INA, Ill. – The second-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team fell 78-76 to Kaskaskia in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division I District 16 Tournament on Wednesday night, but the Trailblazers almost certainly will earn an at-large bid to the national tournament. A season of excellence can’t be wiped out with one upset loss at the buzzer. Eight at-large bids and 16...
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VINCENNES, Ind. - Harry Wickens helped start the Vincennes University swimming and diving program in 1980 and quickly became a nationally recognized powerhouse. Wickens coached the VU swimming and diving men’s and women’s teams for 21 years. In celebration of his contributions to the sport, he was inducted into the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Coaches Association Hall of Fame on March...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- For the third time this season, the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team squared off against Southwestern Illinois. And for the third time, the Lady Trailblazers came away with a lopsided win. The Lady ‘Blazers opened District P Tournament play with a 73-47 win over SWIC inside the P.E. Complex Tuesday night. With the win, the No. 2 seed...
INA, Ill. – The second-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team opened the postseason with a bang, winning 87-58 over Shawnee in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division I District 16 Tournament on Tuesday. Sophomore Keith Clemons scored a game-high 20 points for the top-seeded Trailblazers at Rend Lake College. Sophomore Lony Francis Jr. added 19 points and a team-high eight...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I national rankings, is the top seed heading into the District 16 Tournament and has a 29-1 overall record. And the Trailblazers are still capable of kicking into another gear says VU Coach Todd Franklin. “I think we have another gear we can get to,” he said. “We have got the job done,...
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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