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Valpo Women to Face Rigorous Schedule in First Horizon League Season
Valpo Women's Basketball
Valpo Women's Basketball

Monday, June 18, 2007

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.

In the Crusaders' first season as members of the Horizon League, the Brown and Gold will play six contests against NCAA Tournament teams as well as four more games against WNIT participants.

The season tips off on November 9 as the Crusaders head to Bowling Green, a NCAA Sweet 16 team from a year ago. Three days later, Valpo travels to Purdue for a battle with the Boilermakers, a team that advanced to the Elite 8 in 2006-2007.

Valpo's season opening road trip then heads to Cincinnati, Ohio where the Crusaders will face Big East foe Cincinnati as well as NCAA participant Xavier on the same weekend. The six-game road trip to open the year ends Thanksgiving weekend as the Crusaders participate in the Florida Gulf Coast Tournament with Eastern Kentucky and Central Connecticut State, in addition to the tournament hosts.

The home opener occurs on December 1 as Valpo hosts the Hoosier State Classic. The Crusaders face Ball State, a WNIT second round team, while Indiana State and Butler meet in the first contest. The Crusaders also have a home date with North Texas in the stretch of games which sees Valpo play five of six games at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

A 45-mile trip to Notre Dame, a NCAA Tournament second round team, on December 12 is the final road non-conference game for the Crusaders. Valpo then hosts South Dakota State, a WNIT quarterfinalist, and Saint Xavier to round out the non-conference action.

Valpo begins Horizon League play on January 5 hosting Butler. UW-Green Bay, a second round NCAA Tournament team, comes to the ARC on January 19 and UIC, a WNIT participant, visits the ARC on February 9 as part of the double round-robin league slate.

The regular season ends March 8 at Butler before the Crusaders head to the Horizon League Championships March 10-16 to be played at campus sites.

Valparaiso 2007-2008 Women's Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Time
Nov. 1 Trinity Christian (exhibition) 7:05 p.m.
Nov. 3 Showtime Basketball Australia (exhibition) 1:35 p.m.
Nov. 9 at Bowling Green 6 p.m.
Nov. 12 at Purdue TBA
Nov. 16 at Cincinnati TBA
Nov. 18 at Xavier (Ohio) TBA
Nov. 23-24 at Florida Gulf Coast Tournament (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Nov. 23 vs. Eastern Kentucky 4 p.m.
Nov. 24 at Florida Gulf Coast/vs. Central Connecticut State 4/6 p.m.
Dec. 1 Hoosier Classic
Dec. 1 Indiana State vs. Butler 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 1 Ball State 3:05 p.m.
Dec. 8 North Texas 1:35 p.m.
Dec. 12 at Notre Dame TBA
Dec. 14 South Dakota State 7:05 p.m.
Dec. 22 Saint Xavier 1:35 p.m.
Jan. 5 Butler * 1:35 p.m.
Jan. 10 at UIC * TBA
Jan. 12 at Loyola (Chicago) * TBA
Jan. 17 UW-Milwaukee * 7:05 p.m.
Jan. 19 UW-Green Bay * 1:35 p.m.
Jan. 24 at Wright State * 6 p.m.
Jan. 26 at Detroit * TBA
Jan. 31 Youngstown State * 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 2 Cleveland State * 1:35 p.m.
Feb. 7 Loyola (Chicago) * 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 9 UIC * 1:35 p.m.
Feb. 14 at UW-Green Bay * TBA
Feb. 16 at UW-Milwaukee * 2 p.m.
Feb. 21 Detroit * 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 23 Wright State * 1:35 p.m.
Feb. 28 at Cleveland State * TBA
Mar. 1 at Youngstown State * TBA
Mar. 8 at Butler * TBA
Mar. 10,12,14,16 Horizon League Championships (at higher seeds)

All Times Central.
Home Games in Bold and Played at Athletics-Recreation Center.
* - Indicates Horizon League Game.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler