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French Lick, IN - The Vincennes University Golf team got off to a hot start at Donald Ross Golf Course this weekend as Sophomore Blake Claycomb took the individual win with a total score of 147, Freshman Keegan McCullough finished runner-up with a total score of 149, and the team tied for first, but lost to host Franklin College on the 5th golfer tie breaker. The golfers were in for cold and...


Ina, IL – The Vincennes University Trailblazers punched their ticket to compete in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, KS by defeating a tough Wabash Valley team 82-70 to win the District 16 Tournament Title, and Freshman Isaiah Tisdale was named the District 16 Tournament MVP. Of all the teams that the #5 Trailblazers had faced this season, rival Wabash Valley had proved to be the...


Ina, IL – In what turned out to be a defensive slugfest on both sides, VU would knockdown key free-throws down the stretch to outlast a hard-pressing Shawnee team, and capture their 30th win of the season for the 16th time in program history, 66-55 at Rend Lake College this afternoon to advance to the final game of the District 16 Tournament. The name of the game in the first-half for both...


Ina, IL – The Lake Land Lakers gave the #5 Vincennes University Trailblazers all they could handle for 40 minutes in the quarter-final round of the District 16 tournament hosted at Rend Lake, but when the final horn sounded, VU pulled-out an 82-81 victory thanks to a trifecta of 20 point games. VU got things churning in the right direction from the opening tip. Sophomore Chris Darrington drove...


The Lady Trailblazers season came to an end with a heart-crushing 72-to-68 defeat to the Blue Angels of Kaskaskia tonight at the VU P.E. Complex despite three players scoring in double-figures. The game got off to a slow start as both teams traded shots back and forth defensively. 1 minute and 40 seconds would tick off the clock before sophomore Milana Matias would grab an errand rebound out...


The #5 nationally ranked, and #1 district seed Vincennes University Trailblazer men’s basketball team will look to build on their 28-and-2 regular season record, and their regular-season district 16 title as the district 16 postseason tournament begins this week. They will play their first game of the tournament at 1:00 p.m. EST at Rend Lake College, in Ina, Illinois. The Trailblazers will take...


The #22 natinally ranked, and #2 district seeded Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers will face-off against the #7 district seeded Kaskaskia Blue Angles at 7:00 p.m. tonight, at the VU P.E. Complex! The game marks the first game of the District P Tournament. The winner of which, will punch a ticket to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the NJCAA Women’s National Basketball Championships. The Lady...


Pittsburg, KS – Assistant track & field coach Tim Marsee joined several of his athletes in reeling in awards this weekend at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships by being named the Midwest Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year award recipient. Marsee primarily coaches vaults and sprints at VU, but has been a pillar of the program’s success since he was added to the staff in...


Pittsburg, KS – The Vincennes University Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams had tremendous success on day 1 of the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Pittsburg State University. Day 2 followed suit, as the team broke 2 more school records, and collected 5 more All-American Awards. The Women’s 3200m relay team of Freshman Maisie Lay, Sophomore Anais Da Silva, Freshman...


Belleville, IL – The #22 nationally ranked Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team closed out their regular season schedule with a 70-to-40 win at Southwestern Illinois College. The 25th win of the season locks the team into the 2nd overall seed in the district tournament, and was highlighted by yet another 20-point night from Sophomore Laurhen Pickett. Defense was the name of the game in...


Pittsburg, KS – Day 1 was a very successful day for both Vincennes University Track & Field teams at the NJCAA Indoor National Meet, as 2 athletes advanced to the final round in their event, 7 athletes earned All-American honors, and Jose Cano Pallares, Jamesha Western, and Marlowe Mosely all broke school records in the process. The Griffith brothers, Richard & Ezra, got VU off to a...


Pittsburg, KS – The Vincennes University Track and Field team will leave today to embark on the 7 hour and 46-minute trip to Pittsburg State University to compete in the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Vincennes University has 18 athletes qualified, and has had several athletes qualify in multiple events. The men have qualified 9 individual...


The #5 nationally ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers lost a heart-breaker to rival Wabash Valley College tonight 95-to-88 despite strong efforts by sophomore front-court running-mates Chris Darrington and Nate Hansen. VU got off to a slow start, allowing Wabash Valley to jump out to a 13-to-2 advantage 3 minutes into the contest. Freshman Isaiah Tisdale would get things going for the...


The #22 Lady Blazers lost a tough one to rival #15 Wabash Valley at home tonight 83-64 despite big nights from freshman Ladellia Maggett and sophomore Laurhen Pickett. VU got off to a rocky start as the Lady Warriors of Wabash Valley College jumped out to an 8-0 run right from the opening tip. Sophomore Milana Matias would finally stop the bleeding with an acrobatic lay-up to get VU on the...


The Vincennes University Baseball team fell 6-to-1 to the Blue Knights of Olney Central in their first home game hosted at Jerry Blemker Field this season, despite strong pitching efforts from: sophomore Braxton Yeryar, sophomore Pete Wissel, sophomore Austin Gossmann, and Freshman Chance Hitchcock. Braxton Yeryar got the nod to start on the bump for the Blazers today versus Olney Central. He...


The #5 Vincennes University Trailblazers clinched the regular-season District 16 title with an 81-51 victory over the Falcons of Southeastern Illinois on sophomore night at the VU P.E. Complex tonight, thanks to big efforts by many of those very same players who were being honored pre-game. VU got off to a hot start as sophomore stand-out Chris Darrington buried a triple on the team’s first...


On sophomore night at the VU P.E. complex, the #22 nationally ranked Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers would use a strong second-half defensively, and monster games from Ladellia Maggett, Laurhen Pickett, and Claudia Stan to comeback from a 1st-half deficit to topple the Lady Falcons of Southeastern Illinois 86-to-74 for their 24th win of the season. Southeastern Illinois would score on...


ROBINSON, IL – The #5 nationally ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers continued their winning ways tonight with a resounding 99-to-61 win over District 16 opponent Lincoln Trail thanks to hot shooting from behind the arc from freshman Isaiah Tisdale, and another strong night from national player of the year caliber candidate Chris Darrington. As head coach Todd Franklin said in his...


ROBINSON,IL- The #22 nationally ranked Vincennes University Lady Trailblazers soared to a 71-to-40 road win at rival Lincoln Trail College tonight thanks to a pair of big performances by Freshman Ladellia Maggett, who racked up another huge game from behind the arc, and Sophomore Laurhen Pickett who nearly notched her 12th double-double of the season. VU got off to a hot start thanks to...


OLNEY, IL – Although the Olney Central Knights came into the game with only 1 district win, they played like a team that could upset several teams in the District 16 Tournament. Vincennes need the 3rd 30-point night from Chris Darrington this week, and several big baskets down the stretch in order to come out with a 78-72 victory Saturday night. The first two possessions looked like it would...



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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