INA, Ill. – Rend Lake College, the site of the NJCAA District 16 Men’s Basketball Tournament and the NJCAA District P Women’s Basketball Tournament in Ina, IL, is closed today because of impending winter weather in the southern Illinois region. Today’s scheduled men’s tournament opening round/quarterfinal games have been rescheduled for Thursday and both the men’s and...
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INA, Ill. - Sophomore Nicole Dodd led the way in the first half scoring column and sophomore Tasia Brewer and freshman Jeanier Olukemi picked up the scoring load in the second half Tuesday night as the Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team topped Lincoln Trail College by a 76-59 score in the Trailblazers' first game of the NJCAA District P T ournament at Rend Lake College in...
INA, Ill. – Wednesday will be yet another installment of The Battle of the Trailblazers. The NJCAA No. 1 Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team’s first opponent Wednesday in the NJCAA District 16/Region 24 Tournament will be Lewis & Clark after L&C defeated Shawnee, 78-73, in overtime earlier tonight to set up the 1 p.m. (EST or “Vincennes time”) Wednesday...
INA, Ill. – The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Team’s first opponent in the NJCAA District P/Region 24 Tournament will be Lincoln Trail. The Statesmen topped Shawnee, 97-49, earlier tonight to earn the match-up vs. second seeded VU (27-3) at 6 p.m. (EST) Tuesday at neutral site, Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. For the complete brackets of both the women’s and...
The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team's bus will leave the VU P.E. Complex at about 1 p.m. Tuesday to head to the NJCAA District P/Region 24 Tournament at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. The team's first game of the tournament is set for 6 p.m. (EST or "Vincennes Time") on Tuesday. The VU Men's Basketball Team's bus will leave at 4 p.m. Tu esday to head to Ina and support the...
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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