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Crusader Basketball Again Selected for BracketBusters Event

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

For the third straight season, the Valparaiso University men's basketball team will take part in the ESPN BracketBusters series, a two-day, 51-game showcase of some of the nation's top college basketball programs.

The Crusaders will be on the road this year, traveling to a to-be-determined opponent on either February 16 or 17. Last season, the Brown and Gold defeated Niagara 88-82 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on February 18 as part of the event.

Thirteen BracketBusters games will be televised this season, including six on ESPN2, five on ESPNU and two on ESPN360, ESPN's computerized broadband service. Matchups for the televised games will be announced approximately three weeks prior to the event.

Per BracketBusters program rules, the Crusaders will host this year's opponent during the 2007-08 season in a non-BracketBusters game. The Crusaders will travel to Niagara this season as part of last year's BracketBusters agreement.

The full Valpo 2006-07 men's basketball schedule will be released in the next week.
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