CENTRALIA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team couldn't get on track Saturday at Kaskaskia and fell, 83-59, to the host Blue Angels. Sophomore Kyra Tucker scored 18 points and freshman Marley Miller chipped in with 12 (on four 3-pointers), while freshman Unique Conner pulled down nine rebounds. But the Trailblazers (19-4) shot only 35 percent from the floor and...
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CENTRALIA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team got back on the winning side of the scoreboard Saturday with a 73-61 victory at Kaskaskia. The Trailblazers (18-5) got out in front of the Blue Devils (14-7) early and weathered a Kaskaskia run before returning the lead to double digits and maintaining the advantage the rest of the way. VU led 31-25 at halftime. VU...
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team clawed to a 71-71 deadlock at the end of regulation Wednesday night at Wabash Valley and then appeared to take command of the game in the first few minutes of the extra stanza that followed. But the host Warriors wrestled control away in the overtime period and outscored the Trailblazers, 11-7, for an 82-78 win. The...
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team gutted out a 75-71 win Wednesday at Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel, IL, after the Trailblazers managed to grab command of the game late in the contest and then held on to weather a Wabash Valley comeback attempt. Sophomore Brooke Dossett paced VU (19-3) with 19 points, thanks in part to 5-of-10 shooting from...
The Vincennes University Track & Field Teams added four more NJCAA Indoor National Championship Meet qualifiers, saw a new VU school record established and turned in several top finishes over the weekend at the Indianapolis Collegiate Invitational at the University of Indianapolis. It was VU’s second meet of the season and Coach Chris Gafner said the Trailblazers showed great...
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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