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  VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore men’s basketball player Keith Clemons is going from one winning program to another. The 6-foot-1 sophomore guard has signed a letter of intent to play for Loyola University Chicago, which reached the NCAA Division I Final Four in 2018. The Ramblers won the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title the past two seasons. “They’ve...

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball team played four matches in a Spring Scrimmage Tournament at the University of Evansville on Saturday. Allison Ruddick notched 53 digs, Kloie McGrew recorded 39 assists and Mackenzie Haworth tallied 17 kills in eight sets over four matches. Each match consisted of two 15-minute sets. Kentucky Wesleyan College beat VU 2-0. The...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Trailblazers are still basking in winning the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball national title, but Vincennes University Coach Todd Franklin is working on solidifying the roster for next season and has signed Roseville (Michigan) High School’s John Ukomadu. “He is a long combo forward,” Franklin said. “He can play a wing and a stretch forward. He’ll basically be a...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Sophomore forward Lony Francis Jr. and Trailblazers Coach Todd Franklin have been invited to participate in the 2019 NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches All-Star Game presented by the NABC on May 18 in Las Vegas. Francis is one of 12 Division I players selected to compete at The Orleans Arena against a team made up of 12 players from Division II and Division III. Franklin...

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FRENCH LICK, Ind. –  The Vincennes University golf team will compete in the NJCAA Division II District I Region 24 Championship Tournament in May at The Donald Ross Course at French Link. The Trailblazers got a sneak peak and played two rounds on that course while competing in the Indiana Small College Championships on Saturday and Sunday. VU finished tied for 11th in the team standings...

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -  Vincennes University track and field athletes competed at the University of Illinois Illini Twilight meet on Saturday and finished with several strong performances against a mostly NCAA Division I field. The Trailblazers placed ninth out of 14 in the men's team standings with 27 points. The top three teams were Illinois (158), Marquette (103) and Eastern Illinois...

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EAST PEORIA, Ill.  – The Vincennes University baseball team used a solid effort on the mound to win 3-2 over Illinois Central College in the first game of a Mid-West Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday. Sophomore pitcher Kavan Crowell allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked four to get the win. Sophomore Isaiah Davis earned the save. He...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Todd Franklin has received another national honor and is the recipient of the 2018-19 Spalding NJCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Coach of the Year award. The NJCAA announced the news on April 12. Franklin coached the Vincennes University Trailblazers to the NJCAA Division I national championship and was named Coach of the Tournament in March. VU defeated Ranger...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University baseball team’s four-game Mid-West Athletic Conference series against host Illinois Central College will now start on Friday and conclude on Saturday due to weather concerns. The teams will play doubleheaders both days in East Peoria, Illinois. First pitch is at 3 p.m. EDT on Friday. Saturday’s action begins at 2 p.m. EDT. The contests were...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – With a win over nationally ranked Lincoln Land over the weekend and an 8-3 victory over Frontier on Tuesday, the Vincennes University baseball team hopes to keep the momentum going heading into the weekend. Against Frontier, the Trailblazers scored three runs in the first inning and tacked on runs in the fourth and fifth innings for a 5-1 lead at Jerry Blemker Field....

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Athletic Department is hosting the All Sports Banquet on April 23 at the Green Activities Center on the VU campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. EDT. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will be catered by Sodexo Campus Services. Tickets are $12 per person and reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online at...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore forward Lony Francis, Jr. has been selected as an honorable mention All-American by the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. He helped the Trailblazers win the Division I national title in March in Hutchinson, Kansas. It was VU’s fourth national championship and first since 1972. Francis averaged a team-high 15.8 points per game...

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Vincennes University baseball team came from behind and defeated nationally-ranked Lincoln Land 11-9 in seven innings on Sunday in Game Four of a Mid-West Athletic Conference Series. The Trailblazers scored eight unanswered runs over the final two innings. They were down 9-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning. They scored two runs in the top of the sixth, then added...

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MONTGOMERY, Ind. – Sophomore Jacob English finished third and freshman Matt Jordan tied for fourth as the Vincennes University men’s golf team placed second at the Vincennes Spring Invitational played at Country Oaks Golf Club Saturday and Sunday. The Trailblazers shot a team total of 57-over-par 633. After firing a 316 in the first round, they attempted to mount a rally in the final ...

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VINCENNES, Ind.  – Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Coach Todd Franklin is the recipient of the 2019 National Association of Basketball Coaches NJCAA Coach of the Year Award presented by Wilson. Franklin coached the Trailblazers to the NJCAA Division I national title. VU defeated Ranger (Texas) 87-77 in the championship game in Hutchinson, Kansas. It was first national title for...

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Vincennes University baseball team enjoyed a brief lead before falling 6-2 in game one of a Mid-West Athletic Conference doubleheader against nationally ranked Parkland on Tuesday. The Trailblazers scored twice in the top of the fourth inning and held a 2-1 lead. Sophomore Will Randell had two RBIs on one hit. Parkland, No. 8 in the NJCAA Division II national poll,...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Freshman pitcher Ryan Robison racked up 10 strikeouts, but the Vincennes University baseball team fell in a 7-6 battle to nationally ranked Parkland in the nightcap of a Mid-West Athletic Conference doubleheader at Jerry Blemker Field on Monday. In the seven-inning game, Robison went 6.1 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and four walks. The...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball team opened the spring season with exhibition scrimmages against Rose-Hulman and Indiana University East at the P.E. Complex on Saturday. Each scrimmage was four sets. The Trailblazers’ Alison Smith and Lucie Strasser had double-double performances in both matches. In the first scrimmage, VU played Rose-Hulman and split the four sets ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Field conditions and cold temperatures have pushed back the Vincennes University baseball team’s four-game series against Parkland. The teams will play a doubleheader at 2 p.m. EDT on April 1 at Jerry Blemker Field. A nine-inning game will open the doubleheader and a seven-inning game will follow. VU and Parkland will play a doubleheader at 2 p.m. EDT on April 2 in ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – There is a chance of rain in the forecast and that has caused a change to the Vincennes University baseball team's schedule this weekend. Saturday’s scheduled Mid-West Athletic Conference doubleheader against Parkland in Champaign, Illinois has been moved to Monday, April 1. First pitch is at 2 p.m. EDT. Sunday’s scheduled doubleheader will remain the same. VU and...

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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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