Ottumwa, IA – The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team will surely be moving up in the next issue of the national rankings as they picked up a 78-63 victory over William Penn JV in their second game of the Indian Hills Community College Classic. Vincennes used a big first half from Sophomore Nate Hansen scoring the basketball to propel themselves to an 8 point first half lead,...
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Ottumwa, IA – The VU Men’s Basketball team should be close to earning the nickname, “The Cardiac Kids”, after their latest stretch of games. Vincennes has won their last 3 games by an average of 3 points, has gone to overtime in 2-of-3 games, all three have come down to the final seconds to determine a winner, and Vincennes has now won all three games after an 86-85 win on Friday night of...
Kaskaskia, IL – The Men’s Trailblazer basketball team came into Kaskaskia with a perfect 7-and-0 record, and fresh off of a thrilling overtime win at Shawnee over Thanksgiving break. Going in, Kaskaskia had 7-and-1 record on the year, had some decent wins on their resume as well, and as luck would have it, the match-up between the Trailblazers and the Blue Devils would come right down to...
Kaskaskia, IL – Riding a 5 game winning streak where they beat all the teams they faced by an average of nearly 37 points, the Lady Trailblazers basketball team came into Kaskaskia on a hot streak, and managed to continue their string of impressive games with an 83-74 win on the road Wednesday night. The lady trailblazers got off to a slow start, only managing to score 9 points in...
The Vincennes University Baseball Team will host a youth camp for ages 6-13 on Saturday, Dec. 10 , at VU’s Beless Gymnasium. The gym is located on campus at Indianapolis Avenue and Chestnut Street. The all-day camp is a great opportunity for children to be under the tutelage of the Trailblazer Baseball...
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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