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INA, Ill. - The No. 1 seed Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team is where a top seed expects to be.   The undefeated Trailblazers will be one of the participants in Saturday's 8 p.m. (EST) championship game of the NJCAA District 16 Tournament at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL, after VU defeated fifth-seeded Wabash Valley, 90-73, Friday night behind 24 points each...


INA, Ill. - The second-seeded Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team earned a spot in the NJCAA District P Tournament's championship game with an 81-64 win Friday night over No. 3 seed Kaskaskia as freshman Chelsea Bentley scored 16 points to lead four Trailblazers in double figures. VU also got 12 points from sophomore Nicole Dodd, 11 from sophomore Anais Kirvan and 10 from...


The Vincennes University Blazer Baseball Team’s next youth camp for players ages 6-13 will be Saturday, April 11, at VU’s Jerry Blemker Baseball Field. The facility is located at 1562 Old Terre Haute Road (across the street from the Vincennes softball fields). In the event of inclement weather, the camp’s rain date will be April 12. “This will be a great opportunity for children to be under...


NEW ORLEANS – In the days ramping up to the NJCAA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend, two Vincennes University sophomores have been honored nationally for their outstanding indoor season performances. Distance runner Robert Murphy and field athlete Isaiah Thomas were among the inaugural class of Region Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2015 NJCAA indoor...


INA, Ill. - After all the weather-related shuffling of the brackets and schedules for the NJCAA district tournaments for both men and women at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL, here is how the day looks on Friday for VU's teams (according to brackets posted at The second seeded Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team will face Kaskaskia in a semifinal game at 4 p.m. (EST or...


INA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team's opening game of the NJCAA District 16 Men's Basketball Tournament Thursday was a tale of two halves, allowing the No. 1 seed Trailblazers to climb out of a first half hole and top an upset-minded eighth-seeded Lewis & Clark, 69-60, at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL.   Sophomore guard Charles Foster scored 20 of his...


NJCAA Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM. The championship meet’s combined events will begin at 10:30 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time – two hours behind EST or “Vincennes time”) on Friday. Track Events (all prelims except Distance Medley Relay, 3,000 Meter and 5,000 Meter events, which will be timed...


INA, Ill. – Rend Lake College, the site of the NJCAA District 16 Men’s Basketball Tournament and the NJCAA District P Women’s Basketball Tournament in Ina, IL, is closed today because of impending winter weather in the southern Illinois region. Today’s scheduled men’s tournament opening round/quarterfinal games have been rescheduled for Thursday and both the men’s and women’s events have been...


INA, Ill. - Sophomore Nicole Dodd led the way in the first half scoring column and sophomore Tasia Brewer and freshman Jeanier Olukemi picked up the scoring load in the second half Tuesday night as the Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team topped Lincoln Trail College by a 76-59 score in the Trailblazers' first game of the NJCAA District P Tournament at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. The...


INA, Ill. – Wednesday will be yet another installment of The Battle of the Trailblazers. The NJCAA No. 1 Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team’s first opponent Wednesday in the NJCAA District 16/Region 24 Tournament will be Lewis & Clark after L&C defeated Shawnee, 78-73, in overtime earlier tonight to set up the 1 p.m. (EST or “Vincennes time”) Wednesday contest. The...


INA, Ill. – The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Team’s first opponent in the NJCAA District P/Region 24 Tournament will be Lincoln Trail. The Statesmen topped Shawnee, 97-49, earlier tonight to earn the match-up vs. second seeded VU (27-3) at 6 p.m. (EST) Tuesday at neutral site, Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. For the complete brackets of both the women’s and men’s district/region...


The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team's bus will leave the VU P.E. Complex at about 1 p.m. Tuesday to head to the NJCAA District P/Region 24 Tournament at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. The team's first game of the tournament is set for 6 p.m. (EST or "Vincennes Time") on Tuesday. The VU Men's Basketball Team's bus will leave at 4 p.m. Tuesday to head to Ina and support the women's...


The weather continues to have a tight grip on the Vincennes University Baseball Team's early-season schedule. VU Coach Chris Barney has announced that Tuesday's  game vs. Lake Land College of Mattoon, IL, has been cancelled because of Jerry Blemker Field's conditions. No scheduled make-up date has been set at this point. Barney also said the status of Friday's scheduled nine-inning game...


INA, Ill. – Eighth-seeded Lewis & Clark and No. 9 seed Shawnee will be pitted against each other on Monday in a play-in game before the NJCAA District 16/Region 24 Tournament that begins Wednesday at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. The winner of Monday’s play-in game at Lewis & Clark’s River Bend Arena will advance to Wednesday’s quarterfinal round to face top-seeded and the...


The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team recorded the program’s second unbeaten regular season when the Trailblazers turned away visiting Kaskaskia, 89-71, Saturday night to improve to 30-0 on the season.  VU’s first unbeaten regular season came during the 1971-72 campaign when the Trailblazers went on to finish 33-0 and win the school’s third and last NJCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball...


Sophomore Nicole Dodd scored 22 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds Saturday night to lead the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Team to an 81-66 win over visiting Kaskaskia in the Trailblazers’ regular-season finale and Sophomore Night ceremonies. VU’s 27th win of the season was the final appearance at the VU P.E. Complex for Dodd and fellow sophomores Hattie...


Help VU say thank you to the eight sophomore players and the sophomore team manager from this season's NJCAA No. 1-ranked VU Men's Basketball Team! Sophomore Night will be Saturday when the Trailblazers take on Kaskaskia at the VU P.E. Complex. The guys will be honored prior to their 7 p.m. game.


Help VU say thank you to the four sophomores from this season's VU Women's Basketball Team! Sophomore Night will be Saturday when the Trailblazers take on Kaskaskia at the VU P.E. Complex. The ladies will be honored prior to their 5 p.m. game.


SCHEDULE OF TOURNAMENT GAMES   INA, Ill. – The committee overseeing the upcoming NJCAA Region 24/district tournaments for men’s and women’s basketball has released the schedules for both events early next month at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. The women’s District P Tournament – which will have the VU women as the No. 2 seed – will begin Tuesday, March 3, with the No. 1 seed facing the...


GODFREY, Ill. – When you’re ranked No. 1 in the nation and on a 30-game win streak that includes all 29 games of the current season, opponents seem to bring their best effort against you in every game you play. That’s the situation for the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team, but the Trailblazers (29-0, 19-0 in NJCAA District 16) continue to fight off each opponent’s best...



The Vincennes University Athletic Department hosts Play4Kay and raises donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund annually. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach at North Carolina State. He had the pleasure of meeting her while he was an assistant coach at Western Carolina University. This left a lasting impression on him and made this cause important to him and the Trailblazers.

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At VU, we believe sports play an important role in the overall purpose of an educational institution. We support a well-rounded intercollegiate sports program for both men and women and have a strong presence in the NJCAA where we can claim several national championships. But we are equally proud of our individual All-American and All-American Academic athletes who have used their talent to continue their education at four-year colleges.

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