Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
10/28/14 -The Crimson Wave will kick off the 2014-2015 season with two home games against teams from the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. Lawrence Tech University comes to town on October 29th and Concordia University-Ann Arbor visits Whiting on November 4th. The matchup with Lawrence Tech will be the first between the Wave and the Blue Devils. CCSJ last saw Concordia-Ann Arbor in 2009.
The first road test of the 2014-2015 schedule comes with a trip to the Bethel College Classic in Mishawaka, IN. In the first of two games in the classic, the Wave will be matched up with Goshen College from the Crossroads League. This will mark the third straight season that CCSJ has met up with Goshen, with the Wave winning the last matchup 71-66. The final game of the classic will be a contest with the host Bethel College. The Pilots are coming off a 2013-2014 season that saw them post a 28-8 record and an appearance in the NAIA national tournament. Bethel College has won three NAIA national championships and is led by five time national coach of the year, Mike Lightfoot.
The Wave return home on November 12th for a local matchup with Indiana University-Northwest. CCSJ has won the last seven meetings between the Red Hawks including a 75-68 win last season.
Its back on the road on November 15 as the Wave will participate in the Marian University Classic in Indianapolis, IN. The first game of the classic is a matchup with Great Lakes Christian College. This will be the first contest between the two schools. Up next is the host school and Crossroads League member Marian University. The matchup with the Knights will be interesting on a number of levels. Marian is led by 2006 NCAA Division I National Coach of the year, Todd Lickliter. Lickliter was previously the head coach at the University of Iowa and Butler University. Ironically, Lickliter got his first college coaching position in 1988 as an assistant for Joe Sexson, CCSJ Coach Ryan Sexson’s grandfather, at Butler University. Both CCSJ and Marian pride themselves on the defensive end as Marian led the NAIA in scoring defense while the wave finished 16th nationally.
A home and home matchup with the USCAA defending National Champions, Andrews University, and a home contest against Indiana University-Kokomo completes the non-conference slate for the Wave.
The Wave will begin conference play November 25 as they host Purdue University- North Central.
“We are really excited about the caliber of programs on our schedule this season,” said Crimson Wave Coach Ryan Sexson. “We want to be playing our best basketball going into January and February and I think playing a difficult schedule early will get us ready for that challenge.”
3/2/14 -Crimson Wave men’s basketball junior Robert Jackson (Hammond, IN) has been named to the 2013-2014 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference Second Team as announced by the league office.
Jackson finished the season ranked third in the CCAC in scoring at 20 ppg. Jackson’s scoring average ranks him 28th in NAIA Division II men’s basketball. Jackson’s 600 total season points ranked him 26th in the NAIA Division II.
In the Crimson Wave’s final game of the season at Cardinal Stritch University the in the CCAC Quarterfinals Jackson reached the 1,000 point mark in his career.
The Crimson Wave ended their season 15-16 overall and 6-13 in the CCAC with a quarter finals loss to Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. Jackson was also named All-Conference second team during his sophomore season with the Crimson Wave in 2011-2012.