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2008-09 Football News
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May 28, 2009
Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams has announced that 45 players have committed to play football for the Crusaders beginning this fall.
April 09, 2009
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.
March 26, 2009
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.
March 24, 2009
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.
March 16, 2009
Valparaiso University will be conducting a pair of football camps this summer at Brown Field.
February 03, 2009
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.
January 28, 2009
Valparaiso University had 46 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League's Academic Honor Roll for the Fall, 2008 semester.
December 19, 2008
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.
November 27, 2008
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.
November 26, 2008
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.
November 22, 2008
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.
November 19, 2008
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.
November 17, 2008
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.
November 15, 2008
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.
November 11, 2008
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.
November 08, 2008
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.
November 06, 2008
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.
November 05, 2008
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.
November 05, 2008
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.
November 01, 2008
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.
October 27, 2008
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.
October 25, 2008
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.
October 20, 2008
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.
October 18, 2008
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.
October 12, 2008
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.
October 12, 2008
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.
October 11, 2008
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.
October 08, 2008
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.
October 05, 2008
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.
September 29, 2008
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.
September 20, 2008
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.
September 16, 2008
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.
September 13, 2008
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.
September 09, 2008
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.
September 05, 2008
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.
September 02, 2008
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.
August 28, 2008
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.
August 06, 2008
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.
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo