VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team holds strong at No. 8 in the newest NJCAA Division I rankings released Feb.10. In the past week, the Trailblazers have secured two road wins, 65-57 against Lincoln Trail College, and 73-50 against Southeastern Illinois. VU received 304 points in the new rankings, up from 279 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida...
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HARRISBURG, Ill. – No. 8 Vincennes University (22-3) men’s basketball team defeated Southeastern Illinois (5-19) Saturday evening 73-50. The Trailblazers led 39-24 at halftime and only allowed one Southeastern player to score double digits. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) put up 13 points. Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario,...
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...
Vinncennes, Ind. - Unfortunately, due to weather, the baseball series scheduled for Sunday-Monday (Feb. 9-10) against Cleveland state has been cancelled
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University bowling program has received two exciting commitments for the 20-21 season. We are thrilled to announce that both Riley Russell (Marion High School, Marion, Ind.) and Dylan Mollo (Centerville High School, Centerville, Ind.) have committed to bowl for the Trailblazers after they graduate from high school. VU Bowling Coach Jesse Gibson...
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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