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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University men’s basketball team started Monday hot against Lewis & Clark, outscoring the visiting team 51-28 in the first half and going on a 17-0 uncontested streak in the opening 5 minutes of play at the P.E. Complex. Play from VU (25-4) began to settle in the second half with the team scoring totals in the half equaling out at 42-42. VU won...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has climbed to No.12 from No.14 in the latest NJCAA DI rankings released on February 24. This new ranking comes after the Blazers two comfortable road wins last week, against Lake Land 100-59, and Shawnee 82-44. VU received 221 points in the new rankings, up from 185 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida SouthWestern...

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Vincennes, Ind. - Vincennes University baseball hosted Milwaukee Area Tech for the second game of the series, and the fourth game for the Blazers of the weekend. The Blazers managed to pull off the extra innings win to bring the season record to 3-2 and complete the weekend sweep. With VU down 11-12 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Blazers strung together 3 at bats to load the...

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Vincennes, Ind. - Vincennes University baseball hosted Ancilla College in Game One of Saturday’s doubleheader. The Blazers won against Ancilla 5-2 in the first game bringing the current season record to 3-2. Sophomore RHP Kacey Cheek pitched 6.1 innings on Saturday, allowing one run on nine hits, striking out 8, and walking 2. Sophomore RHP Luke Stock gets the save on the game. Most...

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ULLIN, Ill. – No. 14 Vincennes University men’s basketball traveled to Ullin, Ill to take on Shawnee Community College (13-14). The Blazers (24-4) won confidently on Saturday afternoon 82-44.

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ULLIN, Ill. - Vincennes University women’s basketball secured another away win 86-54 on Saturday afternoon against Shawnee Community College. This brings VU’s road record to 9-2 and overall record to 25-4. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) again manages a double-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Hawkins is NJCAA number one ranked in both...

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Vincennes, Ind. - Vincennes University baseball hosted a chilly home opener on Friday afternoon against Ancilla College, winning 7-2. This brings VU’s record to 2-3.   Sophomore RHP Nate Toone Pitched through the sixth inning of Friday afternoons game, allowing 6 hits and two runs. Sophomore LHP Ryan Robison was called upon to start the seventh and earns a save, allowing only one hit,...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate Sophomore Night on Wednesday Feb. 26 when Southwestern Illinois visits the P.E. Complex. Sophomore women’s players, Fess Hawkins, Jocelyn Thompson, Jhala Henry, Grace Yocum, and Jaynice Stovall will be honored with a pre-game ceremony prior to the 5 p.m. tip-off. Eight men’s basketball players...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Athletic Department is hosting its 8th annual Play4Kay event during the Trailblazer women’s and men’s basketball games on Feb. 26 against Southwestern Illinois. Play4Kay raises funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach at...

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MATTOON, Ill. – The No. 14 Vincennes University men’s basketball team won over the Lake Land Lakers Wednesday night 100-59, bringing the VU record to 23-4. The Blazers got off to a confident start on the night, outscoring Lake Land 56-35 in the first half. VU Statistical Leaders                Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) had a career-high 34 points with...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has announced its 2020 Hall of Fame class and included among the honorees is Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Coach Harry Meeks. Meeks has been with VU for 29 years and is the most successful coach in the program’s history. He will be inducted at the NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star weekend July 23-25 in...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has fallen to No.14 in the newest NJCAA Div. I rankings released Feb.17. This new ranking comes after the Trailblazers 72-70 loss to Olney Central on Wednesday night. VU received 185 points in the new rankings, up from 304 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida SouthWestern State (397), Pearl River (381), Ranger (356),...

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Allendale, Mich. – Vincennes University freshman Matteo Capello (Turin, Italy) continued his record-breaking streak by besting his own NJCAA national pole vault record with a performance of 17 feet 5.75 inches (5.33 meters). He also broke the VU school record and now holds 5 of the top 9 pole vault marks in NJCAA history.   Not to be outdone, the rest of the VU squad turned in excellent...

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Hoosier Classic is known as one of the largest and most historic events of the regular season. The teams enter the last event of the regular season knowing the 51st Hoosier Classic to be one of the most challenging tournaments, partly in thanks to lane pattern designer Nick Hogland. This year’s qualifying format was 6 team games on day 1 followed by 15 baker...

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TULLAHOMA, Tenn. - Vincennes University baseball opened its 2020 Spring Season at Motlow State with a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Blazers split the first day’s series 1-1, winning the first game 14-2, and losing the second 10-0.

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team fought a high-tempo battle against the Rend Lake Warriors on Saturday night, winning 110-79 at the P.E. Complex. The game started off with VU’s now standard high pressing play style, with Rend Lake unable to find an answer in the first quarter. The Blazers outscored Rend Lake 30-9 in the first. By the second quarter, it...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – No. 8 Vincennes University men’s basketball team suffered a 2-point loss to Olney Central on Wednesday night 70-72.

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team defeated Olney Central 87-73 Wednesday night. The Trailblazers started out the night slower than what they’re used to, leading only 41-28 at halftime. By this point in the game, sophomore Fess Hawkins had already managed to post a double-double with 12 rebounds and 13 points. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team holds strong at No. 8 in the newest NJCAA Division I rankings released Feb.10. In the past week, the Trailblazers have secured two road wins, 65-57 against Lincoln Trail College, and 73-50 against Southeastern Illinois. VU received 304 points in the new rankings, up from 279 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida...

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HARRISBURG, Ill. – No. 8 Vincennes University (22-3) men’s basketball team defeated Southeastern Illinois (5-19) Saturday evening 73-50. The Trailblazers led 39-24 at halftime and only allowed one Southeastern player to score double digits. VU Statistical Leaders                Sophomore Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) put up 13 points. Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) led...

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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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Click here to learn more about Kay Yow and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

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