The VU women’s basketball team opened up their 2016-2017 season with a resounding, 100-35 victory over Oakland Community College at the Cincinnati State Classic on Friday night. The Blazers were led with a pair of double doubles from Sophomore Laurhen Pickett who totaled 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Sophomore Unique Conner who scored 12 points, and pulled down 10 boards, in...
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The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team moved to 2-0 on Friday night on the way to recording their second consecutive blowout by beating Jefferson Tech 107-51. Sophomore Romaro Gill scored the game’s first points with an easy layup, and the Blazers would jump out to a 12-0 lead. More than six minutes would elapse before Jefferson Tech would manage to get on the board. VU...
NOTICE: The VU Homecoming crowning will be conducted PRIOR TO the Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team's 7 p.m. game Saturday night at the Kiwanis Invitational at the VU P.E. Complex. Crowning will be at approximately 6:35 p.m. and the Trailblazers will tip off vs. Kankakee at 7 p.m. This is a change from the original scheduled and advertised...
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – The Vincennes University Volleyball Team will head to Council Bluffs, IA, this weekend for the NJCAA District J Tournament to vie for a spot in the Nov. 17-19 NJCAA Div. I National Championships in Casper, WY. The Trailblazers (28-7) will be grouped with representatives of NJCAA regions 4 and 11 in the district tournament hosted by Iowa Western at Kanesville...
NEW ORLEANS – For the first time since Vincennes University Cross Country returned to the NJCAA Div. I level in the early 2000s, both the VU Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams will enter the NJCAA National Championships ranked in the national Top-10. In the latest polls – released today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) – the...
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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