Valpo Announces 2009 Football Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams has announced that 45 players have committed to play football for the Crusaders beginning this fall.

Football Announces Schedule Change for 2009 Season

The Valparaiso University football team has announced that it will now open the 2009 season against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) on the road in Rensselaer, Ind. as opposed to at Brown due to other scheduling considerations. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m.

Valpo Announces 2009 Football Schedule as Spring Practice is Set to Begin

With Valparaiso set to kick off spring practice on Monday, March 30, head coach Stacy Adams has announced the 2009 football schedule, which will see the Brown and Gold play at Brown Field six times.

Robert Lee Joins Crusader Football Staff as Special Teams Coordinator

Valparaiso University head football coach Stacy Adams has announced that Robert Lee has joined the Crusader coaching staff as a defensive assistant and special teams coordinator.

Valpo to Host Two Football Camps this Summer

Valparaiso University will be conducting a pair of football camps this summer at Brown Field.

Five Crusaders Named to Academic All-PFL Teams

Valparaiso University had five football players voted to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League First and Second Teams, as voted upon by the conference's sports information directors. The Crusader selections included First Team accolades for Ryan Kozey (Waterford, Wis./Union H.S.) and Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan [Sweden] H.S.). Tim Kratz (Macomb, Mich./Lutheran North H.S.), Ryan Koepke (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.), and Matt Mancl (Neenah, Wis./Neenah H.S.) were named to the Second Team.

Valpo Has 47 Football Players Named to PFL Honor Roll

Valparaiso University had 46 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League's Academic Honor Roll for the Fall, 2008 semester.

Two Crusaders Named to Academic All-Star Team

Valparaiso University had two football players among the 43 members named to the 11th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.

10 Crusaders Earn Postseason PFL Accolades

Led by Pioneer Football League First Team selection Ryan Kozey (Waterford, Wis./Union H.S.), Valparaiso University had 10 football players earn All-League honors for the 2008 season.

Rundh Earns Second Team Academic All-America Honors

Valparaiso University's Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan [Sweden] H.S.) has been named an ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American as voted upon by CoSIDA.

Drake Spoils Senior Day at Valpo with Shutout

Drake limited Valparaiso to just 150 yards of total offense and seven first downs on Saturday, and spoiled Senior Day for the Crusaders with a 32-0 victory at Brown Field on a blustery, cold afternoon.

Crusaders Close Out Season Saturday Hosting Drake

Valparaiso will wrap up the 2008 regular season on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field hosting Drake. The Crusaders are looking for back-to-back victories following a 33-point win at Campbell last weekend. Prior to kickoff, 20 Valpo seniors will be honored as part of Senior Day activities.

Punt Return Helps Popper Earn PFL Honors

After returning a punt 48 yards for a touchdown against Campbell, John Popper (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman H.S.) was named the Pioneer Football League's co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

Valpo Defense Leads Crusaders to 47-14 Victory at Campbell

Valparaiso's defense intercepted four passes, including one that was returned for a touchdown, and the Crusaders scored 24 points in the first 8:09 of the second half on the way to a 47-14 victory over Campbell on Saturday afternoon in Buies Creek, N.C.

Valpo to Meet Campbell for First Time Ever

Valparaiso heads out on the road for the final time Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Buies Creek, N.C. to take on Campbell, the Pioneer Football League's newest member. The Fighting Camels are playing collegiate football for the first time since the 1950 season, when Campbell played as a junior college program. Valpo is looking for its first victory of the season away from Brown Field while Campbell is looking for its first home win since reintroducing football.

Crusaders Fall to Jacksonville on Chilly Afternoon

Despite outgaining the Pioneer Football League’s top offense, Valparaiso fell 40-24 to Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field on a cool, crisp afternoon.

Rundh Earns Second Straight Academic All-District Honor

Valparaiso University’s Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team for the second straight season.

Valpo's Kozey Among 10 Finalists for ARA Sportsmanship Award

Valparaiso University’s Ryan Kozey (Waterford, Wis./Union H.S.) is one of 10 finalists nationally for the Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) Sportsmanship Award, given to one outstanding NCAA Division I collegiate football player who best personifies the spirit of sportsmanship.

Valpo Returns Home Saturday to Host Jacksonville

After being on the road for the past two weeks, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon to entertain Jacksonville in Pioneer Football League action.  Saturday’s game is part of Parents’ Weekend on the Valparaiso University campus.

Valpo Defeated on the Road at Morehead State

Morehead State scored on its first five possessions of the game Saturday afternoon as the Eagles defeated Valparaiso 44-10 at Jayne Stadium in Morehead, Ky.

Valpo Heads to Kentucky Saturday to Face Morehead State

Valparaiso remains on the road Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Morehead, Ky. to battle Morehead State in Pioneer Football League action.  The Crusaders are looking to bounce back from a pair of losses the past two weeks and move up into the middle of the pack in the PFL.

Crusaders Fall on the Road at Dayton Saturday

Dayton scored five touchdowns and had 310 yards of offense in the first half on the way to a 43-7 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.

Football Looks to Even PFL Record Saturday at Dayton

Valparaiso hits the road for the first of two straight games away from Brown Field this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Dayton, Ohio to battle the Dayton Flyers.  Valpo is looking to bounce back from a loss to Butler last Saturday and even its mark in Pioneer Football League play.

Valpo Falls to Butler in Battle for Hoosier Helmet

Ross Wiemer (Burlington, Wis./Burlington H.S.) rushed for two touchdowns for Valparaiso but Butler scored the game's final 27 points on the way to a 48-21 victory over the Crusaders in the Battle for the Hoosier Helmet at Brown Field.

Valpo Sweeps PFL's Weekly Awards

Valparaiso was represented by all three Pioneer Football League Players of the Week following the victory over Davidson when the league announced the honors on Sunday afternoon.  Ross Wiemer (Burlington, Wis./Burlington H.S.) took home Offensive honors while Anthony Curry (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville H.S.) earned the Defensive award.  David Hamaker (Plano, Texas/West H.S.) was the PFL Special Teams Player of the Week.

Valpo to Host Butler in Battle for the Hoosier Helmet Saturday

Coming off of a thrilling overtime victory against Davidson last Saturday, Valparaiso looks to continue its success at home this Saturday as the Crusaders host Butler in the Battle for the Hoosier Helmet.  The Crusaders are looking to retain the helmet after winning last year’s contest between the two instate rivals.

Valpo Thrills Homecoming Crowd with Second Half Comeback and Overtime Victory over Davidson

Jake Riedel (South Milwaukee, Wis./South Milwaukee H.S.) scored from two yards out in overtime and Anthony Curry (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville H.S.) intercepted a Davidson pass, his second pick of the game, on the Wildcats’ possession as Valparaiso came from 18 points down to earn a 35-29 victory in front of 4,178 at Brown Field on Homecoming.

Valpo Football Hosts Davidson for Homecoming Saturday

Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon to host Davidson in the annual Homecoming game looking to record its first Pioneer Football League victory of the season.  Prior to kickoff, there will be a dedication ceremony for the newly remodeled Brown Field.

Second Half Outburst Pushes San Diego Past Valpo

San Diego scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second half to break open a tie game on the way to defeating Valparaiso 42-14 on Saturday afternoon in San Diego, Calif.  The Crusaders tied the game 14-14 at halftime, but was unable to get the offense moving in the second half.

Valpo to Open PFL Play Saturday at San Diego

After a week off from action, Valparaiso will return to the gridiron this week to open up Pioneer Football League play at San Diego.  The game will be a part of Homecoming West for Valpo, and will mark the kickoff to the Crusaders’ 16th PFL season.

Second Half Surge Pushes Marian Past Valpo

Marian (Ind.) scored 13 unanswered points in the second half on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field and rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat Valparaiso 13-10.

Valpo Hosts Marian Saturday at Brown Field

Coming off a victory in its home opener last Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso will wrap up the non-conference portion of the 2008 schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Marian (Ind.).  Following the game, the Brown and Gold will have a bye week before beginning Pioneer Football League play at San Diego.

Balanced Offensive Attack Leads Valpo Past Concordia (Wis.)

Valparaiso rolled up 449 yards of total offense, 229 on the ground and 220 through the air, on the way to a 34-10 victory over Concordia (Wis.) on Saturday afternoon on Brown Field.

Valpo to Host Concordia Saturday in Home Opener

Valpo is set for the 88th home opener in the program’s history at Brown Field on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Concordia (Wis.).  The game also marks the inaugural game on the new Brown Field ProGrass playing surface, which was installed over the summer.  Both schools are looking for their first victory of the 2008 season with Valpo trying to rebound from a loss at Saint Francis (Ill.) one week ago Thursday.

Crusaders Fall to Saint Francis in Sloppy Season Opener

Turnovers on three of the first four possessions of the second half on a muddy field turned field position favorably toward Saint Francis (Ill.) on Thursday evening and the Fighting Saints took advantage, recording a 21-0 victory over Valparaiso in Joliet, Ill. in the season opener for both schools.

Football Season Kicks Off Thursday

The 88th season of Valparaiso University football kicks off with a rare Thursday night contest as the Crusaders travel to Joliet, Ill. to battle Saint Francis (Ill.).  The Crusaders are coming off of a 5-6 season and return 49 letterwinners from last year’s squad.

Valpo Football Set to Kickoff 88th Season

When head coach Stacy Adams took over the Valparaiso University football program prior to the 2005 season, he began rebuilding a program that has won nine conference titles in the 87 seasons of collegiate competition.

Crusaders Picked Seventh in PFL Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University has been projected to finish in a tie for seventh place with Butler in the Pioneer Football League for the 2008 season according to the preseason balloting done by the league’s head coaches.