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PLYMOUTH, Ind. – Vincennes University Golf Coach Dennis Chattin praised Zach Hall for his play in the final round of the NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship on Friday. “He actually played much better than the score indicates,” he said.  “A couple of shots here and there and he could have moved up quite a bit.” Hall finished tied for 49th in a field of 132. He shot a 7-over-par 79...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Coach Todd Franklin signed transfer point guard Patrick Fisher on Friday. The 6-foot, 170-pound Fisher will play closer to home.  He is from Bloomington, Illinois and played the 2018-19 season for Gavilan College in Gilroy, California. Gavilan is one of the top teams in the California Community College Athletic Association. Fisher...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Volleyball Coach Gary Sien has signed Charleston (Illinois) High School product Kacee Nicholson to play for the Trailblazers. Nicholson is a 5-foot-9 defensive specialist and outside hitter. “She can hit,” Sien said. “I recruited her primarily to play in the back row. She’s got really good first contact skills like serve receive and digs. She’s a...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  Four Vincennes University baseball players have committed to teams at the next level. Outfielder Tyler Estes is headed to play for NCAA Division I Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. "Tyler has been a two-year contributor here in VU baseball program,” VU Baseball Coach Chris Barney said. “As a freshman, he played left field and center field, and hit...

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PLYMOUTH, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore Zach Hall heads into the final round of the NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship tied for 42nd place. Hall carded an 8-over-par 80 in the third round on Thursday for a three-day total of 235 strokes at Swan Lake Golf Resort. He opened with a 74 on Tuesday. Hall followed with an 81 on Wednesday. In the third round, he scored a birdie on...

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PLYMOUTH, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore Zach Hall is tied for 36th after two rounds of the NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship at Swan Lake Golf Resort. Hall followed up an opening-round 2-over-par 74 on Tuesday with an 81 on Wednesday for a two-day total of 11-over-par 155. Walters State’s Alex Hodge is the leader with a 143 total. Hall tees off in the third round at 1:24...

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PLYMOUTH, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore Zach Hall shot a 2-over-par 74 in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship at Swan Lake Golf Resort on Tuesday. Play was suspended for three hours due to rain. Hall was 1-under par after two holes when the weather delay began. He returned to the Black Course when play resumed and shot a 39 on the front nine. He...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The three international players on the 2018-19 Vincennes University women’s basketball team have committed to four-year programs. Cristina de la Cruz and Ivanda Hudjakova have signed with NCAA Division II University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, North Carolina. Sofia Besedina is headed to NAIA University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, Oklahoma. De...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore pitchers Walker Paris and Luke Lancaster have been named to the Mid-West Athletic Conference all-conference baseball team. Paris received second-team honors. Lancaster earned a spot on the honorable mention team. "I am extremely happy for both Walker and Luke who were named all conference by the other coaches in the Mid-West Athletic...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Zach Hall will represent Vincennes University in the 2019 NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship tournament, a year after earning All-American honors and helping the Trailblazers win the Division III team national title. Hall is ready to tee it up at Swan Lake Golf Resorts in Plymouth, Indiana. The tourney begins May 21 and runs through May 24. VU made the move from...

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Todd Franklin and Lony Francis Jr. represented Vincennes University in the 2019 NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches All-Star Game presented by the NABC on Saturday at the Orleans Arena. Franklin coached an all-star team made up of Division I players to a 126-98 win against an all-star team made up of Division II and Division III players. Francis, an Arkansas State recruit,...

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HOBBS, N. M.  -  Vincennes University freshman Silas Ristl won the men’s shot put national championship at the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. Ristl, who is from Ulm, Germany, won the national title with a mark of 58 feet, 5 ¼ inches (17.81 meters) at Ross Black Track. “I’m really happy,” he said. “I really wanted to win. It felt good to stand on the...

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HOBBS, N.M. – Vincennes University athletes Jazzmine Poole and Maxwell Kiplagat earned seventh-place finishes at the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Ross Black Track on Friday. Kiplagat finished seventh in the men’s steeplechase. He completed the 3,000-meter race in 9 minutes and 52.53 seconds. The top nine finishers clocked times better than the stadium record...

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NORMAL, Ill. – The Vincennes University baseball team fell 5-2 to Heartland in a NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament elimination game at the Corn Crib Stadium on Friday. The Trailblazers were seeded seventh, while Heartland was the No. 3 seed. VU lost 10-3 to No. 2 seed Lewis and Clark in a tournament game on Thursday. The Trailblazers end the season with a 25-30 overall record.

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HOBBS, N.M. - Vincennes University earned two top-10 finishes at the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday. The Trailblazers placed sixth in the men’s 4x800-meter relay finals at Ross Black Track. Freshman David McCullough, freshman Maxwell Kiplagat, freshman Milan Todorovic and sophomore Seth Vaquero finished in 7 minutes and 59.26 seconds. Sophomore Tony...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University student-athletes will compete in 10 events at the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 16-18 at Ross Black Track in Hobbs, New Mexico. The men’s team, which was No. 19 in the final NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field national rankings, is represented in running and throwing events. VU freshman Silas Ristl is seeded third...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – After playing two years for Vincennes University, Lony Francis Jr. will play next season for the Arkansas State men’s basketball program. Francis announced he has committed to the Red Wolves. “We’re excited,” VU Men’s Basketball Coach Todd Franklin said. “It’s a solid Division I program. Lony took four visits and Arkansas State was the last of them. He decided as soon...

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FRENCH LICK, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore Zach Hall earned a bid to the 2019 NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship with his performance in the District I/Region 24 Championship tournament that concluded on Monday. Hall fired a 12-over-par 82 in the final round of the 54-hole tourney at The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort. Participants played 36 holes on Sunday and...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University baseball team is the No. 7 seed for the NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament May 16-20 at the Corn Crib Stadium in Normal, Illinois. The Trailblazers open the eight-team, double-elimination tournament against No. 2 seed Lewis and Clark on May 16 at 5 p.m. EDT. Lewis and Clark swept VU in a four-game Mid-West Athletic Conference series in...

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QUINCY, Ill. – The Vincennes University baseball team completed a three-game Mid-West Athletic Conference series sweep of John Wood with a 3-1 win on Saturday. The Trailblazers tied the game at 1-all in the top of the third inning. The contest remained deadlocked until VU scored two runs in the final seventh innings. Sophomore Kavan Crowell pitched a complete game and gave up six hits ...

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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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