CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The Vincennes University basketball teams open district play at John A. Logan Wednesday evening. The Lady Trailblazers enter Tuesday’s game having dropped a pair of games over the weekend in the Gulf Coast Classic after opening the season with three straight convincing wins. “We played two really good teams down there but we are still going to have to play...
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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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MOLINE, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Bowling team competed in the Leatherneck Classic over the weekend but did not compete at the level it had hoped. The Trailblazers finished 20th out of the field of 43 in the two-day tournament. VU entered the final day in 12th place but could not hold onto its place. Trailblazers coach Jesse Gibson noted although the...
NICEVILLE, Fla. -- The location namesake of the Gulf Coast Classic did not prove to be true to the Vincennes University Women’s basketball team over the weekend. The Trailblazers dropped a pair of games in the tournament after an 88-42 loss to No. 2 Northwest Florida State Saturday night. The second straight loss drops VU to 3-2 on the season. The Trailblazers fell behind 15-0 on...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team grinded out a 66-42 win over a scrappy East Mississippi team in the final game of the Sodexo Classic inside the PE Complex Saturday night. The win moves the No. 6 Trailblazers to 5-0 on the season. The Trailblazers offense struggled to the tune of shooting just 33 percent from the field, but the defense limited EMCC to...
GARDEN CITY, Kan. -- The Vincennes University Cross Country teams competed in the NJCAA Division I National Championships on Saturday afternoon. Liz Bredeweg came away with a 53rd overall finish in the Women’s 5K race in a field of 293 runners. The Trailblazer sophomore covered the arduous course at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in a time of 21 minutes, 3.7 seconds. Her...
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.