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VINCENNES, Ind. – The second-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team recovered from a so-so first half with stronger play after intermission for a 76-62 victory over Don Bosco Institute at the P.E. Complex on Tuesday. The Trailblazers (13-1) used a 12-3 start to the second half to turn a 34-29 halftime lead to a 46-32 advantage. The run, which took less than 4 1/2 minutes,...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University is ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings for the second straight week. The poll was released on Dec. 16. The Trailblazers received 378 points. VU owns a 12-1 record and is on a seven-game win streak. Ranger earned all 16 first-place votes and stays at No. 1 with 400 points. The top five teams are Ranger (400), VU (378), Florida...

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  INA, Ill. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won its ninth game in row with a dominant performance over Rend Lake, winning 98-73 on Saturday. With the victory, the Trailblazers are 12-3 overall and 6-0 in Region 24. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) recorded her 11th double-double this season. She had 18 rebounds and 12 points. She...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has added Grace Earp (Mattoon High School/Mattoon, Illinois) to the Trailblazers’ 2020 roster. Earp is a 5-8 defensive specialist and outside hitter. She was a Mattoon High School all-tournament pick in 2019 and was named to the all-Apollo Conference second team. Earp tallied 176 kills for a 41.81 percentage. She also...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has signed Allyson Kuhl (Newton Community High School/Newton, Illinois) to play for the Trailblazers in 2020. Kuhl, a 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter, helped Newton to a 28-9 overall record, an 8-0 Little Illini Conference record and a regional championship match. She played in every match and collected 120...

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VINCENNES, Ind. — The Vincennes University women’s basketball team picked up a Region 24 victory over Lincoln Trail, winning 89-73, at the P.E. Complex on Wednesday. The Lady Trailblazers (11-3, 5-0 Region 24) scored their eighth consecutive victory after leading 29-16, 49-30 and 69-51 at the quarter stops. Lincoln Trail (8-2) saw a five-game winning streak snapped. VU never trailed,...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The No. 2 Vincennes University men’s basketball team overcame a two-point halftime deficit to hand Lincoln Trail its first loss of the season, 75-61, in a Region 24 game Wednesday at the P.E. Complex. After trailing at halftime for just the second time all season, 30-28, the Trailblazers (12-1, 5-0 District 24) used a 13-2 run starting with about 15 minutes remaining...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University jumped one spot to No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings released Dec. 9. The Trailblazers earned 377 points. They own a 11-1 record and are riding a six-game win streak. VU was ranked third the past two weeks. Undefeated Ranger captured No. 1 by unanimous vote with 16 first-place votes and received 400 points. The top five teams in...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The third-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team had six double-figure scorers, led by 19 points from Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.), and throttled Southeastern Illinois, 112-69, in a Region 24 basketball game Saturday at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers (11-1, 4-0 Region 24) broke away from an 11-11 tie with a game-breaking 27-6 over seven minutes that...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team had strong starts to each half and bounced Southeastern Illinois, 85-45, in a Region 24 game Saturday at the P.E. Complex. Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) led three Lady Trailblazers (10-3, 4-0 Region 24) in double figures with 26 points. VU built a 31-9 lead early in the second quarter, only to see the ...

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VINCENNES, Ind.- The Vincennes University’s women’s basketball team turned an expected Region 24 showdown with No. 11 Wabash Valley into a rout on Wednesday, as the Trailblazers pulled away to an easy, 90-72, victory. Although Wabash Valley was ahead by as many as seven points early in the game, the Lady Blazers were on top at all three quarter stops, 24-18, 39-27 and 66-57 at the P.E....

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VINCENNES, Ind. — The No. 3 Vincennes University men’s basketball team led Wabash Valley for the final 36 minutes Wednesday night, but it was all the defending NJCAA Division 1 national champions could do to hold on for a 72-69 victory at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers (10-1 overall, 3-0 District 24) led by as many as 12 points in the first half and 11 in the second, but the victory...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is hosting a toy drive to help brighten the holidays for children in Knox County. The team is collecting new toys for the Salvation Army during home games on Dec. 4, 7, 11 and 17 at the P.E. Complex. Donations will be distributed to children in Knox County. The No. 3 Trailblazers play four games at home in December. They face ...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University remained ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings released on Dec. 2. The Trailblazers (9-1) received 363 points.  They were also third in the Nov. 25 poll. Ranger and Hutchinson held on to the top two spots. No. 1 Ranger received 399 points and 15 first-place votes. Second-ranked Hutchinson earned 395 points and one...

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. - The third-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team rallied to a 69-65 win over John A. Logan on Tuesday. The Trailblazers were down five points with less than five minutes on the clock. Sophomores Colton Sandage (Bloomington, Ill.) and Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) scored nine of VU’s final 11 points with less than 3 ½ minutes remaining. Sandage’s...

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team posted its fifth straight win with a 99-84 victory over John A. Logan on Tuesday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) notched her seventh double-double this season. She totaled 25 points and 12 rebounds. Hawkins was 10-for-11 from the field. Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.)...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Men’s Basketball moved up three spots in the NJCAA Division I rankings, landing at No. 3 in the poll released on Nov. 25. The Trailblazers hold an 8-1 overall record. They received 352 points for third in the rankings. Ranger is No. 1 for the second straight week. It earned 15 first-place votes and 399 points. Hutchinson jumped from fourth to No. ...

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EL PASO, Texas –The Vincennes University men's team had a program best runner-up finish at the NJCAA Half Marathon Championship on Saturday. VU's top three runners capped off a sensational cross country season by all finishing in the top nine. VU Men’s Performers The national runner-up Trailblazers were led by sophomore Milan Todorovic (Belgrade, Serbia) in sixth place in 1:09:56...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. — The sixth-rated Vincennes University men’s basketball team held Harry S. Truman scoreless for more than seven minutes at the outset of the game Saturday night, and breezed to a 102-65 win at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers kept the Falcons off the scoreboard for the first 7:15, while building a 15-0 lead. That led to a 45-28 lead at halftime. Although Harry S....

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team had its best defensive effort of the season on Saturday, as it closed out the Sodexo Classic with a 105-32 win over the Indiana Tech junior varsity squad. Previously, VU’s best defensive outing was in Friday’s 123-40 win over the Lindenwood-Belleville junior varsity team. The Lady Trailblazers scored the final 10 points...

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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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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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Trailblazer Scholarship fund - The VU foundation awarded $970,242.80 scholarship dollars of the VU Foundation and University funds for the 2017-18 school year to incoming and returning VU students.  These included awards to students from 8 states across the country and 3 international awards.

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