Valparaiso Rumors & News

  • 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.com "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