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Following a pair of runner-up finishes at the Region 24 meet on Oct. 31, the Vincennes University Cross Country teams have quickly shifted their focus to the NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Fort Dodge, IA. The No. 10-ranked VU women’s cross country team will again look to have a strong showing out of the top two finishers in Region 24, Meagan Moreno and Kyra Young....

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 11 Vincennes University men’s basketball team defeated No. 14 John A. Logan 81-67 Saturday night at the P.E. Complex. This win ties the district at the top with VU and John A. Logan both now 11-2 in the district. John A. Logan was on a 13-game winning streak heading in to the game.  The game started off incredibly close with the first half coming to a close...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. – The No. 11 Vincennes University men’s basketball team faced off on Wednesday night against Wabash Valley College. This game came on the back of the Blazers’ loss to Southwestern Illinois on Jan. 25. VU was quick to set the record straight and bounced back against WVC by winning 86-50 on the road. VU Statistical Leaders All of The Blazers’ starters scored in double...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. – The No. 24 Vincennes University women’s basketball team saw the close of its 16-game winning streak against No. 15 Wabash Valley College. The Blazers lost Wednesday night's road game to Wabash Valley in a close 83-78 battle. This brings VU's record to 19-4. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) put up an impressive double-double with...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University dropped six positions in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings. The Trailblazers are No. 11 in the rankings released on Jan. 27. VU received 246 points after defeating Kaskaskia at home 85-51 on Jan. 22 and losing to host Southwestern Illinois 64-68 on Jan. 25. The top 10 teams are: Ranger (394 points), Florida SouthWestern State (385),...

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The fifth-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team suffered a close loss to Southwestern Illinois on Saturday, falling 68-64. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Craig Porter (Terre Haute, Ind.) scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished seven assists. He also blocked two shots and had a steal. Sophomore Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) finished with 15...

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GODFREY, Ill. -  The ninth-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team won 86-50 over Lewis and Clark on Saturday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Craig Porter (Terre Haute, Ind.) poured in 24 points, including four 3-pointers. He also tallied 10 rebounds, six assists, four blocks and one steal. Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) contributed 17 rebounds, 15...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to 14 with a 75-43 Region 24 victory over Shawnee on Saturday at the P.E. Complex. VU's defense limited the Saints to 24 percent shooting (13-55), and three field goals in the second half. VU Statistical Leaders Freshman Amani Brown (Terre Haute, Ind.) scored a career-high 24 points. She...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University is No. 1 again in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings. VU earned six first-place votes and 386 points in the poll released on Jan. 6. The Trailblazers (14-1) returned to the top spot they held in the first regular-season poll on Nov. 11. VU was also ranked No. 1 in the preseason. We’re mid-year now and it starts to have a little bit of...

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PARK HILLS, Mo. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won 102-28 over Malcolm X on Saturday and defeated Grand Rapids 97-49 on Sunday at the Mineral Area Classic. The Trailblazers have reeled off 11 consecutive victories on their way to a 14-3 overall record. Vincennes University 102, Malcolm X 28 VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Jaynice Stovall (Covington, Ky.) tallied 26...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Anna Johnsey (Westfield High School/Westfield, Ind.) will join the Vincennes University volleyball program for the 2020 season, head coach Gary Sien has announced. The 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter has signed with the Trailblazers. She recorded 198 kills, 77 blocks and a .316 hitting percentage in 32 matches for Westfield. The Shamrocks finished third in the...

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  INA, Ill. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won its ninth game in row with a dominant performance over Rend Lake, winning 98-73 on Saturday. With the victory, the Trailblazers are 12-3 overall and 6-0 in Region 24. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) recorded her 11th double-double this season. She had 18 rebounds and 12 points. She...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has added Grace Earp (Mattoon High School/Mattoon, Illinois) to the Trailblazers’ 2020 roster. Earp is a 5-8 defensive specialist and outside hitter. She was a Mattoon High School all-tournament pick in 2019 and was named to the all-Apollo Conference second team. Earp tallied 176 kills for a 41.81 percentage. She also...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has signed Allyson Kuhl (Newton Community High School/Newton, Illinois) to play for the Trailblazers in 2020. Kuhl, a 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter, helped Newton to a 28-9 overall record, an 8-0 Little Illini Conference record and a regional championship match. She played in every match and collected 120...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University jumped one spot to No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings released Dec. 9. The Trailblazers earned 377 points. They own a 11-1 record and are riding a six-game win streak. VU was ranked third the past two weeks. Undefeated Ranger captured No. 1 by unanimous vote with 16 first-place votes and received 400 points. The top five teams in...

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VINCENNES, Ind. — The No. 3 Vincennes University men’s basketball team led Wabash Valley for the final 36 minutes Wednesday night, but it was all the defending NJCAA Division 1 national champions could do to hold on for a 72-69 victory at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers (10-1 overall, 3-0 District 24) led by as many as 12 points in the first half and 11 in the second, but the victory...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University remained ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings released on Dec. 2. The Trailblazers (9-1) received 363 points.  They were also third in the Nov. 25 poll. Ranger and Hutchinson held on to the top two spots. No. 1 Ranger received 399 points and 15 first-place votes. Second-ranked Hutchinson earned 395 points and one...

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. - The third-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team rallied to a 69-65 win over John A. Logan on Tuesday. The Trailblazers were down five points with less than five minutes on the clock. Sophomores Colton Sandage (Bloomington, Ill.) and Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) scored nine of VU’s final 11 points with less than 3 ½ minutes remaining. Sandage’s...

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team posted its fifth straight win with a 99-84 victory over John A. Logan on Tuesday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) notched her seventh double-double this season. She totaled 25 points and 12 rebounds. Hawkins was 10-for-11 from the field. Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.)...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Men’s Basketball moved up three spots in the NJCAA Division I rankings, landing at No. 3 in the poll released on Nov. 25. The Trailblazers hold an 8-1 overall record. They received 352 points for third in the rankings. Ranger is No. 1 for the second straight week. It earned 15 first-place votes and 399 points. Hutchinson jumped from fourth to No. ...

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