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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University is No. 1 again in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings. VU earned six first-place votes and 386 points in the poll released on Jan. 6. The Trailblazers (14-1) returned to the top spot they held in the first regular-season poll on Nov. 11. VU was also ranked No. 1 in the preseason. We’re mid-year now and it starts to have a little bit of...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University appears in the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Rankings released on Jan. 6. It is among five teams in the “others receiving votes” category. The Trailblazers received one point. VU owns a 14-3 overall record and an 11-game win streak. The last time VU appeared in the rankings was on Feb. 27, 2018 when the Blazers were ranked No. 24 in the final...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) scored a career-high 29 points, and the second-ranked Trailblazers defeated Elizabethtown Tech (Ky.), 78-43, on Saturday at the P.E. Complex. VU (14-1) opened the second half on a 21-5 run in less than seven minutes to double the score, 52-26. Osawe had 11 in the spurt, opening it with a 3-pointer...

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PARK HILLS, Mo. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won 102-28 over Malcolm X on Saturday and defeated Grand Rapids 97-49 on Sunday at the Mineral Area Classic. The Trailblazers have reeled off 11 consecutive victories on their way to a 14-3 overall record. Vincennes University 102, Malcolm X 28 VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Jaynice Stovall (Covington, Ky.) tallied 26...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Anna Johnsey (Westfield High School/Westfield, Ind.) will join the Vincennes University volleyball program for the 2020 season, head coach Gary Sien has announced. The 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter has signed with the Trailblazers. She recorded 198 kills, 77 blocks and a .316 hitting percentage in 32 matches for Westfield. The Shamrocks finished third in the...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball recruiting class continues to grow as VU coach Gary Sien has signed Kylie Giesler (Forest Park High School/Ferdinand, Ind.). Giesler is a 5-foot-10 opposite hitter and setter. She tallied 644 set assists, 401 digs, 71 blocks, 60 kills, 36 aces over 92 sets in 26 matches last season. She totaled 1,647 assists for her career. Giesler ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The second-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team recovered from a so-so first half with stronger play after intermission for a 76-62 victory over Don Bosco Institute at the P.E. Complex on Tuesday. The Trailblazers (13-1) used a 12-3 start to the second half to turn a 34-29 halftime lead to a 46-32 advantage. The run, which took less than 4 1/2 minutes,...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University is ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings for the second straight week. The poll was released on Dec. 16. The Trailblazers received 378 points. VU owns a 12-1 record and is on a seven-game win streak. Ranger earned all 16 first-place votes and stays at No. 1 with 400 points. The top five teams are Ranger (400), VU (378), Florida...

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  INA, Ill. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won its ninth game in row with a dominant performance over Rend Lake, winning 98-73 on Saturday. With the victory, the Trailblazers are 12-3 overall and 6-0 in Region 24. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) recorded her 11th double-double this season. She had 18 rebounds and 12 points. She...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has added Grace Earp (Mattoon High School/Mattoon, Illinois) to the Trailblazers’ 2020 roster. Earp is a 5-8 defensive specialist and outside hitter. She was a Mattoon High School all-tournament pick in 2019 and was named to the all-Apollo Conference second team. Earp tallied 176 kills for a 41.81 percentage. She also...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has signed Allyson Kuhl (Newton Community High School/Newton, Illinois) to play for the Trailblazers in 2020. Kuhl, a 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter, helped Newton to a 28-9 overall record, an 8-0 Little Illini Conference record and a regional championship match. She played in every match and collected 120...

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VINCENNES, Ind. — The Vincennes University women’s basketball team picked up a Region 24 victory over Lincoln Trail, winning 89-73, at the P.E. Complex on Wednesday. The Lady Trailblazers (11-3, 5-0 Region 24) scored their eighth consecutive victory after leading 29-16, 49-30 and 69-51 at the quarter stops. Lincoln Trail (8-2) saw a five-game winning streak snapped. VU never trailed,...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The No. 2 Vincennes University men’s basketball team overcame a two-point halftime deficit to hand Lincoln Trail its first loss of the season, 75-61, in a Region 24 game Wednesday at the P.E. Complex. After trailing at halftime for just the second time all season, 30-28, the Trailblazers (12-1, 5-0 District 24) used a 13-2 run starting with about 15 minutes remaining...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University jumped one spot to No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings released Dec. 9. The Trailblazers earned 377 points. They own a 11-1 record and are riding a six-game win streak. VU was ranked third the past two weeks. Undefeated Ranger captured No. 1 by unanimous vote with 16 first-place votes and received 400 points. The top five teams in...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The third-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team had six double-figure scorers, led by 19 points from Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.), and throttled Southeastern Illinois, 112-69, in a Region 24 basketball game Saturday at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers (11-1, 4-0 Region 24) broke away from an 11-11 tie with a game-breaking 27-6 over seven minutes that...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team had strong starts to each half and bounced Southeastern Illinois, 85-45, in a Region 24 game Saturday at the P.E. Complex. Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) led three Lady Trailblazers (10-3, 4-0 Region 24) in double figures with 26 points. VU built a 31-9 lead early in the second quarter, only to see the ...

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VINCENNES, Ind.- The Vincennes University’s women’s basketball team turned an expected Region 24 showdown with No. 11 Wabash Valley into a rout on Wednesday, as the Trailblazers pulled away to an easy, 90-72, victory. Although Wabash Valley was ahead by as many as seven points early in the game, the Lady Blazers were on top at all three quarter stops, 24-18, 39-27 and 66-57 at the P.E....

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VINCENNES, Ind. — The No. 3 Vincennes University men’s basketball team led Wabash Valley for the final 36 minutes Wednesday night, but it was all the defending NJCAA Division 1 national champions could do to hold on for a 72-69 victory at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers (10-1 overall, 3-0 District 24) led by as many as 12 points in the first half and 11 in the second, but the victory...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is hosting a toy drive to help brighten the holidays for children in Knox County. The team is collecting new toys for the Salvation Army during home games on Dec. 4, 7, 11 and 17 at the P.E. Complex. Donations will be distributed to children in Knox County. The No. 3 Trailblazers play four games at home in December. They face ...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University remained ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings released on Dec. 2. The Trailblazers (9-1) received 363 points.  They were also third in the Nov. 25 poll. Ranger and Hutchinson held on to the top two spots. No. 1 Ranger received 399 points and 15 first-place votes. Second-ranked Hutchinson earned 395 points and one...

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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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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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