Valparaiso Crusaders

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Valparaiso Is Dumping Its Controversial Mascot

University says Crusader is a 'symbol of division'

(Newser) - After decades of controversy, Valparaiso University is retiring its Crusader mascot. In a video statement on Facebook , officials at the Indiana university noted that Crusader imagery "can be associated with aggressive religious oppression and violence," some of it a lot more recent than the religious wars of the...

Aggies Put Iowa State Behind Them 69-51

Butler and Drake both come back against Valparaiso, Illinois State

(Newser) - After a slow start and a brief Iowa State lead, 18th-ranked Texas A&M pulled ahead for good to finish the game 69-51. The Aggies' fourth straight win came courtesy of 16 points from Bryan Davis, the Battallion reports. "We're playing with much more toughness and much more poise,...

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