Kasey Teegardin Named Valpo’s Special Teams Coordinator

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced that Kasey Teegardin has been named the Crusaders’ new special teams coordinator and linebackers coach for the upcoming season.

Valpo Announces 2012 Football Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the 36 members of his 2012 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 721 total players selected nationwide as members of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.

Spring Football Recap

Head coach Dale Carlson sits down and talks about his thoughts following spring practice and last week's Brown and Gold game.

Gold Defeats Brown 98-74 in Annual Spring Game

Valparaiso University continued the annual spring game with a beautiful, sunny, brisk, April Saturday morning at Brown Field where the Gold defeated the Brown 98-74.

Six Home Games Highlight 2012 Valpo Football Schedule

Six home games at Brown Field, including a Thursday night opener under the lights, highlight the 2012 Valparaiso University football schedule which has been released by head coach Dale Carlson.

Spring Game to Kickoff at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown Field

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

Crusader Football Coach Dale Carlson to Guest DJ on Sunday Night

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson will serve as a guest DJ on the "Sunday Night Star" on WDRV (97.1-FM, Chicago) from 9-10 p.m.

Valpo Spring Football Practice Opens Today

With temperatures expected to be in the 80s it will feel more like the opening of summer training camp, but spring football practice opens this afternoon (March 21) for Valparaiso University at Brown Field, the first of 15 workouts during the months of March and April.

Valpo Football Hires Silveus and Bailey as New Assistants

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the hiring of Tyson Silveus and Alex Bailey as new assistant coaches for the 2012 season.

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 17 at Brown Field from noon until 4 p.m. and is hosted by the Crusader coaching staff.

Valpo Has 32 Football Players Named to PFL Honor Roll

Valparaiso University had 32 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League’s Academic Honor Roll for their work in the classroom during the Fall 2011 semester, nearly doubling the number of student-athletes from the 2010 season.

Football Announces Academic Top 10

Valparaiso University head coach Dale Carlson has announced the football programs Academic Top 10 for the fall semester for players returning for the 2012 season.

Blair Named to ADA Academic All-Star Team

Valparaiso University offensive lineman Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) has been named to the 14th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.

Football Announces Team’s Year-End Awards

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced nine individual award winners from the 2011 season based upon their performances throughout the year.

Valpo’s Blair Named to PFL All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University senior offensive lineman Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League’s First Team for his efforts both on the field and in the classroom.

Wood Named Second Team All-PFL, Six Crusaders Earn Honorable Mention Honors

Greg Wood earned Second Team All-Pioneer Football League honors for his efforts punting the football this season while six other Valparaiso University players received Honorable Mention accolades. Sean McCarty and Nate Blair earned Honorable Mention honors on the offensive side while Nikko Carson, Cody Gokan, Pat Derbak, and Laurence Treadaway represented the defense.

Davidson Defeats Valpo to Close 2011 Season

The 2011 football season came to a close on Saturday afternoon for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold fell to Davidson 30-22 at Richardson Stadium in Davidson, N.C.

Football Closes Season Saturday at Davidson

Valparaiso wraps up the 2011 season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Davidson, N.C. to battle the Wildcats of Davidson College. The Crusaders are looking to continue the momentum that the team garnered last Saturday with their 34-31 victory over Campbell in the home finale.

Two Crusaders Earn National Football Honors

Valparaiso University’s Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.) and Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) both earned national recognition for their performances on the football field Saturday afternoon in the Crusaders’ win against Campbell.

Valpo’s Hoffman Shares Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University’s Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for four touchdowns, including the game winner, last Saturday in the Crusaders’ 34-31 victory over Campbell.

Crusaders Rally for Senior Day Victory over Campbell

Gabe Ali-El (Randallstown, Md./Polytechnic Institute) caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.) with 3:09 remaining gave Valparaiso the lead and the Crusaders held on to defeat Campbell 34-31 on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field, sending the Valpo seniors off in style in their home finale.

Valpo’s Blair Earns Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso University senior offensive lineman Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Football Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Crusaders Host Campbell Saturday on Senior Day

The home portion of the 2011 football schedule comes to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Valparaiso Crusaders entertain the Campbell Camels. The 17 members of Valpo’s senior class will all be honored prior to kickoff.

Valpo Football Falls at Marist

Valparaiso turned the ball over five times on Saturday afternoon and Marist took advantage as the Red Foxes defeated the Crusaders 30-7 at Tenney Stadium in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Valparaiso Travels to Marist for Saturday's Action

Valparaiso heads to New York this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders begin the final quarter of the 2011 football season facing Marist. This week’s contest is the third road game over the last four weeks for the Brown and Gold.

Dayton Downs Valpo 49-10 Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso’s offense was unable to get on track until late in the game on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field as Dayton defeated the Crusaders 49-10.

Valpo Football Returns to Brown Field Saturday

Valparaiso returns home to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders celebrate Parents’ Weekend entertaining Dayton.

Drake Defeats Valpo Saturday in Des Moines

Valparaiso wrapped up its two-game road trip at Drake Stadium on Saturday afternoon, falling 50-0 to Drake in Des Moines, Iowa.

Football Heads to Drake to Close Road Trip

Valparaiso continues its road trip this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head west to the state of Iowa to battle Drake. The Crusaders are coming off of one of their best offensive outputs of the season last week at Butler, and look to continue putting up yardage this weekend.

Coach Carlson Featured on Sports Network

Valpo coach Dale Carlson talks with Craig Haley from the Sports Network regarding Crusader football.

Butler Captures Hoosier Helmet against Crusaders

Valparaiso kept the game close throughout the first half, but Butler took advantage of three second half turnovers and turned them into points as the Bulldogs defeated the Crusaders 42-14 to retain the Hoosier Helmet on Saturday afternoon at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind.

HELMET WEEK: Football Heads to Butler Saturday

The Battle for the Hoosier Helmet will take place on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso heads south to Indianapolis, Ind. to take on longtime rival Butler. The two schools first met in 1927 and the Crusaders have faced the Bulldogs more than any other school in program history.

San Diego Defeats Valparaiso Saturday at Brown Field

Touchdown drives on the first two possessions of the second half highlighted Valparaiso’s offense on Saturday afternoon but the Crusaders were not able to overcome a large halftime deficit in falling to San Diego 55-14 at Brown Field.

Crusaders Host San Diego Saturday at Brown Field

Valparaiso remains home at Brown Field this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders welcome one of the Pioneer Football League’s co-leaders to town. The Crusaders will battle San Diego beginning at 1 p.m. before taking to the road for the next two games.

Morehead State Downs Valpo in PFL Opener

Valparaiso opened the Pioneer Football League portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon, dropping a Homecoming contest to Morehead State 38-14 at Brown Field.

Wysocki Named Semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

Valparaiso University running back Bobby Wysocki (Calumet City, Ill./Thornwood H.S.) has been named as one of 127 national semifinalists for the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s William V. Campbell Trophy which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.

Valpo Hosts Morehead State for Homecoming

Valparaiso opens Pioneer Football League play on Saturday afternoon hosting Morehead State at Brown Field. The first of two straight home games for the Crusaders, the game is part of the school’s annual Homecoming celebration on campus this weekend.

Crusader Football Falls at Duquesne

Valparaiso wrapped up non-conference play on Saturday afternoon suffering a 49-14 loss to Duquesne at Rooney Field in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Football Closes Non-Conference Play at Duquesne Saturday

Valparaiso wraps up the non-conference portion of the 2011 schedule on Saturday afternoon traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa. to battle Duquesne. The Crusaders are also wrapping up a two-game road trip before returning to Brown Field in two weeks, following a bye next Saturday, to open Pioneer Football League action.

Crusaders Fall at Youngstown State

Valparaiso opened up the road portion of the 2011 football schedule on Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio dropping a 77-13 decision to Youngstown State.

Crusaders Head to Youngstown State Saturday

After posting their high offensive output since 2008 last Saturday, Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time in 2011 traveling to Youngstown State to battle a traditional NCAA I-FCS national power. This week’s contest is the second of three straight non-conference games to open the season for the Crusaders prior to the start of Pioneer Football League action in October.

Franklin Spoils Valpo’s Opener on Rainy Communiversity Night

Valparaiso jumped out to a 14-point lead midway through the second quarter but Franklin rallied with three second half touchdowns and defeated the Crusaders 49-35 on a rainy Saturday evening at Brown Field in the season opener on the second annual Communiversity Day.

Valpo Opens 91st Season of Football Saturday Hosting Franklin

The 2011 football season kicks off on Saturday evening at Brown Field in Valparaiso as the Crusaders take on instate foe Franklin under the lights. The season opener is also part of Communiversity Day on the Valpo campus, with a wide variety of activities taking place leading up to kickoff between the Crusaders and Grizzlies.

Crusaders Set for 2011 Season on the Gridiron

As the 2011 football season gets set to kick off, the Valparaiso Crusaders look to continue rebuilding their program and moving up in the Pioneer Football League standings. Head coach Dale Carlson returns for year two at the helm of the Brown and Gold. He returns more than 40 letterwinners from one year ago, including six starters on each side of the football, and has brought in 46 freshmen as well as a couple of transfers.

Valpo Football to Close Training Camp with Intrasquad Scrimmage Saturday

Valparaiso University’s football team will wrap up training camp on Saturday with the Brown-Gold intrasquad scrimmage at Brown Field beginning at 2 p.m.

Communiversity Day Set for Sept. 3

Valparaiso University invites the Northwest Indiana community to celebrate the second annual Communiversity Day on Saturday, Sept. 3 which includes the football home opener against Franklin as well as volleyball’s Marriot Volley Brawl tournament.

PFL Releases 2011 Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University has been projected to finish in 10th place in the Pioneer Football League for the 2011 season according to the preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.

Four Crusaders Earn Preseason All-PFL Honors

Valparaiso University punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) has earned Preseason First Team All-Pioneer Football League honors while tight end Kevin Becker (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson H.S.), offensive lineman Ferdinand Velez (Chicago, Ill./Saint Patrick H.S.), and linebacker Cody Gokan (Round Lake, Ill./Mundelein H.S.) were named Preseason Second Team All-PFL in Phil Steele's 2011 FCS College Football Preview.