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This year has been absolutely amazing and filled with so many great memories. I’ve been so lucky to be on a team that is so close and that gets along so well. Our trip to Canada this summer really brought all of us together as we were able to go on a ton of different excursions and just hang…

Being on the Valparaiso Track and Field team has been a very rewarding experience. After leaving Carthage College last year as a freshman and trying to find a new home athletically and academically, I was very excited to get recruited by Valparaiso and be able to compete at the highest level…

Just in time for the softball season to begin, sophomore Kate Beckemeyer is just starting her journey at Valparaiso University. Previously at Parkland College, Beckemeyer just transferred this semester.  

The Saturday afternoon win against Indiana State secured the four game sweep for Valpo for the first time since the 2011-2012 season. The win was secured in the second quarter after Valpo held the Sycamores scoreless. 

February 2020 will be seeing the return of a fresh and dynamic Valpo baseball team. Head Coach Brian Schamack has been focusing on the philosophy of keeping the team focused on the process regardless of how the season goes on. The dynamic of the team has been emphasized on the level of comfo…

My experience as a Valparaiso University softball player has been nothing short of amazing. Although it is only my second year here, I’ve learned so much about myself and have grown tremendously as a person. 

After a lengthy month of conference play, Valparaiso opened up February with a win backed by a talented bench. Valpo was able to outscore Illinois State 36-13 in points off the bench and freshman forward Ben Krikke the leader for Valparaiso in that category. He was one of seven players that …

As of this academic year, Valpo is home to an eSports team competing in different PC games, such as Rocket League and League of Legends. Rocket League had their official competition in the fall, going 4-6 overall, ultimately falling in a competitive match against Boise State. Rocket League w…

When I first heard about the news of Kobe Bryant, it felt as if the world was crashing down on me. As a California native who was raised around the area of Los Angeles, I grew up under the Laker culture; I was part of the city that bled purple and gold.

As the annual Valpo Football Banquet has just passed, now seems like the best time to reflect on my football career here at Valparaiso University. It was filled with ups and downs, along with many changes and it wasn’t always easy or enjoyable. You can see that clearly as only 10 other playe…

Words can't describe the emotions players faced Sunday afternoon after the passing of the former NBA star Kobe Bryant. Bryant, for both coaches and players alike, was seen as a fundamental influence in the development of many of these players.

Competition walked into the ARC for head coach Mary Evans and her team as they faced adversity from two of the top five teams in the Missouri Valley Conference: Illinois State and Bradley. Both teams have pinned more than 10 wins overall, and came this weekend with offensive authority. At th…

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…