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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 6-ranked Vincennes University Trailblazers hosted Region 4-favorite Triton College Wednesday night, in the second of three straight games against a tough northern Illinois region and came away with the 80-67 victory. The early stages of the game lived up to the hype of a battle of two heavyweight junior college teams who will likely both earn a trip to the National...

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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 Vincennes University men’s basketball team has received the commitment of DJ Brewton (Cincinatti, Ohio) to join the Blazers for the 20-21 season. The 6’3 guard spent the past year playing for NCAA Div. I school Alcorn State University where he registered five double digit scoring games and went on an impressive run late in the season. Prior to playing for Alcorn...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  Vincennes University, the reigning NJCAA Division I men’s basketball champion, is headed back to the national tournament. VU has received an at-large bid and a No. 10 seed in the 2019-2020 NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship March 16-21 in Hutchinson, Kan. This marks a record eight consecutive national tournament appearances for the Trailblazers. VU (28-5)...

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VINCENNES, lnd. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team finalized a perfect 14-0 home record in the quarterfinals of the Midwest District Tournament against Shawnee, winning in confident fashion 107-45 on Tuesday at the P.E. Complex. VU (27-4) started off the game hot, doubling Shawnees score in the first quarter 26-13, and didn’t ease up in the second quarter leaving it at...

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INA, Ill. -  The Vincennes University men’s basketball team walked through the quarterfinal of NJCAA D1 Men's Basketball Central District Championship against Lake Land College 83-63 on Monday at Rend Lake College. This brings No. 9 VU to 27-4 on the season. The Blazers allowed Lake Land the lead early on 2-0, but that was the only lead they held during the game. The game went in to...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has climbed to No.9 from No.12 in the final NJCAA DI rankings released on March 2. This new ranking comes after the Blazers final home game of the season, winning 78-48 against Southwestern Illinois. VU received 248 points in the new rankings, up from 221 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida SouthWestern State (397),...

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VINCENNES, lnd. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team secured a perfect 13-0 regular season home record after beating Southwestern Illinois 118-52 Wednesday night in the P.E. Complex. VU (26-4) looked to set the tone for the game early, starting all sophomores and going in to halftime with a score of 52-26. Sophomore guard Jhala Henry played through the entire first three...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University men’s basketball team started Monday hot against Lewis & Clark, outscoring the visiting team 51-28 in the first half and going on a 17-0 uncontested streak in the opening 5 minutes of play at the P.E. Complex. Play from VU (25-4) began to settle in the second half with the team scoring totals in the half equaling out at 42-42. VU won...

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ULLIN, Ill. – No. 14 Vincennes University men’s basketball traveled to Ullin, Ill to take on Shawnee Community College (13-14). The Blazers (24-4) won confidently on Saturday afternoon 82-44.

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ULLIN, Ill. - Vincennes University women’s basketball secured another away win 86-54 on Saturday afternoon against Shawnee Community College. This brings VU’s road record to 9-2 and overall record to 25-4. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) again manages a double-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Hawkins is NJCAA number one ranked in both...

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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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HARRISBURG, Ill. – The Vincennes University (21-4) women’s basketball team triumphed over Southeastern Illinois (8-16) Saturday afternoon 109-63. The Trailblazers looked to shut down the offense of Southeastern Illinois by starting the game only allowing nine points in the first quarter and a halftime score of 59-19 in favor of VU. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Jhala Henry...

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Robinson, Ill. – No. 8 Vincennes University men’s basketball team won a close battle against Lincoln Trail College Wednesday night (65-57). Lincoln Trail held Vincennes University to a 2-point lead at the end of the first half. Eventually turning that in to a 49-38 lead for LTC with only 10 minutes left in play. The Blazers rallied a 21-3 run over the next 7 ½ minutes to regain their...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University climbed three positions to No. 8 in this week’s NJCAA Div. I rankings released Feb. 3. This new ranking comes after a road win against Wabash Valley College and an impressive 81-67 win against district challengers and No. 15 ranked John A. Logan. VU received 279 points in the new rankings, up from 246 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida...

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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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