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June 22, 2011
Valparaiso University's women's basketball team will be heading to China for 10 days in August as NCAA Division I programs are permitted to take one foreign trip every four years.
June 21, 2011
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Kelly Komara as an assistant coach for the Crusader program heading into the 2011-2012 season.
June 16, 2011
Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced Christy Smith has resigned her position as a Crusader assistant coach to take a similar position at Purdue University.
June 06, 2011
Former Crusader Katie Boone helped out in Haiti earlier this year as a physician assistant to help with the relief efforts.
May 04, 2011
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Charae Richardson and Ieva Jansone to National Letters of Intent, and both will play for the Crusaders in the fall.
March 09, 2011
The Valparaiso women's basketball program has announced the dates of two camps which will be held this summer at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 07, 2011
Valparaiso led Detroit for the first 28 minutes on Monday evening in the first round of the Horizon League Championship at Calihan Hall, but the Titans went on a 28-8 run midway through the second half and hung on to defeat the Crusaders 57-50 to end the Brown and Gold's 2010-2011 season.
March 06, 2011
The second season starts for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the Crusaders begin action in the first round of the Horizon League Championships at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. against the Detroit Titans. The Crusaders and Titans split the two regular season meetings and the winner will advance to the quarterfinals on Wednesday to face Butler.
March 06, 2011
Valparaiso University's Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team as the conference handed out its annual postseason awards on Sunday (March 6).
March 05, 2011
Valparaiso's women's basketball team will open the 2011 Horizon League Championship on Monday evening, March 7 at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. as the Crusaders battle Detroit. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CST.
March 05, 2011
Valparaiso was within one point of Butler with under nine minutes to play on Saturday afternoon, but the Bulldogs pulled away down the stretch to defeat the Crusaders 58-47 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to spoil Senior Day for the Brown and Gold.
March 04, 2011
Valparaiso closes out the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host longtime instate rival Butler at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both teams are battling for seeding in next week's Horizon League Championship and Valpo's three seniors will be honored prior to the game as part of the annual Senior Day festivities.
February 26, 2011
Rashida Ray (Fort Wayne, Ind./Harding H.S.) scored a career-high 21 points for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, but the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hit the game-winning jumper with 4.9 seconds to play to defeat the Crusaders 70-69 at the Klotsche Center.
February 25, 2011
Valparaiso closes out the road portion of the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon in Wisconsin as the Crusaders battle Milwaukee. With a victory against the Panthers, the Brown and Gold would remain in the hunt to host a first round Horizon League Tournament game.
February 24, 2011
Two runs early in the game broke the game open on Thursday evening as #17/13 Green Bay defeated Valparaiso 75-48 in front of 2,237 fans at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.
February 22, 2011
Valparaiso heads to the state of Wisconsin for its final road trip of the 2010-2011 regular season this weekend. The Crusaders begin the excursion with a Thursday night stop at #17/13 Green Bay, looking to hand the nationally-ranked Phoenix their first Horizon League defeat.
February 19, 2011
Valparaiso held the lead heading into the final five minutes on Saturday morning, but UIC finished the game on a 16-7 run to defeat the Crusaders 69-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 18, 2011
Having won three straight home games following a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Thursday night, Valparaiso closes out its brief two-game homestand on Saturday morning entertaining UIC. The game against the Flames is Valpo's annual WBCA Pink Zone game, honoring breast cancer survivors.
February 17, 2011
Trailing by 13 points with just over six minutes to play, Valparaiso closed with a 20-3 run, taking the lead on a lay-in by Skyler Gick (Otterbein, Ind./Benton Central H.S.) with 15 seconds to play, and defeated Loyola (Chicago) 72-68 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 16, 2011
Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening seeking its third straight home win while trying to rebound from a pair of road setbacks last weekend in Ohio. The Crusaders will host Loyola (Chicago) looking to sweep the season series from the Ramblers.
February 14, 2011
Valparaiso's third annual NCAA Pink Zone game will take place this Saturday as the Crusader host UIC at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Tip-off is set for 11:05 a.m. against the Flames.
February 12, 2011
Valparaiso rallied from nine points down with just over a minute to play and had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but a three-point attempt rimmed out as the Crusaders fell 79-76 to Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
February 11, 2011
Valparaiso will conclude its two-game Ohio road trip on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Youngstown State. Valpo will look to bounce back from a six-point loss at Cleveland State in a contest which begins at 3:35 p.m. CST, three-and-a-half hours later than previously scheduled.
February 10, 2011
A 9-2 run late in the second half by Cleveland State proved to be the difference on Thursday evening as the Vikings defeated Valparaiso 57-51 at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio to snap the Crusaders' two-game winning streak.
February 08, 2011
Saturday's women's basketball game between Valparaiso and Youngstown State at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio has been pushed back to a 3:35 p.m. CST tip-off to accommodate a memorial service for YSU student Jamail Johnson on Saturday morning in the same building.
February 08, 2011
Valparaiso looks to carry the momentum from last weekend's back-to-back victories on to the road Thursday evening as the Crusaders head to Ohio to battle Cleveland State. The Brown and Gold will look for its first three-game winning streak since opening the 2009-2010 season with three straight victories.
February 05, 2011
Valparaiso got 29 points from its bench on Saturday afternoon and utilized a 16-0 second half run to defeat Detroit 57-46 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Crusaders' second straight victory.
February 04, 2011
After picking up their first home victory of the season on Thursday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders wrap up their four-game homestand on Saturday afternoon entertaining Detroit. Valpo is looking to finish the homestand with a .500 record and win back-to-back games for the first time since winning three straight from November 14-22, 2009.
February 03, 2011
Valparaiso used solid defense and rebounding to start the second half of the Horizon League schedule in a positive manner on Thursday evening as the Crusaders defeated Wright State 73-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold's first home victory of the season.
February 01, 2011
Valparaiso University has announced that its February 19 women's basketball game against UIC will tip off at 11:05 a.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 01, 2011
The second half of Horizon League action begins for Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Wright State. Valpo will look to climb the conference standings during the second half of league play, beginning against the Raiders, a team that downed the Crusaders in Dayton, Ohio earlier this year.
January 29, 2011
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay showed why the Phoenix is ranked #22/16 in the nation on Saturday evening, defeating Valparaiso 69-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the two schools wrapped up the first half of Horizon League action.
January 28, 2011
Valparaiso closes out the first half of Horizon League action with a rare Saturday night contest at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will entertain #22/16 Green Bay, the second nationally-ranked foe to visit Valpo this season, in the second of a four-game homestand.
January 27, 2011
Valparaiso began its longest homestand of the season on Thursday evening, but was unable to pick up the victory as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 73-61 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 25, 2011
Valparaiso begins its longest homestand of the 2010-2011 season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Milwaukee at the ARC. Valpo is looking to carry over the momentum from last Saturday's road victory at Loyola (Chicago) while trying to pick up its first win at home this season.
January 22, 2011
Four players scored in double figures and Valparaiso got several key defensive stops on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders earned their first Horizon League victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 65-58 at the Joseph G. Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.
January 21, 2011
Valparaiso takes to the road for the final time before mid-February on Saturday, returning to Chicago to battle Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders will then return to the Athletics-Recreation Center for four straight games, and six of their next eight overall beginning on Thursday night hosting Milwaukee.
January 20, 2011
Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) made five three-pointers for her team-high 15 points but Valparaiso could not overcome a cold shooting night from the floor and fell 63-42 to UIC on Thursday evening at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.
January 19, 2011
Valparaiso returns to the road for the fifth time in the last seven games on Thursday evening, taking to the Windy City of Chicago to battle the UIC Flames. The UIC Pavilion was the site of the Crusaders' last Horizon League victory, closing the 2009-2010 season.
January 15, 2011
Valparaiso played solid defense and hit several timely shots in the first half, but Cleveland State rallied early in the second to defeat the Crusaders 68-58 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 14, 2011
It is a short turnaround for Valparaiso as the Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to host Cleveland State at the ARC. Valpo is looking to bounce back from a six-point defeat at the hands of Youngstown State on Thursday evening while wrapping up this brief two-game homestand.
January 13, 2011
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 20 points for the fifth time this season, but was the lone Crusader in double figures on Thursday night as Valparaiso dropped a 61-55 decision to Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 11, 2011
After spending more than three weeks away from the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso returns home on Thursday evening to host Youngstown State in a Horizon League battle. The Crusaders will play six of their next eight games at home, and are looking to pick up their first conference victory of the season.
January 08, 2011
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half, but a 14-0 run by Wright State midway through the final 20 minutes broke the game open as the Raiders defeated the Crusaders 90-67 at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday afternoon.
January 07, 2011
Valparaiso closes out its longest road trip of the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders head to the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio to battle Wright State. The Crusaders are looking to bounce back from a Thursday night loss at Detroit and pick up their first Horizon League victory of the season.
January 06, 2011
Valparaiso fell behind by double figures just five minutes into the game on Thursday evening and could never recover, dropping a 68-52 Horizon League battle to the University of Detroit Mercy at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.
January 04, 2011
Valparaiso continues is longest road trip of the season on Thursday evening when the Crusaders visit Calihan Hall to take on the Titans of Detroit. The Crusaders are looking to rebound from their setback at Butler on Sunday in the Horizon League opener while trying to pick up their first win during the 2011 calendar year.
January 02, 2011
Four lengthy scoring droughts by Valparaiso proved to be the difference on Sunday afternoon as Butler defeated the Crusaders 61-49 at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. in the Horizon League opener for both schools.
January 01, 2011
Valparaiso rings in 2011 on Sunday afternoon opening Horizon League play when the Crusaders travel down to Indianapolis, Ind. to battle longtime rival Butler at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Crusaders are looking to build off of their road win at Eastern Illinois on Thursday evening to close out the non-conference portion of the schedule.
December 30, 2010
Valparaiso closed out the non-conference portion of the schedule on Thursday evening with a 65-58 road victory over defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena in Charleston, Ill.
December 29, 2010
Valparaiso University Athletics has partnered with Opportunity Enterprises to support OE Lakeside. For any men's or women's basketball ticket purchased through this program, 50% of the ticket price will be donated back to OE.
December 28, 2010
After a 10-day layoff for the Christmas holiday, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Thursday evening to close out non-conference action in Charleston, Ill. against Eastern Illinois. The contest against the Panthers begins a season-long four-game road trip heading into the 2011 calendar year.
December 20, 2010
Notre Dame made 14 of its first 16 shots from the floor and proved to be too much for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the #17/16 Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 94-43 in front of 1,877 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 19, 2010
Valparaiso will wrap up its three-game homestand on Monday evening with its final game before the Christmas holiday when the Crusaders host #17/16 Notre Dame at the ARC. Monday's game is also Pack the House night, with the first 500 fans receiving a free Valpo beanie hat.
December 18, 2010
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) registered a double-double and Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) added 16 points, but Chicago State place four players in double figures as the Cougars topped Valparaiso 72-67 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 16, 2010
After a week off for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to host Chicago State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders are in the midst of a three-game homestand which will conclude on Monday night against #17/16 Notre Dame.
December 11, 2010
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) was the lone Crusader to score in double figures on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso dropped an 86-51 contest to Pittsburgh at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 10, 2010
Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to begin a three-game homestand leading into the Christmas holiday. The Crusaders will host Pittsburgh, their third Big East opponent of the season before taking a week off for final exams.
December 09, 2010
The Valparaiso University women's basketball game on Dec. 20 against Notre Dame has been selected as part of the NCAA's “Pack the House Challenge”, an ongoing nationwide women's basketball attendance competition taking place throughout the season.
December 08, 2010
Valparaiso rallied from 20 points down with seven minutes to play and closed within four in the final minute, but IPFW made four free throws in the final 22.5 seconds to secure a 73-65 victory over the Crusaders on Wednesday evening at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.
December 07, 2010
Valparaiso wraps up its three-game road trip on Wednesday evening taking the short trip down U.S. 30 to Fort Wayne to battle the Mastodons of IPFW at the Memorial Coliseum. This will be the third of five Indiana schools the Crusaders will face this season, as the Brown and Gold look for their first win of the year on an opponents' home court.
December 04, 2010
It took an extra five minutes of basketball on Saturday afternoon, but it was worth it in the end for Valparaiso head coach Keith Freeman as he earned his 400th career win coaching women's basketball as the Crusaders defeated Coastal Carolina 59-54 in overtime in the consolation game of the Aces Classic held at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind.
December 04, 2010
It's a short 15-hour turnaround for Valparaiso after suffering a last second 69-67 loss at Evansville. The Crusaders return to the floor at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to face Coastal Carolina in the consolation game of the Aces Classic.
December 03, 2010
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) drained a three-pointer with 22.6 seconds remaining to tie the game for Valparaiso on Friday evening, but Evansville's Briyana Blair scored the game-winning basket with 1.1 seconds to play as the Purple Aces defeated the Crusaders 69-67 at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind. in the opening round of the Aces Classic.
December 01, 2010
After completing its first homestand of the season, Valparaiso returns to the road this weekend as the Crusaders travel to Evansville, Ind. for the Heritage Federal Credit Union Aces Classic. Valpo will battle the host Purple Aces of Evansville on Friday evening before facing Coastal Carolina or Central Michigan in Saturday's championship or consolation game.
November 28, 2010
For 20 minutes Valparaiso hung with Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon. However, for the Crusaders, it happened to be the second half after a cold shooting first stanza as the Bearcats defeated Valpo 65-51 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 26, 2010
Valparaiso returns from Thanksgiving to wrap up its brief two-game homestand on Sunday afternoon when the Crusaders entertain Cincinnati at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Bearcats are the first of three Big East opponents that are scheduled to visit the ARC this season.
November 24, 2010
Valparaiso returned to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time this season on Wednesday evening, but Ball State spoiled the homecoming, defeating the Crusaders 66-52.
November 23, 2010
After opening the 2010-2011 season with three games on the road, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening for their home opener entertaining instate rival Ball State.
November 20, 2010
An 11-0 run late in the second half broke the game open on Saturday afternoon as Lamar upended Valparaiso 74-58 in the Crusaders' final game of the Preseason WNIT held in Beaumont, Texas.
November 20, 2010
It will be a quick turnaround for Valparaiso after posting its first victory of the season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to face host Lamar in the Preseason WNIT.
November 19, 2010
Led by 20 points from Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) and 16 more from Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.), Valparaiso earned its first victory of the season on Friday evening, defeating Austin Peay 72-57 in the consolation round of the Preseason WNIT held in Beaumont, Texas.
November 17, 2010
Valparaiso returns to the hardwood in Preseason WNIT action on Friday evening as the Crusaders travel to Beaumont, Texas for consolation round action. The Brown and Gold will take on Austin Peay on the campus of Lamar University.
November 15, 2010
Valparaiso's women's basketball team has found out they will travel to Beaumont, Texas on Friday and Saturday for the consolation rounds of the Preseason WNIT. The Crusaders will face Austin Peay at 5 p.m. on Friday in the first game of the weekend at the Montagne Center on the campus of Lamar University.
November 12, 2010
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) led Valparaiso with 15 points and two freshmen added 10 points a piece but DePaul used its speed and athleticism to defeat the Crusaders 84-53 on Friday evening in the first round of the Preseason WNIT and season opener for both schools at McGrath Arena in Chicago, Ill.
November 10, 2010
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that three student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2011. Joining the Valpo basketball program are Jessica Carr, Mallory Ladd, and Shaquira Scott.
November 09, 2010
Valparaiso opens the 40th season of women's basketball on Friday even as the Crusaders head to the Windy City to battle DePaul in the opening game of the 2010 Preseason WNIT.
November 06, 2010
Freshman Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) tallied a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso closed its exhibition play with a 64-44 victory over Lewis at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 02, 2010
Valparaiso scored the first 12 points of the game on Tuesday evening and never looked back, on its way to a 70-46 victory over Grace at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the first exhibition game of the season for the Crusaders.
November 01, 2010
As the 2010-2011 women's basketball season tips off at Valparaiso University, the Crusaders will have a new youthful look to this year's squad. Head coach Keith Freeman brought in six new faces to campus this year and will look for them to blend with eight returnees.
October 20, 2010
Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in ninth place in the league's 2010-2011 preseason women's basketball poll according to the voting done by the conference's head coaches, the league's sports information directors, and selected media members.
October 16, 2010
Valparaiso fans got their first look at the Crusader men's and women's basketball teams on Saturday evening at Valpo Hoops Mania in the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 15, 2010
Group tickets for Valparaiso men's and women's basketball, available for groups of 10 or more, will go on sale Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m.
October 06, 2010
Fans are invited to get their first glimpse of the 2010-2011 Valparaiso basketball teams at Valpo Hoops Mania, to be held Saturday, October 16 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the main program beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free.
September 21, 2010
Season tickets and individual tickets, as well as the Crusader Plan mini-package, are now on sale for Valparaiso University's upcoming women's basketball season. The Crusaders home slate includes 14 regular season games as well as a pair of exhibition games at the Athletics-Recreation Center, including Big East Conference foes Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati.
August 02, 2010
Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Steve Helm as an assistant coach for the Crusader women's program.
July 08, 2010
Four Big East opponents, including three that will be visiting the Athletics-Recreation Center, highlight Valparaiso University's 2010-2011 women's basketball schedule which was released on Thursday by head coach Keith Freeman.
July 01, 2010
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Abby Scharlow has submitted her resignation as assistant coach to take a similar position at Florida Gulf Coast University.