**ATTENTION: As of right now (1 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Feb. 20), Saturday's VU Men's and Women's Basketball are still on for Saturday's games hosting Southeastern Illinois at the VU P.E. Complex. Saturday is also VU's Play4Kay event to generate funds and awareness for breast cancer research. VU is monitoring weekend weather forecasts but has no plans as of now to postpone Saturday's...
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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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One of the most foolproof indicators of a well-rounded and balanced roster is a team statistical profile that includes no player with a widespread advantage over teammates in any area, but several individuals clustered closely together on the stat sheet. The NJCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball No. 1 Vincennes Trailblazers are the epitome of such a group. As VU heads into Saturday’s game...
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INA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team overcame early shooting woes and being plagued by 22 turnovers to defeat host Rend Lake 71-52 Wednesday night as sophomore Tasia Brewer scored 17 points and sophomore Nicole Dodd scored 14 of her 16 in the second half to lead the way in the victory. Freshman Chelsea Bentley added 13 points for the Trailblazers (25-3). ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team received all 16 first place votes among ballots cast for this week’s NJCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball Poll, which was released earlier today from the NJCAA Headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO. The Trailblazers (27-0) received 350 points, outdistancing No. 2 Hill’s 336 points to retain the top spot yet again this...
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.