VINCENNES, Ind. – Sophomore forward Lony Francis Jr. and Trailblazers Coach Todd Franklin have been invited to participate in the 2019 NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches All-Star Game presented by the NABC on May 18 in Las Vegas. Francis is one of 12 Division I players selected to compete at The Orleans Arena against a team made up of 12 players from Division II and Division III. ...
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FRENCH LICK, Ind. – The Vincennes University golf team will compete in the NJCAA Division II District I Region 24 Championship Tournament in May at The Donald Ross Course at French Link. The Trailblazers got a sneak peak and played two rounds on that course while competing in the Indiana Small College Championships on Saturday and Sunday. VU finished tied for 11th in the team...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Vincennes University track and field athletes competed at the University of Illinois Illini Twilight meet on Saturday and finished with several strong performances against a mostly NCAA Division I field. The Trailblazers placed ninth out of 14 in the men's team standings with 27 points. The top three teams were Illinois (158), Marquette (103) and Eastern Illinois...
EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The Vincennes University baseball team used a solid effort on the mound to win 3-2 over Illinois Central College in the first game of a Mid-West Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday. Sophomore pitcher Kavan Crowell allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked four to get the win. Sophomore Isaiah Davis earned the save. He...
VINCENNES, Ind. - Todd Franklin has received another national honor and is the recipient of the 2018-19 Spalding NJCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Coach of the Year award. The NJCAA announced the news on April 12. Franklin coached the Vincennes University Trailblazers to the NJCAA Division I national championship and was named Coach of the Tournament in March. VU defeated...
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.
NJCAA spring sport cancellation
The NJCAA announced on March 16 the cancellation of all spring sport competition and all upcoming basketball championships, effective immediately, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play.
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.
The VU Foundation currently manages over 525 scholarship and department funds, with 247 news funds created in just the last 9 years.
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