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VINCENNES, Ind. -  Vincennes University, the reigning NJCAA Division I men’s basketball champion, is headed back to the national tournament. VU has received an at-large bid and a No. 10 seed in the 2019-2020 NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship March 16-21 in Hutchinson, Kan. This marks a record eight consecutive national tournament appearances for the Trailblazers. VU (28-5)...

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – Vincennes University freshman Matteo Capello (Turin, Italy) continues to stun by winning a national title in the pole vault with a vault of 5.30m at the 2019-20 NJCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships Friday and Saturday.   This sets the new meet record, knocking down the former meet record of 5.28m set by Johnson County's Kyle Dennis in 2006. The...

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This Week in Vincennes University Athletics: March 9-15 Tuesday, March 10 4 p.m. – Baseball at Frontier College (Fairfield, Ill.) Wednesday, March 11 3 p.m. – Baseball at Olney Central (Olney, Ill.) Thursday, March 12 6 p.m. – Baseball at Rose-Hulman (Terre Haute, Ind.) Saturday, March 14 1 p.m. – Baseball at Lewis and Clark (DH) (Godfrey, Ill.) ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University baseball team completed a three-game series of Edison State at Jerry Blemker Field on Saturday. The Trailblazers won 8-3 on Friday, then rolled to a pair of five-inning victories during Saturday’s doubleheader. VU won 20-9 and 10-0. Game 1 VU 8, Edison State 3 VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore CF Jared Sermersheim (Jasper, Ind.) was 4-for-4...

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INA, Ill. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team fought a tough fight on Friday night against No. 8 ranked John A. Logan, losing 78-67. No. 9 VU (28-5) got off to a slow start, allowing John A. Logan to build a 26-12 lead in the first half. The Blazers fought back and brought the score to an even 38-38 at half time. The second half started with both teams going shot for shot,...

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INA, Ill. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team battled it out to the end on Thursday night in the semifinal of the Midwest District Tournament against Rend Lake, losing 86-82. VU (27-5) started off the night as has become custom, with the full court press. This plan quickly changed as the Blazers had five fouls within the first four minutes of play. By the fifth minute,...

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INA, Ill. -  The No. 9 Vincennes University men’s basketball team fought through a tough game against Southwestern Illinois on Wednesday night to win 79-63 and advance to the NJCAA Division I Central District Tournament championship. This brings VU to 28-4 and nets Coach Todd Franklin his 300th win as head coach of Vincennes University. Wednesday night’s game got off to an entertaining...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. - The Vincennes University baseball team fell 12-1 to the No. 1 in NJCAA Division I, Wabash Valley College on Wednesday. VU Statistical Leaders VU’s lone run came in the top of fourth inning when sophomore 1B Ryan Robison (New Albany, Ind.) hit a one-out double off the right field-center field wall. He moved up to third base on a wild pitch. Freshman DH Landen...

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VINCENNES, lnd. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team finalized a perfect 14-0 home record in the quarterfinals of the Midwest District Tournament against Shawnee, winning in confident fashion 107-45 on Tuesday at the P.E. Complex. VU (27-4) started off the game hot, doubling Shawnees score in the first quarter 26-13, and didn’t ease up in the second quarter leaving it at...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University baseball team’s road game against Wabash Valley scheduled for March 3 has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for March 4 at 3 p.m. EST in Mount Carmel, Ill. Wabash Valley is currently No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I Rankings.   Follow Trailblazer athletics on Twitter @VinUniAthletics and Facebook   ### Vincennes...

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INA, Ill. -  The Vincennes University men’s basketball team walked through the quarterfinal of NJCAA D1 Men's Basketball Central District Championship against Lake Land College 83-63 on Monday at Rend Lake College. This brings No. 9 VU to 27-4 on the season. The Blazers allowed Lake Land the lead early on 2-0, but that was the only lead they held during the game. The game went in to...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has climbed to No.9 from No.12 in the final NJCAA DI rankings released on March 2. This new ranking comes after the Blazers final home game of the season, winning 78-48 against Southwestern Illinois. VU received 248 points in the new rankings, up from 221 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida SouthWestern State (397),...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University baseball team played a doubleheader on Saturday, facing Clearly College in a 7-inning game, followed by another 7-inning game against South Suburban. VU then faced South Suburban on Sunday in a 9-inning game. Game 1 VU started Saturday off early with a game against South Suburban, losing 4-3. All of the Blazers runs came in the 4th inning...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University track & field has continued to be one of the elite track & field programs in the NJCAA this year, and looks to prove that point further this coming week as they head to the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship. The Blazers enter nationals with 10 top 10 seeded athletes throughout different events. Notably pole vaulters Matteo Capello...

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Vincennes, Ind. - Vincennes University baseball hosted South Suburban Friday for the first game of a two-game series this weekend. The Blazers defeated South Suburban in confident fashion 9-4. This brings the season overall record to 6-2 Sophomore RHP Nate Toone threw 5 innings, picking up the win and bringing his season record to 3-0. Toone gave up 2 runs, 4 hits, walked 1, and...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team heads into the NJCAA Division I Midwest District Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The Blazers were tied for the top seed, having traded 1-1 during the regular season with Wabash Valley, and the seeding for top spot came down to a coin flip. The tournament starts March 3 and runs through March 6. VU takes a 26-4 overall...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University volleyball has received the commitment of outside hitter and defensive specialist from Nashville, Ind. Chloe Lee. Lee is an exciting prospect for the Blazers, having received quite a number of individual awards during her high school career at Brown County High School. High School individual awards 2019 WIC All Conference Volleyball Three-time...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 12 Vincennes University men’s basketball team begins its pursuit of an eighth consecutive trip to the national tournament in hopes of defending the national championship with a NJCAA Division I Central District Tournament quarterfinal game on March 2. The Trailblazers (26-4) finished the regular season as the No. 12 ranked team in the NJCAA Division I...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The No. 12 Vincennes University men’s basketball team has closed the books on the regular season after a 78-48 victory over Southwestern Illinois College on Wednesday night at the P.E. Complex. This brings VU’s record to 26-4. The Blazers looked to be caught in a tough battle with against SWIC in the first half, with the score staying within three points for the ...

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VINCENNES, lnd. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team secured a perfect 13-0 regular season home record after beating Southwestern Illinois 118-52 Wednesday night in the P.E. Complex. VU (26-4) looked to set the tone for the game early, starting all sophomores and going in to halftime with a score of 52-26. Sophomore guard Jhala Henry played through the entire first three...

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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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