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...
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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...
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 ...
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...
VINCENNES, Ind. - The third-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team had six double-figure scorers, led by 19 points from Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.), and throttled Southeastern Illinois, 112-69, in a Region 24 basketball game Saturday at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers (11-1, 4-0 Region 24) broke away from an 11-11 tie with a game-breaking 27-6 over seven minutes that...
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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