Valpo's Football Golf Outing Cancelled

The Valparaiso University football Alumni and Friends Golf Outing scheduled for July 25 at the Course at Aberdeen has been cancelled due to limited interest this year.

Mercer University, Stetson University to Join Pioneer Football League in 2013

Pioneer Football League Commissioner Patty Viverito announced that Mercer University and Stetson University have accepted the league's invitations for membership. Both institutions will begin play with the 2013 season, bringing the league's membership to 12 teams at that time.

Valpo Announces 2011 Football Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the 51 members of his 2011 recruiting class which will begin playing for the Crusaders this fall.

Three Crusaders Selected to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Three Valparaiso University football players that just graduated this past season were among the 671 total players selected nationwide as members of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.

Valpo Football Announces 2011 Team Captains

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced that Grant Bushong (Ionia, Mich./Ionia H.S.), Laurence Treadaway (Detroit, Mich./Orchard Lake Saint Mary's H.S.), and Ferdinand Velez (Chicago, Ill./Saint Patrick H.S.) have been named the Crusaders' team captains for the 2011 season.

Brown Defeats Gold 63-53 in Annual Spring Game

The Crusaders didn't let the rain prevent them from playing in their annual spring game Saturday morning at Valparaiso University's Brown Field where the Brown defeated the Gold 63-53.

Spring Game Set to Kickoff Saturday at 11 a.m.

Valparaiso will play its annual spring Brown and Gold football game Saturday morning at Brown Field beginning at 11 a.m. This year's format will feature the offense against the defense and admission is free.

Crusader Football Helps Less Fortunate

Valparaiso University's football team took a break from spring practice last Saturday and helped furnish housing for the less fortunate in Valparaiso.

Valpo Set for Spring Football Practice

Valparaiso will open spring football practice next Friday, March 18, at Brown Field, for the first of 15 workouts during the months of March and April.

Football Camp Coming to Valpo This Summer

The Valparaiso University football program will be holding a one day, Junior and Senior Camp on Sunday, June 19 at Brown Field from noon until 4 p.m. and is hosted by the Crusader coaching staff.

Valpo Has 19 Football Players Named to PFL Honor Roll

Valparaiso University had 19 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League's Academic Honor Roll for their work in the classroom during the Fall, 2010 semester.

Lee Promoted to Defensive Coordinator; Bowers Named Special Teams Coordinator for Valpo Football

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced that Chris Bowers has been named the Crusaders' new special teams coordinator and secondary coach. Robert Lee, who had been the special teams coordinator last season, has been promoted to defensive coordinator.

Rob Giancola to be Inducted into Valpo's Hall of Fame

An outstanding player for the Crusaders on the football field, Rob Giancola set numerous receiving records during his time at Valparaiso, and, on Saturday, February 19 he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Four Crusaders Named to PFL All-Academic Team

Four Valparaiso University football players have been named to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League Team, including two on the First Team and two more on the Second Team the conference has announced.

Valpo Football Announces 2011 Schedule

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the Crusaders' 2011 football schedule, which is highlighted by five home games at Brown Field, including the season opener on Sept. 3.

Football Wraps Up Season with Saturday's Banquet

Nearly 200 people filled the Valparaiso University Harre Union Ballroom on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders handed out the team's season awards at the annual football banquet.

Wood Named First Team All-PFL, Seven Crusaders Earn Honorable Mention Honors

Valparaiso University's Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was a unanimous First Team All-Pioneer Football League selection while seven other Crusaders earned Honorable Mention All-PFL honors as the conference announced its postseason awards.

Valpo's Crawford to Participate in FCS Senior Bowl

Valparaiso University's Eli Crawford (Bogart, Ga./North Oconee H.S.) will participate in the 2010 FCS Senior Scout Bowl held on December 11, 2010 at the Joseph T. St Lawrence Sports Complex in Hillburn, N.Y.

Valpo's Wood Earns PFL Honors

Valparaiso University's Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was named the Pioneer Football League's Special Teams Player of the Week following his efforts last Saturday at Morehead State.

Morehead State Defeats Valpo in Football Season Finale

Valparaiso saw its 2010 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders suffered a 37-15 loss to Morehead State at Jayne Stadium in Morehead, Ky.

Football Closes Season Saturday at Morehead State

Valparaiso closes out the 2010 season on Saturday afternoon, taking to the road for the second straight week. The Crusaders head to Morehead, Ky. this week to battle Morehead State in Pioneer Football League action.

Campbell Defeats Valpo 56-14 on Saturday

Kevin Becker (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson H.S.) hauled in 11 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown on Saturday afternoon for Valparaiso, but the Crusaders could not overcome 35 second quarter points by Campbell as the Camels earned a 56-14 victory over the Brown and Gold at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, N.C.

Valpo's Soller Earns Academic All-District V Honors

Valparaiso University defensive back Alex Soller (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) has been named to the ESPN Academic All-District V football team.

Football Travels to Campbell Saturday

Valparaiso enters the month of November by taking to the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Buies Creek, N.C. to take on the Camels of Campbell. The Brown and Gold finish the 2010 season with a pair of road games.

Butler Tops Valpo in “Battle for the Hoosier Helmet”

Butler spoiled Senior Day for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field, defeating the Crusaders 48-0 to retain the “Hoosier Helmet” in the annual rivalry game.

Football Set to "Battle for the Hoosier Helmet" Saturday

Valparaiso returns to Brown Field for the final time in 2010 on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders “Battle for the Hoosier Helmet” against longtime instate rival Butler. Saturday is also Senior Day, with the Crusader football program honoring 12 players prior to kickoff.

Valpo Football Falls 30-10 at San Diego Saturday

Valparaiso was within three points of host San Diego at halftime on Saturday afternoon, but two big plays by the Toreros in the second half turned the momentum of the game as the Crusaders fell 30-10 at Torero Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

Football Heads to California Saturday to Battle San Diego

Valparaiso takes the 2,100 mile trip across the country on Saturday afternoon to battle the Toreros of San Diego. The Crusaders finish the season with three of their last four games away from Brown Field.

Wood Earns Punting Honors for Second Time This Season

For the second time this season, Valparaiso University punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was honored by the College Football Performance Awards as an Honorable Mention Punter of the Week in NCAA I-FCS following the Jacksonville game.

Jacksonville Upends Crusader Football on Saturday

Eric Slenk (Holland, Mich./Christian H.S.) hauled in Valparaiso's lone touchdown on Saturday afternoon as Jacksonville posted an 86-7 victory over of the Crusaders at Brown Field.

Valpo Football Hosts First Place Jacksonville Saturday

Valparaiso closes out its homestand on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field with another Pioneer Football League battle as the Crusaders host Jacksonville. Valpo is looking to bounce back from last week's loss to Marist while the Dolphins are looking to remain atop the PFL standings.

Marist Hands Valpo Setback at Home

Valparaiso racked up a season-high 358 yards of total offense, but could not convert them into points on Saturday afternoon, falling to Marist 51-7 at Brown Field.

Valpo Football Returns Home Saturday to Entertain Marist

Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon for the third time in four weeks as the Crusaders host Marist College. The game is part of Parents Weekend on the university campus, and also begins another two-game homestand for the Brown and Gold.

Wood Earns Punting Honors after Dayton Performance

Valparaiso University punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was honored by the College Football Performance Awards as an Honorable Mention Punter of the Week in NCAA I-FCS after his efforts at Dayton.

Valpo Falls on the Road at Dayton 48-14

Valparaiso hung with preseason Pioneer Football League favorite Dayton for 30 minutes, but the Flyers pulled away in the second half to defeat the Crusaders 48-14 on Saturday afternoon at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.

Football Travels to Dayton Saturday to Battle the Flyers

After back-to-back weeks at home, Valparaiso returns to the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders visit the Buckeye State to battle Dayton. Valpo is looking for its first victory of the season after suffering a narrow two-point setback last week against Drake.

Crusader Rally Falls Just Short as Drake Defeats Valpo on Homecoming

Trailing by 15 points entering the fourth quarter, Valparaiso rallied to pull within two and had the football late in the game, but could not find a last minute score as the Crusaders fell 21-19 to Drake on Homecoming Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.

Valpo Football Hosts Drake Saturday on Homecoming

It's Homecoming at Valparaiso this Saturday as the Crusaders take to the gridiron against Drake at Brown Field. Saturday also marks the start of the 18th Pioneer Football League campaign for the Brown and Gold as the Crusaders face the Bulldogs for the second straight year in the conference opener.

Coach Carlson and Valpo to Take Part in Coach to Cure MD on Saturday

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson will be among thousands of college coaches nationwide taking part in the third annual Coach to Cure MD program on Saturday as the Crusaders take on Drake.

Saint Joseph's Defeats Valpo on Communiversity Night

Saint Joseph's (Ind.) spoiled Valparaiso's home opener on Saturday night in front of more than 4,600 fans at Brown Field on Communiversity Night as the Pumas defeated the Crusaders 50-7.

Valpo Hosts Saint Joseph's on Communiversity Day Saturday Night

Valparaiso opens the 90th home season of Crusader football on Saturday evening as the Brown and Gold host region rival Saint Joseph's (Ind.) at Brown Field. Saturday is Communiversity Day, and also marks the first night football game ever played on the Valparaiso University campus.

Silent Auction Set for Saturday's Football Game

Valparaiso University's football team will be holding a silent auction for a pair of autograph items during Saturday's football game against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) as part of Communiversity Day on campus. Kickoff for the game is set for 7 p.m. at Brown Field.

Franklin Downs Valpo 42-7 Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso wrapped up its season-opening two-game road trip on Saturday afternoon, suffering a 42-7 loss to Franklin at Faught Stadium in Franklin, Ind.

Crusaders Head to Franklin Saturday

Valparaiso heads south on Saturday afternoon, but remains in the Hoosier State as the Crusaders take on Franklin. Both schools are looking to bounce back from opening weekend setbacks with their first victory of the season. After this week, the Crusaders will play five of their next seven games at home at Brown Field.

Western Illinois Defeats Valpo in Rainy Season Opener

Valparaiso opened the 2010 season on Thursday evening, falling 45-0 to Western Illinois in a game played in a driving rain storm in Macomb, Ill.

Valpo Football Heads to Western Illinois Thursday

A new era in Valparaiso University football opens on Thursday evening as the Crusaders battle Western Illinois, a NCAA I-FCS scholarship program. First year head coach Dale Carlson takes the reigns for the first time at Valpo, and leads the Brown and Gold into its 90th season of intercollegiate football.

Valpo Football Set to Kickoff 90th Season

A new era in Valparaiso University football kicks off in 2010 as Dale Carlson takes over the helm of the program. Carlson inherits 39 returning letterwinners from last year's squad, along with six starters on each side of the football. In addition, 37 freshmen have joined the program for the upcoming season, giving Valpo a roster of just over 100 as the Brown and Gold prepare for opening night.

Football Ticket Pricing Announced, Including Special Pricing for Home Opener on September 18

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced ticket prices for the upcoming football season, including advanced ticket specials for the home opener against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) as part of Communiversity Day on September 18.

PFL Releases Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University has been projected to finish in 10th place in the Pioneer Football League for the 2010 season according to the preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches which was released Monday (Aug. 9).

Two Crusaders Earn Preseason All-Conference Honors from Phil Steele

Valparaiso University's Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) and Nikko Carson (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township H.S.) have both been named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Second Team.