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On the night of the tip-off for the 75th anniversary of the National Basketball Association’s season, we saw some good, bad and ugly moments reveal themselves to us.The good that came out of Tuesday, Oct. 19 was that the Bucks can continue to put on a good show for the game of basketball.Cel…

At the core of the culture of Valparaiso University Basketball lies the value of family. From day one of his first year to day one of his 20th year, no one has understood it better than Associate Head Coach Luke Gore. 

The past year as a member of the cross-country and track teams was very challenging. As is with all teams on campus, we were unable to compete last fall, and cross-country had only one race in the spring. Without the rewards of racing, it was difficult to keep focused and continue training hard.

As the intramural volleyball regular season came to a close, the Big Dig Lovers ended on a high note by sweeping Phi Psi & KD for their fourth win of the season. 

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In a historic day for Valparaiso University tennis, junior Olivia Czerwonka claimed conference championships in Flight two singles and Flight one doubles, alongside her fifth year senior sister Claire Czerwonka. 

As the players all lined up to be announced on the starting roster against Cornell College, five seniors were honored for their tenure as part of Valpo’s women’s soccer program.

On Oct. 19, all teams will return to a sense of normalcy. For the 75th Anniversary of the National Basketball Association, an 82 game season will return after having an abbreviated pandemic schedule. 

One of the greatest audibles called this season came not from a quarterback, but from the New England fans. Oh how fast they went from cheering to booing quarterback Tom Brady in his return.

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After missing the game winning point from 58 yards away in the fourth quarter, senior kicker Brian Bartholomew made up for it in overtime on the Beacons drive to hold the lead. 

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After 78 minutes without a goal, freshman forward Dana Fish broke the tie with a goal off the left side of the net to win over Southern Illinois University.“You just keep going and going and going,” said Head Coach Jon Marovich. “It is not necessarily the first hit of the rock that breaks th…

Finding success through freshmen continued to be a beneficial variable for Valparaiso University as the women’s soccer team won 1-0 over Illinois State in the conference season opener.

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On Mon. Sept. 13, Intramural Leagues started up their intramural co-ed volleyball league for the semester. The season opened up with a best-of-three match with the Secret Cowboys, lead by Junior Maeve Scheltens, taking the win against The Babes, lead by Sophomore Justin Self.

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Hello Valpo, my name is Payton Hodson and I am a senior student-athlete. I am double-majoring in Psychology and Spanish, am in Christ College, and play on the Women’s Golf team. 

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In the seventy ninth minute, Western Illinois scored their second goal of the match. Valparaiso University’s freshman forward Addy Joiner cut down the deficit 16 seconds after.

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It was not the National Football Conference (NFC) North’s week. In fact, each of the four teams took a beating behind the back shed, in their own respective way. 

If there was something that the Valparaiso University Cross Country team is relieved for, it would be the ability to finally have a meet scheduled. 

I started playing tennis when I was five years old, so it has always been such a big part of my life. Something that I never would have imagined would be me playing college tennis during a pandemic. With changes happening all over the world, it is safe to say that my team was also affected b…

The following list are the Top 5 Valpo Sports stories to look out for during the 2021-2022 season. The list was compiled and voted upon by the beat writers of the Torch Sports Section.

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After the Valparaiso University football team concluded their best winning season since 2003, many of the players wished for ‘one more’ game to play to extend their spring success.

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New opponents and familiar ones are on the horizon for Valparaiso University (Valpo) men’s basketball team this season. The team announced a bulk of their non-conference schedule Aug. 11 on http://www.valpoathletics.com. 

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Listen, if the Cubs are down by 10 against the Braves, of course it is going to suck. However, you might as well give Anthony Rizzo the opportunity to pitch against Freddie Freeman. 

The Valpo Football team has truly been a blessing to be a part of this year thanks to my teammates and coaching staff.