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...
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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...
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...
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...
Allendale, Mich. – Vincennes University freshman Matteo Capello (Turin, Italy) continued his record-breaking streak by besting his own NJCAA national pole vault record with a performance of 17 feet 5.75 inches (5.33 meters). He also broke the VU school record and now holds 5 of the top 9 pole vault marks in NJCAA history. Not to be outdone, the rest of the VU squad turned in...
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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