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Valpo Women to Face Rigorous Schedule in First Horizon League Season
Valpo Women's Basketball
Valpo Women's Basketball

Monday, June 18, 2007

Valparaiso's women's basketball team will play 10 of its 29 regular season games this season against teams that participated in postseason play last year as head coach Keith Freeman released his 2007-2008 schedule.

In the Crusaders' first season as members of the Horizon League, the Brown and Gold will play six contests against NCAA Tournament teams as well as four more games against WNIT participants.

The season tips off on November 9 as the Crusaders head to Bowling Green, a NCAA Sweet 16 team from a year ago. Three days later, Valpo travels to Purdue for a battle with the Boilermakers, a team that advanced to the Elite 8 in 2006-2007.

Valpo's season opening road trip then heads to Cincinnati, Ohio where the Crusaders will face Big East foe Cincinnati as well as NCAA participant Xavier on the same weekend. The six-game road trip to open the year ends Thanksgiving weekend as the Crusaders participate in the Florida Gulf Coast Tournament with Eastern Kentucky and Central Connecticut State, in addition to the tournament hosts.

The home opener occurs on December 1 as Valpo hosts the Hoosier State Classic. The Crusaders face Ball State, a WNIT second round team, while Indiana State and Butler meet in the first contest. The Crusaders also have a home date with North Texas in the stretch of games which sees Valpo play five of six games at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

A 45-mile trip to Notre Dame, a NCAA Tournament second round team, on December 12 is the final road non-conference game for the Crusaders. Valpo then hosts South Dakota State, a WNIT quarterfinalist, and Saint Xavier to round out the non-conference action.

Valpo begins Horizon League play on January 5 hosting Butler. UW-Green Bay, a second round NCAA Tournament team, comes to the ARC on January 19 and UIC, a WNIT participant, visits the ARC on February 9 as part of the double round-robin league slate.

The regular season ends March 8 at Butler before the Crusaders head to the Horizon League Championships March 10-16 to be played at campus sites.

Valparaiso 2007-2008 Women's Basketball Schedule





Date Opponent Time
Nov. 1 Trinity Christian (exhibition) 7:05 p.m.
Nov. 3 Showtime Basketball Australia (exhibition) 1:35 p.m.
Nov. 9 at Bowling Green 6 p.m.
Nov. 12 at Purdue TBA
Nov. 16 at Cincinnati TBA
Nov. 18 at Xavier (Ohio) TBA
Nov. 23-24 at Florida Gulf Coast Tournament (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Nov. 23 vs. Eastern Kentucky 4 p.m.
Nov. 24 at Florida Gulf Coast/vs. Central Connecticut State 4/6 p.m.
Dec. 1 Hoosier Classic
Dec. 1 Indiana State vs. Butler 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 1 Ball State 3:05 p.m.
Dec. 8 North Texas 1:35 p.m.
Dec. 12 at Notre Dame TBA
Dec. 14 South Dakota State 7:05 p.m.
Dec. 22 Saint Xavier 1:35 p.m.
Jan. 5 Butler * 1:35 p.m.
Jan. 10 at UIC * TBA
Jan. 12 at Loyola (Chicago) * TBA
Jan. 17 UW-Milwaukee * 7:05 p.m.
Jan. 19 UW-Green Bay * 1:35 p.m.
Jan. 24 at Wright State * 6 p.m.
Jan. 26 at Detroit * TBA
Jan. 31 Youngstown State * 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 2 Cleveland State * 1:35 p.m.
Feb. 7 Loyola (Chicago) * 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 9 UIC * 1:35 p.m.
Feb. 14 at UW-Green Bay * TBA
Feb. 16 at UW-Milwaukee * 2 p.m.
Feb. 21 Detroit * 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 23 Wright State * 1:35 p.m.
Feb. 28 at Cleveland State * TBA
Mar. 1 at Youngstown State * TBA
Mar. 8 at Butler * TBA
Mar. 10,12,14,16 Horizon League Championships (at higher seeds)

All Times Central.
Home Games in Bold and Played at Athletics-Recreation Center.
* - Indicates Horizon League Game.


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
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo