Beginning the 2021-22 academic year, Valparaiso University's athletic teams will be known as the 'Beacons' rather than the 'Crusaders.' The school shed its old nickname after saying it had been embraced by hate groups, like the KKK.
— Jacob Ognacevic came off the bench to score 19 points to carry Valparaiso to a 70-58 win over Indiana State on Saturday.
- Valparaiso adopts 'Beacons' as new nickname
- Valpo dropping Crusaders name, mascot, logos
- Iowa adds Valparaiso graduate transfer Evelyn
- Valpo's Smits joins Butler as graduate transfer
— Jake LaRavia had 22 points and 14 rebounds as Indiana State topped Valparaiso 58-43 on Friday night.
— Lance Jones had 21 points as Southern Illinois narrowly defeated Valparaiso 67-64 on Monday night.
— Jacob Ognacevic scored 15 points off the bench and Valparaiso survived a late turnover to defeat Southern Illinois 66-65 on Sunday.
— Keith Clemons scored 16 points, Cameron Krutwig added 13 and No. 22 Loyola Chicago made a defensive stop in the final seconds to hang on for a 54-52 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday night.
— Trae Berhow Noah Carter each scored 17 points and Northern Iowa defeated Valparaiso 74-60 on Sunday night.
— Jacob Ognacevic came off the bench to score 12 points to carry Valparaiso to a 70-57 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday night.
Valparaiso announced Thursday that is dropping the team name Crusaders, the school mascot and all logos associated with the term that it says has been embraced by hate groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan.
— Ville Tahvanainen came off the bench to score 14 points, leading Bradley to a 76-52 win over Valparaiso on Wednesday night.
— Ben Krikke scored 15 points and Valparaiso handed No. 25 Drake its first loss of the season with a 74-57 romp on Sunday.
— Shamar Givance and Jawaun Newton each had 12 points as Evansville got past Valparaiso 58-51 on Monday night.
— Shamar Givance had 19 points as Evansville ran past Valparaiso 70-52 on Sunday, playing for the first time in two weeks.
— Sheldon Edwards had three 3-pointers and 11 points in the second overtime to finish with 18 points and lead Valparaiso to a 91-85 win over Bradley on Thursday night.
— Ben Krikke scored a career-high 25 points plus 15 rebounds as Valparaiso rallied past Illinois State 70-66 on Sunday.
— Donovan Clay had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Valparaiso beat Illinois State 69-60 on Saturday.
— Cameron Krutwig had 15 points as Loyola of Chicago easily beat Valparaiso 75-39 on Wednesday night.
— Romeo Weems had 20 points as DePaul beat Valparaiso 77-58 on Saturday.
— Isiaih Mosley tied his career high with 29 points — scoring 26 after halftime — and Missouri State defeated Valparaiso 78-68 on Sunday.
— Isiaih Mosley matched his career high in scoring 29 points for the second straight game as Missouri State beat Valparaiso 81-68 on Saturday.
— Marreon Jackson posted 18 points and six rebounds as Toledo beat Valparaiso 71-57 on Saturday. Setric Millner Jr. added 14 points for the Rockets, and Ryan Rollins chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds.
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— Isaiah Thompson scored eight of his 14 points in the last 5:32, Sasha Stefanovic led with 19 and Purdue rallied past stubborn Valparaiso 68-61 on Friday night after trailing for most of the game.
— Teyvion Kirk had 14 points and 14 assists off the bench to carry Illinois-Chicago to a 66-50 win over Valparaiso on Tuesday night.
— Scotty Pippen Jr. scored a career-high 25 points as Vanderbilt held off Valparaiso 77-71 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.