The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team dominated the backboards and hit more free throws than visiting foe Lake Land attempted Saturday as the Trailblazers trounced the visitors, 86-49. The win was a bounce-back from a setback to Southwestern Illinois earlier in the week that snapped NJCAA No. 17 VU's 12-game winning streak and was the first step in the Trailblazers possibly...
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The 2016 indoor season begins Saturday for the Vincennes University Track & Field Teams when the Trailblazers travel to Wabash College in Crawfordsville for the Robert H. Johnson Little Giant Invitational. The Trailblazers approach the indoor season opener with a plan to gain NJCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championship qualifying marks for some competitors and get others...
The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team saw its 12-game winning streak end Wednesday night when Southwestern Illinois ground out a 72-68 win over the Trailblazers at the VU P.E. Complex. Freshman Jeremiah Bell led VU with 16 points and sophomore Justin King added 10. Southwestern Illinois forward Chris Galbreath scored a game-high 21. VU (14-4) led 36-34 at halftime but...
Sophomore guard Brooke Dossett hit five 3-pointers en route to 19 points to lead four players in double figures as the Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team routed Southwestern Illinois College, 90-43, Wednesday at the VU P.E. Complex. It was the Trailblazers' 17th consecutive win and improved the VU record to 17-1 on the season. In addition to Dossett's offensive production,...
INA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team saw a 10-point lead evaporate late in the game, but escaped Saturday at Rend Lake with a 61-59 win to continue the 24th-ranked Trailblazers' win streak. The Trailblazers struggled with their shooting from long distance and at the free throw line throughout the day, but made the necessary plays and shots in the closing seconds to...
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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