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Feeling the Love at Valparaiso

Posted on: February 18, 2010 5:03 pm
 

MATT JONES
4:54 PM



We left Lexington at 8:30 this morning and have slowly been making our way up Indiana, otherwise known as the "America's Boredom Highway 101."  We now find ourselves in Hobart, Indiana, the town that neighbors Valparaiso University.  Not since Hillman University and Billy Cosby has a college in America been more closely associated with an individual than Valpo is with Bryce Drew.  Everyone remembers where they were that one day they cared about Valparaiso when Drew hit his shot to beat the evildoers from Ole Miss.  However since then, finding anything to know or care about Valpo seems impossible.  Dont believe me?  Here are some basic questions about Valpo that I guarantee you cant answer:

1.  What is the Valpo mascot?

2.  Who is the Valpo coach?

3.  What conference is Valpo in?

4.  Is it private or public?

5.  Is there one girl that is attractive on campus?  (From our limited time here, the answer seems to be no, but if you disagree, email us at collegebasketballroadtrip@gmail.com with proof).

See, even the most basic questions are impossible to answer.  So we actually decided to do some research and find out the three most interesting things about Valparaiso as a University:

1.  Its school motto is In Thy Light, We See Light:  (I like our motto better which is In Luce Tua Videmus Lucem, which loosely translates to "Down the Road from Target")

2.  In 1923 the Ku Klux Klan assembled a bid to purchase the University, but the Lutheran Church outbid the Klan.  This fact seems not to have made the official school brochure.

3.   David Ruprecht, the host of "Supermarket Sweep" is an alumnus.  It is good to see his decision to major in "Grocery Value" while at Valpo paid off.  I must say that as a kid, I watched obscene amounts of "Supermarket Sweep" and was utterly fascinated by it for hours at a time.  I still dont know why shoppers didnt just use the Paul Linde strategy and load up only on meat.

And that really is all Valpo gives you.  So remember folks, if you are on I-65 going north and you see the exit for Valparaiso and think, "man thats where Bryce Drew went, lets stop and see it!", dont.  The only thing really fun to do on campus (walk in the library and recreate the Drew pass and buzzer beater in the library) has already been done by us. 

On to Marquette!

Comments

Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 19, 2010 10:32 am
 

Feeling the Love at Valparaiso

It was named after the city in Chile where our city "father" fought the British in the War of 1812. Lived here a long time - still haven't found a valley - but it is a great town - esp. when Bryce was playing ball!



Since: Feb 19, 2010
Posted on: February 19, 2010 9:48 am
 

Feeling the Love at Valparaiso

You guys are starting out a little rough. I would attribute it to not having your road legs yet. I just know it's gonna get better.



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2010 11:53 pm
 

Feeling the Love at Valparaiso

Doesn't Valparaiso mean "vale of paradise"?  Really??? Paradise is in Indiana???  They might want to look up the word paradise.  I've driven through Indiana.  I can think of lots of words to describe it: corn, corn fields, fat corn fed Hoosier wastes of welfare checks.  Paradise is not one of them.  Whoever came up with that name must have been from somewhere even worse.  Mississippi St. maybe?



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2010 10:36 pm
 

Feeling the Love at Valparaiso

Somebody put a leash on Drew so you don't lose him on this trip.  If he got lost going to the garage to get the camera, I'm a little worried.



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2010 10:24 pm
 

Feeling the Love at Valparaiso

Longtime poster on BOTH sites here, but damnit Matt. You've jumped the shark. 



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2010 10:21 pm
 

Feeling the Love at Valparaiso


Matt, I just let Drew know some people are having a hard time getting signed up on the CBS site, maybe all trying to sign up at once.  I hope for your sake Drew took something besides the blue striped shirt.



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2010 9:58 pm
 

Feeling the Love at Valparaiso

Make us proud guys!  I'm surprised we have seen no strikethroughs already. 



Since: Dec 17, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2010 9:24 pm
 

Feeling the Love at Valparaiso

I heard you guys were sell outs.



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2010 9:20 pm
 

Feeling the Love at Valparaiso

Give em hell KSR crew.  See if you can find Drew a job along the way and protect him froma any fights.



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2010 9:17 pm
 

Feeling the Love at Valparaiso

Good luck guys.  Hopefully you can get some non UK types to enjoy you as well.  We already know how ridiculous you are, now it's time for the rest of the country to find out.


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