VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team captured the District 16 regular season championship Saturday night inside the P.E. Complex. The No. 2 ranked Trailblazers defeated Southwestern Illinois 98-78 to improve to 27-1 overall and 17-1 in league play. VU has won or shared seven District 16 regular season titles. “It was nice to wrap up the No. 1...
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VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team crossed off one of its season goals on Saturday night. The Lady 'Blazers cruised to an 84-43 win over Southwestern Illinois, inside the P.E. Complex, to notch their 20th win of the season. “Getting to at least 20 wins is always one of the goals every year,” VU Coach Harry Meeks said. “If you can get to 20...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate Sophomore Night on Saturday when Southwestern Illinois visits the P.E. Complex. Sophomore women’s players, Sofia Besedina, Cristina De La Cruz, Diamond Fields, Ivanda Hudjakova, and Jaynice Stovall, and student manager Bob Ryker, will be honored with a pre-game ceremony prior to the 5 p.m....
VINCENNES, Ind. – A rainy forecast for the weekend has forced a change in the schedule for the Vincennes University baseball team’s home opener on Friday. The Trailblazers will play a doubleheader instead of one game at Jerry Blemker Field. The nine-inning game originally scheduled for Saturday against Ancilla College has been moved to Friday. VU (1-4) and Ancilla will now play...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- After a slow start, the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team cruised to their 26th win of the season Wednesday night inside the P.E. Complex. The No. 2 Trailblazers used a 22-4 run over a span of 5 minutes, 23 seconds in the first half to build a commanding 35-18 lead over visiting Lewis and Clark. VU doubled up the visiting...
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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