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MATTOON, Ill. -- For the second straight night, the Vincennes University Volleyball team came up with a third-set rally. After dropping the first two sets Friday night, the Trailblazers rallied for a win in the third for a thrilling five-set win over Lake Land, 9-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-11, 15-6. The win moves VU to 16-8 on the season and 7-0 against NJCAA DI opponents. “We grew up a...

  VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Cross Country team travels to Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. Saturday morning for its third meet of the season. First-year Trailblazers coach Randy Heisler, who has coached in the Division I ranks for 30 years prior to VU, is hoping his young team can be more competitive. “We have not experienced a lot of success...

  VINCENNES, Ind. -- Kloie McGrew served up three consecutive aces to help the Vincennes University Women’s Volleyball team rally in the third set and complete a sweep over visiting Kaskaskia College Thursday night, 25-21, 25-23, 26-24. Trailing 24-22, in the third, Ryleigh Fidler put away a kill to set up McGrew’s heroics. “I don’t think I have ever seen it...

By TRAVIS DAVID MARION, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Mens’ Golf team finished fourth in the District IV Preview tournament at Kokopelli Golf Club earlier in the week. The tournament was shortened from 54 holes down to 36 due to inclement weather. The Trailblazers shot a 633 which was just one stroke behind Rend Lake for third. Eastern Florida...

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. -- A weekend full of nationally ranked competition proved beneficial for the Vincennes University Womens' volleyball team. The Lady Trailblazers returned to winning ways Tuesday night with a 25-14, 23-25, 25-20, 25-17 road win over Wabash Valley. With the win, VU improves to 14-8 overall and 5-0 against NJCAA Division I Region 24 foes. The...


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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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.

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