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Valpo swimming started 2020 off with a bang in their most recent home tournament. This past Saturday, Jan. 18th, both the mens and womens teams faced off with Western Illinois University and Eastern Illinois University. Both teams were victorious against Western but later fell to Eastern. Th…

With the new year in full swing, Valparaiso’s Track and Field team are looking to strive for better marks this year. Head Coach Ryan Moore will be leading this new team in his 13th season. Under his leadership, the team looks to find success through cohesion as both a team and as a family. 

For Valparaiso sports fans that don’t get the chance to come watch in person, they have the opportunity to stream games on ESPN. However, the process that goes into making these streams possible is beyond amazing to say the least. One of the craziest facts is that the majority of the crew is…

Valparaiso’s first 2020 home game was nothing short of eccentric with the game coming down to free throws in the last few minutes. Five lead changes and seven ties couldn’t sum up how close of a game Valpo played against Drake. Free throws by sophomore guard Javon Freeman-Liberty and freshma…

Since 2017, the Athletics Oversight Committee of the Board of Directors has been conducting a review of Valparaiso University athletics. As of Nov. 20, the men’s soccer and tennis teams have been discontinued as a result of this review. 

Recently, the state of Indiana passed a law allowing for sports betting. Prior to Sept. 1, betting on sports was illegal in the state of Indiana. On Oct. 3, online sports betting was introduced to the game. 

While sophomore Chiara Robinson doesn’t always have 14 hours to swim home, she’ll surely take any and all opportunities to swim laps at the ARC. Robinson, originally from Colorado, describes herself as someone who's always been a water baby.

The nerves first start when you get on the bus to head to the arena. You have prepared all week, watched film, learned personnel and have gone over all the plays, but, you still get that excitable yet uneasy feeling in your stomach. 

The nerves first start when you get on the bus to head to the arena. You have prepared all week, watched film, learned personnel and have gone over all the plays, but, you still get that excitable yet uneasy feeling in your stomach. 

Saturday morning’s conference championship achieved good marks for Head Coach Mike Straubel as both of his teams set program-best records since joining the Missouri Valley Conference. 

For most upperclassmen, junior year is the time where you begin strengthening the connections and work established in the previous two years. For Grace White, however, a transfer from Denver, it’s a time for new beginnings.

If you asked anyone how Valpo secured the home opener, the answer would be sophomore guard Javon Freeman-Liberty. His jump shot from the left elbow snapped the tie with four seconds left on the shot clock securing a win, 79-77. 

After nearly 35 years at Valpo, Men’s Tennis Coach Jim Daugherty has announced his resignation from the program. His final season with the team has been full of ups and downs, as well as a combination of nostalgia and excitement for the future.

Valpo Swimming held its first ever Pink Out meet in order to honor individuals who have either been affected by or have loved ones who’ve been affected by breast cancer. For head coach Maggie Kroemer, the Valpo graduate and founder of the event, one specific person comes to mind.

For 1,637 eager Valpo basketball fans, Christmas came early with an exhibition game against Cedarville University, which was scheduled for 13 days earlier than the year prior. For head coach Matt Lottich and his players, a hard fought win on both sides of the court was the only present they …

For most of the school year, junior guard Nick Robinson put forth his time and effort toward his basketball career; however, after suffering a fractured ankle last season, he picked up photography as a way to fill his time and express his artistic imagination. Robinson specifically focuses o…

Ever since 1990, the men’s tennis team has been hosting an annual alumni tournament during homecoming week. It started out a few years after Head Coach Jim Daugherty took over the tennis program. 

Over Easter weekend, the softball team played a series against Indiana State. After taking the first two games, the Crusaders demonstrated strength in their gameplay, showing they’re finally bouncing back from their difficult season.

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both completed their regular season matches this past weekend, though they came off the court with different results. The men’s team triumphed over North Dakota, while the women’s team fell to Missouri State.

After a struggling five games on the road, Valparaiso was determined to snap the eight game losing streak with a couple of wins against a very vocal Illinois State team. After two difficult games ending in high scores, game three was the charm.

The Valpo softball team plays against Mississippi State, Lipscomb, Missouri State and Drake throughout their season. According to the NCAA,  Mississippi State, Lipscomb, Missouri State and Drake are all ranked in the 100 best softball teams in the country. The Crusaders have faced great odds…

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes helps unite athletes from around the world who all share one fundamental goal – they each want to become a better representation of Christ through their respective sports.

Over 5,000 Crusader and Rambler fans experienced this season’s highest spirited game against Loyola. Although Valparaiso lost to Loyola 56-51, the student section was full of energy.

On Jan. 27 professional tennis concluded the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, The Australian Open. The Australian Open was full of historic achievements and unfortunate outcomes between Andy Murray’s recurring injury and Serena William’s failed attempt at a record title. The singles …

In a game that had two weather delays in the first half, both lasting an hour, Valpo football blew out the Marist Red Foxes 49-15. Players and spectators for both teams had to deal with the severe weather conditions as rain, strong winds and lightning surrounded the Valpo area on Saturday. B…

The men’s tennis team hosts an alumni tournament during Homecoming each year. On Saturday, Sept. 30, current Valpo tennis players were pitted against the team’s alumni in an 8-game pro-set, no advantage scoring.

Fans filled the stands at Brown Field and the 4,492 in attendance had plenty to cheer about during the football game on Saturday against the Stetson Hatters. The highlight of the game was a game-saving interception by defensive back J.J. Nunes in the Stetson endzone late in the fourth quarte…

Volleyball at Loyola: Win 3-1. Taylor Grabowski led the team in kills for Valpo with 13. Brittany Anderson and Allison Ketchum each had two aces in the match.

After nine years at Valpo, Howard Hunte resigned from his position as swimming head coach and will be taking a position as coach for a Kansas swim club position.

It’s officially the post-Alec Peters era for Valparaiso basketball, and everyone is interested to see how the program will handle the loss of the NBA prospect.

Most students in Valpo are from the Midwest, but there are some who are far away from home. Senior sprinter Anthony Franze comes all the way from Gunter, Texas and has adjusted to life in the Midwest.