Valparaiso adds Roosevelt to complete 2024 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Valparaiso Beacons have added the Roosevelt Lakers to complete their 2024 football schedule, the school announced on Tuesday.

Valparaiso will host Roosevelt at Brown Field in Valparaiso, Ind., on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2024. The game will kickoff at 1:00pm ET.

Roosevelt is entering its first season as a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) in Division II after transitioning from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

The addition of Roosevelt completes Valparaiso’s football schedule for the 2024 season, which includes six home games and 12 contests overall.

Valparaiso is scheduled to open the 2024 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 with a non-conference contest on the road against the Northern Iowa Panthers. The Beacons will also visit the Youngstown State Penguins on Sept. 7 and host the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats on Sept. 14.

The Pioneer Football League (PFL) announced its 2024 football schedule in February. Valparaiso is scheduled to host Drake, St. Thomas, Butler, and Davidson and visit Morehead State, Stetson, Marist, and Dayton.

Below is Valparaiso’s complete schedule for the 2024 season, plus a link to their schedule page which will be updated with kickoff times and TV as they are announced:

2024 Valparaiso Football Schedule

  • 08/31 – at Northern Iowa
  • 09/07 – at Youngstown State
  • 09/14 – Indiana Wesleyan
  • 09/21 – Roosevelt
  • 09/28 – at Morehead State*
  • 10/05 – Drake*
  • 10/12 – at Stetson*
  • 10/19 – St. Thomas*
  • 10/26 – at Marist*
  • 11/02 – OFF
  • 11/09 – Butler*
  • 11/16 – at Dayton*
  • 11/23 – Davidson*

* PFL contest.

Valparaiso finished the 2023 season 3-8 overall and 2-6 in PFL action. The Beacons are entering their sixth season under head coach Landon Fox, who has a 17-35 overall record at the school.

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Comments (5)

So many Division I-AA schools resorting to playing Division II schools. Like Division I-A schools resorting to playing Division I-AA schools. This in no way adds to the product that fans get to watch. I am dreading Hawaii’s opener against lowly Delaware St.

I am a Fan of 1-A Schools hosting 1-AA Schools especially beginning of season.

Dittos , Dave, Dittos,
Since 2005 when the SidekickNCAA acquiesced to their Trust 6 conference Sponsors & ‘allowed a 12th game vs a 63 scholarship partner’ it’s been diluted football.

It wouldn’t be this bad if the ‘sparring partner game’ didn’t count toward Exhibition bowl eligibility, allowing mediocre Trust 6 Teams to delude themselves during 6 – 6 or 7 – 5 Seasons as ‘being successful’.

Agreed. 1-A’s recruiting the best of the IAAs now through the portal to widen the talent gap of talent and still schedule them. What a waste of time behind the lie of being so benevolent. They should schedule another 1A team instead for a competitive game and just donate a few hundred thousand to a 1AA fund.

Interesting. There have been several teams that have moved up levels in the past 3-5 years or start from scratch into mostly into FCS, while there has been a handful of FCS teams that have moved to FBS.