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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Athletic Department with the help of Housing and Residential Life is raising awareness and funds to support breast cancer research on Wednesday, Feb. 20, by participating in the annual Play4Kay Initiative. Play4Kay generates funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Since 2013, VU’s Athletic Department has raised nearly $21,000 to help support ...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University men’s basketball team scored the first 11 points Wednesday night and never looked back against District 16 foe Lincoln Trail. The No. 2 Trailblazers raced out to a 50-26 halftime lead en route to an 88-64 romp. With the win, VU improves to 24-1 overall and have won nine straight games. Six different Trailblazers scored in double figures...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- Fess Hawkins scored 10 straight points at the end of the first quarter to help the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team to a 22-13 over District P foe Lincoln Trail Wednesday night. Hawkins tallied a career-high 27 points to go along with 17 rebounds as the Trailblazers cruised to an 83-62 win inside the P.E. Complex. “Fess did a great job tonight, that...


VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is ranked No. 2 for the third straight week in the NJCAA Division I national poll. With an impressive 23-1 record, the Trailblazers received 384 points and two first-place votes in the poll released Tuesday. The top four teams remain the same for the third straight week. Florida SouthWestern State is ranked first with 397...


VINCENNES, Ind. – Former Vincennes University coach Harry Wickens has been chosen for induction in the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Coaches Association Hall of Fame and he will be honored on Wednesday, Feb. 13, during a special ceremony at halftime of the men’s basketball game inside the P.E. Complex. Wickens coached the VU men's and women's swimming and diving teams for 21 years. VU...


CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Crooked numbers hurt the Vincennes University Baseball team over the weekend. The Trailblazers dropped two of three games against West Georgia Tech in their first series of the season. The two teams played a seven-inning double header on Saturday, while Sunday’s rubber match was a nine-inning contest. In game one, VU dropped a 6-3 decision. West...


VINCENNES, Ind. – Sophomore George Dixon put together another double-double performance with 14 points and 11 rebounds in a 70-57 victory for the Vincennes University men’s basketball team over Region 24 opponent Kaskaskia on Saturday.   The  No. 2 Trailblazers found themselves down by one at halftime after Kaskaskia shot 52 percent from the floor including hitting on 6 of 11 from ...


VINCENNES, Ind. –  Five freshmen reached double figures as the Vincennes University women's basketball team won 97-50 over Region 24 opponent Kaskaskia on Saturday.. Kaskaskia matched the Trailblazers' offensive pace in the early stages of the game resulting in a one-point Blue Angel lead after the first quarter, after the lead changed eight times in the first 10 minutes of action...


INA, Ill. -- When the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team has had success this season, it’s started with the defense. The Trailblazers defense had another strong performance Wednesday night at Rend Lake. The Lady ‘Blazers held the overmatched Lady Warriors to single digit points in three of the four quarters, for a 90-44 romp. With the win, VU improves to 15-6 on the season. The...


VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University men’s basketball team once again held down the No. 2 spot in the NJCAA Division I national poll released Tuesday. The Trailblazers (22-1) are ranked second for the second straight week. They received three first-place votes and 385 points in the latest poll. Florida SouthWestern State is ranked No. 1 with 13 first-place votes and 397 points....


VINCENNES, Ind. -- Shawnee came out swinging Monday night, but it was the Vincennes University men’s basketball team who delivered the knockout punch. And it came early. The No. 2 Trailblazers used a 32-3 run in the first half to take a commanding 36-9 lead with 7 minutes, 16 seconds remaining in the first half. The Trailblazers never let off the pedal in a 102-50 shellacking of the...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- A disappointing loss to Southeastern Illinois last Wednesday left a sour taste in the mouths of the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team. The Lady ‘Blazers took out their frustration on Shawnee Monday evening inside the P.E. Complex with a 95-36 romp of the Saints. Fess Hawkins scored a game-high 20 points to lead four different Lady ‘Blazers in...


MATTOON, Ill. - Six players reached double figures in scoring to pace the No. 2 Vincennes University men’s basketball team to a road win Saturday afternoon. Lony Francis, Jr. poured in a game-high 26 points to led the Trailblazers to a 114-58 romp over Lake Land. With the win, VU improves to 21-1 on the season and earned its third win this week. The Trailblazers raced...


HARRISBURG, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team scored the first 13 points of the game and never let up Wednesday night. The No. 2 Trailblazers improved to 20-1 on the season with a lopsided 122-41 District 16 road win over a depleted Southeastern Illinois team. The Falcons only had seven players dressed for the game. VU connected on 12 shots from...


HARRISBURG, Ill. -- There are losses, and then there is what the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team experienced Wednesday night. The Lady Trailblazers turned the ball over three times and were outscored 7-0 in the final 26 seconds of the game for a disappointing 72-71 loss to Southeastern Illinois. The loss drops VU to 13-6 on the season and 7-2 in District P...


VINCENNES, Ind. – After completing the regular-season sweep of John A. Logan, the Vincennes University men’s basketball team rose two spots to No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I national poll released Tuesday. The Trailblazers (19-1) were ranked fourth in last week’s poll and have been ranked as high as No. 1 this season. VU received three first-place votes in the latest poll and 382 points....


GODFREY, Ill. -- Coming off an emotional  win over district foe and No. 3 ranked John A. Logan just two nights prior, the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team did not have letdown Monday night. Led by career nights from Kevin Osawe and Colton Sandage , the Trailblazers rolled to a District 16 road win Monday night at Lewis and Clark. Osawe poured in a...


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- For the second straight weekend the Vincennes University Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field team traveled to the University of Indianapolis for competition. No team score was kept for the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic, but a few Trailblazers finished with high marks. The men’s 4,000 distance medley relay team came away with the best performance with the...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- Key runs and clutch free-throw shooting led the No. 4 ranked Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team past No. 3 ranked John A. Logan Saturday night inside the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers scored on six straight possessions midway through the second half and knocked down 11 of 13 free throws in the final 3 minutes, 25 seconds for an 86-76 win over the Vols. With...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- Reeva Hammelman knocked down a jumper and hit a pair of free throws in back-to-back possessions to help get the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team rolling Saturday evening. The latter gave the Lady ‘Blazers a 12-10 lead over visiting John A. Logan with 4 minutes, 4 seconds left in the first quarter. VU never relinquished the lead in an 86-66 District P...



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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At VU, we believe sports play an important role in the overall purpose of an educational institution. We support a well-rounded intercollegiate sports program for both men and women and have a strong presence in the NJCAA where we can claim several national championships. But we are equally proud of our individual All-American and All-American Academic athletes who have used their talent to continue their education at four-year colleges.

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