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INA, Ill.  – The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Team’s first opponent in the NJCAA District P/Region 24 Tournament will be Lincoln Trail. The Statesmen topped Shawnee, 97-49, earlier tonight to earn the match-up vs. second seeded VU (27-3) at 6 p.m. (EST) Tuesday at neutral site, Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. For the complete brackets of both the women’s and...

The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team's bus will leave the VU P.E. Complex at about 1 p.m. Tuesday to head to the NJCAA District P/Region 24 Tournament at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. The team's first game of the tournament is set for 6 p.m. (EST or "Vincennes Time") on Tuesday. The VU Men's Basketball Team's bus will leave at 4 p.m. Tu esday to head to Ina and support the...

The weather continues to have a tight grip on the Vincennes University Baseball Team's early-season schedule. VU Coach Chris Barney has announced that Tuesday's  game vs. Lake Land College of Mattoon, IL, has been cancelled because of Jerry Blemker Field's conditions. No scheduled make-up date has been set at this point. Barney also said the status o f Friday's scheduled...

INA, Ill.  – Eighth-seeded Lewis & Clark and No. 9 seed Shawnee will be pitted against each other on Monday in a play-in game before the NJCAA District 16/Region 24 Tournament that begins Wednesday at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. The winner of Monday’s play-in game at Lewis & Clark’s River Bend Arena will advance to Wednesday’s quarterfinal round to face...

The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Team recorded the program’s second unbeaten regular season when the Trailblazers turned away visiting Kaskaskia, 89-71, Saturday night to improve to 30-0 on the season.  VU’s first unbeaten regular season came during the 1971-72 campaign when the Trailblazers went on to finish 33-0 and win the school’s third and last NJCAA Div. I Men’s...

Play4Kay

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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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.

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