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INA, Ill. – Eighth-seeded Lewis & Clark and No. 9 seed Shawnee will be pitted against each other on Monday in a play-in game before the NJCAA District 16/Region 24 Tournament that begins Wednesday at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. The winner of Monday’s play-in game at Lewis & Clark’s River Bend Arena will advance to Wednesday’s quarterfinal round to face top-seeded and the...

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The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team recorded the program’s second unbeaten regular season when the Trailblazers turned away visiting Kaskaskia, 89-71, Saturday night to improve to 30-0 on the season.  VU’s first unbeaten regular season came during the 1971-72 campaign when the Trailblazers went on to finish 33-0 and win the school’s third and last NJCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball...

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Sophomore Nicole Dodd scored 22 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds Saturday night to lead the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Team to an 81-66 win over visiting Kaskaskia in the Trailblazers’ regular-season finale and Sophomore Night ceremonies. VU’s 27th win of the season was the final appearance at the VU P.E. Complex for Dodd and fellow sophomores Hattie...

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Help VU say thank you to the eight sophomore players and the sophomore team manager from this season's NJCAA No. 1-ranked VU Men's Basketball Team! Sophomore Night will be Saturday when the Trailblazers take on Kaskaskia at the VU P.E. Complex. The guys will be honored prior to their 7 p.m. game.

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Help VU say thank you to the four sophomores from this season's VU Women's Basketball Team! Sophomore Night will be Saturday when the Trailblazers take on Kaskaskia at the VU P.E. Complex. The ladies will be honored prior to their 5 p.m. game.

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SCHEDULE OF TOURNAMENT GAMES   INA, Ill. – The committee overseeing the upcoming NJCAA Region 24/district tournaments for men’s and women’s basketball has released the schedules for both events early next month at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. The women’s District P Tournament – which will have the VU women as the No. 2 seed – will begin Tuesday, March 3, with the No. 1 seed facing the...

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GODFREY, Ill. – When you’re ranked No. 1 in the nation and on a 30-game win streak that includes all 29 games of the current season, opponents seem to bring their best effort against you in every game you play. That’s the situation for the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team, but the Trailblazers (29-0, 19-0 in NJCAA District 16) continue to fight off each opponent’s best...

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The unbeaten Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team will close out the regular season just where it started the year in the NJCAA’s Div. I Men’s Basketball rankings: on top. In the final regular season poll, which was released today from the NJCAA headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, the Trailblazers (28-0) once again received all 16 first place votes to...

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Vincennes University Baseball Coach Chris Barney has announced the team’s weather-related changes in the schedule for this week and the approaching weekend. The changes are: Tuesday’s scheduled game at Wabash Valley in Mt. Carmel, IL, has been postponed and rescheduled as as part of a doubleheader on March 17. First pitch for Game 1 in that twinbill will be at 4 p.m. (EST or “Vincennes...

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Sophomore Charles Foster and freshman Keith Mack both had 19 points to lead four players in double figures as the VU Men's Basketball Team topped Southeastern Illinois 87-70 Sunday at the VU P.E. Complex. The win extended VU's undefeated record to 28-0 as Foster knocked down five 3-pointers and sophomore Mychal Mulder pulled down eight rebounds Sophomore Donte' McGill hit 9-of-10 free throws. ...

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The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team bumped its record to 26-3 on the season as sophomore Nicole Dodd scored 20 points, freshman Jeanier Olukemi finished with 19 and sophomore Tasia Brewer had 16 points and nine rebounds when the Trailblazers topped Southeastern Illinois 80-63 Sunday at the VU P.E. Complex. VU's 6-for-10 shooting from beyond the arc helped the Trailblazers keep...

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CHARLESTON, Ill. – Vincennes University sophomore Robert Murphy won two events and turned in another VU school record-breaking performance during the Eastern Illinois University Friday Night Special in Charleston, IL. It was the final meet of the indoor regular season for VU. Murphy and fellow sophomore TaPring Goatee won both the men’s and women’s 1000 Meter Runs and Murphy also claimed...

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**NOTICE** Vincennes University Athletic Director Harry Meeks has been notified by tonight's basketball opponent Southeastern Illinois College that, because of unsafe travel conditions, the Falcons WILL NOT MAKE THE TRIP TODAY from Harrisburg, IL, to play the VU men's and women's basketball teams as scheduled tonight. The games have been rescheduled for 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tonight's...

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Vincennes University Tennis Coach Tyler Johnston has announced that the Trailblazers match scheduled for Saturday at Wright State has been postponed. No new date has been set at this time.

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Vincennes University Athletic Director Harry Meeks has announced that, in the event Saturday's games vs. Southeastern Illinois College are moved to Sunday because of weather, VU's scheduled Play4Kay activities will shift to the Trailblazers' Feb. 28 game date vs. Kaskaskia. Meeks will be notified by Saturday morning or early afternoon if Saturday's opponent, Southeastern Illinois College, will...

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UPDATED 3 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2015 - Vincennes University Athletic Director and Women's Basketball Coach Harry Meeks has been notified by saturday basketball opponent Southeastern Illinois College that the Falcons will decide Saturday morning or early Saturday afternoon whether SIC will make the trip from Harrisburg, IL, to play the VU men's and women's basketball teams as scheduled on...

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**ATTENTION: As of right now (1 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Feb. 20), Saturday's VU Men's and Women's Basketball are still on for Saturday's games hosting Southeastern Illinois at the VU P.E. Complex. Saturday is also VU's Play4Kay event to generate funds and awareness for breast cancer research. VU is monitoring weekend weather forecasts but has no plans as of now to postpone Saturday's 5 p.m....

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One of the most foolproof indicators of a well-rounded and balanced roster is a team statistical profile that includes no player with a widespread advantage over teammates in any area, but several individuals clustered closely together on the stat sheet. The NJCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball No. 1 Vincennes Trailblazers are the epitome of such a group. As VU heads into Saturday’s game vs. visiting...

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INA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team overcame early shooting woes and being plagued by 22 turnovers to defeat host Rend Lake 71-52 Wednesday night as sophomore Tasia Brewer scored 17 points and sophomore Nicole Dodd scored 14 of her 16 in the second half to lead the way in the victory. Freshman Chelsea Bentley added 13 points for the Trailblazers (25-3). Both the...

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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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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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