Senior, Freshman Propel Women’s Basketball to Season-Opening Win


Led by one household name and one standout newcomer, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team cruised to a season-opening 81-47 win over IU Kokomo at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday night. Senior Dani Franklin did her thing – pouring in 26 points to lead all scorers – while freshman Bryce Blood provided the game’s most significant storyline, registering a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds in her collegiate debut.


Women’s Basketball Announces 2018-19 Recruiting Class


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has announced its incoming class for the 2018-19 season. Shay Frederick and Ilysse Pitts have inked National Letters of Intent to play collegiately for the Crusaders. The talented duo of incoming freshmen will join forces with a group of 13 players who are expected to return to the team next season.


Women's Basketball Season Begins Thursday at ARC


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will begin the 2017-18 season on Thursday by hosting in-state foe IU Kokomo. The Crusaders have 10 players returning including six of last season’s top seven scorers. In addition, five true freshmen have joined the fold and will suit up for a regular season college game for the first time on Thursday.


2017-18 Valparaiso Women’s Basketball Season Preview


When the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team tips off the 2017-18 season on Thursday night against IU Kokomo, fans will notice a rare blend of youth and experience on the court.


Women’s Basketball Prevails in Exhibition Action


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team opened exhibition play on Tuesday night in victorious fashion, defeating St. Francis (Ill.) 49-40 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders were led by sophomore Grace Hales, who turned in a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Valpo withstood the absence of leading scorer Dani Franklin, who was held out with an injury.


Women’s Basketball Announces Season Ticket Special


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is celebrating its first season in the Missouri Valley Conference by offering season tickets for the discounted price of $30.


Valpo Basketball Broadcast Information For 2017-18


With men’s and women’s basketball season quickly approaching, Valpo Athletics announced today the department’s broadcast plans for the 2017-18 season.


Missouri Valley Conference Releases Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll


With the start of the women’s basketball season right around the corner, the Missouri Valley Conference has released its annual preseason poll of the league’s coaches, sports information directors and media.


Valpo Hosts Season Ticket Holder Open Practice Friday Night


With the 2017-18 season right around the corner, the Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball teams hosted their annual Season Ticket Holder Open Practice on Friday evening at the ARC.


Manns Enshrined in Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame


Valparaiso University women’s basketball assistant coach Clyde Manns received a distinguished honor this past weekend as he was inducted into the Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame.


Women’s Basketball Announces Conference Slate


A new journey awaits the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team as the Crusaders get set to begin their first season as members of the Missouri Valley Conference.


Valpo Women Release 2017-18 Nonconference Schedule


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has released its 2017-18 nonconference schedule, an 11-game slate that will help the Crusaders gear up for their first season of Valpo in The Valley.


Crusaders Complete 2017-18 Coaching Staff


When the Valparaiso University women’s basketball season gets underway, Crusader fans will hear a new voice bellowing out phrases like “rebound!” and “defense!” The voice will belong to assistant coach Clyde Manns, who plans to bring energy and enthusiasm to the staff while emphasizing the importance of defense and rebounding.


Valpo In The Valley: Women's Basketball


Continuing the #ValpoInTheValley series, which will take a look at each of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 sports, is women’s basketball. Learn about the landscape of The Valley in women’s basketball, how Valpo has fared against opponents from The Valley in the past, and hear from head coach Tracey Dorow as she talks about what the program is looking forward to entering its first season of MVC competition and who will lead the way in 2017-18 for her team.


Spots Still Available for Valpo WBB Elite Camp


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is set for its Elite Camp, which is slated to take place on Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Check in is at noon on Monday, with the camp slated to begin at 1 p.m. Checkout is at noon on Tuesday. The cost is $100 per camper. Spots are still available for the camp.


Valparaiso University to Join Missouri Valley Conference


Valparaiso University president Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., announced today that the University has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2017. The Crusaders will begin competing for MVC championships in the 2017–2018 academic year.


Women’s Basketball Announces 2016-17 Award Winners


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has announced its award winners for the 2016-17 season. The Crusaders recognized the team’s Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player, Hardest Worker, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Player of the Year and Fountain Award Winner.


Johanson Signs with Valpo Women’s Basketball


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program has announced its newest addition as 6-foot-5 forward Nicole Johanson has signed to join the team for the 2017-18 season. Johanson enjoyed a strong senior season at Herscher High School in Herscher, Ill., earning all-tournament recognition for all three of the team’s tournaments (Thanksgiving, Christmas and conference) on her way to achieving all-area and all-conference recognition.


Konieczny Named to Indiana All-Star Team


Valparaiso University women’s basketball incoming freshman Nicole Konieczny has earned a place on the 13-player Indiana All-Star roster.The Indiana Girls All-Stars will play a home-and-home series with Kentucky, plus two games against the Indiana Junior All-Stars. All four games will take place in the month of June. One of the All-Stars will be named Indiana Miss Basketball on April 27.


Women’s Basketball Season Concludes with Loss to Top-Seeded Green Bay


After notching a first-round win on Friday, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team ran into the top-seeded Green Bay Phoenix on Saturday afternoon, an 89-60 defeat in the Horizon League Quarterfinals. Valpo finished the year winning four of its last seven and three of its last five. The Crusaders are expected to bring back 92.1 percent of their regular season scoring for the 2017-18 season.


Crusaders Face Phoenix in Tournament Quarterfinals


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team faces the ultimate challenge on Saturday morning at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. A date with the top-seeded Green Bay Phoenix, who just nailed down their 19th consecutive Horizon League regular season championship, awaits in a league tournament quarterfinal.


Crusaders Pull Away From Penguins, Advance to Horizon League Quarterfinals


When the stakes were the highest, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team came through with one of its best performances of the season on Friday afternoon. The ninth-seeded Crusaders dispatched eighth-seeded Youngstown State 79-62, extending their season at least another day and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Crusaders received contributions from up and down the roster while compiling a shooting percentage of 49.3 and pulling down an eye-popping 52 rebounds against Youngstown State’s 26.


Valpo Women Open Tournament, Face Youngstown State on Friday


After a solid finish to the regular season, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will try to keep its positive momentum going as it begins the Horizon League Tournament on Friday afternoon in Detroit. The Crusaders face off with Youngstown State, a team against whom Valpo split the two regular season matchups. This game will be the second of 18 Horizon League men’s and women’s basketball games that will take place at Joe Louis Arena over a five-day stretch.


Franklin, Lindfors Earn Horizon League Postseason Awards


The impressive resumes of two Valparaiso University women’s basketball players continued to expand on Tuesday afternoon as the Horizon League released its annual postseason awards. Junior Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) captured all-league second-team honors, while sophomore Amber Lindfors (Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Elk Grove) latched down a place on the all-defensive team.


Crusaders Top Flames on Senior Day, Play Youngstown State in Horizon League Tournament


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team ended the regular season on a positive note for the second consecutive year, defeating UIC 72-63 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. In the process, the Crusaders latched down the No. 9 seed in the Horizon League Tournament and a date with No. 8 Youngstown State in the first round.


Women's Basketball Senior Day Set for Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will take the Athletics-Recreation Center floor for the final time this season on Saturday afternoon as UIC comes to town for the regular season finale. It’s Senior Day at the ARC as the Crusaders recognize Haylee Thompson and Imani Scott-Thompson.


NBA Champion Rick Mahorn Added as Final Panelist for Champions Brunch


The Horizon League and Olympia Entertainment announced Thursday that Rick Mahorn is the final panelist for the Champions Brunch at Joe Louis Arena on March 7. The NBA champion and former Detroit Pistons forward rounds out a group that includes three-time WNBA champion Cheryl Ford and Green Bay Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie as panelists and ESPN women’s college basketball analyst Kelley Deyo as moderator.


Crusaders Can't Sustain Strong First Half in Loss to Panthers


After a first half where everything seemed to go right for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team, the second half played out in quite the opposite fashion on Monday night at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee. In the blink of an eye, a five-point halftime lead turned into a Milwaukee route, and the Panthers steadily pulled away for an 80-64 win.


Women's Basketball Hits Road to Face Milwaukee


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has little time to bask in the glory of Saturday’s win, as the Crusaders face a quick turnaround with a Monday tilt in Milwaukee. Both squads roll into Monday’s matchup coming off upset triumphs, as Milwaukee took down Green Bay 72-60 on Friday night. The schedule does Valpo no favors as the Panthers haven’t played since Friday and stayed home during that stretch, while the Crusaders played on Saturday and had to travel to Milwaukee on Sunday.


Crusaders Upend Titans in Wild One at ARC


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team escaped with an improbable 57-55 win over Detroit Mercy on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders avenged a 25-point loss to the Titans from earlier in the season. Amber Lindfors had a double-double while Dani Franklin led the Crusaders with 16 points.


Women's Basketball to Battle Detroit Mercy on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will try to get back on track on Saturday afternoon as it welcomes Detroit Mercy to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both squads are attempting to bounce back after the Titans suffered a surprising 63-62 loss to UIC on Thursday night in Chicago.


Crusaders Fall to Grizzlies at ARC on Thursday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team couldn’t slow down the top scoring offense in the Horizon League on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as Oakland prevailed 98-60. A pair of Valpo freshmen enjoyed strong performances as Grace Hales scored a team-high 11 points and Maya Meredith chipped in a career-high seven.


Women's Basketball Goes for Consecutive Wins on Thursday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will try to make it back-to-back wins for the first time since Nov. 25 and consecutive Horizon League victories for the first time since Jan. 23, 2016 as they welcome Oakland to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening. Valpo’s defense has been its strength in recent games, but it faces a tall test in the league’s No. 1 scoring offense on Thursday.


Defense Reigns Supreme as Valpo Knocks Off Northern Kentucky


Defense carried the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team as the Crusaders allowed the fourth-fewest points in program history on Saturday afternoon at BB&T Arena, pulling out a 41-32 victory over Northern Kentucky. The Crusaders (7-18, 2-12 Horizon) upstaged the Norse (8-17, 4-9) on their home court for the second consecutive year. Amber Lindfors pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds while contributing seven points and four blocks.


Women's Basketball Visits Northern Kentucky on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will continue this week’s swing trip on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders clash with the Northern Kentucky Norse. Valpo will attempt to bounce back from Thursday’s loss to first-place Wright State and avenge a 15-point defeat from the first meeting of the year between the two teams.


Crusaders Can’t Capitalize on Wright State’s Shooting Struggles in Loss to First-Place Raiders


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team held first-place Wright State to under 30 percent shooting for the second consecutive meeting, but the Raiders racked up 23 offensive rebounds and forced 17 turnovers on their way to a 63-48 win on Thursday evening at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. Dani Franklin scored 17 of her team-high 19 points after halftime and matched a career high with 16 rebounds for her second straight double-double.


Crusaders Attempt to Cool Off First-Place Raiders


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is set to embark upon its first overnight road trip since Jan. 17 when it travels to Dayton, Ohio for a Thursday matinee with Wright State. For the first time this season, the Raiders enter play as the top team in the Horizon League after benefiting from two Green Bay losses last week.


Crusaders Come Up Short, Suffer Close Loss to Vikings


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team owned an eight-point halftime lead after its third straight well-played half, but the Crusaders couldn’t seal the deal on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Cleveland State (12-11, 6-5) came from behind to eke out a 66-62 win over Valpo (6-17, 1-11). Dani Franklin finished with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds in a game that featured eight ties and 11 lead changes.


Women's Basketball Shoots for Second Straight Victory on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will attempt to make it back-to-back wins on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders round out a home-heavy stretch by welcoming the Cleveland State Vikings, who currently sit in the middle of the pack in the Horizon League standings.


Lindfors Enjoys Double-Double as Crusaders Coast to First League Triumph


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team was all smiles after Thursday’s 77-60 victory over Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders built a double-figure lead with a strong second quarter and never looked back en route to their first Horizon League victory of the season. The team breathed a collective sigh of relief after snapping a 12-game losing streak and corralling its first victory since Dec. 10. Amber Lindfors led the way with 22 points and 11 rebounds on 9-of-15 shooting.


Women's Basketball to Return to ARC, Host Youngstown State


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will take a crack at its first Horizon League win on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Youngstown State comes to town for what figures to be a competitive showdown between two teams that have been hit hard by injuries this season.


Crusaders Can’t Shake Shooting Slump in Loss at UIC


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team had three players in double figures on Saturday at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, but the host Flames started strong and never looked back in a 74-60 victory over the Crusaders. Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) finished with 20 points to lead Valpo. She was joined in double figures by Amber Lindfors (Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Elk Grove) with 15 and Hannah Schaub (Brooklyn Park, Minn. / Park Center) with 12.


Crusaders, Flames Battle Saturday in Chicago


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will return to the site of its most recent regular season Horizon League triumph in hopes to repeat last season’s success at the UIC Pavilion. After five consecutive days without a game, both teams enter the showdown hungry for their first league victory of the season.


Fast Start Not Enough as Crusaders Fall to Raiders


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team played stifling defense in the first quarter on Sunday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, but Wright State bounced back with an even more dominant defensive effort in the second quarter on its way to a 65-52 victory over the Crusaders. Haylee Thompson (Hailey, Idaho / Wood River [Utah State]) finished with 15 points to lead Valpo in scoring for the first time this season.


Women's Basketball Faces Wright State in Doubleheader Night Cap


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will partake in the backend of a men’s-women’s doubleheader on Sunday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Following the men’s regionally televised showdown with UIC, the women welcome in Wright State.


Crusaders Fall to Norse on Friday at ARC


Valparaiso University women’s basketball player Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) continued to perform at a high level on Friday night as the junior posted her fifth double-double of the season and third in the last 13 days, but Northern Kentucky emerged victorious 70-55 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders struggled from beyond the arc, going 3-of-15 (20 percent) from 3-point range.


Crusaders Return Home, Host Northern Kentucky


Homer Drew Court will be a welcome sight for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team on Friday night. After starting the Horizon League season with five of their first seven games on the road, the Crusaders are more than ready for a return to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo hopes a return to the win column will coincide with the homecoming as it welcomes in Northern Kentucky.


Franklin Reaches Career Milestone in Loss to Green Bay


Junior Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) added to her long list of career accomplishments on Tuesday night at the Kress Center in Green Bay, Wis. when she scored her 1000th career point in a 56-35 loss to the Phoenix. Franklin reached the milestone on her second-to-last basket of the game, a jumper with 1:06 remaining. She finished the game with 15 points and becomes the 14th player in program history to join the 1,000-point club.


Road Stretch Continues as Crusaders Visit Phoenix


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will face the toughest of Horizon League tests on Tuesday night at the Kress Event Center in Green Bay, Wis. as the Crusaders clash with first-place Green Bay, which is unbeaten in league action so far this season.


Hamlet Turns in Career Performance in Tight Loss to Penguins


Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) enjoyed a career night with 29 points and 10 rebounds, but the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell 76-70 at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) added 12 points for the Crusaders, who had a five-point lead at halftime.


Crusaders Continue Ohio Swing in Youngstown on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will attempt to notch its first Horizon League win of the season on Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio. The Crusaders face off with a Penguin team that has been hit hard by injuries this season.


Shooting Struggles Plague Crusaders in Loss to Cleveland State


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team put together a strong defensive performance on Saturday at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, but a rough shooting night overshadowed the defensive effort in a 71-60 loss to Cleveland State. Dani Franklin posted her second consecutive double-double to pace Valpo.


Valpo Visits Vikings to Begin Three-Game Road Stretch


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team begins a difficult stretch of travel on Thursday as the Crusaders visit the Wolstein Center to clash with Cleveland State. The Crusaders play three road games in a six-day span with the Ohio swing quickly followed by a trip to Green Bay.


Blood Nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game


Valparaiso University women’s basketball incoming freshman Bryce Blood (Toledo, Ohio / Whitmer High School) has been nominated for the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game.


Dorow to Undergo Neck Surgery


Valparaiso University women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow will undergo neck surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 11, necessitating a medical leave of absence from the team. Dorow was recently encouraged by doctors to undergo immediate surgery.


Four Crusaders in Double Figures in Loss to Milwaukee


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team dropped Saturday’s matinee with Milwaukee 85-74 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Four Valpo players finished in double figures as the Crusaders put together their best performance in Horizon League play thus far this season against the team picked to finish third in the league.


Women's Basketball Turns Page to Panthers on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday afternoon as Milwaukee pays the Athletics-Recreation Center a visit. The Crusaders are seeking their first Horizon League victory of the season.


Phoenix Defense Too Much For Crusaders on Thursday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team dropped the first league home game of the season on Thursday, 75-36 to Horizon League power Green Bay. Meredith Hamlet and Haylee Thompson scored eight points apiece to pace Valpo in scoring. The Phoenix showed why they entered the game ranked second in the nation in scoring defense, holding Valpo to single digits in three of the four quarters and forcing 26 Crusader turnovers.


Crusaders Start 2017 Hosting League Favorites


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team faces a tough test on Thursday night, as perennial Horizon League powerhouse Green Bay visits the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Phoenix have won 18 straight Horizon League regular season titles. Valpo will play Green Bay twice in the next five games.


Valpo Can’t Recover From Slow Start, Falls to Oakland


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell behind Oakland 31-11 after one quarter on Saturday afternoon and could never rebound in an eventual 104-63 defeat at the O’Rena in Rochester, Mich. on the calendar year’s final day. Meredith Hamlet and Dani Franklin shared the team lead in scoring with 18 points apiece.


Women's Basketball Team Volunteers at Michigan Science Center


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team participated in a community service project on Friday afternoon at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit.


Crusaders Remain in Michigan, Face Off With Grizzlies


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team continues its Michigan swing with the second game of Horizon League play on Saturday at Oakland. It’s an early tip time as the Crusaders and Grizzlies get going at 11 a.m. Central Time.


Crusaders Drop League Opener to Titans


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team suffered an 85-60 loss to Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League opener on Thursday evening at Calihan Hall in Detroit. Amber Lindfors (Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Elk Grove) reached a significant career milestone, as she blocked three shots to become the third player in Valpo history with 100 career blocks.


League Play on the Horizon for Valpo Women


After matching its highest nonleague win total since joining the Horizon League, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team turns the page to conference play on Thursday for the first of back-to-back games in the state of Michigan. The Crusaders crack up conference activity against Detroit Mercy, a team seeking revenge after Valpo ended its season with an upset win in the Horizon League quarterfinals a year ago.


Tickets On Sale Dec. 29 For 2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Championship


All tickets for the 2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship at Joe Louis Arena will go on sale Thursday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. ET. Fans can purchase tickets at MotorCityMadness.HorizonLeague.com/tickets, the Joe Louis Arena Box Office, or the Joe Louis Arena Ticket Sales and Service Office at 313-471-7575.


Donchetz Overcomes Every Obstacle, Emerges as Key Contributor for Crusaders


Junior Georgi Donchetz has made a drastic transformation from a seldom-used reserve to an important member of Valpo’s rotation. She’s averaging 18.7 minutes per game and scoring 6.0 points, pulling down 2.7 rebounds and dishing out 2.8 assists per contest.


Crusaders Fall to Braves in Nonleague Finale


Four Valparaiso players scored in double figures on Monday night, but the Crusaders dropped the nonleague finale at the hands of Bradley 67-56. Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) led the Crusaders in scoring with 13 points, while Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind. / Westview) achieved a career best with 10.


Crusaders Return to Court, Host Bradley in Nonleague Finale


After a week away from game competition to focus on final exams, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team returns to the court on Monday as Bradley comes to the Athletics-Recreation Center. With a victory in Monday’s nonleague finale, the Crusaders can finish with their highest nonleague win total since joining the Horizon League.


Women’s Basketball Team Drops Road Contest at Indiana


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell to Big Ten foe Indiana 87-58 at historic Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. on Sunday afternoon. The Crusaders were once again led in scoring by Dani Franklin, who posted 18 points. The fourth quarter was a bright spot, as the Crusaders outscored the Hoosiers 26-15.


Crusaders, Hoosiers Face Off at Assembly Hall on Sunday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team travels to Bloomington, Ind. on Sunday to compete at historic Assembly Hall against instate foe Indiana. The Crusaders are back in action less than 24 hours after Saturday’s game against Grace College. With a victory on Sunday, the Crusaders can notch six nonleague wins for the first time since joining the Horizon League.


Crusaders Down Grace, Hold Winning Record Through Nine Games


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team dispatched Grace College 71-49 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders improved to 5-4 on the season, achieved their best nine-game start since 2005-2006 and equaled their best nine-game start since 1999-2000. Valpo was led in scoring by Dani Franklin and Amber Lindfors, who poured in 17 points apiece.


Crusaders to Host Grace College on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team welcomes Grace College to the Athletics-Recreation Center for a Saturday matinee. With a victory, the Crusaders can get off to their best nine-game start since 2005-2006 and equal their best nine-game start to a season since 1999-2000.


Donchetz, Schofield Post Career Bests in Loss to No. 1 Notre Dame


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fell to No. 1 Notre Dame 114-54 on Sunday afternoon at the Purcell Pavilion. The Crusaders were led in scoring by junior Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington), who accumulated 18 points. Other bright spots included sophomore Allison Schofield (McCordsville, Ind. / Heritage Christina) and junior Georgi Donchetz (Savage, Minn / Burnsville), both of whom turned in career highs in scoring.


Women's Basketball Faces Nation's Top Team Sunday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team faces a quick turnaround as it returns to the court on Sunday afternoon for a showdown with No. 1 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish sit atop both the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches Poll. This marks the first time in program history the Crusaders have played the No. 1 team in the nation.


Franklin Pours in 33 to Propel Crusaders Past Panthers


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fended off Eastern Illinois 73-68 on Saturday at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Junior Dani Franklin continued to light it up, accumulating 33 points to pave the way to the win. The Crusaders improve to 4-3, matching their best record through seven games since 1991-92.


Four-Game Homestand Concludes Saturday as Crusaders Host Panthers


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team rounds out a four-game homestand on Saturday by welcoming Eastern Illinois to the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders hope to start a stretch of back-to-back games on a high note with a victory over the Panthers.


Franklin, Donchetz Reach Career Watermarks in Tight Loss to Purple Aces


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team suffered a 70-65 loss to Evansville in a game that featured seven lead changes and a dramatic final minute on Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) hauled in a career-high 16 rebounds, while Georgi Donchetz (Savage, Minn. / Burnsville) equaled a personal best with nine points.


Women's Basketball Team Seeks Best Start in Eight Years


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team goes for a third consecutive win as it welcomes Evansville to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening. With a victory, the Crusaders can get off to their first 4-2 start through six games since the 2008-09 season and start 3-0 at home for the first time since 2009-10.


Twice is Nice: Lindfors Layup Lifts Valpo to Second Buzzer-Beating Win in Last Nine Days


The Valparaiso University women's basketball team pulled out a 70-68 victory over Liberty on Friday, the second buzzer-beating win for the Crusaders in the last nine days. Amber Lindfors provided the game-winning shot on a nifty inbound pass from Georgi Donchetz.


Dorow to Battle Sister, Leuzinger to Face Alma Mater on Friday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team welcomes Liberty for a post-Thanksgiving meeting that features no shortage of compelling storylines on Friday. First-year Valpo assistant coach and former Liberty star Megan Leuzinger will face off with her alma mater. In addition, it will be a family affair for Valpo head coach Tracey Dorow, whose sister is Liberty assistant coach Andy Bloodworth.


Crusaders Receive Balanced Scoring Effort in Rout of IU Kokomo


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball started the home portion of the season on the right foot with a 102-47 whitewash of Indiana University Kokomo on Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders received a game-high 24 points from Dani Franklin, Amber Lindfors turned in a double-double and Haylee Thompson also reached double figures.


Women's Basketball Tips Off Home Slate Monday Evening


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is set for its 2016-2017 home opener, as the Crusaders welcome IU Kokomo for the first regular season home game of the year on Monday evening. In just their third year in existence, the Cougars are under the direction of former Crusader Whitney Farris, who appeared in 109 games for Valpo from 2006-2010. After Tracey Dorow made a return to trip to Illinois State on Saturday, this time the Crusaders will be the team welcoming an opposing coach back to her former school.


Crusaders Suffer Saturday Setback at Illinois State


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team dropped Saturday’s game at Illinois State 77-56. Freshman Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill. / Cissna Park) posted Valpo’s best performance of the day, scoring nine points while hauling in seven rebounds. The Crusaders committed 30 turnovers in the defeat.


Crusaders Look to Make it Back-To-Back Wins on Saturday


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team rounds out its three-game season-opening road swing on Saturday afternoon in Bloomington, Ill. as the Crusaders battle Illinois State.


Women’s Basketball Welcomes 2017-18 Recruiting Class


Last week brought with it four new reasons for enthusiasm for the Valparaiso University women's basketball program, as a quartet of high school seniors signed National Letters of Intent to join the program for the 2017-2018 season. The incoming recruiting class is comprised of 6-foot-2 forward Ella Ellenson (Rice Lake, Wis. / Rice Lake), 5-9 guard Nicole Konieczny (Granger, Ind. / South Bend Saint Joseph), 6-0 guard Taylor Richards (Doylestown, Ohio / Chippewa) and 6-2 forward Bryce Blood (Toledo, Ohio / Whitmer).


Hamlet Layup at Buzzer Lifts Valpo to Comeback Victory at Chicago State


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team captured its first victory of the season in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night at Chicago State. The Crusaders rallied from 12 points down to escape with a 53-51 triumph on a buzzer-beating layup by Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain).


Crusaders Head to Chicago State to Collide with Cougars


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team continues its season-opening stretch of three games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday. The Crusaders make the short jaunt to the Windy City to clash with Chicago State.


Franklin Turns in Program’s Best Individual Scoring Performance Since 1992 in Loss at Stetson


Dani Franklin had a fair share of memorable games during her first two seasons in a Valpo uniform. But the now junior reached a previously uncharted threshold in the Crusaders’ 87-75 season-opening loss at Stetson.


Women's Basketball Lifts Lid on Season Saturday at Stetson


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team tips off the 2016-2017 season on Saturday at Stetson. The Crusaders combine top-tier returnees with fresh faces, as five freshmen and two new assistant coaches join the fold.


Mix of Newcomers, Returnees Creates Fresh Energy for Women’s Basketball


The reasons to be excited for this year’s Valparaiso University women’s basketball season started coming before the final horn sounded to end the 2015-2016 campaign. The Crusaders are coming off an improved season, have five exciting freshmen and have added two new assistant coaches for 2016-2017.


Women’s Basketball Team Tops Indianapolis in Exhibition Opener


A long wait came to an end on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team took the court for game competition for the first time this season. The early taste of hoops was an enjoyable one for the Crusaders, who toppled Indianapolis 60-51 in exhibition action.


Horizon League Releases Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll


With the start of the season just around the corner, the Horizon League released its women's basketball preseason poll on Wednesday. The survey of head coaches, sports information directors and select media members picked Valparaiso to finish ninth.


Women’s Basketball Releases 2016-17 Schedule


The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team announced its schedule for the 2016-17 season on Wednesday, a slate highlighted by 16 home games at the ARC and trips to Notre Dame and Indiana.


Crusaders Add Motherwell to Coaching Staff


Valparaiso University women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow announced today that John Motherwell has joined the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2016-17 campaign. Motherwell, who brings a wealth of collegiate coaching experience in the Midwest to his position on the Valpo staff, has coached 14 players during his career who have gone on to play professional basketball.


Horizon League Announces 2017 Little Caesars Motor City Madness Updates


The Horizon League Executive Council has approved a revised bracket for the 2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. In the new format, the women’s basketball championship will run concurrently with the men’s as “Motor City Madness” runs March 3-7, at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.


Leuzinger Joins Valpo Women's Basketball Coaching Staff


Former Liberty University standout and San Antonio Silver Stars forward Megan (Frazee) Leuzinger has been hired as assistant women's basketball coach at Valparaiso University. Leuzinger was an honorable mention All-American at Liberty before embarking on a seven-year professional playing career. She still holds the Flames' Division I record for career scoring average (18.5 PPG).


Dorow Inks Contract Extension Through 2017-2018 Season


Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced Tuesday that head women’s basketball coach Tracey Dorow has signed a contract extension through the 2017-2018 season.


Postseason Accolades Roll in for Valpo WBB Incoming Freshmen


A quintet of all-state honors highlight this fall's incoming class of freshmen for the Valpo women's basketball team. Grace Hales, Maya Meredith, Caitlin Morrison, Marlee Profitt, and Addison Stoller are all set to begin their collegiate careers with Valpo in August.


NKU Defense Stifles Crusaders in Second Round Showdown


Sophomores Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker each scored 11 points Friday night, but Northern Kentucky used 12 steals as part of a staunch defensive effort that led the Norse to a 76-53 win over Valpo at Kress Center in Green Bay. The loss signaled Abby Dean and Lexi Miller's final game in a Crusader uniform.


Crusaders Face Northern Kentucky in Second Round Play Friday


Hours removed from a spectacular 94-91 overtime win versus Detroit, the Crusader women’s basketball team continues postseason play Friday evening against Northern Kentucky. Jasmyn Walker needs five more rebounds to collect 250 for the second consecutive campaign. The top-seeded Phoenix are lurking in the shadows, as the winner of this matchup will meet Green Bay in the semifinals on Saturday.


Crusaders March On After Extraordinary 94-91 Overtime Win


Valpo rode out a seemingly unsustainable pace from three-point range to overtake Detroit, 94-91, in overtime of the Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship opener at Kress Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Thursday. The Crusaders shot 15-of-23 (.572) from beyond the arc in the victory, matching their second-highest three-point total in program history.


Valpo Women Begin Title Run Thursday in Green Bay


Nine teams will travel to Green Bay this week to take part in the Horizon League Championship. For the second time in three years, Valpo will challenge Detroit in the opening tilt of the tournament. The Titans swept the regular season series with the Crusaders, but the Brown and Gold did oust Detroit from the 2014 Horizon League Championship in their most recent postseason meeting.


Hamlet Honored as Horizon League Unveils Postseason Awards


Meredith Hamlet was elected to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon. Hamlet scored in double figures 15 times in her rookie campaign en route to averaging 10.4 points per game.


Balanced Effort Sparks Crusaders to 80-74 Win over UIC


Four Crusaders finished in double figures Saturday as Valpo engineered an 80-74 victory over the host Flames at the UIC Pavilion. Dani Franklin finished with a team-high 16 points while Haylee Thompson was 6-for-9 from the field for 14 points. Senior Lexi Miller added 13 points and six assists. Valpo will learn its opponent for next week's Horizon League Championship on Sunday afternoon.


Crusaders Close Out Regular Season Saturday at UIC


The regular season comes to a halt Saturday in Chicago for the Valpo women’s basketball team. With all ten teams coming down the home stretch, Green Bay, the host institution for next week’s Horizon League Championship, is the only club with its seed locked up. A win Saturday would guarantee the Crusaders no lower than the No. 9 seed.


Comeback Attempt Thwarted at Cleveland State


Cleveland State opened a 19-point lead in the first quarter of its women's basketball game versus Valpo before the Crusaders mounted a comeback that cut the margin to one point in the fourth quarter. However, that was as close as the Brown and Gold would get in a 72-65 setback to the Vikings. Freshman Meredith Hamlet paced Valpo with 19 points while Imani Scott-Thompson knocked down a trio of threes to finish with 13 points.


Crusaders Make the Leap to Cleveland State Monday


Valpo’s penultimate game of the 2015-16 regular season takes it to Wolstein Center in Cleveland, an arena that has treated the Crusaders well over the years. The Brown and Gold are 10-5 all-time there and hope the success continues Monday night as they seek a season sweep of the Vikings.


Stellar Shooting Lifts Penguins over Crusaders


The Crusaders amassed 28 points in the fourth quarter of their game against Youngstown State on Friday evening, but it was too little, too late, as the Penguins shot 52.6% from the field in an 87-66 win over Valpo at Beeghly Center. Freshman Meredith Hamlet registered a team-high 13 points (3-6 3FG) while Jasmyn Walker dropped in 10 points and six rebounds.


Horizon League Announces Adjustments to Weekend WBB Schedule


The Horizon League announced late Thursday morning that Valpo will play at Youngstown State on Friday at 7:05 pm ET/6:05 pm CT at Beeghly Center. The Crusaders' contest versus Cleveland State has been moved to Monday, February 29th at 5:30 pm ET/4:30 pm CT inside Wolstein Center.


Valpo vs. Youngstown State Game Postponed


Treacherous weather and roadway conditions have led to the postponement of Thursday's women's basketball game between Valpo and Youngstown State. The Horizon League is expected to announce an adjusted time and date Thursday morning.


Crusaders Embark to Ohio in Search of Sweeps


Valpo’s final swing trip of the season takes it to Northeast Ohio for showdowns with Youngstown State and Cleveland State. Sophomore Sarah Cash and the Penguins seek out revenge on the Crusaders after the Brown and Gold handed them a 65-60 setback at the ARC back on January 23rd.


Green Bay Spoils Senior Day with Win over Valpo


Green Bay's trademark defense secured its spot atop the Horizon League leaderboard as the visiting Phoenix defeated Valpo 71-35 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon. Jasmyn Walker registered a team-high 11 points, and senior Lexi Miller was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field to finish with eight points.


Senior Day on Tap Saturday for Valpo Women


Abby Dean, Lexi Miller, and Jessi Wiedemann will take to Homer Drew Court for the final time in their Crusader careers Saturday afternoon. The Horizon League-leading Green Bay Phoenix visit the ARC for Senior Day in a 1:30 pm jump ball. A Valpo victory would snap a 20-game slide to the Phoenix.


Scott-Thompson Sparks Valpo, but Milwaukee Secures 70-60 Win


Jasmyn Walker and Imani Scott-Thompson combined for 31 points Thursday night, but a mammoth game from Steph Kostowicz vaulted Milwaukee to a 70-60 win at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Kostowicz scored 27 points and 12 rebounds to offset 18 points and nine boards from Walker and a trio of threes from Scott-Thompson.


Crusaders Welcome Milwaukee in Penultimate Home Game


The 2015-16 home slate winds down as the Crusaders close out with Milwaukee on Thursday before Senior Day on Saturday versus Green Bay. Valpo comes into Thursday’s contest seeking to snap a five-game skid. Meanwhile, the Panthers approach a challenging corridor of their schedule one-half game behind Detroit for third place in the Horizon League.


Perimeter Attack Leads Titans to Win over Crusaders


In a game molded by runs, Detroit claimed an 85-65 win over the Valpo women's basketball team Saturday afternoon at Calihan Hall. Jasmyn Walker, Dani Franklin, and Haylee Thompson all scored in double figures, but the Titans rode 11 three-pointers to their eighth win in league play.


Crusader Women Set to Challenge Detroit Saturday


It’s not quite Motor City Madness, but the Brown and Gold head to Detroit nonetheless on Saturday in pursuit of a much-needed win. The Titans returned home Thursday following a 3-1 road trip, but dropped a 64-51 contest to UIC. The Crusaders seek a regular-season series split after Detroit seized a 72-66 victory at the ARC back on January 7th.


Franklin, Hamlet Spearhead Second-Half Surge, but Crusaders Fall at Oakland


Dani Franklin and Meredith Hamlet turned in record-setting offensive performances Thursday afternoon, but a turnover-laced first half made a late Crusader comeback attempt too tall of an order. The underclassmen combined for 47 points on 17-of-29 shooting, but Oakland prevailed in an 87-77 contest at the Athletics Center O'rena.


Crusaders Tangle with Oakland Thursday at the O'Rena


The Crusaders head to Rochester, Michigan this Thursday for their first road game in 26 days. Oakland awaits Valpo inside the Athletics Center O’Rena for a rematch of the January 9th tilt that went the Brown and Gold’s way. The Crusaders and Golden Grizzlies enter Thursday’s game with identical 4-7 records in Horizon League play.


Offense Falters in Home Loss to Northern Kentucky


Jasmyn Walker again led the offensive attack for the Crusaders, but her 12 points and six boards weren't enough to overcome a treacherous third quarter. Christine and Courtney Roush combined for 31 points as Northern Kentucky recorded a 68-50 victory over the Brown and Gold Saturday afternoon.


Pink Game on Tap for Valpo Women Saturday Afternoon


The Crusaders wrap up a five-game homestand Saturday afternoon with their annual Pink Game. Nearly two dozen breast cancer survivors will be honored prior to the 1:30 pm tip. For the Northern Kentucky Norse, it’ll represent their inaugural visit to the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Raiders Outlast Crusaders, 65-54


Jasmyn Walker collected her seventh double-double of the season Thursday night versus Wright State, but the Raiders rode an early lead into a 65-54 win over the Brown and Gold. Freshman Amber Lindfors rejected five shots to move into sixth place in program history for blocks in a season.


Women's Basketball Resumes Play Thursday vs. Wright State


Valpo welcomes Kim Demmings and the Wright State Raiders to the ARC on Thursday evening for a 7:00 pm jump ball. The Crusaders enter the second half of Horizon League play in a three-way impasse for sixth place. The Raiders, who raced out to a 5-0 start in conference, come into this contest two games behind Green Bay for first place.


Crusaders Drop Defensive Feud to UIC


A 5:44 game-ending scoring drought cost the Valpo women's basketball team Saturday at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Jasmyn Walker posted 11 points and eight rebounds while Dani Franklin chipped in 12 points off the bench, but UIC held on for a 54-50 victory.


Crusaders Target Third Straight Win Saturday vs. UIC


The first half of Horizon League play comes to a close Saturday afternoon at the ARC, and for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign, the Crusaders can find themselves north of the .500 mark. Ruvanna Campbell and the UIC Flames, recipients of a first-place vote in the Horizon League preseason poll, seek to deal Valpo just its second home loss in 52 days.


Dean, Walker Steer Crusaders to 65-60 Win over Youngstown State


Abby Dean's offensive eruption continued Saturday while sophomore Jasmyn Walker turned in another monster game on both ends of the court in a 65-60 win over Youngstown State. The Crusaders snapped a five-game skid versus a Penguin squad that recorded 21 wins a season ago.


Sophomore Standouts on Display Saturday at the ARC


Five of the best sophomores in the Horizon League take the court Saturday afternoon when Youngstown State visits the Athletics-Recreation Center for a 1:30 pm tip. Sarah Cash, Indiya Benjamin, and Nikki Arbanas have the Penguins at 4-2 through six league games. Meanwhile, Jasmyn Walker and Dani Franklin aim to get the Crusaders back to .500 in conference play.


Invigorated Second Half Sparks Crusaders to Win over Vikings


Sophomore Jasmyn Walker saved 12 of her 15 points and eight of her 14 boards for the second half to spearhead the Crusaders to a 66-59 triumph over visiting Cleveland State Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Abby Dean pitched in a season-high 16 points while freshman Amber Lindfors finished one carom shy of a double-double. Valpo earned a 25-9 second-half rebounding edge.


Crusaders Seek to Right the Ship Thursday vs. Vikings


Valpo pops the top on a five-game homestand Thursday evening versus Cleveland State. The Vikings, who received a first-place vote in the Horizon League preseason poll, snapped a six-game skid Saturday with a resilient 75-68 win over Youngstown State. Cleveland State is led by redshirt freshman Ashanti Abshaw, who is averaging a double-double in league play.


Panthers Launch Deep Attack to Overtake Crusaders


Milwaukee parlayed a barrage of three-pointers into an 82-60 win over the Valpo women's basketball team Saturday afternoon at the Klotsche Center. Dani Franklin scored nine of her team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter while Abby Dean was 3-for-3 from three-point range in an 11-point effort.


Valpo Wraps Up Wisconsin Trip Saturday at Milwaukee


Valpo and Milwaukee meet Saturday for the fourth time in 360 days. The Panthers are riding high following a 54-53 victory over UIC Thursday night at the Klotsche Center. Milwaukee touts the second-best defense in Horizon League play, limiting opponents to just 57.8 points per game.


Turnovers Prove Costly in Setback to Green Bay


Imani Scott-Thompson caught fire from beyond the arc Thursday night, but a tenacious Green Bay defense sent Valpo's upset bid up in smoke at the Kress Events Center. The junior finished with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, but the Crusaders were unable to overcome 23 turnovers in a 81-42 loss at the Kress Events Center.


Red-Hot Green Bay Hosts Brown and Gold Thursday


The Valpo women’s basketball team returns to the road Thursday evening to begin its trek through Wisconsin. The first-place Green Bay Phoenix await the Crusaders inside the ever-boisterous Kress Events Center. The Phoenix, who received five votes in Tuesday’s USA Today Coaches Poll, aim to extend their winning streak to eleven while the Brown and Gold target their first win at Green Bay in nearly 25 years.


Crusaders Click on All Cylinders in 81-66 Victory


A fiery forty minutes of basketball translated into a signature 81-66 win for the Crusaders Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Sophomores Jasmyn Walker and Dani Franklin combined for 40 points for the second straight Saturday while freshman Meredith Hamlet finished in double figures for the seventh time in her last eight contests in a convincing victory over the 10-win Oakland Golden Grizzlies.


Crusader Women Meet Improved Oakland Squad Saturday


The Crusaders look to straddle the .500 mark as Oakland visits the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday for a 1:30 pm affair. The Golden Grizzlies are coming off an important 78-76 win over UIC Thursday night in Chicago. Meanwhile, the Brown and Gold seek to shake a two-game hiccup.


Detroit Upends Crusaders Thursday Night


Sophomore Jasmyn Walker paired a career-high 16 rebounds with 12 points Thursday night, but Detroit's Brianne Cohen provided the spark off the bench to boost the Titans to a 72-66 victory over the Brown and Gold. Dani Franklin found her stroke to the tune of 19 points, her seventh straight double-digit tilt.


Crusaders Take on Titans Thursday in Dorow's 500th Game


Horizon League women’s basketball makes its 2015-16 debut at the ARC Thursday night when Detroit visits Valparaiso in a showdown of 5-8 clubs. The 7:00 pm tilt represents Tracey Dorow’s 500th career game as a head coach.


Second-Half Rally Stalls at Wright State


Sophomores Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker combined for 40 points Friday afternoon, but Wright State pulled away late for an 80-63 win at the Nutter Center. Senior Lexi Miller matched a career-high in assists with eight, but the Raiders received 20 points, eight rebounds, and six assists from freshman Emily Vogelpohl.


Crusaders Meet Old Acquaintance Friday in Dayton


Fourteen hours after the ball drops in Times Square, the ball will be tipped at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. Valpo will put its four-game winning streak on the line Friday afternoon against the Wright State Raiders in what will represent the Brown and Gold’s first-ever New Year’s Day contest. Led by Kim Demmings, one of the top players in all of mid-major basketball, Wright State has won seven of its last eight tilts.


Hamlet's Historic Night Highlights Chaotic Win at Northern Kentucky


Freshman Meredith Hamlet went off for a 29-point performance in a crazy 61-60 win Wednesday night at Northern Kentucky. Hamlet was 10-of-11 from the field to match the third-best shooting performance in program history. Valpo's victory represents its first ever in a Horizon League road opener.


Crusaders Enter Uncharted Territory for Horizon League Opener


Valpo’s 18-game Horizon League schedule gets underway Wednesday in the Bluegrass State. The opener signals not only the Brown and Gold’s maiden voyage to Highland Heights, but also the first-ever meeting between the Crusaders and Norse. A victory would give Valpo its first four-game winning streak since the 2007-2008 season.


Valpo Women Run Streak to Three with Record-Setting Performance


The Valpo women's basketball team held IU-Kokomo to 8-of-65 shooting (12.3%) as the Crusaders collected an 88-22 victory Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The 22 points yielded broke the previous school record of 28 versus Youngstown State back in 2010. Five players finished in double figures, including Amber Lindfors who posted 15 points and 11 rebounds.


Crusaders Welcome Farris, IU-Kokomo to Town Monday


A five-game homestand comes to a close for the Valpo women’s basketball team Monday night when IU-Kokomo visits the Athletics-Recreation Center for a 7:00 pm tipoff. In just their second year of existence, the Cougars are coached by former Crusader Whitney Farris. The Kokomo native appeared in 109 games for the Brown and Gold from 2006-2010.


Defense, Rebounding Drive Valpo to Win over SIU-Edwardsville


One of Valpo's best defensive efforts of the calendar year resulted in a 69-56 win over visiting SIU-Edwardsville Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Abby Dean, Dani Franklin, and Meredith Hamlet all scored in double figures while Amber Lindfors corralled ten rebounds.


Crusader Women Collide with Cougars Saturday at the ARC


With the final week of non-league play approaching, the Valpo women’s basketball team prepares to take on SIU-Edwardsville Saturday afternoon. The 4:00 pm CT tilt is the back-end of an exciting basketball doubleheader at the Athletics-Recreation Center. A paid ticket to the men’s game versus Missouri State grants fans free admission to the women’s contest.


Valpo Cruises to 79-57 Victory over IU-Northwest


Five Crusaders finished in double figures as Valpo sailed to a 79-57 win over IU-Northwest Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Meredith Hamlet and Amber Lindfors amended their career highs in points while Hannah Schaub distributed nine assists.


Crusaders Host Locally-Stocked RedHawks Saturday


For the third straight Saturday, the Valpo women’s basketball team is in action. The Crusaders entertain the IU-Northwest RedHawks in what symbolizes head coach Tracey Dorow’s 100th game at Valparaiso. Nine of IU-Northwest’s 13 players hail from Northwest Indiana, including Portage’s Nicki Monahan who is averaging 19.2 points per game.


Akron Slides Past Crusaders Wednesday Night


The Valpo women's best whistle-to-whistle effort of the season went for naught Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center as Akron pulled away late for an 85-74 road win. Jasmyn Walker supplied 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field.


Zips Dip into Town for Wednesday Night Affair


Valpo’s five-game homestand continues Wednesday night at the ARC as Akron comes to town for a mid-week tilt. The Crusaders have had six different players lead them in scoring through the first seven games.


Thompson Sparks Valpo Women to Win over Cardinal Stritch


A near perfect second half from redshirt junior Haylee Thompson lifted the Valpo women's basketball team to a 63-62 victory over nationally-ranked NAIA Division II foe Cardinal Stritch Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Thompson finished with a career-high 16 points in 16 minutes off the bench.


Crusader Women Launch Busy Week Monday vs. Cardinal Stritch


With an unforgiving schedule in its rear-view mirror, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center to open a five-game homestand Monday night. The Crusaders welcome Cardinal Stritch to town in the first of a busy, three-tilt week. The Wolves possess the No. 7 ranking in NAIA Division II and ride into town on a seven-game winning streak.


Louisville Downs Crusaders at KFC Yum! Center


A fast-paced Louisville squad flummoxed the Crusaders Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center in Kentucky. Junior Imani Scott-Thompson led Valpo with 12 points, but the Brown and Gold fell 75-42 in front of 8,274 fans.


Crusaders Set for Saturday Matchup at Louisville


It’s only the first week of December, but the Crusaders travel to Louisville for their final non-league road tilt of the season. The Cardinals, who were ranked as high as 8th in both the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls, staggered out of the gate to the tune of a 1-4 start. However, Louisville restored order Thursday evening in East Lansing, Michigan with a win over the 19th-ranked Spartans.


Slow Start Haunts Valpo in 75-72 Loss to RedHawks


After trailing by as many 17 points, Valpo stormed back to make it a one-possession game in the waning moments of Wednesday night's tilt against Miami (Ohio). But all three of the Crusaders' game-tying attempts from downtown were off the mark. Jasmyn Walker smothered 11 rebounds to go with 11 points while Dani Franklin tossed in a game-high 18 points.


Peters, Donchetz Nominated for Allstate Good Works Teams


Junior Alec Peters and sophomore Georgi Donchetz are among 257 nominees from Division I basketball teams for the 2016 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Team. This prestigious award highlights student-athletes who have displayed a dedication to community service.


Crusaders Turn the Calendar Wednesday vs. RedHawks


After spending the majority of its Thanksgiving break in picturesque Southern California, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns to Northwest Indiana to face Miami (Ohio) at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Wednesday evening’s tilt marks the first of five games over the next ten days for the Crusaders.


Crusaders Claw Back but Fall 77-63 to Northern Colorado


Freshman Hannah Schaub nailed five of her seven attempts from beyond the arc to lead Valpo in scoring with 15 points, but a 13-0 run to end the first quarter allowed Northern Colorado to hang on for a 77-63 win Saturday in San Diego. Jasmyn Walker produced her first double-double of the season thanks to her 13-point, 13-rebound afternoon.


Women's Basketball Signs Five to NLIs


Women's basketball announced today five student-athletes have all signed National Letters of Intent. Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind./Westview), Maya Meredith (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral), Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South), Marlee Profitt (Medina, Ohio/Highland), and Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill./Cissna Park) will join the Crusader program as freshmen for the 2016-17 season.


Toreros Board Up in 76-60 Win over Valpo Women


Valpo enjoyed a balanced scoring attack in its opening game of the USD-Courtyard San Diego Central Classic, but San Diego parlayed a 49-24 rebounding margin into a 76-60 win over the Crusaders Friday afternoon at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Brown and Gold return to the court Saturday afternoon at 4 pm CT/2 pm PT versus Northern Colorado.


Valpo Hits up West Coast for USD-Courtyard San Diego Central Classic


The Crusader women’s basketball team makes their first trip to the Golden State in six years this weekend. Valpo will square off against a pair of 2015 WNIT teams in San Diego and Northern Colorado at the USD-Courtyard San Diego Central Classic. The Toreros represent the third consecutive undefeated opponent to face the Brown and Gold.


Crusader Women Unable to Keep Up with Irish


Valpo's freshman class combined for 24 points, nine rebounds, and four steals, but freshman Marina Mabrey single-handedly led Notre Dame to a 110-54 victory Monday evening at the ARC. Mabrey posted 18 points, 12 steals, and 10 assists to notch the fifth triple-double in Irish history. The Crusaders resume play Friday evening in San Diego.


#3 Notre Dame Invades the ARC Monday


The highly-heralded Fighting Irish of Notre Dame visit the Athletics-Recreation Center Monday evening for the first time since the 2010-11 season. The Irish occupy the No. 3 spot on both the Associated Press and USA Today polls and early returns show they’re equipped to make a sixth consecutive Final Four appearance. Meanwhile, Monday represents the home debut for five Crusader newcomers.


Bulldogs Flip the Switch in Win over Valpo


Senior Jessi Wiedemann provided a jolt off the bench, but shooting woes and foul trouble plagued the Valpo women's basketball team in a 72-53 loss to Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Jasmyn Walker finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.


Youth on Display in Friday's WBB Opener at Butler


The curtain rises on the 2015-16 women’s basketball season Friday night in Indianapolis. Historic Hinkle Fieldhouse is the site of the Crusaders' season opener. Five players are expected to make their Valpo debut versus a Butler team comprised of eight underclassmen.


Franklin Named Preseason Second Team All-League


The Horizon League released its preseason polls Wednesday. Sophomore Dani Franklin represents the sole underclassman on either Preseason All-League Team. Green Bay was predicted to finish first while UIC forward Ruvanna Campbell was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year.


Five Finish in Double Figures as Crusaders Prevail in Exhibition Opener


The Crusader women's basketball team shot 49.4% from the field as they rolled to a 94-78 victory in an exhibition contest versus Purdue Calumet. Jasmyn Walker posted 19 points and eight rebounds while freshmen Meredith Hamlet and Hannah Schaub pitched in 18 and 15 points, respectively.


New Season, New Opportunities for Women's Basketball


It's been just eight months since the Valpo women's basketball team last took the court at the Athletics-Recreation Center. A myriad of changes have swept through the program since that home finale versus Detroit on February 28th.


Women's Basketball Releases Complete 2015-16 Schedule


The Valpo women's basketball team released its full 2015-16 schedule Friday, two weeks after the Horizon League announced the league slate. The Crusaders will open at home on Nov. 23rd against the national championship runner-up Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The season opener at Butler (Nov. 13), a Thanksgiving invitational at San Diego (Nov. 27-28), and a Dec. 5th contest at the KFC Yum! Center against Louisville highlight the release.


Women's Basketball to Hold Open Tryouts Sept. 15th


The Valparaiso women's basketball program will be holding tryouts for the 2015-2016 season on Tuesday, Sept. 15, starting at 3 p.m. inside the Athletics-Recreation Center Arena. Individuals with questions may contact assistant coach Justin Rees at Justin.Rees@valpo.edu.


Horizon League Unveils Women's Basketball Schedule


A five-game homestand from Jan. 21st - Feb. 6th highlights the Valpo women's basketball league schedule per a release from the Horizon League Friday. Furthermore, the Brown and Gold will tango with Cleveland State at Quicken Loans Arena on Feb. 27th at 11:00 am ET. The Crusaders open HL action on Wednesday, Dec. 30th at Northern Kentucky, the Horizon League's newest member institution.


Women's Basketball Welcomes Llorens to Staff


Valpo women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow announced today that Rebekah Llorens has joined the Crusader staff as director of basketball operations. Llorens is a 2015 graduate of Hope College, where she was a First Team All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) selection.


Green Bay to Serve as Host of 2016 #HLWBB Championship


Green Bay has been elected to serve as host of the 2016 Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship. The Kress Events Center, home of the Green Bay Phoenix, will accommodate the ten-team event beginning Thursday, March 10th.


Women's Basketball Adds Two More for 2015-16


Valpo head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow announced Tuesday that Amber Lindfors and Imani Scott-Thompson have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play with the Crusaders. Lindfors and Scott-Thompson will join Meredith Hamlet, Claire Marburger, Hannah Schaub, and Allison Schofield as newcomers for the 2015-16 season.


Women's Basketball Announces Adjustment to Summer Camp


The Valparaiso University women's basketball program announced its 2015 summer camp dates Wednesday.


Strong Second Half Boosts Milwaukee Past Valpo


Trailing by three points at halftime, Milwaukee outscored the Crusaders 38-22 over the final twenty minutes in a 77-64 contest at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee. Junior Lexi Miller was 5-for-6 from beyond the arc, guiding Valpo's offensive effort to the tune of 18 points.


Crusader Freshmen Honored as Horizon League Announces Postseason Awards


The Horizon League announced its postseason awards Monday afternoon, and a pair of Crusader freshmen cleaned up. Dani Franklin was named Freshman of the Year and Sixth Person of the Year in addition to a spot on the All-Freshmen Team. Classmate Jasmyn Walker joined Franklin on the All-Freshmen Team.


Crusaders Open Horizon League Championship Play Monday Night


The opening round of the 2015 Horizon League Championship gets underway Monday evening at the Klotsche Center. Valparaiso will make its third trip to the state of Wisconsin as the Panthers await the Crusaders in what will be the teams’ fifth meeting in the last 53 weeks. The 7:00 pm CT affair will feature three of the best freshmen the Horizon League have to offer: UWM’s Jenny Lindner and Valpo’s Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker.


Valpo Women Fall to YSU Saturday; Will Face Milwaukee Monday


Freshman Jasmyn Walker vaulted her way into the Valpo record books, but Heidi Schlegel and the Youngstown State Penguins prevailed Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center, 80-57. By virtue of Wright State's victory over the Panthers on Saturday, the Crusaders will travel to Milwaukee on Monday evening for the first round game of the 2015 Horizon League Championship.


Crusaders Conclude Regular Season Saturday at Youngstown


The Crusaders round out the regular season Saturday afternoon in Youngstown, Ohio in a 1:05 pm CT jump ball. Valpo’s destination for the Horizon League Tournament play-in game Monday night has yet to be determined, but the Brown and Gold can do their part to surpass last season’s win total with a victory against the Penguins. Freshman Jasmyn Walker needs just three boards to crack Valpo's top-10 for total rebounds in a season.


Freshmen Shine, but Crusaders Fade in Oakland


The Valparaiso women's basketball team saw a two-point halftime lead evaporate in a 70-55 loss to Oakland at the Athletics Center O'Rena Thursday night in Rochester, Michigan. Freshman Jasmyn Walker squeezed a career-high 15 rebounds and classmate Dani Franklin regained her early-February form, posting 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting.


Crusader Women Visit Oakland Thursday Night


The Crusaders’ first stop on their final road trip of the 2014-15 regular season takes them to Rochester, Michigan to face the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Thursday evening. Oakland, who will be celebrating its Senior Day at the Athletics Center O’Rena, can help its chances of avoiding the play-in game of the 2015 Horizon League Tournament with a win.


Titans Spoil Senior Day with 76-57 Victory over Valpo


Senior Sharon Karungi and freshman Jasmyn Walker both posted double-doubles, but Detroit shot 50% from the field to score a 78-57 victory over Valpo on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Pair of Promotions on Tap for Women's Home Finale


The sun sets on another home slate for the Valparaiso women’s basketball team this Saturday afternoon when Detroit makes its annual trip to the ARC. The Crusaders will honor their three seniors (Jessica Carr, Sharon Karungi, Jessica Dill) prior to the 1:35 pm tipoff. Saturday will also serve as the team’s annual Father-Daughter Game. Each daughter in attendance with her father will receive a t-shirt and team-autographed poster.


Vikings Prevail 77-70 over Crusader Women


Five Crusaders finished in double figures Wednesday night, but seniors Imani Gordon and Cori Coleman boosted Cleveland State to a 77-70 victory over Valpo at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Homestand Continues for Crusaders Wednesday Night


Freshman Dani Franklin is expected to return for the Brown and Gold Wednesday night as Valparaiso welcomes Cleveland State to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the penultimate home game of the 2014-15 season. The Crusaders are looking to earn a split in the regular season series versus the Vikings, who emerged with a 69-62 victory over Valpo back on January 8th.


Penguins, Schlegel Hold on Loosely in Win over Valpo Women


Four Crusaders made their way into double figures, but Penguin forward Heidi Schlegel recorded 38 points for the second straight game Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Jasmyn Walker tallied her third consecutive double-double as the freshman finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.


Valpo Women Return Home for "Pink" Game vs. Penguins


Cancer survivors will be honored prior to tipoff of the Valpo women's 1:35 pm tilt versus Youngstown State on Saturday. The Crusaders can move to within one game of Milwaukee with a win over a Penguins' squad who opened this season with a 10-game winning streak.


Crusaders Go Cold in Green Bay


A 12-minute field goal drought by the Brown and Gold allowed Green Bay to run away with an 87-45 victory Thursday night at the Kress Events Center. Freshman Jasmyn Walker posted her fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.


First-Place Phoenix Await Crusaders Thursday Night


Valparaiso travels to Green Bay to square off against the first-place Phoenix Thursday night before returning home for a three-game homestand. Reigning Horizon League Freshman of the Week Jasmyn Walker (9.4 PPG, 7.4 RPG) leads the Crusaders into the Kress Events Center where Valpo seeks its first win since March 1st, 1991.


Walker Collects Third HL Freshman of the Week Honor


Jasmyn Walker was rewarded for her outstanding performance versus Milwaukee last Thursday with her third Horizon League Freshman of the Week award. Walker's 18 points and 13 rebounds rallied the Crusaders to a 69-56 victory over the visiting Panthers.


Walker Leads Crusaders to 69-56 Win over Milwaukee


Freshman Jasmyn Walker tallied 18 points and 13 rebounds to help power the Valparaiso women's basketball team past Milwaukee, 69-56, at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday night. The 56 points allowed were the fewest surrendered by the Crusaders since November 20th.


Valpo Women Open February Home Slate Thursday vs. Milwaukee


The Crusaders play their first of four home games in the month of February this Thursday evening at 7:05 pm. Led by senior Ashley Green (20.0 PPG, 7.8 RPG), Milwaukee is currently occupied in a four-team logjam for fourth place in the Horizon League.


Franklin Selected HL Freshman of the Week for Third Time


Back-to-back 20-point performances versus Detroit and Wright State have earned Dani Franklin her third Horizon League Freshman of the Week award, as announced by the league office Monday. Franklin has averaged 16.0 points per game and shot 52.7% from the field in her last six contests.


Wright State Erupts to Erase Halftime Deficit Versus Valpo


Jessica Carr's half-court heave gave Valparaiso a 42-40 halftime lead over Wright State. However, the Raiders responded with a 26-3 run as part of a 55-point second half en route to a 95-66 win versus the Brown and Gold Saturday afternoon at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton.


Crusaders, Raiders to Conclude Season Series Saturday


Valparaiso wraps up its swing trip Saturday afternoon in search of a regular season series split with Wright State. Freshmen Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker starred for the Crusaders in last month’s meeting versus the Raiders, as they combined for 33 points and 18 rebounds.


Crusaders Put It All Together in Detroit


What began as an intriguing battle between two budding freshmen blossomed into a thorough team effort from the Crusaders Thursday night. Valpo manufactured a 74-68 victory over the Titans in Motor City thanks in part to three players finishing in double figures.


Rising Stars on Display in Detroit Thursday Night


Horizon League play continues for the Valparaiso women's basketball team Thursday night at Calihan Hall. Three-time HL Freshman of the Week Darianne Seward and the Titans welcome Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker, both two-time recipients of the award, in a 6:00 pm CT tilt.


Despite Strong Second Half, Crusaders Fall to Phoenix


The Valparaiso women's basketball team outscored the visiting Green Bay Phoenix 35-29 in the second half, but it wasn't enough as the defending Horizon League regular season champions advanced to 6-0 in league play with a 67-52 victory Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Return Home to Host Green Bay


Valparaiso plays host to perennial powerhouse Green Bay on Thursday evening at the ARC. The Phoenix are five wins away from their 16th straight campaign of 20 wins or more. Meanwhile, the Crusaders are in search of their fourth win at home this season.


First-Half Scoring Drought Costs Crusaders in Chicago


For the second year in a row, the UIC Pavilion rims were unkind to the Brown and Gold as the visitors weathered a dry spell of nearly eleven minutes in the first half of a 60-42 loss to the Flames on Tuesday night.


UIC Awaits Valpo Women Tuesday Evening


Valparaiso will make the short trip over to the Windy City Tuesday night for a Horizon League contest versus UIC. The two teams will close out the regular season series after meeting just 17 days prior at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both teams are coming off road losses to Milwaukee in their last games.


Milwaukee Outlasts Crusaders, 90-79


Lexi Miller posted a career-high 21 points while Jessica Carr recorded a career-best eleven assists, but Milwaukee claimed a 90-79 shootout at the Klotsche Center on Wednesday evening behind Ashley Green's 31 points.


Tracey Dorow Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


With Horizon League play underway for the Valparaiso women's basketball team, head coach Tracey Dorow joins the Valpo Coaches Show to discuss the contributions she's received from a pair of freshmen, and what the Crusaders can expect in the week to come.


Valpo Travels to Milwaukee for Wednesday Night Tilt


After playing five of its last six games inside the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso hits the road for a Wednesday night showdown with Milwaukee. Senior Jessica Carr needs just five three-pointers to reach 100 for her career.


Walker Earns Second HL Player of the Week Award


Jasmyn Walker earned her second career Freshman of the Week honor from the Horizon League office after averaging 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in two league tilts.


Crusader Women Fall to Raiders at Home


The Wright State women's basketball team closed the first half on a 13-2 run as the Raiders claimed an 80-62 win over Valpo at the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday afternoon. Freshmen Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker combined for 33 points while the latter recorded her second double-double in four games.


Valpo Set to Entertain Wright State on Saturday Afternoon


Valparaiso wraps up its three-game homestand Saturday afternoon versus Wright State at 1:35 pm. Player of the Year candidate Tay’ler Mingo (22.7 PPG, 5.0 APG, 3.7 SPG) will lead the charge for the Raiders while Jasmyn Walker seeks to continue her excellence in Horizon League play (15.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG).


Perimeter Shooting Betrays Valpo in 71-54 Loss to Oakland


Valparaiso entered Thursday evening's game owners of the Horizon League's best three-point field percentage, but a 1-for-15 night from beyond the arc hamstrung the Crusaders in a 71-54 loss to Oakland at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Aim to Get Back on Track Thursday vs. Oakland


Valparaiso continues one of its longest home stretches of the season Thursday when Oakland visits the ARC for a 7:05 pm tipoff. The Golden Grizzlies made quick work of the visiting Milwaukee Panthers in their league opener last Saturday. Meanwhile, the Brown and Gold are in pursuit of their first Horizon League victory of the 2014-15 season.


Campbell Leads Flames to Win over Valpo Women


Sparked by Ruvanna Campbell's 30 points and 19 rebounds, UIC seized an 86-56 victory over the Crusaders Saturday afternoon. Valpo freshman Jasmyn Walker paced the Brown and Gold with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting. It was the freshman's fourth consecutive double-figure tilt.


Long-Standing Rivalry Continues Saturday Afternoon


Valparaiso hosts its first Horizon League contest of the 2014-15 slate when HL Player of the Year candidate Ruvanna Campbell (16.9 PPG, 12.9 RPG) and the UIC Flames visit the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders and Flames will be meeting for the 42nd time in the history of the series, with the Brown and Gold holding a 21-20 advantage.


Vikings Launch Second Half Comeback to Overcome Crusaders


Freshman Jasmyn Walker collected her first double-double Thursday, but Valparaiso fell to Cleveland State 69-62 at the Wolstein Center. The Crusaders return to action Saturday afternoon at 1:35 pm when the UIC Flames visit the ARC.


Horizon League Action Begins Thursday in Cleveland


Valparaiso aims to duplicate its regular season start when Horizon League play opens Thursday evening in Cleveland. Tomorrow evening's meeting represents the third of five trips to the state of Ohio for Valpo in 2014-15.


Peters, Franklin Named Athletes of the Month


Alec Peters (men's basketball) and Dani Franklin (women's basketball) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for December.


Jasmyn Walker Crowned HL Freshman of the Week


The Horizon League announced Jasmyn Walker as its Freshman of the Week Monday. The honor is the forward's first in a Crusader uniform. In two games last week, Walker averaged 18 points and six rebounds per game.


Stetson Seals Victory over Crusaders with Second Half Run


Haylee Thompson nailed down her second straight double-double, and Jasmyn Walker put together one of her strongest games in a Crusader uniform, but a pair of bookend runs by Stetson lifted the Hatters to a 73-62 win Saturday at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valparaiso begins Horizon League play Thursday afternoon in Cleveland.


Valpo Women Set for Final Tune-Up Before Horizon League Play


The Crusaders will host Stetson on Saturday afternoon in a 1:35 pm CT tipoff in their final non-conference test of the 2014-15 season. The Brown and Gold have concluded non-league play with wins in six of their last eight seasons.


Crusaders Snap Skid in Shootout with Purdue-Calumet


Three Crusaders notched double-doubles, freshmen Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker extended their career highs in points, and Valparaiso recorded its tenth-highest offensive output in a single game in a 109-81 win over Purdue-Calumet Tuesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Aim to Return to Winning Ways Tuesday Evening


The sun may be setting on 2014, but the Crusaders have one more date circled on this year’s calendar as they welcome Purdue-Calumet to the ARC on Tuesday night at 7:05 pm. The Peregrines are flying high in part because their high-octane offense ranks 3rd in scoring in NAIA Division II.


Career Days Don't Cut It for Crusader Women


Anne Hamilton (Chanhassen, Minn./Minnetonka) had the half of her life, Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) finished with career highs in points and rebounds, but it wasn't enough as SIU-Edwardsville turned a four-point halftime deficit into a 77-65 victory at the Vadalabene Center on Saturday afternoon.


Crusaders and Cougars Tangle Saturday in Edwardsville


Valparaiso heads south for its penultimate game of the 2014 calendar year. A win Saturday would represent the Brown and Gold’s first in the state of Illinois since January 22nd, 2011, when they handed Loyola (Chicago) a 65-58 defeat in the Windy City.


Franklin Collects Second HL Freshman of the Week Award


The Horizon League named Dani Franklin as its Freshman of the Week on Monday. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native netted 18 points and six rebounds in both games this past week.


Valpo Women Fall to Illinois at Home


Saturday's tilt at the ARC had a handful of familiar ingredients: freshman Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) led the Crusaders in scoring, and their opponent opened the contest with a double-digit run en route to a school record for three-pointers in a game.


Crusader Women Face Big Ten Foe Illinois Saturday


The Crusaders play their final home game before Christmas this weekend as Illinois stops by the ARC for a Saturday matinee. Valpo aims to jump back over the .500 mark at home versus its second Big Ten opponent in a month.


Strong Start Lifts South Dakota to 81-62 Victory over Valpo


Freshman Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) led all scorers with 18 points, but the Crusaders dropped an 81-62 contest Tuesday night in a game that may be best remembered for its DakotaDome-record 11 jump balls.


Coyotes Await Crusaders in South Dakota for Tuesday Tilt


Valparaiso travels to Vermillion, South Dakota for the first time ever Tuesday. The Coyotes, who represented the Summit League in the NCAA Tournament last season, are in the midst of a five-game homestand. Meanwhile, the Brown and Gold enter Tuesday’s matchup attempting to snap a four-game losing streak.


Crusader Women Sign Four to NLI


Head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow announced the signings of Meredith Hamlet (sister of Annemarie), Claire Marburger, Hannah Schaub, and Allison Schofield on Monday. All four will begin their Crusader careers as freshmen in 2015-16.


Golden Hurricane Make it Rain from Deep; Down Crusaders at ARC


Jessica Carr recorded a career-high eight assists, but Tulsa raised the nylon on a school-record 15 threes in an 87-63 defeat of the Crusaders Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo had four players finish in double figures including Jasmyn Walker, who contributed 16 points and nine rebounds.


Women's Basketball Looks to Rebound Saturday Against Tulsa


An action-packed Saturday is on tap at the Athletics-Recreation Center as women's basketball kicks off a day-night doubleheader at 1:35 pm versus Tulsa. The Crusaders and Golden Hurricane enter this weekend's tilt with identical 3-4 records.


Crusader Women Fall Flat in Second Half, Lose 82-59 to RedHawks


Miami of Ohio turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 23-point victory Wednesday afternoon at Millett Hall in Oxford. RedHawk forward Hannah McCue nailed seven three-pointers as she scored a career-high 26 points and secured 15 rebounds. Jessi Wiedemann led Valpo in scoring with nine points.


Old Rivals Square Off on New Stage


Valparaiso head coach Tracey Dorow and Miami (OH) head coach Cleve Wright went toe-to-toe seven times when their former teams were members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Dorow led Ferris State to a 6-1 record over the Wright-led Gannon Golden Knights from 2002-08. On Wednesday afternoon, the two reconvene in Oxford, Ohio for a non-conference tilt.


Crusaders Assemble Valiant Effort Versus #12 Louisville


The Crusader women's basketball team ditched its polite defense Sunday en route to accumulating a season-best six steals, but #12 Louisville owned a 54-34 advantage in the paint as the Cardinals picked up an 86-59 win over the Brown and Gold at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


12th-Ranked Louisville Swoops Into ARC Sunday


Valparaiso hosts a ranked opponent for the first time in nearly three years Sunday when the 12th-ranked Louisville Cardinals fly into town for a matinee. Louisville is coming off a 2013-14 campaign that yielded a 33-win season highlighted by an Elite Eight appearance.


Crusader Women Suffer Road Defeat to Zips


Akron exploded for a 59-point second half en route to a 100-65 victory over Valparaiso Tuesday night at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Freshman Dani Franklin put up 16 points and eight rebounds, while Annemarie Hamlet reached double figures for the second time in her young Crusader career.


Valpo Takes Its Talents to Akron Tuesday Night


The Crusader women will make their first of five trips to the state of Ohio this season when they tip-off versus the Akron Zips on Tuesday evening. The Zips represented the Mid-American Conference in last season's NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, Valpo aims to do something it hasn't done in 40 seasons.


Franklin Named Horizon League Freshman of the Week


Four days after recording her first career double-double at Northern Illinois, freshman Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) earned Horizon League Freshman of the Week honors, as announced by the league office Monday.


Crusaders Dial It Up From Deep to Defeat Tennessee Tech


Valparaiso shot over 50% from the field in both halves of its 79-61 victory over Tennessee Tech at the ARC. Jessica Carr dropped in 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three-point range and Abby Dean registered 15 points. The Brown and Gold are off to their first 3-1 start since the 2008-09 season.


Crusaders Aim to Continue Winning Ways Saturday vs. Tennessee Tech


Valparaiso takes to the court for the third time in five days as its welcomes Tennessee Tech to the ARC for a Saturday night tilt. The Crusaders and Golden Eagles met last November for the first time in history, with TTU prevailing 84-78. Valpo is currently in a stretch where it plays one home game a week for five weeks.


Franklin's First Career Double-Double Leads Crusaders Past NIU


Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia) supplied the scoring, Jasmyn Walker (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) provided the rebounding, and Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) did both as Valparaiso collected its first road win of the season with a 65-50 defeat of Northern Illinois Thursday night at the Convocation Center in DeKalb.


Crusader Women Wrap Up Road Trip at NIU Thursday Evening


Valpo faces its first out-of-state opponent Thursday as Northern Illinois plays host to the Crusaders. The Huskies own a 17-2 advantage in the all-time series, but the Brown and Gold won the most recent affair, 54-49, last January in Valparaiso.


Valpo Falls to Indiana Tuesday Night


Freshman Dani Franklin was 3-for-5 beyond the arc as her 11 points paced the Crusaders inside Assembly Hall Tuesday night. But Indiana's Tyra Buss and Larryn Brooks combined for 36 points and ten steals in a 81-49 Hoosier victory.


Crusaders Begin Road Play Inside Iconic Assembly Hall


Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time Tuesday night when it squares off against Indiana. The Hoosiers waxed Gardner-Webb, 115-54, in their season opener Saturday. Tuesday represents the Crusaders’ first trip to Bloomington since Nov. 15th, 2006.


Crusader Women Open Season with a Bang


Crusaders match their highest offensive output in a season opener since 1992 in a 91-57 victory over Butler on Friday evening. Five players finished in double figures including junior Abby Dean, who dropped in 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting.


Familiar Foe Visits ARC in Season Opener


Head coach Tracey Dorow is in search of her 250th career win as the Crusaders begin the 2014-15 regular season versus longtime rival Butler. In addition to a new coaching staff, the Bulldogs welcome six new players from a squad that went 10-8 in Big East play a season ago.


Crusaders Pegged 8th in Horizon League Preseason Poll


A poll of the league's head coaches, sports information directors, and various media members predicts an 8th place finish for the Valparaiso women's basketball team in the Horizon League.


Crusader Women Drop Exhibition to UW-Parkside


The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opened up the 2014-15 campaign on Saturday afternoon at the ARC, dropping a 69-52 decision to UW-Parkside in exhibition action. Freshman Dani Franklin led the Crusaders with 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting.


What You Need to Know - Valpo Women's Basketball


The Crusaders hit the hardwood in just over 24 hours when they welcome UW-Parkside to the ARC for an exhibition contest. Today, we delve into this season's team, schedule, and how the rest of the Horizon League projects.


Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge Set for October 16


The ValparaiZone and Valpo Men's and Women's Basketball Teams are excited to announce the Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge for students. This event, which will take place Thursday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the ARC, is sure to generate excitement around the upcoming basketball season.


Crusaders Release 2014-15 Schedule


Head coach Tracey Dorow announced the 2014-15 women's basketball schedule Thursday, a slate that includes a home tilt versus the Louisville Cardinals in late November. The Crusaders open the regular season at the ARC on Friday, Nov. 14th versus the Butler Bulldogs. Horizon League play tips off Jan. 8th when Valpo travels to Cleveland State.


Horton Signs Professional Contract with TG Neuss in Germany


Former Crusader Liz Horton, who graduated this past May, signed a contract last week to play professionally with Turngemeinde (TG) Neuss. TG Neuss is a Division II club, the second-highest of seven levels in Germany.


Good as Gold: Cisneros Reflects on Valpo, Paralympic Career

Nearly two decades ago, Patty Cisneros lost the use of her legs in an automobile accident. What she went on to accomplish can be described only as awe-inspiring. The Valpo Athletics Hall of Famer, graduate, two-time Paralympic Gold Medalist, newlywed, and proud mother shared her story this past week.


Dorow Announces Addition of Rees to Coaching Staff

Head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow announced the hiring of Justin Rees to the Valparaiso University women’s program Monday. Rees arrives in Valpo after serving as head coach of the Missouri Valley College Lady Vikings during the 2013-2014 campaign.


Born to Run: One Year After the Boston Marathon

Valparaiso assistant women's basketball coach Katie Loosvelt was among the participants in the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon. On the anniversary of its running, she talked about the surreal experience - and how a late jolt of determination may have literally saved her life.


Women's Basketball to Host Trio of Summer Camps

Valparaiso women's basketball will hold a pair of individual camps: one from June 16th-19th, the other June 19th-20th before hosting a team camp on June 27th at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Prizes and awards will be given out daily and each camper will receive a free t-shirt. Register today to reserve your spot!


Crusaders Exit HL Tournament with Defeat to Green Bay

A career night from Jessica Carr was not enough for the Crusaders as they bowed out of the Horizon League Tournament following a 72-55 loss to Green Bay Wednesday night at the Kress Events Center.


Crusaders Face Top-Seeded Phoenix Wednesday Night in Green Bay

For the third straight season, the Horizon League Conference Tournament takes Valpo to Green Bay, Wisconsin for a postseason tilt with the Phoenix. The Crusaders have their work cut out from them as the Phoenix have lost just once in 19 HL Tournament quarterfinal games.


Horton Compels Crusaders to 76-69 Win over Detroit

Senior recorded a career-high 25 points as her 9-of-16 shooting staved off a second-half, Senee Shearer-led comeback attempt. Crusaders advance to the quarterfinal round of the HL Tournament where they'll meet the #1-seeded Green Bay Phoenix (20-8, 13-3) Wednesday night at 7:00 pm at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Crusaders and Titans Open HL Tournament with Showdown in Motor City

Valparaiso heads to Detroit for the second time in twelve days to open the Horizon League Conference Tournament. The winner will advance to face the defending champion Green Bay Phoenix in Wisconsin Wednesday night.


Crusaders Drop Record-Setting Regular Season Finale to Raiders

Sharon Karungi's 90% (9-for-10 FG) shooting percentage was just one of a handful of offensive watermarks met or set in Valpo's 101-80 loss to Wright State Saturday in Dayton. As a team, the Crusaders shot 59.6%, the seventh-highest percentage in program history.


Crusaders Close Out Regular Season Saturday at Wright State

Valparaiso wraps up the regular season slate with a Saturday matinee against the Raiders in Dayton. A win and a Detroit loss Saturday would mean Valpo hosts the Titans Monday night at the ARC. For the Crusaders to hold up their end of the bargain, they'll have to win inside the Nutter Center for the first time since January 27th, 1994.


Richardson, Karungi Combine for 47 Points in 94-80 Win over Milwaukee

Charae Richardson dropped in a career-high 24 points in what was potentially her final game at the ARC Wednesday night in Valpo's 94-80 shootout win over Milwaukee. Karungi added 23 of her own on 11-of-14 shooting from the floor.


Valpo Women Welcome Milwaukee Wednesday Night in Home Finale

Valparaiso plays its final home game of the season Wednesday evening when the Milwaukee Panthers come to town for a 7:05 pm tip. The Crusaders are currently a game back of Detroit and two behind Milwaukee in the standings. Paul Oren and Renee Turpa will have the call on WVUR 95.1 FM.


Crusaders Take Green Bay to the Brink, Fall 53-49

Valpo held a lead against the Phoenix as late as the 3:00 mark of the second half, but Green Bay closed with six of the game's final eight points in a nailbiter at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Sharon Karungi tallied her third straight double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.


Crusader Women Entertain Green Bay on Senior Day

Valparaiso will open the month of March with Green Bay in a 7:05 pm tipoff on Saturday. Elizabeth Hamlet, Charae Richardson, and Liz Horton will each be recognized before the game in a special Senior Day ceremony.


Crusaders Let One Slip Away in Detroit

Valpo extended its first-half lead to as many as 17 points before the Titans stormed back to tie the game with a minute and a half to play. Tayelor McCalister's jumper with four seconds remaining was the game-winner for Detroit in an 81-79 contest. Jessica Carr set a career high in points (21) for the second straight game.


Crusader Women Carry Momentum into Wednesday's Showdown with Detroit

Fresh off an 84-70 win over the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Saturday, Valpo takes aim at Detroit Wednesday night inside Calihan Hall. The Crusaders won an 85-44 affair a month ago versus the Titans in Valparaiso.


College Sports Madness Tabs Karungi as HL Women's Player of the Week

Karungi turned in a dominant 22-point, 16-rebound game Saturday in Valpo's 84-70 win over Oakland. On Monday, College Sports Madness named the junior as the Horizon League Women's Basketball Player of the Week.


Karungi's Monster Game Leads Valpo over Oakland

Junior scored 22, pulled down 16 boards in Crusaders' 84-70 victory over the Golden Grizzlies. Jessica Carr tossed in a career-high 16 points while Charae Richardson and Jessi Wiedemann each contributed 17.


Play 4 Kay Game on Tap for Crusaders Saturday vs. Oakland

In addition to Saturday serving as the Father-Daughter Game, cancer survivors will be honored prior to tipoff of the 7:05 pm tilt versus Oakland. Sharon Karungi has finished in double figures in three straight games for the Crusaders as Valpo aims for its first win over the Golden Grizzlies since 2006.


Penguins Shoot Past Valpo in Youngstown

Charae Richardson had her best offensive output since Dec. 1st, but Youngstown State drained a season-high 13 three-pointers in an 84-56 win over the Crusaders at Beeghly Center in Ohio.


Crusaders March on to Face Penguins Saturday Afternoon

Valpo’s trip through northeast Ohio comes to a close with a Saturday matinee versus the Penguins of Youngstown State. The Crusaders aim for their first win inside the Beeghly Center since January 14th, 2010. The Penguins have dropped three in a row since opening the Horizon League portion of the schedule 6-0.


Karungi Pours in 25, but 17 CSU Triples Trip Up Valpo

Karungi befuddled the Viking defense en route to a career night, but Cleveland State knocked down 17 three-pointers in a 82-74 win over Valpo at the Wolstein Center in Ohio.


Crusader Women Travel to Cleveland Thursday to Avenge Vikings

Valpo and Cleveland State clash Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm CT at the Wolstein Center. The Crusaders, who are 9-3 all-time versus the Vikings away from the ARC, seek to split the season series after dropping a 76-66 contest to the Vikes Jan. 27th in Valpo.


Stellar Shooting Can't Push Valpo Past UIC

Valpo shot 28-for-56 (50%) from the floor Monday night versus UIC, but the Flames accumulated 24 second-chance points in an 82-73 defeat of the Crusaders at the ARC.


Crusader Women Resume HL Play Monday Night vs. UIC

Valpo and UIC met just 20 days ago in Chicago when the Flames overcame a halftime deficit to claim a 69-51 win over the Brown and Gold. The Crusaders seek to improve upon their 13-5 record versus the Flames at the ARC Monday night at a 7:05 pm jump ball.


YSU Game Chosen for Regional Broadcast; Hall of Fame Schedule Revised

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.


Dry Spell Erases Valpo's Halftime Lead in Green Bay

Valpo led Green Bay 26-24 at the break, but the Crusaders were held scoreless until the 11:19 mark of the second half as Phoenix pulled away in a 70-42 win over the Brown and Gold.


Crusaders Enter Hostile Territory Monday in Green Bay

Valpo squares off against the defending Horizon League champion Green Bay Phoenix Monday evening at 7 pm. The Phoenix have claimed the last 15 HL regular season titles.


Panthers Take High-Scoring Affair over Valpo

Horton, Richardson, Wiedemann, Dean, and Carr all finish in double figures, but Milwaukee's Avyanna Young posts an HL-high 36 points in an 85-80 defeat of Valpo at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee.


Milwaukee Awaits Valpo Saturday on Front End of Wisconsin Trip

The Crusaders invade Wisconsin this weekend as they visit Milwaukee (6-13, 2-4 HL) Saturday afternoon. The Brown and Gold will be faced with the task of containing one of the best all-around players in the league in Angela Rodriguez (17.5 PPG, 6.1 APG).


Vikings Launch Three-Ball Attack in 76-66 Win over Valpo

Jessi Wiedemann scored a career-high 21 points, but the Crusaders allowed a season-most 15 treys as Cleveland State clinched its third conference road win of the season.


Vikings Visit ARC Monday Night

Last season, Valpo captured a signature win over Cleveland State in overtime. The Crusaders seek to improve upon their 14-10 record against the Vikings in a 7:05 pm tipoff.


Crusaders Strike Gold Against Detroit, Claim 85-44 Victory

Valpo dominates Detroit for its first home win of 2013-14; Abby Dean pours in a career-high 20 points and six steals as Crusaders shoot 51.7 percent in their most lopsided victory in nearly three years.


Valpo Women Host Detroit on Thursday

The Crusaders will look to shake off the shooting slump that plagued them in the final nine minutes of their contest against UIC when they welcome Detroit to town Thursday evening for a 7:05 pm tip.


Crusaders Can't Finish in Chicago

Jessi Wiedemann's jumper at the 9:08 mark of the second half was the last field goal the Crusaders made in a 69-51 loss to UIC Tuesday night. Eleven of the Flames' final 13 points came from the foul line as they closed the contest on a 19-1 run.


Crusaders Aim for Third Straight Win over UIC Tuesday Night in Chicago

Valpo and UIC tipoff for the 40th time in school history Tuesday night in Chicago. The Crusaders ended UIC's season with a 67-57 opening round win in the Horizon League Conference Tournament last March. Meanwhile, the Flames seek their fourth consecutive victory over the Brown and Gold at the UIC Pavilion.


Valpo Drops League Tilt to Wright State

Kim Demmings, the Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year, registered 31 points as Wright State held on for a 79-65 win over Valpo at the ARC Saturday afternoon. Sharon Karungi shot 8-of-10 from the floor en route to a 19-point game.


Crusaders and Raiders Clash Saturday at the ARC

Kim Demmings, the Horizon League's Preseason Player of the Year, visits the ARC this weekend as Wright State takes on Valpo Saturday at 4 pm. The two teams went to overtime in last season's tilt in Valparaiso.


Oakland's Deep Attack Sinks Valpo

Elizabeth Hamlet tossed in a dozen points in her return to Oakland, but 12 first-half treys by the Golden Grizzlies helped the home team to an 88-55 win over Valpo Wednesday night.


Crusaders Head to Michigan for First Horizon League Road Game

Valpo and Oakland met four straight times in the Mid-Con Conference Tournament from 2000-2003. The two teams square off this time as Horizon League enemies in the first meeting in over 2,500 days at the O'Rena in Rochester, Michigan on Wednesday night.


Valpo Women Fall 62-49 in Horizon League Opener

Sharon Karungi led all scorers with 21 points, but a scoring drought spanning nearly nine minutes cost the Brown and Gold as Youngstown State defeated Valpo Thursday night at the ARC.


Crusaders Welcome Youngstown State to Kick Off Horizon League Play

Heidi Schlegel and the Youngstown State Penguins (4-9) come to town Thursday evening in the HL opener. Schlegel is currently third in the league in scoring, averaging 19.7 points per game. Valpo is aiming for its first victory at the ARC this season.


Horton's Hot Hand Comes Too Late for Crusaders in Tulsa

Liz Horton was 5-for-5 from downtown in the second half, but the Golden Hurricane scored 51 points after the break as they handed Valpo a 84-70 loss Saturday in Tulsa.


Final Non-Conference Test Awaits Valpo in Tulsa

Valpo has been winners of three of its last non-conference finales. The Crusaders will put that streak on the line Saturday against the Golden Hurricane. The meeting is the first ever between the two teams.


Coyotes Outlast Crusaders, 81-70

Both teams shot 50% or better in the opening half, but South Dakota knocked down 16 of 26 shot attempts in the final twenty minutes en route to an 11-point win at the ARC. Carr, Richardson, Dean, Wiedemann all finished in double digits for Valpo.


Crusader Women Look to Rebound as South Dakota Makes First Visit to Valpo

The first ever meeting between Valpo and South Dakota will be the last event inside the ARC in 2013 when the Crusaders take on the Coyotes Tuesday afternoon at 1:35 pm CT. The Brown and Gold are in search of their first home win of the season.


Broncos Run Past Crusaders in Carr's Debut

Western Michigan used a 21-2 run to open the second half as the Broncos defeated Valpo 72-50 at the ARC Sunday afternoon. Junior point guard Jessica Carr made her first appearance since a September automobile accident.


Crusader Women Back in Action Sunday vs. Western Michigan

The Crusaders will end a 16-day break Sunday afternoon when the Broncos visit the ARC for a 1:35 pm tip. Valpo aims for revenge after dropping a 70-69 heartbreaker last December in Kalamazoo.


Strong Second Half Not Enough for Crusaders

Valpo outshot Butler in the latter 20 minutes, but an 18-point halftime deficit was too much for the Brown and Gold to overcome as the Bulldogs claimed a 65-50 victory Friday night at the ARC.


Valpo Women Open Homestand on Friday with Butler

After spending the majority of the first month of the season away from the ARC, Crusaders will play their next three games at home. The Brown and Gold aim for their third consecutive win as they host the Butler Bulldogs at a 7:05 pm tipoff.


Peters, Karungi Named November Athletes of the Month

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.


Karungi Scores Horizon League Player of the Week Honors

Junior recorded double-doubles in both Valpo wins this past weekend at the Toledo Invite. Karungi is currently averaging 11.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.


Crusaders Have a Blast in Toledo; Down Rockets on Last Second Putback

A Sharon Karungi putback in the lane with three seconds to go boosted Valpo to a 63-61 victory over Toledo. Karungi was named Toledo Invite MVP; Jessi Wiedemann voted to All-Tournament Team.


Balanced Attack Vaults Valpo over Chicago State

All nine Crusaders scored in a 74-50 victory over the Cougars Friday. Karungi, Wiedemann, Horton and Dean all finished in double digits as the Brown and Gold registered their first win of 2013-14.


Crusaders to Face Foes Old and New at Toledo Invite this Weekend

Women's basketball will battle Chicago State for the 41st time in Toledo on Friday afternoon. The Crusaders have played the Cougars more than any other team in program history. 24 hours later, Valpo will face the host Rockets for the first time ever.


Valpo Women Drop Heartbreaker in Miami

Charae Richardson scored a career-high 23 points Sunday, but a buzzer-beater at the end of regulation gave Montana State new life in overtime. The Bobcats eventually prevailed 96-85. Lexi Miller was named to the All-Tournament Team.


Women's Basketball Wraps Up Road Trip Sunday vs. Montana State

Crusaders and Bobcats will tipoff Sunday at 1 pm ET/noon CT in the consolation final of the FIU Thanksgiving Classic in Miami.


Valpo Drops First Game of FIU Thanksgiving Classic

Sharon Karungi tossed in 17 points and gathered 14 rebounds Friday evening, but Florida International defeated the Crusaders 65-47 in the opening game of the FIU Thanksgiving Classic.


Crusaders Prepare for FIU Thanksgiving Classic in Miami

Valpo and Florida International meet for the first time in nearly 20 years Friday in Miami. FIU guard Jerica Coley is ranked 9th in the nation in scoring with 25.5 PPG. The Crusaders seek to contain her and claim their first victory at the U.S. Century Bank Arena at 6 pm ET/5 pm CT.


Golden Eagles Snag Win from Crusaders

Valpo led Tennessee Tech 78-74 with two minutes to play, but a game-closing 10-0 run by the Golden Eagles proved decisive Sunday in Cookeville. Lexi Miller, Abby Dean, and Jessi Wiedemann all recorded career-highs in points in an 84-78 defeat.


Crusaders Make Stop in Tennessee Sunday Before FIU Tournament

Valparaiso and Tennessee Tech meet for the first time on the basketball court Sunday at 2 p.m. CT in Cookeville. At 1-2, all three of the Golden Eagles' games have been decided by 45 points or more.


Jaguar Bench Powers IUPUI Past Valpo

IUPUI received 56 points from its bench as the Jaguars defeated the Brown and Gold 84-51 to spoil Valpo's home opener.


Crusaders Set for Home Opener vs. IUPUI Thursday

Women's basketball holds its home opener Thursday night as IUPUI comes to town. A home game versus the Jaguars could be just what the doctor ordered as the Crusaders are 13-1 all-time at the ARC versus their instate foes.


Women's Basketball Signs Four Recruits

Georgi Donchetz, Danielle Franklin, Anne Hamilton, and Jasmyn Walker all signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play at Valparaiso beginning in 2014-15.


Crusaders Unable to Contain #6 Notre Dame

Liz Horton led the Crusaders in scoring with 11 points, but Notre Dame shot 41-of-76 from the floor en route to a 96-46 win over the Brown and Gold at Purcell Pavilion Saturday.


Valpo to Face Tough Test as #6 Notre Dame Hosts Crusaders at Purcell Pavilion

The Crusaders look for their first win of the 2013-14 season at #6 Notre Dame. Valpo is also in search of its first ever victory over the Fighting Irish, who will induct Skylar Diggins into their Ring of Honor prior to the game.


Karungi Nets Double-Double, but Illini Top Crusaders 87-59

A victim of foul trouble Sunday, junior responds Tuesday with 15 points, 12 boards against Illinois. Fighting Illini's press coaxed 27 Crusader turnovers in the loss at State Farm Center.


Crusader Women Face Illinois Tuesday Night in Champaign

Valparaiso continues a three-game road swing to open the 2013-14 season Tuesday evening as the Crusaders take on Illinois at State Farm Center at a 7:00 p.m. tip.


Short-handed Crusaders Drop Season Opener to SLU

Lexi Miller and Charae Richardson both scored 15 points Sunday, but early foul trouble limited the pair in addition to Karungi. Billikens beat Valpo 74-51 at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis.


Women's Basketball Ready to Go for Season Opener on Sunday

The Valpo women's team will begin its season on the banks of the Mississippi as the Crusaders draw the St. Louis Billikens Sunday afternoon at 1 pm from the Chaifetz Arena.


Crusaders Roll Past Saint Joseph's in Exhibition Opener

Sharon Karungi recorded a double-double in her Valpo debut; four Crusaders finished in double digits as the Brown and Gold boast an 89-62 victory Tuesday night in the exhibition opener at the ARC.


What You Need to Know - Valpo Women's Basketball

The Crusaders tip-off Tuesday evening in their first - and only - exhibition game of 2013-14. In her second year at the helm, Tracey Dorow will guide the Brown and Gold against Saint Joseph's (7:05 pm) at the ARC. Read about this year's Crusaders and what to expect from them.


Crusaders Picked 9th in Horizon League Preseason Poll

A poll of the league's head coaches, sports information directors, and various media members has the Valparaiso women's basketball team finishing in ninth-place in the Horizon League. The Crusaders ended last season in a four-way tie for sixth.


Preseason Activities Preview Basketball Season

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.


Women's 2013-2014 Basketball Schedule Unveiled

Valparaiso women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow announced her team's schedule for the upcoming season Thursday morning. Road tilts at St. Louis, Illinois, and Notre Dame await Crusaders before home opener versus IUPUI on Nov. 21st.


Westendorp Promoted; Mesalam Joins Crusader Women's Program

Valparaiso women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow announced today that Kurt Westendorp has been promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach, while Paige Mesalam has joined the Crusader staff as director of basketball operations.


Women's Basketball Announces Addition of Four Newcomers

Valparaiso women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow announced today that sisters Elizabeth Hamlet and Annemarie Hamlet, as well as Haylee Thompson, have transferred into the Crusader basketball program. Elizabeth Hamlet will be a fifth-year senior in 2013-14 with immediate eligibility, while Annemarie Hamlet and Thompson will both have to sit out the 2013-14 season and will each have three years of eligibility remaining. In addition, Faith Miller has joined the Crusader program as an incoming freshman for the 2013-14 campaign.


Valpo Women Announce Summer Camp Dates

The Valparaiso women’s basketball program has announced the dates of three camps which will be held during the summer of 2013 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Nine Crusaders Earn Academic All-League Recognition

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.


Women’s hoops inks Karungi to National Letter of Intent

Valparaiso University women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow has announced the signing of Sharon Karungi to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders.


Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held April 27

Fans of the Valparaiso women's basketball program are invited to join the Crusaders at their annual postseason banquet on Saturday, April 27 at Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso, as the team celebrates its 2013 senior class and unveils its team awards.


Women’s Basketball Announces Roster Changes

Valparaiso women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) and Maegan Callaway (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) will not be returning to the Valpo program next season.


Valpo women drop HL Quarterfinal to #20/20 Green Bay

Junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) recorded her 12th double-double of the season, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team made top-seeded #20/20 Green Bay work hard to earn its 80-59 win in the Horizon League Quarterfinals at the Kress Events Center on Wednesday evening.


Valpo women face #20/20 Green Bay in HL Tourney quarterfinals

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team continues postseason play on Wednesday when the Crusaders visit Green Bay to take on the top-seeded Phoenix in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament on Wednesday evening.


Crusader women beat UIC in HL First Round

Backed by a double-double from junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), a career-high from sophomore Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) and a 12-point, six rebound performance from senior Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville), Valparaiso led for the final 30-plus minutes and beat UIC 67-57 in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament on Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Gerardot named All-Horizon League Second Team

Valparaiso junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) received Second Team All-Horizon League honors on Monday afternoon.


Valparaiso hosts UIC in first round of HL Tournament

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens postseason play on Monday when the Crusaders welcome UIC to the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:00 p.m. for the first round of the Horizon League Tournament.


Valparaiso upends Detroit to get Senior Day win

Senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) scored a game-high 20 points and senior Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville) tied a career-best with 11 rebounds, and Valparaiso outscored Detroit by 23 in the second half to get a 73-53 victory on Senior Day on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders host Detroit on Senior Day

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team finishes up the regular season schedule when the Crusaders host Detroit at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Ieva Jansone, Gina Lange and Laura Richards will be honored for Senior Day.


Valpo WBB drops game at Youngstown State

Valparaiso trimmed a 15-point, first-half deficit to four early in the second half at Youngstown State, but the Penguins responded with a big run and went on to beat the Crusaders 72-50 at the Beeghly Center on Monday night.


Valpo women finish road-schedule at Youngstown State

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the road portion of the Horizon League schedule when the Crusaders visit Youngstown State at 6:05 p.m. on Monday.


Crusaders drop close contest at Cleveland State

Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) recorded her 10th double-double of the season, and senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) and sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) also scored in double figures, but Cleveland State outscored the Crusaders by 10 over the final 6:15 and came away with a 58-54 win on Saturday afternoon at the Wolstein Center.


Crusader women open March with a visit to Cleveland State

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the first of two games in Ohio when the Crusaders visit Cleveland State at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.


Valpo women fall in overtime to Wright State

Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) tied a career-high with 33 points, including a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, and she also grabbed 18 rebounds, but the Crusaders lost to Wright State 83-78 on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders close out February by hosting Wright State

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns home to begin a stretch of three games in five days when the Crusaders host Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.


Crusaders drop road game at #25/RV Green Bay

Sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) filled up the stat sheet with nine points, seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals, but Valparaiso fell on the road to #25/RV Green Bay by a score of 80-38 on Saturday afternoon.


Women's hoops inks Isaac to National Letter of Intent

Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Tracey Dorow has announced the signing of Aliyah Isaac to a National Letter of Intent, during the Early Signing Period, to play for the Crusaders.


Valpo women pay a visit to #25/RV Green Bay

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road and takes on the top team in the Horizon League when the Crusaders visit #25/RV Green Bay at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.


Late Crusader Rally Falls Just Short Thursday Night

Valparaiso trimmed a 19-point second half deficit against Milwaukee down to two with 7.0 seconds to go, but the Panthers held on for a 75-71 win at the ARC on Thursday evening.


Valpo WBB hosts Milwaukee on Thursday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out a two-game home stand and goes for the season sweep against Milwaukee at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.


Balanced Crusaders rally to beat UIC in Play 4Kay game

Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) posted her eighth double-double of the season and all 11 Crusaders scored, including a career-high 13 from freshman Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich/Caledonia) as Valparaiso outscored UIC by 32 in the second half to post an 88-62 win on Saturday in the annual Play 4Kay game to benefit breast cancer research.


Crusader women host UIC in Play 4Kay game on Saturday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team starts a two-game home stand against UIC in the Play 4Kay game to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday. Please note the game time is a change from the originally scheduled 1:35 p.m. tip.


Gerardot named HL Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named the Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for January.


Crusaders drop road contest at Loyola

Valparaiso trimmed a nine-point halftime deficit to one midway through the second half, but the Crusaders could not pull in front and dropped a 68-58 decision at Loyola on Wednesday night.


Valpo women open HL second half at Loyola

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens the second half of Horizon League play and finishes up a two-game road with a visit to Chicago to play Loyola at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.


Crusader women drop contest at Detroit

Three Crusader players scored in double-figures, led by 16 from Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill/Loyola Academy), but the Detroit outscored Valparaiso by 17 in the second half and beat the Crusaders 70-61 on Saturday afternoon at Calihan Hall.


Valpo WBB visits Detroit on Saturday afternoon

Coming off an overtime victory against Cleveland State, the Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the first half of Horizon League play with a game at Detroit at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday afternoon.


Valparaizone in Semifinals of Naismith Student Section of the Year Voting

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.


Katie Boone Set to Be Inducted Into Valpo Hall of Fame

A catalyst at the point guard position for the Valparaiso women's basketball team, Katie Boone helped lead the Crusaders to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances during her four-year career, and on Saturday, February 16, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Gerardot gets third HL Player of the Week nod

Junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) received Horizon League Player of the Week honors for the third time this season in helping the Crusaders split a pair of games against Wright State and Cleveland State.


Valpo women upend Cleveland State in overtime

Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) made a layup with 0.6 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime, and then the Crusaders dominated the extra five minutes to pick up a 92-84 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at the ARC.


Crusader women host Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team welcomes Cleveland State to the Athletics-Recreation Center at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.


Crusaders fall in final seconds at Wright State

Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) scored on a runner with 21.2 seconds to go to give Valparaiso a one-point lead, but Kim Demmings scored for Wright State with 6.3 seconds to go to give the Raiders a 67-66 victory.


Valpo women visit Wright State on Thursday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team looks for its second-straight road victory when the Crusaders head to Dayton, Ohio to take on Wright State at 6 p.m. on Thursday.


WBB drops home contest to #RV/RV Green Bay

Senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) tied a career-high with 18 points and Valparaiso became the first team to score more than 50 points against Green Bay in Horizon League action, but it was not enough as the #RV/RV Phoenix took a 78-55 win at the ARC on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo WBB hosts Green Bay on Saturday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns home to host Horizon League-favorite Green Bay at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday at the ARC.


Hot-shooting Crusaders pick up win at Milwaukee

Behind 51 percent shooting from the field and career-highs from junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) and sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy), the Crusader women’s basketball team came away with an 84-72 win at Milwaukee on Thursday night.


Crusaders visit Milwaukee on Thursday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team looks for its first road win in Horizon League play when it travels to Milwaukee take on the Panthers at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Klotsche Center.


Crusader women drop road contest at UIC

Junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) scored a career-high 18 points, and the Crusaders tied a season-best with nine made 3-pointers, but it was not enough as Valparaiso dropped an 82-75 Horizon League decision at UIC on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo women travel to UIC on Saturday

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the first time in Horizon League play when it makes the short trip to Chicago take on UIC at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at the UIC Pavillion.


Fans Encouraged to Vote for ValparaiZone for Naismith Student Section of the Year

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.


Crusader second-half rally comes up short against Loyola

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team trimmed a 12-point second-half deficit down to one, but the Crusaders could not take the lead and lost to Loyola (Chicago) 52-44 on Wednesday night.


Valpo WBB closes out home stand against Loyola

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team concludes its four-game home stand and looks to stay unbeaten in Horizon League play when it hosts Loyola (Chicago) at 7:05 on Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Gerardot named Horizon League Player of the Week

Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) earned her second Horizon League Player of the Week honors of the season in posting a double-double to help the Crusaders to a 67-59 win over Youngstown State.


Valpo defeats Youngstown State in HL opener

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, but they battled back and went on to pick up a 67-59 win over Youngstown State in the Crusaders’ Horizon League opener on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Watch the Latest Valpo Coaches Show With Tracey Dorow

Catch the latest edition of the Valpo Coaches Show, featuring women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow. Dorow sits down with Aaron Leavitt to discuss the team's progress over the pre-league games and the honors two Crusaders have recently garnered, while also looking ahead to the start of the Horizon League campaign.


Valpo WBB hosts Youngstown State in HL opener

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens Horizon League play against Youngstown State at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon in the third game of a four-game home stand at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Richardson named HL Newcomer of the Week

For the second time this season, Valparaiso junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) has been named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week. Richardson earned the honors for helping the Crusaders beat Northern Illinois 54-49 on Saturday.


Crusaders close out non-conference play with win over Northern Illinois

Redshirt Junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) scored a career-best 16 points, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team led from start to finish to win its second-straight game 54-49 over Northern Illinois on Saturday.


Valpo WBB hosts Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team continues its four-game home stand at the Athletics-Recreation Center and closes out the non-conference portion of the schedule when the Crusaders host Northern Illinois at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon.


Gerardot earns Horizon League Player of the Week honors

Valparaiso junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named Horizon League Player of the Week for setting a pair of new career-highs and help the Crusaders rally from a 19-point deficit in the first half in Valpo’s 58-53 win over Ball State on Saturday.


Crusader women rally to upend Ball State

Led by a career-high 28 points and a career-best 17 rebounds from Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), the Valparaiso women’s basketball team rallied from a 19-point deficit in the first half to beat Ball State 58-53 on Saturday.


Valpo women open homestand against Ball State

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for its first home game in four weeks when the Crusaders host in-state foe Ball State at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo closes out road trip with loss at Michigan

Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) scored a season-high six points, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team trailed by seven early on in the first half against Michigan, but the Wolverines outscored the Crusaders by 20 over the rest of the half and went on to beat the Crusaders 73-32 on Thursday.


Crusaders fall in final seconds at Western Michigan

Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) scored with 8.6 seconds remaining to put the Valparaiso women’s basketball team up one on Western Michigan, but Aurielle Anderson scored with 2.5 seconds left as the Crusaders fell 70-69 on Wednesday.


Crusaders hit the road for back-to-back games

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the road portion of its non-conference schedule with a pair of games at Western Michigan (6 p.m. Wednesday) and Michigan (5 p.m. Thursday).


Richardson named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week

Valparaiso junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) has been named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week for helping the Crusaders split a pair of road contests between IPFW and #8/8 Louisville.


Crusaders fall on the road to #8/8 Louisville

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) and Maegan Callaway (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) each tallied a team-high nine points, but the Valparaiso women’s basketball team dropped a road contest to #8/8 Louisville 96-40 on Saturday night.


Valpo women visit #8 Louisville on Saturday night

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the second of a four-game road trip on Saturday evening when the Crusaders take on #8/8 Louisville at 6:30 p.m.


Second-half run helps Crusaders get road win at IPFW

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team went on a 20-5 run over a six-minute span in the second half against IPFW to take a 14-point lead and never looked back in getting its first road win of the season with an 82-73 victory over the Mastodons on Tuesday night.


Valpo Women Return to Road, Head to IPFW

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team kicks off its second stretch of four consecutive road games on Tuesday evening when the Crusaders make the short trip to Fort Wayne to take on IPFW at 6 p.m.


Crusaders Fall at Home to Saint Louis

The Valparaiso women's basketball team led by 11 in the first half against Saint Louis before going cold from the field, and a furious late rally came up just short as the Crusaders fell by a 53-47 final to the Billikens Saturday afternoon at the ARC.


Valpo Women Return Home to ARC, Host Saint Louis

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team plays its lone home game in a six-week stretch on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders host Saint Louis at the ARC. Following Saturday’s game, the Crusaders will play their next four contests on the road.


Crusaders Fall in Road Test at Western Illinois

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team started the second half on a run to claim the lead Tuesday evening in Macomb, Ill., but Western Illinois would eventually re-claim the lead for good as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 69-55 to close out a four-game road trip.


Valpo WBB Road Trip Continues at Western Illinois

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team plays its fourth consecutive road game on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders trek to Macomb, Ill. to take on former Mid-Con rival Western Illinois. Valpo is in search of its first road win of the season.


Crusaders Drop Test at #4 Duke

The Valparaiso women's basketball team hung around with the nation's fourth-ranked team in #4/4 Duke early on Friday evening in Durham, N.C., but the Blue Devils eventually pulled away and defeated the Crusaders by a 90-45 final.


Valpo Women Head to #4 Duke

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team faces perhaps its toughest test of the 2012-2013 season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders travel to Durham, N.C. to take on the nation’s fourth-ranked squad in Duke. The game is the third in a stretch of eight out of nine on the road for Valpo.


Crusaders Drop Non-League Game at Butler Monday Night

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team shot just 29.7% from the floor on Monday night in dropping a non-league contest at Butler, 69-55, in Indianapolis, Ind.


Crusader Women Continue Road Trip at Butler

Valparaiso plays its second straight game in Indianapolis on Monday evening, as the Crusaders take on former Horizon League rival Butler at 6 p.m. CT. The game is the second in a stretch where Valpo will play eight out of nine on the road.


Valpo Takes Loss at IUPUI Saturday

A 13-3 run in the late stages of the second half by IUPUI was too much for the Valparaiso women's basketball team to overcome on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 75-69 to the Jaguars in Indianapolis, Ind.


Valpo Women Begin Long Road Swing Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso begins a long stretch of road games Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis as the Crusaders take on former Mid-Con rival IUPUI for the first time in six seasons. Valpo will play eight of its next nine games on the road over the next month-plus.


Crusader Women Down Purdue Calumet Wednesday Evening

The Valparaiso women's basketball team used a massive rebounding advantage to pick up its second straight victory to start the 2012-2013 campaign, defeating Purdue Calumet Wednesday night at the ARC, 76-59.


Crusader Women Take On Purdue Calumet Wednesday

Valparaiso closes out a brief two-game homestand to open the regular season on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host Purdue Calumet at the ARC at 7:05 p.m. Valpo is attempting to improve to 2-0 on the season before hitting the road for the first time.


Scott Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Valparaiso sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) has been named the first Horizon League women’s basketball Player of the Week of the 2012-2013 season after helping to lead the Crusaders to a season-opening win over Indiana last Friday.


Crusader Women Never Trail, Defeat Indiana Friday Night

The Valparaiso women's basketball team made sure head coach Tracey Dorow's debut on the Crusader sidelines would be one she would remember for a lifetime, as Valpo never trailed in defeating Big Ten foe Indiana 64-52 Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Open Season at Home Friday versus Indiana

Valparaiso opens the 2012-13 regular season on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Big Ten foe Indiana. It will mark the regular season debut for first-year head coach Tracey Dorow.


Check Out the Latest Valpo Coaches Show With Tracey Dorow

Check out the latest version of the Valpo Coaches Show, featuring head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow as she recaps the Crusaders' exhibition win and looks ahead to Friday's season opener.


Crusaders Run Out to Exhibition Win Monday Night

In its first public exhibition game under the guidance of first-year head coach Tracey Dorow, the Valparaiso women's basketball team unveiled an up-tempo style of play as the Crusaders ran to a 98-49 victory over Holy Cross [Ind.] on Monday night at the ARC.


Women's Basketball Season Preview With Tracey Dorow

With the Valparaiso women's basketball team's lone exhibition game around the corner on Monday, first-year head coach Tracey Dorow sits down on the Valpo Coaches Show to preview the upcoming season.


Gerardot Named to Preseason Second Team All-League

Valparaiso junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named a Preseason Second Team All-Horizon League selection as the league released its preseason squads on Monday afternoon.


Valpo Athletics Launches New Social Media Fan Engagement Program

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!


Crusader Women's Basketball Announces 2012-2013 Schedule

Five games against teams which played in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, plus a season opener at the ARC against Indiana, highlight the Valparaiso women's basketball team's 2012-2013 schedule as released on Friday. The Crusaders will be embarking on their first season under the guidance of head coach Tracey Dorow.


Valpo Women's Basketball Non-League Games to Be Revealed on Twitter

Follow the Valparaiso women's basketball team on Twitter - @ValpoWBB - to be the first to learn the Crusaders' non-league games and dates for the upcoming 2012-2013 season! Over the next three days, the women's basketball team's official feed will have the exclusive announcement of Valpo's 14 non-league contests as the Crusaders enter their first season with head coach Tracey Dorow at the helm.


Katie Loosvelt Completes Women’s Hoops Coaching Staff

Valparaiso University head coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Katie Loosvelt will be joining the Crusaders’ women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach.


Valpo Women Announce Summer Camp Dates

The Valparaiso women’s basketball program has announced the dates of three camps which will be held during the summer of 2012 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Gerardot Named to Horizon League’s All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University’s Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team in balloting done by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.


Westendorp Named Valpo Women’s Hoops Assistant

Head basketball coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Valparaiso University graduate Kurt Westendorp is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program.


Tracey Dorow Named Valpo’s Women’s Basketball Coach

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Tracey Dorow has been named the seventh head women’s basketball coach in program history.


Women’s Hoops Hands Out Year-End Honors

Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program has announced its two annual award winners from the 2011-2012 season, with Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) picking up the honors.


Greg Kirby to Retire from Coaching after Six Seasons on Valpo Staff

Valparaiso University has announced that associate head coach Greg Kirby is retiring from coaching after spending six seasons with the Crusaders’ program and 41 years of coaching overall.


Keith Freeman Resigns as Valpo Women’s Basketball Coach

After 18 seasons leading Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program, Keith Freeman has announced his resignation as head coach of the Crusaders effective immediately.


Valpo Season Comes to a Close at 10th-Ranked Green Bay in Quarterfinals

Playing for the fourth time in seven days, Valparaiso hung with 10th-ranked Green Bay for 27 minutes on Wednesday evening before the Phoenix went on a 15-0 run and eventually downed the Crusaders 77-53 at the Kress Events Center in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Championship held in Green Bay, Wis.


Valpo Heads to #10 Green Bay for Horizon League Quarters

After registering their first Horizon League Tournament victory since joining the conference on Monday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Wednesday evening in the quarterfinals to battle top-seeded and #10/10 Green Bay.


Crusaders Score Defensive Victory to Open Horizon League Tournament

Valparaiso seniors Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) made sure their careers in a Valparaiso University uniform did not come to an end on Monday evening, leading the Crusaders to a 47-39 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the first round of the Horizon League Championship held at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


Richards Named to Horizon League All-Defensive Team

Valparaiso University junior guard Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League’s All-Defensive Team the conference announced on Monday (March 5).


Women's Hoops Tips Off Tournament Play Monday at Milwaukee

Postseason basketball begins for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the Crusaders open play in the 2012 Horizon League Championship. The ninth-seeded Crusaders head to Wisconsin to take on eighth-seeded Milwaukee in a first round contest.


Valpo Falls to Detroit in Regular Season Finale

In a defensive battle that saw neither team lead by more than five points until the final second, Detroit came out on top of Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon 48-42 at the Athletics-Recreation Center, spoiling Senior Day for the Crusaders in the regular season finale for both schools.


Women's Hoops Hosts Detroit on Senior Day Saturday

The 2011-2012 regular season comes to a close on Saturday afternoon for Valparaiso University as the Crusaders host Detroit on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center beginning at 12:05 p.m. Valpo is looking for a victory and a little help from others in order to host a First Round game in the Horizon League Championships.


Valpo Opens Final Homestand with Win over Wright State

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) combined for 46 points and 22 rebounds on Thursday evening as Valparaiso posted a 70-60 victory over Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center to remain in the hunt for a home opening round game in the Horizon League Tournament.


Women's Hoops Begins Final Homestand Thursday Night Hosting Wright State

Valparaiso begins its final homestand of the regular season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo is looking to gain momentum heading into next week’s Horizon League Tournament and still has hopes of hosting an opening round game.


Valpo-Detroit Women’s Hoops Moves Start Time Saturday

To help accommodate the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship semifinal games on Saturday evening, the Valparaiso-Detroit women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon has been moved to a 12:05 p.m. CST start at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Falls in Final Road Contest at Milwaukee

Valparaiso suffered a cold shooting afternoon from the floor on Saturday afternoon, dropping the final road game of the regular season to Milwaukee 50-31 at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


Valpo Closes Road Slate Saturday at Milwaukee

Valparaiso closes out the road portion of the regular season on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Milwaukee to battle the Panthers. The Crusaders, winners of three of their last five, look to rebound from a loss at #12/12 Green Bay on Thursday night.


Crusaders Fall at #12 Green Bay

Valparaiso began its final road trip of the regular season on Thursday evening against #12 Green Bay and dropped a 72-36 decision to the Phoenix at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Crusader Women Head to #12 Green Bay Thursday

Valparaiso heads to Wisconsin to begin its final road trip of the regular season on Thursday evening. Having won three of their last four games, the Crusaders will be faced with a challenging task taking on #12/12 Green Bay at the Kress Events Center.


Hot Shooting Lifts Valpo Past Loyola

Valparaiso made 12 of its first 16 shots from the floor on Saturday afternoon to build an early lead that the Crusaders would never relinquish on their way to a 69-46 victory over Loyola (Chicago) at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Hosts Loyola Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso looks to bounce back from Thursday night’s setback on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Loyola (Chicago) at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Saturday’s contest is a Play 4 Kay game in support of breast cancer awareness and cancer survivors will be honored prior to tip-off.


UIC Snaps Valpo’s Win Streak

Valparaiso saw its two-game winning streak come to an end on Thursday evening as the Crusaders fell to UIC 54-43 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Return Home Looking to Extend Winning Streak

After winning back-to-back games on the road, Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center for four of its final six regular season games. The Crusaders open the stretch on Thursday evening battling UIC while looking for their third straight win for the first time since November of 2009.


Valpo Wins at Butler for First Time Since 1983

The movie Hoosiers, filmed at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, had not even been produced the last time Valparaiso defeated Butler on the famed court prior to Saturday afternoon, but the Crusaders finally ended the road losing streak to the Bulldogs that dated back to 1983 with a convincing 71-58 triumph in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Hoops Closes Road Trip Saturday at Butler

Valparaiso wraps up its three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon traveling to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to battle longtime rival Butler. The Crusaders are looking for back-to-back road victories for the first time since March of 2008.


Valpo Rolls Past Cleveland State Behind Varner’s 26 Points

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) and Ieva Jansone (Riga, Latvia/AgenskalaGymnasium H.S.) both tallied career highs on Saturday afternoon and Valparaiso used a 23-3 run spanning both halves to cruise to a 66-48 victory over Cleveland State at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.


Crusaders Continue Ohio Swing Saturday at Cleveland State

Valparaiso continues its three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon, continuing its swing through Northeast Ohio with a stop in Cleveland. The Crusaders will battle Cleveland State in a Saturday matinee.


Valpo Falls in Tough Road Battle at Youngstown State

Valparaiso battled back from a 10-point second half deficit to tie the game in the final two minutes, but could never take the lead as Youngstown State defeated the Crusaders 64-58 on Thursday evening at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.


Valpo Opens Second Half of League Play at Youngstown State

The second half of Horizon League action tips off on Thursday evening as Valparaiso takes a trip east to the state of Ohio. The Crusaders will battle Youngstown State in the first of three straight road contests while playing five of their next seven games overall away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.


#12/9 Green Bay Downs Valpo to Close First Half

Valparaiso wrapped up the first half of Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 65-37 game to #12/9 Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Host Nationally-Ranked Green Bay Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso closes the first half of Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host nationally-ranked Green Bay. The Phoenix enter the contest as one of two unbeaten teams in the country and are ranked #12/9 in the polls. Green Bay is the highest ranked team to visit the ARC since #8/8 Notre Dame came to Valparaiso in 2008.


Valpo Falls at Home to Milwaukee Thursday Night

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) combined for 31 points on Thursday evening in a 55-47 setback to Milwaukee at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Return Home Thursday to Host Milwaukee

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening to begin a two-game homestand. The Crusaders will host Milwaukee as both schools look for their second Horizon League victory of the year.


Valpo’s Varner Named Horizon League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Valparaiso University’s Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December.


Flames Defeat Valpo Saturday Night in Chicago

Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) tallied a season-high 14 points, making four three-pointers, but Valparaiso was unable to overcome three UIC players in double figures on Saturday night, falling to the Flames 54-43 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Women Head to UIC for Saturday Night Showdown

Valparaiso returns to the Windy City this weekend for a rare prime time Saturday evening contest as the Crusaders face UIC at the Pavilion. Valpo is looking to score its first Horizon League road win of the season facing a Flames’ team that has lost just twice at home all year.


Loyola Surges Past Valpo in Second Half

Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) scored a career-high 17 points for Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Gentile Arena, but Loyola (Chicago) went on a 32-5 run late in the second half and defeated the Crusaders 86-56 in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Women Head to the Windy City to Battle Loyola

After registering their first Horizon League victory of the season last Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Thursday evening, traveling to the Windy City of Chicago to battle the Ramblers of Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders will play five of their next seven games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center beginning on Thursday.


Crusaders Down Butler for First Horizon League Victory

Valparaiso made a season-high eight three-pointers and the defense came up with key stops down the stretch as the Crusaders defeated Butler 58-53 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold’s first victory of the season in Horizon League play.


Crusader Women Close Homestand Saturday Hosting Butler

After a week off from competition, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to entertain longtime rival Butler. The Crusaders will be wrapping up a three-game homestand when facing the Bulldogs, and are looking for their first Horizon League victory of the season.


Valpo Falls Short Versus Youngstown State

Valparaiso took a three-point lead into the final eight minutes of the game but a 10-1 run by Youngstown State gave the Penguins the lead for good and they hung on to defeat the Crusaders 55-48 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders and Penguins to Meet Saturday at the ARC

Valparaiso continues its current three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders welcome longtime rival Youngstown State to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both schools are looking to bounce back from Horizon League losses on Thursday night.


Cleveland State Defeats Valpo Thursday at the ARC

Valparaiso played solid defense yet again on Thursday evening but was unable to overcome a cold shooting night from the floor and fell to Cleveland State 49-45 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Returns Home Thursday to Host Cleveland State

Valparaiso opens the 2012 calendar year on Thursday evening hosting Cleveland State in the first game of a three-game homestand. The Crusaders will play five of their next seven games at the friendly confines of the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Titans Top Valpo Saturday in Detroit

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) and Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) both registered double-doubles for Valparaiso but the Crusaders could not overcome 62.5% shooting in the first half by Detroit and fell 68-52 at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.


Crusaders Head to Detroit for New Year's Eve Day Clash with the Titans

Valparaiso will look for its first Horizon League victory of the season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders close out the 2011 calendar year in the Motor City facing Detroit. With a victory, the Crusaders would close the month of December with a winning record as well.


Wright State Downs Valpo Women in Horizon League Opener

Valparaiso opened its fifth season of Horizon League basketball on Wednesday evening, dropping a 58-42 game to Wright State at the Wright State Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.


Women's Hoops Opens Horizon League Play Wednesday at Wright State

After winning three of its last four games prior to Christmas, Valparaiso looks to carry the momentum into Wednesday’s Horizon League opener as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to battle the Wright State Raiders. Valpo is looking for its first three-game win streak since Nov. 14-22, 2009.


Happy Holidays From Valpo Women's Basketball

Happy holidays from the Valpo athletics department. Enjoy the Twelve Days of Christmas courtesy of the women's basketball team.


Timmerman’s Three Lifts Valpo Past Eastern Illinois

Christmas came early for Valparaiso on Tuesday evening as Ashley Timmerman’s (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) three-pointer with 29.8 seconds to play broke a tie and pushed the Crusaders past Eastern Illinois 53-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the team’s final game before the holiday.


Valpo Closes Non-Conference Play Hosting Eastern Illinois Tuesday

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the final time in the 2011 calendar year on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Eastern Illinois. The Brown and Gold looks to carry momentum into the Christmas holiday after winning three of its last five games following a 67-53 win at Ball State on Sunday afternoon.


Crusaders Score 67-53 Road Win at Ball State

Valparaiso erased a four-point halftime deficit and held Ball State to just 23.8% shooting in the second half on the way to a 67-53 road victory over the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.


Women's Hoops Heads to Ball State Following Final Exams

After taking eight days off for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the court on Sunday afternoon looking for its first road victory of the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders will travel to Muncie, Ind. to battle instate foe Ball State in their second to last non-conference game of the season.


Crusaders Hang with Pitt Before Falling 65-56

Valparaiso was within two points of Big East foe Pittsburgh with under eight minutes to play on Saturday afternoon before an 8-0 run broke the game open and the Panthers went on to a 65-56 victory over the Crusaders at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.


Valpo Heads to Pitt Saturday to Face Big East Foe

After winning two of three games on the latest homestand, Valparaiso takes to the road on Saturday afternoon to battle Big East foe Pittsburgh. The Crusaders will play four of their next five games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Get Defensive in Victory over IPFW

Valparaiso’s defense held IPFW to just 22.8% shooting from the floor for the evening and four players scored in double figures on the offensive end as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 64-43 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Closes Homestand Tuesday Hosting IPFW

Valparaiso wraps up a three-game homestand on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders entertain instate foe IPFW. The Brown and Gold is looking to finish with a winning homestand and rebound from a narrow 41-39 loss to Lehigh on Saturday afternoon.


Lehigh Prevails over Valpo 41-39

Valparaiso had a chance on its final possession to tie or win on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, but the Crusaders could not convert and fell 41-39 to Lehigh.


Women's Hoops Homestand Continues Saturday as Valpo Hosts Lehigh

After picking up their first victory of the season on Wednesday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon looking to continue the momentum. The Brown and Gold will host Lehigh at 12:05 p.m. CST in the second contest of a three-game homestand.


Crusaders Earn First Win Downing Indiana-Northwest

Paced by double-doubles from Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.), seven players scored seven or more points for Valparaiso on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders picked up their first victory of the season, defeating Indiana-Northwest 80-47 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Open Three-Game Homestand Wednesday Hosting Indiana-Northwest

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening to begin a three-game homestand as the Crusaders take on Indiana-Northwest. All three home games will take place during the next seven days as the Crusaders look to pick up their first victory of the season while continuing the non-conference portion of their schedule.


Shorthanded Crusaders Fall to Montana State

Valparaiso rallied from a pair of double figure deficits on Saturday evening to take the lead, but one final 14-0 run by Montana State proved to be too much to overcome as the Crusaders fell to the Bobcats 71-55 in the consolation game of the Omni Hotels Classic at the Coors Evens Center in Boulder, Colo.


Valpo Battles Montana State Saturday Night in Colorado

With less than 24 hours between games, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday evening for the consolation game of the Omni Hotels Classic in Boulder, Colo. The Crusaders will face Montana State beginning at 6 p.m. CST.


Colorado Downs Valpo to Open Omni Hotels Classic

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) led Valparaiso with 10 points and seven rebounds on Friday evening, but the Crusaders shot just 25.5% from the floor and fell to Colorado 60-32 in the opening round of the Omni Hotels Classic held at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo.


Valpo Set to Battle Colorado at Omni Hotels Classic

Valparaiso heads to the Rocky Mountains and Boulder, Colo. on Friday evening for the Omni Hotels Classic looking to record its first victory of the season. The Crusaders will face tournament host Colorado in the first round before battling either Wisconsin or Montana State on Saturday night.


Valpo Suffers Setback to Western Illinois

Valparaiso jumped out to a 14-point first half lead, but Western Illinois went on a big run spanning both halves to rally and defeat the Crusaders 67-55 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Longtime Rivals Valpo and Western Illinois Meet for First Time since 2007 on Tuesday

Valparaiso wraps up the pre-Thanksgiving portion of its schedule as well as its first homestand of the season on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders entertain Western Illinois at the ARC. This is the first meeting between the two former Mid-Continent Conference rivals since Valpo joined the Horizon League in 2007.


Rice Spoils Valpo’s Home Opener

Valparaiso cut a 13-point halftime deficit to three late in the game on Sunday afternoon, but Rice hit a pair of big shots and the Owls spoiled the Crusaders’ home opener with a 54-46 win over the Brown and Gold at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Host Rice Sunday in Home Opener

After an eight-day layoff, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Sunday afternoon for the 2011-2012 home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will entertain Conference USA foe Rice in the first of five home games over their next seven contests. Tip time is slated for 12:05 p.m.


Valpo Falls in Overtime at SIUE in Season Opener

Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) hit a three-pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime, but Valparaiso could never take the lead in the extra session on Saturday afternoon as SIU Edwardsville defeated the Crusaders 67-64 at Vadalabene Center in Edwardsville, Ill. in the season opener for each school.


Crusaders Tip Off Season Saturday at SIUE

Valparaiso opens the 2011-2012 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Edwardsville, Ill. to battle SIU Edwardsville. Valpo is looking to carry the momentum from a pair of exhibition victories into the regular season.


Women’s Hoops Inks Three to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signings of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intents to play for the Crusaders. Joining the Crusader program are Abby Dean, Sarah Godwin, and Jessi Wiedemann.


Valpo Downs St. Joe’s to End Exhibition Slate

Valparaiso wrapped up the exhibition portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) 65-62 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Cruises Past Huntington in Exhibition Play

Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in her Valparaiso debut and the Crusaders limited Huntington to just 15.9% shooting from the floor as the Crusaders cruised to a 77-27 exhibition victory on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Hoops Season Set to Begin at Valpo

The 2011-2012 women’s basketball season is set to open at Valparaiso University with the Crusaders looking to climb up the Horizon League standings. Head coach Keith Freeman returns nine letterwinners from last year’s squad and has brought in five new faces for the upcoming season.


Crusader Basketball Hosts Season-Ticket Holder Event, Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge

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.


Adams Named Preseason Second Team as Horizon League Announces Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University’s Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) has been named a preseason Second Team All-Horizon League selection and the Crusaders have been predicted to finish ninth in the conference this season as the league has released its preseason polls.


China: A Look Back with Women's Hoops

When Mallory Ladd was preparing to make the 275-mile move from her home in Evansville, Ind., to the Valparaiso campus for her freshman year, she was also packing for a 7,000 mile trip around world.


Crusaders Seeking Ball Girls for 2011-2012 Season

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is looking for girls age 7-12 to help serve as a ball girl during the 2011-2012 season.


Valpo Women’s Basketball Program to Host 17th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program will host its 17th annual Fall Coaches’ Clinic on September 23-24 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The event will feature three collegiate head coaches as well as the Crusader women’s coaching staff.


Crusaders Show Improvement to Close China Trip

Valparaiso showed a great deal of improvement in its final game in China on Friday, despite falling to Zhejiang Chouzhou 71-61 in Hangzhou.


Valpo Falls to Chinese Professional Team

Valparaiso continued its foreign tour on Thursday evening with its second of three games in Hangzhou, China, falling to Zhejiang Chouzhou 76-51.


Valpo Women Open China Trip Triumphant

Valparaiso's women's basketball team began its foreign tour in China on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 9) with a 110-61 victory over Zhejiang University of Technology in a unique format.


Valpo Announces 2011-2012 Women's Hoops Schedule

Fifteen home games at the Athletics-Recreation Center along with a Thanksgiving weekend tournament at the University of Colorado highlight Valparaiso University's 2011-2011 women's basketball schedule which has been released by head coach Keith Freeman.


Valpo Women's Hoops Launches Blog for China Trip

Fans are invited to follow along as the Valparaiso University women's basketball team begins preparations for its international trip to China with a blog chronicling the adventures from the beginning of the 10 summer practices through the return to the United States following the trip.


Women's Hoops Heading to China in August

Valparaiso University's women's basketball team will be heading to China for 10 days in August as NCAA Division I programs are permitted to take one foreign trip every four years.


Kelly Komara Joins Valpo Women's Basketball Staff

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Kelly Komara as an assistant coach for the Crusader program heading into the 2011-2012 season.


Christy Smith Leaves Valpo's Women's Hoops Staff

Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced Christy Smith has resigned her position as a Crusader assistant coach to take a similar position at Purdue University.


Accepting the Challenge: Boone Visits Haiti a Year After Devastating Earthquake

Former Crusader Katie Boone helped out in Haiti earlier this year as a physician assistant to help with the relief efforts.


Women's Basketball Adds Two Guards

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Charae Richardson and Ieva Jansone to National Letters of Intent, and both will play for the Crusaders in the fall.


Valpo Women Announce Summer Camp Dates

The Valparaiso women's basketball program has announced the dates of two camps which will be held this summer at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Eliminated From Horizon League Tourney by Detroit

Valparaiso led Detroit for the first 28 minutes on Monday evening in the first round of the Horizon League Championship at Calihan Hall, but the Titans went on a 28-8 run midway through the second half and hung on to defeat the Crusaders 57-50 to end the Brown and Gold's 2010-2011 season.


Crusaders Set to Tip Against Detroit in Horizon League Tourney

The second season starts for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the Crusaders begin action in the first round of the Horizon League Championships at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. against the Detroit Titans. The Crusaders and Titans split the two regular season meetings and the winner will advance to the quarterfinals on Wednesday to face Butler.


Valpo's Gerardot Named to Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team

Valparaiso University's Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team as the conference handed out its annual postseason awards on Sunday (March 6).


Valpo Women to Face Detroit to Open Horizon League Championship

Valparaiso's women's basketball team will open the 2011 Horizon League Championship on Monday evening, March 7 at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. as the Crusaders battle Detroit. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CST.


Butler Spoils Crusaders' Senior Day

Valparaiso was within one point of Butler with under nine minutes to play on Saturday afternoon, but the Bulldogs pulled away down the stretch to defeat the Crusaders 58-47 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to spoil Senior Day for the Brown and Gold.


Women's Hoops Hosts Butler Saturday for Senior Day

Valparaiso closes out the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host longtime instate rival Butler at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both teams are battling for seeding in next week's Horizon League Championship and Valpo's three seniors will be honored prior to the game as part of the annual Senior Day festivities.


Milwaukee Nips Valpo Women in Final Seconds

Rashida Ray (Fort Wayne, Ind./Harding H.S.) scored a career-high 21 points for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, but the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hit the game-winning jumper with 4.9 seconds to play to defeat the Crusaders 70-69 at the Klotsche Center.


Valpo Women Set for Final Regular Season Road Contest

Valparaiso closes out the road portion of the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon in Wisconsin as the Crusaders battle Milwaukee. With a victory against the Panthers, the Brown and Gold would remain in the hunt to host a first round Horizon League Tournament game.


#17/13 Green Bay Topples Crusader Women

Two runs early in the game broke the game open on Thursday evening as #17/13 Green Bay defeated Valparaiso 75-48 in front of 2,237 fans at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Women's Hoops Begin Final Road Trip Thursday at #17/13 Green Bay

Valparaiso heads to the state of Wisconsin for its final road trip of the 2010-2011 regular season this weekend. The Crusaders begin the excursion with a Thursday night stop at #17/13 Green Bay, looking to hand the nationally-ranked Phoenix their first Horizon League defeat.


Late UIC Rally Pushes Flames Past Valpo

Valparaiso held the lead heading into the final five minutes on Saturday morning, but UIC finished the game on a 16-7 run to defeat the Crusaders 69-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Look for Fourth Straight Home Win Saturday Versus UIC

Having won three straight home games following a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Thursday night, Valparaiso closes out its brief two-game homestand on Saturday morning entertaining UIC. The game against the Flames is Valpo's annual WBCA Pink Zone game, honoring breast cancer survivors.


Crusaders Finish with Furious Rally to Down Loyola

Trailing by 13 points with just over six minutes to play, Valparaiso closed with a 20-3 run, taking the lead on a lay-in by Skyler Gick (Otterbein, Ind./Benton Central H.S.) with 15 seconds to play, and defeated Loyola (Chicago) 72-68 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Return Home Thursday to Host Loyola

Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening seeking its third straight home win while trying to rebound from a pair of road setbacks last weekend in Ohio. The Crusaders will host Loyola (Chicago) looking to sweep the season series from the Ramblers.


WBCA Pink Zone Game Set for Saturday

Valparaiso's third annual NCAA Pink Zone game will take place this Saturday as the Crusader host UIC at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Tip-off is set for 11:05 a.m. against the Flames.


Valpo Rally Falls Just Short Saturday in Youngstown

Valparaiso rallied from nine points down with just over a minute to play and had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but a three-point attempt rimmed out as the Crusaders fell 79-76 to Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.


Valpo Women Close Ohio Swing Saturday in Youngstown

Valparaiso will conclude its two-game Ohio road trip on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Youngstown State. Valpo will look to bounce back from a six-point loss at Cleveland State in a contest which begins at 3:35 p.m. CST, three-and-a-half hours later than previously scheduled.


Cleveland State Ends Valpo's Women's Win Streak

A 9-2 run late in the second half by Cleveland State proved to be the difference on Thursday evening as the Vikings defeated Valparaiso 57-51 at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio to snap the Crusaders' two-game winning streak.


Saturday's Valpo-YSU Women's Hoops Game Time Moved Back

Saturday's women's basketball game between Valparaiso and Youngstown State at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio has been pushed back to a 3:35 p.m. CST tip-off to accommodate a memorial service for YSU student Jamail Johnson on Saturday morning in the same building.


Crusader Women Return to the Road Thursday in Cleveland

Valparaiso looks to carry the momentum from last weekend's back-to-back victories on to the road Thursday evening as the Crusaders head to Ohio to battle Cleveland State. The Brown and Gold will look for its first three-game winning streak since opening the 2009-2010 season with three straight victories.


Crusader Women Win Second Straight, Down Detroit 57-46

Valparaiso got 29 points from its bench on Saturday afternoon and utilized a 16-0 second half run to defeat Detroit 57-46 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Crusaders' second straight victory.


Crusader Women Close Homestand Saturday Hosting Detroit

After picking up their first home victory of the season on Thursday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders wrap up their four-game homestand on Saturday afternoon entertaining Detroit. Valpo is looking to finish the homestand with a .500 record and win back-to-back games for the first time since winning three straight from November 14-22, 2009.


Valpo Women Down Wright State for First Home Win

Valparaiso used solid defense and rebounding to start the second half of the Horizon League schedule in a positive manner on Thursday evening as the Crusaders defeated Wright State 73-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold's first home victory of the season.


Valpo Women Set Game Time Versus UIC on February 19

Valparaiso University has announced that its February 19 women's basketball game against UIC will tip off at 11:05 a.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Horizon League's Second Half Starts Thursday for Valpo Women

The second half of Horizon League action begins for Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Wright State. Valpo will look to climb the conference standings during the second half of league play, beginning against the Raiders, a team that downed the Crusaders in Dayton, Ohio earlier this year.


#22/16 Green Bay Downs Valpo 69-50 Saturday

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay showed why the Phoenix is ranked #22/16 in the nation on Saturday evening, defeating Valparaiso 69-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the two schools wrapped up the first half of Horizon League action.


Crusader Women Host #22/16 Green Bay Saturday Night

Valparaiso closes out the first half of Horizon League action with a rare Saturday night contest at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will entertain #22/16 Green Bay, the second nationally-ranked foe to visit Valpo this season, in the second of a four-game homestand.


Valpo Downed by Milwaukee to Open Homestand

Valparaiso began its longest homestand of the season on Thursday evening, but was unable to pick up the victory as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 73-61 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Open Four-Game Homestand Thursday

Valparaiso begins its longest homestand of the 2010-2011 season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Milwaukee at the ARC. Valpo is looking to carry over the momentum from last Saturday's road victory at Loyola (Chicago) while trying to pick up its first win at home this season.


Valpo Earns First Horizon League Win Saturday at Loyola

Four players scored in double figures and Valparaiso got several key defensive stops on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders earned their first Horizon League victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 65-58 at the Joseph G. Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Women Return to Chicago to Battle Loyola

Valparaiso takes to the road for the final time before mid-February on Saturday, returning to Chicago to battle Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders will then return to the Athletics-Recreation Center for four straight games, and six of their next eight overall beginning on Thursday night hosting Milwaukee.


UIC Tops Valpo Thursday Evening in Chicago

Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) made five three-pointers for her team-high 15 points but Valparaiso could not overcome a cold shooting night from the floor and fell 63-42 to UIC on Thursday evening at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Women Head to the Windy City Thursday

Valparaiso returns to the road for the fifth time in the last seven games on Thursday evening, taking to the Windy City of Chicago to battle the UIC Flames. The UIC Pavilion was the site of the Crusaders' last Horizon League victory, closing the 2009-2010 season.


Second Half the Difference as Valpo Falls to Cleveland State

Valparaiso played solid defense and hit several timely shots in the first half, but Cleveland State rallied early in the second to defeat the Crusaders 68-58 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Cleveland State Visits the ARC Saturday to Face Valpo Women

It is a short turnaround for Valparaiso as the Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to host Cleveland State at the ARC. Valpo is looking to bounce back from a six-point defeat at the hands of Youngstown State on Thursday evening while wrapping up this brief two-game homestand.


Valpo Falls to Youngstown State at Home Thursday

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 20 points for the fifth time this season, but was the lone Crusader in double figures on Thursday night as Valparaiso dropped a 61-55 decision to Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Return Home for First Time in 2011 on Thursday

After spending more than three weeks away from the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso returns home on Thursday evening to host Youngstown State in a Horizon League battle. The Crusaders will play six of their next eight games at home, and are looking to pick up their first conference victory of the season.


Valpo Women End Road Trip with Loss at Wright State

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half, but a 14-0 run by Wright State midway through the final 20 minutes broke the game open as the Raiders defeated the Crusaders 90-67 at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday afternoon.


Crusader Women Close Road Trip Saturday at Wright State

Valparaiso closes out its longest road trip of the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders head to the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio to battle Wright State. The Crusaders are looking to bounce back from a Thursday night loss at Detroit and pick up their first Horizon League victory of the season.


Road Not Kind to Valpo Thursday Evening in Detroit

Valparaiso fell behind by double figures just five minutes into the game on Thursday evening and could never recover, dropping a 68-52 Horizon League battle to the University of Detroit Mercy at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.


Valpo Women Continue Road Trip Thursday at Detroit

Valparaiso continues is longest road trip of the season on Thursday evening when the Crusaders visit Calihan Hall to take on the Titans of Detroit. The Crusaders are looking to rebound from their setback at Butler on Sunday in the Horizon League opener while trying to pick up their first win during the 2011 calendar year.


Valpo Falls at Butler in Horizon League Opener

Four lengthy scoring droughts by Valparaiso proved to be the difference on Sunday afternoon as Butler defeated the Crusaders 61-49 at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. in the Horizon League opener for both schools.


Valpo Women Open Horizon League Play Sunday at Butler

Valparaiso rings in 2011 on Sunday afternoon opening Horizon League play when the Crusaders travel down to Indianapolis, Ind. to battle longtime rival Butler at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Crusaders are looking to build off of their road win at Eastern Illinois on Thursday evening to close out the non-conference portion of the schedule.


Crusader Women Close 2010 with Win at Eastern Illinois

Valparaiso closed out the non-conference portion of the schedule on Thursday evening with a 65-58 road victory over defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena in Charleston, Ill.


Valpo Athletics, Opportunity Enterprises Partner For Ticket Promotion

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.


Crusader Women Close Non-Conference Action Thursday

After a 10-day layoff for the Christmas holiday, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Thursday evening to close out non-conference action in Charleston, Ill. against Eastern Illinois. The contest against the Panthers begins a season-long four-game road trip heading into the 2011 calendar year.


Nationally-Ranked Notre Dame Downs Valpo Monday

Notre Dame made 14 of its first 16 shots from the floor and proved to be too much for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the #17/16 Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 94-43 in front of 1,877 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Closes Homestand Hosting #17/16 Notre Dame Monday

Valparaiso will wrap up its three-game homestand on Monday evening with its final game before the Christmas holiday when the Crusaders host #17/16 Notre Dame at the ARC. Monday's game is also Pack the House night, with the first 500 fans receiving a free Valpo beanie hat.


Chicago State Rallies to Top Valpo Women

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) registered a double-double and Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) added 16 points, but Chicago State place four players in double figures as the Cougars topped Valparaiso 72-67 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Returns from Finals to Host Chicago State

After a week off for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to host Chicago State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders are in the midst of a three-game homestand which will conclude on Monday night against #17/16 Notre Dame.


Valpo Downed at Home by Pitt Saturday

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) was the lone Crusader to score in double figures on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso dropped an 86-51 contest to Pittsburgh at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Set to Host Pitt Saturday

Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to begin a three-game homestand leading into the Christmas holiday. The Crusaders will host Pittsburgh, their third Big East opponent of the season before taking a week off for final exams.


Valpo Women Look to “Pack the ARC” for Notre Dame on Dec. 20

The Valparaiso University women's basketball game on Dec. 20 against Notre Dame has been selected as part of the NCAA's “Pack the House Challenge”, an ongoing nationwide women's basketball attendance competition taking place throughout the season.


Valpo's Late Rally Comes Up Just Short

Valparaiso rallied from 20 points down with seven minutes to play and closed within four in the final minute, but IPFW made four free throws in the final 22.5 seconds to secure a 73-65 victory over the Crusaders on Wednesday evening at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Valpo Women Return to the Hardwood Wednesday at IPFW

Valparaiso wraps up its three-game road trip on Wednesday evening taking the short trip down U.S. 30 to Fort Wayne to battle the Mastodons of IPFW at the Memorial Coliseum. This will be the third of five Indiana schools the Crusaders will face this season, as the Brown and Gold look for their first win of the year on an opponents' home court.


Overtime Triumph Gives Freeman 400th Career Victory

It took an extra five minutes of basketball on Saturday afternoon, but it was worth it in the end for Valparaiso head coach Keith Freeman as he earned his 400th career win coaching women's basketball as the Crusaders defeated Coastal Carolina 59-54 in overtime in the consolation game of the Aces Classic held at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind.


Valpo Women Look to Bounce Back Saturday

It's a short 15-hour turnaround for Valparaiso after suffering a last second 69-67 loss at Evansville. The Crusaders return to the floor at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to face Coastal Carolina in the consolation game of the Aces Classic.


Evansville Nips Valpo Women in Final Seconds

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) drained a three-pointer with 22.6 seconds remaining to tie the game for Valparaiso on Friday evening, but Evansville's Briyana Blair scored the game-winning basket with 1.1 seconds to play as the Purple Aces defeated the Crusaders 69-67 at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind. in the opening round of the Aces Classic.


Valpo Women Head to Aces Classic on Friday

After completing its first homestand of the season, Valparaiso returns to the road this weekend as the Crusaders travel to Evansville, Ind. for the Heritage Federal Credit Union Aces Classic. Valpo will battle the host Purple Aces of Evansville on Friday evening before facing Coastal Carolina or Central Michigan in Saturday's championship or consolation game.


Crusaders End Homestand Falling to Cincinnati on Sunday

For 20 minutes Valparaiso hung with Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon. However, for the Crusaders, it happened to be the second half after a cold shooting first stanza as the Bearcats defeated Valpo 65-51 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women to host Cincinnati Sunday Afternoon

Valparaiso returns from Thanksgiving to wrap up its brief two-game homestand on Sunday afternoon when the Crusaders entertain Cincinnati at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Bearcats are the first of three Big East opponents that are scheduled to visit the ARC this season.


Ball State Spoils Valpo's Home Opener

Valparaiso returned to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time this season on Wednesday evening, but Ball State spoiled the homecoming, defeating the Crusaders 66-52.


Women's Hoops Entertains Ball State Wednesday in Home Opener

After opening the 2010-2011 season with three games on the road, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening for their home opener entertaining instate rival Ball State.


Valpo Falls 74-58 to Lamar Saturday Afternoon

An 11-0 run late in the second half broke the game open on Saturday afternoon as Lamar upended Valparaiso 74-58 in the Crusaders' final game of the Preseason WNIT held in Beaumont, Texas.


Crusader Women Look for Second Straight Win Saturday at Lamar

It will be a quick turnaround for Valparaiso after posting its first victory of the season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to face host Lamar in the Preseason WNIT.


Valpo Defeats Austin Peay 72-57 in WNIT Play

Led by 20 points from Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) and 16 more from Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.), Valparaiso earned its first victory of the season on Friday evening, defeating Austin Peay 72-57 in the consolation round of the Preseason WNIT held in Beaumont, Texas.


Valpo Set to Face Austin Peay in WNIT Action

Valparaiso returns to the hardwood in Preseason WNIT action on Friday evening as the Crusaders travel to Beaumont, Texas for consolation round action. The Brown and Gold will take on Austin Peay on the campus of Lamar University.


Valpo Women Head to Lamar to Continue WNIT Play

Valparaiso's women's basketball team has found out they will travel to Beaumont, Texas on Friday and Saturday for the consolation rounds of the Preseason WNIT. The Crusaders will face Austin Peay at 5 p.m. on Friday in the first game of the weekend at the Montagne Center on the campus of Lamar University.


DePaul Downs Valpo in WNIT Season Opener

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) led Valparaiso with 15 points and two freshmen added 10 points a piece but DePaul used its speed and athleticism to defeat the Crusaders 84-53 on Friday evening in the first round of the Preseason WNIT and season opener for both schools at McGrath Arena in Chicago, Ill.


Freeman Signs Three to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that three student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2011. Joining the Valpo basketball program are Jessica Carr, Mallory Ladd, and Shaquira Scott.


Crusader Women Tip Off Season Friday in WNIT at DePaul

Valparaiso opens the 40th season of women's basketball on Friday even as the Crusaders head to the Windy City to battle DePaul in the opening game of the 2010 Preseason WNIT.


Valpo Women Close Exhibition Play with 20-Point Win over Lewis

Freshman Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) tallied a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso closed its exhibition play with a 64-44 victory over Lewis at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Open Exhibition Play with Convincing Win over Grace

Valparaiso scored the first 12 points of the game on Tuesday evening and never looked back, on its way to a 70-46 victory over Grace at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the first exhibition game of the season for the Crusaders.


Women's Hoops Season Set to Tip-off

As the 2010-2011 women's basketball season tips off at Valparaiso University, the Crusaders will have a new youthful look to this year's squad. Head coach Keith Freeman brought in six new faces to campus this year and will look for them to blend with eight returnees.


Valpo Picked Ninth in Horizon League Women's Hoops

Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in ninth place in the league's 2010-2011 preseason women's basketball poll according to the voting done by the conference's head coaches, the league's sports information directors, and selected media members.


Fans Introduced to Crusader Hoops Squads During Valpo Hoops Night

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.


Group Tickets On Sale Monday Morning

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.


Hoops Mania Set for October 16

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.


Season and Individual Tickets on Sale for Crusader Women's Hoops

Season tickets and individual tickets, as well as the Crusader Plan mini-package, are now on sale for Valparaiso University's upcoming women's basketball season. The Crusaders home slate includes 14 regular season games as well as a pair of exhibition games at the Athletics-Recreation Center, including Big East Conference foes Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati.


Steve Helm Named Assistant Coach for Valpo Women's Hoops

Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Steve Helm as an assistant coach for the Crusader women's program.


Four Big East Teams Headline Crusader Women's Hoops Slate

Four Big East opponents, including three that will be visiting the Athletics-Recreation Center, highlight Valparaiso University's 2010-2011 women's basketball schedule which was released on Thursday by head coach Keith Freeman.


Abby Scharlow Resigns as Assistant Basketball Coach at Valpo

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Abby Scharlow has submitted her resignation as assistant coach to take a similar position at Florida Gulf Coast University.


Valpo Women to Battle DePaul in WNIT This Fall

Valparaiso will open the 2010-2011 women's basketball season on Friday evening, November 12, as the Crusaders face DePaul out of the Big East in the first round of the Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament in Chicago, Ill.


Timmerman Inks NLI to Play Hoops at Valpo

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Ashley Timmerman has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning the fall.


Valpo Women's Basketball Program to Host 16th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University women's basketball program will host its 16th annual Fall Coaches' Clinic on September 24-25 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The event will feature four collegiate head coaches as well as the Crusader women's coaching staff.


Team and Individual Honors Handed Out at Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet

The players were recognized and awards were handed out on Saturday afternoon at the annual Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet held at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held May 1

The Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 1 in the Charles Room at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Valpo Women to Hold Three 2010 Summer Basketball Camps

The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding three summer camps for girls this June.


Valpo Season Ends with Loss to Milwaukee in Horizon League Tournament

Valparaiso saw its 2009-2010 women's basketball season come to a close on Monday evening as the Crusaders suffered a 71-57 setback against Milwaukee in the first round of the Speedway Horizon League Championship held at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Set for Tournament Action Monday Night

Postseason play begins on Monday evening for the #8 seed Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold host the #9 seed Milwaukee Panthers at the ARC. Valpo earned the home game on the final day of the regular season with a victory over UIC and now looks for its first win ever in the Speedway Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship.


Valpo Women to Host Milwaukee in Tournament Action Monday

Eighth-seeded Valparaiso will play host to ninth-seeded Milwaukee at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Speedway Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship.


Valpo Closes Regular Season with Win at UIC

Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) and Raegan Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard H.S.) each tallied career highs on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso closed out the 2009-2010 regular season with an 88-77 victory over UIC at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Women Close Regular Season Saturday at UIC

Valparaiso wraps up the 2009-2010 regular season on Saturday afternoon in the Windy City as the Crusaders battle UIC. The Brown and Gold still have a chance to host a first round Horizon League Tournament game on Monday evening with a win and some help.


Loyola Derails Valpo's Rally in Closing Seconds

Valparaiso fought back from an 11-point second half deficit and had a lead late, but Katie Kortekamp's three-pointer with 8.9 seconds remaining gave Loyola (Chicago) a 62-61 victory over the Crusaders on Thursday night at the Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Begins Final Weekend at Loyola (Chicago)

Valparaiso begins its final road trip of the 2009-2010 regular season on Thursday evening when the Crusaders travel to the Windy City to battle Loyola (Chicago). Valpo's final two games of the regular season will have a large impact in the Crusaders' seed in the Horizon League Championships, which begin on Monday.


Valpo Celebrates Senior Day Victory over Milwaukee

Led by a balanced scoring attack which saw five Crusaders score in double figures, Valparaiso closed out the home portion of the regular season on Saturday afternoon with a 70-58 victory over Milwaukee on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Host Milwaukee on Senior Day Saturday

The 2009-2010 regular season home schedule comes to an end on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso hosts Milwaukee. Both teams are jockeying for position in the upcoming Horizon League Championships, and the Senior Day outcome may go a long way in determining who will be playing a home game in the first round of tournament play.


First Place Green Bay Tops Valpo

A 21-2 run midway through the first half opened up the game on Thursday evening as Green Bay went on to defeat Valparaiso 69-44 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Begin Final Homestand Thursday Hosting Green Bay

Valparaiso begins its final homestand of the 2009-2010 regular season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Green Bay. Valpo is looking to rebound from a pair of road losses last weekend while the Phoenix enter the contest winners of four straight and six of their last seven overall.


Detroit Defeats Crusader Women Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso could not recover from a 15-point halftime deficit on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 67-49 Horizon League decision to Detroit at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.


Valpo Women Battle First Place Detroit Saturday

Valparaiso wraps up its weekend road trip on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders travel to the Motor City to battle Detroit. Valpo is looking to bounce back following Thursday's setback in which the Crusaders rallied from 17 points down to close within one before falling to Wright State.


Valpo's Late Comeback Falls Just Short

Valparaiso rallied from 17 points down with 8:46 to play, cutting the deficit to one in the final minute, but could not complete the comeback, falling to Wright State 54-51 on Thursday evening at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.


Valpo Women Take to the Road Thursday Heading to Wright State

Coming off of a large, record-setting victory on Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso looks to continue its momentum on Thursday evening in Dayton, Ohio as the Crusaders battle Wright State. Both schools are jockeying for position over the next three weeks for the upcoming Horizon League Championships.


Valpo Posts Record-Setting Win against Youngstown State

Allowing the fewest points in school history, Valparaiso cruised to an 80-28 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, posting the largest margin of victory for a Crusader team in 32 years.


Women's Basketball Thinking Pink Saturday against Youngstown State

Valparaiso wraps up its three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon with its annual Pink Zone game. The Crusaders host Youngstown State as part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) initiative to raise awareness for breast cancer.


Valpo Suffers Setback to Cleveland State

Despite being within three points at intermission, Valparaiso dropped an 82-59 decision to Cleveland State on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Hoops Continues Homestand Thursday Night

Valparaiso continues its three-game homestand on Thursday evening as the Crusaders welcome Cleveland State to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both teams are looking to position themselves in the Horizon League standings for the upcoming postseason tournament.


Butler Tops Valpo 66-52 Saturday Night

Raegan Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard H.S.) came off the bench to score 15 points for Valparaiso on Saturday night, but it was not enough as Butler defeated the Crusaders 66-52 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Hosts Instate Rival Butler Saturday Night

Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center to begin the second half of Horizon League action with a three-game homestand beginning on Saturday night as the Crusaders host instate rival Butler. The Brown and Gold will play five of their next seven games at the ARC.


Lynda (Kukla) Pinnow Headed into Valpo's Hall of Fame

One of the top outside shooters ever to play basketball at Valpo, Lynda (Kukla) Pinnow will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo's Hall of Fame to Induct Amber Schober on Saturday

Amber Schober ranks as one of the top all-around players ever on the hardwood for the Crusaders, and on Saturday afternoon will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Second Half Run Pushes #24/22 Green Bay Past Valpo

Valparaiso hung with #24/22 Green Bay for the first 25 minutes on Saturday afternoon before the Phoenix went on a 24-2 run midway through the second half to defeat the Crusaders 78-54 in front of 3,039 fans at the Kress Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Valpo Women Reach Halfway Mark of League Play Saturday

Valparaiso wraps up the first half of the Horizon League slate on Saturday afternoon while also concluding its current road trip in Wisconsin when the Crusaders battle #24/22 Green Bay. This will be Valpo's third game this year against a top-25 opponent.


Valpo Women Drop Road Game at Milwaukee

Despite double-doubles from Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) and Kelly Watts (Gary, Ind./East Chicago Central H.S.), Valpo came up short against Milwaukee 54-48 on Thursday evening at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


Valpo Women Head to Milwaukee Thursday for Horizon League Action

After a victory over Wright State on Saturday, Valparaiso heads to the Badger State for a pair of games this week, beginning on Thursday evening when the Crusaders battle Milwaukee. Valpo and the Panthers are tied in the Horizon League standings heading into the contest.


Adams' 22 Points Shoot Valpo Past Wright State

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) tied a career-high with six three-pointers on her way to 22 points on Saturday afternoon, leading Valparaiso to a 59-52 victory over Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Hoops Returns to the Hardwood on Saturday Hosting Wright State

Valparaiso looks to bounce back from its tough overtime setback on Thursday night when the Crusaders return to the floor on Saturday afternoon to host Wright State. The game is Valpo's final home contest during the first half of Horizon League play.


Valpo Suffers Overtime Setback to Detroit

Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) scored a season-high 24 points and pulled down nine rebounds while Kelly Watts (Gary, Ind./East Chicago Central H.S.) added a season-high 14 points and nine boards, but it was not quite enough on Thursday evening as Valparaiso was defeated by Detroit 72-70 in overtime at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Return Home to Host Detroit Thursday

After playing 10 of their last 13 games away from home, Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening to face second place Detroit in Horizon League action. Five of the Crusaders' next seven contests will take place at the ARC as Valpo nears the midway point in the conference slate.


Valpo Suffers Narrow Defeat at Cleveland State

Raegan Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard H.S.) scored a career-high 20 points to pace four Crusaders in double figures, but Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 71-68 decision against Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.


Valpo Women Close Road Trip Saturday in Cleveland

Winners of two of their last three games overall, the Valparaiso Crusaders wrap up their three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon when the Brown and Gold travel to Cleveland to battle the Vikings of Cleveland State.


Big Run Spurs Valpo to First Road Win

A 25-4 run spanning both halves helped Valparaiso rally from a early 13-point deficit to defeat Youngstown State 66-41 on Thursday evening at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio for the Crusaders' first road victory during the 2009-2010 campaign.


Valpo Women Head to Ohio to Face Youngstown State

Valparaiso heads east to Ohio for a pair of games beginning on Thursday evening when the Crusaders face Youngstown State. Valpo is looking for its first road win of the year in the middle game of its three-game road trip.


Valpo Downed at Butler 57-43

Kelly Watts (Gary, Ind./East Chicago Central H.S.) scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) added a career-high 10 points for Valparaiso, but it was not enough as the Crusaders fell on the road 57-43 at Butler on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.


Valpo Women Set to Battle Instate Rival Butler Saturday

Valparaiso takes to the road on Saturday afternoon to begin a three-game trip beginning in Indianapolis, Ind. against instate rival Butler. The Crusaders are looking for their first road victory of the season after registering their first Horizon League victory of the year on Monday night.


Valpo Picks Up First Horizon League Victory

Matching the sixth fewest points allowed in school history, Valparaiso registered its first Horizon League victory of the season on Monday evening, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 48-39 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Wrap Up Brief Homestand Monday Hosting Loyola (Chicago)

Valparaiso wraps up its brief two-game homestand against Windy City schools on Monday evening as the Brown and Gold entertain Loyola (Chicago) in Horizon League action. The Crusaders will not return to the Athletics-Recreation Center again until January 21 following the tilt with the Ramblers.


Adams' 16 Not Enough as Valpo Drops Horizon League Opener

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 16 points, had seven rebounds, and added three steals, but it was not enough as UIC earned a 60-51 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon in the Horizon League opener for both schools at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Open Horizon League Play Hosting UIC Saturday

Valparaiso opens the new year on Saturday afternoon returning home to the ARC for the first time in nearly a month as the Crusaders host UIC. This marks the beginning of the 18-game Horizon League slate for the Brown and Gold, with the Brown and Gold also beginning a brief two-game homestand.


Valpo Falls to Wake Forest in Non-Conference Finale

A 15-0 run by Wake Forest late in the first half proved to be the difference on Wednesday evening as the Demon Deacons captured the consolation game of the San Diego Surf ‘n Slam with a 52-34 victory over Valparaiso in San Diego, Calif.


Valpo Closes 2009 Facing Wake Forest at Surf 'n Slam

Valparaiso closes out the non-conference portion of the schedule as well as the 2009 calendar year on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders face Wake Forest in the consolation game of the San Diego Surf ‘n Slam. This will be Valpo's fifth straight game against teams from power conferences.


Valpo Comes Up One Point Short Against Auburn

A game-tying free throw with 0.2 seconds remaining rolled out late on Monday evening as Valparaiso just missed upsetting defending Southeastern Conference champion Auburn in the first round of the Surf ‘n Slam Tournament held in San Diego, Calif.


Valpo's Varner Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after her career effort at Cincinnati last Monday night.


Valpo Heads to Southern California to Battle Auburn in Surf 'n Slam

Valparaiso heads to sunny California for the San Diego Surf ‘n Slam Tournament beginning on Monday evening as the Crusaders take on Auburn in the opening round. Tournament host San Diego State and Wake Forest round out the tournament field.


Valpo Downed 62-50 at Cincinnati

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) scored a career-high 23 points, including five three-pointers, but Cincinnati finished the game on a 25-9 run as the Bearcats defeated the Crusaders 62-50 on Monday evening in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Valpo Heads to Cincinnati to Battle the Bearcats Monday

After a nine-day layoff for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood for the final time before Christmas on Monday evening as the Crusaders head to Cincinnati to face the Bearcats. The game wraps up a three-game road swing against Big East foes for the Crusaders.


#3/4 Notre Dame Too Much for Valpo

Valparaiso fell behind early on Saturday afternoon and was never able to recover as #3/4 Notre Dame defeated the Crusaders 88-47 at Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, Ind.


Valpo Continues Road Swing Saturday at #3/4 Notre Dame

For the second time in five days Valparaiso will take to the hardwood against a top-15 program on Saturday afternoon when the Brown and Gold visits #3/4 Notre Dame. The Crusaders will be playing their second of three straight games against Big East foes as well as the second game of a five-game road trip to wrap up the 2009 calendar year.


Adams' 18 Not Enough as Valpo Falls at #15 Pittsburgh

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 18 points, including 15 in the second half, but it was not enough for Valparaiso on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders fell 77-52 at #15/15 Pittsburgh to begin a five-game road trip, including three straight against Big East foes.


Valpo Begins Stretch of Nationally-Ranked Foes Heading to Pitt Tuesday

Valparaiso begins the first of three straight games against teams from the Big East Conference on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders head to Pennsylvania to battle #19/20 Pittsburgh. The Crusaders are looking to snap a three-game losing skid while taking on the unbeaten Panthers.


Crusaders Lose Heart-Breaker to Central Michigan

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) tied the game on a three-pointer with just five seconds remaining Saturday afternoon, but the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas connected on a pair of free throws with 1.5 seconds left to upend Valparaiso 70-68 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Returns Home to Host Central Michigan Saturday

Valparaiso returns to the ARC on Saturday afternoon for the final home game of the 2009 calendar year as the Crusaders host Central Michigan. Valpo is looking to remain perfect at home this season while also trying to snap a two-game losing skid.


Valpo Falls on the Road at Chicago State

Valparaiso dropped its second straight game on the road Wednesday evening, falling 62-54 to Chicago State in Chicago, Ill.


Crusader Women Visit the Windy City Wednesday

After an eight-day layoff for Thanksgiving, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Wednesday evening in the Windy City as the Crusaders battle Chicago State. Valpo is looking to continue the best start in program history.


Crusaders Suffer Season's First Setback Tuesday at Ball State

Valparaiso cut a 16-point second half deficit to five on Tuesday evening, but ran out of time to complete the comeback, dropping its first game of the season 71-64 to Ball State at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.


Valpo Takes to the Road to Battle Instate Foe Ball State

Off to the best start in school history, Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time in 2009-2010 on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders battle instate rival Ball State.


Valpo's Kenney Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.


Crusaders Down Colorado State for Best Start in School History

Double-doubles by Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) helped Valparaiso overcome a nine-point second half deficit and defeat Colorado State 68-58 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Crusaders improve to 3-0 for the first time in school history.


Valpo Closes Homestand Hosting Colorado State Sunday

Valparaiso wraps up its three-game season-opening homestand on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders host Mountain West Conference foe Colorado State at the ARC. Following back-to-back wins, the Brown and Gold is looking to start the year 3-0 for the first time in program history.


Kenney's Double-Double Leads Valpo to First 2-0 Start in Division I Era

Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) tallied her fourth career double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds while Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) also scored 21 points as Valparaiso started the season 2-0 for the first time since the 1985-1986 season with a 64-55 victory over Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Wednesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Continues Homestand Wednesday Hosting SIU Edwardsville

After starting the year with a convincing 29-point victory, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Wednesday evening to face SIU Edwardsville in game two of the season-opening three-game homestand at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Cruise to Season-Opening Victory

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) tallied career highs with 20 points and six steals to lead four Crusaders in double figures as Valparaiso coasted to an 86-57 victory over Indiana Tech in the 2009-2010 season opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday night.


Help Hilltop and Save at Valpo Hoops Games

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.


Valpo Women Tip-off Season #39 Saturday Evening

Valparaiso will tip off the 39th season of women's basketball on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Indiana Tech. The contest begins a three-game homestand for the Brown and Gold to begin the season, matching the longest stretch Valpo will be at home all season.


Crusaders Ink Four Hoosiers to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced that four Indiana players have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball for the Crusaders beginning in the 2010-2011 season. Joining the Valpo program are Maegan Callaway, Tabitha Gerardot, Liz Horton, and Stefanie Lang.


Valpo Rolls to Exhibition Win over Indiana Wesleyan

Valparaiso shot 60% from the floor and 78.6% from three-point range while forcing 22 Indiana Wesleyan turnovers defensively as the Crusaders wrapped up exhibition play on Monday evening rolling to an 87-46 victory over the Wildcats.


Late Rally Comes Up Short as Valpo Women Drop Exhibition Opener

Valparaiso cut a 19-point deficit down to three with less than three minutes to play, but could not climb all the way back on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped their exhibition opener to Indianapolis 67-56 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Set to Tip 2009-10 Hoops Season

When the Valparaiso University women's basketball team takes to the hardwood in 2009-2010, head coach Keith Freeman's squad will be looking to replace more than 65% of its scoring from a year ago. A balanced roster of eight letterwinners, including two starters, and five newcomers make up the Crusader roster which will look to improve upon last season's 16-14 record overall and 10-8 Horizon League mark which saw the Crusaders finish in fourth place in the conference.


Valpo's Kenney Named to Preseason Second Team

Valparaiso University's Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League's Preseason Second Team the conference announced this afternoon.


Valpo Picked to Sixth in Horizon League Women's Hoops Poll

Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in sixth place in the league's 2009-2010 preseason women's basketball poll according to the voting done by the other conference head coaches, the league's sports information directors, and selected media members.


Crusader Alum Hochstetler Playing Overseas

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler is playing professional basketball in the Netherlands this season. She signed in August with Challenge Sports Binnenland Rotterdam, a team that was the national cup finalist in 2009 and ranked 7th in last season's conference play.


Valpo Hoops Mania to Be Held Friday, October 23

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.


Women's Hoops Announces Schedule Change, Cincinnati Added to 2009-10 Slate

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced a schedule change for the 2009-10 season, with the addition of a game at Cincinnati on December 21 which replaces a home contest with UAB that had been slated for December 19.


Follow Valpo Women's Hoops on Facebook

Head coach Keith Freeman's squad is now on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the inside happenings of the program by becoming a friend of the program!


Hoops Season Tickets Now On Sale with New Simpler Process

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.


Valpo Women's Basketball Program to Host 15th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University women's basketball program will host its 15th annual Fall Coaches' Clinic on September 25-26 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The event will feature three collegiate coaches as well as the Crusader women's coaching staff.


Valpo Inks Raegan Moore to NLI

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Raegan Moore to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall.


Valpo Inks Raegan Moore to NLI

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Raegan Moore to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall.


Valpo Women Set Challenging Schedule in 2009-2010

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the Crusaders' 2009-2010 schedule which includes many as seven games against teams that were in the NCAA Tournament this past year as well as three other games against teams from major conferences.


Valpo Women Set Challenging Schedule in 2009-2010

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the Crusaders' 2009-2010 schedule which includes many as seven games against teams that were in the NCAA Tournament this past year as well as three other games against teams from major conferences.


Hochstetler and Kulaga Earn All-Academic Team Honors

Valparaiso University senior guards Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) and Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) have each been voted to the Horizon League's All-Academic Team.


Valpo Hands Out Team Awards on Basketball Banquet

Players were recognized and team awards were handed out at the annual Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet held Sunday evening at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Valpo Signs Gina Lange to National Letter of Intent

Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced that Gina Lange has signed a National Letter of intent to play basketball for the Crusaders beginning this fall.


Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held April 26

The Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 26 in the Charles Room at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Kulaga Earns Second Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honor

For the second time this season, Valparaiso University's Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League's Scholar-Athlete of the Week.


Valparaiso Wins the NCAA/Horizon League “Pack the House” Challenge

Valparaiso University was one of 32 winners in the NCAA Division I “Pack the House” Challenge, winning the competition among Horizon League schools.


Valpo's Hochstetler Earns Scholar-Athlete of the Month Honors

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for February.


Valpo Women to Hold 2009 Summer Basketball Camps

The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding four summer camps for girls this June and July.


Turnovers and Rebounding Costly in Tournament Loss to Wright State

Valparaiso committed 23 turnovers and gave up 18 offensive rebounds, 13 in the second half, and saw its season come to a close on Wednesday evening, falling 64-59 to Wright State in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Championships at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women to Host Wright State Wednesday in Horizon League Quarters

Valparaiso begins the postseason on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders play host to Wright State at the ARC in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Championships. Valpo, the fourth seed, and Wright State, the fifth seed, are meeting for the third time this year, with each school defending its home court during the regular season.


Hochstetler Earns First Team All-Horizon League Honors; Kenney Named to All-Newcomer Team

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League's First Team while Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) garnered All-Newcomer Team honors as the conference announced the year end award winners on Sunday evening.


Cold Shooting Crusaders Fall at Youngstown State

Valparaiso shot just 23.2% from the floor on Saturday afternoon, including 2-of-20 (10%) from three-point range, falling to Youngstown State 54-38 at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio to close out the regular season.


Crusaders Close Regular Season Saturday at Youngstown State

Valparaiso wraps up the 2008-2009 regular season on Saturday afternoon with a matinee against Youngstown State. The Crusaders, winners of six of their last eight, will be looking for their third straight victory heading into next week's Speedway Horizon League Championship.


Tickets on Sale for Wednesday's Horizon League Quarterfinal

Tickets are now on sale at the Valparaiso University Athletic Ticket Office for Valparaiso's Wednesday women's basketball quarterfinal of the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Championships.


Kulaga Dials In from Long Range as Valpo Earns Home Quarterfinal Berth

Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) made a career-high seven three-pointers on nine attempts, and finished with 23 points, as Valparaiso secured a home quarterfinal in next week's Horizon League Tournament with a 70-52 victory over Cleveland State on Thursday evening in Cleveland, Ohio.


Crusader Women Begin Final Road Trip Thursday at Cleveland State

Valparaiso takes to the road for the final two games of the regular season, beginning on Thursday evening with a key Horizon League battle at Cleveland State. The Crusaders are looking to hold on to the fourth spot in the conference standings to solidify a home game in the quarterfinals of the league tournament which begins next week.


Kenney Leads Valpo Past Milwaukee on Crusaders' Senior Day

Junior Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) made Senior Day a special one for the four graduating members of the Valparaiso basketball team on Saturday afternoon, scoring 21 of her career-high 26 points in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Milwaukee 67-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to remain in fourth place in the Horizon League standings heading into the final weekend of play.


Valpo Women Host Milwaukee Saturday on Senior Day at the ARC

Valparaiso will wrap up the home portion of the 2008-2009 regular season on Saturday afternoon for a Senior Day contest against Milwaukee at the ARC. The Crusaders will honor the four members of their senior class prior to tip-off of the key game in the battle for seeding for the upcoming Horizon League Tournament.


Valpo Battles Horizon League Champs to Final Minute

Valparaiso tied the top team in the Horizon League with 3:30 to play, but was unable to forge ahead in the game's final minutes, dropping a 68-60 contest to Green Bay on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Hosts Green Bay Thursday Evening

Winners of four of their last five games, including a 10-point victory over second place Butler on Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso Crusaders continue their homestand on Thursday evening entertaining first place Green Bay at the ARC. Valpo will be looking to end the Phoenix 15-game winning streak. Tip-off is 5:30 p.m. and is part of a doubleheader with the men's team.


Valpo Women Upend Butler 75-65

Valparaiso shot better than 60% from the floor in the first half and 52% for the game on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders atoned for a earlier 33-point loss to Butler in Indianapolis by defeating the Bulldogs 75-65 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women to Host Butler Saturday in "WBCA Pink Zone" Game

Valparaiso continues its final homestand of the season on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders battle instate rival Butler at the ARC in a “WBCA Pink Zone” game. The Crusaders are looking to carry the momentum over from Tuesday's non-conference win against Chicago State while the Bulldogs have won four straight and 12 of their last 14 games overall.


Stephanie (Greer) McCalment Among Class of 2009 to be Inducted into Valpo's Hall of Fame on February 28

One of the first standouts on the hardwood for Valparaiso University, Stephanie (Greer) McCalment is one of the top all-around threats ever to put on a Brown and Gold uniform, and on February 28, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Hochstetler Twins Help Valpo Shoot Down Chicago State

Leah Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) scored a career-high 23 points, making seven three-point field goals while twin sister Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) recorded a double-double with 11 points and a career-high 11 assists to lead Valparaiso to a 69-60 non-conference victory over Chicago State on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Saturday's Women's Game is a “WBCA Pink Zone” Game

On Saturday, February 21 the Valparaiso University women's basketball team will host the Butler University at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 1:35 p.m. The women's basketball program has designated this game as their "WBCA Pink Zone" game. "WBCA Pink Zone" is an initiative created by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.


Valpo Hosts Chicago State Tuesday in Non-Conference Finale

Valparaiso will begin its final four-game homestand of the season on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders step out of conference for the final time in 2008-2009 to host Chicago State. The Crusaders will be looking to build momentum as they begin the final three weeks of the regular season in a competitive Horizon League race.


Valpo Struggles on Road Falling at UIC

Jessie Miller scored 16 of her 20 points in the second half and UIC held Valparaiso to just 32.7% shooting for the game as the Flames defeated the Crusaders 61-50 on Saturday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.


Crusader Women Head to UIC Saturday for Key Valentine's Day Tilt

After moving into fourth place in the Horizon League standings following a 25-point victory over Loyola (Chicago) on Thursday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Windy City on Saturday night for a Valentine's Day game against UIC. The two schools have identical 12-10 records overall and are separated by just one-half game in the Horizon League standings.


Valpo Dials Long Distance While Cruising to Win at Loyola

Valparaiso made a season-high 13 three-pointers, including 11 in the first half, on the way to an 85-60 victory over Loyola (Chicago) on Thursday evening at the Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.


Valpo Heads to the Windy City Thursday to Face Loyola

Valparaiso heads to the Windy City of Chicago on Thursday evening to begin a two-game road trip at Loyola. The Crusaders are coming off of a six-point victory against Wright State on Sunday afternoon, and will look to maintain momentum heading into the final month of the regular season. Valpo remains in a tie for fifth in the Horizon League standings, but is just a game out of the third spot.


Valpo Holds Off Wright State to Earn Home Win

Valparaiso held off a second half rally by Wright State on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders saw the Raiders erase their 10-point lead, but held on to post a 64-58 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Looks to Bounce Back Sunday against Wright State

Valparaiso takes to the court for a Sunday afternoon matinee looking to rebound from three losses in its last four games following a 62-47 setback against Detroit at home on Friday night. The Crusaders entertain Wright State, a team that is just one game ahead of the Brown and Gold in the middle of the pack in a tight Horizon League race.


Cold Shooting Crusaders Fall at Home to Detroit

Valparaiso shot just 26.7% from the floor for the game and went more 11:40 without a field goal in the first half, falling 62-47 to Detroit on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Litka Earns Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University's Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph's H.S.) has been named this week's U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week after an impressive performance last weekend.


Valpo Begins Second Half of League Play Hosting Detroit Friday Night

After finishing off a three-game road trip, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center for a rare Friday night contest against Detroit. This week marks the beginning of the second half of Horizon League play. The Crusaders open round two of the league slate tied with UIC for fifth place, just a game out of third in the standings.


Valpo's Kulaga and Hochstetler Earn Academic All-District V Honors

Valparaiso University's Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team while Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has garnered Second Team honors as voted upon CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).


Green Bay Hands Valpo Setback Saturday Afternoon

Several large runs by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in each half proved to be more than enough as Valparaiso was never able to recover, falling to the Phoenix 76-45 on Saturday afternoon at the Kress Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Valpo Women End First Half of Horizon League Play at Green Bay

Valparaiso reaches the midway part of the Horizon League schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders wrap up their three-game road trip with a visit to Green Bay. Valpo enters the game having won four of its last five games overall following an 18-point victory at Milwaukee on Thursday night.


Litka Leads Valpo to Big Road Win at Milwaukee

Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph's H.S.) scored 26 points and Valparaiso shot 56% from the floor on the way to an 83-65 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday evening at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


Valpo Continues Road Trip Thursday at Milwaukee

After having its three-game winning streak snapped on Friday evening at Butler, the Valparaiso Crusaders will look to rebound and return to winning ways on Thursday night when the Brown and Gold travels to Milwaukee. Valpo is in the midst of a three-game road trip and currently tied for fourth place in the Horizon League standings.


Valpo Struggles in Loss at Butler

Susan Lester scored 27 first half points, eight more than Valparaiso as a team, and Butler posted a 29-point halftime lead on the way to posting a 77-44 victory over the Crusaders on Friday evening at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.


Valpo Embarks on Road Trip Beginning at Butler on Friday

Having won three straight games and climbed into third place in the Horizon League standings, the Valparaiso Crusaders take to the road on Friday evening to begin a three-game road trip against first place Butler. The Bulldogs enter the contest between Hoosier State foes riding a seven-game winning streak and are a perfect 6-0 in conference play.


Hochstetler Named Horizon League's Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Player of the Week following a pair of strong performances last weekend in the Crusaders' victories over UIC and Loyola (Chicago).


Valpo Wins Third Straight Downing Loyola 69-52

Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) became the sixth Crusader in school history to reach the 300-assist plateau for her career while also scoring a game-high 18 points as Valparaiso won its third straight Horizon League game on Saturday afternoon, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 69-52 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Look for Third Straight Win Hosting Loyola

Having won two straight close Horizon League contests following a 66-64 victory over UIC on Thursday evening, Valparaiso looks to continue its momentum on Saturday when the Crusaders entertain Loyola at the ARC. The game is part of the Horizon League's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.


Hochstetler and Emig Lead Valpo Past UIC

Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) tied her career high with 24 points while Katie Emig (Farmington Hills, Mich./Birmingham Marian H.S.) added a career best with 14 more and Valparaiso withstood a late UIC rally to defeat the Flames 66-64 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Returns Home to Host UIC on Thursday

After an overtime victory on the road at Detroit on Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening to battle UIC, one of the three remaining unbeatens in Horizon League action. The Crusaders are in a log jam in the middle of the conference standings entering play.


Zabielewicz Scores 20 to Lift Valpo to Overtime Victory

Playing without two starters, Sylwia Zabielewicz (Warsaw, Poland/Generala Wladyslawa Andersa H.S.) gave Valparaiso a much needed lift on Saturday afternoon, and poured in a career-high 20 points while grabbing nine rebounds as the Crusaders defeated Detroit 70-65 in overtime at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.


Valpo Looks to Return to Winning Ways at Detroit Saturday

After back-to-back losses in Horizon League play, Valparaiso will look to rebound on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to the Motor City to battle Detroit. Valpo is also looking to return to the .500 mark both overall and in conference play.


Cold Shooting Continues as Valpo Falls at Wright State

For the third time in the last four games, Valparaiso shot below 30% from the field, and on Thursday night 24.5% shooting for the game resulted in the Crusaders dropping a 54-44 decision to Wright State at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.


Valpo's Varner Earns Scholar-Athlete Honors

Valparaiso University basketball player Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week ending January 4, the conference office announced on Thursday.


Valpo Women Head to Wright State on Thursday

For the first time during the Horizon League season the Valparaiso Crusaders will take to the road on Thursday evening as the Brown and Gold travel to Dayton, Ohio to battle the Raiders of Wright State to begin a two-game road trip. Valpo is looking to rebound from a 13-point loss on Monday evening at the hands of Cleveland State.


Valpo Women Drop First League Game against Cleveland State

Cleveland State used a 25-7 run midway through the first half to take a double-digit lead and never allowed Valparaiso to get closer than nine the rest of the way as the Vikings handed the Crusaders their first Horizon League loss of the season, 68-55, on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Looks for Third Straight Monday Against Cleveland State

After opening the Horizon League season with a victory on Saturday, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Monday evening when the Brown and Gold play host to Cleveland State. Valpo is looking for its third straight win, something the Crusaders have not done since winning four straight between December 16, 2007 and January 10, 2008.


Valpo Doubles Up Penguins in Horizon League Opener

Four players scored in double figures for Valparaiso, and the Crusader bench poured in 49 points on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and gold opened Horizon League action with a convincing 86-43 victory over Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Opens Horizon League Play Saturday Hosting Youngstown State

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to begin Horizon League play hosting Youngstown State. The Crusaders finished their rigorous pre-conference slate .500 after a 58-49 victory over North Florida on Tuesday evening in the Christmas City Classic.


Crusaders Snap Skid Downing North Florida

Despite shooting just 29.1% from the floor, Valparaiso's defense held North Florida to just 23% shooting in the second half and snapped its three game losing streak, defeating the Lady Ospreys 58-49 in the consolation game of the Christmas City Classic on Tuesday evening in Bethlehem, Pa.


Valpo Looks to Rebound against North Florida

Valparaiso takes to the hardwood for the final time before the new year as well as before the beginning of Horizon League action on Tuesday evening, battling North Florida in the consolation game of the Christmas City Classic.


Valpo Falls to La Salle in First Round of Christmas City Classic

Despite 22 points and 14 rebounds from Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.), Valparaiso was unable to hold on to a nine-point halftime lead and fell to La Salle 67-62 in the opening round of the Christmas City Classic held in Bethlehem, Pa.


Valpo Women Set for Christmas City Classic

After taking eight days off for the Christmas holiday, the Valparaiso University Crusaders will return to the hardwood on Monday as the Brown and Gold battle La Salle in the opening round of the Christmas City Classic hosted by Lehigh.


Hochstetler Named Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) was named the Horizon League's U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Dec. 21.


Crusader Women Fall at #22 South Dakota State

Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) scored a career high 24 points, including 20 in the second half, but Valparaiso could not overcome foul trouble and 26 turnovers, falling to 22nd-ranked South Dakota State 74-58 on Sunday afternoon in Brookings, S.D.


Kulaga Named Horizon League's Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete of the Week for her performances against nationally-ranked Purdue and Notre Dame.


Valpo to Face Third Straight Ranked Foe in South Dakota State

For the first time in school history, Valparaiso will take to the floor against a top-25 team for a third straight game on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders battle the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State, ranked #22 in the latest USA Today/Coaches Poll.


Crusaders Fall Just Short of Upsetting #8 Notre Dame

Valparaiso rallied from a 12-point first half deficit, and took a three-point lead with 6:50 to play, but Notre Dame held off the Crusaders' upset bid closing the game with a 17-6 run as the eighth-ranked Fighting Irish defeated the Brown and Gold 63-55 on Saturday afternoon in front of more than 2,000 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Looks to Pack the ARC Saturday against Notre Dame

After upsetting #23/21 Purdue on Wednesday evening, Valparaiso will look to “Pack the ARC” on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host their second straight ranked opponent when #8/8 Notre Dame comes to town. This will be will the Crusaders' final home game prior to the start of Horizon League action in January.


Valpo Women Shock #23/21 Purdue 71-60

Sylwia Zabielewicz's (Warsaw, Poland/Generala Wladyslawa Andersa H.S.) offensive rebound and acrobatic three-point play with 2:32 to play put Valparaiso on top for good Wednesday night as the Crusaders defeated a top-25 program for the first time in school history, upsetting #23/21 Purdue 71-60 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Hosts #23/21 Purdue Wednesday Night

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time since opening night on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host #23/21 Purdue in the first of two straight home games against top-25 foes. The Crusaders are looking to rebound from a loss at North Texas on Saturday while the Boilermakers have dropped two straight games against teams ranked in the top-11.


Turnovers and Rebounding Prove Costly as Valpo Falls to North Texas

Sylwia Zabielewicz's (Warsaw, Poland/Generala Wladyslawa Andersa H.S.) offensive rebound and acrobatic three-point play with 2:32 to play put Valparaiso on top for good Wednesday night as the Crusaders defeated a top-25 program for the first time in school history, upsetting #23/21 Purdue 71-60 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Kulaga Named Horizon League's Scholar-Athlete for November

Valparaiso University’s Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnokstalcace H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for November after leading the Crusader women’s basketball team to a 3-1 record as well as the tournament title at the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational.


Valpo Women Cloes Road Trip at North Texas

Coming off it its first tournament championship in 23 seasons, Valparaiso will wrap up its four-game road trip on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to the Lone Star State to battle the Mean Green of North Texas.  Valpo is 3-1 for the first time since 1983-1984 and is looking to move to 4-1 for just the second time ever.


Valpo Women Look to "Pack the ARC" for Notre Dame, Host Purdue in a Doubleheader

Next Saturday’s (Dec. 13) Valparaiso women’s basketball game against Notre Dame has been selected as part of the NCAA’s “Pack the House Challenge”, an ongoing nationwide women's basketball attendance competition taking place throughout the season.


Start Time for Valpo-North Texas Pushed Back 30 Minutes

The start time for Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball game on Saturday, December 6 against North Texas in Denton, Texas has been pushed back 30 minutes to a 5 p.m. CST tip-off.


Valpo's Kulaga Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Valparaiso University’s Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week following her efforts in three games for the Crusaders last week.  This is the fourth league honor for Kulaga during her career.


Valpo Upsets Florida State to Win Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational

Leading from start to finish, Valparaiso posted one of the biggest wins in school history on Saturday evening, defeating Florida State 80-74 to win the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo.


Valpo Looks for Tournament Title Against Florida State

Valparaiso will look to capture the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational on Saturday evening as the Crusaders face Florida State in Fort Collins, Colo.  The Crusaders are coming off of a 64-53 victory over the hosts Rams of Colorado State on Friday night while the Seminoles are off to a 5-1 start after just falling out of the top-25 this past week.


Valpo Wins at Colorado State to Advance to Tournament Championship

Valparaiso handed the host Rams of Colorado State just their second opening round defeat in the 15-year history of the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational on Friday evening with a 64-53 victory in Fort Collins, Colo.


Valpo Women Set to Battle Colorado State Friday

Valparaiso heads to the Rockies on Friday evening as the Crusaders will battle Colorado State in the first round of the Coors Rocky Mountain Classic.  Valpo, which is playing four straight games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center, will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season Tuesday afternoon at Central Michigan.


Valpo Rally Not Enough as Crusaders Fall at Central Michigan

Valparaiso battled back from an eight-point second half deficit and took a five-point lead, but Central Michigan scored the game’s final eight points to defeat the Crusaders 86-80 on Tuesday afternoon in front of 4,478 fans at a sold out Rose Arena in Mount Pleasant, Mich.


Valpo Women Head to Central Michigan for Tuesday Afternoon Tilt

After a season-opening victory against Bowling Green on Wednesday evening, Valparaiso will take to the road for the first time in the 2008-2009 season on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Mount Pleasant, Mich. to battle the Chippewas of Central Michigan.  The Chippewas opened the season with two straight wins before falling by five points at Georgetown on Saturday.


Valpo Women Open Season with Win over Bowling Green

Led by 22 points from Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnokstalcace H.S.) and a double-double by Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.), Valparaiso opened the 2008-2009 regular season on Wednesday evening with a 69-58 victory over Bowling Green.


Valpo Women Open Season Wednesday Hosting Bowling Green

Valparaiso will tip off the 38th season of women’s basketball on Wednesday evening at the ARC as the Crusaders host Bowling Green.  Valpo won both of its exhibition games, and is opening at home for just the second time in the last eight years.  Bowling Green opened its season on Friday night in Philadelphia, Pa. dropping a 70-55 contest to Temple.


Freeman and Valpo Sign Two to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University head women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signings of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.  Skyler Gick and Laura Richards have both committed to continue their basketball careers for the Crusaders beginning in the 2009-2010 season.


Valpo Closes Exhibition Play with 45-Point Win over Saint Joseph's

Valparaiso cruised to an 89-44 victory over Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the Crusaders’ final exhibition game before the 2008-2009 season tips off for real.


Crusaders Win Easily in Exhibition Opener

Valparaiso went on a 17-3 run midway through the first half Saturday afternoon in its exhibition opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center and never let its lead fall back under ten points, going on to defeat Concordia (Wis.), 77-48.


Valpo Women Ready to Take to the Hard Court

With one full season of Horizon League play in the books, the Valparaiso University Crusaders head into season two with an experience-laden team looking to make some noise and climb the ranks of the conference.  Valpo returns 10 letterwinners from last year’s squad, including four starters, and looks to improve upon a 14-16 overall record and a 9-9 mark in Horizon League play.  With a sixth place finish in 2007-2008, and a preseason prediction to finish sixth again this year, the Crusaders will look to surprise the prognosticators by season’s end.


Ott Leaves Valpo's Hoops Roster to Pursue Academic Endeavors

Valparaiso University head women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Sarah Ott (Chippewa Falls, Wis./Chippewa Falls H.S.) will forgo her final year of eligibility in order to pursue her academic goals, including preparing for graduate school.


Valpo's Kulaga Named to Horizon League's Preseason Second Team

Valparaiso University senior Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League’s Preseason Second Team as voted upon by the conference’s head coaches, sports information directors, and selected media members.


Valpo Women Picked to Finish Sixth in Horizon League in 2008-2009

Valparaiso University has been picked to finish sixth in the Horizon League for the 2008-2009 season according to the preseason poll selected by the league’s head coaches, sports information directors, and media members.


Valpo Women Announce Two Date Changes

Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball games against Detroit and Wright State scheduled for the Athletics-Recreation Center in February have each been moved back one day.


Valpo Women's Basketball Program to Host 14th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program will host its 14th annual Fall Coaches’ Clinic on October 10-11 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  The event will feature five collegiate head coaches as well as a high school coach.


Christy Smith Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Valpo

Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Christy Smith has joined the Crusader staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2008-2009 season.


Baugher Leaves Valpo Women's Hoops Staff

Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Meredith Baugher has submitted her resignation from the Crusader coaching staff.


Valpo Women's Hoops Ranks in Academic Top-25 for 10th Straight Year

Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program, known for their success both on the court and in the classroom, finished the 2007-2008 school year ranked 24th in the nation in NCAA Division I for team grade point average.  This is the 10th straight season the Crusaders’ team has been ranked in the top-25 on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll.  The Crusaders finished 12th in the country for Division I in team grade point average one year ago in 2005-2006.


Transfer Kelly Watts to Join Valpo Program

Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced that Kelly Watts will be transferring from Eastern Michigan University to join the Crusader program beginning in the fall of 2008 after playing for the Eagles the past two seasons.


Notre Dame and Purdue to Visit the ARC as Valpo Announces 2008-2009 Women's Hoops Schedule

Valparaiso will play host to both Purdue and Notre Dame within the same week in December at the Athletics-Recreation Center as part of a 13-game home schedule for the 2008-2009 season Crusader head coach Keith Freeman has announced.


Valpo Hands Out Team Awards on Basketball Banquet

Players were recognized and team awards were handed out at the annual Valparaiso University Women’s Basketball Banquet held Saturday evening at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Betsy Adams Signs National Letter of Intent to Play at Valpo

Valparaiso University head women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Betsy Adams has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall.


Kulaga Named Academic All-Horizon League in Women's Hoops

Valparaiso University’s Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League’s Academic All-Conference Team in women’s basketball.


2007-2008 Valpo Women's Hoops Year in Review

Valparaiso ventured into the Horizon League for the first time in 2007-2008 and finished the season .500 in conference play with a 9-9 mark in the Crusaders’ inaugural season.  Valpo finished the season 14-16 overall, bowing out of the Horizon League Tournament in the quarterfinals following a 67-60 loss at Milwaukee.


Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held May 3

The Valparaiso University Women’s Basketball Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 3 in the Charles Room at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Valpo Season Comes to an End in Horizon League Quarterfinals

A late 15-1 run was not nearly enough for Valparaiso on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders dropped their Horizon League Championship quarterfinal game to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 67-60 to end the Brown and Gold’s season in Milwaukee, Wis.


Valpo Begins Tourney Play Wednesday at Milwaukee

Valparaiso begins the second season on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders travel to Milwaukee, Wis. to battle the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Horizon League Tournament quarterfinal play.  The Crusaders enter the tournament as the sixth seed while the Panthers are the championship’s third seed.


Valparaiso's Kulaga Named to League's Second Team

Valparaiso University’s Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League’s Second Team as the conference announced its postseason honors on Monday afternoon.


Valpo Women Head to Milwaukee for Horizon League Tournament

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team (14-15, 9-9 Horizon) will head to Milwaukee, Wis. on Wednesday evening for the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals to battle the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (16-13, 11-7).  The Crusaders, the tournament’s sixth seed, and Panthers, the number three seed, will tip off at 7 p.m. CDT at the Klotsche Center on the UWM campus.


Valpo Drops Regular Season Finale at Butler

Valparaiso wrapped up its 2007-2008 regular season on Saturday afternoon dropping a 66-58 decision to Butler in Indianapolis, Ind., and as a result will head out onto the road to begin the Horizon League Tournament next Wednesday evening.


Valpo Women Close Regular Season Saturday at Butler

Valparaiso wraps up the 2007-2008 regular season on Saturday with a key Horizon League tilt in Indianapolis, Ind. against instate rival Butler.  The Crusaders and Bulldogs are tied for fifth place in the league standings.  A Valpo victory along with a little help in other league action could enable the Crusaders to steal the final home game of the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals to begin next week.


Launa Hochstetler Earns Scholar-Athlete Honors

Valparaiso University’s Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has been named this week’s U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week the league office has announced.


Valpo Defeats Youngstown State on the Road

Valparaiso held Youngstown State without a field goal for the final 6:47 of the game, and the defense propelled the Crusader offense into a late 10-0 run as the Brown and Gold defeated the Penguins 70-59 on Saturday evening in Youngstown, Ohio.


Valpo Women Face Penguins Saturday

Valparaiso continues its swing through Ohio on Saturday with another pivotal game against Youngstown State in the race for seeding in the upcoming Horizon League Tournament.  This is Valpo’s first trip to Youngstown, Ohio since February of  2001 when the two schools were both members of the Mid-Continent Conference.


Valpo Earns Big Road Win at Cleveland State

Valparaiso played solid defense and shot 50% from the floor on Thursday evening as the Crusaders earned a much-needed victory on the road, defeating Cleveland State 66-52 in Cleveland, Ohio.


Valpo Women Begin Road Trip at Cleveland State on Thursday

Valparaiso begins a three-game road trip to wrap up the 2007-2008 regular season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders head to Cleveland, Ohio to battle the Vikings of Cleveland State.  Valpo is looking to rebound from a 75-64 defeat in its home finale last Saturday against Wright State.


Valpo Women to Hold 2008 Summer Basketball Camps

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team will be holding its 2008 summer camps this June and July.


Valpo Rally Falls Short Against Wright State

Valparaiso cut a 15-point second half deficit to three with 3:24 to play, and had the basketball, but was unable to complete the comeback attempt on Saturday afternoon, falling 75-64 to Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Host Wright State Saturday on Senior Day

Valparaiso wraps up the home portion of the 2007-2008 schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Wright State on Senior Day at the ARC.  Valpo is looking to continue its climb up the Horizon League standings in hopes of a first round bye and a home game in the quarterfinals of the league tournament.


Free Throw Shooting Lifts Valpo Past Detroit

Valparaiso made 24-of-26 free throws (92.3%) on the evening, including 11-of-12 from Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.), and the Crusaders snapped their two-game losing skid with a 75-65 victory over Detroit on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Host Detroit Thursday to Begin Final Homestand

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening as the Brown and Gold hosts Detroit.  The Crusaders are looking to snap a two-game losing skid and help themselves in the race for seeding in the upcoming Horizon League Tournament.  Valpo dropped its last contest, 76-70, on Saturday afternoon at Milwaukee.


Valpo Women Drop Road Game at Milwaukee

Valparaiso had five players score in double figures, but shot just 39.3% from the floor, losing a 76-70 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis.


Crusader Women Look to Bounce Back at Milwaukee SaturdayCo

Valparaiso wraps up the Wisconsin swing  on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Milwaukee to battle the Panthers.  Valpo is looking to rebound from a 65-44 loss at Green Bay on Thursday evening while also looking to avenge an earlier loss to the Panthers  this season.


Valpo Falls to Green Bay 65-44 on Thursday Night

Valparaiso could not maintain its hot start shooting from the floor on Thursday night, dropping a 65-44 decision to Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.


Valpo Women Heads to Green Bay to Battle First Place Phoenix

Having returned to the .500 mark following a victory over UIC on Saturday, the Valparaiso Crusaders hit the road on Thursday evening to battle first place Green Bay.  Valpo is beginning a stretch where the Brown and Gold will play five of its final seven games of the regular season away from the ARC.


Valpo Rolls Past UIC

An 18-0 midway through the first half broke the game open for Valparaiso and the Crusaders limited UIC to just 27.1% shooting for the game on the way to a 76-46 victory over the Flames at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo Wraps Up Homestand Saturday against UIC

Valparaiso will wrap up its four-game homestand on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host UIC.  The Crusaders are going for the season sweep against the Flames after defeating them earlier this season in Chicago 72-63.  Following the contest, Valpo will have five of its final seven games on the road.


Crusaders Commit Just Four Turnovers in Victory over Loyola

Valparaiso committed just four turnovers, Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.) had her second double-double of the season, and Leah Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) hit yet another big three-pointer in the closing seconds as the Crusaders defeated Loyola (Chicago) 69-62 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Kulaga Earns Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso University’s Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Second Team which announced on Thursday.  The honor is voted upon by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).


Valpo Set to Begin Round 2 of Horizon League Slate

Valparaiso will open the second half of Horizon League competition on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Loyola in the third game of their current four-game homestand.  Valpo is looking to snap its two-game losing skid following an 86-63 loss to Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon.


Slow Start Costs Valpo Saturday against Cleveland State

Valparaiso shot just 29% in the first half while allowing Cleveland State to connect on nearly 59% of its shots on the way to a 24-point halftime advantage as the Vikings defeated the Crusaders 86-63 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Homestand Continues Saturday for Valpo Women

Valparaiso continues its four-game homestand on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Cleveland State at the ARC.  The Crusaders are looking to rebound from a 92-79 defeat against Youngstown State on Thursday night, and Saturday’s game will mark the halfway mark in Horizon League play.


Litka's Double-Double Not Enough as Crusaders Fall to Youngstown State

Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.) had her first career double-double, but it was not enough as Youngstown State rallied from a nine-point second half deficit to defeat Valparaiso 92-79 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Women Begins Key Four-Game Homestand on Thursday Night

Valparaiso begins a key four-game homestand against Horizon League foes on Thursday evening as the Crusaders welcome Youngstown State to the ARC.  The Crusaders have won two of their last three games following a 71-50 victory at Detroit on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo Cruises Past Detroit to Move Back to .500

  Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.) scored 17 of her 25 points in the second half helping to lead Valparaiso to a 71-50 victory over Detroit on Saturday afternoon at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. moving the Crusaders back to the .500 mark overall.


Valpo Women Look to Rebound at Detroit

Valparaiso looks to return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Detroit to battle the Titans in Horizon League action.  Valpo is coming off of a disappointing 51-50 defeat on Thursday evening at Wright State, and looks to move back to the .500 mark overall on the season.


Valpo Falls in Final Seconds at Wright State

Shay Peddy banked in a 10-foot jumper with 5.5 seconds remaining as Wright State rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to defeat Valparaiso 51-50 on Thursday night in Dayton, Ohio.


Valpo Women Head to Wright State for Horizon League Battle

Valparaiso heads to Dayton, Ohio on Thursday evening looking to remain near the top of the Horizon League as the Crusaders face Wright State.  Valpo is coming off of a 90-88 overtime victory over first place Green Bay on Saturday afternoon, and will look to continue the momentum against the Raiders.


Kulaga Earns Third Player of the Week Honor

Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week for the third time this season following her performances last weekend against Milwaukee and Green Bay.


Valpo Shocks Green Bay on Hochstetler's Triple in Overtime

Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) let the fans “Packing the ARC” go home happy on Saturday afternoon, draining a three-pointer as time expired in overtime to lift Valparaiso to a 90-88 victory over Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) sent the game into overtime, sinking three free throws with 0.2 seconds to play in regulation on her way to a triple-double of 20 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds.


Valpo Hosts First Place Green Bay on Saturday

Valparaiso looks to bounce back from back-to-back defeats on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Green Bay, the top team in the Horizon League, at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  The contest is also Valpo’s “Pack the House” game, as the Crusaders look to draw their largest attendance figure over the last couple of seasons.


Milwaukee Snaps Valpo's 11-Game Home Win Streak

Valparaiso shot just 22.2% from three-point range and could not overcome a 13-point second half deficit on Thursday night as the Crusaders saw their 11-game home court winning streak come to an end, falling to Milwaukee 68-62 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Looks to Extend Home Streak Thursday Hosting Milwaukee

Valparaiso puts the nation’s 12th longest home court winning streak on the line Thursday evening as the Crusaders look for their 12th consecutive win at the Athletics-Recreation Center hosting Milwaukee in a key Horizon League showdown.  The Panthers were the preseason favorite to win the league and have won five of their last six games.


Crusader Women Look to Pack the House Saturday against Green Bay

Saturday’s Valparaiso women’s basketball game has been selected as part of the NCAA’s “Pack the House Challenge”, an ongoing nationwide women's basketball attendance competition taking place throughout the season.


Valpo Drops First Horizon League Game at Loyola

A 7:29 scoring draught midway through the second half by Valparaiso allowed Loyola to go on an 11-0 run, and the Crusaders could not regain the lead against as the Ramblers registered a 64-60 victory in Chicago, Ill. on Saturday afternoon, handing the Brown and gold its first Horizon League defeat.


Valpo Looks for Fifth Straight Win at Loyola on Saturday

After earning its first road victory of the season on Thursday night, Valparaiso returns to Chicago on Saturday afternoon looking to keep its unbeaten Horizon League record in tact as the Crusaders face Loyola.  Valpo has won four straight games overall and seven of its last eight contests dating back to the end of November.


Litka Scores 28 as Valpo Earns Season's First Road Victory at UIC

Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.) scored a career-high 28 points, including six three-pointers, none bigger than a triple with 37.1 seconds remaining, as Valparaiso earned its first road win of the season and remained undefeated in the Horizon League with a 71-63 victory over UIC in Chicago, Ill. on Thursday night.


Valpo Looks to Maintain Momentum at UIC on Thursday

Winners of three in a row, Valparaiso will venture to Chicago, Ill. on Thursday evening looking for its first road victory of the season as the Crusaders battle the Flames of UIC.  Valpo is coming off of a 77-69 victory over Butler on Saturday afternoon in its inaugural Horizon League contest and has won six of its last seven games overall to move to the .500 mark.


Kulaga Named Player of the Week for Second Time

Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has earned her second Horizon League Player of the Week honor following her performance on Saturday afternoon in leading Valparaiso to a 77-69 victory over Butler.


Valpo Defeats Butler in Horizon League Debut for 11th Straight Home Victory

Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) poured in a career-high 29 points and Valparaiso shot 92.6% from the free throw line as the Crusaders recorded a 77-69 victory over Butler on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the Brown and Gold’s inaugural Horizon League contest.


Valpo Opens Inaugural Horizon League Slate Hosting Butler

The inaugural Horizon League loop begins on Saturday afternoon for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold entertains Butler at the ARC. After a two-week layoff for the holidays, Valpo looks to carry its momentum into 2008, as the Crusaders won five of their last six contests to wrap up the 2007 calendar year. Butler enters the game at 10-1, the best non-conference mark in the Horizon League.


Crusaders Wrap Up Non-Conference Play with Win over Saint Xavier

Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) tied her career high with 26 points while Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.) added a new personal best 19 points as Valparaiso defeated Saint Xavier 76-57 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center to wrap up the non-conference portion of the Crusaders’ schedule.


Crusaders Host Saint Xavier Saturday in Final Game Before Holidays

After a week off for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Saint Xavier. This is Valpo’s final contest of the 2007 calendar year as well as the final tune-up prior to Horizon League play beginning on January 5.


Valpo's Hochstetler Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University’s Leah Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) was named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week after helping the Crusaders to a last-second victory against South Dakota State on Saturday.


Valpo Wins Ninth Straight at Home with 65-62 Win over South Dakota State

Leah Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) scored all five of her points in the final minute of the game, but her three-pointer with 48 seconds to play lifted Valparaiso to a 65-62 victory over South Dakota State on Sunday afternoon, the ninth straight home victory for the Crusaders at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Begins Three-Game Homestand Saturday Against South Dakota State

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders host South Dakota State. This is the first of three straight home games for the Crusaders to wrap up the non-conference portion of the schedule heading into Horizon League play.


Turnovers Prove Costly as Crusaders Fall to #17 Notre Dame

Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.) scored a career-high 17 points but Valparaiso committed 27 turnovers which led to 35 Notre Dame points as the #17 Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 94-56 on Wednesday evening in Notre Dame, Ind.


Valpo Set to Battle #17 Notre Dame on Wednesday Night

Valparaiso is set to take its three-game winning streak on the road Wednesday night as the Crusaders head down the Indiana Toll Road to battle nationally-ranked Notre Dame.  Valpo is facing its second ranked opponent of the season in the #17/17-ranked Fighting Irish after having battled then #20 Purdue to a three-point defeat one month ago.


Kulaga Named Horizon League's Player of the Week

Valparaiso University’s Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the school’s first Horizon League Player of the Week the league office announced on Monday.


Kulaga Helps Valpo to Third Straight Victory

Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland, I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) posted a career-high in scoring and rebounding while tying her career-best in assists as Valparaiso won its third straight game defeating North Texas 73-61 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Looks for Third Straight Win Hosting North Texas on Saturday

Valparaiso concludes its brief two-game homestand on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain North Texas at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Brown and Gold is looking for its third straight victory following its triumph against Ball State last weekend in the State Farm Hoosier Classic.


Valparaiso Tops Ball State in State Farm Hoosier Classic

 Four players scored in double figures as Valparaiso picked up its second straight victory on Saturday afternoon, defeating Ball State 64-55 at the Athletics-Recreation Center as part of the State Farm Hoosier Classic.


Valpo Hosts Ball State in State Farm Hoosier Classic

Valparaiso comes home to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time in 2007-2008 on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host the State Farm Hoosier Classic. The Crusaders will face Ball State in the day’s second game while Butler and Indiana State will meet in the opener beginning at 1:05 p.m.


Crusaders Earn Season's First Victory Downing Central Connecticut State

Agnieszka Kulaga’s (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) career-high 21 points led four Crusaders in double figures as Valparaiso earned its first victory of the season on Saturday evening, defeating Central Connecticut State 75-67 in the consolation game of the FGCU Thanksgiving Classic held in Fort Myers, Fla.


Crusaders to Tip-off against CCSU in Saturday's Consolation Game

Valparaiso will try to bounce back from a two-point loss against Eastern Kentucky on just 24 hours rest as the Crusaders face former Mid-Continent Conference foe Central Connecticut State in the Consolation Game of the FGCU Thanksgiving Holiday Classic on Saturday.  Both teams enter the contest looking for their first victory of the season.


Valpo Drops Two-Point Decision to Eastern Kentucky in Florida

Eastern Kentucky used a late 11-2 run to rally from a five-point deficit and held on to defeat Valparaiso 66-64 in the opening round of the FGCU Thanksgiving Classic on Friday evening in Fort Myers, Fla.


Crusaders Ink Two in 2007 Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University head women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that two junior college players have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2008.  Joining the Valpo program are Lauren Kenney and Sylwia Zabielewicz.


Crusader Women Head to Florida Gulf Coast Tourney Friday

Valparaiso looks for its first victory of the season on Friday evening as the Crusaders head to the Sunshine State to battle Eastern Kentucky in the first round of the Florida Gulf Coast Tournament. The host Eagles will meet Central Connecticut State in the second first round contest with the championship and consolation games to be held on Saturday.


Cold Shooting Slows Valpo at Xavier

Valparaiso shot just 28.6% from the floor, fell behind by 21 early, and could not rally on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 64-53 decision to Xavier in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Valpo Looks to Rebound Sunday at Xavier

Valparaiso wraps up its weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders battle Xavier (Ohio).  The Brown and Gold is looking to rebound from a 96-69 defeat on Friday at the hands of Cincinnati.


Cincinnati Defeats Valpo Friday Afternoon

Cincinnati used a 45-20 rebound edge to its advantage on Friday afternoon as the Bearcats posted a 96-69 victory over Valparaiso in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Valpo Heads to Cincinnati Looking for First Victory of 2007-2008

Valparaiso heads to The Queen City this weekend for a pair of games beginning on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders battle Cincinnati. Valpo looks to rebound from a heartbreaking three-point loss on Monday evening at 20th-ranked Purdue while also looking for the Brown and Gold’s first victory of the 2007-2008 season.


Crusader Upset Effort of #20 Purdue Falls Just Short

Lakisha Freeman’s jumper with 19.8 seconds remaining gave 20th-ranked Purdue a two-point lead and the Boilermakers held on and survived Valparaiso’s upset bid, defeating the Crusaders 65-62 in front of 8,802 fans at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. on Monday night.


Valpo Heads to #20 Purdue

Valparaiso looks to rebound following its season-opening loss at Bowling Green as the Crusaders head to West Lafayette, Ind. on Monday evening to battle the 20th ranked Boilermakers of Purdue.  The contest is game two of Valpo’s six-game season-opening road trip.


Turnovers Hurt Valpo in Season Opener at Bowling Green

Valparaiso committed 29 turnovers which led to 39 Bowling Green points on Friday evening as the Crusaders dropped a 81-56 decision to the Falcons in both teams’ season opener in Bowling Green, Ohio.


Valpo Set to Tip-Off 2007-2008 Season Friday at Bowling Green

Valparaiso will open the 2007-2008 campaign on Friday evening as the Crusaders travel to Bowling Green, Ohio to battle the Falcons of Bowling Green. The game is the start of six straight games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold to begin the season.


Crusaders Close Out Exhibition Play With Win

Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s) knocked down six 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 30 points Saturday afternoon, leading Valparaiso to an 85-66 exhibition victory over the Showtime Skins from Australia.


Valpo Opens Exhibition Play with Big Win

Four players scored in double figures in double figures and two others added nine points a piece as Valparaiso opened exhibition with a 91-48 victory over Trinity Christian on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Women Ready to Tip Off Season

As the 2007-2008 women’s basketball season gets underway, fans of the Valparaiso Crusaders will notice considerable changes from previous seasons, both on and off of the court.


Valpo Women Picked Fifth in Inaugural Horizon League Season

Valparaiso University has been picked to finish fifth in the Horizon League during its inaugural season of play according to the preseason poll selected by the league’s head coaches, sports information directors, and media members.


Valpo Hosting Fourth Annual Basketball Clinic for Girls

 Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program is holding their fourth annual Parents Night Out Girls’ Basketball Clinic on Saturday, October 20 from 5-8 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Rietema Named Mid-Con Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Valparaiso University’s Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been named the 2006-2007 Mid-Continent Conference Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year in a vote of the conference’s faculty athletic representatives.  The Mid-Con Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award is the most prestigious individual honor given by the league.


Valpo Women's Hoops Ranks 12th in Division I in Team GPA; Ninth Straight Year in Top-25

Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program, known for their success both on the court and in the classroom, finished the 2006-2007 school year ranked 12th in the nation in NCAA Division I for team grade point average. 


Valpo Women's Basketball Program to Host 13th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program will host its 13th annual Fall Coaches’ Clinic on September 14-15 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  The event will feature six collegiate head coaches, including four at the Division I level, as well as a high school coach.


Valpo Women to Face Rigorous Schedule in First Horizon League Season

Valparaiso's women's basketball team will play 10 of its 29 regular season games this season against teams that participated in postseason play last year as head coach Keith Freeman released his 2007-2008 schedule.


Abby Scharlow Named New Crusader Hoops Assistant, Kirby and Baugher Earn Promotions

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Abby Scharlow as an assistant coach for the Crusader program.


Rietema Recipient of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been named one of 29 recipients of a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for the winter sports season.


Valpo Hands Out Team Awards on Basketball Banquet

Players were recognized and team awards were handed out at the annual Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet on Sunday evening held at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Comans Granted Release from Women's Hoops Program

Valparaiso University has announced that Evva Comans (Zonhoven, Belgium/Kindsheid Jesu Hasselt H.S.) has asked for and been granted a release from her commitment to the women's basketball program to allow her to transfer.


Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held April 29

The Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 29 in the Charles Room at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


2006-2007 Women's Basketball Season in Review

Valparaiso closed out the 2006-2007 season notching 20 victories for just the fifth time in the program's history on the way to a runner-up finish in the Mid-Continent Conference. The Crusaders, one of the nation's top three-point shooting teams on the year, finished the campaign 20-11 overall and 11-3 in conference play.


Valpo Women to Hold 2007 Summer Basketball Camps

The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding its 2007 summer camps this June and July.


Crusaders Fall in Mid-Con Semis

Valparaiso rallied from a 16-point first half deficit to tie the game with 4:34 to play but could not take the lead and eventually fell to Oral Roberts 69-63 on Monday afternoon in the Mid-Continent Conference semifinals in Tulsa, Okla.


Valpo to Face Oral Roberts in Monday's Mid-Con Semifinal

Valparaiso returns to the court for the semifinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament on Monday afternoon as the Crusaders battle longtime rival Oral Roberts. The Crusaders were 60-45 victors over Southern Utah in Saturday's quarterfinal while the Golden Eagles downed UMKC 52-44 on Sunday afternoon.


Valpo Earns 20th Victory, Downs Southern Utah to Advance to Mid-Con Semifinals

Valparaiso never trailed Saturday afternoon on its way to its 20th victory of the season for just the fifth time in school history as the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 60-45 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament at John Q. Hammons Arena in Tulsa, Okla.


Valpo Opens Mid-Con Tournament Play Saturday against Southern Utah

Valparaiso opens up play in the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla. as the Crusaders battle the seventh-seeded Southern Utah Thunderbirds. The quarterfinal contest is a rematch of Monday's regular season finale between the two schools.


Three Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors; Hochstetler Named Sixth Woman of the Year

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Sixth Woman of the Year while three other Crusaders were named to the league's All-Conference teams which were released on Wednesday. Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) was a First Team All Mid-Con selection this season while Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) earned Second Team honors. Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) was named Honorable Mention All-League.


Valpo to Face Southern Utah in Mid-Con Quarterfinals

Just five days after battling Southern Utah in the regular season finale, Valparaiso will take on the Thunderbirds again Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders begin play at the Mid-Continent Conference Basketball Championship held at the John Q. Hammons Arena at the UMAC in Tulsa, Okla.


Betsy Rietema Named First Team Academic All-American

Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been selected as one of five ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team selections for Division I.


Valpo Wins Fifth Straight to Close Regular Season

Valparaiso shook off a slow start with 54% shooting in the second half on Monday evening to post a 65-47 victory over Southern Utah at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the regular season finale for both schools.


Valpo Closes Regular Season Play Monday Hosting Southern Utah

Valparaiso closes out the 2006-2007 regular season on Monday evening as the Crusaders host Southern Utah. A Crusader victory, coupled with an Oakland loss to Centenary that same evening, would give the Brown and Gold a share of the Mid-Continent Conference regular season title.


Valpo Rolls Past UMKC for Senior Day Victory

Valparaiso's defense held UMKC to 0-of-17 shooting from three-point range and the Crusaders made a 19-point halftime lead stand up on their way to a 66-48 victory over the Kangaroos on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo Hosts UMKC Saturday on Senior Day at the ARC

Valparaiso begins the final weekend of the 2006-2007 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain UMKC on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Prior to the game, seniors Krystal Taylor, Tamra Braun, Carrie Myers, and Betsy Rietema will all be honored. Following the contest each of the four seniors will then address the crowd.


Valpo's Comans Named to Belgian Pre-Selection Team for World Championships

Valparaiso University's Evva Comans (Zonhoven, Belgium/Kindsheid Jesu Hasselt H.S.) has been named to the Belgian pre-selection team for this summer's U21 World Championships to be held in Moscow, Russia.


Valpo Records Non-Conference Win against Chicago State

Valparaiso jumped out to a 20-4 lead midway through the first half and never trailed the entire contest as the Crusaders picked up a non-conference victory over Chicago State 57-46 on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Hosts Chicago State Monday Night in Non-Conference Tilt

Valparaiso steps out of Mid-Continent Conference action for the final time this season as the Crusaders entertain Chicago State on Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo has won two straight and 12 of its last 15 games overall.


Valpo Bench Sparks Comeback Victory

Trailing by seven at halftime, Valparaiso's bench scored 26 of the Crusaders' 37 second half points and tough defense allowed the Brown and Gold to rally for a 58-46 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo to Begin Final Homestand Saturday Against Western Illinois

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to begin a regular season-ending four game homestand. The Crusaders, looking to lock up the second seed in the upcoming Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, will battle longtime conference foe Western Illinois in a 1:35 p.m. contest.


Valpo Wraps Up Road Slate with Victory at IUPUI

Four different players scored in double figures for Valparaiso on Monday evening and the Crusaders wrapped up the road portion of the 2006-2007 regular season with a 65-54 victory over IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind.


Valpo Wraps Up Road Campaign Monday at IUPUI

Valparaiso has just a little time to look to rebound from Saturday afternoon's defeat as the Crusaders take to the road Monday evening for the final road regular season game of the 2006-2007 season as the Brown and Gold head to Indianapolis, Ind. to battle IUPUI. Valpo remains in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings heading into the game.


Offense Struggles as Crusaders Fall at Oakland

Valparaiso shot just 25.4% and committed 23 turnovers as the Crusaders fell 65-44 to Oakland on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.


Rietema and Myers Earn Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) and Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) have each been named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Teams announced on Thursday.


First Place at Stake Saturday as Valpo Travels to Oakland

First place is on the line in the Mid-Continent Conference on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso travels north to battle Oakland. The Crusaders, winners of 10 of their last 12, are just one-half game behind the Golden Grizzlies in the league standings. Oakland enters the contest riding an eight-game winning streak.


Mid-Con Tournament Tickets Now On Sale at Valpo

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.


Valpo Continues to Roll, Downs Oral Roberts by 10

Valparaiso jumped out to a quick start thanks to long range shooting and held off several Oral Roberts runs as the Crusaders posted their 10th victory in the last 12 games with a 66-56 victory over the Golden Eagles on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Hosts Oral Roberts in TV Game Monday Night

Winners of nine of their last 11 games, Valparaiso will look to keep the momentum rolling while trying to keep pace in the Mid-Continent Conference race on Monday evening as the Crusaders entertain Oral Roberts at the ARC. The game will also be shown live on Lakeshore Public Television as well as videocast at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Balanced Effort Leads Valpo to Big Win

Every Crusader saw at least 10 minutes of action and 12 of the 13 players scored as Valparaiso posted an 84-44 victory over Centenary on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Return Home to Begin Second Half of Mid-Con Play Against Centenary

After a four-game road trip which saw Valparaiso play in three different time zones, the Crusaders return home to the Athletics-Recreation Center for six of their final eight regular season games beginning on Saturday afternoon against Centenary. Valpo has won eight of its last 10 games overall. The Crusaders open the second half of Mid-Continent Conference play just one game behind Oakland in the league standings.


Valpo Comes From Behind to Down UMKC

Valparaiso rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit and saw UMKC's shot at the buzzer fall off to the side of the rim as the Crusaders defeated the Kangaroos 52-51 on Monday evening in Kansas City, Mo.


Valpo Closes Out Road Trip Monday Night at UMKC

Valparaiso looks to quickly rebound from Saturday's loss at Southern Utah as the Crusaders close out their four-game road trip in Kansas City, Mo. on Monday evening when the Brown and Gold battle UMKC. The Crusaders have still won seven of their last nine games and, following the contest against the Kangaroos, will return home for six of their last eight regular season games this year.


Braun Ties Rebounding Record in Crusader Defeat

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) tied Valparaiso's career rebounding record with 772 career boards, but the Crusaders struggled offensively dropping a 56-49 decision on the road to Southern Utah on Saturday evening in Cedar City, Utah.


Valpo Women Continue Road Swing Saturday at Southern Utah

Valparaiso continues its cross country road trip on Saturday evening as the Crusaders return to Mid-Continent Conference action at Southern Utah looking to remain at the top of the Mid-Con standings. Valpo has won seven of its last eight contests overall and is getting set for game three of its current four game road swing after picking up wins in each of the first two games of the trip.


Braun Reaches 1,000 Points as Valpo Defeats IPFW

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) reached the 1,000-point mark for her career while grabbing a career high 17 rebounds and Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) tied her season high with 23 points as Valparaiso registered a 75-67 non-conference victory over IPFW on Wednesday night in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Valpo Heads Out of Conference Wednesday to Play at IPFW

Valparaiso will take a step out of Mid-Continent Conference action on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders head to Fort Wayne, Ind. looking to continue winning ways battling IPFW. Valpo has won six of its last seven games overall following a 57-51 victory at Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon to keep the Crusaders at the top of the Mid-Con standings.


Valpo Scores Road Victory at Western Illinois

Valparaiso used a 19-4 run over 10 minutes midway through the second half on the way to recording a 57-51 victory over Western Illinois on the road in Macomb, Ill. on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo Begins Four-Game Road Trip Saturday at Western Illinois

The top two teams in the Mid-Continent Conference and longtime rivals take to the court on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso travels to Macomb, Ill. to battle the Westerwinds of Western Illinois. This is the beginning of a four-game road trip for the Crusaders. Both Valpo and Western Illinois are tied a top the league standings with 3-1 marks in conference play.


Oakland Ends Valpo's Win Streak with 63-57 Victory

Valparaiso saw its five-game winning streak come to an end on Monday evening as Oakland handed the Crusaders their first Mid-Continent Conference loss of the season 63-57 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


First Place Crusaders Host Oakland Monday Night

After a thrilling overtime victory on Saturday afternoon extended their winning streak to five games, the first place Valparaiso Crusaders host Oakland on Monday evening in another key Mid-Continent Conference contest. This is Valpo's final home game before taking to the road for a four-game trip beginning on Saturday afternoon. A videocast of the game is available through www.valpo.edu/athletics with the audio coming as a simulcast of the radio broadcast.


Valpo Remains Unbeaten in the Mid-Con after Overtime Win over IUPUI

Valparaiso used a 10-2 run to start overtime on Saturday afternoon to catapult the Crusaders to a 78-72 victory over IUPUI at the Athletics-Recreation Center and improve to 3-0 in Mid-Continent Conference play.


Crusaders Return Home Saturday to Host IUPUI in Mid-Con Battle

Valparaiso is looking to match its longest winning streak over the past five years on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host IUPUI at the ARC.


Braun Sets Valpo's Career Blocks Record as Crusaders Race Past Centenary

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) became Valparaiso's all-time career blocked shot leader on Monday evening as the Crusaders cruised to a 69-43 victory over Centenary at the Gold Dome.


Crusaders Look for Back-to-Back Conference Victories Monday at Centenary

After knocking off the Mid-Continent Conference's preseason favorite in their league opener, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Monday evening to complete its two game road trip as the Crusaders head to Centenary for a 7 p.m. contest against the Ladies.


Valpo Downs Preseason Favorite Oral Roberts

Valparaiso got 16 points from Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) and a double-double, 13 points and 10 rebounds from Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) as the Crusaders opened Mid-Continent Conference play with a 57-54 victory over preseason favorite Oral Roberts on the road in Tulsa, Okla.


Crusaders Set to Open 15th Mid-Con Season Saturday in Televised Game at Oral Roberts

Valparaiso tips off its 15th and final season of Mid-Continent Conference play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders battle Oral Roberts, the league's preseason favorite. The Crusaders have won two straight and are beginning a stretch where they will play six of their next eight contests away from home. The game will also be shown live in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana on Lakeshore Public Television.


Bench Provides Spark in Valpo Victory over Huntington

Valparaiso got 35 points from its bench on Wednesday night while spreading minutes out throughout the roster as the Crusaders defeated Huntington 79-58 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Close Out Homestand Wednesday Hosting Huntington

Valparaiso opens the 2007 calendar year at home on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders entertain Huntington University.


Rietema Surpasses 1,000 Points as Valpo Downs Saint Francis 60-46

Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) became the 11th Crusader in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark as she scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds leading Valparaiso to a 60-46 victory over Saint Francis (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Returns from Holiday Break to Face Saint Francis on Saturday

After a nine-day layoff for Christmas, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Saint Francis (Ind.) at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo is in the midst of a four-game homestand and is playing in its final game of the 2006 calendar year. Tip-off is set for 1:35 p.m.


Turnovers Hurt Valpo in Loss to Central Michigan

Valparaiso committed 21 turnovers which led to 24 Central Michigan points on Thursday evening as the Crusaders fell to the Chippewas 62-45 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusader Homestand Continues Thursday Night as Valpo Entertains Central Michigan

Valparaiso continues its current four-game homestand while playing its final game before the Christmas holiday on Thursday evening when the Crusaders entertain Central Michigan. Valpo is looking to snap a four-game losing skid in the 7:05 p.m. tip-off.


Valpo Loses Heartbreaker to Notre Dame 60-59

Valparaiso hung with region foe Notre Dame to the bitter end on Tuesday evening but Breona Gray's free throw with 1.2 seconds remaining gave the Fighting Irish a 60-59 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center in front of 1,472 fans.


Valpo Women Return Home Tuesday to Battle Notre Dame

Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday evening for the first time since November 28 as the Crusaders open up a four-game homestand against Notre Dame. The game will be shown live on Lakeshore Public Television in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and on WHME 46 in South Bend as well as videocast at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Crusaders End Road Trip with Loss at Northern Iowa

Despite a fourth straight double-double from Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.), Valparaiso fell behind late in the first half and could not recover as Northern Iowa defeated the Crusaders 67-49 on Saturday afternoon in Cedar Falls, Iowa.


Valpo Wraps Up Road Trip Saturday at Northern Iowa

After a week off for final exams, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to begin a stretch of three games in six days taking on the Northern Iowa Panthers. Valpo is looking to snap its two-game losing skid, while wrapping up a stretch of four straight games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Ball State Rally Too Much for Valpo

For the first 35 minutes on Sunday afternoon, Valparaiso led Ball State, but the Cardinals made a late 12-0 run to defeat the Crusaders 68-59 in Fort Wayne, Ind. as part of Hoopla: A Celebration of Women's Basketball.


Valpo Looks to Bounce Back Sunday Against Ball State

After an eight-day layoff, Valparaiso returns to the court on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders face instate foe Ball State in Fort Wayne, Ind. as part of Hoopla: A Celebration of Women's Basketball. Valpo is looking to rebound from a loss to Indiana State last Saturday at the Hoosier State Classic.


Rietema Named Mid-Con Player of the Week after Three Solid Performances

Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a 2-1 record during the last seven days.


Valpo-Notre Dame Hoops to be Videocast Online in Addition to Televised

The Valparaiso-Notre Dame women's basketball game on December 19 will be videocast online live in addition to being televised locally.


Rietema's Triple-Double Not Enough as Valpo Falls at Hoosier State Classic

Valparaiso got a triple-double from Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) and a double-double from Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) but it was not enough as the Crusaders fell to Indiana State 83-71 on Saturday afternoon at the Hoosier State Classic in Indianapolis, Ind.


Valpo Rallies for Fourth Straight Victory

Valparaiso used a game-ending 10-2 run to turn a late five-point deficit into a 77-74 victory over Loyola (Chicago) on Thursday evening in Chicago, Ill.


Crusaders Begin Road Swing Looking for Fourth Straight Win

Valparaiso takes to the road for the first of four straight games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening as the Crusaders take on future Horizon League foe Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders are looking for their fourth consecutive victory. A videocast of the game will be available online through the Horizon League Network.


Outside Shooting Propels Valpo to Third Straight Win

Valparaiso made 14 three-pointers, shooting 56% from beyond the arc, and had four players tally double figures as the Crusaders defeated Bradley 82-73 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold's third straight victory.


Valpo Hoops Can Be Seen 15 Times on Television and the Web This Season

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.


Valpo Looks for Third Straight Win as Crusaders Host Bradley Tuesday

Valparaiso begins a stretch of three games over six days on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Bradley at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo has won two straight and is looking for its first victory ever against the Braves.


Tickets Still Available For Marquee Matchups

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.


Valpo Escapes Akron with 50-49 Victory

Launa Hochstetler's (Hiland, Ohio/Berlin H.S.) free throw with 37.8 seconds remaining gave Valpo the lead and Akron missed a shot at the buzzer as the Crusaders held on for a 50-49 victory over the Zips on Wednesday evening in Akron, Ohio.


Valpo Hits the Road Again, Travels to Akron Wednesday Night

Valparaiso plays its final game before the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders head to Akron, Ohio to battle the Zips of Akron. The Brown and Gold is looking for its second straight victory, and first of the year away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo Registers Season's First Victory, Downs Northern Arizona 62-56

Valparaiso got 21 points from Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) and 15 more from Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) as the Crusaders picked up their first victory of the 2006-2007 season on Friday night, defeating Northern Arizona 62-56 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Crusaders Host Northern Arizona Friday Night in Home Opener

Valparaiso looks to pick up its first victory of the season on Friday evening as the Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time in 2006-2007 when the Brown and Gold entertain Northern Arizona. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m.


Crusaders Defeated at Indiana Wednesday Night

For 20 minutes Valparaiso hung tough with Indiana, the Crusaders' second straight opponent from the Big Ten, but cold second half shooting doomed the Brown and Gold's fate as the Hoosiers defeated Valpo 85-51 on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.


Crusaders Set to Face Second Straight Big Ten Opponent as Valpo Travels to Indiana Wednesday

Valparaiso will continue its season-opening road trip against the Big Ten on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders head down state to battle Indiana. Tipoff against the Hoosiers is set for 6 p.m. CST.


Slow Start Dooms Valpo in Season Opener

Cold shooting and turnovers put Valparaiso behind early and the Crusaders could not recover, dropping their season opener 64-45 to Northwestern on Friday night in Evanston, Ill.


Valpo Women Set to Open Regular Season Friday at Northwestern

Valparaiso will open the 2006-2007 campaign on Friday evening as the Crusaders travel to Evanston, Ill. to battle the Wildcats of Northwestern beginning at 6 p.m. CST. The contest will be the first of two straight to open the season for the Brown and Gold against Big Ten foes.


Valpo Women Ink Five to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that the Crusaders have signed five players to National Letters of Intent and will begin play with the Brown and Gold for the 2007-2008 season.


Crusaders Win Final Tune-up

Valparaiso jumped out to a 21-point halftime advantage and hung on to defeat Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 71-56 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the Crusaders' final exhibition game.


Crusaders Down Grand Valley State in Exhibition Opener

Valparaiso used stifling defense and timely 3-point shooting from freshman Kelly Peller (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) to defeat the defending NCAA Division II national champions from Grand Valley State, 50-45, Saturday afternoon at the ARC in the exhibition opener for the Crusaders.


Valpo Women Set for 2006-2007 Hoops Campaign

With the 2006-2007 basketball season right around the corner for the Valparaiso Crusaders, familiar faces abound for the Brown and Gold and hopes are high for yet another successful season.


Single Game Hoops Tickets On Sale Friday

Single game tickets for Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball games will go on sale Friday, October 27 at 10 a.m.


Midnight Mayhem Set for October 20 at Valpo

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.


Valpo Hosting Third Annual Basketball Clinic for Girls

Valparaiso University's women's basketball program is holding their third annual Parents Night Out Girls' Basketball Clinic on Saturday, October 14 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo to Host 12th Annual Basketball Coaching Clinic

Valparaiso University will be hosting its 12th Annual Basketball Coaching Clinic on Friday, September 22 and Saturday September 23.


Crusader Season Basketball Tickets Now On Sale

Season tickets for Valparaiso University basketball are now on sale for the 2006-2007 season.


Valpo Women's Basketball Adds Greg Kirby to Coaching Staff

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Greg Kirby as an assistant coach for the 2006-2007 season.


Kulaga and Comans Contribute at European Championships

Valparaiso University's Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) and Evva Comans (Zonhoven, Belgium/Kindsheid Jesu Hasselt H.S.) each represented their home nation in the A Division of the U-20 European Championships which just completed in Sopron, Hungary.


Valpo Women's Hoops Ranks Fourth in Division I in Team GPA; Eighth Straight Year in Top-25

Valparaiso University's women's basketball program, known for their success both on the court and in the classroom, finished the 2005-2006 school year ranked 4th in the nation in NCAA Division I for team grade point average. This is the eighth straight season the Crusaders' team has been ranked in the top-25 on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll. The Crusaders finished tied for 15th in the country for Division I in team grade point average one year ago in 2004-2005.


Jon Cain Joins Valpo's Hoops Staff

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Jon Cain to fill the position of Associate Head Coach with the Crusader program effective May 31.


Valpo Hands out Basketball Awards at Banquet Sunday Night

Players were recognized and team awards were handed out at the Lyn Hagstrom Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet on Sunday evening at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Peller Signs NLI to Play at Valpo

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Kelly Peller to a National Letter of Intent for the 2006-2007 season.


Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held April 23

The Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 23 in the Charles Room at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Steve Bruce Announces Resignation from Valpo's Women's Basketball Program

Valparaiso University women's basketball associate head coach Steve Bruce has announced his resignation from the Crusader basketball program.


Braun Named to All-Tournament Team

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) received All-Tournament Team accolades from the Mid-Continent Conference Tuesday after recording two double-doubles during the conference tournament.


Western Illinois Tops Valpo in Mid-Con Semis

Western Illinois scored the first 14 points of the second half as the Westerwinds ended Valparaiso's season on Monday afternoon with a 57-40 victory over the Crusaders in the semifinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Tulsa, Okla.


CRUSADERS TO MEET WESTERN ILLINOIS IN MID-CON SEMIS ON MONDAY

Valparaiso will face the Mid-Continent Conference's top seed and regular season champion Western Illinois on Monday afternoon at 12 p.m. in the semifinals of the league tournament. The Crusaders and Westerwinds have regularly produced close games and are meeting in the semifinals for the second time in four years.


Valpo Moves Into Mid-Con Semis with Win over UMKC

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) posted her 7th double-double of the season, including a career-high 16 rebounds, as Valparaiso defeated UMKC 69-48 on Sunday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament to avenge a loss to the Kangaroos in last year's first round.


CRUSADERS BEGIN MID-CON TOURNAMENT RUN SUNDAY AGAINST UMKC

In a rematch of last year's Mid-Continent Conference Tournament quarterfinal, Valparaiso will head to Tulsa, Okla. on Sunday afternoon to battle UMKC. The Crusaders, the tournament's fourth seed, will look to avenge the first round upset from the Kangaroos, this year's fifth seed, that ended last season.


Braun, Rietema, and Myers Earn All Mid-Con Honors

Valparaiso University's Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team for the second straight season while teammates Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) and Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) were Second Team and Honorable Mention selections respectively as the conference announced its annual award winners on Wednesday.


Crusaders to Meet UMKC in Mid-Con Tourney Quarterfinals in Rematch of Last Year's Contest

Valparaiso University will meet UMKC on Sunday afternoon, March 5, at 12 p.m. at the John Q. Hammons Arena at the UMAC in Tulsa, Okla. in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.


Valpo's Betsy Rietema Named to Academic All-America Third Team

Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's Basketball Third Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Valpo Drops Third Straight Falling at ORU

Valparaiso saw its five-game winning streak against Oral Roberts come to an end, while dropping its third game in a row overall for the first time since the beginning of the 2003-2004 season as the Crusaders fell to the Golden Eagles 53-31 on Monday night in Tulsa, Okla. to end the regular season for both teams.


VALPO CLOSES OUT REGULAR SEASON MONDAY NIGHT AT ORAL ROBERTS IN BATTLE FOR #3 SEED

Valparaiso will look to snap a two-game losing skid as well as look to build some momentum heading into the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament as the Crusaders close the regular season on Monday evening at Oral Roberts. The Crusaders and Golden Eagles are tied for third in the Mid-Con standings with the winner earning the third seed in the league's premier event which begins on Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.


Valparaiso Drops Second Straight On the Road, Falls at UMKC

For the fourth straight year Valparaiso was unable to defeat UMKC in Kansas City, Mo. as the Kangaroos posted a 69-63 victory over the Crusaders on Saturday afternoon in Swinney Recreation Center.


CRUSADERS LOOK TO REBOUND FROM LOSS ON SATURDAY IN KANSAS CITY AGAINST UMKC

Valparaiso enters the final weekend of the regular season looking to rebound from Monday night's loss to IUPUI as the Crusaders head to Kansas City, Mo. on Saturday afternoon to take on UMKC. Valpo is looking to remain in third place in the Mid-Con standings.


Valpo Stumbles on the Road at IUPUI

Valparaiso saw its 10-game winning streak against IUPUI come to an end on Monday night as the Crusaders dropped a 63-55 decision to the Jaguars in Indianapolis, Ind.


VALPO HEADS TO IUPUI MONDAY TO BEGIN KEY ROAD TRIP TO WRAP UP THE SEASON

Valparaiso heads to Indianapolis, Ind. on Monday evening to begin a season-ending three-game road trip against IUPUI, the team the Brown and Gold is tied with for second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings. The Crusaders forged the tie on Saturday afternoon with a 75-67 double-overtime victory at home against Chicago State.


Valpo Rallies to Defeat Chicago State in Double Overtime on Senior Day at the ARC

Valparaiso recovered from an 11-point second half deficit to force overtime and then a second extra session before defeating Chicago State 75-67 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Senior Day for the Crusaders.


Valpo Women to Hold 2006 Summer Basketball Camps

The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding its 2006 summer camps this June and July.


VALPO CLOSES OUT HOME SLATE SATURDAY AGAINST CHICAGO STATE ON SENIOR DAY

Saturday afternoon will mark the final home regular season appearance in the careers of three Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold hosts Chicago State on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders are looking to rebound after suffering a 53-42 setback against first place Western Illinois last Saturday afternoon.


Valpo Falls at Home 53-42 to Western Illinois

Western Illinois held Valparaiso to just 34.1% shooting and forced 18 Crusader turnovers as the Westerwinds defeated the Crusaders 53-42 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Rietema Named to Academic All-District V First Team

Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Women's Basketball First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


VALPO HOSTS WESTERN ILLINOIS WITH FIRST PLACE ON THE LINE AT THE ARC ON SATURDAY

The top two teams in the Mid-Continent Conference meet at the ARC on Saturday afternoon with first place on the line as Western Illinois travels to Valparaiso. The Westerwinds currently hold a one game lead over the Crusaders in the league standings.


Valpo Shoots Lights Out in Big Win over Centenary

Valparaiso had its second best shooting night in school history connecting on 62.7% from the floor on its way to an easy 91-44 victory over Centenary Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


VALPO BEGINS PIVOTAL THREE-GAME HOMESTAND AGAINST CENTENARY ON MONDAY

Valparaiso returns to the ARC on Monday evening as the Crusaders host Centenary to begin a three-game homestand to conclude the home portion of the 2005-2006 schedule.


Three-point Shooting Lifts Valpo to Road Win at Southern Utah

Valparaiso hit nine three-pointers in the second half and 12 for the game as the Crusaders broke open a one-point halftime lead on the way to a 69-54 victory over Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah on Saturday evening.


CRUSADERS FLY TO SOUTHERN UTAH ON SATURDAY TO TAKE ON THE THUNDERBIRDS

After downing first place IUPUI on Monday evening, Valparaiso looks to remain near the top of the conference standings on Saturday evening as the Crusaders travel to Southern Utah. Valpo is one game out of first place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings entering the weekend.


Valpo Knocks Off First Place IUPUI

Valparaiso snapped its two-game losing skid on Monday evening using solid defense and rebounding to defeat Mid-Continent Conference co-leader IUPUI 55-48 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


VALPO HOSTS MID-CON CO-LEADER IUPUI AT THE ARC ON MONDAY EVENING

Valparaiso looks to bounce back from back-to-back losses in Mid-Continent Conference play for the first time since January, 2004, on Monday evening as the Crusaders host IUPUI at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Valpo's Late Comeback Falls One Point Short

Down ten with 2:22 to play, Valparaiso's defense gave the Crusaders a chance to tie or win, but the Brown and Gold came up one point short falling to Oakland 68-67 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon.


CRUSADERS RETURN HOME TO BEGIN KEY STRETCH OF GAMES AGAINST OAKLAND SATURDAY

Valparaiso heads into a key stretch of home contests beginning on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders welcome Oakland to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo, which is looking to bounce back from a 53-50 loss at Chicago State on Monday, plays five of its next six games at home.


Valpo Rally Falls Short Monday at Chicago State

Valparaiso's second half rally fell short on Monday evening as the Crusaders headed to the Windy City and dropped a 53-50 decision to Chicago State.


VALPO HEADS TO CHICAGO STATE FOR A MID-CON BATTLE WITH THE COUGARS ON MONDAY

Having won six of their last seven games overall, the Valparaiso Crusaders look to keep pace near the top of the tight Mid-Continent Conference standings on Monday evening as the Brown and Gold head to the Windy City to battle Chicago State.


Valpo Wins 11th Straight at the ARC, Defeats Southern Utah 77-58

Valparaiso used hot shooting at the start of both halves to win its 11th straight home game on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 77-58 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


VALPO LOOKS TO REBOUND AT HOME AGAINST SOUTHERN UTAH ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON

After dropping its first Mid-Continent Conference game of the season on Monday evening, Valparaiso will look to rebound with a victory on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Southern Utah.


Crusaders Drop First Mid-Con Game at Western Illinois

Valparaiso trailed by 14 with less than four minutes to play and cut the deficit to two, but could never get the lead as the Crusaders fell 61-57 to Western Illinois at Western Hall in Macomb, Ill. on Monday evening.


Braun and Rietema Lead Valpo Past IPFW

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) and Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) combined for 35 points and Valparaiso extended its winning streak to five straight as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 69-52 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


VALPO STEPS OUT OF MID-CON PLAY FOR THE FINAL TIME THURSDAY HOSTING IPFW

Riding a four-game winning streak, Valparaiso will play its final non-conference game of the season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders welcome IPFW to the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders have won five of their last six contests overall and sit a top the Mid-Continent Conference standings at 4-0 after posting an 81-54 victory over Oral Roberts on Monday night.


Outside Shooting and Strong Defense Leads Valpo Past Oral Roberts

Valparaiso shot 59.1% from three-point range, making 13-of-22 attempts beyond the arc, and held Oral Roberts to 24 points fewer than its season average as the Crusaders downed the Golden Eagles 81-54 on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


CRUSADERS SET TO HOST ORAL ROBERTS ON MONDAY NIGHT IN TV GAME

Having won three straight games to open Mid-Continent Conference play, Valparaiso returns home on Monday night to host Oral Roberts in a game that can be seen live on WYIN-56 and WHME-46.


Valpo Basketball and Family Express Announce Crusader Kids Club

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.


Valpo Wins Third Straight, Downs Centenary 66-47

Playing their fourth game in eight days, Valparaiso went on the road Wednesday evening and posted a 66-47 victory over Centenary in Shreveport, La. to improve to 3-0 in the Mid-Continent Conference.


VALPO LOOKS TO MOVE TO 3-0 IN MID-CON AS CRUSADERS HEAD TO CENTENARY ON WEDNESDAY

After posting two straight victories to open up Mid-Continent Conference action, Valparaiso will return to the hardwood for the fourth time in eight days on Wednesday as the Crusaders head to Shreveport, La. for a game against Centenary.


Braun Becomes Third Crusader to Earn Mid-Con Player of the Week Honors this Season

Valparaiso University's Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of Mid-Continent Conference victories while also turning in a solid performance against #12/13 Notre Dame.


Freeman Earns 200th Victory at Valpo as Crusaders Down Oakland 69-55 Monday Night

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) registered a double-double and Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph's H.S.) scored a career-high 13 points as Valparaiso went on the road and defeated Oakland 69-55 on Monday evening in Rochester, Mich. to improve to 2-0 in the Mid-Continent conference. The victory marked the 200th victory on the Crusader bench for head coach Keith Freeman.


CRUSADERS OPEN 2006 ON THE ROAD AT OAKLAND AS FREEMAN LOOKS FOR 200TH WIN AT VALPO

After setting a school mark for fewest points allowed in the win against UMKC, Valparaiso takes to the road on Monday evening to open 2006 against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.


Valpo Opens Mid-Con Play with Record-Setting Victory

Saying Valparaiso's defense showed up on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center would be an understatement as the Crusaders held UMKC to just 20.4% shooting on the way to a 65-31 victory to open the Mid-Continent Conference schedule.


CRUSADERS BEGIN MID-CON PLAY FRIDAY AT THE ARC AGAINST UMKC

After playing .500 basketball against rugged non-conference competition, Valparaiso begins the Mid-Continent Conference slate on Friday evening as the Crusaders entertain UMKC.


Valpo Falls 58-50 at #11 Notre Dame on Wednesday

After a ten-day layoff, Valparaiso returned to action Wednesday afternoon and, after starting slow, hung with the #11 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame before falling 58-50 on the road.


VALPO RETURNS FROM THE HOLIDAY BREAK TO FACE #11/12 NOTRE DAME ON THE ROAD

After a ten day break for the holidays, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Wednesday afternoon for a 1 p.m. tipoff against #11/12 Notre Dame on the road. The Crusaders are coming off of a sound 83-50 victory over Loyola (Ill.) on December 18.