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Kaskaskia, IL – The Men’s Trailblazer basketball team came into Kaskaskia with a perfect 7-and-0 record, and fresh off of a thrilling overtime win at Shawnee over Thanksgiving break. Going in, Kaskaskia had 7-and-1 record on the year, had some decent wins on their resume as well, and as luck would have it, the match-up between the Trailblazers and the Blue Devils would come right down to the...


Kaskaskia, IL – Riding a 5 game winning streak where they beat all the teams they faced by an average of nearly 37 points, the Lady Trailblazers basketball team came into Kaskaskia on a hot streak, and managed to continue their string of impressive games with an 83-74 win on the road Wednesday night. The lady trailblazers got off to a slow start, only managing to score 9 points in the first...


            The Vincennes University Baseball Team will host a youth camp for ages 6-13 on Saturday, Dec. 10, at VU’s Beless Gymnasium. The gym is located on campus at Indianapolis Avenue and Chestnut Street. The all-day camp is a great opportunity for children to be under the tutelage of the Trailblazer Baseball coaching staff, who will cover all aspects...


Gulf Shores, AL – In beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama over the weekend, the men and women of Vincennes University Cross Country took on a new race distance, the Half-Marathon. On the women’s side, Sophomore Anais Da Silva finished 7th in a time of 1 hour, 26 minutes, and 58 seconds, good enough to earn All-American honors, her second time doing so this fall. Freshman Sydney Davidson just missed...


The #21 ranked Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team moved to 6-and-1 on the year with a pair of wins in the Sodexo Classic this weekend fueled by a pair of career high performances from Sophomore Laurhen Pickett, and Freshman Ladellia Maggett. In the first game of the Sodexo Classic, the Lady trailblazers faced off against Olive-Harvey. In the first quarter, VU jumped out to an early...


In their 6th and final game of their impressive home stand, Vincennes University topped Lake Land Community College by shooting nearly lights out from behind the arc on their way to a 107-62 victory at the Vincennes University P.E. Complex. The VU men’s basketball team got off to a hot start as Sophomore Nate Hansen knocked down an easy triple on their first trip down the floor as part of a...


The #22 ranked Trailblazers picked up a pair of hard fought wins in the Sodexo Classic by attempting 38 or more free throws in each game, in what were a pair of very physical games against Don Bosco Prep & Harcum. On Friday, the Vincennes University Trailblazers squared off with a Don Bosco Prep team that had plenty of size and had been known for a very physical style of play. The first...


EL DORADO,KS – On a perfect day for Cross Country at Prarie Trails Golf Course in El, Dorado Kansas, two Vincennes University Cross Country athletes managed to achieve All-American honors, and the Men’s Cross Country team achieved the best finish in team history since the move to Division I. The Women’s race tore out in a very fast start as the runners made their way around the up and down...


Panama City, FL – The Lady Trailblazer Basketball team made the 10 hour and 37 minute drive to compete in a pair of games at Gulf Coast State Community College over the weekend. The lady Trailblazers dropped a tough game to #1 national ranked Gulf Coast State, but rebounded with a very solid win over a very good Florida Southwestern team. In the first game, the VU Trailblazers faced off...


Coach Meeks stated that the key to the success of the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Team at the Cincinnati State Classic was their defense, and that was on display in their home opener Monday night at the VU P.E. Complex. The game got off to a slow start for the Trailblazers as Lindsey Wilson scored first, and the VU offense seemed to stall slightly out of the gate. However, after a...


Council Bluffs, IA – Despite a stellar season where the VU Women’s Volleyball team managed to climb to a 20th national ranking, and beating multiple highly ranked teams, they fell in the District J Tournament this past weekend. The Lady Trailblazers opened the tournament by drawing the host school and #1 seed Iowa Western. They outhustled Iowa Western in the digs column, out-digging the...


It was raining triples at the VU P.E. Complex on Saturday night as the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team routed Kankakee Community College 101-60 in the final game of the Kiwanis Invitational. Freshman Isaiah Tisdale scored the game’s first points nearly right off the tip, and VU would go on a 6-0 run to start the game, leading to a Kankakee timeout to regroup. The Trailblazers never...


Cincinnati, OH – Stifling defense was the key to another lopsided victory by the Lady Trailblazers Basketball team in its second and last game at the Cincinnati State Classic on Saturday afternoon. In the first three quarters of the game VU allowed: 13 points, 6 points, and 7 points. The Trailblazers managed to have a commanding lead of 57 -19 at the half and stretched that lead even more so...


The VU women’s basketball team opened up their 2016-2017 season with a resounding, 100-35 victory over Oakland Community College at the Cincinnati State Classic on Friday night. The Blazers were led with a pair of double doubles from Sophomore Laurhen Pickett who totaled 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Sophomore Unique Conner who scored 12 points, and pulled down 10 boards, in just 19 minutes...


The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team moved to 2-0 on Friday night on the way to recording their second consecutive blowout by beating Jefferson Tech 107-51. Sophomore Romaro Gill scored the game’s first points with an easy layup, and the Blazers would jump out to a 12-0 lead. More than six minutes would elapse before Jefferson Tech would manage to get on the board. VU shot a...


NOTICE: The VU Homecoming crowning will be conducted PRIOR TO the Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team's 7 p.m. game Saturday night at the Kiwanis Invitational at the VU P.E. Complex. Crowning will be at approximately 6:35 p.m. and the Trailblazers will tip off vs. Kankakee at 7 p.m. This is a change from the original scheduled and advertised time for the crowning.


COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – The Vincennes University Volleyball Team will head to Council Bluffs, IA, this weekend for the NJCAA District J Tournament to vie for a spot in the Nov. 17-19 NJCAA Div. I National Championships in Casper, WY. The Trailblazers (28-7) will be grouped with representatives of NJCAA regions 4 and 11 in the district tournament hosted by Iowa Western at Kanesville Arena in...


NEW ORLEANS – For the first time since Vincennes University Cross Country returned to the NJCAA Div. I level in the early 2000s, both the VU Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams will enter the NJCAA National Championships ranked in the national Top-10. In the latest polls – released today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) – the Trailblazer men and...


On a night that included honoring Vincennes University Coach Todd Franklin’s 500th career victory earned during last year’s NJCAA District 16 Tournament, the VU Men’s Basketball Team overwhelmed Indiana Elite Prep with a 123-55 victory in the Trailblazers’ 2016-17 season opener. Indiana Elite Prep jumped out to an early lead, scoring the game’s points, but after taking the lead on a jumper by...


LANSING, Mich. - The Vincennes University Men’s Cross Country Team turned in an historic upset victory Saturday in winning the NJCAA Region 12 Championships and ending Lansing Community College’s streak of 19 consecutive Region 12 team titles. EVAN FRANKLIN Both the VU men and the Trailblazer women - who finished second in their race - earned trips to the NJCAA National Championship...



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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