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Purdue Northwest Men Hang On for Historic 55-52 GLIAC Win over Northwood

pnw-logoA free throw by sophomore Lukas Vilkovsky (Kosice, Slovakia/Get Better Academy) with less than a second to play helped seal the deal as the Purdue Northwest men’s basketball team made history Saturday capturing its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) win, 55-52, over Northwood University (Mich.) at H.D. Kesling Gymnasium in the James B. Dworkin Complex in Westville, Ind. Senior Tyree Coe (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) led the Pride with a game-best 17 points shooting an impressive 7-for-12 from the field in the victory.

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VHS Gymnastics Starts 2018 Off with Win over Crown Point


The defending State Champion VHS Gymnastics team opened the 2018 season with a 110.1 to 106.475 victory over Crown Point last night. Consistency was key as the Vikes scored over 27 on all events. The highlight of the event was Beam, as Jenna Algozine (9.45), Lizzy Wilson (9.425), and Rachel Moneta (9.325) swept the top 3 places.

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Michalski Huge As Purdue Northwest Women Outlast UIndy for 62-57 Win

PNW-Michalski-Huge-As-Purdue-Northwest-Women-Outlast-UIndy-for-62-57-WinSenior Ellie Michalski (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) led the way with 17 points, six rebounds and a pair of blocks as the Purdue Northwest women’s basketball team captured an impressive 62-57 road win over University of Indianapolis in non-conference NCAA Division II action Saturday afternoon at Nicoson Hall in Indianapolis. After leading 34-33 at the break following a tight first half, the Pride never trailed over the final two periods building their lead as high as 10 points in the fourth quarter.

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Lady Wave Close Out 2017 With Win Over Kalamazoo

CCSJ-Lady-Wave-Close-Out-2017-With-Win-Over-KalamazooAfter coming off a four game road trip in which they did not't secure a win, the Calumet College of St. Joseph women's basketball team was looking to close the year out right. CCSJ welcomed Kalamazoo College to the Rittenmeyer Center for their last action of 2017, and did just that. The Lady Wave limited their turnovers, while three scored in double digits, as the Crimson Wave took the game on a last second shot 69-67 in Whiting.

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Missouri State Earns Win In Crusaders’ Valley Home Opener

Missouri-State-Earns-Win-In-Crusaders-Valley-Home-OpenerThe Valparaiso University men’s basketball team made its home debut in MVC play on Sunday afternoon at the ARC, but preseason favorite Missouri State spoiled the Crusaders’ home opener as the Bears sent Valpo to a 67-50 defeat.

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The Best College Football Games and Recipes for an Entertaining New Year's Day


For many people, New Year’s Day is all about sleeping in, eating a good breakfast, and the countless college football bowls! While there are a number of events happening to celebrate New Year’s Eve and ring in the new year, New Year’s Day can be just as fun of a party or get together.

On January 1, 2018, the Outback, Chick-Fil-A Peach, Citrus, Allstate Sugar, and Rose Bowl games will be on in the morning through the evening, providing competition and entertainment to share with family and friends all around. So as you, family, and friends all crowd around the TV for some college football, get ready to fill your kitchen bowls with game day recipes to munch and snack on. And of course, don’t forget to stock up on your favorite drink (so long as your NYE wasn’t ruined by it).

We gave it some thought, and here are the top five food ideas to supply as football bowl hosts and...

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“Drop & Shop” Holiday Season Basketball Camp Three Days

Crown-Point-PRO-UPRO U™ announces the addition to another shooting and ball handling basketball session the week of December 27, 28, and 29, 2017. Each session is for Boys and Girls 3rd grade through 12th grade and consist of three days Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. There is availability for session three with an emphasis on fundamentals of basketball and the newly added session five with an emphasis on shooting and ball handling, session two is full.

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Top 10 Sports Articles on ValpoLife from 2017


We published hundreds of articles on the ValpoLife Sports Section this past year. New baseball fields, cross-town rivalries, and fundraising 5ks and golf outings were all fair game for sharing in the sports world. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Valpo Announces Contract Extension with Coach Cecchini

VU-Valpo-Announces-Contract-Extension-with-Coach-CecchiniValparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that head football coach Dave Cecchini has agreed to a contract extension that runs through the 2020 season.

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Big Game by Robertson; PNW Men Lose to Missouri-St. Louis, 75-63

Big-Game-by-Robertson-PNW-Men-Lose-to-Missouri-St-Louis-75-63Despite game-highs of 29 points and seven three-pointers by freshman Richard Robertson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop), the Purdue Northwest men’s basketball team completed play in the Maryville Classic with a 75-63 loss to Missouri-St Louis Tuesday afternoon at Moloney Arena in St. Louis, Mo. The Pride struggled offensively connecting on just 31 percent (21-for-68) of their shots from the field.

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Wave Exact Revenge On Cougars In Last Non-Conference Game

CCSJ-Wave-Exact-Revenge-On-Cougars-In-Last-Non-Conference-Game-2017With Christmas and the holiday break fast approaching, it was important for the Crimson Wave men's basketball team to end the 2017 portion of their schedule on a high note. Welcoming IU-Kokomo to the Rittenmeyer Center, a team they had lost to earlier in the season, proved to be a welcomed challenge and a chance to seek revenge for the loss that ended their historic start to the season. Shaking off a slow start, the Wave passed the test with flying colors, downing the Cougars 89-82 in front of a lively crowd in Whiting.

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