OLNEY, Ill. - The top-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team fell 88-67 to Olney Central on Wednesday after the Knights pulled away in the second half. The loss ended the Trailblazers’ nine-game win streak. VU, No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I rankings, currently has a 14-2 overall record. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Chuka Mekkam (Portland, Ore.) hit five...
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OLNEY, Ill. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team defeated Olney Central College 90-63 on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to 13 games. The Trailblazers upped their overall record to 16-3. VU hasn’t lost a game since Nov. 15, 2019 when it fell to Moberly Area 76-71. VU Statistical Leaders All five starters scored in double figures against Olney Central. ...
VINCENNES, Ind. – NBA champion Shawn Marion is coming home to Vincennes University. VU is honoring Marion on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the P.E. Complex. The four-time NBA all-star will be honored with a special halftime ceremony during the men's basketball game against Lake Land. Tip-off is 7 p.m. ET. Marion dominated in a VU uniform between 1996 and 1998. The All-American ranks...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Sophomore Jhala Henry (Jeffersonville, Ind.) scored 14 of her team-high 25 points in the first quarter, fueling the Vincennes University women’s basketball team’s strong start in a 96-78 victory over Mineral Area (Mo.) Tuesday at the P.E. Complex. It was the 12th consecutive win for VU, which has cleared 90 points in nine of those wins. The Trailblazers entered the...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University is No. 1 again in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings. VU earned six first-place votes and 386 points in the poll released on Jan. 6. The Trailblazers (14-1) returned to the top spot they held in the first regular-season poll on Nov. 11. VU was also ranked No. 1 in the preseason. We’re mid-year now and it starts to have a little bit...
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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