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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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Former Vincennes University Men's Basketball player Romaro Gill (St. Thomas, Jamaica) has added to his collection of 2020 accolades by securing the BIG EAST Men's Basketball Sport Excellence award. Gill was also named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year as well as the Most Improved Player. Before joining Seton Hall Romaro Gill played for the Vincennes ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team received the commitment of Brevin Jefferson (Indianapolis, Ind.) on Monday, May 4th. Jefferson announced his decision via Twitter saying “First off, I would like to thank my parents for investing so much time and effort in my journey to get here. I want to thank my brothers for pushing me and believing in me when no one...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has received the commitment of JJ Ramey (London, Ken.) as a transfer from the University of Pikeville. Ramey took to twitter to announce his decision Thursday afternoon saying “After long considerations and talks with my family, I’m super excited to say I will be committing to the top JUCO program in the country in...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University women’s basketball forward Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) has been selected by the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee as a third team All-American. Through the past season, fans of Vincennes University basketball have grown used to Fess Hawkins putting up monster numbers each game, and many grew expectant of a double-double almost...

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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. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has received the commitment of three players set to join the team for the 20-21 season. 6’4 SG Brandon Muntu (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) made his commitment to Vincennes University known this past week. Muntu is a strong three-point shooting lefty that played this past season for Dohn Prep in Cincinnati, Ohio where he...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University women’s basketball player Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) has made the shortlist for the 2020 World Exposure NJCAA Div. I Sophomore of the Year Award. Fifteen made the final shortlist and Hawkins was one of only four forwards selected in the list. Sophomore Hawkins impressed all during her 2020 season, leaving it as a surprise to no one when she...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has received a signature of commitment from point guard Taaj Davis (Aurora, Ill.) to join the team starting in the 20-21 season. The 6-foot-1 point guard currently attends Aurora Christian High School where he has been named first team all-state.  Stats  Aurora Christian managed to go 25-6 in this past season. Davis...

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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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INA, Ill. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team fought a tough fight on Friday night against No. 8 ranked John A. Logan, losing 78-67. No. 9 VU (28-5) got off to a slow start, allowing John A. Logan to build a 26-12 lead in the first half. The Blazers fought back and brought the score to an even 38-38 at half time. The second half started with both teams going shot for shot,...

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INA, Ill. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team battled it out to the end on Thursday night in the semifinal of the Midwest District Tournament against Rend Lake, losing 86-82. VU (27-5) started off the night as has become custom, with the full court press. This plan quickly changed as the Blazers had five fouls within the first four minutes of play. By the fifth minute,...

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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 women’s basketball team heads into the NJCAA Division I Midwest District Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The Blazers were tied for the top seed, having traded 1-1 during the regular season with Wabash Valley, and the seeding for top spot came down to a coin flip. The tournament starts March 3 and runs through March 6. VU takes a 26-4 overall...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 12 Vincennes University men’s basketball team begins its pursuit of an eighth consecutive trip to the national tournament in hopes of defending the national championship with a NJCAA Division I Central District Tournament quarterfinal game on March 2. The Trailblazers (26-4) finished the regular season as the No. 12 ranked team in the NJCAA Division I...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The No. 12 Vincennes University men’s basketball team has closed the books on the regular season after a 78-48 victory over Southwestern Illinois College on Wednesday night at the P.E. Complex. This brings VU’s record to 26-4. The Blazers looked to be caught in a tough battle with against SWIC in the first half, with the score staying within three points for the ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has climbed to No.12 from No.14 in the latest NJCAA DI rankings released on February 24. This new ranking comes after the Blazers two comfortable road wins last week, against Lake Land 100-59, and Shawnee 82-44. VU received 221 points in the new rankings, up from 185 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida SouthWestern...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has announced its 2020 Hall of Fame class and included among the honorees is Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Coach Harry Meeks. Meeks has been with VU for 29 years and is the most successful coach in the program’s history. He will be inducted at the NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star weekend July 23-25 in...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has fallen to No.14 in the newest NJCAA Div. I rankings released Feb.17. This new ranking comes after the Trailblazers 72-70 loss to Olney Central on Wednesday night. VU received 185 points in the new rankings, up from 304 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida SouthWestern State (397), Pearl River (381), Ranger (356),...

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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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