After suffering their first loss of the season to district rival John A. Logan over the weekend, the VU men’s basketball team returned to their winning ways with a 112-42 win at the P.E. Complex headlined by a perfect shooting night from Sophomore Chris Darrington & a career night from Freshman Rade Kukobat. It was evident from the start that VU would come out with intensity and...
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Carterville, IL- After a long trip to Poplar Bluff, MO on Tuesday, and dropping a tight, tough road loss at Three Rivers, the Vincennes University women’s basketball team returned to their winning ways by picking up a 76-63 road win at John A. Logan Saturday afternoon. The Lady Trailblazers got off to a hot start by sharing the ball, and using a well-balanced scoring attack to...
Carterville, IL – The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team brought an impressive 10-0 record into John A. Logan over the weekend. VU had impressive early season wins at then #17 ranked Indian Hills, at Kaskaskia, and at Shawnee. However, as they say, all good things must come to an end, and that perfect 10-and-0 record came to an unfortunate end at John A. Logan on Saturday afternoon. ...
The early signing period for the NCAA Early Signing Period for college baseball started this week. For Vincennes University Baseball, that means two student athletes, RHP Austin Gossmann and RHP Pete Wissel have made commitments as to where they will play in the 2017-2018 season. Sophomore RHP Austin Gossmann (5’10 175) will play at the University of South...
Saturday night was a career night for Women’s Basketball Coach Harry Meeks as the win marked his 600 th career victory in 26 seasons at Vincennes University. The Lady Trailblazers trounced Rend Lake by a score of 97-40 at the VU P.E. Complex. Freshman Sheyanne Street kicked off a 7-0 run by the trailblazers to start the game by knocking down a 3 to score the game’s first points....
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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