VINCENNES, Ind. -- Shawnee came out swinging Monday night, but it was the Vincennes University men’s basketball team who delivered the knockout punch. And it came early. The No. 2 Trailblazers used a 32-3 run in the first half to take a commanding 36-9 lead with 7 minutes, 16 seconds remaining in the first half. The Trailblazers never let off the pedal in a 102-50...
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VINCENNES, Ind. -- A disappointing loss to Southeastern Illinois last Wednesday left a sour taste in the mouths of the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team. The Lady ‘Blazers took out their frustration on Shawnee Monday evening inside the P.E. Complex with a 95-36 romp of the Saints. Fess Hawkins scored a game-high 20 points to lead four different Lady...
MATTOON, Ill. - Six players reached double figures in scoring to pace the No. 2 Vincennes University men’s basketball team to a road win Saturday afternoon. Lony Francis, Jr. poured in a game-high 26 points to led the Trailblazers to a 114-58 romp over Lake Land. With the win, VU improves to 21-1 on the season and earned its third win this week. The Trailblazers...
HARRISBURG, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team scored the first 13 points of the game and never let up Wednesday night. The No. 2 Trailblazers improved to 20-1 on the season with a lopsided 122-41 District 16 road win over a depleted Southeastern Illinois team. The Falcons only had seven players dressed for the game. VU connected on 12...
HARRISBURG, Ill. -- There are losses, and then there is what the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team experienced Wednesday night. The Lady Trailblazers turned the ball over three times and were outscored 7-0 in the final 26 seconds of the game for a disappointing 72-71 loss to Southeastern Illinois. The loss drops VU to 13-6 on the season and 7-2 in...
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.