Ina, IL – The Vincennes University Trailblazers advance to the Semi-Finals of the Men’s Division I District 16 Basketball Tournament after a victorious effort against Kaskaskia College. Vincennes started this game connecting, with two easy layups followed by a 3 by freshman Ty Gadsden led to an early timeout from the Kaskaskia head coach Brian Hancock. The Trailblazers offense...
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Vincennes, IN – The #24-ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers defeated the Blue Storm of Southwestern Illinois by the score of 92 – 54, to advance to the Semi-Final round of the Women’s District P Basketball Tournament. Vincennes set the tone of the game early, jumping out to a 15 – 0 lead early. The Lady Trailblazers defense has proved to be troublesome for many teams throughout...
Belleville, IL – The #3 Vincennes University Trailblazers closed out a 29 – 1 regular season last Friday with an 81 – 68 victory over the host Blue Storm of Southwestern Illinois College. The Trailblazers were ahead at halftime with an 11-point lead, which on the surface may not seem like much, but with how evenly matched these two teams are any lead above 5 can be considered large....
Belleville, IL – The #24 VU Lady Trailblazers traveled to Southwestern Illinois looking to finish their regular season off with another District P victory and came away with an 89 – 76 win. The Lady Trailblazers came out of the gates firing in this match-up, jumping out to an 11-point lead after the first quarter. Sophomore Ladellia Maggett and freshman Janiya Davis combined for 16...
Mattoon, IL – The #3 Vincennes University Trailblazers used a 14 – 0 run early in the second-half to a 90 – 71 victory over District 16 opponent Lake Land College. Vincennes led at halftime 47 – 43, the Lakers started off the second-half of play with a 7 – 0 run, which VU answered with a 14 – 0 run of their own. The Trailblazers were aided by a pair of 3-pointers from freshman Ty...
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 a record $1.4 million scholarship dollars of VU Foundation and University funds for the 2015-2016 school year to incoming and returning VU students.
These included awards to students from 10 states across the country and 4 international awards.
Currently the VU Foundation manages over 540 scholarship and department funds, with 259 new funds created in just the last 10 years.