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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 Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
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
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
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
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
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
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
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 Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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