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Six Home Games Headline Valpo's 2008 Football Schedule
Valpo will play six games at Brown Field in 2008.
Valpo will play six games at Brown Field in 2008.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Complete Schedule 

            Valparaiso will play six home games for the first time since 2004 and open the season under the lights on a Thursday night as Crusader head coach Stacy Adams announced the Brown and Gold’s 2008 football schedule.

            With spring practice concluding on Saturday, the Crusaders are now looking ahead to a Thursday night opener in Joliet, Ill. against Saint Francis (Ill.).  The two schools met for the first time in 2007 with the Crusaders scoring a 28-21 victory.

            Concordia (Wis.) will come to Brown Field on Saturday, September 13 for the Crusaders home opener, and the first game to be played on the new field turf.  It will mark the first meeting ever between the Crusaders and Falcons. 

            The battle with Concordia will also mark the beginning of four home games in five weeks for the Brown and Gold.  The Crusaders will close non-conference play with Marian (Ind.) on September 20 before having a bye week on September 27.

            “This has been the first time in years we have had a bye week in the middle of the season,” Adams said.  “It comes at a good time for us too, right before the PFL season begins.”

            Valpo heads to San Diego on October 4 for the Pioneer Football League opener before returning to Brown Field for Homecoming on October 11 against Davidson.

            Valpo will look to defend The Helmet in the annual battle with instate rival Butler at Brown Field on October 18 before back-to-back road games at Dayton and Morehead State.  Parents’ Weekend is set for November 8 as the Crusaders entertain Jacksonville before going on the road to face the newest PFL member, Campbell a week later.  The regular season ends with Senior Day on November 22 against Drake before the PFL champion faces the Northeast Conference winner on December 6 in the third annual Gridiron Classic.

            All of the Crusaders’ home games will start at 1 p.m. with the exception of the November 22 contest which will start at noon.

            Valpo is coming off of a 5-6 campaign, its best season since 2004, and a 2-5 mark in PFL play.

W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.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
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
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
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
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.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
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
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler