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Vincennes University Men’s Basketball coach Todd Franklin has announced the Trailblazers makeup game with Lewis and Clark. The District 16 game which was postponed on Saturday, Jan. 12 due to adverse weather conditions will now be played on Monday, Jan. 28 in Godfrey, IL. The game will have a start time of 8 p.m. EST.   ### LINK to VU Online Newsroom, click HERE MARCIA MARTINEZ,...

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Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Saturday’s Men’s Basketball game at Lewis and Clark has been postponed.  As of Friday evening, no makeup date has yet been agreed upon.  The No. 1 ranked Trailblazers (15-1) return to the court Wednesday night at Southwestern Illinois.   

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Playing its first game as the No. 1 ranked team in NJCAA Division I, the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team stumbled Wednesday night. The top ranked Trailblazers dropped a heart-breaking 98-96 overtime decision to District 16 foe Olney Central inside the P.E. Complex. The loss drops VU to 15-1 on the season and ends its 28-game home winning streak. “We just...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- Fess Hawkins poured in a career-high 24 points to help the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team to a win Wednesday evening inside the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers used a strong second-half to pull away from District P foe Olney Central, 82-59. The Knights ended the first quarter on an 11-0 run for a 21-16 lead after the first 10 minutes of play. VU...

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The first NJCAA Division I poll of the new calendar year was released Tuesday afternoon and the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team made the climb to the No. 1 spot. The Trailblazers received 400 points and all 16 first-place votes as they sit atop of the poll for the first time since the final regular season poll of the 2014-15 campaign. “It’s exciting and I think our kids...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- The No. 2 ranked Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team concluded the non-district portion of its season with a win Saturday night. The Trailblazers improved to 15-0 on the season with a 103-50 romp over Indiana Elite Prep inside in the P.E. Complex. George Dixon paced the Trailblazers with his fifth double-double of the season. The sophomore...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- The No. 2 ranked Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team dialed up long distance early and often Thursday night inside the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers tied the school record by connecting on 19 shots from 3-point land in a 98-42 rout of visiting Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. VU also made 19 shots from 3-point range against the McKendree ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 2 ranked Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team will have a bit of a different look coming out of the Christmas break. Redshirt freshman Jayrese Williams is expected to see the court for the first time in his Trailblazer career on Thursday night against Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Williams was redshirted last season, while he...

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The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team was idle last week and did not move in the latest NJCAA Division I Poll released on Tuesday. The Trailblazers received 386 points to remain at the No. 2 spot this week. South Plains (10-0), who was also idle, received 397 points to remain at No. 1 for the second straight week. South Plains (13) and VU (3) were the only teams who received ...

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  ROBINSON, Ill. – The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team scored 10 of the first 12 points of the game and never looked back in a road win at District 16 foe Lincoln Trail Monday night. The Trailblazers lead by as many as 23 points in the first half and were never threatened in the second half, en route to a 94-74 win. The No. 2 ranked Trailblazers improved to 13-0 on the ...

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ROBINSON, Ill. – Fess Hawkins recorded a double-double to help lead the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team to a road victory Monday night. The freshman scored 13 points and a game-high 13 rebounds in the Trailblazers 65-46 win over District P foe, Lincoln Trail. With the win, VU concludes the fall semester with a 10-4 record and 5-0 in district play. The Trailblazers...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Volleyball team made its second big splash in a week on Monday. Two-time All-State player Kammie-Jo Hayes from Tell City (IN) signed her National Letter of Intent to play for the Trailblazers. Hayes is the daughter of John and Dalonda Hayes and is also the younger sister of former Trailblazer Kassidie Hayes (2015-16). The 6-foot...

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The Vincennes University Men’s basketball team moved up one spot in the latest NJCAA Division I Poll released Tuesday afternoon. The Trailblazers received 383 points, including four first-place votes, to earn a No. 2 ranking. Defending National Champions, South Plains made the climb to the top with 394 points. Plains occupied the No. 2 spot last week. Last week’s No. 1 Northwest Florida...

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KASKASKIA, Ill. -- In its first game since earning a No. 3 ranking in the first NJCAA Division I regular season poll, the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team was pushed to the brink of defeat on Saturday. The ‘Blazers needed an extra five-minute period to keep their undefeated start to the season alive. Lony Francis, Jr. (31) and George Dixon (20) both netted career...

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  CENTRALIA, Ill. -- After a disappointing loss on the road Wednesday night, the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team hoped to get back to its winning ways on Saturday. A struggling Kaskaskia team was just what the Lady Trailblazers needed to get back on track. Ivanda Hudjakova led a trio of double-digit scorers for the Trailblazers with 12 points en route to a 74-37 win...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- Reeva Hammelman is often the first Vincennes University Women’s Basketball player to take to the court on game days. The same work ethic throughout her basketball career has helped her earn a starting spot in all 12 of the Lady ‘Blazer games this season as a freshman. When it comes to arriving to the gym early, her family has followed suit. Long before tipoff,...

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PARK HILLS, Mo. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team had its three-game winning streak snapped Wednesday evening. The Lady Trailblazers fell behind by 12 points in the first quarter and could not fully recover in road loss to Mineral Area, 78-55. The loss drops VU to 8-4 on the season. “We just got off to another horrendous start,” Trailblazers veteran coach Harry Meeks...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Volleyball team landed its first signee for the 2019 season on Monday. Tecumseh High School (IN) senior Breanna Metzger signed her National Letter of Intent to play for the Trailblazers starting in the fall of 2019. Metzger is the daughter of Robert Metzger and Sarah and Andrew Horn. The 6-foot-1-inch right-side hitter helped lead the Lady...

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The NJCAA released its first regular season basketball rankings Tuesday afternoon. After a No. 6 preseason ranking, the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA Division I poll. The Trailblazers received 362 total points. Northwest Florida State is No. 1 with 400 points and defending national champion South Plains is No. 2 with 383. Complete rankings can be...

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The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has received team of the week honors from the National Basketball Coaches Association. The Trailblazers are the National Junior College Athletic Association/Two-Year Colleges Team of the Week. The NABC put out its first teams of the week on Tuesday. VU is off to a red hot start. It has a perfect 11-0 record and is ranked No. 1 in the Massey...

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Play4Kay

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.

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Click here to learn more about Kay Yow and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

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