CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The Vincennes University basketball teams open district play at John A. Logan Wednesday evening. The Lady Trailblazers enter Tuesday’s game having dropped a pair of games over the weekend in the Gulf Coast Classic after opening the season with three straight convincing wins. “We played two really good teams down there but we are still going to have to play...
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MOLINE, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Bowling team competed in the Leatherneck Classic over the weekend but did not compete at the level it had hoped. The Trailblazers finished 20th out of the field of 43 in the two-day tournament. VU entered the final day in 12th place but could not hold onto its place. Trailblazers coach Jesse Gibson noted although the...
NICEVILLE, Fla. -- The location namesake of the Gulf Coast Classic did not prove to be true to the Vincennes University Women’s basketball team over the weekend. The Trailblazers dropped a pair of games in the tournament after an 88-42 loss to No. 2 Northwest Florida State Saturday night. The second straight loss drops VU to 3-2 on the season. The Trailblazers fell behind 15-0 on...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team grinded out a 66-42 win over a scrappy East Mississippi team in the final game of the Sodexo Classic inside the PE Complex Saturday night. The win moves the No. 6 Trailblazers to 5-0 on the season. The Trailblazers offense struggled to the tune of shooting just 33 percent from the field, but the defense limited EMCC to...
GARDEN CITY, Kan. -- The Vincennes University Cross Country teams competed in the NJCAA Division I National Championships on Saturday afternoon. Liz Bredeweg came away with a 53rd overall finish in the Women’s 5K race in a field of 293 runners. The Trailblazer sophomore covered the arduous course at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in a time of 21 minutes, 3.7 seconds. Her...
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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