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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 9-ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers opened up the 2021 season at home against Dohn Prep of Cincinnati and came away with the 83-66 win. This marks the first regular-season or postseason game the Blazers have played in over 10 months and early on the rust factor showed. VU had to battle early with Dohn Prep, with the Blazers falling behind by as much as six...

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VINCENNES, ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team looks almost completely different from a year ago after losing 11 players, including six players who signed with NCAA Division I programs. Vincennes looked to shake off some of the rust of not playing against an actual opponent in over 10 months by hosting Aim High Prep for a scrimmage Jan. 13. The scrimmage was played as a...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The 2021 spring sports season inside the P.E. Complex at Vincennes University will look a little different this year as Vincennes University announces that all indoor games (basketball and volleyball) will be played without fans. The decision is consistent with VU’s ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of students, coaches, staff, spectators and the ...

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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 entertaining...

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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 at...

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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...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – No. 8 Vincennes University men’s basketball team suffered a 2-point loss to Olney Central on Wednesday night 70-72.

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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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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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  VINCENNES, Ind. — The fifth-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team has made defense its calling card, and the Trailblazers came through in that fashion again with an 85-51 Region 24 win over Kaskaskia at the P.E. Complex on Wednesday. The Trailblazers entered the game allowing just 60.3 points per game — third-best in NJCAA Division I. The Blue Devils are the ninth team ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University has moved up in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings to No. 5. VU was ranked ninth last week. The Trailblazers received 319 points to climb four spots in the poll released on Jan. 21. Top-ranked Ranger earned 395 points and 12 first-place votes. No. 2 Florida SouthWestern State received three first-place votes and 385 points. Pearl River...

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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. — On a night when Vincennes University basketball legend Shawn Marion was honored in front of a packed P.E. Complex, the ninth-ranked Trailblazers treated the crowd to a 70-64 thrilling win over Lake Land on Wednesday. The atmosphere was electric as fans filled the stands to welcome the NBA champion and four-time NBA all-star home to VU. He was honored with a special...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University fell from No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings. The Trailblazers are No. 9 in the rankings released on Jan. 13. VU received 278 points after losing to host Olney Central College on Jan. 8. The Blazers (15-2) bounced back with a win on Jan. 11 against Shawnee. Ranger (Texas) regained the No. 1 spot from VU and received 10 of the 16...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The top-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team collected the program’s 1,800th all-time win Saturday, defeating Shawnee for an 80-53 Region 24 victory at the P.E. Complex. Only Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College has more all-time wins than the Trailblazers. VU earned the milestone victory with a dominant performance. The Trailblazers scored the game’s first...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University is honoring one of the Trailblazers’ greatest basketball players Shawn Marion on Jan. 15 at the P.E. Complex. The four-time NBA all-star and NBA champion will be recognized during a special ceremony at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Lake Land. Tip-off is 7 p.m. ET. Admission to basketball games is free for all VU students with a VU ...

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OLNEY, Ill. -  The top-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team fell 88-67 to Olney Central on Wednesday after the Knights pulled away in the second half. The loss ended the Trailblazers’ nine-game win streak. VU, No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I rankings, currently has a 14-2 overall record. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Chuka Mekkam (Portland, Ore.) hit five 3-pointers and ...

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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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