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2011-12 Valparaizone News
March 04, 2012 | Valparaizone
It was pure Crusader domination on Saturday night, as the #1 seeded Valpo throttled Butler 65-46 on its way to securing a spot in the Horizon League Tournament Championship Final against #3 seeded Detroit. With the third Crusader victory over Butler this season, Valpo fights for their 8th NCAA tournament berth (first since 2004). 200 free student tickets will be available at the Union Welcome Desk tomorrow (Monday) at 11 AM.
March 01, 2012 | Valparaizone
This weekend Valparaiso hosts the Horizon League tournament, with the winning team securing a bid to the NCAA tournament. Students still needing tickets can purchase them at the ARC for a mere $10.
February 23, 2012 | Valparaizone
That's right, you heard correctly. Valpo just secured the Horizon League regular-season conference title on Tuesday and are primed to wreak havoc in the conference tournament. But first, your first place Crusaders return to the ARC on Friday at 6 to take on hated in-state rival Butler.
February 19, 2012 | Valparaizone
The Crusaders look to definitively win the Horizon League regular-season conference title on Tuesday by taking on last-place Loyola. With a Crusader victory, Valpo will not only win the conference but, more importantly, host the postseason conference tournament with a possibility to secure a NCAA tournament bid.
February 12, 2012 | Valparaizone
With such a tight race to decide who hosts the conference tournament, each game becomes vitally important in the Crusader's quest to make the NCAA tournament. Come to the ARC on Tuesday and be part of the raucous atmosphere that supports your first place team.
February 10, 2012 | Valparaizone
From tip-off to the closing minutes, the Crusader victory was never in doubt. Thanks to Ryan Broekhoff, Valpo jumped ahead early and never looked back blowing past Cleveland State. With their second victory over Cleveland State this season, the Crusaders are in first place and control their own destiny.
February 03, 2012 | Valparaizone
After a come-from-behind victory against Detroit, the Crusaders hope to feed off of their momentum as a welcome Wright State to the ARC on Greek Night for a grudge match to avenge the Crusader loss earlier this season.
February 01, 2012 | Valparaizone
The Crusaders are currently in second place and look to continue climbing the Horizon League standings as they host another important hoops weekend, facing off against Detroit 6:30 on Thursday and Wright State Saturday at 7:05.
January 28, 2012 | Valparaizone
Saturday's crucial Crusader road game against Milwaukee came down to the very last second and members of the ValparaiZone were there to witness Valpo's come-from-behind victory.
January 20, 2012 | Valparaizone
For a mere $15, you will receive a ticket to the game and bus seat to the most important road game of the season
January 16, 2012 | Valparaizone
The ValparaiZone upped its intensity this past weekend and was a vital force in creating the explosive atmosphere that helped the Crusader men's basketball team's victorious efforts against Youngstown State and Cleveland State.
January 13, 2012 | Valparaizone
The Crusader's men's basketball team hosts Youngstown State and Cleveland State at the ARC this weekend, as Valpo battles for first place in the Horizon League
December 02, 2011 | Valparaizone
Despite being on the last day of class before Thanksgiving break, the student section was jam-packed with fans, as Valpo raised money for cancer research in the name of Homer and Janet Drew during the Crusaders much-anticipated match-up with Akron.
November 11, 2011 | Valparaizone
The soccer team has already made history with Valpo's first ever regular season Horizon League Championship. Students and the team celebrated by ringing the Victory Bell as heard in the video. Be at Brown Field Friday at 7 pm for the Horizon League Championship Semi-Final game. Wear gold, bring your VuVuZuelas, and stand behind the opponent's goalkeeper!
November 04, 2011 | Valparaizone
ESPN's Andy Katz and students had a great time together interacting at the ValparaiZone pregame dinner in the ValparaiZone lounge, and the Men's Basketball Team dominated Augustana in the final exhibition game.
November 02, 2011 | Valparaizone
ESPN's Andy Katz will be at the ARC Thursday night for the men's basketball game, and will be at the ValparaiZone dinner at 6 pm in the ValparaiZone area. Don't miss out on your chance to meet Andy by coming to dinner! ESPN's film crew will be taping throughout the game for a SportsCenter special on the Drew family, so make sure to make your presence known!
October 25, 2011 | Valparaizone
"The players loved the event, the students seemed to like it, and I'll tell you the coaching staff was really getting into it, they had been practicing all day," said newly anointed Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bryce Drew. On Saturday night, the ARC was rocking as 19 teams participated in a fun-filled night of dodgeball, video board introductions, free food, and music.
October 09, 2011 | Valparaizone
The ValparaiZone and Valpo Men's and Women's Basketball Teams are excited to announce the Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge for students. This event will take place Saturday, October 22, at 7:30 pm in the ARC. Students can sign-up teams of 5 on (Valpo's Intramural site), and each team will be placed with a men's and women's basketball player to make teams of 7. There will be FREE food and more! Click below to read more or learn how to create an account on IMLeagues. Students can also sign-up in the Union Chapel View Lounge during lunch or dinner. Deadline is October 20 at 5 pm!
September 24, 2011 | Valparaizone
Prior to the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 1 at 1 pm, the new student tailgate area is sure to enhance the game atmosphere for all students an alums. You won't want to miss it. The tailgate area will open at 11 am, and students can grill out with friends prior to and during the game on grills provided! Students will be able to buy a variety of food packages to grill on their meal cards. There will also be a Tug of War Tournament to win a free tailgate experience! Click below to find out all the details and a full menu.
September 13, 2011 | Valparaizone
This week the Crusader volleyball team and both the men's and women's soccer teams return to campus looking to hit full stride as they prepare for the conference schedule. All Valpo squads are surely happy to once again have a home-field advantage after a rough week of quality competition.
September 05, 2011 | Valparaizone
Despite rainy conditions and power outages, students still showed their support for Crusader athletics over several events this past Communiversity weekend.
September 02, 2011 | Valparaizone
A flurry of sporting events is slated for this weekend, culminating in Communiversity Day. The ValparaiZone will have plenty of exciting opportunities to catch the first football game of the season and check out the volleyball team as they host a tournament right here at the ARC.
August 11, 2011 | Valparaizone
Where has the time gone!? It seems like it was only yesterday when we rushed the court after beating Butler! Or how about the game versus Missouri State where Dick Vitale came in the student section to hang with everyone? Did you see that our baseball team made it to the Horizon League Championship?
August 11, 2011 | Valparaizone
The ValparaiZone has announced two new presenting sponsors for the coming season!
August 11, 2011 | Valparaizone
The top 3 student attendees will be honored as "Hall of Famers" following the upcoming year and receive prizes.
August 11, 2011 | Valparaizone
Want to be involved in the ValparaiZone this year? Well it is quite simple. Attend any home athletic event on campus (Eastgate Field, Emory G. Bauer Field, Brown Field, Softball Field, and the ARC) and swipe your student id card before the game starts.
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