INA, Ill. -- When the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team has had success this season, it’s started with the defense. The Trailblazers defense had another strong performance Wednesday night at Rend Lake. The Lady ‘Blazers held the overmatched Lady Warriors to single digit points in three of the four quarters, for a 90-44 romp. With the win, VU improves to 15-6 on the...
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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University men’s basketball team once again held down the No. 2 spot in the NJCAA Division I national poll released Tuesday. The Trailblazers (22-1) are ranked second for the second straight week. They received three first-place votes and 385 points in the latest poll. Florida SouthWestern State is ranked No. 1 with 13 first-place votes and 397...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- Shawnee came out swinging Monday night, but it was the Vincennes University men’s basketball team who delivered the knockout punch. And it came early. The No. 2 Trailblazers used a 32-3 run in the first half to take a commanding 36-9 lead with 7 minutes, 16 seconds remaining in the first half. The Trailblazers never let off the pedal in a 102-50...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- A disappointing loss to Southeastern Illinois last Wednesday left a sour taste in the mouths of the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team. The Lady ‘Blazers took out their frustration on Shawnee Monday evening inside the P.E. Complex with a 95-36 romp of the Saints. Fess Hawkins scored a game-high 20 points to lead four different Lady...
MATTOON, Ill. - Six players reached double figures in scoring to pace the No. 2 Vincennes University men’s basketball team to a road win Saturday afternoon. Lony Francis, Jr. poured in a game-high 26 points to led the Trailblazers to a 114-58 romp over Lake Land. With the win, VU improves to 21-1 on the season and earned its third win this week. The Trailblazers...
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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