CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Vincennes University track and field athletes competed at the University of Illinois Illini Twilight meet on Saturday and finished with several strong performances against a mostly NCAA Division I field. The Trailblazers placed ninth out of 14 in the men's team standings with 27 points. The top three teams were Illinois (158), Marquette (103) and Eastern Illinois...
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EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The Vincennes University baseball team used a solid effort on the mound to win 3-2 over Illinois Central College in the first game of a Mid-West Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday. Sophomore pitcher Kavan Crowell allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked four to get the win. Sophomore Isaiah Davis earned the save. He...
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...
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...
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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.
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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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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.