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  VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University remained ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings released on Dec. 2. The Trailblazers (9-1) received 363 points.  They were also third in the Nov. 25 poll. Ranger and Hutchinson held on to the top two spots. No. 1 Ranger received 399 points and 15 first-place votes. Second-ranked Hutchinson earned 395 points and one...

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team posted its fifth straight win with a 99-84 victory over John A. Logan on Tuesday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) notched her seventh double-double this season. She totaled 25 points and 12 rebounds. Hawkins was 10-for-11 from the field. Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.)...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Men’s Basketball moved up three spots in the NJCAA Division I rankings, landing at No. 3 in the poll released on Nov. 25. The Trailblazers hold an 8-1 overall record. They received 352 points for third in the rankings. Ranger is No. 1 for the second straight week. It earned 15 first-place votes and 399 points. Hutchinson jumped from fourth to No. ...

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EL PASO, Texas –The Vincennes University men's team had a program best runner-up finish at the NJCAA Half Marathon Championship on Saturday. VU's top three runners capped off a sensational cross country season by all finishing in the top nine. VU Men’s Performers The national runner-up Trailblazers were led by sophomore Milan Todorovic (Belgrade, Serbia) in sixth place in 1:09:56...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team had its best defensive effort of the season on Saturday, as it closed out the Sodexo Classic with a 105-32 win over the Indiana Tech junior varsity squad. Previously, VU’s best defensive outing was in Friday’s 123-40 win over the Lindenwood-Belleville junior varsity team. The Lady Trailblazers scored the final 10 points...

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VINCENNES, Ind. — Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.) scored a career-high 32 points on Friday, as the Vincennes University women’s basketball team rolled past the Lindenwood-Belleville junior varsity squad, 123-40, on the opening night of play in the Sodexo Classic in the P.E. Complex. The Lady Trailblazers had a 13-0 scoring run, which led to a 25-6 lead at the end of the...

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  CENTRALIA, Ill. – The sixth-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team opened Region 24 play with an 87-57 win against Kaskaskia on Wednesday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) poured in a career-high 24 points, including 15 in the second half. Sophomore Craig Porter (Terre Haute, Ind.) contributed 11 points. Freshmen Randy Tucker...

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CENTRALIA, Ill. – Five Vincennes University women’s basketball players scored in double figures and the Trailblazers dominated Kaskaskia 92-42 in a Region 24 opener on Wednesday. VU Statistical Leaders Freshman Gara Jorge Garcia (Galdar, Spain) poured in 23 points off the bench. She sank 10 of 14 shots from the field. She finished with four steals, four rebounds and two assists....

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University dropped from No. 1 to sixth in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball rankings released Monday afternoon. The 6-1 Trailblazers received 304 points. The top five teams are Ranger (399), Florida SouthWestern State (382), Indian Hills (367), Hutchinson (339) and Chipola (336). Ranger earned 15 first-place votes, while Hutchinson received one...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team earned a huge victory on Saturday as the Trailblazers knocked off No. 21 Wallace State 89-74 in the Wabash Valley College Warrior Classic. VU also played in the Warrior Classic on Friday, falling 76-71 to Moberly Area. VU Statistical Leaders Against Wallace State, the Trailblazers were led by sophomore Jaynice ...

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won 86-83 against No. 21 Georgia Highlands at the Gulf Coast Classic on Saturday, a day after the Trailblazers fell 90-67 to top-ranked Gulf Coast State. VU Statistical Leaders Against Georgia Highlands, redshirt sophomore Jaynice Stovall (Covington, Ky.) scored a game-high 21 points and dished out six assists....

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Vincennes University placed 13th in the men’s competition at the NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championship on Nov. 9, while the VU women’s team finished 25th in the team standings. Freshman Meagan Moreno (Morton, Ill.), freshman Maxwel Kiplagat (Iten, Kenya) and sophomore Morne Scharnick (Gauteng, South Africa) earned Coaches Association All-American honors by...

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. – Vincennes University’s volleyball team held leads in all three sets, but No. 11 Iowa Western managed to get by the Trailblazers 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division I Midwest A District Championship on Nov. 9 at Carterville High School. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) recorded eight kills and eight digs....

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The first NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball regular-season poll was released Nov. 11 and Vincennes University maintained its No. 1 spot. The Trailblazers were also ranked first in the preseason poll. VU received 13 of 15 first-place votes and 396 points in the regular-season rankings. The Blazers are off to a 5-0 start. Ranger, which VU beat in the title game of the 2019...

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VINCENNES, Ind. — Sophomore Chinedu Okanu posted a double-double to lead five players in double figures as the top-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team opened play in the 30th annual Sodexo Classic with an 83-62 win over Kankakee Community College at the P.E. Complex on Friday. Okanu (Gary, Ind.) hit 10 of 16 shots from the floor and scored a game-high 22 points, as the...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball team will play in the NJCAA Division I Midwest A District Championship tournament on Nov. 9 in Carterville, Illinois. The Trailblazers (23-19) will play Iowa Western (26-9) in a semifinal at noon EST at Carterville High School, 1415 W. Grand Ave. Iowa Western was ranked 11th in the final NJCAA Division I regular-season poll. The...

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SEDALIA, Mo. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team kicked off the 2019-20 season at the State Fair Tournament. The Trailblazers opened with a 79-66 win against State Fair on Friday, but fell 61-43 to Kirkwood on Saturday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.) poured in a team-high 23 points against State Fair. Redshirt sophomore Jaynice...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Colton Sandage (Bloomington, Ill.) scored a career-high 24 points, and the No. 1-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team completed a 2-0 Kiwanis Classic weekend with a 78-58 victory over 19th-ranked Harcum, Pa. on Saturday. Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario), with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) with 10 points and 13 rebounds, provided ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University men’s basketball team raised the 2019 NJCAA Division 1 championship banner to the rafters in the Physical Education Complex, then picked up right where it left off in the spring with a convincing 70-50 season-opening win over Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis) in the 58th annual Kiwanis Classic on Friday. The Trailblazers, ranked...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Defending national champion Vincennes University will kick off the men’s basketball season on Nov. 1 in the P.E. Complex by unveiling the NJCAA Division I national championship banner and recognizing VU Coach Todd Franklin’s 600 career wins. VU’s opponent for the season-opening game is Southwest Tennessee at 7 p.m. EDT. Admission is free for fans who wear VU apparel....

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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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