It's That Time of Year Again! Valparaiso University Crusaders Basketball - There is Lots of NEW at VU this year!

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Saturday evening was Fun!

For those of you who've  followed our Blog for the past few years, you know we are season ticket holders for our  hometown University (VU) Men's basketball ->what better way to keep the peace in a house divided Purdue vs IU Grad marriage :)

New Basketball court at Valparaiso University named after coach Homer Drew

The Valparaiso University Crusaders Men's basketball team held their season exhibition opener at the ARC against the Tigers of Olivet Nazarene University.

There is LOTS of NEW at VU this year!

Prior to the game Valpo's shinny NEW basketball court (Jeff says it remainds him of the court at Boston Gardens) named after coach HOMER DREW was dedicated in a wonderful ceremony!NEW Valparaiso University Crusader Maskot 2010-2011 season

His enitre family was present including his son's Bryce Drew (assistant head coach at VU) and Scott Drew (Head Coach at Baylor University in Texas. Former Valparaiso University Basketball players were in attendance (some from the famous Sweet 16 Team:)

Besides the NEW Basketball court in the ARC, the Crusader Maskot is new at VU this year also....

Along with a few new players we got to see in action for the 1st time at Saturday's game like 7 ft 1 in Center Hrvoje Vucic from Glavice, Croatia (making this free throw below :) and Guard Jay Harris from Aurora, IL who was energetic and fast. Here is the Game's Box Score STAT's

VU's New center Hrvoje Vucic from Glavice Croatia makes a free throw













Another FIRST - > One of our favorite Ref's Tommy O'neil was paired with his 2 son's to officiate the game!



Tommy Oneil and sons officiate Home opener of VU game with Homer Drew Basketball court

It was a great game and our home-team WON :)

Now stay tuned for more blog posts once the Horizon League Season begins->

Hopefully I can convince Jeff to resume his Sports Blog recap of the games :)

Here are a few of his past posts:


Interested in a package deal to see  College basketball Teams that are coming to Play VALPO this year like:ESPNU & Horizon League Games at VU

Purdue University Boilermakers

 Bultler Bulldogs,

Ball State Cardinals,

ESPNU Bracket-Buster Games 

-> check out the

CRUSADER Plan - 5 games starting at $40.00!

Local fun on a Budget:)     


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