VINCENNES, Ind. – The NJCAA made the decision on March 12 to postpone national championship events, including the NJCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament that Vincennes University was scheduled to compete in, due to recent developments regarding the coronavirus. The Division I men’s tournament was originally scheduled for March 16-21 in Hutchinson Sports Arena in Hutchinson,...
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INA, Ill. - The No. 9 Vincennes University men’s basketball team fought through a tough game against Southwestern Illinois on Wednesday night to win 79-63 and advance to the NJCAA Division I Central District Tournament championship. This brings VU to 28-4 and nets Coach Todd Franklin his 300th win as head coach of Vincennes University. Wednesday night’s game got off to an...
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Athletic Department is hosting its 8th annual Play4Kay event during the Trailblazer women’s and men’s basketball games on Feb. 26 against Southwestern Illinois. Play4Kay raises funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach...
MATTOON, Ill. – The No. 14 Vincennes University men’s basketball team won over the Lake Land Lakers Wednesday night 100-59, bringing the VU record to 23-4. The Blazers got off to a confident start on the night, outscoring Lake Land 56-35 in the first half. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) had a career-high 34 points with...
VINCENNES, Ind. – No. 8 Vincennes University men’s basketball team suffered a 2-point loss to Olney Central on Wednesday night 70-72.
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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