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Terre Haute, IN – Sophomore Blake Claycomb led the way for the VU Trailblazers with a 21st place finish at the Rose Hulman Invitational, and helped the team place 7th out of 15 teams at the tournament held at Hulman Links golf course on Saturday & Sunday. The team got off to a rough start on day one. They shot a combined 324, and sat in 11th place; however, just as they had done all year,...


Vincennes, IN – Vincennes University Sophomore Laurhen Pickett has had an incredible career in her 2 seasons as a member of the Lady Trailblazers Basketball team. This year, the Twin Lakes High School alum averaged 19.8 ppg, 8.8 rebs, and had the 2nd highest field goal percentage in the NJCAA at 64.1 %. We decided to catch up with Pickett, who is a Law enforcement major, planning on becoming a...


Louisville, KY – The Vincennes University Track & Field team had another dynamite meet at the Bellarmine Invite this weekend. Five more athletes punched their ticket to the NJCAA National Meet in Hutchinson, Kansas on May 18th-20th, including Sophomore Anais Da Silva, who demolished her own school record in the 5k to punch her ticket. Da Silva started off the weekend of strong performances...


BY THE SUN-COMMERCIAL INA, Ill. — Chance Hitchcock struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings, and Vincennes University plated the go-ahead run in the ninth for a 1-0 victory at Rend Lake on Wednesday. Hitchcock scattered six hits and three walks, while Nick Cottongim worked 1 2/3 innings of relief to get the win and Pete Wissel recorded the final out to get the save. The Trailblazers...


Anaheim, CA – The Vincennes University Cheer team finished 1st in their 2 year co-ed division at the USA Collegiate Championships this weekend. The VU Cheer team took 1st place in the small Co-ed Show Cheer Division of the USA Collegiate Championships this past weekend. The competition comprised of schools from all divisions, including: Division I, Division II, Division III, and NJCAA member...


Vincennes, IN – Sophomore stand-out Jordan Downs had another exceptional weekend for the Trailblazers in their home opener for the outdoor track and field season at the Bill Smith Challenge. Downs won the long jump, won the triple jump, and won the pole vault with a vault of 16’4”, breaking a Vincennes University record that had stood for 26 years! Both Track and Field teams had very strong...


Some changes have been for the Bill Smith Challenge set to be hosted by Vincennes University on Saturday, March 25tth, starting at 11 a.m. For full meet updates, see the attached updated meet schedule, and the heat sheets below! Go Trailblazers!   Heat Sheets Updated Meet Schedule


Hutchinson, KS – The #7 seed Vincennes University Trailblazers fell to #2 seeded South Plains this afternoon in the Elite 8 of the NJCAA National Tournament 69-67, despite 21 points from Freshman Isaiah Tisdale, and 3 Blazers in double-figures. The game was tight from the opening minutes. Isaiah Tisdale buried a jumper to score the game’s first points, and to give VU a 2-0 lead. The teams...


The Vincennes University Track and Field teams will be hosting the Bill Smith Challenge this Saturday, March 25th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Participating teams will include Franklin College, Lincoln College, University of Southern Indiana, University of Evansville, & IU Run Club. The teams will compete at the track, which sits at the intersection of Red Skelton Blvd and Chestnut. For...


Hutchinson, KS – The #7 seed Vincennes University Trailblazers would stage-off a late, furious comeback by the Jets of Northern Oklahoma to advance to the Elite 8 round of the NJCAA National Tournament by a score of 82-76; thanks, in-part to a big double-double by Sophomore Chirs Darrington. The Trailblazers got off to a hot start against the Jets of Northern Oklahoma Enid. Tisdale would score...


After picking up a win in their 1st game of the day versus Parkland, the Vincennes University Men’s baseball team returned to Jerry Blemker Field to pick up a 13-3 win over Lake Land tonight by exploding for 6 runs in the 1st, then adding 7 runs in the bottom of the 6th. The win was highlighted by two big innings of scoring, 10 players scoring runs, and 8 players recording RBI’s. Sophomore...


Coming into the game vs. Parkland, the Trailblazers had lost 12 games this season by 1 run; however, the Trailblazers would be on the winning side of that equation this afternoon as they battled back to win in walk-off fashion, 6-to-5, thanks to a game-winning RBI single up the middle by sophomore Chance Bodine in the bottom of the 9th inning. Freshman Chance Hitchcock got the nod to start on...


Scottsboro, AL – The Vincennes University Men’s Golf team competed to a 16th place finish in the Spring Fling Tournament hosted at Goosepond Golf Course in Scottsboro, Alabama; thanks in-part to low-stroke man Freshman Zach Breault. Day 1 of the Spring Fling tournament was not what any of the several JUCO teams expected who made the long march to beautiful Scottsboro, Alabama. The normal...


The Vincennes University Trailblazers Men’s Basketball team earned the #7 seed in the 2017 NJCAA National Basketball Tournament hosted by Hutchinson Community College. By finishing as one of the top 8 seeds, the Blazers also secure a 1st round Bye. The team had a phenomenal regular & postseason up this point. They finished the regular-season 28-and-2, won the regular-season District 16...


Smyrna, TN – The Vincennes University Bowling Team’s Season came to an end this weekend as they finished 7th, just outside of the top-4 qualifying spots required to advance to the National Tournament at the Intercollegiate Team Championships Sectional Qualifier. All season long, Coach Sparks had stressed how important lane conditions are to their sport and to their team. He said, “I felt...


French Lick, IN - The Vincennes University Golf team got off to a hot start at Donald Ross Golf Course this weekend as Sophomore Blake Claycomb took the individual win with a total score of 147, Freshman Keegan McCullough finished runner-up with a total score of 149, and the team tied for first, but lost to host Franklin College on the 5th golfer tie breaker. The golfers were in for cold and...


Ina, IL – The Vincennes University Trailblazers punched their ticket to compete in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, KS by defeating a tough Wabash Valley team 82-70 to win the District 16 Tournament Title, and Freshman Isaiah Tisdale was named the District 16 Tournament MVP. Of all the teams that the #5 Trailblazers had faced this season, rival Wabash Valley had proved to be the...


Ina, IL – In what turned out to be a defensive slugfest on both sides, VU would knockdown key free-throws down the stretch to outlast a hard-pressing Shawnee team, and capture their 30th win of the season for the 16th time in program history, 66-55 at Rend Lake College this afternoon to advance to the final game of the District 16 Tournament. The name of the game in the first-half for both...


Ina, IL – The Lake Land Lakers gave the #5 Vincennes University Trailblazers all they could handle for 40 minutes in the quarter-final round of the District 16 tournament hosted at Rend Lake, but when the final horn sounded, VU pulled-out an 82-81 victory thanks to a trifecta of 20 point games. VU got things churning in the right direction from the opening tip. Sophomore Chris Darrington drove...


The Lady Trailblazers season came to an end with a heart-crushing 72-to-68 defeat to the Blue Angels of Kaskaskia tonight at the VU P.E. Complex despite three players scoring in double-figures. The game got off to a slow start as both teams traded shots back and forth defensively. 1 minute and 40 seconds would tick off the clock before sophomore Milana Matias would grab an errand rebound out...



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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