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HARRIMAN, Tenn. - Mother Nature won out over baseball for the Vincennes University Baseball Team this weekend. After VU and Roane State initially shifted the weekend schedule ahead a day to try to get some game action in at Roane State in Harriman, TN, before predicted snow and other inclement weather late in the weekend, VU Coach Chris Barney has announced that today's games and the planned...

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Vincennes University Baseball Coach Chris Barney has announced that the Trailblazers' schedule for this weekend has been shuffled in an attempt to avoid the forecast's potential inclement weather. The weekend's three-game series at Roane State in Harriman, TN, has been changed to include a doubleheader on Friday with a 1 p.m. first pitch. The series is now scheduled to wrap up with a single...

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. - Freshman Nate Hansen hit five of his six 3-pointers and freshman Jeremiah Bell canned two of his four treys in the second half Wednesday night to lead the Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team to a 99-85 upset win at 10th-ranked John A. Logan.   When it was all over, Hansen had scored a career-high 31 and Bell had 26 to lead the Trailblazers...

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team used a 13-0 run late in the first half and stretching into the second half to make it a close game but couldn't sustain the pace Wednesday night at John A. Logan and dropped a 66-56 decision to the Volunteers.   Freshman Marley Miller scored a game-high 19 points (including all three of the Trailblazers'...

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CARROLLTON, Ga. – Vincennes University sophomore Austin Slover put on a power display Sunday as part of the Trailblazers’ slugfest in the rubber game of a season-opening series at West Georgia Tech in Carrollton, GA. Slover, the VU catcher, hit two home runs and doubled to drive in five runs. But VU came up short, dropping the third game of the weekend, 11-10, to the host Golden Knights. The...

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CARROLLTON, Ga. - The Vincennes University Blazer Baseball Team split its season-opening doubleheader Saturday at West Georgia Tech in Carrollton, GA, when the Trailblazers claimed Game 1, 8-2, before dropping the second game, 4-1. GAME 1: The Trailblazers rapped out 10 hits and scored five runs over the third and fourth innings in Game 1. The VU offense was keyed by sophomore Brett Yeryar's...

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The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team picked up its 20th win of the season Saturday night with an 86-73 win over visiting Lewis & Clark at the VU P.E. Complex. Freshman guard Jordan Manse came off the bench to hit six 3-pointers (five in the first half) on the way to a team-high 18 points for the Trailblazers (20-5). The long-range barrage accounted for half of VU's 12 treys,...

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NEW ORLEANS – The Vincennes University Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Teams hold the No. 8 spot in both national polls, which were released earlier this week. The Trailblazer men moved up from 14th in the previous rankings, while the VU women formerly 10th in the National Team Computer Rankings for NJCAA Indoor Track & Field. The second polls of the indoor season find Iowa Central...

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The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team weathered a comeback attempt by visiting Southeastern Illinois Wednesday that erased a double-digit lead midway through the second half, and the Trailblazers held on for a 67-66 victory at the VU P.E. Complex.   Freshman Jeremiah Bell led VU (19-5) with 18 points while sophomore Makur Puou scored 12 and freshman Nate Hansen finished with...

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The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team grabbed its 20th victory of the season Wednesday when the Trailblazers turned away visiting Southeastern Illinois, 81-63, behind freshman Marley Miller's 15 points and freshman Laurhen Pickett's double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.   Miller (who had three treys) and Pickett led a balanced scoring attack for VU (20-4) as the...

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Sophomore Kyra Tucker scored six late points to help key the Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team engineer a comeback from 13 points down to visiting Three Rivers Monday night and VU squeezed out a 65-64 win over the Lady Raiders. VU (20-4) trailed the entire game, until Tucker drained a 3-pointer and then scored on a layup to tie the game at 64-all after freshman Lauren Pickett...

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INDIANAPOLIS - It was another very fruitful trip to the University of Indianapolis over the weekend for the VU Track & Field Teams as the Trailblazers saw two more VU school records fall and seven more qualifying marks were registered for the NJCAA Indoor National Champiionship Meet. Freshmen Anais Da Silva and Jordan Moothery set the new VU standards. Da Silva's winning time of 18:06.37...

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The Vincennes University Athletic Department, in cooperation with VU Student Activities and Housing & Residential Life, will again work to increase awareness of breast cancer and help generate research funds Wednesday when the Trailblazer Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams host Southeastern Illinois (women at 5 p.m.; men at 7 p.m.) at the VU P.E. Complex. The 2015 Play4Kay initiative at VU...

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CENTRALIA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team couldn't get on track Saturday at Kaskaskia and fell, 83-59, to the host Blue Angels. Sophomore Kyra Tucker scored 18 points and freshman Marley Miller chipped in with 12 (on four 3-pointers), while freshman Unique Conner pulled down nine rebounds. But the Trailblazers (19-4) shot only 35 percent from the floor and struggled to...

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CENTRALIA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team got back on the winning side of the scoreboard Saturday with a 73-61 victory at Kaskaskia. The Trailblazers (18-5) got out in front of the Blue Devils (14-7) early and weathered a Kaskaskia run before returning the lead to double digits and maintaining the advantage the rest of the way. VU led 31-25 at halftime. VU benefitted...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team clawed to a 71-71 deadlock at the end of regulation Wednesday night at Wabash Valley and then appeared to take command of the game in the first few minutes of the extra stanza that followed. But the host Warriors wrestled control away in the overtime period and outscored the Trailblazers, 11-7, for an 82-78 win. The setback...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team gutted out a 75-71 win Wednesday at Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel, IL, after the Trailblazers managed to grab command of the game late in the contest and then held on to weather a Wabash Valley comeback attempt. Sophomore Brooke Dossett paced VU (19-3) with 19 points, thanks in part to 5-of-10 shooting from 3-point...

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The Vincennes University Track & Field Teams added four more NJCAA Indoor National Championship Meet qualifiers, saw a new VU school record established and turned in several top finishes over the weekend at the Indianapolis Collegiate Invitational at the University of Indianapolis. It was VU’s second meet of the season and Coach Chris Gafner said the Trailblazers showed great progress...

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The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team knocked down 12 3-pointers - including three each by freshmen Jeremiah Bell and Theo Holloway - en route to a 75-46 victory over visiting Olney Central Saturday night at the VU P.E. Complex. The win improved the Trailblazers to 17-4 on the season as Bell led VU's balanced scoring attack with 13 points and Holloway scored 11. Sophomore Justin King...

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Freshman Marley Miller's last-second jumper from just inside the 3-point arc provided the Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team with its 18th win of the season Saturday after the Trailblazers saw an 11-point halftime lead evaporate. VU eventually won, 73-71. The Trailblazers (18-3) hung on after scoring only three points in the third quarter and went from being up 47-36 at the midway...

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Play4Kay

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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Click here to learn more about Kay Yow and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

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