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...
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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 NJCAA No. 1 Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team had another close call Wednesday night - this time, a 71-70 win over NJCAA District 16 foe John A. Logan - but the Trailblazers continued to escape the best shots of opponents and stay unbeaten at 16-0. John A. Logan (11-3) overcame a double-digit VU lead in the second half to eventually lead by three near the 14:00...
The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Team led by as many 61 points at one juncture and routed visiting John A. Logan 99-52 Wednesday night behind 29 points from freshman Jeanier Olukemi. The Trailblazers (14-2) also got 21 points from freshman Chelsea Bentley and 15 from sophomore Nicole Dodd. Bentley and Dodd both finished with nine rebounds each. The Trailblazers were never...
Tucson, Ariz. – The Vincennes University Blazer Baseball Team is ranked eighth in the recently-released NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association’s Preseason Poll. The Trailblazers (43-18 last season in reaching the NJCAA Div. II World Series for the program’s second time) follow the preseason rankings’ No. 1 Mesa (AZ), runner-up Hinds (MS), third-ranked Madison (WI), No. 4 Pasco-Hernando...
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.
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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