Bloodworth Joins Crusader Hoops Staff
Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Andrea Bloodworth as an assistant coach heading into the 2005-2006 season.
McCombs Departs Valpo for Assistant's Job at Pittsburgh
Valparaiso University associate head coach Caroline McCombs has resigned from her position at the university to take an assistant coaching job at the University of Pittsburgh.
Helenius Joins Valpo Hoops Recruiting Class
Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced that Sanna Helenius has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders starting in the fall.
Braun Named Mid-Con Student-Athlete of the Month for February
Valparaiso University's Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference women's Student-Athlete of the Month for February.
Former Crusader Nieuwveen Signs with L.A. Sparks of the WNBA
Marlous Nieuwveen has become the first former Valparaiso Crusader to sign a contract in the WNBA, having signed with the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday.
Defending Champions Upset in First Round of Mid-Con Tournament
Despite a double-double by Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.), Valparaiso saw its 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament appearance come to an abrupt end as the second-seeded Crusaders were upset by seventh-seeded UMKC 59-49 on Saturday afternoon at the John Q. Hammons arena in Tulsa, Okla.
TWO-TIME CHAMPIONS BEGIN DEFENSE OF TITLE AGAINST UMKC SATURDAY
Valparaiso begins defense of its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders face UMKC in the quarterfinals. The two-time champions have won five straight heading into the tournament.
Braun and Stangler Honored by Mid-Con
Valparaiso University's Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team and Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) has earned Second Team honors as the league announced its annual postseason awards on Wednesday afternoon.
Myers Earns Mid-Con Co-Player of the Week Honors
Valparaiso University's Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Co-Player of the Week following her performances this weekend that led the Crusaders to a pair of victories.
Valpo to Face UMKC in Mid-Con Quarterfinals
Valparaiso University has earned the second seed for this weekend's Toshiba Mid-Continent Conference Tournament to be held in Tulsa, Okla. and will face UMKC on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
Valpo Dials up Long Distance in Win over UMKC
Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) made a school record nine three-pointers and Valparaiso shot 68.2% from beyond the arc for the game as a team as the Crusaders defeated UMKC 80-56 in the regular season finale for both teams Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPO LOOKS FOR THE #2 SEED IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE AGAINST UMKC MONDAY
Valparaiso returns to the ARC to conclude the regular season on Monday evening against UMKC. The Crusaders need a win against the Kangaroos to secure the second seed in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament which begins on Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.
Valpo Closes Road Schedule with Win at Oral Roberts
Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) hit six first half three-pointers and Valparaiso's defense took over in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts 69-58 on Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla. to spoil Senior Day for the Golden Eagles.
VALPO HEADS TO ORAL ROBERTS FOR FINAL ROAD CONTEST OF THE 2004-2005 REGULAR SEASON
Valparaiso takes its three-game winning streak on the road for the final time during the regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Oral Roberts for a key Mid-Continent Conference tilt.
Valpo Women to Hold 2005 Summer Basketball Camps
The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding its 2005 summer camps this June and July.
Crusaders Move into Second Place after Downing Southern Utah on Senior Day
Valparaiso moved back into second place in the Mid-Continent Conference after a convincing 58-38 victory over Southern Utah on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Stangler Named to Academic All-District V Second Team
Valparaiso University's Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) has been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Women's Basketball Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
VALPO HOSTS SOUTHERN UTAH SATURDAY ON SENIOR DAY AT THE ARC
After back-to-back victories, Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for Senior Day on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders entertain Southern Utah. The game will be broadcast on www.sportsjuice.com
Braun Named Mid-Con Co-Player of the Week
Valparaiso University sophomore Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Co-Player of the Week after her performances over the last three games.
Rietema Leads Valpo to Win over IUPUI
Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) scored a career-high 25 points as Valparaiso defeated IUPUI 56-45 on Monday evening in Indianapolis, Ind.
VALPO CONCLUDES THREE-GAME IN FIVE-DAY STRETCH MONDAY NIGHT AT IUPUI
After knocking off first place Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood Monday night when they travel to IUPUI. The contest will mark Valpo's third game in five days. The game will be broadcast on www.sportsjuice.com.
Valpo Knocks Off First Place Western Illinois
Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) recorded a double-double and Valparaiso held Western Illinois to just 24.1% shooting in the first half as the Crusaders defeated the first place Westerwinds 58-45 on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,114 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPO HOSTS FIRST PLACE WESTERN ILLINOIS SATURDAY IN TIGHT MID-CON RACE
Valparaiso plays the second game of a three-game in five-day stretch on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host first place Western Illinois. The Crusaders find themselves in a third place tie entering play.
Braun Scores Career High 27 but Late Free Throws Lift Chicago State Past Valpo
Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) scored a career-high 27 points, but Chicago State made a pair of free throws with 15.8 seconds left to defeat Valparaiso 58-56 on Thursday night in Chicago, Ill.
CRUSADERS INVADE WINDY CITY LOOKING FOR WIN AGAINST CHICAGO STATE ON THURSDAY
Having won three of its last four games, Valparaiso takes to the road for a rare Thursday evening affair as the Crusaders head to Chicago State.
Crusaders Shake off Slow Start to Defeat Centenary
Valparaiso converted 24 Centenary turnovers into 31 points as the Crusaders defeated the Ladies 59-39 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPO CONCLUDES BRIEF HOMESTAND SATURDAY WHEN CRUSADERS HOST CENTENARY
Valparaiso will look to bounce back from Monday's two-point loss to Oakland when the Crusaders entertain Centenary on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valpo Falls Just Short Against Oakland Monday Night
Valparaiso rallied from an 18-point first half deficit to take the lead late, but Oakland rebounded to post a 58-56 victory over the Crusaders on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPO ENTERTAINS OAKLAND MONDAY NIGHT TO KICK-OFF SECOND HALF OF MID-CON PLAY
After topping Southern Utah at the buzzer on Saturday night, Valparaiso returns home Monday evening to entertain Oakland marking the start of the second half of the Mid-Continent Conference season. The Crusaders, sitting in second place in the standings, trail Western Illinois by two games.
Braun Hits Game-Winner as Valpo Tops Southern Utah
Tamra Braun's (Savage, Minn./Savage H.S.) lay-in with 0.5 seconds left gave Valparaiso a come-from-behind 53-51 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday night in Cedar City, Utah.
CRUSADERS HEAD TO SOUTHERN UTAH SATURDAY TO CONCLUDE FIRST HALF OF MID-CON PLAY
Valparaiso will look to finish the first half of the Mid-Continent Conference season with back-to-back wins as the Crusaders travel to Southern Utah on Saturday to battle the Thunderbirds. Valpo is coming off of a convincing 69-36 win over IUPUI on Monday night.
All-Around Game Leads Crusaders to Easy Win
Led by 77.3% shooting in the second half while allowing the second fewest points in school history, Valparaiso cruised to a 69-36 victory over IUPUI on Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPO HOSTS IUPUI MONDAY NIGHT LOOKING TO REBOUND FROM AN OVERTIME LOSS
Valparaiso will look to rebound from a heartbreaking overtime loss at Western Illinois as the Crusaders host IUPUI on Monday evening. Valpo enters the game tied with Oakland for second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings nearing the midway point in league play. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.
Valpo Falls at Western Illinois in Overtime
Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) hit a three-pointer to send the game into overtime, but Western Illinois made 10-of-14 free throws in overtime to give the Westerwinds a 56-52 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday evening in Macomb, Ill.
CRUSADERS LOOK TO STOP NATION'S LONGEST HOME COURT WIN STREAK SATURDAY
Valparaiso will have its hands full as the Crusaders take to the road on Saturday to face Western Illinois. The Westerwinds currently own the nation's longest home court win streak, having posted 33 straight victories at Western Hall.
Valpo Defense Scores Victory over Chicago State
Valparaiso held Chicago State to just 32.7% shooting and force 17 turnovers as the Crusaders defeated the Cougars 52-48 on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPO LOOKS TO REBOUND HOSTING CHICAGO STATE ON MONDAY NIGHT
After struggling to score on Saturday afternoon in a loss at UMKC, the Valparaiso University Crusaders will look to rebound on Monday evening as the Crusaders host Chicago State.
Crusader Shooting Colder than the Temperature Outside
With temperatures hovering below 20 degrees outside in Kansas City, Mo., Valparaiso's shooting was even colder on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders shot just 16.1% (10-of-62) from the floor in a 47-35 loss to UMKC.
CRUSADERS PUT PERFECT ROAD MARK ON THE LINE SATURDAY AT UMKC
After a week off, the first place Valparaiso Crusaders will put their perfect 5-0 road record to the test on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold travels to Kansas City to battle the UMKC Kangaroos. Valpo is coming off of a 72-55 win over Oral Roberts last Saturday.
Stangler Earns Mid-Con Honors after Big Week
Valparaiso University's Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.
Valpo Alone at Top of Mid-Con
Valparaiso moved into sole possession of first place in the Mid-Continent Conference on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts 72-55 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to move to 3-0 in league play.
VALPO HOSTS ORAL ROBERTS SATURDAY IN REMATCH OF LAST YEAR'S MID-CON TITLE GAME
Valparaiso returns to the ARC for the first time in nearly a month on Saturday, as the Crusaders host Oral Roberts in a rematch of last year's Mid-Continent Conference Tournament championship game won by the Crusaders.
Travel-Tested Crusaders Earn Road Win at Oakland
Playing the final game of a six-game, 7,899 mile road trip, Valparaiso went into Rochester, Mich. and defeated Oakland 68-63 on Wednesday evening.
VALPO CONCLUDES LENGTHY ROAD TRIP AT OAKLAND ON WEDNESDAY EVENING
Valparaiso, winners of four of its last five, will close out its road trip on Wednesday night as the Crusaders travel to Oakland. Valpo is coming off of a 79-56 victory at Centenary on Monday night in its Mid-Continent Conference opener.
Valpo Coasts to Win over Centenary in Mid-Con Opener
Five players scored in double-figures as Valparaiso opened Mid-Continent Conference play with a 79-56 victory over Centenary on Monday evening in Shreveport, La.
VALPO OPENS MID-CONTINENT CONFERENCE ACTION MONDAY NIGHT AT CENTENARY
Coming off of a 66-60 victory at Dartmouth on Thursday night, the Valparaiso Crusaders will open Mid-Continent Conference action on the road Monday evening, as the Brown and Gold head to Centenary.
Valpo Closes Non-Conference Play with Win at Dartmouth
Valparaiso finished off its non-conference schedule with a 66-60 victory over Dartmouth on Thursday evening in the consolation game of the Blue Sky Classic held in Hanover, N.H.
Slow Start Hurts Valpo in Loss to #19/18 DePaul
A 14-0 run out of the gate was more than enough for #19/18 DePaul, as the Blue Demons defeated Valparaiso 75-49 on Wednesday evening in the first round of the Blue Sky Classic held in Hanover, N.H.
VALPO FACES DARTMOUTH IN CONSOLATION GAME OF BLUE SKY CLASSIC THURSDAY
Valparaiso will look to rebound from a 75-49 loss at the hands of #19/18 DePaul when the Crusaders face Dartmouth, the tournament host, in the consolation game of the Blue Sky Classic on Thursday evening.
VALPO BATTLES #18/19 DEPAUL ON WEDNESDAY AT DARTMOUTH BLUE SKY C LASSIC
After back-to-back wins before Christmas, Valparaiso looks to continue its winning ways on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders battle #18/19 DePaul in the first round of the Dartmouth Blue Sky Classic. Valpo is coming off of a 56-50 victory at Washington State on December 21.
Valpo Records Road Win at Washington State
Valparaiso traveled to the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday evening and defeated Washington State 56-50 in Pullman, Wash.
VALPO LOOK TO MOVE OVER .500 TUESDAY AS CRUSADERS TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON STATE
Fresh off of a 72-61 victory over Loyola (Ill.) on Saturday, the Valparaiso Crusaders continue their six-game road trip on Tuesday night as the Brown and Gold travel to the Pacific Northwest to battle the Washington State Cougars.
Short-Handed Crusaders Defeat Loyola 72-61
Despite four players logging 37 or more minutes with a shortened bench due to injury, Valparaiso rallied from a one-point halftime deficit to defeat Loyola (Ill.) 72-61 on Saturday afternoon at the Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.
Start Time for Valpo-IUPUI Women's Game on January 24 Moved Up 30 Minutes
The start time for Valparaiso University's women's basketball game against IUPUI on January 24 has been moved to 5 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPO BEGINS SIX-GAME ROAD SWING ON SATURDAY AS CRUSADERS TRAVEL TO LOYOLA
Valparaiso heads out on to the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders begin a six-game stretch away from the ARC starting in Chicago against Loyola. Valpo will not return home until after the first of the year.
Myers Named Mid-Con Player of the Week in Women's Hoops
Valparaiso University's Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week in women's basketball after her performances last week.
Merrill Shoots Miami Past Valpo in Final Seconds
Cindi Merrill's basket with 1.7 seconds remaining lifted Miami (Ohio) to a 54-53 come-from-behind victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPO LOOKS FOR FIRST-EVER WIN AGAINST MIAMI SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE ARC
Valparaiso will look to defeat Miami (Ohio) for the first time in school history on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders put their two-game winning streak on the line against the RedHawks. This marks the sixth meeting all-time between the two schools, and the fifth straight year they have met on the hardwood.
Record-Setting Shooting Lifts Valpo to Win
After making just 14 three-point field goals in their first five games, the Valparaiso Crusaders erupted for a school record 17 triples on Wednesday night as the Brown and Gold defeated Central Michigan 81-60 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPO RETURNS HOME TO FACE CENTRAL MICHIGAN WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE ARC
After a thrilling overtime victory over Butler on Saturday at the State Farm Hoosier State Classic, Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday night to meet Miami (Ohio). The Crusaders are looking to even their record on the season with a victory.
Crusaders Rally From Eight Down to Defeat Butler in OT
Jenna Stangler's (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) 12-footer at the buzzer of regulation forced overtime and Valparaiso dominated the extra session as the Crusaders defeated Butler 61-51 on Saturday afternoon at the State Farm Hoosier State Classic in Terre Haute, Ind.
CRUSADERS TO FACE BUTLER THIS SATURDAY AT STATE FARM HOOSIER STATE CLASSIC
After battling third-ranked Notre Dame to the final buzzer in a close loss on Tuesday, the Valparaiso Crusaders will look to return to the win column on Saturday against Butler in the State Farm Hoosier State Classic.
Valpo Just Misses Upset of #3 Notre Dame
Valparaiso was within two points of third-ranked Notre Dame with just 6:19 remaining before the Fighting Irish held off the late charge as the Crusaders dropped a 69-59 decision before 2,214 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPO OPENS HOME SEASON AGAINST #6 NOTRE DAME ON TUESDAY NIGHT
After picking up their first victory of the season on Sunday afternoon against Saint Xavier, the Valparaiso Crusaders open their home campaign on Tuesday night against the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
Stangler Ties Career High as Valpo Posts Season's First Win
Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) tied a career high with 26 points to lead Valparaiso to a 67-51 victory over Saint Xavier in the State Farm Classic at the Genesis Center in Gary, Ind.
VALPO LOOKS FOR SEASON'S FIRST WIN AGAINST SAINT XAVIER IN STATE FARM CLASSIC
After an eight-day lay off for Thanksgiving, Valparaiso will return to the hardwood on Sunday afternoon at the Valparaiso State Farm Classic held at the Genesis Center in Gary, Ind. to battle Saint Xavier. The Crusaders are looking for their first victory of the season after dropping a pair of contests at the Minnesota Subway Classic.
Second Half Surge Send Arkansas State Past Valpo
Behind 64.3% shooting in the second half, Arkansas State turned a two-point halftime lead into an 82-61 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday evening in the consolation game of the Subway Classic held in Minneapolis, Minn.
Stangler's 23 Not Enough as Valpo Falls to Virginia Tech in Opener
Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) scored 23 points in the return to her hometown, but it was not enough as Valparaiso dropped a 64-57 decision to Virginia Tech in the first round of the Subway Classic in Minneapolis, Minn.
Coach Freeman to Make Donation to American Cancer Society Against Notre Dame
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman is looking for fans to help pack the Athletics-Recreation Center on November 30 to help lead the Crusaders to a win over Notre Dame and at the same time help the American Cancer Society win in the battle with cancer.
Valparaiso Women Sign Three for 2005-2006 Season
Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of three players that will join the Crusader program for the 2005-2006 season. Aimee Litka, along with twin sisters Launa and Leah Hochstetler signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to join the Valpo program.
Hoosier Lady Stars Rally to Down Valpo in Exhibition Play
Valparaiso took a nine-point lead into intermission, but the Hoosier Lady Stars scored 44 second half points to defeat the Crusaders 71-65 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday afternoon in exhibition play.
Preseason Favorites Look for Fourth Straight Postseason Trip
After back-to-back Mid-Continent Conference Tournament titles and two straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, expectations are high for the 2004-2005 Valparaiso Crusaders.
Valpo Tabbed as Preseason Favorite in Mid-Con; Stangler and Boone Earn Preseason Honors
The defending Mid-Continent Conference Tournament champion Valparaiso Crusaders have been selected to win the regular season in 2004-2005 according to a vote of the conference coaches, sports information directors, and selected media members according the preseason poll that was released on Thursday. Seniors Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) and Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) were selected to the preseason First and Second Teams respectively as well.
Valpo Celebrates Midnight Mayhem Friday Night
Midnight Mayhem at Valparaiso University will be on Friday beginning at 10 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valpo Women Release 2004-2005 Basketball Schedule
Valparaiso University's women's basketball team is set to play in several tournaments, including the Valparaiso University State Farm Classic, and will host Notre Dame this season as the Crusaders released their 2004-2005 schedule on Monday.
Valpo Women's Hoops Ranks 6th in the Nation in Team GPA
For the sixth straight season Valparaiso University's women's basketball team has been ranked in the top-25 among the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll. The Crusaders ranked sixth in the country in team grade point average for the 2003-2004 school year, marking the third straight season the Crusaders have been ranked in the top-ten.
Turpa Joins Women's Basketball Staff; McCombs and Roudebush Earn Promotions
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Renee' Turpa has joined the staff as the director of basketball operations, while Caroline McCombs has been promoted to associate head coach and Erika Roudebush has been moved to an assistant coach.
Valparaiso University to Host 10th Annual Coaches' Clinic Sept. 17-18
Valparaiso University will be holding its tenth annual Fall Coaches' Clinic on Friday and Saturday, September 17-18.