HARRISBURG, Ill. – The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team fought off yet another attack on the Trailblazers’ perfect record and NJCAA top ranking Saturday when VU defeated host Southeastern Illinois by an 81-71 score. Sophomore Donte’ McGill scored 19 points with the help of three of VU’s 11 3-pointers and sophomore Charles Foster finished with 16 to lead the Trailblazers. Freshman...
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HARRISBURG, Ill. – Sophomore Nicole Dodd hit all 14 of her free throws for half of her 28 points in leading the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Team to a 92-50 defeat of host Southeastern Illinois Saturday in Harrisburg, IL. It was VU’s fifth straight win. Freshman Jeanier Olukemi scored 14 and a trio of Trailblazers scored 10 each in sophomore Tasia Brewer and freshmen Chelsea...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - There were no changes in the NJCAA’s top five teams in this week’s Div. I Men’s Basketball National Poll – including, of course – the Vincennes Trailblazers’ hold on the No. 1 spot. The Trailblazers, after adding two more victories to run their season record to 17-0, held on the top slot to preserve their season-long and preseason standing there. VU...
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - The NJCAA No. 1-ranked Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team weathered yet another upset effort by an opponent Saturday when the Trailblazers fought off a second half run by host Southwestern Illinois in Belleville, IL, for a 77-67 win over the Blue Storm. The victory moved VU to 17-0 on the season and kept the Trailblazers atop the NJCAA...
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team used a run of 35 unanswered points to blow out the host Southwestern Illinois College Saturday afternoon. Four Trailblazer players scored in double figures to lead 12 players getting in the scoring column and four reached double digits in rebounding in the rout of the Blue Storm. ...
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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