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...
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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...
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.
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...
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...
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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