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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 6-ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers hosted Region 4-favorite Triton College Wednesday night, in the second of three straight games against a tough northern Illinois region and came away with the 80-67 victory. The early stages of the game lived up to the hype of a battle of two heavyweight junior college teams who will likely both earn a trip to the National...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – In a battle of two teams that could very well face each other again in the National Tournament in Kansas, the No. 9-ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers avenged last year’s three-point loss at Highland by coming away with the low-scoring 69-58 victory. The first half started off very physical, with both teams struggling to just get into double-digits. The Trailblazers...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Athletic Department is proud to announce that we are now accepting orders for ‘Fan Cutouts’ that will be displayed at all Trailblazer men’s and women’s home basketball games. Due to COVID-19 in lieu of having fans in attendance this season VU is offering fans the option to purchase a ‘Fan Cutout’ for as low as $50. This option is offered to all fans...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 9-ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers opened up the 2021 season at home against Dohn Prep of Cincinnati and came away with the 83-66 win. This marks the first regular-season or postseason game the Blazers have played in over 10 months and early on the rust factor showed. VU had to battle early with Dohn Prep, with the Blazers falling behind by as much as six...

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INA, Ill. -  The No. 9 Vincennes University men’s basketball team fought through a tough game against Southwestern Illinois on Wednesday night to win 79-63 and advance to the NJCAA Division I Central District Tournament championship. This brings VU to 28-4 and nets Coach Todd Franklin his 300th win as head coach of Vincennes University. Wednesday night’s game got off to an entertaining...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has climbed to No.9 from No.12 in the final NJCAA DI rankings released on March 2. This new ranking comes after the Blazers final home game of the season, winning 78-48 against Southwestern Illinois. VU received 248 points in the new rankings, up from 221 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida SouthWestern State (397),...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The No. 12 Vincennes University men’s basketball team has closed the books on the regular season after a 78-48 victory over Southwestern Illinois College on Wednesday night at the P.E. Complex. This brings VU’s record to 26-4. The Blazers looked to be caught in a tough battle with against SWIC in the first half, with the score staying within three points for the ...

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VINCENNES, lnd. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team secured a perfect 13-0 regular season home record after beating Southwestern Illinois 118-52 Wednesday night in the P.E. Complex. VU (26-4) looked to set the tone for the game early, starting all sophomores and going in to halftime with a score of 52-26. Sophomore guard Jhala Henry played through the entire first three...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has climbed to No.12 from No.14 in the latest NJCAA DI rankings released on February 24. This new ranking comes after the Blazers two comfortable road wins last week, against Lake Land 100-59, and Shawnee 82-44. VU received 221 points in the new rankings, up from 185 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida SouthWestern...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate Sophomore Night on Wednesday Feb. 26 when Southwestern Illinois visits the P.E. Complex. Sophomore women’s players, Fess Hawkins, Jocelyn Thompson, Jhala Henry, Grace Yocum, and Jaynice Stovall will be honored with a pre-game ceremony prior to the 5 p.m. tip-off. Eight men’s basketball players...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Athletic Department is hosting its 8th annual Play4Kay event during the Trailblazer women’s and men’s basketball games on Feb. 26 against Southwestern Illinois. Play4Kay raises funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach at...

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MATTOON, Ill. – The No. 14 Vincennes University men’s basketball team won over the Lake Land Lakers Wednesday night 100-59, bringing the VU record to 23-4. The Blazers got off to a confident start on the night, outscoring Lake Land 56-35 in the first half. VU Statistical Leaders                Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) had a career-high 34 points with...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has fallen to No.14 in the newest NJCAA Div. I rankings released Feb.17. This new ranking comes after the Trailblazers 72-70 loss to Olney Central on Wednesday night. VU received 185 points in the new rankings, up from 304 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida SouthWestern State (397), Pearl River (381), Ranger (356),...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team fought a high-tempo battle against the Rend Lake Warriors on Saturday night, winning 110-79 at the P.E. Complex. The game started off with VU’s now standard high pressing play style, with Rend Lake unable to find an answer in the first quarter. The Blazers outscored Rend Lake 30-9 in the first. By the second quarter, it...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – No. 8 Vincennes University men’s basketball team suffered a 2-point loss to Olney Central on Wednesday night 70-72.

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team defeated Olney Central 87-73 Wednesday night. The Trailblazers started out the night slower than what they’re used to, leading only 41-28 at halftime. By this point in the game, sophomore Fess Hawkins had already managed to post a double-double with 12 rebounds and 13 points. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team holds strong at No. 8 in the newest NJCAA Division I rankings released Feb.10. In the past week, the Trailblazers have secured two road wins, 65-57 against Lincoln Trail College, and 73-50 against Southeastern Illinois. VU received 304 points in the new rankings, up from 279 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida...

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HARRISBURG, Ill. – No. 8 Vincennes University (22-3) men’s basketball team defeated Southeastern Illinois (5-19) Saturday evening 73-50. The Trailblazers led 39-24 at halftime and only allowed one Southeastern player to score double digits. VU Statistical Leaders                Sophomore Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) put up 13 points. Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) led...

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HARRISBURG, Ill. – The Vincennes University (21-4) women’s basketball team triumphed over Southeastern Illinois (8-16) Saturday afternoon 109-63. The Trailblazers looked to shut down the offense of Southeastern Illinois by starting the game only allowing nine points in the first quarter and a halftime score of 59-19 in favor of VU. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Jhala Henry...

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Robinson, Ill. – No. 8 Vincennes University men’s basketball team won a close battle against Lincoln Trail College Wednesday night (65-57). Lincoln Trail held Vincennes University to a 2-point lead at the end of the first half. Eventually turning that in to a 49-38 lead for LTC with only 10 minutes left in play. The Blazers rallied a 21-3 run over the next 7 ½ minutes to regain their...

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Play4Kay

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.

Click here to donate to Play4Kay

Click here to learn more about Kay Yow and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

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