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The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team lost an outright NJCAA District 16 regular-season championship Friday night when the Trailblazers dropped a 109-104 double-overtime decision to visiting Shawnee at the VU P.E. Complex in the regular-season finale for both teams. The loss, coupled with Southwestern Illinois' 77-72 win Friday night over Lake Land, means the Trailblazers and...

The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team positioned itself to have the second seed in the upcoming NJCAA District P Tournament when the Trailblazers posted a 90-64 win over top seed Shawnee Friday night at the VU P.E. Complex in the regular-season finale for both squads. It was also Sophomore Night for Trailblazers Chelsea Bentley, Brooke Dossett, Emily Lueken, Imani Taylor, Kyra...

INA, Ill. - Although much of the eventual lineup of games is yet to be decided, the NJCAA District 16 Tournament for the Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team and neighboring Region 24 will begin on Monday, Feb. 29, with three "play-in games" at the higher seeds' home sites, and the NJCAA District P women's basketball tournament will tip off for the VU women and region 24's...

MATTOON, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team fought off a furious comeback attempt by host Lake Land Tuesday night and posted an 84-75 win over the Lakers to move a step closer to the Trailblazers' fourth straight District 16 regular-season championship. The Trailblazers (23-6) got scoring career-highs from sophomore Makur Puou (19) and freshman Jordan Manse (18)...

The Vincennes University Baseball Team's offense rebounded from last weekend's lack of firepower and put up five runs on 11 hits Tuesday against visiting Olney Central, but the Trailblazers could only score once more in the final six innings and fell 9-5 to the Blue Knights in VU's season home opener at Jerry Blemker Field. VU sophomore catcher Austin Slover continued his torrid hitting...


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.

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