O’FALLON, Ill. -- The VIncennes University Bowling team competed in the National Collegiate Team Match Games over the weekend. The Trailblazers finished the two-day event with an 11th place finish in the field of 27. Ryan Benslay led the Trailblazers after Day 1 with a 6-game average of 205. Tyler Perry averaged 200.6 on Saturday as VU found itself in 13th...
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PARK HILS, Mo. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team continued its hot start to the season on Saturday. The Trailblazers improved to 9-0 with a 89-52 win over Fort Scott on the final day of the Chris Morrison State Farm Thanksgiving Classic. Lony Francis, Jr. and George Dixo n combined to score the first 20 points...
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team coasted to its eighth straight win to open the season on Friday night. The No. 6 Trailblazers ran past Roane State in the opening night of the Chris Morrison State Farm Thanksgiving Classic, 101-69. VU led 49-27 at the break and extended its lead throughout the second half. Keith Clemons ...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team erased a 19-point deficit before coming away with a 69-67 win over visiting Southeastern Illinois inside the VU P.E. Complex Tuesday evening. Freshman Fess Hawkins capped the comeback with a layin to beat the buzzer. Jaynice Stovall fed Hawkins on a sideline inbound play with just one...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- Southeastern Illinois took an early 4-3 lead over Vincennes University within the first two minutes of Tuesday night’s District 16 matchup inside the VU P.E. Complex. But the No. 6 Trailblazers quickly took over and dominated the over-matched Hawks the rest of the game. VU ran away for a 110-59 romp, improving to 7-0 on the season and 2-0 against...
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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