MATTOON, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team fought off a furious comeback attempt by host Lake Land Tuesday night and posted an 84-75 win over the Lakers to move a step closer to the Trailblazers' fourth straight District 16 regular-season championship. The Trailblazers (23-6) got scoring career-highs from sophomore Makur Puou (19) and freshman Jordan Manse (18)...
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The Vincennes University Baseball Team's offense rebounded from last weekend's lack of firepower and put up five runs on 11 hits Tuesday against visiting Olney Central, but the Trailblazers could only score once more in the final six innings and fell 9-5 to the Blue Knights in VU's season home opener at Jerry Blemker Field. VU sophomore catcher Austin Slover continued his torrid hitting...
CLEVELAND, Tenn. - It's still too early to form a concrete opinion on how good the Vincennes University Baseball Team can be in 2016, but the Trailblazers showed in Game 1 of their doubleheader Saturday at Cleveland State that they can pick each other up and find a way to win - even when being nearly no-hit. VU split the twinbill, winning Game 1 by a 2-0 score...
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Nine different players got into the scoring column and contributed to a statistics explosion Saturday for the Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team at Southwestern Illinois in Belleville, IL, as the Trailblazers romped on the host Lady Blue Storm, 65-35, to improve to 24-5 on the season. Sophomore Chelsea Bentley scored 17 points to lead VU,...
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team never got in sync offensively in the first half and dug itself a hole that it could never climb out of Saturday at Southwestern Illinois, and the Trailblazers fell, 73-54, to the host Blue Storm. Dropping the game delayed VU's chances at sewing up the District 16 regular-season title. The Trailblazers can still...
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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