In the second game of a double-header Saturday night at the VU P.E. Complex, the #19 ranked VU Trailblazer Men’s Basketball team won an exciting 86-85 overtime thriller over district opponent Lincoln Trail College behind a 40-point performance from sophomore Chris Darrington. Right from the tip-off, it was evident, this game would be worth the price of admission for Trailblazer and...
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In their last game of a five-game home stand, the Lady Trailblazers of Vincennes would use a big 3 rd quarter to race past district foe Lincoln Trail College to a 69-40 Victory, and move to 14-and-3 on the season at the VU P.E. Complex Saturday Night. The Lady blazers got off to a good start as the dynamic duo of sophomores Laurhen Pickett and Jeanier Olukemi proved to be a...
The #19 nationally ranked Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team picked up their 15 th win of the season with an 86-75 victory over district opponent Olney Central Wednesday night at the VU P.E. Complex thanks to Sophomore Chris Darrington’s 15 th game of the season scoring in double-figures. VU came out of the gate clicking on all cylinders as in the game’s first...
Wednesday night The VU Lady Trailblazer basketball team was able to build off their big weekend victory over Moberly Area with a stout, 77-52 win over District opponent Olney Central. They were fueled by a pair of 20 point performances from Sophomores Jeanier Olukemi & Laurhen Pickett. The Lady Blazers got off to a hot start to the game. Sophomore Kayla Mallett scored an easy...
Godfrey, IL – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team opened up district play with a 94-74 road win at Lewis & Clark Community College Saturday evening to move to an impressive 14-and-1 on the season. The Trailblazers jumped out to an early lead against Lewis Clark by sharing the ball, evenly distributing shots, and some big shots from three-point range from a pair of...
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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