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...
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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...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University baseball team’s four-game Mid-West Athletic Conference series against host Illinois Central College will now start on Friday and conclude on Saturday due to weather concerns. The teams will play doubleheaders both days in East Peoria, Illinois. First pitch is at 3 p.m. EDT on Friday. Saturday’s action begins at 2 p.m. EDT. The contests...
VINCENNES, Ind. – With a win over nationally ranked Lincoln Land over the weekend and an 8-3 victory over Frontier on Tuesday, the Vincennes University baseball team hopes to keep the momentum going heading into the weekend. Against Frontier, the Trailblazers scored three runs in the first inning and tacked on runs in the fourth and fifth innings for a 5-1 lead at Jerry Blemker...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Athletic Department is hosting the All Sports Banquet on April 23 at the Green Activities Center on the VU campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. EDT. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will be catered by Sodexo Campus Services. Tickets are $12 per person and reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online at ...
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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