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HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is in the Final Four for the second straight season. The third-seeded Trailblazers won 72-60 against sixth-seeded Odessa (Texas) in a NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship quarterfinal on Thursday at Hutchinson Sports Arena. In addition to celebrating a big win against Odessa, the Trailblazers celebrated a couple...

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The comment “let’s finish this” could be heard repeatedly from those sitting on the Vincennes University team bench during the closing minutes of the Trailblazers’ second-round game against Moberly Area in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Wednesday. The third-seeded Trailblazers got the job done. Their solid finish produced an 81-74 victory over...

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The 2019 NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship is March 18-23 in Hutchinson, Kansas. The third-seeded Trailblazers open with a second-round game tonight at 7:00 p.m. EDT. They will play No. 14 seed Moberly Area. VU Trailblazer NJCAA Division 1 National Tournament Schedule: WED 3/20 - 7:00 p.m. EDT / 6:00 p.m. CT · VU vs. Moberly Area  THU 3/21 - 9:00 p.m. EDT / 8:00 p.m. CT ·...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University men’s basketball team labored through a strenuous week of intensive training to sharpen its competitive edge heading into the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship March 18-23 in Hutchinson, Kansas. “Some years you go into the tournament and you’re just trying to maintain and make sure everybody is healthy,” VU Men’s Basketball Coach...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team will enter the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship as the No. 3 seed. VU is making its seventh straight trip to the national tournament March 18-23 in Hutchinson, Kansas at Hutchinson Sports Arena. The Trailblazers hold the record for the longest streak of consecutive national tournament appearances in the...

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INA, Ill. – It took the nation’s best team to dash the Vincennes University women’s basketball team’s hope of winning the NJCAA Division I District P Tournament championship game on Friday. The Lady ‘Blazers and Wabash Valley, No. 1 in the Division I national poll and undefeated, were locked in a tight game for three quarters at Rend Lake College. The Warriors pulled away in the fourth...

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INA, Ill.  – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team advanced to its second straight NJCAA Division I District P Tournament championship game with a thrilling 66-65 victory over Southeastern Illinois on Thursday night. A win in the next game will earn the Trailblazers a trip to the national tournament. The District P championship game features VU and Wabash Valley, the ...

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INA, Ill. – The second-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team fell 78-76 to Kaskaskia in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division I District 16 Tournament on Wednesday night, but the Trailblazers almost certainly will earn an at-large bid to the national tournament. A season of excellence can’t be wiped out with one upset loss at the buzzer. Eight at-large bids and 16 automatic...

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INA, Ill. – The second-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team opened the postseason with a bang, winning 87-58 over Shawnee in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division I District 16 Tournament on Tuesday. Sophomore Keith Clemons scored a game-high 20 points for the top-seeded Trailblazers at Rend Lake College. Sophomore Lony Francis Jr. added 19 points and a team-high eight...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I national rankings, is the top seed heading into the District 16 Tournament and has a 29-1 overall record. And the Trailblazers are still capable of kicking into another gear says VU Coach Todd Franklin. “I think we have another gear we can get to,” he said. “We have got the job done, but...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team heads into the NJCAA Division I District P Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The tournament starts March 5 and runs through March 8. VU takes a 21-7 overall record into its first-round game against No. 7 seed Southwestern Illinois inside the P.E. Complex at 7 p.m. EST. First-round contests will be played on the court of the...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 2 Vincennes University men’s basketball team begins its pursuit of a seventh consecutive trip to the national tournament with a NJCAA Division I District 16 Tournament quarterfinal game on March 5. The Trailblazers (29-1) finished the regular season as the second-ranked team in the NJCAA Division I national poll and the District 16 regular-season champion. VU...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team will play a first-round NJCAA Division I District P Championship tournament game on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. inside the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers' opponent has yet to be determined. The other tournament rounds will be played at Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois. The semifinals are on March 7. The championship game...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team kept the No. 2 ranking for the fifth straight week in the national poll released Tuesday. VU received 385 points and one first-place vote. The Trailblazers owned a 27-1 overall record and a 17-1 District 16 record prior to Tuesday night’s game against Shawnee in Ullin, Illinois. VU claimed the District 16 regular season...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team captured the District 16 regular season championship Saturday night inside the P.E. Complex. The No. 2 ranked Trailblazers defeated Southwestern Illinois 98-78 to improve to 27-1 overall and 17-1 in league play.  VU has won or shared seven District 16 regular season titles. “It was nice to wrap up the No. 1 seed but...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team crossed off one of its season goals on Saturday night. The Lady 'Blazers cruised to an 84-43 win over Southwestern Illinois, inside the P.E. Complex, to notch their 20th win of the season. “Getting to at least 20 wins is always one of the goals every year,” VU Coach Harry Meeks said. “If you can get to 20 wins, odds...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is No. 2 in the latest NJCAA Division I national poll, occupying that spot for the fourth consecutive week. The Trailblazers received 385 points and one first-place vote in the poll released Wednesday. VU took a 25-1 overall record and 10-game win streak in to Wednesday’s home game against Lewis and Clark. The Trailblazers...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Athletic Department with the help of Housing and Residential Life is raising awareness and funds to support breast cancer research on Wednesday, Feb. 20, by participating in the annual Play4Kay Initiative. Play4Kay generates funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Since 2013, VU’s Athletic Department has raised nearly $21,000 to help support ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University men’s basketball team scored the first 11 points Wednesday night and never looked back against District 16 foe Lincoln Trail. The No. 2 Trailblazers raced out to a 50-26 halftime lead en route to an 88-64 romp. With the win, VU improves to 24-1 overall and have won nine straight games. Six different Trailblazers scored in double figures...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- Fess Hawkins scored 10 straight points at the end of the first quarter to help the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team to a 22-13 over District P foe Lincoln Trail Wednesday night. Hawkins tallied a career-high 27 points to go along with 17 rebounds as the Trailblazers cruised to an 83-62 win inside the P.E. Complex. “Fess did a great job tonight, that...

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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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