Vincennes, IN – Sophomore stand-out Jordan Downs had another exceptional weekend for the Trailblazers in their home opener for the outdoor track and field season at the Bill Smith Challenge. Downs won the long jump, won the triple jump, and won the pole vault with a vault of 16’4”, breaking a Vincennes University record that had stood for 26 years! Both Track and Field teams had very...
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Some changes have been for the Bill Smith Challenge set to be hosted by Vincennes University on Saturday, March 25tth, starting at 11 a.m. For full meet updates, see the attached updated meet schedule, and the heat sheets below! Go Trailblazers! Heat Sheets Updated Meet Schedule
Hutchinson, KS – The #7 seed Vincennes University Trailblazers fell to #2 seeded South Plains this afternoon in the Elite 8 of the NJCAA National Tournament 69-67, despite 21 points from Freshman Isaiah Tisdale, and 3 Blazers in double-figures. The game was tight from the opening minutes. Isaiah Tisdale buried a jumper to score the game’s first points, and to give VU a 2-0 lead. The...
The Vincennes University Track and Field teams will be hosting the Bill Smith Challenge this Saturday, March 25 th , beginning at 11:00 a.m. Participating teams will include Franklin College, Lincoln College, University of Southern Indiana, University of Evansville, & IU Run Club. The teams will compete at the track, which sits at the intersection of Red Skelton...
Hutchinson, KS – The #7 seed Vincennes University Trailblazers would stage-off a late, furious comeback by the Jets of Northern Oklahoma to advance to the Elite 8 round of the NJCAA National Tournament by a score of 82-76; thanks, in-part to a big double-double by Sophomore Chirs Darrington. The Trailblazers got off to a hot start against the Jets of Northern Oklahoma Enid. Tisdale...
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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