VINCENNES, Ind. - Todd Franklin has received another national honor and is the recipient of the 2018-19 Spalding NJCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Coach of the Year award. The NJCAA announced the news on April 12. Franklin coached the Vincennes University Trailblazers to the NJCAA Division I national championship and was named Coach of the Tournament in March. VU defeated...
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The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. Kay Yow was a college head coach for 38 years and past president and founding member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Her name is synonymous with North Carolina State. She is a member of the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame and achieved more than 700 career victories. Yow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. She passed away in 2009 after an on-again, off-again battle with the disease.
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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University baseball team’s four-game Mid-West Athletic Conference series against host Illinois Central College will now start on Friday and conclude on Saturday due to weather concerns. The teams will play doubleheaders both days in East Peoria, Illinois. First pitch is at 3 p.m. EDT on Friday. Saturday’s action begins at 2 p.m. EDT. The contests...
VINCENNES, Ind. – With a win over nationally ranked Lincoln Land over the weekend and an 8-3 victory over Frontier on Tuesday, the Vincennes University baseball team hopes to keep the momentum going heading into the weekend. Against Frontier, the Trailblazers scored three runs in the first inning and tacked on runs in the fourth and fifth innings for a 5-1 lead at Jerry Blemker...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Athletic Department is hosting the All Sports Banquet on April 23 at the Green Activities Center on the VU campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. EDT. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will be catered by Sodexo Campus Services. Tickets are $12 per person and reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online at ...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore forward Lony Francis, Jr. has been selected as an honorable mention All-American by the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. He helped the Trailblazers win the Division I national title in March in Hutchinson, Kansas. It was VU’s fourth national championship and first since 1972. Francis averaged a team-high 15.8 points per...
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 a record $1.4 million scholarship dollars of VU Foundation and University funds for the 2015-2016 school year to incoming and returning VU students.
These included awards to students from 10 states across the country and 4 international awards.
Currently the VU Foundation manages over 540 scholarship and department funds, with 259 new funds created in just the last 10 years.