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Valparaiso Univeristy Athletics Roundup: February 20, 2017


vu-golf-seitzBaseball Picks Up First Win of Season
Sophomore Grant Inman hurled five solid innings, senior Nate Palace launched his first home run of 2017 and freshman Jon Tieman nailed down his first career save as the Valparaiso University baseball team defeated Western Kentucky 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at Nick Denes Field in Bowling Green, Ky. The win marked the first of the season for the Crusaders.

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Valparaiso University Sports Update, February 16, 2017


VU-Opportunity-Knocks-as-Crusaders-Turn-the-Page-to-2017Opportunity Knocks as Crusaders Turn the Page to 2017
Some of the household names of recent years have departed from the Valparaiso University baseball team, but head coach Brian Schmack and his staff enter 2017 optimistic about their chances of putting together another quality season.

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Purdue University Northwest Sports Update, February 16, 2017


PNW-Falls-to-Trinity-Christian-Four-Way-Tie-for-First-in-CCAC-SouthPNW Falls to Trinity Christian; Four-Way Tie for First in CCAC South
The Purdue University Northwest men’s basketball team put together a valiant second-half effort, but it wasn’t enough in a 87-74 loss to visiting Trinity Christian College Wednesday night at the James B. Dworkin Center.

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Purdue University Northwest Sports Update, February 13, 2017


PNW-Off-To-Best-Start-in-Program-History-with-Win-Over-NCCPurdue Northwest Off To Best Start in Program History with Win Over NCC
The Purdue University Northwest men’s tennis team continued to build on the best start in program history with a convincing 8-1 nonconference win over visiting North Central College Saturday at Match Point.

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Valparaiso University Sports Update, February 13, 2017


VU-Seniors-Shine-in-Exhilarating-Comeback-Win-over-Western-MichiganSeniors Shine in Exhilarating Comeback Win over Western Michigan
The four Valparaiso University men’s tennis seniors have been difference-makers from the moment they stepped foot on campus. The most successful class in program history worked its magic yet again on Sunday afternoon, serving as the driving force behind Valpo’s 4-3 comeback win over Western Michigan in Kalamazoo.

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Purdue University Northwest Sports Update, February 10, 2017


PNW-Cassidy-Deno-Named-CoSIDA-Academic-All-DistrictPurdue Northwest's Cassidy Deno Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
Purdue University Northwest women’s basketball senior Cassidy Deno was one of five players named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

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Valparaiso University Sports Update, February 10, 2017


VU-Crusaders-Cant-Capitalize-on-Wright-States-Shooting-Struggles-in-Loss-to-First-Place-RaidersCrusaders Can’t Capitalize on Wright State’s Shooting Struggles in Loss to First-Place Raiders
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team held first-place Wright State to under 30 percent shooting for the second consecutive meeting, but the Raiders racked up 23 offensive rebounds and forced 17 turnovers on their way to a 63-48 win on Thursday evening at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) scored 17 of her team-high 19 points after halftime and matched a career high with 16 rebounds for her second straight double-double.

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Purdue University Northwest Sports Update, February 6, 2017


PNW-Mens-Hoops-Drops-Decision-to-IU-South-Bend-75-70Men's Hoops Drops Decision to IU South Bend, 75-70
The Purdue University Northwest men’s basketball team dropped a 75-70 decision to Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent IU South Bend Saturday afternoon.

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Valparaiso University Sports Update, February 6, 2017


VU-Mens-Tennis-Nips-William-and-Mary-in-Dramatic-FashionMen’s Tennis Nips William & Mary in Dramatic Fashion
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis match on Sunday afternoon was not for the faint of heart, as the Crusaders pulled out a nerve-inducing 4-3 victory over William & Mary. Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind. / Carmel ) clinched the match with a come-from-behind win at No. 3 singles, allowing the Crusaders (3-1) to latch down a dual match win that veteran head coach Jim Daugherty ranked among the best in program history.

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Valparaiso University Sports Update, February 3, 2017


VU-Lindfors-Enjoys-Double-Double-as-Crusader-Coast-to-First-League-TriumphLindfors Enjoys Double-Double as Crusader Coast to First League Triumph
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team was all smiles after Thursday’s 77-60 victory over Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders built a double-figure lead with a strong second quarter and never looked back en route to their first Horizon League victory of the season. The team breathed a collective sigh of relief after snapping a 12-game losing streak and corralling its first victory since Dec. 10. Amber Lindfors (Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Elk Grove) led the way with 22 points and 11 rebounds on 9-of-15 shooting.

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Valparaiso University Sports Update, February 2, 2017


VU-PFL-Honor-Roll-Features-41-CrusadersPFL Honor Roll Features 41 Crusaders
The Pioneer Football League announced its Academic Honor Roll on Monday afternoon and Valparaiso claimed 41 players on the annual list. The PFL as a whole recognized 576 student-athletes from its 11 member institutions.

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