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,...
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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...
CHARLESTON, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's and Women's Track & Field Teams won two events and turned in 34 top-10 performances at the Eastern Illinois University Friday Night Special in Charleston, IL. It was the regular-season finale for VU's indoor season before the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships. In the Trailblazers' two...
LYNCHBURG, Tenn. - The heart of the Vincennes University Blazer Baseball Team's lineup did Friday exactly what the heart of the lineup is counted on to do at Motlow College in Lynchburg, TN. Sophomore Lane Dransfield and freshmen Cade Luker and Mason Bruce - the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 hitters in the Trailblazers' batting order - each homered to lead VU to an 8-7 win over the...
The biggest shot of the night was also a quick roller coaster ride of emotions for Vincennes University Women's Basketball's Brooke Dossett. The sophomore capped off a Trailblazer comeback Wednesday night vs. Rend Lake that was one for the ages, when she banked home a 3-pointer from near midcourt as time expired to give VU a 76-75 win, the Trailblazers' 23rd of the season . "At...
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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