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Valpo's 2004-05 Men's Basketball Schedule Highlighted By Games With Duke, Illinois & Cincinnati

Monday, September 06, 2004

The 2004-05 Valparaiso University men's basketball schedule includes games against national powers Duke, Cincinnati and Illinois. Valpo, the defending Mid-Continent Conference Champion, will play Duke on Sat., Dec. 4 at Chicago's United Center. The Crusaders open their regular season on Fri., Nov. 19 at Cincinnati. The home opener is Sat., Nov. 27 against Charlotte at 7:05 p.m.

Two tournaments appear on the schedule as Valpo will play four games in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic and two in the Arizona State University/azcentral.com Hoops Classic. The Las Vegas Holiday Classic will be played at host sites for the first two games. Valpo will entertain Northwestern State (La.) on Dec. 16 before traveling to oppose Illinois on Dec. 19. The Crusaders' final two games of the tourney will be played in Las Vegas Dec. 30 against Longwood University and Dec. 31 versus Northern Iowa.

Prior to journeying to Las Vegas, Valpo will play in Arizona State's tournament Dec. 28 against Penn State and Dec. 29 against either Arizona State or Long Island University.

The non-conference slate also includes a home date against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Dec. 11 and road contests against Central Michigan on Nov. 23 and Indiana State on Dec. 9.

Valpo will play its annual 16-game Mid-Continent Conference schedule. Oral Roberts comes to Valparaiso on Jan. 8 and IUPUI appears at the ARC on Feb. 12. The Mid-Con Tournament will be held March 5-8 in Tulsa, Okla.

The following is the 2004-05 Valparaiso University Men's Basketball Schedule (all times Central):

Date Opponent Time
Nov. 6 Exhibition vs. Huntington College 7:05
Nov. 13 Exhibition vs. Wisconsin-River Falls 7:05
Nov. 19 at Cincinnati 6:05
Nov. 23 at Central Michigan 6:30
Nov. 27 Charlotte 7:05
Dec. 4 Duke (at Chicago's United Center) 2:00
Dec. 9 at Indiana State 7:05
Dec. 11 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 7:05
Las Vegas Holiday Classic
Dec. 16 Northwestern State (La). 7:05
Dec. 19 at Illinois TBA
Arizona State University/azcentral.com Hoops Classic
Dec. 28 vs. Penn State TBA
Dec. 29 vs. Arizona State or Long Island Univ. TBA
Las Vegas Holiday Classic (Valley High School, Las Vegas)
Dec. 30 vs. Longwood TBA
Dec. 31 vs. Northern Iowa TBA
Jan. 4 Western Illinois* 7:05
Jan. 8 Oral Roberts* 7:05
Jan. 10 at Oakland* 7:00
Jan. 13 UMKC* 7:05
Jan. 20 at Chicago State* 7:00
Jan. 22 at Western Illinois* 8:00
Jan. 24 Oakland* 7:30
Jan. 27 at Southern Utah* 8:05
Feb. 3 at IUPUI* 6:00
Feb. 5 Centenary* 7:05
Feb. 7 Chicago State* 7:05
Feb. 12 IUPUI* 7:05
Feb. 14 at Centenary* 7:05
Feb. 17 Southern Utah* 7:05
Feb. 23 IPFW 7:05
Feb. 26 at Oral Roberts* 7:05
Feb. 28 at UMKC* 7:00
Mar. 5-8 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament (at Tulsa, Okla.)

* Mid-Continent Conference games
Home games in bold
All times Central



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
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
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
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
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 Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
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
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
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
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana