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OLNEY, Ill. – The VU women’s basketball team has been busy lately, winning their third game in just five days Monday night against the Blue Knights of Olney Central, 70-62. Vincennes got off to a hot start, jumping out to a quick 8-1 advantage. The seven-point margin would hold for most of the game as the two teams traded baskets back-and-forth. The Lady Blazers would take a 31-23 lead into...

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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. – Vincennes University’s Women’s basketball program has a history of finding talent locally and this tradition continues with the signing of Kylee Shelton from nearby Bloomfield High School. “I knew about Kylee from watching the scores of games and hearing people talk about this girl up at Bloomfield,” Hall of Fame Women’s Basketball coach Harry Meeks said. “I think...

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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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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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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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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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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team fought a high-tempo battle against the Rend Lake Warriors on Saturday night, winning 110-79 at the P.E. Complex. The game started off with VU’s now standard high pressing play style, with Rend Lake unable to find an answer in the first quarter. The Blazers outscored Rend Lake 30-9 in the first. By the second quarter, it...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team defeated Olney Central 87-73 Wednesday night. The Trailblazers started out the night slower than what they’re used to, leading only 41-28 at halftime. By this point in the game, sophomore Fess Hawkins had already managed to post a double-double with 12 rebounds and 13 points. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess...

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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. – Vincennes University women’s basketball defeated Lincoln Trail College (13-6) Wednesday night 88-68. The district match-up started close with a first half score margin of only 6 points with The Blazers leading 46-40. VU is currently sitting in first place in the district with a now 21-4 record. VU Statistical Leaders Freshman Amani Brown (Terre Haute, Ind.) led the...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 24 Vincennes University women’s basketball team defeated visiting John A. Logan 100-50 Saturday night at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers started the game off strong outscoring the Volunteers 31-9 in the first quarter of play. This was an important win for VU coming off of its 83-78 loss to No. 15 Wabash Valley on Wednesday night. VU Statistical Leaders...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. – The No. 24 Vincennes University women’s basketball team saw the close of its 16-game winning streak against No. 15 Wabash Valley College. The Blazers lost Wednesday night's road game to Wabash Valley in a close 83-78 battle. This brings VU's record to 19-4. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) put up an impressive double-double with...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University has entered the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Rankings at No.24. VU was previously unranked. The Trailblazers received 14 points to enter the poll released on Jan. 27. This new ranking comes off the back of an 115-45 win over Kaskaskia Wednesday, as well as an 87-51 victory over Southwestern Illinois on Saturday. This brought the Trailblazers...

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won its 16th straight game with an 87-51 victory over Southwestern Illinois Saturday. The Trailblazers have upped their overall record to 19-3. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) posted a double-double with 24 points and 20 rebounds. She also had four blocks. Sophomore Jhala Henry...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. — The Vincennes University women’s basketball team ran its winning streak to 15 games at the P.E. Complex with an easy, 118-45 win over Kaskaskia on Wednesday. The Trailblazers (18-3, 9-0 Region 24) used a 13-0 run in the second period to build a 48-16 lead at halftime. A 19-0 spree in the final period helped the Lady Blazers to continue to pull away. The 73-point ...

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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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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 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 points. She...

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OLNEY, Ill. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team defeated Olney Central College 90-63 on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to 13 games. The Trailblazers upped their overall record to 16-3. VU hasn’t lost a game since Nov. 15, 2019 when it fell to Moberly Area 76-71. VU Statistical Leaders All five starters scored in double figures against Olney Central. Sophomore...

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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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