenzhen, China. Junior Ryan Broekhoff will be suiting up for Australia, while incoming junior Richie Edwards has been named to the New Zealand squad.
June 30, 2011
Valparaiso head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Will Bogan, a 6'1" guard from Boise, Idaho, has enrolled in Valpo's MBA program and has joined the Crusader basketball program. Bogan spent three years at Ole Miss, graduating with a bachelor's degree in managerial finance, and used two seasons of eligibility with the Rebels.
June 30, 2011
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that the Crusaders have hired former University of Illinois standout Roger Powell Jr. as an assistant coach. Powell has spent the last six years playing professional basketball, including a stint with the Utah Jazz of the NBA.
May 20, 2011
Valparaiso's men's basketball team will be hosting three basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.
May 19, 2011
Since the dual announcements on the Valparaiso University campus Tuesday morning of the hiring of Bryce Drew to fill the position of men's basketball head coach following the retirement of Dr. Homer Drew, the move has resulted in a multitude of media coverage nationally, regionally and locally.
May 17, 2011
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced at a press conference on the Valparaiso campus Tuesday morning that Bryce Drew has been hired as the 21st head coach in the history of the Crusader men's basketball program.
May 17, 2011
Valparaiso University president Mark Heckler announced Tuesday morning at a press conference on the Valparaiso campus that Dr. Homer Drew has made the decision to step down, effective immediately, from his position as head men's basketball coach at Valparaiso. Drew closes his 22-year tenure with the Crusaders with 371 career victories and led Valparaiso to nine postseason appearances over his final 16 seasons.
May 06, 2011
Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew announced today that redshirt junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]), who will receive his bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University at May's commencement ceremony, will transfer to Michigan State to complete his collegiate eligibility.
April 18, 2011
Dino Jakolis, a 6'7", 215 lb. forward from Split, Croatia, has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Valparaiso men's basketball program as a freshman for the 2011-2012 season. Jakolis comes to Valpo after playing last season at LaLumiere School in nearby LaPorte, Ind.
April 08, 2011
The Valparaiso men's basketball program will be holding its year-end banquet on Monday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Christopher Center, located on the Valpo campus. The public is invited to come help the Crusaders celebrate the 2010-2011 season, in which they won 23 games, tied for third-most in program history.
March 30, 2011
Valparaiso redshirt junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) announced Wednesday his intent to declare for the 2011 NBA Draft. Wood will not hire an agent, thereby retaining his final season of eligibility should he withdraw his name from the draft prior to the May 8 NCAA-instituted draft withdrawl deadline.
March 24, 2011
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2011 Division I District 12 Co-Coach of the Year in a vote of his peers, as announced by the NABC.
March 16, 2011
Valparaiso cut a double-digit second-half deficit to six points on multiple occasions in the final 20 minutes, but could get no closer, as the Crusaders dropped an 85-77 decision to Iona Wednesday evening in the first round of the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 15, 2011
Valparaiso returns to the postseason for the tenth time in 16 years as the Crusaders make their first-ever appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) Wednesday evening, hosting Iona in first-round action. This marks the first time in the Crusaders' Division I era that they have hosted a national postseason tournament game.
March 13, 2011
Valparaiso announced Sunday evening that it has accepted a bid into the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) and that the Crusaders will host Iona on Wednesday, March 16 at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:05 p.m. CDT.
March 09, 2011
Redshirt junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) continues to rake in honors for his 2010-2011 campaign, as he was named Wednesday to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 12 First Team.
March 08, 2011
Valparaiso junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) represented the Crusaders on the Horizon League All-Tournament Team after averaging 24.7 points per game on Valpo's run to the league semifinals.
March 05, 2011
Junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) scored 24 points Saturday night, but it wasn't enough, as fourth-seeded Valparaiso fell in Horizon League Championship semifinal action at top-seeded Milwaukee, 70-63.
March 05, 2011
Valparaiso makes the quick turnaround to Horizon League Championship semifinal action on Saturday evening as the fourth-seeded Crusaders take on host and top-seeded Milwaukee at 7:30 p.m. Valpo is looking to advance to the title game for the first time since joining the league.
March 04, 2011
Valparaiso connected on a Horizon League Championship record 15 3-pointers, seven of which came in the final 20 minutes from Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]), who scored 30 points in all as the Crusaders downed Detroit in quarterfinal action Friday night in Milwaukee, Wis., 88-78. Valpo plays at Milwaukee in the second semifinal Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
March 03, 2011
Valparaiso makes the trip north to Milwaukee for the quarterfinal round of the 2011 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship, as the fourth-seeded Crusaders face off against fifth-seeded Detroit Friday evening.
March 01, 2011
After trailing by double figures early, fourth-seeded Valparaiso built as much as a 19-point second half lead and then held off a rally by ninth-seeded Youngstown State, eventually earning an 80-71 win in first round action of the 2011 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship Tuesday evening at the ARC. The Crusaders advance to play fifth-seeded Detroit in the quarterfinals Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Milwaukee.
February 28, 2011
Valparaiso opens the 2011 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship at the ARC on Tuesday evening, as the fourth-seeded Crusaders host ninth-seeded Youngstown State in first round action. Valpo enters this year's tournament having finished just one game out of first place in the final regular season standings.
February 28, 2011
Valparaiso junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) earned a spot on the First Team All-Horizon League squad, as the league office unveiled its postseason awards today.
February 26, 2011
Valparaiso sent seniors Cory Johnson , Howard Little and Michael Rogers out winners in their last regular-season home game at the ARC on Saturday, downing UIC 79-65. The Crusaders will be the fourth seed for the 2011 Horizon League Championship and host Youngstown State Tuesday in first-round action at 7 p.m.
February 25, 2011
Valparaiso concludes the 2010-2011 regular season Saturday evening as the Crusaders host UIC at the ARC. It is the Crusaders' Senior Night, as Cory Johnson, Howard Little and Michael Rogers will all be recognized prior to the game and will address the crowd following the game.
February 24, 2011
Valparaiso shot just 35.2% from the floor and hit just two 3-pointers in a 68-48 loss to Loyola Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 23, 2011
Valparaiso starts the final weekend of regular season play at the ARC Thursday evening as the Crusaders host the Ramblers of Loyola. Valpo enters the final two games of league play still in the fight for one of the top two seeds and a double bye into the tournament semifinals.
February 21, 2011
Despite trailing by 16 points in the first half and by as many as 11 in the second half, Valparaiso forced the game into overtime and led by two points with under 30 seconds to play, but Green Bay scored the final three points within the last 20 seconds to close out the game, as the Phoenix defeated the Crusaders 81-80 Monday night in Green Bay, Wis.
February 20, 2011
Valparaiso enters the final week of regular season play with its final road game of the year, traveling north to take on Green Bay Monday evening. The Crusaders enter the final week of play tied in the loss column atop the Horizon League standings.
February 19, 2011
In front of a sellout crowd and national television audience on ESPN2, Valparaiso made its stamp on the Sears BracketBusters event with a stellar performance, shooting over 58% from the floor and leading nearly start to finish in an 80-67 victory over Missouri State Saturday afternoon.
February 17, 2011
Valparaiso steps out of league play for the final time in the regular season, hosting Missouri State Saturday afternoon live on ESPN2 as part of the Sears BracketBusters event. The game, which starts at 4 p.m., will feature Dave O'Brien and Dick Vitale on the call.
February 16, 2011
In a see-saw battle Wednesday evening that saw both teams claim double-digit leads at one point, Valparaiso had a pair of point-blank attempts for the go-ahead basket roll around and out in the final ten seconds as Milwaukee eventually claimed a 79-76 win over the Crusaders in Milwaukee, Wis.
February 15, 2011
Valparaiso looks for its 20th win of the 2010-2011 campaign on Wednesday evening, as the Crusaders hit the road to take on Milwaukee. Valpo enters Wednesday's game atop the Horizon League standings with just four league games remaining.
February 15, 2011
A multi-sport athlete while at Valparaiso, Tom Orton was a three-year starter in both baseball and basketball for the Crusaders, and, on Saturday, February 19 he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 12, 2011
Valparaiso won its 11th Horizon League game, the most in a season since the Crusaders joined the league, and maintained its spot atop the league's standings in tight fashion, earning a 58-56 victory over Wright State Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 11, 2011
Valparaiso looks for its third straight victory on Saturday as the Crusaders aim to remain atop the Horizon League standings, hosting Wright State at the ARC. Valpo improved to 9-2 at home this year with its Thursday victory over Detroit.
February 10, 2011
Valparaiso overcame a nine-point first half deficit to take the halftime lead and then never trailed in the second half in an 82-74 victory over Detroit at the Athletics-Recreation Center Thursday night. With the win, the Crusaders remain atop the Horizon League standings at 10-3 with five games remaining.
February 08, 2011
Valparaiso puts first place on the line yet again Thursday evening when the Crusaders return home to the ARC to host Detroit. Valpo closes the regular season with five of its last seven games at home.
February 05, 2011
Valparaiso rallied from a 10-point deficit with nine minutes to play and recovered after a Youngstown State buzzer-beater to end regulation, as the Crusaders eventually earned an 86-78 overtime victory over the Penguins Saturday evening in Youngstown, Ohio. With the win, in which Brandon Wood led all players with 31 points, Valpo remains tied in the loss column atop the Horizon League standings.
February 04, 2011
Valparaiso looks to rebound from a defeat last time out as the Crusaders continue their swing through northeastern Ohio with a matchup at Youngstown State Saturday evening.
February 03, 2011
In a battle for first place in the Horizon League standings Thursday night, every Crusader rally was answered by the home-standing Vikings, as Valparaiso fell 76-65 to Cleveland State in Cleveland, Ohio.
February 01, 2011
Valparaiso takes on the squad its tied with in the loss column, as the Crusaders face off with Cleveland State in a battle for first place Thursday evening in Cleveland, Ohio. Valpo is currently featured in an All-Access piece on CollegeInsider.com.
January 31, 2011
Valparaiso has been selected for one of 11 televised games as part of the BracketBusters event and will host Missouri State live on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m.
January 29, 2011
It took extra time Saturday afternoon, but Valparaiso finished the job in overtime, getting a pair of huge baskets in the last two minutes of the extra session by senior Howard Little (Chicago, Ill./Stoneridge [Calif.] School) to help close out an 85-79 victory over Butler in front of a sellout crowd at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 28, 2011
The Valparaiso athletic department announced today that Saturday afternoon's game against Butler at the Athletics-Recreation Center is officially sold out. No tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the game. In addition, an additional parking lot has been opened on the northeast corner of Roosevelt Road and Lincolnway for game day and will have shuttle service available to and from the ARC.
January 27, 2011
Valparaiso begins the second half of Horizon League play Saturday afternoon as it hosts Butler in the Horizon League Game of the Week from the ARC. The Crusaders closed out the first half of the league slate tied atop the league standings. The game can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
January 23, 2011
Valparaiso could not overcome a nine-minute stretch without a field goal late in the second half Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders' last-minute comeback effort came up two points short in a 63-61 loss to Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Despite the loss, the Crusaders remain tied atop the Horizon League standings at the end of the first half of league action.
January 22, 2011
Valparaiso puts first place on the line yet again, as well as a season-best five-game winning streak, as the Crusaders welcome Green Bay to the ARC Sunday afternoon. The game against the Phoenix concludes the first half of the Horizon League slate.
January 21, 2011
Valparaiso held Milwaukee without a field goal for the game's first 13:46 Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center and rode the advantage all the way to the final buzzer, earning a 60-43 victory. With the win, the Crusaders remain alone atop the Horizon League standings at 7-1 in league action.
January 20, 2011
Valparaiso returns home all alone in first place in the Horizon League standings for the first game of a three-game homestand Friday evening against Milwaukee, broadcast live on ESPN3.com. The Crusaders currently are riding their third four-game winning streak of the season.
January 17, 2011
Valparaiso announced today that the tip time for the men's basketball game on Sunday afternoon against Green Bay has been moved up to 12 p.m. CST.
January 17, 2011
Valparaiso redshirt junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) was named Horizon League Player of the Week for the second time this year after leading the Crusaders in scoring last week as they ascended into solo first place at the weekend's conclusion.
January 16, 2011
Valparaiso hit 11 of its first 12 shots from the field and never looked back, defeating Detroit Sunday afternoon 78-68 in Detroit, Mich. With the win, their second in 42 hours, the Crusaders have won four straight and sit alone atop the Horizon League standings at 6-1.
January 15, 2011
Valparaiso looks for its second league road weekend sweep of the year Sunday afternoon when the Crusaders travel to take on Detroit. With a win, Valpo would guarantee itself to remain in at least a share of first place in the Horizon League standings at the weekend's conclusion.
January 14, 2011
Valparaiso allowed Wright State to hit just two field goals in the first 18 minutes of the second half, erasing a seven-point halftime deficit and claiming a double-digit advantage en route to a 71-60 victory over the Raiders Friday evening at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. With the win, the Crusaders remain atop the Horizon League standings.
January 12, 2011
Valparaiso puts its share of first place on the line against a fellow squad atop the league standings Friday night, as the Crusaders travel to Wright State to take on the Raiders live on ESPN3.com.
January 12, 2011
Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew announced today that Ben Boggs, a 6'4”, 200 lb. guard who previously played at Virginia Tech, has enrolled at Valparaiso and will be joining the Crusader men's basketball program.
January 10, 2011
Valparaiso forward Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of wins last weekend as Valpo finished the weekend in a tie for first place in the league standings.
January 09, 2011
Valparaiso moved into a share of first place in the Horizon League as fifth-year senior Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) led the Crusaders with 20 points in a 64-58 victory over Cleveland State Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 08, 2011
Valparaiso closes out its first home league weekend of the season with a Sunday afternoon matinee, hosting a fellow one-loss team in Cleveland State to the ARC. With a win, the Crusaders would exit the weekend in a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings.
January 07, 2011
A game-high 26 points from fifth-year senior Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) led the charge Friday evening as Valparaiso opened home Horizon League play with a solid 79-55 victory over Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 05, 2011
Valparaiso welcomes its first Horizon League foe to the ARC this season as the Crusaders host Youngstown State on Friday evening. The game between Valpo and YSU is available exclusively live nationwide at ESPN3.com.
January 03, 2011
Valparaiso's home game against Youngstown State on Friday, Jan. 7 and road game at Wright State on Friday, Jan. 14 will both tip off at 6 p.m. CST, due to nationwide broadcasts online at ESPN3.com. In addition, the Valpo ticket office announced today that single-game tickets for the game against Butler on Saturday, Jan. 29 will go on sale this Thursday, Jan. 6 at 10 a.m.
January 01, 2011
Led by 14 second-half points from freshman Jay Harris (Aurora, Ill./Oswego East), Valparaiso cut a 19-point deficit with 16 minutes to play to just five points with eight minutes remaining at Butler Saturday afternoon, but the Bulldogs eventually handed the Crusaders their first Horizon League defeat of the season, 76-59.
December 31, 2010
Valparaiso rings in the New Year in Indianapolis as the Crusaders face off against defending Horizon League champion and national runner-up Butler on Saturday. The Crusaders enter the contest riding their second four-game winning streak of the year, while Butler owns a five-game winning streak. Saturday's game can be seen throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television or nationwide on the ESPN Full Court package.
December 29, 2010
Valparaiso University Athletics has partnered with Opportunity Enterprises to support OE Lakeside. For any men's or women's basketball ticket purchased through this program, 50% of the ticket price will be donated back to OE.
December 28, 2010
Valparaiso ended the 2010 calendar year on a four-game winning streak as the Crusaders led for the final 28 minutes in a 69-52 victory over Ball State at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday evening.
December 27, 2010
Valparaiso redshirt junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) has been named the Horizon League Co-Player of the Week after scoring 56 points last week to help lead the Crusaders to the Lou Henson Award Tournament title.
December 26, 2010
Valparaiso takes to the court for the final time in the 2010 calendar year as the Crusaders host in-state foe Ball State on Tuesday evening. The game is the next-to-last non-league showdown for Valpo this season, as the heart of Horizon League play begins on New Year's Day.
December 21, 2010
An epic battle between two former conference rivals saw Valparaiso take down Oakland Tuesday night in Rochester, Mich. by a 103-102 count to capture the Lou Henson Award Tournament championship. Senior Cory Johnson was named Tournament MVP while junior Brandon Wood earned All-Tournament honors as well as both surpassed 30 points on Tuesday evening.
December 20, 2010
Valparaiso led from start to finish for the second straight game and got a season-high 21 points from junior Brandon Wood as the Crusaders defeated Eastern Michigan Monday afternoon at the O'rena in Rochester, Mich. With the win, Valpo advances to the championship game of the Lou Henson Award Tournament Tuesday evening against host Oakland.
December 19, 2010
Valparaiso turns around quickly from a win over IPFW to play at the Lou Henson Award Tournament in Rochester, Mich. The Crusaders play Eastern Michigan on Monday afternoon and then will face either former Mid-Con rival Oakland or Rochester College on Tuesday.
December 18, 2010
Valparaiso limited IPFW to just 26% shooting on the night and led from start to finish in a convincing 63-47 victory over the Mastodons Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 16, 2010
The Valparaiso men's basketball team returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center in an attempt to get back on the winning track as it hosts IPFW Saturday evening.
December 16, 2010
Valparaiso University invites all families in Northwest Indiana to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday evening for the first Family Night of the season, as the Crusaders host IPFW in men's basketball action beginning at 7:05 p.m.
December 11, 2010
Despite holding a 13-point lead with 16 minutes to play Saturday evening in Toledo, Ohio, Valparaiso had to overcome a five-point deficit in the final minute to force overtime and then couldn't rebound from a similar hole in the extra sessions, dropping a 75-72 decision to Toledo.
December 09, 2010
Valparaiso looks to bounce back from a loss last time out as it travels one state to the east to take on Toledo Saturday afternoon.
December 07, 2010
In front of a record-tying crowd at the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso held the lead for a near four-minute stretch late in the first half and again gained the outright edge with 18:37 to play, but #19/18 Purdue eventually pulled away for a 76-58 victory over the Crusaders Tuesday evening.
December 06, 2010
Due to anticipated parking demand for Tuesday night's men's basketball game against Purdue, an additional lot has been opened up for public use on the northeast corner of Roosevelt Road and Lincolnway and will have shuttle service available to the Athletics-Recreation Center both pre-game and post-game.
December 05, 2010
Valparaiso will welcome a sellout crowd to the ARC on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host a nationally-ranked Purdue squad in front of a nationwide television audience on ESPNU. Valpo enters Tuesday night's game on a four-game winning streak.
December 04, 2010
Leading 49-48 with 8:37 to play Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso locked down defensively, holding Loyola scoreless as part of a 12-0 run over a nearly seven-minute stretch as the Crusaders eventually earned a 66-56 win in Chicago. The win gives Valpo a four-game winning streak and moves the Crusaders to 2-0 at the conclusion of the first weekend of Horizon League play.
December 03, 2010
The Valparaiso ticket office announced today that the Crusaders' men's basketball game against #22/18 Purdue at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday, Dec. 7 is officially sold out. No tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the game.
December 03, 2010
Valparaiso looks for a sweep of the first weekend of Horizon League play this season as the Crusaders travel to Chicago for the second time in three days Saturday afternoon to face Loyola. The game will be televised locally on Lakeshore Public Television.
December 02, 2010
Trailing by 14 points with 7:30 to play Thursday night at UIC, Valparaiso ended the second half on an 18-4 run and then scored the first six points of overtime en route to a 68-66 victory over the Flames in the Horizon League opener for both teams.
November 30, 2010
Valparaiso continues a five-game stretch away from home and opens up Horizon League play Thursday evening as the Crusaders make the short trip to the Windy City to face UIC. The game will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
November 27, 2010
Valparaiso led for the final 18 minutes of Saturday afternoon's game and hit all eight of its free throw attempts in the final two minutes as the Crusaders held off Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 68-62, to claim the Upper Division Championship at the 2010 Las Vegas Invitational. Senior Howard Little represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team.
November 26, 2010
Valparaiso nailed 9-of-11 three-point shots in the second half and held Northern Colorado to just seven second-half field goals as the Crusaders earned a 76-61 come-from-behind victory over the Bears Friday afternoon at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev.
November 24, 2010
Valparaiso travels to Las Vegas, Nev. to take part in the second half of the Las Vegas Invitational at the Orleans Arena. The Crusaders start play in Vegas against Northern Colorado on Friday afternoon and then will face either Texas A&M-Corpus Christi or Bethune-Cookman on Saturday afternoon.
November 23, 2010
Valparaiso used a 16-0 run over the final 4 minutes of the first half to erase a 15-point deficit and then went back-and-forth with Ohio in a second half in which neither team could gain more than a four-point lead, but the Crusaders' last-second attempt at the tying basket came up just short as the Bobcats captured a 78-75 victory over Valpo Tuesday evening in Athens, Ohio.
November 22, 2010
Valparaiso embarks on a five-game stretch away from home on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders travel to Athens, Ohio to take on the Bobcats of Ohio University in the second game of the Las Vegas Invitational.
November 18, 2010
Seven players scored in double figures as Valparaiso shot 67.9% from the floor and enjoyed a +38 advantage in the rebound column in a 98-44 victory over Purdue North Central Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 17, 2010
Valparaiso returns home Thursday evening and looks to get back on the winning track with a game against Purdue North Central. The game will be the last at home for the Crusaders before embarking on a five-game stretch on the road.
November 15, 2010
Shooting 27.4% from the floor proved to be too much for Valparaiso to overcome Monday night, as the Crusaders fell 79-44 to #7/6 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan.
November 13, 2010
Valparaiso travels to one of the nation's most hallowed venues, as the Crusaders face off against #7/7 Kansas Monday evening. The game is the first of four that the Crusaders will play as part of the Las Vegas Invitational, with the first two games being played at campus sites. It can be seen nationwide on the ESPN Full Court package or online at ESPN3.com.
November 13, 2010
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Richie Edwards of Hillsborough [Fla.] C.C. has signed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period and will join the Crusader program for the 2011-2012 campaign.
November 12, 2010
Four Valparaiso starters scored in double figures and the Crusaders never looked back after opening the game on a 14-0 run, eventually downing IU Northwest 111-64 Friday evening in the season opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 10, 2010
Valparaiso opens the 2010-2011 regular season campaign Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host IU Northwest.
November 06, 2010
Valparaiso hit at a 63.5% clip from the floor Saturday afternoon, led by a 10-for-11 effort from junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]), and enjoyed as much as a 50-point lead before cruising to a 98-66 victory over Aurora in exhibition action at the ARC.
November 04, 2010
Two-game Holiday Packs, featuring the opportunity to see the Valparaiso men's basketball team play nationally-ranked Purdue and Butler squads, go on sale online this Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. and over the phone or at the box office Monday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.
November 03, 2010
Northwest Indiana's home team has added a radio home in Lake County, as it was announced today that WJOB (1230 AM, Hammond) has joined the Valpo Sports Radio Network and will broadcast 14 Valparaiso men's basketball games throughout the 2010-2011 season.
October 31, 2010
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew looked on as the new court in the arena of the Athletics-Recreation Center was officially dedicated as Homer Drew Court Saturday night, and then guided the Crusaders to a comfortable 93-58 victory in their exhibition opener against Olivet Nazarene.
October 29, 2010
The pieces are in place for the Valparaiso men's basketball team to make a move up the Horizon League standings in 2010-2011. Ten letterwinners are back from the league's highest-scoring team a year ago, while three newcomers joined the Crusaders during the summer for their Cancun trip to get a jump-start on the season.
October 26, 2010
The new floor in the arena of the Athletics-Recreation Center will officially be dedicated as Homer Drew Court in a pregame ceremony prior to Saturday night's Valparaiso men's basketball exhibition opener against Olivet Nazarene, scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start.
October 26, 2010
A number of Valpo men's basketball players spent time Monday afternoon at Memorial Elementary School in Valparaiso, helping to kick off the school's “Red Ribbon Week.”
October 25, 2010
Valparaiso University announced today that single-game tickets for the 2010-2011 men's basketball season will go on sale Monday morning, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. The Crusaders have also released their promotional schedule for the upcoming season as well.
October 19, 2010
The Valparaiso men's basketball team has been picked to finish in fourth place in the Horizon League according to preseason polling of the league's head coaches, media members and sports information directors. In addition, guard Brandon Wood has been selected to the preseason All-League First Team, while forward Cory Johnson has been tabbed a Second Team selection.
October 16, 2010
Valparaiso fans got their first look at the Crusader men's and women's basketball teams on Saturday evening at Valpo Hoops Mania in the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 15, 2010
Group tickets for Valparaiso men's and women's basketball, available for groups of 10 or more, will go on sale Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m.
October 12, 2010
Members of the Valparaiso men's basketball team spent time with children from 5 to 7 years old last Friday afternoon at the YMCA, putting on a basketball clinic for the youths.
October 06, 2010
Fans are invited to get their first glimpse of the 2010-2011 Valparaiso basketball teams at Valpo Hoops Mania, to be held Saturday, October 16 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the main program beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free.
October 06, 2010
Dan Hartfield, who spent last season as a graduate assistant coach with the Valparaiso men's basketball program, has moved on to the NBA's Houston Rockets, where he is currently working as the team's Basketball Operations Intern for Advance Scouting.
September 24, 2010
For the second straight year, the Valparaiso men's basketball team participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Northwest Indiana Walk to Cure Diabetes. This year's walk was held on Sunday, Sept. 26 at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville.
September 22, 2010
The Valparaiso University Ticket Office will begin selling the Crusader Plan five-game package, featuring tickets for home games against nationally-ranked Purdue and Butler, early next week. The Crusader Plan will be available online starting Sunday, Sept. 26, while the package will be available over the phone and in person at the ticket office on Monday, Sept. 27.
September 20, 2010
Over the past two decades, the Valparaiso men's basketball team has been recognized nationally for the number of foreign players that have been part of the Crusaders' roster. On Saturday, a quartet of current Crusaders attended the World Cultural Festival at the Valparaiso International Center, talking to community members about their native countries.
September 17, 2010
Season tickets for the 2010-2011 Valparaiso men's basketball campaign, featuring home dates with national runner-up Butler and preseason top-10 squad Purdue, are on sale now for Crusader fans.
September 13, 2010
The Valparaiso men's basketball team made its presence felt at the city's annual Popcorn Festival this past Saturday, helping to direct traffic around the city. This is the second straight year the Crusaders have assisted the Valparaiso Police Department with traffic control during the annual celebration.
September 06, 2010
While the Angola national team saw its run at the 2010 FIBA World Championships come to an end Monday afternoon at the hands of the squad from the United States in the round of 16, former Valparaiso star Joaquim Gomes had a standout performance, leading all players with 21 points.
September 03, 2010
Fans will have plenty of opportunities to catch the 2010-2011 Valparaiso men's basketball team on the various ESPN platforms, as the Crusaders will appear at least four times and up to eight times on the ESPN family of networks, highlighted by Purdue's visit to the ARC on Dec. 7 being broadcast live on ESPNU. In addition, Valpo will host Butler in the Horizon League Network Game of the Week on Jan. 29.
September 01, 2010
Former Valparaiso basketball standout Joaquim Gomes posted a double-double Wednesday at the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey as his native Angola defeated Germany for the first time ever. Gomes and former Crusader Mohamed Kone, a native of the Ivory Coast, have both started every game at the World Championships for their respective nations.
August 18, 2010
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced the Crusaders' 2010-2011 schedule today, a slate that features 15 regular season home games at the Athletics-Recreation Center, including a visit Dec. 7 from nationally-ranked Purdue. The Crusaders will also travel to Kansas, which finished atop the polls at the end of the regular season last year, and will play a pair of Horizon League games against national runner-up Butler.
August 12, 2010
Playing its fourth game in four days and trailing by 17 points in the first quarter against one of Mexico's top professional teams, Valparaiso could have easily given in to the opposition's home-court advantage. But the Crusaders dug deep and rallied, taking a halftime lead before eventually defeating Pioneros de Quintana Roo, 102-84, Wednesday evening in Cancun, Mexico to conclude their preseason foreign tour with a perfect 4-0 record.
August 11, 2010
Valparaiso continued its run of success on the court in the third game of its preseason foreign tour in Cancun, Mexico Wednesday night, downing Rebotera de Cancun, 107-58. But that was far from the highlight of the Crusaders' day.
August 10, 2010
Valparaiso continued its preseason foreign tour in Cancun, Mexico Tuesday evening with another decisive victory, downing Pioneros de Cancun by a 118-59 count. Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) paced the Crusaders Tuesday with 26 points.
August 09, 2010
In front of a rowdy crowd playing drums throughout the contest, the Valparaiso men's basketball team kicked off their four-game preseason foreign tour with a decisive 119-54 victory over Rebotera de Cancun Monday evening in Cancun, Mexico. Michael Rogers (Kingston, Jamaica/Redemption [N.Y.] Christian) paced six Crusaders in double figures with 25 points.
August 02, 2010
With departure for Cancun, Mexico less than a week away and half of its allotment of ten practice days remaining, Valparaiso revealed Monday the opposition it will face on its first-ever preseason foreign tour August 8-13, including a pro squad that went 31-9 in the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional last season.
July 28, 2010
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Kevin Van Wijk, a 6'8”, 230 lb. forward from the Netherlands, has joined the Crusader squad effective immediately. Van Wijk will have three seasons of eligibility for the Crusaders beginning with the 2010-2011 season.
July 20, 2010
The Valparaiso men's basketball team will be embarking on its first-ever preseason foreign tour next month, traveling to Cancun, Mexico August 8-13 to play four games. The preseason trip, along with the allotted practice leading up to the trip, allow the Crusaders to get a jump start on preparations for the 2010-2011 season, preparations that began with the team's first practice Monday evening.
April 16, 2010
Jay Harris, a 6'1” guard out of Oswego East [Ill.] H.S., has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Valparaiso men's basketball program as a freshman for the 2010-2011 season. Harris comes to Valpo ranked as the #22 point guard in the nation in the Class of 2010, according to ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc., and as the fifth-best prospect overall in his class from the state of Illinois.
April 07, 2010
Valparaiso's men's basketball team will be hosting three basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.
April 01, 2010
The name Drew has long been synonymous with basketball excellence at Valparaiso University. Next season, the Crusaders' home court will bear that name.
March 16, 2010
Valparaiso redshirt sophomore guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) represented the Crusaders on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 12 Second Team, as released today by the NABC.
March 02, 2010
The Valparaiso men's basketball team saw its 2009-2010 campaign come to an end Tuesday at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the sixth-seeded Crusaders fell to seventh-seeded Detroit, 89-82, in first round action in the 2010 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship.
March 01, 2010
Valparaiso redshirt sophomore guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) was named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year today as the league unveiled its postseason awards. In addition, both Wood and Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) earned spots on the All-League Second Team, as well as the All-Newcomer Team.
March 01, 2010
Valparaiso, which finished in a tie for fourth place in the league regular season standings, is the sixth seed for the 2010 Speedway Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship and will host seventh-seeded Detroit Tuesday evening in first round action.
February 27, 2010
The Valparaiso men's basketball team, which finished tied for fourth in the Horizon League regular season with a 10-8 record, earned the sixth seed for the 2010 Speedway Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship and will open play at the ARC on Tuesday evening against seventh-seeded Detroit at 7 p.m.
February 26, 2010
Valparaiso led #15/10 Butler at the half in front of a capacity crowd at the Athletics-Recreation Center Friday night and was still leading with less than ten minutes to play, but the Crusaders eventually fell to the Bulldogs, 74-69, in both teams' regular season finale. Senior Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) broke Valpo's program record for games played in a career with his 128th appearance.
February 24, 2010
Valparaiso closes out regular season play Friday night with a matchup against in-state rival #15/10 Butler from the ARC live nationwide on ESPNU. It also marks the Crusaders' Senior Night, honoring lone senior Brandon McPherson for his contributions to the program over the last five years.
February 24, 2010
The Valparaiso University Athletic Ticket Office announced today that tickets are currently on sale for the Crusaders' first round game in the 2010 Speedway Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship on Tuesday at 7 p.m. In addition, there are still tickets available for Friday night's 8 p.m. game against #15/10 Butler.
February 20, 2010
Valparaiso was unable to capture a victory in its final non-league game of the regular season, falling to Bowling Green State University 87-70 Saturday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ohio. Fifth-year senior Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) matched the Crusader career record for games played with his 127th career game, tying Raitis Grafs.
February 19, 2010
Valparaiso takes one last breather from Horizon League action on Saturday as the Crusaders travel to the east to face off against Bowling Green State University. Valpo, which has won nine of its last 12 games, would secure at least a .500 overall mark for the season with a victory.
February 17, 2010
Freshman guard Matt Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) scored a career-best 27 points off the bench Wednesday, leading a 52-point night from Valparaiso's reserves as the Crusaders led by as many as 20 in an 84-73 win over Loyola at the ARC. With the win, the Crusaders secured a first-round home game in the Horizon League Championship.
February 16, 2010
In a fight for seeding heading into the league championship, Valparaiso takes to the court of the ARC for the next-to-last time during the regular season on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host Loyola. A win would give the Crusaders their greatest number of league victories since joining the Horizon League in 2007-08.
February 13, 2010
Valparaiso overcame a five-point deficit in the final two minutes to earn a hard-fought 77-75 victory in a back-and-forth game with Youngstown State in Youngstown, Ohio Saturday evening.
February 12, 2010
Valparaiso looks to get back on the winning track on the road Saturday at Youngstown State. The Crusaders, who are closing out a stretch of five games in ten days, have just two regular-season league contests left after Saturday night, both at home at the ARC.
February 11, 2010
Down 18 with nine minutes to go, the Valparaiso men's basketball team attempted to mount a furious comeback, closing to within four points on a pair of occasions, but Cleveland State hit all its free throws down the stretch and held off the Crusaders, 80-71, Thursday night in Horizon League action in Cleveland, Ohio.
February 10, 2010
Valparaiso continues a stretch of five Horizon League games in a ten-day span on Thursday evening, hitting the road to take on Cleveland State. The Crusaders and the Vikings enter the game as two of the league's hottest squads, as Valpo has won seven of its last nine and CSU has won five in a row and eight of its last ten.
February 08, 2010
A relatively low-scoring tied game at halftime turned into a shootout in the second half Monday evening at the ARC, with Valparaiso taking the lead for good with 13 minutes to go en route to an 83-82 victory over UIC in Horizon League action. The win is the Crusaders' seventh in the last nine games.
February 07, 2010
Valparaiso closes out a stretch of three home games in five days with a rare Monday-evening showdown against UIC as the Crusaders continue their fight for an upper-division finish in league play. The game can be seen live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television.
February 06, 2010
Valparaiso ran out to a 19-point halftime lead over Detroit Saturday afternoon in Horizon League action at the ARC, and after the Titans took over the lead in the second half, the Crusaders rallied for a 74-70 victory to move into a tie with Detroit in the league standings.
February 05, 2010
Valparaiso plays the middle game of a three-game homestand Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Detroit in the HLN Game of the Week, seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. It is also Valpo's turn to impress the Horizon League in the HLN Student Section Challenge, devised to determine the league's best student section.
February 04, 2010
Valparaiso struggled shooting the ball from the floor Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, eventually falling in Horizon League action to Wright State, 75-71.
February 03, 2010
Winners of five of its last six games, Valparaiso kicks off a stretch of three home games in a five-day span and five games overall in ten days when the Crusaders host Wright State Thursday night. Valpo, which sits just one game out of second place, plays the two teams currently tied for second place in its next two outings.
February 01, 2010
The Valparaiso men's basketball team learned Monday that it will play at Bowling Green as part of the 2010 BracketBusters event on Saturday, February 20.
January 31, 2010
Valparaiso trailed by eight points with 4:36 to play Sunday afternoon in Horizon League action at Green Bay, but outscored the Phoenix 19-6 the rest of the way to claim a big 84-79 win in league play. The win was the Crusaders' first in Green Bay since 1991 and ended Valpo's four-game road trip with a 3-1 record.
January 30, 2010
Valparaiso looks to end its four-game road trip on a winning note as the Crusaders take on Green Bay in a Sunday afternoon matinee at 1 p.m. The game will be shown live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television.
January 29, 2010
Valparaiso's Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) canned his fifth 3-pointer of the game with 27 seconds to play to tie Friday night's game at Milwaukee at 82 apiece, but Ricky Franklin answered with a 25-footer with 2.4 seconds remaining to give the Panthers an 85-82 victory over the Crusaders. The loss snapped Valpo's four-game winning streak.
January 27, 2010
Valparaiso starts the second half of Horizon League play and takes aim at extending its winning streak to five games on Friday evening as the Crusaders continue their four-game road trip at Milwaukee.
January 23, 2010
Valparaiso put together an emphatic all-around showing to earn its first victory at Loyola in 35 seasons Saturday afternoon, going on a 30-8 run over the final 12 minutes of the first half en route to an 86-67 win over the Ramblers. The win moved the Crusaders into a tie for third place halfway through the Horizon League campaign, and extends their winning streak to four games.
January 22, 2010
Valparaiso looks to end the first half of Horizon League play above .500 in the league standings as the Crusaders carry a three-game winning streak into Loyola on Saturday afternoon. The game will be broadcast live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television.
January 21, 2010
Valparaiso utilized a stellar effort at the free throw stripe and a solid defensive performance Thursday evening to win on the road in Horizon League action, defeating UIC 64-58 in Chicago, just the Crusaders' second victory all-time on the Flames' home court.
January 20, 2010
Valparaiso looks to extend its winning streak to three games on Thursday evening as the Crusaders take the first of two trips in a three-day span to Chicago to face off against UIC.
January 16, 2010
Valparaiso used an 11-0 run midway through the first half to take the lead for good, never letting Cleveland State get closer than three points in the second stanza in a 78-71 victory at the ARC Saturday afternoon in the Horizon League Network Game of the Week. Senior guard Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) scored his 1,000th career point to cap the run, becoming the 29th player in Valpo history to reach the milestone.
January 15, 2010
Valparaiso aims for its second win in a row in league play as the Crusaders host Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the HLN Game of the Week.
January 14, 2010
Crusader guards Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) and Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) got Valparaiso off to a hot start Thursday evening and then combined to bring the Crusaders back from behind in the second half as Valpo defeated Youngstown State, 70-66, in Horizon League action at the ARC.
January 13, 2010
Valparaiso looks to get back on the winning track in its return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Youngstown State at 7:05 p.m.
January 10, 2010
Valparaiso held a 57-48 lead with 7:09 to play Sunday afternoon in Horizon League action in Dayton, Ohio, but Wright State scored the game's final 11 points, including a long jumper by Vaughn Duggins with 4.7 seconds to play, to steal a 59-57 victory from the Crusaders.
January 09, 2010
Valparaiso looks to earn a split on the weekend Horizon League road swing, as the Crusaders play at Wright State Sunday afternoon.
January 08, 2010
Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) scored a career-high 31 points Friday evening, but it was not enough for Valparaiso, as the Crusaders saw a ten-point halftime lead erased as Detroit prevailed 77-67 in Detroit, Mich.
January 06, 2010
Valparaiso returns to the national television stage on Friday evening, as the Crusaders travel to Detroit to take on the Titans live on ESPNU in Horizon League action.
January 02, 2010
An evenly-matched game didn't fall Valparaiso's way Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the visiting Phoenix of Green Bay hit ten of its 12 free throw attempts in the end stages of the contest to hold off the Crusaders, 64-58.
January 01, 2010
Valparaiso looks to carry over the momentum from Thursday's win over Milwaukee into the 2010 calendar year, as the Crusaders host Green Bay Saturday evening in Horizon League action at the ARC. The game can be seen live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television or nationwide on the ESPN Full Court package.
December 31, 2009
Trailing by one with 3.8 seconds to play, Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) intercepted an inbounds pass just inside halfcourt and took it all the way to the rim, laying it in with 0.9 seconds remaining to give Valparaiso an improbable 55-54 victory over Milwaukee on New Year's Eve evening in the Horizon League home opener at the ARC.
December 30, 2009
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC for just its fourth home game of the 2009-2010 campaign as the Crusaders hit the heart of Horizon League play with a New Year's Eve matchup against Milwaukee Thursday night.
December 27, 2009
Valparaiso trailed by just nine with the ball in the early stages of the second half Sunday afternoon at Akron, but the Zips scored the next 14 points to take control as the Crusaders fell by a 77-57 count.
December 26, 2009
Valparaiso takes on its final non-league foe for nearly two months on Sunday afternoon, traveling to Ohio to take on Akron in a return game from last year's BracketBusters matchup.
December 22, 2009
Valparaiso held a 67-56 lead with just over six minutes to play Tuesday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind., but host IPFW ended the game on a 19-5 run to defeat the Crusaders by a 75-72 count.
December 21, 2009
Valparaiso leaves town Tuesday evening for its first of two games on a brief road swing prior to Horizon League play, taking on IPFW. Valpo carries a two-game winning streak into the contest against the Mastodons.
December 19, 2009
Valparaiso exemplified the giving spirit of the holiday season on Saturday evening as the Crusaders handed out 27 assists on 33 baskets in an 83-57 victory over Concordia (Wis.) at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 17, 2009
Valparaiso concludes a brief two-game homestand Saturday evening at 7:05 p.m. as the Crusaders host Concordia (Wis.) at the ARC to round out the non-league home slate.
December 16, 2009
The Horizon League Network (www.HorizonLeagueNetwork.tv) (HLN), in conjunction with the Horizon League, will name the conference's No. 1 student section at the conclusion of the 2009-10 men's basketball regular season. The winning section will be announced live on HLN March 1, and awarded the inaugural traveling trophy.
December 15, 2009
The Valparaiso men's basketball team will host two of the eight games that will comprise the Horizon League Network Game of the Week package, as announced by the league office today.
December 12, 2009
Valparaiso put together a complete game in its return to the Athletics-Recreation Center, locking down on defense while lighting up the scoreboard on the offensive end in an 81-49 victory over Toledo Saturday afternoon.
December 11, 2009
Valparaiso plays on its home court for just the second time during the regular season, returning to the ARC to take on Toledo in a Saturday afternoon matinee. The game will be televised live on Lakeshore Public Television.
***Season ticket holders, please note that the game time is 2 p.m. Please disregard any alternate game time listed on the tickets.***
December 09, 2009
Valparaiso fell behind 22-3 just over seven minutes into the game, a deficit it could not overcome, as #5/5 Purdue went on to an 86-62 victory over the Crusaders Wednesday evening in West Lafayette, Ind.
December 07, 2009
Valparaiso concludes its challenging early-season slate of ranked foes with a trip to West Lafayette to face #5/5 Purdue on Wednesday evening. Less than a month into the season, the Boilermakers will be the fourth top-25 team the Crusaders have faced and the third inside the top-five at game time. The game can be seen live nationwide on the Big Ten Network.
December 05, 2009
An 11-0 run early in the second half was too much for Valparaiso to overcome Saturday evening in its Horizon League opener, as the Crusaders dropped an 84-67 decision to #23/20 Butler in Indianapolis, Ind.
December 03, 2009
Valparaiso continues its challenging early-season stretch of games Saturday, as the December Horizon League weekend brings about a trip to nationally-ranked in-state rival Butler. It will be the third game already this season in which the Crusaders have taken on one of the nation's top-25 teams.
November 30, 2009
Valparaiso sophomore guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) represented the Crusaders on the Legends Classic Statesboro Subregional All-Tournament Team, as announced following the conclusion of the weekend's action.
November 29, 2009
Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) posted a game-high 26 points on 12-of-16 shooting and Valparaiso led for the game's last 30 minutes en route to an 86-74 victory over Arkansas-Fort Smith Sunday afternoon in Statesboro, Ga. to close out play at the Legends Classic.
November 28, 2009
Valparaiso trailed the entire game as the Crusaders fell to Troy Saturday afternoon in Statesboro, Ga. in Legends Classic action, 80-64.
November 27, 2009
Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) scored 39 points on Friday evening as the Crusaders used an 18-3 run in the early stages of the second half to extend their halftime advantage en route to a 97-89 victory at Georgia Southern in Legends Classic action.
November 24, 2009
Gene Bartow, who served as Valparaiso's head men's basketball coach from 1964-1970, was one of six inductees in the Class of 2009 into the National Collegiate Basketball of Fame in a ceremony held this past Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.
November 24, 2009
Valparaiso takes part in the Statesboro subregional of the Legends Classic, spending Thanksgiving weekend on the campus of Georgia Southern University as the Crusaders face the host Eagles on Friday before taking on Troy on Saturday and Arkansas-Fort Smith on Sunday.
November 23, 2009
The Valparaiso men's basketball game at #11/10 Butler on Saturday, December 5 will now be played at 6 p.m. CST, a change from the original scheduled start time of 1 p.m.
November 22, 2009
A game-high 24 points from Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) were not enough Sunday afternoon, as Valparaiso fell to #2/2 Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. 90-60 in the Crusaders' Legends Classic opener.
November 20, 2009
Valparaiso returns to action on Sunday against another squad in the nation's top echelon, traveling to East Lansing, Mich. to face defending national runner-up #2/2 Michigan State. Sunday's game is the first of four the Crusaders will play as part of the Legends Classic, and can be seen live nationwide on the Big Ten Network.
November 19, 2009
Fifth-year senior guard Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) scored 14 straight points to start a 21-0 Valparaiso run in the second half, turning a nine-point deficit into a 12-point lead as the Crusaders went on to a 78-56 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center Thursday evening over IU-South Bend. McPherson ended the night with a career-high 25 points.
November 17, 2009
Valparaiso takes to the court at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time during the regular season as the Crusaders host IU-South Bend on Thursday evening.
November 15, 2009
Valparaiso was within seven at halftime and cut a 24-point second-half deficit to nine points late, but eventually succumbed to #6/4 North Carolina 88-77 Sunday afternoon in Chapel Hill, N.C.
November 14, 2009
Valparaiso takes aim at the defending national champions on Sunday afternoon, as for the third straight year, the Crusaders face off against #6/4 North Carolina. The game can be seen live nationally on Fox Sports South (DirecTV channel 646).
November 13, 2009
Newcomers Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) and Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) each surpassed 20 points Friday evening in Valparaiso's season opener, but it was not enough, as Ball State led start-to-finish in an 88-78 victory over the Crusaders in Muncie, Ind.
November 13, 2009
The Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be collecting canned goods for the Hilltop Neighborhood House Pantry at men's and women's basketball games on November 18, 19, and 22.
November 11, 2009
The 2009-2010 regular season begins for the Crusader men's basketball team on Friday night, as Valparaiso travels to Muncie to take on in-state rival Ball State.
November 01, 2009
The Valparaiso men's basketball exhibition opener was a high-scoring affair that saw the Crusaders fight nearly all the way back from a 16-point second half deficit, but in the end Valpo could not complete the comeback, as Indianapolis came away with an 88-83 victory Sunday afternoon at the ARC.
October 30, 2009
Valparaiso enters the 2009-2010 season looking to bounce back from a 2008-2009 campaign which saw the Crusaders finish below .500 for just the second time in the last 16 years. Six letterwinners, including three starters, return from last year's squad, while eight newcomers join the Crusader team to help Valpo return to its winning ways.
October 23, 2009
The Valparaiso athletic department and Lakeshore Public Television have again teamed up for the 2009-2010 basketball season, as six Crusader men's basketball games and one Crusader women's basketball game will be broadcast live on Lakeshore this year.
October 20, 2009
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team has been picked to finish eighth in the Horizon League for the 2009-10 season, according to polling of the league's head coaches, sports information directors and media members.
October 09, 2009
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew will be speaking as the Special Guest at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County 10th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner at the Porter County Expo Center on Thursday, October 15.
October 02, 2009
Fans are invited to get their first glimpse of the 2009-2010 Valparaiso basketball teams at Valpo Hoops Mania presented by Cardinal Bus, to be held Friday, October 23 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the main program beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free.
September 24, 2009
The Valparaiso men's basketball team is scheduled to appear on ESPNU twice during Horizon League play this upcoming season, as the league released its schedule of games on the ESPN family of networks for the 2009-2010 campaign today.
September 24, 2009
Valparaiso men's basketball coach Homer Drew will serve as walk chairman this Sunday, September 27 for the 2009 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Northwest Indiana Walk to Cure Diabetes at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville.
September 14, 2009
The Valparaiso men's basketball team will play at least three games during the 2009-2010 season that will air nationwide, as it was announced today that the Michigan State and Purdue contests will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network, along with the North Carolina game being aired on Fox Sports South. Also, the Crusaders revealed their final three opponents for the Legends Classic in late November.
August 31, 2009
Andy Viano will join long-time play-by-play broadcaster Todd Ickow as the color commentator for both Valparaiso University football and men's basketball broadcasts this season on the Valpo Sports Radio Network, Valparaiso University Director of Athletics, Mark LaBarbera has announced.
August 27, 2009
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Sinj, Croatia native Hrvoje Vučić has joined the Crusader program as a freshman for the 2009-2010 season.
August 24, 2009
Former Valparaiso standout Joaquim Gomes was recently named the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 FIBA African Championship after leading his native Angola to its sixth consecutive gold medal.
August 19, 2009
Five games against preseason consensus top-15 teams nationally, including contests against both reigning national champion North Carolina and national runner-up Michigan State, highlight the Valparaiso men's basketball 2009-2010 schedule, as announced today by head coach Homer Drew.
August 10, 2009
Season tickets for the 2009-2010 home men's and women's basketball seasons are now on sale at Valparaiso University, and for the first time in years, all seats are available to the general public without any prerequisites.
July 13, 2009
Valparaiso men's basketball players Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) and Cameron Witt (Launceston, Tasmania, Australia/Launceston) both recently finished representing their native Australia at a pair of world basketball tournaments.
May 20, 2009
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that the Crusaders have signed 6'7”, 235 lb. forward Milos Milosevic (Bar, Montenegro/Oakmont [Calif.] H.S. [Yuba College]) to a National Letter of Intent. He will join the Crusaders for the 2009-2010 campaign with three years of eligibility remaining.
May 20, 2009
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that the Crusaders have signed 6'7”, 235 lb. forward Milos Milosevic (Bar, Montenegro/Oakmont [Calif.] H.S. [Yuba College]) to a National Letter of Intent. He will join the Crusaders for the 2009-2010 campaign with three years of eligibility remaining.
May 12, 2009
Junior Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) and incoming sophomore Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland (Ill.) C.C.]) will represent the Valparaiso men's basketball program as they join eight other Division I players on an Athletes in Action team that will embark on a one-week competitive tour against teams in Poland and Berlin, Germany later this month.
May 12, 2009
Junior Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) and incoming sophomore Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland (Ill.) C.C.]) will represent the Valparaiso men's basketball program as they join eight other Division I players on an Athletes in Action team that will embark on a one-week competitive tour against teams in Poland and Berlin, Germany later this month.
April 29, 2009
Valparaiso senior guard Jake Diebler (Upper Sandusky, Ohio/Upper Sandusky) was one of five players league-wide named to the Academic All-Horizon League men's basketball team, as announced by the league Wednesday.
March 16, 2009
Valparaiso's men's basketball team will be hosting three basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.
March 16, 2009
Valparaiso's men's basketball team will be hosting three basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.
March 03, 2009
Valparaiso rallied from a 12-point deficit to take the lead for the first time early in the second half, but Wright State responded with a 14-0 run to take back the lead for good, as the Raiders went on to defeat the Crusaders, 68-56, in the first round of the Horizon League Championship Tuesday evening in Dayton, Ohio.
March 02, 2009
The postseason starts Tuesday for Valparaiso, as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to take on the Wright State Raiders in the first round of the Horizon League Championship.
March 02, 2009
Crusader senior forward Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) has been selected as a Second Team All-Horizon League honoree by the league's head coaches, sports information directors and media members after a standout 2008-2009 campaign.
February 28, 2009
Valparaiso is the ninth seed for the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship and will open tournament play Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. CST in Dayton, Ohio against fourth-seeded Wright State.
February 28, 2009
Valparaiso men's basketball seniors Jake Diebler (Upper Sandusky, Ohio/Upper Sandusky) and Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) went out winners at the Athletics-Recreation Center one last time on Saturday evening, as the Crusaders rallied from nine points down to defeat Youngstown State, 67-59.
February 27, 2009
Valparaiso concludes regular season play Saturday at the ARC against the Penguins of Youngstown State. It will be Senior Night at the ARC, the final time that seniors Jake Diebler and Urule Igbavboa step onto the floor at home.
February 26, 2009
Valparaiso held an eight-point lead midway through the first half and trailed by just three at halftime, but Cleveland State shot at a staggering 82.4% clip in the second half to hold off the Crusaders, 71-64.
February 25, 2009
Valparaiso continues a three-game homestand Thursday against the Vikings of Cleveland State. This weekend marks the final weekend of regular season action.
February 23, 2009
Possibly more than any other single team at Valparaiso University, the 1997-1998 men's basketball team put the school on the national radar following its improbable run to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament and, on February 28, the team will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 21, 2009
Trailing by 18 with 6:29 to play in the first half, Valparaiso rallied to within five at halftime and then locked down on defense in the second half, allowing Akron just six field goals after the break as the Crusaders earned a 74-66 victory in non-league action Saturday at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 20, 2009
Valparaiso kicks off a three-game homestand to close out the regular season on Saturday night, hosting Akron in a non-conference matchup.
February 18, 2009
Valparaiso was within one point at the half at the Horizon League's second-place team in Green Bay Wednesday evening, but the Phoenix took advantage of ten Crusader second-half turnovers, scoring 19 points off the miscues in the final 20 minutes to pull away for a 76-61 victory.
February 17, 2009
Valparaiso makes its final road trip of the regular season on Wednesday as the Crusaders travel to Green Bay, looking to knock off the league's second-place team.
February 15, 2009
Despite matching a season-best with 13 3-pointers, Valparaiso was unable to outscore UIC on Sunday at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the Flames scored the game's final ten points to take an 83-76 victory in Horizon League action.
February 14, 2009
Valparaiso looks to make it two wins in a row as it takes the floor for a rare Sunday afternoon matinee at the Athletics-Recreation Center against UIC.
February 13, 2009
Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew earned his 600th career victory in easy fashion Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the Crusaders led from start to finish in a 71-47 win over Loyola.
February 11, 2009
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC for the first time in three weeks Friday night when the Crusaders host Loyola. The game kicks off a stretch in which the Crusaders will play five of their last six regular season games at home. It will be broadcast locally on Lakeshore Public Television and is available nationwide on ESPN Full Court.
February 07, 2009
Detroit's Woody Payne split a pair of free throws with 2.3 seconds to play Saturday afternoon in Detroit, Mich., accounting for the final margin as Valparaiso fell to the Titans, 56-55.
February 06, 2009
Valparaiso concludes its three-game road swing Saturday afternoon with a matinee showdown at Detroit. The Crusaders sit just one game outside of sixth place in the league standings, which is the last spot that grants a home league tournament game.
February 05, 2009
Valparaiso took a six-point lead just over one minute into the second half Thursday evening in Dayton, Ohio, but Wright State responded with a 17-4 run to take the lead for good, going on to a 68-58 victory over the Crusaders.
February 03, 2009
Valparaiso continues its final multi-game road trip of the 2008-2009 campaign on Thursday, as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to face off against Wright State.
February 02, 2009
The Valparaiso men's basketball team will host Akron at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:05 p.m. in a matchup derived from the ESPNU BracketBusters pool.
January 30, 2009
A tenacious Valparaiso squad earned its first lead of the game with just over six minutes to play, and following 11 straight Butler points fought back to within two with 90 seconds remaining, but the 13th-ranked Bulldogs hit enough free throws down the stretch to hold off the Crusaders' upset bid Friday evening, 59-51.
January 28, 2009
Valparaiso returns to the national stage as the Crusaders travel downstate to take on #13/13 Butler in Indianapolis on Friday evening at 6 p.m. CST. The game will be broadcast live nationally on ESPNU.
January 24, 2009
Valparaiso put together its best offensive performance against a Division I opponent this season Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, but Green Bay's Ryan Tillema had a career-best 36 points to lead the Phoenix to an 83-76 victory over the Crusaders.
January 23, 2009
Coming off of a big home win over Milwaukee on Thursday evening, the Crusaders welcome Green Bay to the ARC for a Horizon League contest Saturday. Valpo head coach Homer Drew will be gunning for his 600th career victory after reaching 599 with Thursday's victory.
January 22, 2009
Trailing by 11 with four minutes remaining in the first half, Valparaiso went on one of its biggest runs in recent history, scoring 26 consecutive points while holding Milwaukee scoreless over a 12-minute span, completely turning the tide of the game. The Crusaders would go on to a 63-51 victory over the Panthers Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 20, 2009
Valparaiso continues Horizon League play Thursday night against the Panthers of Milwaukee. The game will close out the first half of the Crusaders' 2009 league slate.
January 19, 2009
The Valparaiso University ticket office is now accepting ticket reservations for the 2009 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship.
January 17, 2009
Playing with just six scholarship players Saturday afternoon at Loyola, Valparaiso showed determination in fighting back to within five points with under six minutes remaining, but that was as close as the Crusaders would get, as the Ramblers closed out a 71-56 victory.
January 16, 2009
The Horizon League schedule continues Saturday for Valparaiso, as the Crusaders make their second trip to the Windy City in a three-day span to take on Loyola. The game can be seen live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television, and is available nationwide on ESPN Full Court.
January 15, 2009
Valparaiso held as much as a seven-point lead in the first half Thursday evening in Chicago, Ill., but UIC put together a 17-0 run in the latter stages of the opening stanza on its way to a 77-52 victory over the Crusaders.
January 14, 2009
Valparaiso plays the first of two consecutive games within the Chicago city limits on Thursday, as the Crusaders travel to the Windy City to face off against UIC.
January 13, 2009
Crusader men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Beas Hamga (Douala, Cameroon/Decatur [Ill.] Christian), a 7'0”, 225 lb. transfer from UNLV, has enrolled in classes for the spring semester at Valparaiso University and will become eligible to play at the end of the fall semester for the 2009-2010 season.
January 10, 2009
Sophomore guard Michael Rogers (Kingston, Jamaica/Redemption [N.Y.] Christian) put up a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds Saturday evening, but Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 64-48 decision against Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 09, 2009
Coming off a win over Detroit on Thursday, Valparaiso welcomes Wright State to the ARC on Saturday. The two squads are tied for fifth place in the league standings heading into Saturday's action. The game will be broadcast live on Lakeshore Public Television and can be viewed nationwide on ESPN Full Court.
January 08, 2009
Valparaiso held Detroit scoreless for a near-ten minute stretch in the first half and allowed the Titans to hit just 14 field goals for the game en route to an easy 64-41 victory in Horizon League play on Thursday. Senior forward Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) scored his 1,000th career point with 13:32 to play, making him the 28th player in Crusader basketball history to reach the milestone.
January 07, 2009
Valparaiso returns home for a weekend of Horizon League action beginning with a Thursday night tilt against Detroit. Urule Igbavboa enters the game just eight points shy of reaching the 1,000-point milestone for his career.
January 05, 2009
Valparaiso was up by as many as 11 points in the first half and held a five-point halftime lead at Milwaukee Monday evening, but the Panthers started the second half on a 17-4 run to take the lead for good en route to a 61-47 win over the Crusaders.
January 04, 2009
Valparaiso continues Horizon League action Monday, traveling to Milwaukee to take on the Panthers. The Crusaders enter the game at 1-2 in league play, while Milwaukee sits atop the standings at 4-0.
January 03, 2009
Valparaiso's second unit sparked a 19-3 run midway through the first half to rally the Crusaders from an early deficit and put them in position for a halftime tie, but #25/RV Butler came out of the break on a 19-4 run and went on to post a 75-62 victory over Valpo Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 02, 2009
The 2009 calendar year kicks off Saturday for the Crusaders as they host their most common all-time opponent and in-state rival #25/RV Butler. This marks the third straight season that the Bulldogs have been ranked when they have visited the ARC. The game will be televised live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television, the first of seven Crusader contests that will be broadcast this year.
December 30, 2008
Valparaiso snapped its five-game losing streak in emphatic fashion Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, handling Division III opponent North Park easily on its way to a 78-47 victory.
December 29, 2008
Valparaiso returns to the ARC Tuesday to host Division III foe North Park in its final game of the 2008 calendar year. The Crusaders and Vikings, out of Chicago, Ill., are meeting for the first time ever on the hardwood. Valpo has captured its last 14 regular season contests against non-Division I opponents, dating back to the 1997-98 campaign.
December 28, 2008
Valparaiso led for a good portion of the first half Sunday afternoon at #10/15 Purdue and trailed by just two at halftime, but the Boilermakers connected on four of their first five 3-point attempts in the second stanza and the Crusaders got no closer than six the rest of the way, dropping a 59-45 decision.
December 26, 2008
Valparaiso takes on its second top-ten opponent in a nine-day span on Sunday, as the Crusaders travel downstate to face off with #10/15 Purdue. The game will be broadcast nationwide on the Big Ten Network, with a 3 p.m. CST tip time.
December 26, 2008
Valparaiso's Jake Diebler (Upper Sandusky, Ohio/Upper Sandusky) was named the U.S. Army Horizon League male Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Dec. 21.
December 22, 2008
Valparaiso allowed UCF to connect on 13 3-pointers Monday evening in Orlando, Fla., propelling the Knights to an 85-60 victory over the Crusaders.
December 21, 2008
Valparaiso plays the back end of a home-and-home series with UCF Monday evening in Orlando, Fla., the return trip from the Crusaders' 69-52 victory at the ARC earlier this season.
December 20, 2008
Valparaiso jumped out to a 12-3 lead on unanimous #1/1 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at the Windy City Hoops Classic, played at the United Center in Chicago, Ill., and still led midway through the first half, but the Tar Heels eventually pulled away for an 85-63 victory.
December 18, 2008
For the third time in seven seasons, Valparaiso takes to the home court of the NBA's Chicago Bulls, hosting current unanimous #1/1 North Carolina in Chicago's United Center. It also marks the fifth consecutive season that the Crusaders will take on the nation's top-ranked team.
December 15, 2008
Due to high demand, additional tickets for Valparaiso's game on Saturday at the United Center against #1/1 North Carolina at 1 p.m. have been released and are now available for as little as $15 at www.ticketmaster.com.
December 13, 2008
Valparaiso was within one point of Miami for a five-minute stretch of the second half and cut the RedHawks' lead to three points with 7:49 remaining, but the Crusaders could not take the advantage, as Miami held off all of Valpo's advances for a 62-50 victory Saturday afternoon in Oxford, Ohio.
December 12, 2008
Valparaiso plays its first non-league road game of the 2008-09 campaign on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Oxford, Ohio to take on Miami in a return game from last year's epic ESPNU BracketBusters matchup. The Crusaders have lost in four of their last five games, while Miami has won four of its last five.
December 10, 2008
Valparaiso never led Wednesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as IPFW used an early 14-3 run to jump out to a double-digit lead on its way to a 63-46 victory over the Crusaders.
December 09, 2008
Valparaiso returns to the ARC for the first time in nearly a month Wednesday as the Crusaders host in-state foe IPFW. The Crusaders snapped a four-game losing streak last time out, while the 3-5 Mastodons enter Wednesday on a three-game losing streak.
December 05, 2008
After trailing by 14 points 16 minutes into the game, Valparaiso ended the first half on a 15-4 run and took the lead for good with 13 minutes to play, eventually pulling away for a 68-57 road victory over Youngstown State in Youngstown, Ohio Thursday evening.  Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) set a new career high with 27 points in the victory.
December 04, 2008
Valparaiso closes out its brief foray into December league play on Thursday evening when the Crusaders take on the Penguins of Youngstown State.
December 03, 2008
Cleveland State held Valparaiso to just five first-half field goals Tuesday evening in both team’s Horizon League opener to open a 17-point halftime lead and went on to defeat the Crusaders, 66-42, in Cleveland, Ohio.
December 01, 2008
Valparaiso begins Horizon League play on Tuesday evening with a meeting against preseason league favorite Cleveland State.  The Crusaders will look to snap a three-game losing streak, while Cleveland State enters the contest on a three-game winning streak.
November 24, 2008
Valparaiso fought back from a nine-point halftime deficit Monday afternoon against La Salle and sent the game to overtime on a free throw by Benjamin Fumey (Bremen, Germany/Freie Hansestadt), but the Explorers never trailed in the extra session, downing the Crusaders 75-70 in both teams’ final game at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.
November 23, 2008
Valparaiso connected on just 4-of-30 first-half shot attempts en route to a 75-55 loss to Iona in the consolation bracket at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Saturday night.  The Crusaders will take on La Salle in their final game at the tournament at noon CST on Monday.
November 22, 2008
Valparaiso twice cut double-digit second half deficits to within one possession and was still within three points with 1:28 to play, but could never gain the lead in the final 20 minutes, as San Diego captured a 73-66 victory in both teams’ opening game at the Paradise Jam at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
November 20, 2008
Having started 2-0 for the fourth straight season, Valparaiso will look to extend its season-opening winning streak this weekend at the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Crusaders will take on San Diego in the opener before facing either Iona or Wisconsin in their second game.  Miami (Fla.), La Salle, Southern Miss and UConn are on the other side of the tournament bracket.
November 19, 2008
Valparaiso improved to 2-0 for the fourth consecutive season, taking the lead just over three minutes into the game and holding it the rest of the way, defeating UCF 69-52 Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 17, 2008
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team received its fifth National Letter of Intent during the early signing period Monday, as head coach Homer Drew announced that Brandon Wood has officially signed to attend Valpo beginning next year.
November 17, 2008
Coming off of a season-opening victory for the fourth straight year, Valparaiso will look to make it a 2-0 start on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Conference USA foe UCF.
November 16, 2008
Michael Rogers (Kingston, Jamaica/Redemption [N.Y.] Christian) led four Crusaders in double figures with a career-best 23 points, and Valpo put together a 19-3 run in the middle of the first half to pull away from Marian, going on to a 87-56 victory Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 14, 2008
Valpo men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that the Crusaders have received a National Letter of Intent from Ryan Broekhoff and that he will join the program as a freshman for the 2009-2010 campaign.
November 13, 2008
Crusader men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that forward Chris Halvorsen has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join fellow signees Matt Kenney and Tommy Kurth as freshmen in the Valpo program for the 2009-2010 season.
November 12, 2008
Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew announced this afternoon that guards Matt Kenney and Tommy Kurth have both signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Crusader program as freshmen for the 2009-2010 season.
November 12, 2008
Coming off of a 22-14 season and a berth in the inaugural CBI in its first year of Horizon League play, Valparaiso kicks off the 2008-09 campaign Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center against NAIA foe Marian.
November 09, 2008
Ahead by just two at the half, Valparaiso stormed out of the gate in the second half with a 23-4 run and rolled from there, finishing the night with an 85-63 victory over Elmhurst in an exhibition game at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 06, 2008
Heading into the 2008-2009 season, Valparaiso knows the landscape of the Horizon League.  No longer are the trips and venues unfamiliar.  The team knows the demands that the league schedule brings, knows that there are no off nights in league play.  This year, however, it will be a relatively inexperienced squad taking the hardwood, as only five letterwinners return from last year’s squad.  But with a trio of three-year senior starters leading the way, the Crusaders are taking aim at another finish near the top of the league standings and a repeat berth in the postseason.
October 28, 2008
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will be featured on national television at least three times during the 2008-2009 campaign, with the possibility of up to four more national broadcasts during the regular season.  In addition, Lakeshore Public Television will broadcast six Crusader men’s games along with one Crusader women’s game over the course of the season.
October 22, 2008
Valparaiso’s success at placing players into professional basketball after graduation continues, as both Jarryd Loyd (Latvia) and Calum MacLeod (Japan) have signed professional contracts.  With the pair of signings, all three members of the Crusaders’ 2007-2008 senior class will be playing pro basketball this year.
October 14, 2008
Former Crusader swingman Ron Howard is suiting up with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks during training camp in hopes of making the Bucks opening-day roster.
October 09, 2008
Crusader senior forward Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) has been named to the Horizon League’s preseason Second Team All-League squad.
October 07, 2008
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Horizon League for the 2008-09 season, according to polling of the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and media members.
October 02, 2008
Fans are invited to get their first glimpse of the 2008-2009 Valparaiso men’s and women’s basketball teams at Valpo Hoops Mania presented by Cardinal Bus, to be held Friday, October 10 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  Doors will open at 9:15 p.m., with festivities beginning at 9:30 p.m.  Admission to the event is free.
September 22, 2008
Season tickets for Valparaiso University basketball are now on sale for the 2008-2009 season.
September 17, 2008
Shawn Huff, who closed out his Crusader career at the end of the 2007-08 season, has signed a three-year contract to play professional basketball with the Greek club Maroussi Athens BC.
September 01, 2008
A game Dec. 20 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. against likely preseason #1 North Carolina highlights the Valparaiso men’s basketball schedule for the 2008-2009 campaign, as released today by Crusader head coach Homer Drew.
August 12, 2008
Former Valparaiso men’s basketball player Joaquim Gomes, who sported the Crusader uniform from 2000 through 2004, is currently playing for his home country of Angola in the 2008 Olympic Games being contested in Beijing, China.
August 04, 2008
Valparaiso guard Samuel Haanpää (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) has reached a three-year agreement with Orlandina Basket, a Serie A Italian team, and will forego his final two years of collegiate eligibility.
July 08, 2008
Valparaiso University men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that De’Andre Haskins, a 6’4”, 190 lb. guard out of La Lumiere School in LaPorte, Ind., has agreed to join the Crusader program as a freshman for the 2008-09 season.
July 08, 2008
Valparaiso’s Jake Diebler (Upper Sandusky, Ohio) and Samuel Haanpää (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) have both been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
June 02, 2008
Valparaiso University head men’s basketball coach Homer Drew has announced that Cameron Witt has signed with Valparaiso University to join the Crusader roster this fall.
May 06, 2008

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East) will join the Crusader program after spending his first two seasons at Iowa State. Johnson, a 6’7”, 230 lb. forward, must sit out the 2008-09 season under NCAA transfer guidelines, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2009-10 campaign.

April 15, 2008
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Bryan Bouchie has been granted a release from his commitment to the Crusader basketball program and will be transferring.
April 11, 2008
Valparaiso sophomore guard Samuel Haanpää (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) has been named to the five-player Horizon League Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team.
March 31, 2008
The Valparaiso University Men's Basketball Banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.  The event begins at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.
March 24, 2008
Valparaiso held a 20-19 lead over Houston halfway through the first half of the two squads’ College Basketball Invitational quarterfinal matchup Monday evening in Houston, Texas, but the Cougars took the lead shortly thereafter and led the rest of the way, eventually earning a 91-67 victory.
March 23, 2008
After its first postseason victory in 10 years, Valparaiso will look to advance to the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational on Monday night as the Crusaders play at Houston.  The game can be heard on the Valpo Sports Radio Network, or seen online at www.cbistreaming.com.
March 20, 2008
Valparaiso will meet the University of Houston Cougars at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 24 in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational at Hofheinz Pavillion.
March 19, 2008

Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) scored the eventual game-winning basket with 2:45 to play and Valparaiso held Washington scoreless the rest of the way as the Crusaders earned a thrilling 72-71 victory over the Huskies in opening round action of the College Basketball Invitational Wednesday evening in Seattle, Wash.  Valpo advances to the quarterfinals of the inaugural CBI and will face Houston on Monday.

March 18, 2008
Valparaiso makes its ninth postseason appearance in the last 13 seasons this year, as the Crusaders open up play in the inaugural College Basketball Invitational Wednesday at the University of Washington.  The game can be seen nationally on Fox College Sports (Channel 262/414 in the Comcast sports tier) or on DirecTV channel 669.
March 17, 2008
Tickets for Valparaiso’s first round CBI game Wednesday night against Washington at Bank of America Arena in Seattle, Wash. will go on sale to the public at 10:30 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, March 18.  All tickets will be $15.
March 16, 2008
Valparaiso accepted a bid late Sunday evening to the inaugural College Basketball Invitational, and will open the tournament at Pac-10 foe Washington Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. CDT.  The game will be televised on Fox College Sports.
March 12, 2008
Senior guard Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) was selected Tuesday night to the five-member Horizon League All-Tournament Team for his performance in Valparaiso’s three tournament games.
March 08, 2008
Valparaiso fought back from double-digit deficits in both halves in Horizon League Championship semifinal action Saturday evening against Cleveland State and tied the game at 65 with under three minutes to play, but the Vikings pulled out a 78-73 victory over the Crusaders.
March 07, 2008
Valparaiso, which is on a six-game winning streak following its win over Wright State Friday, turns around Saturday and faces Cleveland State in the Horizon League Championship semifinals in Indianapolis, Ind. at 3:30 p.m. CST (4:30 local time).  The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU and can be heard on the Valpo Sports Radio Network.
March 07, 2008
Down 63-62 with under four minutes to play, Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) hit his fifth 3-pointer of the game to put Valparaiso ahead for good and fellow senior Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) hit four free throws in the final 12 seconds to give the Crusaders a 72-67 victory over Wright State in Horizon League Championship quarterfinal action Friday in Indianapolis, Ind.
March 06, 2008
Valparaiso has now won five straight games following its first-round victory over Green Bay on Tuesday.  The sixth-seeded Crusaders now set their sights on downing third-seeded Wright State on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. CST at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.
March 04, 2008
Valparaiso took the lead for good midway through the first half Tuesday at the Athletics-Recreation Center, defeating Green Bay 75-67 in the first round of the Horizon League Championship.  The win is the Crusaders’ 20th of the season, the ninth 20-win campaign for the program under head coach Homer Drew.
March 03, 2008
Having won four straight games, Valparaiso kicks off Horizon League Championship action Tuesday night as the Crusaders host Green Bay in first round play.  It is the first time Valpo has hosted a league tournament game at the ARC in 13 years.
March 03, 2008
After leading Valparaiso to three wins last week, including a game-winning three-point play with 1.6 seconds remaining in overtime against Wright State to clinch a first-round home game in the Horizon League Championship, senior forward Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week.
March 03, 2008
The Horizon League announced today that Crusader senior guard Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) has been named the league’s inaugural Sixth Man of the Year.
March 02, 2008
Valparaiso (19-12, 9-9 Horizon) has earned the sixth seed for the Horizon League Championship and will face seventh-seeded Green Bay (15-14, 9-9 Horizon) in the first round on Tuesday, March 4 at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7 p.m. CST.  Tickets are available online now at www.valpo.edu/athletics, and can be ordered by phone at 219-464-5233 or in person at the Athletics Ticket Office inside the front entrance of the ARC beginning at 10 a.m. Monday morning.
March 01, 2008
Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) found Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) cutting to the basket with 1.6 seconds left in overtime Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, and Huff converted the game-winning three-point play to give Valparaiso a 75-73 overtime victory over Wright State.  The win, broadcast nationwide on ESPN2, means that Valpo will host a first-round Horizon League Championship game Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the ARC.
February 29, 2008
Valparaiso closes out the regular season today with a rare morning game, as the Crusaders host Wright State at 11 a.m. in a key Horizon League matchup.  The game is being televised live by ESPN2 as part of the network’s Judgement Week, marking the third game from the ARC to be televised on an ESPN network in under a month.  With a win, Valpo would clinch a first-round home game in the Horizon League tournament.
February 29, 2008
Valparaiso invites all elementary, middle and high school students from Northwest Indiana to help the Crusaders “Pack the ARC” for Saturday morning’s game against Wright State.  Admission to the game, which tips off at 11 a.m. on ESPN2, is free for all students.
February 28, 2008
Senior Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) scored all of his game-high 15 points in the second half, while fellow senior Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) put Valparaiso ahead for good with a pair of free throws with 1:01 to play as the Crusaders pulled out a 59-56 win over Detroit on Thursday at the ARC.  The win keeps Valpo in the hunt to host a first-round game in the Horizon League tournament.
February 27, 2008
Valparaiso celebrates Senior Day Thursday, honoring three players: Shawn Huff, Jarryd Loyd and Calum MacLeod.  The trio, and the rest of the Crusader squad, is in the midst of a six-day stretch with three key Horizon League contests as they face off against Detroit at 7:05 p.m.
February 25, 2008
Valparaiso allowed Milwaukee to hit just four first-half field goals on its way to a 12-point halftime advantage, and never trailed in the second half, as the Crusaders won 66-57 Monday evening in Milwaukee, Wis.
February 24, 2008
After a thrilling double-overtime victory over Miami on Saturday, Valparaiso begins a stretch of three Horizon League games over a six-day span today when the Crusaders take on Milwaukee.  Valpo is currently in a fight for one of the top six seeds heading into the Horizon League tournament, which would give the Crusaders a first-round home game.
February 23, 2008
Senior Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) scored 26 of his career-best 32 points after halftime and fellow senior Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) scored the Crusaders’ last seven points in the final two minutes of the second overtime period as Valparaiso defeated Miami (Ohio) at the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday afternoon, 99-94, in double overtime.  The game was broadcast live nationwide on ESPN Classic on part of the O’Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters event.
February 22, 2008
On a day in which six of the greatest athletes in Crusader history get inducted into the Valparaiso University Hall of Fame, it is only fitting that the Crusader men’s basketball team takes to the hardwood live on ESPN Classic, as Valpo faces Miami (Ohio) tonight at 5 p.m. as part of the O'Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters event.
February 20, 2008
Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) registered his first double-double of the season with 15 points and ten rebounds Wednesday night, but it was not enough, as Valparaiso dropped a Horizon League contest at Loyola, 68-61.
February 19, 2008
Two of Valparaiso’s final three home basketball games of the regular season will be broadcast throughout North America on Sirius Satellite Radio, the Horizon League announced today.
February 19, 2008
Valparaiso looks to earn its second straight Horizon League victory on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. as the Crusaders take the trip across the state line into Chicago to face Loyola.  Both the Crusaders and Ramblers are trying to move up in the Horizon League standings into one of the top six seeds, in order to host a first-round tournament game.
February 16, 2008
Valpo used yet another late first-half run to gain a ten-point halftime lead, and extended the lead to as many as 20 points in the second half on its way to a 77-58 victory over Youngstown State Saturday night at the ARC.
February 15, 2008

Valparaiso celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its Sweet Sixteen team, bringing the members of the team back for a reunion today as the Crusaders host Youngstown State. The members of the 1997-98 squad in attendance will be honored at halftime of the game.

February 14, 2008
Cleveland State composed a 15-3 run late in the second half Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center to pull away from Valparaiso, as the Vikings defeated the Crusaders by a 71-58 score.
February 13, 2008
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC Thursday night after a brief two-game road swing, hosting the Vikings of Cleveland State.  It will also be Bryce Drew bobblehead night, as the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a free bobblehead of one of the greatest players in Crusader history.
February 12, 2008
For the third time in less than a month, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will host a game at the Athletics-Recreation Center in front of a nationwide audience on an ESPN network, as ESPN2 will be broadcasting live from the ARC on Saturday, March 1 as the Crusaders host Wright State.  The game time has been moved to 11 a.m. CST for broadcast purposes.
February 11, 2008
UIC hit nine of its first 10 shots in the second half, including six 3-pointers, as the Flames pulled away for a 77-53 victory over Valparaiso Monday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.
February 10, 2008
Valparaiso heads to the Second City on Monday evening for a matchup against the Flames of UIC.  The key Horizon League meeting for both teams comes as the Crusaders look to snap a three-game losing streak and move up the league standings.
February 10, 2008
Valparaiso will face Miami (Ohio) at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 as part of the sixth annual O’Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters event at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  The game will be televised nationally on ESPN Classic, the second game the Crusaders will host on an ESPN network this season.
February 08, 2008
Valparaiso’s men’s basketball team will be hosting four basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.  The camps will be staffed by the Crusader players and coaching staff.
February 07, 2008
Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) nailed five triples in the first half on his way to matching his season-high with 20 points, but it was not enough, as Green Bay defeated Valparaiso in overtime, 76-71, Thursday night in Green Bay, Wis.
February 06, 2008
Valparaiso looks to break a two-game losing streak Thursday evening as the Crusaders hit the road for the first time in the last two and a half weeks, traveling to Green Bay to take on the Phoenix.
February 05, 2008
In front of a school-record 5,432 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center and a nationwide audience on ESPN2, Valparaiso led #10/11 Butler for most of Tuesday night’s game.  But the Bulldogs got a 3-pointer from Pete Campbell with 15 seconds remaining to go ahead, and would eventually win by a 71-68 count.
February 04, 2008
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will host Miami (Ohio) as part of the sixth annual O’Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters event at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday, February 23.  The game is one of 14 contests that will be televised on the ESPN family of networks, with the game time and network to be determined next Monday, February 11.
February 03, 2008

ESPN2 will be broadcasting live from the Athletics-Recreation Center Tuesday night as Valparaiso hosts #12/12 Butler, with a special tip time of 8 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  Tuesday is also 'Be Bold, Wear Gold' night, and the first 700 fans through the door will receive free gold t-shirts.  Tickets are still available at the Valparaiso University Ticket Office, located inside the main entrance of the arc, by phone at 1-877-MY-VU-TIX, or online at www.valpo.edu/athletics. 

February 01, 2008
Three Valparaiso men’s basketball games will be among eight Horizon League contests available throughout North America on Sirius Satellite Radio throughout the month of February.
January 26, 2008
J.R. Blount hit a layup with under five seconds to play to complete an 8-0 Loyola run over the game’s final 1:30 as the Ramblers came from behind to defeat Valparaiso Saturday night, 65-63, at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 25, 2008
After improving to 8-1 at home with a win over UIC Thursday night, Valparaiso continues Horizon League action Saturday with a matchup against the second of the league’s two Chicago-based teams, as Loyola comes to town to face the Crusaders at 7:05 p.m.
January 24, 2008
Senior guard Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) beat the buzzer to end the first half with a half-court shot that cut UIC’s lead over Valparaiso to 40-33 at the break, and the Crusader defense took over in the second half, holding the Flames to just 16 second-half points as Valpo claimed the 60-56 victory Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 24, 2008
The Valparaiso University Ticket Office still has tickets available for the Crusader men’s basketball team’s next two home games: Saturday night against Loyola and Tuesday, February 5 versus nationally-ranked Butler.  Saturday’s game versus Loyola, which will tipoff at 7:05 p.m. has been designated Family Night, as families can buy four tickets for just $20.
January 23, 2008
Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center Thursday night as the Crusaders host UIC at 7:05 p.m.  It is the first time that the Crusaders and Flames, who are currently tied in the Horizon League standings at 4-3, have met on the hardwood in ten seasons.
January 19, 2008
Valparaiso cut Cleveland State’s lead to as few as four points on multiple occasions in the second half Saturday night in Cleveland, Ohio, but the Vikings would not let the Crusaders get any closer and went on to win by a 69-63 count.
January 18, 2008
After moving to 3-1 in Horizon League road play Thursday night, Valparaiso faces another tough task on Saturday evening, as the Crusaders face off against Cleveland State, which is undefeated in league play at 6-0.  The two teams will be matching up for the first time in 14 seasons.
January 17, 2008
Valparaiso took the lead for good with 14:40 to play at Youngstown State Thursday night, and converted on 8-of-9 free throw attempts in the game’s final minute to secure a 67-61 victory over the Penguins.
January 15, 2008
The Valparaiso men's basketball team continues Horizon League action on the road Thursday, as the Crusaders travel to the state of Ohio to take on the Penguins of Youngstown State.  Tipoff is set for 6:35 p.m. CST, and all the action can be heard on the Valpo Sports Radio Network or seen online through the Horizon League Network.
January 14, 2008
The Valparaiso University Athletic Ticket Office has tickets available for each of the men’s basketball team’s four road games during the month of February.
January 12, 2008
In a back-and-forth affair that featured eight ties and 15 lead changes, it was Valparaiso which closed out the game with a flurry, as the Crusaders put together a 16-4 run over the final 4:30 to rally for the victory over Green Bay Saturday night at the ARC, 82-73.
January 11, 2008
Valparaiso will look to bounce back from Thursday's loss to Milwaukee on Saturday when the Crusaders host Green Bay at 7:05 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  The former conference rivals will be meeting for the first time since the 1998-99 campaign.
January 10, 2008
Valparaiso led by six points with under six minutes to play Thursday evening in its Horizon League home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center, but Milwaukee rallied to down the Crusaders by a 71-69 count.  The loss snaps Valpo’s 13-game home winning streak at the ARC.
January 09, 2008
Sophomore guard Samuel Haanpää (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December after leading the Crusaders to a 5-2 record during the month.
January 08, 2008
The Valparaiso men's basketball team takes to the court at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening for its first-ever home Horizon League contest as the Crusaders host Milwaukee.  Valpo comes into the game with a 13-game home winning streak at the ARC.  The first 500 fans through the doors on Thursday will receive a free commemorative t-shirt.
January 05, 2008
Valparaiso was tied with Horizon League rival #16/17 Butler Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind. at 31 at halftime and trailed by just one point with 11:36 to play, but the Bulldogs put together a critical 18-6 run to gain a decisive edge and go on to win by a 73-65 count.

January 04, 2008
The Valparaiso men's basketball team resumes Horizon League play Saturday with one of the toughest tests on the slate, as the Crusaders travel to Indianapolis to take on preseason favorite #16/17 Butler.  Valpo will be looking to gain a two-game lead on the Bulldogs in the league standings.
January 02, 2008
Valparaiso returns home to the friendly confines of the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday as the Crusaders host Indiana Wesleyan, guided by former Crusader guard Greg Tonagel.  Valpo will look to extend its winning streak at the ARC to 13 straight contests.
January 01, 2008
Leading by just four points at halftime, Valparaiso scored the first 13 points coming out of the break and never looked back, downing Indiana Wesleyan Wednesday night at the ARC, 93-46.  The Crusaders extended their home winning streak to 13 games with the victory.
December 30, 2007
Behind a career-best 24 points from senior guard Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West), Valparaiso fought back from an early 17-point deficit and briefly tied the game three minutes into the second half at 37, but top-ranked North Carolina pulled away from there, utilizing a 27-2 run to eventually down the Crusaders, 90-58, Sunday night in Chapel Hill, N.C.
December 28, 2007
Valparaiso will stand toe-to-toe with the nation's best team for a fourth consecutive season Sunday evening, as the Crusaders travel to North Carolina to take on the top-ranked Tar Heels.  Valpo enters the game coming off of a 68-58 loss at Wisconsin, a game in which the Crusaders were within three points with under a minute to play, while North Carolina owns a 12-0 record and most recently downed Nevada by a 106-70 score.
December 22, 2007
Valparaiso held or shared the lead for the first 17 minutes of the second half, but Wisconsin went ahead for good on a Trevon Hughes 3-pointer with 2:20 to play and pulled away for a 68-58 victory over the Crusaders in Madison, Wis. Saturday evening.
December 19, 2007
Off to its best start in over 60 seasons, the Valparaiso men's basketball team lays a 10-1 record and an eight-game winning streak on the line Saturday evening as the Crusaders travel to Madison to take on Wisconsin.  The game will be nationally televised on the Big Ten Network.
December 18, 2007
The honors continue to roll in for Crusader sophomore guard Samuel Haanpää (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian), who was named the U.S. Army Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week today following his record-setting weekend.
December 17, 2007
Following his record-breaking game against Chicago State on Saturday, Crusader sophomore guard Samuel Haanpää (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) has been named the Horizon League men’s basketball Player of the Week.  Haanpää also was honored on a national level by the Mid-Majority as its Baller of the Week.
December 15, 2007
Sophomore guard Samuel Haanpää (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) drilled six 3-pointers in the first half to help stake Valparaiso to a 22-point halftime advantage, and added four more trifectas in the second half to finish with 10 for the game, breaking Crusader associate head coach Bryce Drew’s mark for 3-pointers in a single game as Valpo defeated Chicago State Saturday night, 90-61.
December 14, 2007
Owners of a seven-game winning streak and 11 consecutive home victories, the Valparaiso men's basketball team looks to extend both streaks on Saturday as the Crusaders host Chicago State at 7:05 p.m.  The game is the 300th at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Crusader men's team.
December 11, 2007
Junior Jake Diebler (Upper Sandusky, Ohio/Upper Sandusky) has been named the Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the league announced today.
December 11, 2007
Valparaiso closed the first half on a 9-0 run to tie its game with Evansville Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, and followed with an 8-0 run late in the second half to break open a close game, going on to win by a final tally of 75-67.  The win extends the Crusader winning streak to seven games, the longest since the 2002-2003 season, and moves Valpo’s overall record to 9-1, the best ten-game start in the 19-year tenure of head coach Homer Drew.
December 10, 2007
Coming off of two wins on the road in its first weekend of Horizon League play, the Valparaiso Crusader men's basketball team returns to the ARC to take on Evansville at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday night.  The Crusaders are defending a six-game overall winning streak, as well as a ten-game winning streak at the ARC dating back to last season.  A win Tuesday would put Valpo at 9-1 for the first time in the 19-year tenure of head coach Homer Drew.
December 08, 2007
Valparaiso placed four players in double figures and shot at a 66.7% clip from the field to win at Detroit on Saturday afternoon, 81-68.  The win gives the Crusaders a sweep of two road games in their first weekend of Horizon League action and moves the team to 8-1 for just the second time in the 19-year career of head coach Homer Drew.
December 07, 2007
Coming off of a road win at Wright State to kick off its first season of Horizon League play, Valparaiso continues league play on Saturday at Detroit at 3:05 p.m. CST.  All the action can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network, or seen online on the Horizon League Network.
December 06, 2007
Trailing by three points with under two minutes to play, Valparaiso’s defense forced three consecutive Wright State turnovers and the offense took advantage, as Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) hit a 3-pointer to tie the game and Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) converted a fast-break layup off a steal to give Valpo the lead for good on the way to a 71-66 victory Thursday evening in Dayton, Ohio.  The win, which marked the first Horizon League contest for the Crusader men, snapped Wright State’s 14-game home winning streak.
December 04, 2007
Off to one of the best starts in team history, the 6-1 Crusaders begin their first season of Horizon League competition on Thursday with a game at 2007 regular season co-champion and tournament champion Wright State.
December 01, 2007
After having a 13-point halftime lead cut to as few as four points, Valparaiso erupted with four 3-pointers in a five-possession span in the second half to put the game away, eventually defeating Ball State Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, 71-58.  The victory was the tenth straight win by the Crusaders at the ARC.
November 30, 2007
Off to its best start since 1998-99, Valparaiso will look to extend its nine-game home winning streak, dating back to last season, Saturday at the ARC as the Crusaders host Ball State at a special start time of 7:30 p.m.
November 28, 2007
Valparaiso held Mid-American Conference preseason favorite Western Michigan without a field goal for nearly 11 minutes spanning the two halves Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, taking a one-point deficit and turning it into a 14-point lead as the Crusaders downed the Broncos, 77-65.  It marked the second straight game that Valpo has defeated a conference favorite.
November 27, 2007
Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday to host Western Michigan at 7:05 p.m.  It will be Hawaiian Night at the ARC, as the first 500 fans through the doors will receive free leis.  Numerous Hawaiian-themed activities will take place throughout the night, and both coaching staffs will be sporting special Hawaiian attire.  WVUR will be broadcasting an extended hour-long pregame show prior to the game, featuring the Crusader Coach's Corner.
November 26, 2007
Valparaiso Athletics Director Mark LaBarbera announced today that WWLO, 89.1 FM, located in Lowell, Ind., has joined the Valpo Sports Radio Network.  WWLO will broadcast 20 of Valpo’s remaining 25 men’s basketball games live over its airwaves.
November 24, 2007
Led by 23 points and nine rebounds from freshman forward Bryan Bouchie (Washington, Ind./Washington), Valparaiso held off Maryland Eastern Shore Friday afternoon in South Padre Island, Texas, defeating the Hawks, 66-55.
November 23, 2007
Valparaiso held Austin Peay to just 18 second-half points Saturday on its way to a 61-47 victory in the Crusaders' final game of the South Padre Island Invitational.  Samuel Haanpää (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) led Valpo with 21 points, including six 3-pointers, while Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) earned All-Tournament accolades after scoring seven key points late in the game.
November 22, 2007
Valparaiso opens play at South Padre Island Friday afternoon with a game against Maryland Eastern Shore at 3:30 p.m.  The Invitational will conclude on Saturday afternoon with the winner facing the winner of the Austin Peay/Florida Gulf Coast game, while the two losers will also meet in a consolation game.
November 20, 2007
Valparaiso came back from a 44-31 halftime deficit to take a 53-50 lead with 12:30 to play, but Vanderbilt regained the lead with under ten minutes to go and never gave it up, downing the Crusaders 87-78 Tuesday night in Nashville, Tenn.
November 19, 2007
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Erik Buggs and Logan Jones have signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period and will join the Crusader squad as freshmen for the 2008-2009 campaign.
November 19, 2007
Valparaiso continues play in the South Padre Island Invitational Tuesday night at 7 p.m. as the Crusaders take on SEC foe Vanderbilt in Nashville.  Both teams enter the contest at 2-0 on the young season.
November 15, 2007
Valparaiso never trailed Thursday night at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind., taking a nine-point halftime lead over IPFW and going on to defeat the Mastodons, 74-64.
November 14, 2007
Valparaiso kicks off a stretch of four games away from the ARC Thursday evening when the Crusaders travel to Fort Wayne to take on IPFW.  This marks the third consecutive year that the Crusaders and Mastodons have met in Fort Wayne during November, with Valpo winning each of the previous two encounters.
November 12, 2007
Valparaiso used a balanced scoring attack to pull away from Grace in the second half Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the Crusaders outscored the Lancers by 24 points over the final 20 minutes to earn a 90-59 victory.  Seven different Crusaders scored at least eight points in the winning effort, which extended Valpo’s home winning streak to eight games dating back to last season.
November 09, 2007
Valparaiso opens the 2007-2008 campaign Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Grace College.  The game is the first of four that the Crusaders will play as part of the South Padre Island Invitational.
November 04, 2007
Valparaiso jumped out to a 27-4 lead less than nine minutes into Saturday night’s exhibition game against St. Joseph’s (Ind.) at the Athletics-Recreation Center and led the rest of the way, defeating the Pumas 82-59.
November 02, 2007
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team begins writing a new chapter in program history as the Crusaders prepare for the start of the 2007-08 season.  The Horizon League awaits the Crusaders this year after a very successful 25-year run in the Mid-Continent Conference that included nine regular season championships, eight tournament championships and seven NCAA Tournament appearances.
November 02, 2007
With the 10-year anniversary of the 1997-1998 men’s basketball team’s run to the Sweet 16, highlighted by “The Shot” to beat Ole Miss, approaching in March, the Valparaiso athletics department has planned a number of activities to celebrate the anniversary, highlighted by a reunion of the squad later this season.
October 31, 2007
Valparaiso University and Lakeshore Public Television announced today that nine Crusader basketball games during the 2007-2008 season will be televised live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore PTV.
October 09, 2007
Entering its first season of play in the Horizon League, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team has been projected to finish sixth in a poll of League coaches, sports information directors and media representatives.
October 01, 2007
Fans are invited to get their first glimpse of the 2007-2008 Valpo men’s and women’s basketball teams at Valpo Hoops Mania presented by Cardinal Bus, to be held Friday, October 5 at the Athletics-Recreation Center beginning at 9:30 p.m.  Admission to the event is free.
September 27, 2007
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew and the Crusader team will be holding a free basketball clinic for kids from 1st through 5th grades at the Courts of Northwest Indiana on Saturday, October 13.
September 19, 2007

Valparaiso head men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced today that Benjamin Fumey (Bremen, Germany) and Michael Rogers (Kingston, Jamaica) have both passed through the NCAA Clearinghouse and will join the Crusader squad for the 2007-2008 campaign.

September 11, 2007

Season tickets for Valparaiso University basketball are now on sale for the 2007-2008 season.

August 30, 2007
Valparaiso will host Butler at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday, February 5 at 8 p.m. CST in front of a national audience on ESPN2, one of five Horizon League men’s basketball games to appear on ESPN and ESPN2 during the upcoming season as announced today by Horizon League Commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone.
August 29, 2007

Valparaiso men’s basketball coach Homer Drew announced today that former Crusader player Chris Sparks has been brought in as an assistant coach.  Sparks will fill the coaching vacancy left by Jason Hawkins, who has stepped away from coaching in order to focus full-time on gaining his master’s degree from Valparaiso.

August 17, 2007

Valparaiso men’s basketball coach Homer Drew announced today that Paul Guede has decided to transfer to Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. 

July 31, 2007

Seven games against five 2007 NCAA Tournament participants highlight Valparaiso’s men’s basketball schedule for the 2007-2008 campaign, as released today by head coach Homer Drew.  The Crusaders will also play 16 home games at the Athletics-Recreation Center in their first season as a member of the Horizon League.

July 17, 2007
Junior Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) will be one of 10 current and former college basketball players participating in a six-game competitive tour against professional teams in Germany, while Jason Hawkins will be serving as an assistant coach for the squad.  The AIA team is one of 11 Athletes in Action international-touring men’s and women’s basketball teams this summer.
April 11, 2007
Valparaiso's Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) has been selected to attend the 2007 NCAA Leadership Conference May 27-31 at Disney's Coronado Springs Report in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
March 28, 2007
Head coach Homer Drew announced today that Arden Skoglund (Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins) has decided to leave the Valparaiso men's basketball team in order to pursue other opportunities in music and youth ministry.
March 15, 2007
Valparaiso's men's basketball team will be hosting four basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels. The camps will be staffed by the Crusader players and coaching staff.
March 09, 2007
Valparaiso University head men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced today that Keaton Frye (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott) has been granted a release from his commitment to the Crusader basketball program and will be transferring to Augustana College.
March 04, 2007
Valparaiso led by 13 points in the first half, but UMKC cut the deficit to two at the half and took the lead early in the second half before eventually downing the Crusaders, 84-76, in the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament quarterfinals. The loss ends Valpo's season at 16-15.
March 01, 2007
Valparaiso faces off against UMKC in a rematch of the regular season finale in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Tulsa, Okla. Opening tip Sunday night is scheduled for 8:30 p.m., and can be heard on the Valpo Sports Radio Network.
March 01, 2007
Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) was named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Second Team, while Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) received Honorable Mention accolades and Samuel Haanpaa (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) was named to the All-Newcomer team as the league announced its annual awards today.
February 26, 2007
Valparaiso will face off against UMKC on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in a rematch of its regular season finale in the first round of the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Championship in Tulsa, Okla., the league announced today.
February 24, 2007
For the second consecutive game, Valparaiso stormed out of the gate in the second half, going on a 19-0 run over the first four minutes of the second stanza and cruising to a 77-61 victory over UMKC on Senior Night Saturday in the regular season finale at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) tied Zoran Viskovic's school record by making 11 free throws without a miss in the win.
February 23, 2007
Valparaiso will close out the regular season Saturday at the ARC against the Kangaroos of UMKC at 7:05 p.m. Moussa Mbaye will be honored prior to the game as part of Senior Night festivities, and will address the crowd following the contest. The entire Crusader team will also be available for an autograph session after the game.
February 22, 2007
Valparaiso utilized a rare eight-point possession to seize momentum early in the second half Thursday night against Southern Utah, and easily pulled away for a 75-48 victory over the Thunderbirds at the Athletics-Recreation Center. With the win, Valpo clinches the three seed in the upcoming Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.
February 20, 2007
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC for the first of its final two games of the regular season Thursday night, hosting Southern Utah at 7:05 p.m. The game can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.
February 17, 2007
Valparaiso held a six-point lead late in Saturday's game at Western Michigan, but the Broncos fought back to force overtime and went on to down the Crusaders in Kalamazoo, Mich., 89-80.
February 16, 2007
Valparaiso renews one of its oldest rivalries Saturday, traveling to Kalamazoo, Mich. to face off against Western Michigan. The series between the two teams dates back to the 1920-21 campaign. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. Central time, and the game will be carried on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and at www.valpo.edu/athletics.
February 15, 2007
Valparaiso nailed six of its first seven shots from the field in the second half, extending a five-point halftime lead into double figures on its way to an 80-56 victory over Western Illinois Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. With the victory, head coach Homer Drew registered his 300th win at the helm of the Crusader program.
February 13, 2007
Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center Thursday to take on longtime conference foe Western Illinois. Opening tip is set for 7:05 p.m., and all the action can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics. A videocast of the game will also be available on the athletics site.
February 10, 2007
Valparaiso fought back from an 11-point second-half deficit and had a shot to tie on its final possession, but could not get the 3-point attempt to fall, as Oakland defeated the Crusaders in Rochester, Mich. Saturday afternoon, 64-61.
February 09, 2007
Valparaiso looks to stay in the race for one of the top two seeds in the Mid-Con Tournament Saturday, taking on the Golden Grizzlies of Oakland. Tipoff is scheduled for noon Central time, and all the action can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.
February 08, 2007
Lakeshore Public Television has moved all of the remaining episodes of ?Inside Valpo Basketball" to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday nights, beginning this evening.
February 08, 2007
Valparaiso took a 31-25 lead into halftime Thursday evening at IUPUI, but the Jaguars scored 13 of the first 17 points of the second half to take the lead for good, eventually pulling away for a 68-54 victory over the Crusaders.
February 07, 2007
Valparaiso, winners of its last three games and seven of its last eight, begins its final Mid-Con road trip Thursday night, taking on IUPUI in Indianapolis at 6 p.m. Central time. The game will be carried live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.
February 06, 2007
All session tickets for the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament are now on sale through the Valparaiso University Athletics Ticket Office.
February 05, 2007
Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) registered a triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, and Valparaiso used its best shooting performance of the season to defeat Chicago State Monday night in Chicago, Ill., 91-76.
February 05, 2007
Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) has been named Men's Basketball Player of the Week by the Mid-Continent Conference for his role in leading the Crusaders to key conference wins last week over Oral Roberts and Centenary.
February 04, 2007
Winners of six of their last seven games, the Crusaders step out of conference play Monday to take on former Mid-Con foe Chicago State. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m., and the game can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.
February 03, 2007
Valparaiso allowed Centenary no field goals over the final 11:08 of the first half and closed the opening stanza on a 23-4 run on its way to an easy 68-50 victory Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The win marks the Crusaders' 200th victory all-time at the ARC.
February 02, 2007
Coming off of a 70-67 overtime victory over Oral Roberts on Thursday, Valparaiso looks to secure its spot in the conference's upper echelon as the Crusaders host the Centenary Gents Saturday night. The tip is set for 7:05 p.m., and all the action can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.
February 01, 2007
Valparaiso stormed back from a nine-point deficit with under two minutes to play in regulation, forcing overtime on a Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) 3-pointer with five seconds to play, and held Oral Roberts to just two points in the extra session as the Crusaders downed the Mid-Con leaders, 70-67, Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 31, 2007
Valparaiso looks to bounce back from a loss at Southern Utah as the Crusaders host Oral Roberts Thursday night at the ARC. The game, which tips off at 7:05 p.m., can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and can be seen on Lakeshore Public Television, with both audio and video webcasts available through www.valpo.edu/athletics.
January 30, 2007
Valparaiso will travel to Kalamazoo, Mich. to take on Western Michigan on Saturday, February 17 at 3 p.m. Central time in a matchup derived from the O'Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters pool.
January 27, 2007
Valparaiso placed three players in double figures and was within six points with 2:26 to play, but Southern Utah pulled away late for a 76-60 victory Saturday night in Cedar City, Utah.
January 25, 2007
Calum MacLeod (Wellington, New Zealand/Hutt Valley [Northeastern J.C.]) hit a 3-pointer to put the Crusaders ahead 12 seconds in overtime, and Valparaiso never trailed in the extra session, downing UMKC 56-52 Thursday night in Kansas City, Mo.
January 23, 2007
The Crusaders, on their third three-game winning streak of the season, hit the road to take on the Kangaroos of UMKC in Kansas City Thursday night. Opening tip is set for 7 p.m., and all the action can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.
January 22, 2007
Valparaiso used a stifling defensive effort Monday to down IPFW in non-conference action at the Athletics-Recreation Center, 59-45.
January 22, 2007
Samuel Haanpaa (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) was named the Mid-Continent Conference men's basketball co-player of the week for his outstanding performance last week against Western Illinois, the league announced today.
January 21, 2007
ESPN.com writer Kyle Whelliston named Valparaiso as one of his five best college basketball game atmospheres last week as part of ESPN's Student Spirit Week, while fan voting placed Valpo 10th nationally among chosen schools.
January 20, 2007
Valparaiso takes a break from Mid-Con play Monday, hosting IPFW at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:05 p.m. For the Crusaders, it is the first home game since the ARC was selected as one of college basketball's top game atmospheres by ESPN.com writer Kyle Whelliston.
January 18, 2007
Valparaiso connected on 12 of its 16 3-point attempts and jumped out to a 13-point lead just five minutes in on its way to an easy 78-60 win over Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill. Thursday night.
January 16, 2007
Valparaiso looks to win back-to-back conference games Thursday as the Crusaders head to Macomb, Ill. to take on fellow Mid-Con charter member Western Illinois.
January 13, 2007
Trailing by four at halftime, Valparaiso scored 20 of the first 27 points in the second half and never looked back, defeating IUPUI Saturday night 69-55 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 12, 2007
Valparaiso looks to defend its home court Saturday night, as Mid-Con rival IUPUI takes on the Crusaders at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:05 p.m. The game can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network, and both an audio webcast and video webcast will be available on www.valpo.edu/athletics.
January 11, 2007
Samuel Haanpaa's (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) fifth 3-pointer of the ballgame gave Valpo a 72-71 lead with just over a minute to play, but Oakland's Erik Kangas hit a 3-pointer on the Golden Grizzlies' ensuing possession, and the Crusaders could not regain the lead, falling 81-76 Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 09, 2007
Valparaiso opens its Mid-Continent Conference home slate Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. as the Crusaders host Oakland at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo has never lost to the Golden Grizzlies in eight matchups at the ARC. Thursday's game will be broadcast live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and on Lakeshore Public Television, with both the audio webcast and the vidcast being offered on www.valpo.edu/athletics.
January 06, 2007
Valparaiso closed the first half on a 9-3 run to pull within five at halftime, but Oral Roberts pulled away in the second half and defeated the Crusaders, 75-60, Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla.
January 05, 2007
Valparaiso looks to win its second straight road game to open Mid-Con play as the Crusaders take on rival Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Okla. Saturday at 3:05 p.m. The game will be carried live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and on Lakeshore Public Television.
January 04, 2007
Jake Diebler (Upper Sandusky, Ohio/Upper Sandusky) set a new career high with 16 points, including three key 3-pointers in the second half, as Valparaiso defeated Centenary, 66-62, Thursday night in Shreveport, La. in the Mid-Con opener for both squads.
January 03, 2007
Valparaiso begins its final season of league play as a member of the Mid-Continent Conference as the Crusaders take on Centenary in Shreveport, La. Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.
December 30, 2006
Brandon McPherson's (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) 3-pointer with 7:28 to play put Valparaiso ahead for good, and the Crusaders held on to make their return to the Athletics-Recreation Center a victorious one, defeating Chicago State Saturday night, 67-64.
December 28, 2006
Valparaiso returns home Saturday for the first time in over a month as the Crusaders take on former Mid-Con foe Chicago State at 7:05 p.m. Valpo enters the game coming off a victory over San Francisco in its finale at the Rainbow Classic.
December 23, 2006
Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) matched his career-high output with 24 points, and the Crusaders hit free throws down the stretch to defeat San Francisco, 64-59, in the seventh place game of the 43rd Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic Saturday in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
December 22, 2006
Despite new career highs in scoring from Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) and Samuel Haanpaa (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian), Valparaiso fell to Charlotte Friday afternoon, 74-62, in the consolation bracket of the 43rd Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
December 21, 2006
Valparaiso was within seven of Creighton at halftime of the Crusaders' opener at the 43rd Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawai'i, but the Bluejays pulled away in the second half for a 68-43 victory.
December 20, 2006
Valparaiso opens the 43rd Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawai'i Thursday evening as the Crusaders take on Creighton.
December 16, 2006
Valparaiso took to the road for its third consecutive game Saturday afternoon, but Ball State denied the Crusaders their first victory of the trip, as the Cardinals came out on top, 61-40.
December 15, 2006
Valparaiso will look to break a five-game losing skid Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Ball State. The Crusaders are coming off of an 11-day hiatus for final exams.
December 05, 2006
Valparaiso tied Evansville at 58 with 4:03 to play, but an 8-0 spurt for the Purple Aces put them ahead for good, as the Crusaders fell Tuesday night, 69-64, in Evansville, Ind.
December 04, 2006
The Crusaders will look to break a four-game losing skid Tuesday evening, when they take on in-state rival Evansville in Evansville, Ind. Opening tip is set for 7:05 p.m.
December 02, 2006
Valparaiso took on its third ranked opponent in a six-day span, but could not come up with a victory Saturday afternoon, falling 78-58 to #3/1 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.
December 01, 2006
Valparaiso takes on the top team in the nation for the third consecutive year, as the Crusaders travel to Columbus, Ohio to match up with #3/1 Ohio State. The game marks the end of a six-day stretch in which Valpo has taken on three of the top-20 teams in the nation.
November 29, 2006
Valparaiso struggled with shooting the ball Wednesday night and fell to its second ranked opponent in three nights, dropping a 60-47 decision to #19/18 Butler at the ARC.
November 28, 2006
After hosting just two ranked teams in a nine-year span prior to this season, Valparaiso takes on a ranked team at the ARC for the second time in three days in the form of #19/18 Butler. The in-state rivals will meet twice each season beginning next year when Valpo joins the Horizon League.
November 27, 2006
Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) hit his third 3-pointer with 23 seconds left to move Valparaiso into a 62-62 tie with #8/9 Marquette, but Dominic James nailed a triple of his own with 3.4 seconds to play, and Brandon McPherson's (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) last-second attempt from just inside halfcourt rimmed out to give the Golden Eagles a 65-62 victory over the Crusaders in front of a capacity crowd at the ARC.
November 27, 2006
Nine Valparaiso University men's and six Crusader women's basketball games will be shown live either on television or via the internet during the 2006-2007 season.
November 26, 2006
Valparaiso hosts a ranked team at the ARC for just the second time in the last nine seasons, as #8/9 Marquette comes to town to take on the Crusaders Monday night. Opening tip is set for 7:05 p.m.
November 24, 2006
The Valparaiso University Ticket Office announced today that tickets are still available for Monday and Wednesday night's men's basketball games, as the Crusaders host #13 Marquette and Butler, respectively, and for Saturday's game at #3 Ohio State. Tickets for women's basketball games are also available, as the Crusaders host Bradley on Tuesday and Notre Dame on Dec. 19.
November 21, 2006
Valparaiso led by one, 27-26, with 7:02 to play in the first half Tuesday evening in Raleigh, N.C., but North Carolina State ended the half on a 14-2 run and pulled away for a 78-64 victory over the Crusaders.
November 21, 2006
The Crusaders look to begin the season 4-0 for the first time since the 1998-1999 campaign as they close out a three-game road trip at North Carolina State.
November 18, 2006
Valparaiso used key 3-pointers late in the second half from Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) and Samuel Haanpaa (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) to pull away from Niagara Saturday evening, 70-58.
November 17, 2006
Valparaiso will look to begin the season 3-0 for the second straight season when the Crusaders head to the Empire State to take on Niagara, Saturday night at 6 p.m. Central time.
November 15, 2006
Valparaiso men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced today that Howard Little will join the Crusader program beginning with the 2007-2008 campaign.
November 13, 2006
Valparaiso used 14 second-half points from Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) to fight off IPFW in Fort Wayne Monday evening, 75-67.
November 13, 2006
The Valparaiso University Athletic Ticket Office has tickets available for the Crusaders' December 2 men's basketball game at Ohio State. In addition, tickets remain for the home contests against Marquette and Butler.
November 12, 2006
The Crusaders look for their fifth win in as many matchups against the Mastodons of IPFW Monday night. Valpo won the only prior meeting between the two squads in Fort Wayne in the 2005-2006 regular season opener.
November 11, 2006
Five players finished with double-digit point totals, and Valparaiso's lead reached as much as 26 points as the Crusaders cruised to a season-opening victory over Calumet, 84-65.
November 10, 2006
Valparaiso's men's basketball team begins the 2006-07 campaign Saturday night as the Crusaders host NAIA foe Calumet College at the ARC at 7:05 p.m.
November 09, 2006
Valparaiso University men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced today that Bryan Bouchie has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader program beginning with the 2007-2008 season.
November 06, 2006
Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) registered a double-double Monday night and led four Crusaders in double-figures as Valparaiso cruised to a 91-48 victory over Trinity Christian in the final exhibition game for the Crusaders.
November 04, 2006
Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) enjoyed a perfect 10-for-10 night from the field as Valparaiso defeated Indiana Wesleyan Saturday night at the ARC, 83-65, in the Crusaders' first exhibition game of the season.
November 02, 2006
Since the inception of the Mid-Continent Conference in 1982, no basketball team has enjoyed more success than the Valparaiso Crusaders, winners of nine regular season championships, eight tournament crowns and a seven-time representative of the league in the NCAA Tournament. In 2007, twenty-five years later, the Crusaders are moving to the Horizon League, but not before a final season in the Mid-Con and one more shot to bring home another championship.
October 25, 2006
Single game tickets for Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball games will go on sale Friday, October 27 at 10 a.m.
October 23, 2006
The Valparaiso University men's basketball program today announced the promotion of Bryce Drew to Associate Head Basketball Coach.
October 18, 2006
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team is projected to finish fourth in the Mid-Continent Conference this season in a preseason poll of the league's coaches, sports information directors, and selected media members.
October 16, 2006
Valparaiso University is announcing that Big Game Packs for the upcoming men's basketball season are now on sale at the Valparaiso University Athletic Ticket Office.
October 11, 2006
Midnight Mayhem presented by Cardinal Bus will take place on Friday, October 20 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to help kickoff the 2006-2007 basketball seasons both the Valparaiso University men's and women's teams.
September 21, 2006
Tarrance Price, who went to two NCAA Tournaments as a member of the Crusader basketball team from 1998-2000, has rejoined the Valpo family as the Director of Basketball Operations, Head Coach Homer Drew announced today.
September 05, 2006
Season tickets for Valparaiso University basketball are now on sale for the 2006-2007 season.
August 28, 2006
Home games against regional powers Butler and Marquette, road contests at some of college basketball's top venues and a late December trip to Hawai'i highlight the 2006-07 Valparaiso University men's basketball schedule, announced today by 18th-year Head Coach Homer Drew.
August 22, 2006
For the third straight season, the Valparaiso University men's basketball team will take part in the ESPN BracketBusters series, a two-day, 51-game showcase of some of the nation's top college basketball programs.
August 17, 2006
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield), who enjoyed one of the most prolific careers in Valpo history, has signed a contract to play professionally for the Hanzevast Capitals in The Netherlands.
July 24, 2006
Samuel Haanpaa (Finland/Cornerstone Christian, Texas) scored 28 points and pulled down seven rebounds Sunday in Lisbon, Portugal, leading Finland to a 91-75 win over Poland and a third place finish at the U20 European Championships.
July 11, 2006
The Valparaiso University men's basketball program today announced the hiring of Jason Hawkins as an Assistant Coach. The Valparaiso University grad comes to the Crusaders after serving as the Head Coach at Calumet College for the last two seasons.
April 28, 2006
Rex Walters, who began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant with the Crusaders from 2003-05, has been named the sixth Head Men's Basketball Coach at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla.
April 28, 2006
Valparaiso Head Men's Basketball Coach Homer Drew today announced Samuel Haanpaa, a 6'8" guard from Cornerstone Christian School in San Antonio, Texas has been signed to a National Letter of Intent for the 2006-07 season.
April 18, 2006
Valparaiso Head Men's Basketball Coach Homer Drew today announced the signing of 6'5" Paul Guede of Grace Christian School in Sanford, North Carolina to a National Letter of Intent for the 2006-07 season.
April 14, 2006
Valparaiso Head Men's Basketball Coach Homer Drew today announced Calum MacLeod of Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. has signed a National Letter of Intent for the 2006-07 season.
March 28, 2006
Current Crusader players and coaches will staff five different boy's basketball programs at the Athletics-Recreation Center this summer for dedicated players of all ages.
March 13, 2006
Crusader Assistant Coach Bryce Drew and former player Bill Jenkins will be featured Monday night on ESPN Classic's Classic Now program at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. Central Time.
March 13, 2006
Valpo seniors Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) and Mohamed Kone (Lyon, France/Jean Paul Sartre) have been selected to participate in the 2006 Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament (PIT) featuring the nation's top 64 senior basketball players.
March 06, 2006
With revenge on their minds, the Crusaders play for a berth in the Mid-Continent Conference Championship Game Monday night against top-seeded and regular season champion Oral Roberts. The Golden Eagles beat Valpo 87-78 in the regular season finale February 25.
March 06, 2006
The top-seeded Oral Roberts Golden Eagles defended their hometown and advanced to the Mid-Continent Conference Championship Game with a 77-58 win over Valpo Monday night at John Q. Hammons Arena in Tulsa, Okla. The loss concludes the Crusaders' 2005-06 season.
March 05, 2006
The Crusaders won for the first time in 12 games in the city of Tulsa, Okla. and advanced to the semi-finals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Sunday night, downing Southern Utah 77-66 at John Q. Hammons Arena at the UMAC.
March 03, 2006
The fourth-seeded Crusaders begin their quest for a ninth Mid-Con Tournament Championship Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. when they square off with fifth-seed Southern Utah at the John Q. Hammons Arena at the UMAC in Tulsa, Okla.
February 28, 2006
Seniors Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield), Ron Howard (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) and Mohamed Kone (Lyon, France/Jean Paul Sartre) have earned All-Mid-Continent Conference honors, the league announced today. Valpo's three All-Conference performers are the most of any school in the league.
February 25, 2006
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) scored 25 points and hauled in 12 rebounds in the final regular season game of his career, but the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles were too strong, toppling the Crusaders 87-78 Saturday night at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla.
February 24, 2006
Homer Drew will coach the 900th game of his career and Valpo will close out the regular season Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. on the road at Oral Roberts. The game can be seen live throughout Chicagoland and northern Indiana on WYIN 56 and WHME 46.
February 23, 2006
The UMKC Kangaroos used a 27-7 run midway through the second half to erase a big Valpo lead, and Quinton Day buried a three-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to give the hosts a 73-70 win over Valpo Thursday night at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.
February 22, 2006
Riding a three-game winning streak, the Crusaders open their toughest stretch of the season Thursday night at UMKC at 7:00 p.m., looking to snap a three-game losing streak against the Kangaroos. All the action will be carried live throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana on WYIN 56 and WHME 46.
February 18, 2006
Six Crusader seniors left the Athletics-Recreation Center one final time as winners, bouncing Niagara 88-82 Saturday night in a game arranged through the BracketBusters presented by eBay pool.
February 17, 2006
Saturday night, six Crusader seniors will play their final games at the Athletics-Recreation Center when the Crusaders meet Niagara at 7:05 p.m. All the action can be seen live on WYIN 56 and WHME 46 throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana.
February 16, 2006
Dan Oppland's (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) 22-point night moved him into third all-time on the Valpo scoring charts and boosted the Crusaders to a 70-64 win over Chicago State Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 15, 2006
The Crusaders can clinch a tenth winning season in the last 11 years with a win Thursday night against Chicago State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The game, scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m., can be seen live throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana on WYIN 56 and WHME 46.
February 11, 2006
A late 9-0 Valpo run broke open a close game and carried the Crusaders to a 76-64 win over Western Illinois Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 10, 2006
Valparaiso University senior Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) has been named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Men's Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the third straight year he has been so honored.
February 10, 2006
The Crusaders open a three-game homestand Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. against Western Illinois at the ARC. The game will be televised live on WYIN 56 in Merrillville, Ind. and WHME 46 in South Bend, Ind.
February 09, 2006
The Mid-Con leading IUPUI Jaguars quickly opened a double-digit lead in the second half and held on late for a 75-67 win Thursday night at the IUPUI Gymnasium in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 08, 2006
Winners of two straight, the Crusaders travel down I-65 to meet Mid-Con leading IUPUI Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. Pregame coverage on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics begins at 5:50.
February 07, 2006
WYIN 56 in Merrillville, Ind. will be one of six stations nationwide to televise the semi-finals of the 2006 Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Championship live, Monday, March 6, the league announced today.
February 04, 2006
Ron Howard's (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) 13-point, 10-rebound double-double helped Valpo avenge an earlier loss and down the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 76-64 Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center in front of 4,080 fans.
February 03, 2006
Separated by half a game in the Mid-Con standings, Valpo and Southern Utah will meet Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center with the Crusaders looking to avenge a 73-61 loss earlier this season in Cedar City.
February 02, 2006
The Crusaders snapped their four-game losing streak in style, downing the Centenary Gents 99-73 Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Seth Colclasure (Decatur, Ind./Bellmont) and Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) each had 23 points to pace Valpo's potent attack.
February 01, 2006
Five days after a hard-fought overtime loss to IUPUI, the Crusaders will hit the hardwood Thursday for a 7:05 p.m. game against Centenary at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo has lost four straight overall, but has won the last three meetings with the Gents.
January 31, 2006
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team will host Niagara University February 18 at 7:05 p.m. as a result of their participation in the larger BracketBusters presented by eBay pool.
January 28, 2006
Mid-Con leading IUPUI erased a 22-point second half lead and stormed back to beat the Crusaders 87-82 in overtime Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo had a 20-point halftime lead but saw the Jaguars shoot 68.0% in the second half to force the extra period.
January 27, 2006
The Crusaders will try to right the ship and turn around a three-game losing streak when the IUPUI Jaguars visit the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday night at 7:05. Six of Valpo's next seven games will be played on their home court.
January 26, 2006
Calvin Wooten's 40-point night helped erase seven and a half years of history and led the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to a 95-89 win over the Crusaders Thursday night at the Athletics Center O'Rena in Rochester, Mich.
January 25, 2006
Looking to snap a two-game losing streak, Valparaiso hopes past performance is a predictor of future success, as the Crusaders head to Rochester, Mich. to take on Oakland Thursday night. The Brown and Gold have never lost to the Golden Grizzlies in 16 all-time matchups, including a 31-point victory at the ARC earlier this season.
January 23, 2006
For the second straight year, the Valpo men's basketball team will host ?Be Bold, Wear Gold" night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, January 28 at 7:05 p.m. against IUPUI.
January 21, 2006
The red-hot Crusader offense went into a deep chill Saturday night, and Valpo trailed from start to finish in a 73-61 loss to Southern Utah at Centrum Arena in Cedar City, Utah.
January 20, 2006
Valparaiso heads to Cedar City, Utah to take on Southern Utah Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. The Crusaders look to bounce back from their 90-76 loss at Chicago State, their first loss in seven games.
January 19, 2006
The Crusaders came into Thursday night's game without three of their top seven players. They left with their six-game winning streak in the rear view mirror after a 90-76 loss to Chicago State at the Jacoby D. Dickens Center in Chicago, Ill.
January 18, 2006
In search of a seventh straight win, the Valparaiso Crusader men's basketball team continues a four-game road trip Thursday night against Chicago State. All the action, scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., can be seen live throughout Chicagoland on WYIN 56 and on WHME, channel 46 in South Bend, Ind.
January 16, 2006
Valpo senior Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield), coming off a career-night Saturday, has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced today.
January 14, 2006
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) is going to miss playing at Western Hall. One year after scoring 29 points in Macomb, the senior dropped a career-high 35 points on the Leathernecks Saturday night in Valpo's 82-68 win, their sixth straight.
January 13, 2006
One win shy of their first six-game winning streak in two years, the Crusaders take their high-flying offense on the road Saturday night to sqaure off with Western Illinois at 7:00 p.m.
January 13, 2006
Crusader senior Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's co-Men's Athlete of the Month for December 2005, the league announced today.
January 11, 2006
Six Crusaders finished in double-figures and Valpo led by as much as 27 in the second half en route to an 88-72 win over IPFW Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The win was the Crusaders' fifth in a row, with all five wins coming by at least 15 points.
January 10, 2006
Coming off their biggest win in two years, the Crusaders will close out a four-game homestand in search a fifth-straight win when IPFW comes to town Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m.
January 09, 2006
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) scored 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Valparaiso Crusaders to an 80-60 win over preseason Mid-Continent Conference favorite Oral Roberts Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 08, 2006
Valpo and Oral Roberts, picked to finish second and first respectively in the Mid-Con, meet for the first time this season Monday night at 7:35 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The game will be carried live on WYIN 56 in Merrillville, Ind. and WHME, channel 46 in South Bend, Ind.
January 07, 2006
Valpo opened the second half on a 27-5 run to blow open a close game and roll past Longwood 105-73 Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders scored 100 points for the second time this season, and won by 30-plus points for the second consecutive game.
January 06, 2006
Coming off back-to-back impressive wins over Centenary and Oakland, the Crusaders open a four-game in eight-day stretch Saturday night when they welcome the Longwood Lancers to the Athletics-Recreation Center for a 7:05 p.m. game.
January 06, 2006
Valparaiso University and Family Express have joined together to form the Crusader Kids Club, an opportunity for children age 12 and under to attend home men's and women's basketball games at Valpo free of charge.
January 02, 2006
The Valparaiso Crusaders made 13-of-22 three-pointers, dished out 23 assists on 29 baskets and placed five players in double figures on their way to a 95-64 win over Oakland Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 01, 2006
The Crusaders open a four-game homestand Monday night at 7:05 when they welcome the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to town for their third Mid-Continent Conference game of the season. The game can be seen live on WYIN 56 and WHME, Channel 46.
December 29, 2005
An inspired second half blew open a close game and helped Valpo coast late to an 89-74 win over Centenary Thursday night in Shreveport, La.
December 28, 2005
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team will try to erase the memory of Tuesday's conference opening loss to UMKC on Thursday night when they battle Centenary at 7:00 p.m. in Shreveport, La.
December 27, 2005
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) posted his first double-double of the season, but the UMKC Kangaroos broke out on top early and pulled away late for a 75-62 win over Valpo Tuesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 26, 2005
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team opens Mid-Continent Conference play Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. when they welcome the UMKC Kangaroos to the Athletics-Recreation Center. The game will be televised live on WYIN 56 in Valparaiso and WHME, Channel 46 in South Bend.
December 20, 2005
The Longwood Lancers ambushed the Valparaiso University men's basketball team early in the second half, but the Crusaders clawed back and held on late for an 82-79 win Tuesday night at Willett Hall in Farmville, Va.
December 19, 2005
The Crusaders conclude a six-game road swing Tuesday night when they take on Longwood at 6:00. The game is Valpo's final non-conference tune-up before they open Mid-Con play December 27.
December 18, 2005
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) and Ron Howard (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) each had big nights, but J.J. Redick's top-ranked Duke Blue Devils pulled away late for a 104-77 victory over the Valparaiso Crusaders Sunday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.
December 16, 2005
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team has a chance to make history Sunday night at 7:00 when they face #1 Duke at famed Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. The game will be televised to a national audience on Fox Sports Net.
December 10, 2005
Seth Colclasure (Decatur, Ind./Bellmont) scored a career-high 24 points and the Valparaiso University men's basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak with a thrilling 80-77 win over Charlotte Saturday night at Halton Arena in Charlotte, N.C.
December 09, 2005
Valparaiso looks to end a two-game losing streak this weekend, as the Crusaders travel to Charlotte to take on the 49ers Saturday night at 6 p.m.
December 07, 2005
The cold-shooting Crusaders hung tough with Marquette but came up short in the end, falling 69-54 Wednesday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
December 06, 2005
The Crusaders' six-game road trip heads north to Milwaukee, Wis. Wednesday night when Valpo meets Marquette at 7:00 p.m. at the Bradley Center. Valpo is looking for a win over the Golden Eagles for the first time in 17 years.
December 03, 2005
Dan Oppland's (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) monster 23 point, seven rebound effort was good enough for a spot on the All-Tournament Team, but not enough for a Crusader win, as Valpo fell 72-59 to #14 Iowa Saturday night in the Championship Game of the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa.
December 02, 2005
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team shook off a sluggish start and withstood a late Tulane rally to earn a 79-72 win Friday night in the opening round of the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa.
November 30, 2005
Valpo's schedule takes a tougher turn beginning this weekend when the Crusaders head to Iowa City, Iowa for the Hawkeye Challenge. Valpo's first test comes Friday night against Tulane at 5:45 p.m. in the opening round of the two-day tournament.
November 28, 2005
Valpo placed five players in double figures and shot 61.6% from the floor in a 111-41 win over Indiana-South Bend Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 25, 2005

Valpo opens their home season Monday night with a 7:05 p.m. game against Indiana-South Bend. The Crusaders are looking for a second-straight win and for their first 2-0 start since the 2000-01 season.
November 25, 2005
The Kenny Harris Foundation will be unveiled in a special pregame ceremony at the November 28 Valparaiso-IUSB men's basketball game.
November 23, 2005
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) had a decisive late basket, game-clinching steal, and scored 26 points to lead Valpo to a 74-68 win over IPFW Wednesday night at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.
November 22, 2005
Valparaiso opens the 2005-06 season in Fort Wayne, Ind. Wednesday night against the IPFW Mastodons. Homer Drew's squad features six seniors, geared for a run at an eighth trip to the NCAA Tournament.
November 17, 2005
Nine home and road Valparaiso University men's basketball games and two women's games will be carried live this season on WYIN 56, Channel 56 out of Merrillville, Ind., and WHME, Channel 46 in South Bend, Ind., Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today.
November 12, 2005
Mohamed Kone (Lyon, France/Jean Paul Saltre) had an emphatic coming out party Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, posting a double-double in the first half and leading the Crusaders to a 92-62 win over Calumet in their final exhibition game of the season.
November 11, 2005
Head Coach Jason Hawkins leads a line of familiar faces to Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday night when the Calumet Crimson Wave take on the Crusaders in their final exhibition contest of the season.
November 10, 2005
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team today announced they have signed Keaton Frye to a National Letter of Intent.
November 05, 2005
Ron Howard (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) scored a game-high 24 points to lead Valparaiso back from an 11-point deficit to a 69-63 win Saturday night over Capital in the team's exhibition opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 04, 2005
The Valpo Sports Radio Network will cover all of Northwest Indiana for Valparaiso University men's basketball this season, beginning with the regular season opener November 23 at IPFW.
November 03, 2005
With the injuries and disappointment of the 2004-05 season behind them, the Crusaders are poised to ascend back to the top of the Mid-Continent Conference. Nine returnees and five big additions have the Brown and Gold keyed up for the season's kickoff Saturday night.
October 26, 2005
Members of the Valparaiso University men's basketball team are used to being heroes on the court, drawing cheers from fans after making a great play or hitting the game winning shot. On October 20 they were able to inspire the same reaction during a visit to Opportunity Enterprises, Inc.
October 19, 2005
The Crusaders were picked to finish second in the Mid-Continent Conference by a poll of conference coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected members of the media. Seniors Ron Howard (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young/Marquette) and Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) were tabbed to the All-Conference First Team.
October 05, 2005
Valparaiso University will kickoff the 2005-2006 basketball season on Friday, October 14 with Valpo Basketball Madness presented by Cardinal Bus at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 15, 2005
The Valparaiso University men's basketball will host a game February 18, 2006 at the Athletics-Recreation Center as part of ESPN's Bracket Buster Saturday, it was announced today.
September 14, 2005
Valparaiso University today announced Jack Gabor has been named Director of Video Operations for the men's basketball team.
September 12, 2005
Season tickets for Valparaiso University basketball are now on sale for the 2005-2006 season.
September 06, 2005
Valparaiso University today announced Mohamed Kone, the top rated junior college center in the country, has enrolled in classes and will be a member of the men's basketball team this season.
September 01, 2005
On behalf of the family of Kenny Harris, Valparaiso University Men's Basketball Head Coach Homer Drew has today issued the following statement regarding Kenny Harris (Griffith, Ind./Griffith H.S.):
August 30, 2005
Valparaiso University sophomore forward Shawn Huff has been playing as a member of the Finnish National Team in qualifications for the 2006 European Championships.
August 26, 2005
The Valpo Sports Radio Network will cover all of Northwest Indiana for both Valparaiso University football and men's basketball beginning with the football season opener on September 3 at Wisconsin Lutheran.
August 24, 2005
Valparaiso University head coach Homer Drew has announced the 2005-2006 Crusader men's basketball schedule.
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