VINCENNES, Ind. - The third-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team had six double-figure scorers, led by 19 points from Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.), and throttled Southeastern Illinois, 112-69, in a Region 24 basketball game Saturday at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers (11-1, 4-0 Region 24) broke away from an 11-11 tie with a game-breaking 27-6 over seven minutes that...
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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team had strong starts to each half and bounced Southeastern Illinois, 85-45, in a Region 24 game Saturday at the P.E. Complex. Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) led three Lady Trailblazers (10-3, 4-0 Region 24) in double figures with 26 points. VU built a 31-9 lead early in the second quarter, only to see...
VINCENNES, Ind.- The Vincennes University’s women’s basketball team turned an expected Region 24 showdown with No. 11 Wabash Valley into a rout on Wednesday, as the Trailblazers pulled away to an easy, 90-72, victory. Although Wabash Valley was ahead by as many as seven points early in the game, the Lady Blazers were on top at all three quarter stops, 24-18, 39-27 and 66-57 at the...
VINCENNES, Ind. — The No. 3 Vincennes University men’s basketball team led Wabash Valley for the final 36 minutes Wednesday night, but it was all the defending NJCAA Division 1 national champions could do to hold on for a 72-69 victory at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers (10-1 overall, 3-0 District 24) led by as many as 12 points in the first half and 11 in the second, but the...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is hosting a toy drive to help brighten the holidays for children in Knox County. The team is collecting new toys for the Salvation Army during home games on Dec. 4, 7, 11 and 17 at the P.E. Complex. Donations will be distributed to children in Knox County. The No. 3 Trailblazers play four games at home in December....
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.
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