VINCENNES, Ind. - The top-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team collected the program’s 1,800th all-time win Saturday, defeating Shawnee for an 80-53 Region 24 victory at the P.E. Complex. Only Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College has more all-time wins than the Trailblazers. VU earned the milestone victory with a dominant performance. The Trailblazers scored the...
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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...
FREEPORT, Ill. – The No. 1 Vincennes University men’s basketball team fell 63-60 to Highland on Wednesday night. The Trailblazers struggled with shooting. They shot 33.3 percent from the field (20-for-60). VU made 8 of 28 shots (28.6 percent) in the first half and trailed 36-20 at halftime. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) was one of...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The first NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball regular-season poll was released Nov. 11 and Vincennes University maintained its No. 1 spot. The Trailblazers were also ranked first in the preseason poll. VU received 13 of 15 first-place votes and 396 points in the regular-season rankings. The Blazers are off to a 5-0 start. Ranger, which VU beat in the title game of...
VINCENNES, Ind. — Sophomore Chinedu Okanu posted a double-double to lead five players in double figures as the top-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team opened play in the 30th annual Sodexo Classic with an 83-62 win over Kankakee Community College at the P.E. Complex on Friday. Okanu (Gary, Ind.) hit 10 of 16 shots from the floor and scored a game-high 22 points, as...
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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