Valparaiso University appears on national television multiple times per season, and also benefits from the Horizon League Network, a league-wide initiative that provides for free live video streams of every league game, as well as all of the Crusaders’ non-league home games.
The Crusaders will host a pair of home games live on ESPNU and also host an HLN Game of the Week this season, highlighting six total broadcasts of Crusader men’s basketball during the 2013-2014 Horizon League schedule. In addition, Valpo’s non-league game at Illinois will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.
Valpo Gameday coverage provides real-time updates and chat opportunities for fans. Visit ValpoGameday.com to check it out. Games are also available, both over the air and online, on the Valpo Sports Radio Network.
A special game coverage highlight came in February 2011, when Valpo hosted a BracketBuster game against Missouri State. Legendary ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale called the game as the Crusaders won 80-67 before a packed house at the Athletics-Recreation Center and a national audience on ESPN2.
Every year, the 1998 game-winning 3-pointer by current head coach Bryce Drew is shown during March Madness highlights – an iconic image of the tournament. Last season featured a similar buzzer-beater, as Ryan Broekhoff’s game-winning triple to beat Green Bay in the Horizon League Championship semifinal was #2 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays that night.