BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team set the tone early at District P foe Southwestern Illinois on Wednesday evening. The Lady ‘Blazers raced out to a 23-8 lead over the first 10 minutes of play en route to a 72-52 win. With the win, VU improves to 12-4 on the season and remains perfect in district play (6-0). Sophomore ...
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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.
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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Baseball Coach Chris Barney has announced the Trailblazers 2019 spring schedule. The ‘Blazers are set to open their season on Saturday Feb. 9 in Carrollton, GA for a three-game series at West Georgia Tech before another 3-game road series at Cleveland State CC the following weekend. VU welcomes Ancilla College on Friday Feb. 22 to start...
The stay at the top of the NJCAA Division I Poll for the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team was short lived. With a 98-96 overtime loss to District 16 foe Olney Central on Jan. 9, the ‘Blazers fell to No. 4 in the latest poll which was released on Tuesday afternoon. VU received 357 points in the latest poll and did not receive a first-place for the first time in the...
Vincennes University Men’s Basketball coach Todd Franklin has announced the Trailblazers makeup game with Lewis and Clark. The District 16 game which was postponed on Saturday, Jan. 12 due to adverse weather conditions will now be played on Monday, Jan. 28 in Godfrey, IL. The game will have a start time of 8 p.m. EST. ### LINK to VU Online Newsroom, click HERE ...
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Saturday’s Men’s Basketball game at Lewis and Clark has been postponed. As of Friday evening, no makeup date has yet been agreed upon. The No. 1 ranked Trailblazers (15-1) return to the court Wednesday night at Southwestern Illinois.
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 a record $1.4 million scholarship dollars of VU Foundation and University funds for the 2015-2016 school year to incoming and returning VU students.
These included awards to students from 10 states across the country and 4 international awards.
Currently the VU Foundation manages over 540 scholarship and department funds, with 259 new funds created in just the last 10 years.