INA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team's opening game of the NJCAA District 16 Men's Basketball Tournament Thursday was a tale of two halves, allowing the No. 1 seed Trailblazers to climb out of a first half hole and top an upset-minded eighth-seeded Lewis & Clark, 69-60, at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. Sophomore guard Charles Foster...
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NJCAA Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM. The championship meet’s combined events will begin at 10:30 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time – two hours behind EST or “Vincennes time”) on Friday. Track Events (all prelims except Distance Medley Relay, 3,000 Meter and 5,000 Meter events, which will...
INA, Ill. – Rend Lake College, the site of the NJCAA District 16 Men’s Basketball Tournament and the NJCAA District P Women’s Basketball Tournament in Ina, IL, is closed today because of impending winter weather in the southern Illinois region. Today’s scheduled men’s tournament opening round/quarterfinal games have been rescheduled for Thursday and both the men’s and...
INA, Ill. - Sophomore Nicole Dodd led the way in the first half scoring column and sophomore Tasia Brewer and freshman Jeanier Olukemi picked up the scoring load in the second half Tuesday night as the Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team topped Lincoln Trail College by a 76-59 score in the Trailblazers' first game of the NJCAA District P T ournament at Rend Lake College in...
INA, Ill. – Wednesday will be yet another installment of The Battle of the Trailblazers. The NJCAA No. 1 Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team’s first opponent Wednesday in the NJCAA District 16/Region 24 Tournament will be Lewis & Clark after L&C defeated Shawnee, 78-73, in overtime earlier tonight to set up the 1 p.m. (EST or “Vincennes time”) Wednesday...
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The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. Kay Yow was a college head coach for 38 years and past president and founding member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Her name is synonymous with North Carolina State. She is a member of the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame and achieved more than 700 career victories. Yow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. She passed away in 2009 after an on-again, off-again battle with the disease.