Valparaiso Rebounds With A Win

Kevin Van Wijk tries to block a shot by PNC's Matt Demler

Last night I made my first trip of the season to the ARC in Valpo to see the Crusaders in action. Valparaiso had just gotten beat fairly badly by Kansas so they needed a game to recover from it. This game was very cool to me because they were playing my first college. For some reason they shoehorned in an exhibition game against Purdue North Central after they had started their season. I started my college career at the local commuter school before transferring to the Purdue main campus. I knew that PNC had a basketball team, but I never knew that they played in venues such as the ARC. It had to be a cool experience for the team. I talked to a PNC student before the game who said that the team was actually thrilled to be in the ARC. He was also prophetic as he talked about the lack of size for the Panthers, and the fact that they would get killed on the boards.  Continue reading