Ina, IL – The #23 nationally ranked VU Lady Trailblazers downed Rend Lake tonight 88-to-65 to improve to 20-and-4 on the year thanks impart to a pair of 20 point performances from sophomore Laurhen Pickett and freshman Ladellia Maggett. The Lady Blazers used a balanced scoring attack in the first to gain an early advantage over Region B opponent Rend Lake. All 5 starters for VU would...
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The #8 nationally ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team steam-rolled the Blue Devils of Kaskaskia 82-to-49 tonight to remain a perfect 14-and-0 at the VU P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers victory was highlighted by a balanced scoring attack in which 4 Blazers scored in double-figures, and Assistant Coach Brian Davis got the coaching W as head coach Todd Franklin was serving his...
The VU Lady Trailblazers basketball squad moved to 10-and-1 in District B play, and 19-and-4 overall on the season with tonight’s win over the Kaskaskia Blue Angels at home. The win was highlighted by 4 Blazers in double-figures scoring, and sophomore Laurhen Pickett’s 3 rd consecutive 20-point outing. The game got off to a slow start for both teams, as neither team would score...
LaGrange, Georgia – The Vincennes University Baseball team won a high-scoring contest over the Golden Knights of West Georgia Tech 8-to-5, in beautiful LaGrange, Georgia this afternoon. The game started off as pitcher’s duel, as both teams were scoreless through two innings until Vincennes would explode for 3 runs in the top of the 3 rd to take a 3-to-0 lead. The Golden Knights...
The #8 nationally ranked Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team won their 21 st game of the season tonight in what was an absolute dunk fest at the VU P.E. Complex, and maintained their place atop the District 16 standings. Shawnee would strike first to start the game with a quick 2-point jumper. The lead would change hands twice in the first couple minutes as Shawnee jumped...
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.
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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