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CARTERVILLE, Ill. – Vincennes University’s volleyball team held leads in all three sets, but No. 11 Iowa Western managed to get by the Trailblazers 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division I Midwest A District Championship on Nov. 9 at Carterville High School. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) recorded eight kills and eight digs....

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The first NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball regular-season poll was released Nov. 11 and Vincennes University maintained its No. 1 spot. The Trailblazers were also ranked first in the preseason poll. VU received 13 of 15 first-place votes and 396 points in the regular-season rankings. The Blazers are off to a 5-0 start. Ranger, which VU beat in the title game of the 2019...

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VINCENNES, Ind. — Freshman Christian Wells made the most of his first career start in the P.E. Complex Saturday night, pacing four players in double figures as the top-rated Vincennes University Trailblazers won for the fifth time without a loss, 66-47, over Columbia State Community College (Tennessee), to conclude the 30th annual Sodexo Classic. Wells (Muncie, Ind.) scored 10 of his...

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VINCENNES, Ind. — Sophomore Chinedu Okanu posted a double-double to lead five players in double figures as the top-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team opened play in the 30th annual Sodexo Classic with an 83-62 win over Kankakee Community College at the P.E. Complex on Friday. Okanu (Gary, Ind.) hit 10 of 16 shots from the floor and scored a game-high 22 points, as the...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball team will play in the NJCAA Division I Midwest A District Championship tournament on Nov. 9 in Carterville, Illinois. The Trailblazers (23-19) will play Iowa Western (26-9) in a semifinal at noon EST at Carterville High School, 1415 W. Grand Ave. Iowa Western was ranked 11th in the final NJCAA Division I regular-season poll. The...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University bowling program has undergone extensive changes flowing into the 2019-2020 season. From mental game classes to upgraded workout regiments and on-lane practices, the team has continued to improve the process that has given the program so much success. Cardinal Classic The kickoff to the Trailblazers season began Sept. 28 in Muncie, ...

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –  The Vincennes University men’s and women’s cross country teams are both nationally ranked and coming off NJCAA Region 24 team titles heading into the NJCAA Division I national championships. VU is No. 16 in the men’s poll, while the Lady Blazers are No. 25 in the women’s rankings. The NJCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Championship is Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET at the...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Sophomores Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario) and Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) combined for 41 points and 23 rebounds as the Vincennes University men’s basketball team, ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA poll, outlasted Danville Area, 81-73, at the P.E. Complex on Monday. The win was the third in four days for the Trailblazers (3-0), who last Friday and Saturday claimed the Kiwanis...

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SEDALIA, Mo. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team kicked off the 2019-20 season at the State Fair Tournament. The Trailblazers opened with a 79-66 win against State Fair on Friday, but fell 61-43 to Kirkwood on Saturday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.) poured in a team-high 23 points against State Fair. Redshirt sophomore Jaynice...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Colton Sandage (Bloomington, Ill.) scored a career-high 24 points, and the No. 1-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team completed a 2-0 Kiwanis Classic weekend with a 78-58 victory over 19th-ranked Harcum, Pa. on Saturday. Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario), with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) with 10 points and 13 rebounds, provided ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University men’s basketball team raised the 2019 NJCAA Division 1 championship banner to the rafters in the Physical Education Complex, then picked up right where it left off in the spring with a convincing 70-50 season-opening win over Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis) in the 58th annual Kiwanis Classic on Friday. The Trailblazers, ranked...

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Charleston, IL. - The Vincennes University cross country teams swept the NJCAA Region 24 team titles on Friday, Oct. 25.  This was the 4th Region title in a row for the men's team, and the women's first region title since 2017.  VU Men’s Performers  The VU men were earned the first four places in the 8K race. Sophomore Milan Todorovic (Belgrade, Serbia) was the men's...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Defending national champion Vincennes University will kick off the men’s basketball season on Nov. 1 in the P.E. Complex by unveiling the NJCAA Division I national championship banner and recognizing VU Coach Todd Franklin’s 600 career wins. VU’s opponent for the season-opening game is Southwest Tennessee at 7 p.m. EDT. Admission is free for fans who wear VU apparel....

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  VINCENNES, Ind. – How do Vincennes University’s defending NJCAA Division I men’s basketball champions move forward into a new season? According to ninth-year Vincennes University coach Todd Franklin, who welcomes a host of players back from a team that finished 36-2 and decked Ranger, Texas, 87-77 in the national title game in March, a key is to take pride in it, and carry on. “We...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Three double-figure scorers return for a Vincennes University women’s basketball team that finished with a sparkling 23-8 mark last season, but it’s a lack of depth that’s giving veteran coach Harry Meeks the most concern as a new season approaches. Sophomores Fess Hawkins (Bartonville, Ala.), Jaynice Stovall (Covington, Ky.) and Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.) are...

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  CENTRALIA, Ill. - The Vincennes University volleyball rallied after dropping the first two sets to defeat host Kaskaskia, 22-25, 24-26, 25-9, 25-20, 15-8 and win its 10th consecutive match on Tuesday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) contributed a career-high 23 kills, while adding eight digs. Sophomore Grace Doane (Vincennes, Ind.) added a dozen kills....

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GODFREY, Ill. – The Vincennes University men’s golf team concluded its fall season by placing fourth out of five teams in the Mid-West Athletic Conference Tournament at Lockhaven Golf Club on Oct. 12. VU Performers 7. Sophomore Matt Jordan (Franklin, Ind.) 79-79 — 158 (+14) 10. Freshman Bryce Kirchner (North Vernon, Ind.) 81-80 — 161 (+17) 16. Freshman Noah Crays...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. - Nine Vincennes University sophomore volleyball players went out winners as the Trailblazers took out visiting Lake Land and Frontier on Sophomore Day at the P.E. Complex on Oct. 19. VU improved to 11-1 in the month of October and 21-13 overall by going the distance against Lake Land, 25-16, 18-25, 25-22, 18-25, 18-16 and rolling past Frontier, 25-17, 25-21, 25-21. ...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. — The Vincennes University men’s basketball team will begin the 2019-2020 season where it finished in 2018-2019 — as the top team in the land. The defending national champion Trailblazers were voted to the No. 1 spot in the NJCAA Division I preseason poll, which was released on Oct. 21. Last season, the Trailblazers downed Ranger College (Texas), 87-77, in the...

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ROBINSON, Ill. - The Vincennes University volleyball team handled host Lincoln Trail College in four games, 25-23, 25-11, 25-27, 25-19 on Tuesday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Illinois) had a big night at the net for the Trailblazers with a team-high 12 kills, while sophomore Grace Doane (Vincennes, Indiana) contributed 10. Freshman Savannah Grimes ...

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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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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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