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experimented with the idea of adding pitcher Max Scherzer onto their roster to help them win a World Series. Spending money to stack their roster was the plan.It did not work. The Dodgers fell up short and the Atlanta Braves won it all last October. The stack folded, and Scherzer’s season wa…

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After winning two of three games at the Nassau Championship in the Bahamas, Valparaiso University Men’s basketball team came home to face Trinity Christian. It was no close game as Valpo blew out the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Trolls 106-69.The convincing win ag…

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After falling to Loyola Chicago in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Tournament, Valparaiso Universi- ty’s volleyball season was over--or so they thought.But for junior hitter Bella Ravotto, she and her teammates knew that they had a chance to play another postseason tournament.“We kind o…

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Playing their fourth game out of five games in a row on the road, Valparaiso University’s Women’s Basketball traveled to Kalamazoo on Nov. 29 to take on Western Michigan. 

This year, Mike Straubel will finish his 35 year marathon as the head coach of cross country.But his exit was not without a number of evidential factors that influenced his decision to retire. As a former professor of Valpo’s law school, his race as a college professor was halted when the la…

For a game that was predicted by ESPN to have a line of 77.5, scoring was never the problem. Figuring out who would outdistance the other first was the question.

Fans returned to their first regular season game at the Athletics-Recreation Center (ARC) in almost two years, but came away disappointed. Toledo closed the game on a 9-0 run to hand Valparaiso University a 69-61 loss, its first in a home opener since 2004.

After a strong 22-5 first half, it seemed Gamma Phi Beta (GPhi) was going to continue to outscore Kappa Delta in their meeting on the intramural basketball court.

I cannot remember a time when I did not have a racket in my hand. From the after-school practices and weekend matches to my head constantly being filled with the thought of competition, tennis has been my life for as long as I can remember. With a dad and an older brother that loved the spor…

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I have been waiting for more evidence to write about this topic, but at this point I feel as if I have enough information to say what I want to say: social media in sports have been sucking for some time.

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On Saturday, Oct. 30, Valparaiso University swimming competed against Green Bay and Youngstown at home. Despite a loss, strong events present hope for future success at next week’s Southern Illinois University (SIU) Invitational on Nov. 11-13. 

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The following article was written on Oct. 25, 2021, a day before the first game of the 2021 World Series started. 

As a member of the women’s soccer team here on campus, the feelings and emotions I have experienced this season are unlike any other. Not only are we having one of the best seasons according to our record, but the team chemistry and atmosphere have been unmatched. 

After 110 minutes of play, Valparaiso University’s Women’s Soccer team wasn’t able to score, giving Valpo a bye to the semifinal round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.In the process, the Beacons’ seven game winning streak was lost. However, head coach John Marovich says that the…

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…