The #22 Lady Blazers lost a tough one to rival #15 Wabash Valley at home tonight 83-64 despite big nights from freshman Ladellia Maggett and sophomore Laurhen Pickett. VU got off to a rocky start as the Lady Warriors of Wabash Valley College jumped out to an 8-0 run right from the opening tip. Sophomore Milana Matias would finally stop the bleeding with an acrobatic lay-up to get VU...
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The Vincennes University Baseball team fell 6-to-1 to the Blue Knights of Olney Central in their first home game hosted at Jerry Blemker Field this season, despite strong pitching efforts from: sophomore Braxton Yeryar, sophomore Pete Wissel, sophomore Austin Gossmann, and Freshman Chance Hitchcock. Braxton Yeryar got the nod to start on the bump for the Blazers today versus Olney...
The #5 Vincennes University Trailblazers clinched the regular-season District 16 title with an 81-51 victory over the Falcons of Southeastern Illinois on sophomore night at the VU P.E. Complex tonight, thanks to big efforts by many of those very same players who were being honored pre-game. VU got off to a hot start as sophomore stand-out Chris Darrington buried a triple on the team’s...
On sophomore night at the VU P.E. complex, the #22 nationally ranked Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers would use a strong second-half defensively, and monster games from Ladellia Maggett, Laurhen Pickett, and Claudia Stan to comeback from a 1 st -half deficit to topple the Lady Falcons of Southeastern Illinois 86-to-74 for their 24 th win of the season. Southeastern Illinois would...
ROBINSON, IL – The #5 nationally ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers continued their winning ways tonight with a resounding 99-to-61 win over District 16 opponent Lincoln Trail thanks to hot shooting from behind the arc from freshman Isaiah Tisdale, and another strong night from national player of the year caliber candidate Chris Darrington. As head coach Todd Franklin said in...
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.
NJCAA spring sport cancellation
The NJCAA announced on March 16 the cancellation of all spring sport competition and all upcoming basketball championships, effective immediately, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play.
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.
The VU Foundation currently manages over 525 scholarship and department funds, with 247 news funds created in just the last 9 years.
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