VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University men’s basketball team raised the 2019 NJCAA Division 1 championship banner to the rafters in the Physical Education Complex, then picked up right where it left off in the spring with a convincing 70-50 season-opening win over Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis) in the 58th annual Kiwanis Classic on Friday. The Trailblazers,...
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Charleston, IL . - The Vincennes University cross country teams swept the NJCAA Region 24 team titles on Friday, Oct. 25. This was the 4th Region title in a row for the men's team, and the women's first region title since 2017. VU Men’s Performers The VU men were earned the first four places in the 8K race. Sophomore Milan Todorovic (Belgrade, Serbia) was the...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Defending national champion Vincennes University will kick off the men’s basketball season on Nov. 1 in the P.E. Complex by unveiling the NJCAA Division I national championship banner and recognizing VU Coach Todd Franklin’s 600 career wins. VU’s opponent for the season-opening game is Southwest Tennessee at 7 p.m. EDT. Admission is free for fans who wear VU...
VINCENNES, Ind. – How do Vincennes University’s defending NJCAA Division I men’s basketball champions move forward into a new season? According to ninth-year Vincennes University coach Todd Franklin, who welcomes a host of players back from a team that finished 36-2 and decked Ranger, Texas, 87-77 in the national title game in March, a key is to take pride in it, and carry on. ...
VINCENNES, Ind. - Three double-figure scorers return for a Vincennes University women’s basketball team that finished with a sparkling 23-8 mark last season, but it’s a lack of depth that’s giving veteran coach Harry Meeks the most concern as a new season approaches. Sophomores Fess Hawkins (Bartonville, Ala.), Jaynice Stovall (Covington, Ky.) and Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.)...
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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