Valparaiso Rumors & News

  • Valparaiso Crusaders promote Matt Lottich to head coach replacing Bryce Drew

    Mid Major Madness "Three-year Valparaiso assistant coach Matt Lottich was officially named as the new head coach of the Crusaders on Thursday afternoon. The school moved quickly following the official announcement of Bryce Drew as new coach at Vanderbilt. Top assistant Roger Powell was expected to be in the..." April 07

  • Valparaiso junior forward Alec Peters declares for NBA Draft

    Today's Fastbreak "According to a statement released by the school Thursday, Valparaiso junior forward Alec Peters has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. Because Peters has elected to not hire representation at this time, the junior has left the door open for a return to Valparaiso for his..." April 07

  • Valparaiso's Bryce Drew agrees to become next coach at Vanderbilt

    CBS Sports "Valparaiso's Bryce Drew has agreed in principle to become the next men's basketball coach at Vanderbilt, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Monday. SI.com reported a deal should be finalized in the next 24 to 48 hours. Drew, 41, has been Valpo's coach for each of the past five years. He's..." April 04

  • Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech both targeting Valpo's Bryce Drew

    CBS Sports "Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech have both contacted Valparaiso's Bryce Drew about their coaching vacancies, a source told CBS Sports on Friday. Valparaiso's season ended Thursday night with a loss in the NIT title game. Drew, 41, has been Valpo's coach for each of the past five years. He's won..." April 01

  • George Washington tops Valparaiso in NIT Championship

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- George Washington coach Mike Lonergan can finally replace the basketball net he's been using as a good luck charm the past month and a half. Lonergan now has a net from Madison Square Garden after George Washington won its first NIT title with a 76-60 win over Valparaiso in the..." March 31

  • Valparaiso beats BYU to advance to NIT championship

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Once Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew found out his team wasn't selected for the NCAA Tournament, he started focusing on the positives of playing in the National Invitation Tournament. "Our goals shifted to this tournament (NIT) and it's been sensational," Drew said. "It's better than..." March 29

  • Valparaiso 60, Saint Mary's 44

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Alec Peters had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead top-seeded Valparaiso to a 60-44 victory over second-seeded Saint Mary's on Tuesday night in Valparaiso, Ind., that catapults the Crusaders into the NIT Final Four for the first time in school history. Senior..." March 22

  • Valparaiso 81, Florida State 69

    The Sports Xchange "Alec Peters poured in 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Valparaiso rolled to a 81-69 win over Florida State in the second round of the NIT on Thursday in Valparaiso, Ind. The top-seeded Crusaders (28-6) raced out to a 39-29 halftime and never relented on their home floor, where they..." March 17

  • Valparaiso 84, Texas Southern 73

    The Sports Xchange "Valparaiso forward Alec Peters scored 28 points to continue his late-season hot streak, center Vashil Fernandez blocked eight shots and the top-seeded Crusaders beat Texas Southern 84-73 in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night in Valparaiso, Ind. Peters made nine of 16 shots from..." March 16

  • Play-by-play announcer ejected during Horizon League tournament

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Green Bay-Valparaiso Horizon League semifinal was memorable for a number of reasons Monday night. Not only did Green Bay pull off the upset despite a miracle full-court pass from Valpo at the end of regulation, but the game was paused midway through the second half as Green Bay’s..." March 08

  • Former Pacer Rik Smits son Derrik Smits commits to Valparaiso

    Indianapolis Star "Zionsville senior center Derrik Smits committed to Valparaiso on Monday, following a weekend official visit to the school. The 7-foot Smits, son of former Indiana Pacer Rik Smits, committed to Valpo over Clemson, UTEP, Ball State, UNC-Greensboro and Indiana State. "He absolutely loves it,"..." October 07

  • Valparaiso point guard Lexus Williams likely out for season with torn ACL

    Chicago Sun-Times "Valparaiso’s sophomore point guard Lexus Williams suffered a torn ACL in a recent open gym, and will undergo surgery. The Crusaders were keeping the door open, but the injury likely will sideline Williams for the upcoming season. As a freshman, Williams started 23 of 34 games, including 15 of..." September 13

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Former LSU reserve Shane Hammink lands at Valparaiso

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The last of three LSU basketball players who left the program shortly after the school year ended has found a landing spot. Rising junior Shane Hammink will play for Valparaiso, a small Division I school in the Horizon League. The Crusaders are coached by Bryce Drew, who gained fame when he..." August 05

  • Sophomore Clay Yeo leaves Valparaiso

    NWItimes "Clay Yeo became the latest in a line of recent Valparaiso men's basketball players to exit the program with remaining eligibility. The Triton product is transferring to Bethel after playing one season with the Crusaders. Yeo becomes the 29th player to leave Valparaiso with eligibility remaining..." June 30

  • UIC Game Day: Hosting Valparaiso

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois-Chicago has not won a game since Dec. 17 against Purdue-Calumet. That’s 11 games and probably a dozen snowstorms ago during this historically brutal winter. Saturday afternoon’s opponent is another tough matchup for UIC. The Flames (5-17, 0-8), are yet to win a Horizon League..." February 01

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