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Hutchinson, KS – The VU Trailblazers advance to the NJCAA Division I Final Four for the third time in six years with a 76 – 68 victory over the 6-seeded Florida Southwestern State. The Trailblazers started off firing on all cylinders offensively, going on an early 7 – 0 run, capped off by a pair of assists by sophomore Isaiah Tisdale on a 3-pointer by freshman Ty Gadsden and a jump shot from...


Hutchinson, KS – The Vincennes University Trailblazers finally saw the floor on the third day of the Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament and defeated the 14-seeded Motlow State CC Bucks 86 – 82. The first-half saw exceptional guard play, finding open passing lanes against Motlow State’s 2 – 3 zone, and manipulating the defense into giving up an open shot. Vincennes recorded assists on 14 of...


Tartan Pride upend Trailblazers By: Rodney Lopez Vincennes, IN – Honorable mention Sinclair (OH) jumped on Vincennes University in the first frame and blew things open with a five-run sixth inning while downing the Trailblazers, 11 – 5, at Jerry Blemker Field on Wednesday. VU (4-10) was limited to just four hits, all singles, and had to use a bullpen by committee...


Vincennes, IN – The Vincennes University baseball team won 3 out of 4 games this past weekend, including an upset of #4-ranked Parkland. Blazers surprise No. 4 Parkland Vincennes, Indiana Friday March 9, 2018 by Tom Graham, Vincennes Sun Commercial Chase Gross pitched seven shutout innings, and Walker Paris singled twice with a RBI as Vincennes University upended Division II No. 4 Parkland,...


Ina, IL – The Vincennes University Trailblazers defeated Southwestern Illinois 95 – 69 to be crowned the 2018 District 16 Champions, thus receiving an automatic bid to the NJCAA Division I Men’s National Tournament in Hutchinson, KS. Vincennes got off to a slow start, falling behind for the first time in the District 16 tournament, by the score of 5 – 1, before freshmen big-men ...


Ina, IL – The #24 Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers will now have to wait for “Selection Monday” to see whether they will be making the trip to Lubbock, TX or not after losing in the District P Championship 98 – 75. Wabash Valley’s defense seemed to take the Lady Trailblazers out of their game plan, forcing the offense to speed up to almost a frantic pace. Sophomore Ladellia Maggett had...


Ina, IL – The 3-point shooting from the #3-ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers proved to be too much for the Shawnee Saints, as VU wins 78 – 52. Vincennes got off to a hot start, jumping out to a 7 – 0 lead, forcing Shawnee head coach John Sparks to call a timeout inside of the first 2 minutes of play. Shawnee tried to even the score but scoring attempts for them were immediately answered...


Ina, IL – The Lady Trailblazers advance to the Championship Game of the District P tournament after an 89 – 66 victory over the Lady Volunteers of John A. Logan College. Vincennes and John A. Logan were neck-and-neck for most of the first period before a 3-pointer by sophomore Ashley Johnson gave the Lady Trailblazers a 5-point lead after the first quarter. Vincennes continued their scoring...


Vincennes, IN – The Vincennes University Volleyball team is proud to announce the signing of Ariana Gentzler. Gentzler is the daughter of Darren and Clarissa Gentzler, and is from Paxton Buckley Loda High School in Illinois. Ariana is a 6-foot-tall middle blocker and opposite hitter, who plans to major in Horticulture Technology at Vincennes University. Gentzler has garnered several honors...


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 continued to...


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 the...


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. Vincennes...


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 of VU’s 22...


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 Gadsden....


Vincennes, IN – The Vincennes University baseball team was scheduled to play in Mt. Carmel, IL tomorrow, Tuesday February 27th. Instead Wabash Valley College will be coming to Vincennes, IN to play a single 9-inning game vs. VU starting at 3 p.m. eastern. The teams will be switching sites for the 2018 season. Vincennes University will travel to Mt. Carmel on Monday, March 26th.


Vincennes, IN – The #4-ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers capped of an 18 – 0 season inside of the Physical Education Complex. This marks the 17th time the Trailblazers have been undefeated at home during their history. Lewis & Clark College controlled the pace of play during the early stages of the game, not allowing VU’s offense to get into rhythm. Vincennes held an 11-point...


Vincennes, IN - The three-game series between the Vincennes University baseball team and Ancilla College scheduled for Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th, in Vincennes has been cancelled due to the forecast of rain both Friday and Saturday and the field conditions. These games will not be made up. The next scheduled game for Vincennes University baseball will be Tuesday February...


Ina, IL – 6 Lady Trailblazers reached double-figures in points in Vincennes’ 85 – 44 victory over District P opponent Rend Lake College. The Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers got off to a hot start after being dropped from the NJCAA Top-25 rankings earlier today, jumping out to a 23 – 5 lead after the first quarter of play. The VU defense continued to cause problem for Rend Lake only...


Cleveland, TN - The Vincennes University Baseball team dropped to 1 - 5 on the season after losing two at Cleveland State CC on Sunday, February 18th. The Trailblazers lost game 1 of the double-header 10 - 1. Cleveland State CC limited VU to 3 hits in the game, 2 of which were by P/DH Walker Paris (2-3), and C Kyle Stuckey (1-3, run scored) had the other one. In the top of the 4th inning...


Vincennes, IN – The 21st-ranked Lady Trailblazers played host to the Roadrunners of State Fair Community College in VU’s final home game of the regular season. Vincennes defeated State Fair 78 – 57 in a wire-to-wire victory. The Lady Trailblazers got off to a hot start early on, going on a 16 – 0 lead for the first 6 minutes of play. This lead held through the first quarter as Vincennes led...



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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