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VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team made quick work of Lincoln Land in the nightcap of the Sodexo Classic inside the PE Complex Friday night. The No 6 Trailblazers raced out to early 11-0 lead before going on an impressive 28-0 run to bury the Loggers by the halfway mark of the first half. VU went on to a 73-14 advantage at halftime en route to a 123-30...


NICEVILLE, Fla. -- A sluggish second quarter sent the Vincennes University Women’s basketball team to its first loss of the season, Friday afternoon. Preseason No. 3 Gulf Coast State outscored the Trailblazers 34-13 in the second en route to an 85-64 victory in the opening day of the Gulf Coast Classic. “They are a really, really good team,” VU coach Harry Meeks said of his opponent....


VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University basketball teams are both in action this weekend in a pair of tournaments. The Trailblazer women travel to Panama City, FL to partake in the Gulf Coast Classic, while the men remain at home in hosting the Sodexo Classic. After breezing through its first three games in winning by an average of 77 points, the sledding for the VU women gets...


GARDEN CITY , Kan -- The Vincennes University Cross Country teams are set to compete in the NJCAA National Championships on Saturday. The meet will take place at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City, KS. Sophomore Liz Bredeweg is the lone runner on the women’s team, while the men will have a complete team. Bredeweg was part of the women’s team who placed ninth at the national...


VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team missed its first six shots from the field Tuesday night, but quickly recovered. After the sluggish start, the Trailblazers rolled to their third straight lopsided win to start the season with a 104-37 rout of visiting Lindsay Wilson JV inside the PE Complex. With the win, VU improved to 3-0 on the season and has surpassed...


VINCENNES, Ind. – The injury bug bit the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team again Tuesday night, but again the Trailblazers had an answer. Craig Porter went down midway through the first half against visiting Volunteer State with an injury to his eye. Cardell McGee stepped in and gave a spark to help VU to a dominating 98-38 win inside the PE Complex. McGree...


MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Vincennes University Bowling team came away with a top 10 finish over the weekend at the Brunswick Southern Classic. The event marked the second Tier 1 tournament of the season for VU and the Trailblazers finished 10th in the field of 30. According to VU coach Jesse Gibson, the Trailblazers started off slow on Saturday before making a charge up the team standings by...


WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team had its season come to an end in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division I District J Tournament over the weekend. The Trailblazers dropped a 25-14, 25-16, 25-8 decision to Missouri State-West Plains, ending their season with a 27-13 mark. VU battled injuries and sickness over the last few weeks and again was struck with...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- Jhala Henry knocked down a trio of 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the game as the Vincennes University Women’s basketball team scored the first 15 points of the game against Indiana Tech JV. The three-pointers kept falling as the Trailblazers came away with a 105-45 romp in the Trailblazers Classic inside the VU P.E. Complex Sunday...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- Keith Clemons sparked a 14-0 run in the second half to help lead Vincennes University to a 86-65 over Columbia State Saturday night in the Kiwanis Classic inside the VU P.E. Complex. Clemons knocked down a 15-foot pull-up jumper to tie the contest at 43 apiece with 16 minutes, 10 seconds left in the game. The shot erased a 10-0 run to start the second half by...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- Vincennes University freshman Reeva Hammelman knocked down a 15-foot jump shot from the right elbow 28 seconds into the game and the rest of the Trailblazers followed suit. VU opened its season with a 118-13 win over Olive Harvey in the second game of the Trailblazer Classic inside the VU P.E. Complex Saturday afternoon. “I thought all the girls did a good job...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team opened the 2018-19 season with a romp over Kankakee in opening night of of the Kiwani’s Classic, 85-47, inside the VU P.E. Complex Friday night. The Trailblazers, who enter the season with a No. 6 ranking in the preseason NJCAA Division I preseason polls, raced out to a 22-6 lead in the first half and never looked...


CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team fell short of winning its first region championship last weekend, but the team received a bit of a consolation prize on Thursday. Alison Smith, Allison Ruddick and Ryleigh Fidler were all named to the All-region team in Region XXIV -- voted on by the coaches. Smith was named the MVP of the region, while Ruddick...


VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Men’s and Women’s basketball teams open the 2018-19 regular season this weekend inside the VU P.E. Complex. The Trailblazer men kick off their season Friday night in the nightcap of the Kiwanis Classic against Kankakee at 7 p.m. The Trailblazers will wrap up tournament play on Saturday night against Columbia State, also with a 7 p.m. tipoff....


The Vincennes University bowling team participated in the Brandon Burns Memorial Classic in Smyra, TN over the weekend. The Trailblazers varsity team ended up with a fourth-place finish in the field of 16, while the junior varsity team finished fifth. A baker format was used for the scoring which entailed five bowlers from each team alternating every frame. The Trailblazers finished with...


The NJCAA preseason basketball polls were released on Monday and the Vincennes University Men’s team will start the season ranked No. 6 among Division I programs. The Trailblazers are coming off a 34-3 campaign from a season ago and a 4th place finish at the NJCAA National Championship Tournament. Northwest Florida State, who lost in the quarterfinals last season, was...


CENTRALIA, Ill. -- A banged up Vincennes University volleyball team came up short in a bid for its first region tournament championship on Saturday. John A. Logan defeated the Trailblazers 25-16, 25-27, 25-19, 25-18 in the championship match of the NJCAA Division I Region XXIV tournament on the campus of Kaskaskia College. The Lady Vols have won three straight region...


CHARLESTON, Ill. -- The Vincennes University cross country teams did not just compete in the NJCAA Division I Region 24 meet on Thursday, the Trailblazer harriers dominated. VU came nine points shy of a perfect score in claiming the men’s title with 24 points -- 18 better than second-place Danville Area CC, while Kaskaskia finished third with 60. “The guys really...


  CENTRALIA, Ill. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team earned the No. 2 seed at the NJCAA Division I Region 24 Tournament which will be played Friday and Saturday on the campus of Kaskaskia College. The Trailblazers finished the regular season with a 26-11 overall record and 9-1 against region foes. A 3-0 loss to John A. Logan (27-8) last week prevented VU from being the top...


CHARLESTON, Ill. -- All season the Vincennes University Cross Country team has competed in meets dominated by four-year programs. Thursday, the Trailblazers will see what they can go against a level playing field in the NJCAA Division I Region 24 meet. The meet will be held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. The women’s 5K race will commence at 3 p.m....



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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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.

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