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OLNEY, Ill. – The Vincennes University Baseball Team defeated host Olney Central, 12-7, Wednesday behind sophomore Mitchell Lawson’s six innings of one-run work on the mound and freshman Lane Dransfield’s three-run home run. Lawson (4-3) picked up the victory by scattering five hits, striking out six and walking one batter before giving way to sophomore Colton Pittman for the seventh and eighth...


BLOOMINGTON – Fresh off a stellar performance at the Bellarmine Classic in Louisville, KY, the Vincennes University Track & Field Teams are scheduled to compete at the Billy Hayes Invitational Saturday at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex at Indiana University. The tentative meet schedule calls for field events to begin at 11 a.m. and track events are set to start at 12 p.m....


Vincennes University sophomore Mychal Mulder has made his decision. The highly sought-after 6-4 wing will take his long-range shooting prowess, athletic and explosive leaping ability and creative interior shot-making skills to the University of Kentucky. Mulder signed his national letter of intent Tuesday with VU Coach Todd Franklin, Assistant Coach Brian Davis, Mulder’s father Randy and his...


Forward Nigel Holley became the third member of the 2014-15 Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team to sign a national letter of intent when he inked with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Trailblazer sophomores A.J. Patty and Everett Clemons recently signed with Murray State and Indiana State, respectively. Holley, a 6-8 product of New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC, played...


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Vincennes University Women's Track & Field Team is 10th and the Trailblazer men's team is 14th in this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association rankings. "I'm happy with our current position in the national rankings. We have only competed in a couple of meets due to poor weather,” said VU Coach Chris Gafner, “but we have some great opportunities in...


The Vincennes University Baseball Team topped visiting Olney Central, 7-4, Tuesday at Jerry Blemker Field behind the Trailblazer lineup's nine-hit attack that featured sophomore Brad Hartman's 2-for-5, two-RBI performance from the leadoff spot and sophomore Lance Myers' pair of hits. The VU offense also included a triple by sophomore Alex Rojas and a double by sophomore Chris Minks. When it was...


WHITTINGTON, Ill. - The Vincennes University Golf Team continued its solid 2015 play when the Trailblazers finished second at the Rend Lake College Spring Invitational Sunday and Monday in Whittington, IL. Host Rend Lake won the event with a two-round score of 576. VU finished with a total score of 593. Individually, VU's Alex Halter carded scores of 71 and 74 for a total of 145 (1 over-par)...


DANVILLE, Ill. – Vincennes University sophomore Lance Myers and freshman Lane Dransfield had two hits each and sophomores Jake Carey and Kaleb Waller both drove in runs Wednesday for the VU Baseball Team but the Trailblazers let an early 4-1 lead evaporate and dropped a 7-4 decision at Danville Area Community College. The Trailblazers got out to a 2-0 advantage with a pair of runs in the top...


Vincennes University sophomores A.J. Patty and Everett Clemons not only get to continue their college basketball careers at the next level, but both feel that they have found destinations where they will be valued right from the start.   Patty found that sense of belonging at Murray State in Murray, KY, and Clemons got such a warm welcome from Indiana State Coach Greg Lansing and...


Vincennes University sophomore guard Nicole Dodd will continue her college basketball career at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.   Dodd, who earned NJCAA Div. I Second-Team All-American honors in 2014-15 when VU went 29-4 and reached the championship game of the NJCAA District P Tournament, signed her national letter of intent Wednesday afternoon to play for the Golden...


MT. CARMEL, Ill. - Timing was huge in the Vincennes University Baseball Team's 2-1 victory Monday at Wabash Valley College in the Mt. Carmel, IL. First of all, the game got in before rain drops began to fall in Mt. Carmel. Second of all, VU starter Jordan Young exited from the game with the score tied 1-1 after he had battled for seven innings. Trailblazer utilityman Jared Lauer took over for...


CARLYLE, Ill. - The Vincennes University Golf Team won its third straight tournament Saturday and Sunday when the Trailblazers wrapped up the title at the Kaskaskia Invitational at Governors Run Golf Course in Carlyle, IL. The Trailblazers carded a two-round score of 609 to top second place Mineral Area's 627 and third place Lewis & Clark's 633 score. Host Kaskaskia and Lincoln Trail...


INDIANAPOLIS - Vincennes University sophomore Robert Murphy set new VU school records in three events and Trailblazer pole vaulters Trey Kennedy and Kaitlyn Moricz won events as the VU men finished fifth and the VU women were seventh at the Indiana Little State Championships Friday and Saturday, hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University.   The Vincennes men scored 92.5 points in their...


The Vincennes University Tennis Team's match scheduled for TODAY at Indiana University-Southeast in New Albany, IN, has been postponed. No make-up date has been set as of now.


ROBINSON, Ill. - The Vincennes University Baseball Team sent nine hitters to the plate in the fifth inning of Monday's first game of a doubleheader at Lincoln Trail and scored four runs to grab the lead. In the meantime, VU sophomore Mitchell Lawson shut down the host Statesmen for the final four innings to power the Trailblazers to a seven-inning 5-3 win in Game 1. The Trailblazer bats then...


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The National Junior College Athletic Association earlier today released its list of Baseball Players of the Week for all three divisions for Week 8 (March 23-29) of the 2015 season, and Vincennes University's Chris Minks, a sophomore designated hitter, garnered the Div. II award. The Crawfordsville native claimed the honor with two home runs - one a grand slam -...


Sophomore Alex Rojas hit an eighth inning, go-ahead home run and freshman Jordan Young threw six innings of four-run baseball, followed by the bullpen's three-hit work, Wednesday night as the Vincennes University Baseball Team edged Danville Area Community College, 6-5, at Jerry Blemker Field. Young cruised through the first five innings, allowing only two hits, before starting the sixth with a...


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2014-15 NJCAA All-America teams for all six divisions of National Junior College Athletic Association men’s and women’s basketball were released Tuesday, and Vincennes University sophomore Mychal Mulder was named to the Men’s Div. I First-Team All-American list. Trailblazer Everett Clemons was named to the Men’s Div. I Third-Team All-American list and VU sophomore...


INDIANAPOLIS – The Vincennes University Tennis Team defeated Marian University, 6-3, Tuesday as the Trailblazers claimed four of the six singles matches and two of the three doubles matches from the host Knights. VU’s Nicolas Rouanet topped Marian’s Jack Hiatt, 6-1, 6-1, while Trailblazer Stefan Gonzalez defeated Danny Albert by scores of 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Other singles action included VU’s...


Sophomore Chris Minks hit his second grand slam in as many days Monday as the Vincennes University Baseball Team fell, 20-11, to visiting Wabash Valley at Jerry Blemker Field. Minks, who had two homers in the second game of the Trailblazers' Sunday doubleheader vs. St. Joseph, came to the plate Monday with the bases loaded again and clubbed the opposite field shot to give him 10 hits in his...



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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