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  VINCENNES, Ind. – How do Vincennes University’s defending NJCAA Division I men’s basketball champions move forward into a new season? According to ninth-year Vincennes University coach Todd Franklin, who welcomes a host of players back from a team that finished 36-2 and decked Ranger, Texas, 87-77 in the national title game in March, a key is to take pride in it, and carry on. “We...

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. – The Vincennes University volleyball team snapped a five-match win streak and fell 25-14, 25-16 and 25-17 to John A. Logan on Tuesday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) tallied seven kills and 12 digs. Sophomore Brantli Lannan (Linton, Ind.) added eight digs. Sophomore Ariana Gentzler (Paxton, Ill.) recorded four blocks. Freshman...

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  MARION, Ill. –  The Vincennes University men’s golf team finished in third place at the John A. Logan Fall Invitational at The Links at Kokopelli on Tuesday. VU shot 323 and 326 in Monday’s first and seconds rounds and followed with a 325 in Tuesday’s final round to finish at 974 strokes. VU Performers Sophomore Matt Jordan (Franklin, Ind.) just missed earning a medal in the...

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Vincennes University cross country teams had the unique opportunity to compete against many of the top NCAA Division I teams in the nation at the John McNichols Invitational on Saturday. The meet featured seven top ten NCAA Division I teams including two-time defending national champion Northern Arizona University. The Blazers took advantage of the high-level...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University volleyball team defeated Kaskaskia College in straight sets on Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night by the scores of; 27-25, 25-20, 25-16, and extends their winning streak to five.   VU Statistical Leaders The Trailblazers were led in kills by sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) who finished with 7. Fidler also added 8 digs. Sophomore...

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Vincennes, Ind. – The Vincennes University Volleyball team is proud to invite you to Faculty and Staff Appreciation night at the P.E. Complex.   The Trailblazer volleyball team will be taking on Region 24 foe Kaskaskia College on Friday September 20th at 7 pm eastern. All VU faculty and Staff are invited to come out to the P.E. Complex and help cheer on your Blazers when they take on...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Smith and Street released its men’s college basketball preview magazine this week and defending Division I national champion Vincennes University is No. 1 in the NJCAA preseason poll. Along with the preseason poll Smith and Street released their preseason All-American watch list for the 2019-20 season which includes sophomore Kevin Osawe (Third Team) and Craig Porter...

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Ullin, Ill. - Vincennes traveled to take on Region 24 opponent Shawnee C.C. in Ullin, Ill. The Trailblazers took care of business winning in straight sets 25-16, 25-9, 25-10.   VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Ryli Bobbitt (Sullivan, Ind.) led the Blazers with 7 kills, and 5 blocks. Sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) finished the match with 9 digs and 5 kills. Freshman Breanna...

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  High School teammates and life-long friends Brantli Lannan and Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) were both named to the All-Tournament Team following the Blazer Classic this past weekend.   Brantli Lannan led the Trailblazers in digs each of the four games during the Blazer Classic and finished the tournament with 99 digs in 15 sets for 6.6 per set. Lannan also achieved a 2.3...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University volleyball team was defeated in the first game of day one at the Blazer Classic by John A Logan in four sets; 22-25, 24-26, 25-14, 18-25. VU would bounce back and finish day one with a 3-1 win over Wabash Valley; 25-22, 17-25, 25-14, 25-13.The Trailblazers started day two vs. Walters State and lost 3-1 25-18, 20-25, 18-25, 17-25, and finished...

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Charleston, Ill -  The Trailblazer men finished third out of six teams at the Eastern Illinois University Walt Crawford Open on Friday. They were led by sophomore Milan Todorovic (Belgrade, Serbia) who finished ninth in 27:09.3. Also finishing in the top 20 for VU were freshman Maxwel Kiplagat (Iten, Kenya) (27:26.8, 11th), sophomore Morne Scharnick (Gauteng, South Africa) (27:55.9,...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University volleyball team defeated Brescia University JV in straight sets on Wednesday, by scores of 25-14, 25-14, 25-20 at the P.E. Complex. VU Statistical Leaders The Trailblazers were led by an all-around performance my sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) who led VU with 10 kills with 0 errors and a .400 hit percentage, also tied for the...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University men’s and women’s cross country teams are handling final preparations before the beginning of the 2019 season on Sept. 6. Men’s Team The VU Men’s Cross Country team is looking to have success top to bottom with four returning sophomores; Logan Busz (Whitley, Ind.), Franklin Sanders (North Vernon, Ind.), Morne Scharnick (Gauteng, South ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University volleyball team’s first week of competition continued with two matches at the McHenry County College Invite on Saturday. VU vs. Carl Sandburg College Carl Sandburg, No. 20 in the NJCAA Division II preseason poll, won 25-23, 14-25, 25-18, 28-26 against the Trailblazers. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.)  notched...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. - The Vincennes University volleyball team opened the 2019 season with a four-set victory over Wabash Valley, winning 25-21, 25-8, 22-25, 25-19 on Thursday. VU Statistical Leaders Both sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) and freshman Morgen Tinkle (Rockville, Ind.) had double-doubles on the first official day of NJCAA competition. Fidler led the Trailblazers...

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2019 Vincennes University Team Photo VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University Coach Gary Sien brings an experienced team into the 2019 volleyball season. He knows the Trailblazers have a shot at a memorable season. VU is in strong shape with a great deal of incoming and returning talent, Region 24 Player of the Year Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) and all-region second team player...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball players Brantli Lannan and Rachel Rupert achieved great success in the classroom and have earned NJCAA All-Academic honors. Lannan (Linton, Ind.) was picked for the second team. Rupert (Granger, Ind.) was selected to the third team.   Photo: Brantli Lannan Photo: Rachel Rupert “We are proud of our team this past year, overall they...

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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.

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