Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Valpo Announces 2009 Football Schedule as Spring Practice is Set to Begin
Anthony  Curry looks to lead the defense in 2009.
Anthony Curry looks to lead the defense in 2009.

Thursday, 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.

The Crusaders will open the season at home on September 5 against region foe Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) before heading to Wisconsin to battle Concordia one week later.  After a bye week in mid-September, Valpo will close the non-conference slate on September 26 at home against Carthage.

The Pioneer Football League slate begins on October 3 in Des Moines, Iowa when the Brown and Gold face Drake.  One week later, the Crusaders return to Brown Field for Homecoming when San Diego comes to town.  The annual Battle for the Hoosier Helmet takes place in Indianapolis, Ind. on October 17 against Butler before the Crusaders return home to face Dayton for Parents’ Day.

Two straight games away from home, October 31 and November 7, wrap up the road portion of the schedule when the Crusaders face Marist, the newest addition to the PFL, and Jacksonville.  Valpo then closes the campaign with back-to-back home games against Campbell and Morehead State, the latter being Senior Day on November 21.

On December 5, the PFL champion will host the Northeast Conference champion in the fourth annual Gridiron Classic.

The Crusaders are set to open spring practice on Monday, and will work out every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday through April 25, with the exception of Saturday, April 11.  The weekday practices will be from 3:30-6 while Saturday practices run from 10 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.  Valpo will hold a modified version of a spring game at Brown Field on April 25 to wrap up spring practice.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.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
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
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.
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
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler