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About: Chris Austin


    Chris AustinChris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.

    Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.

    Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.

    Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

    Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
    Email: chris_austin24@yahoo.com



Chris Austin's Articles:

    Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors spring sports begin despite current winter wonderland

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Despite the current below-freezing temperatures and ice and snow on the ground, Austin Peay State University saw the first of its spring sports begin their regular-season schedule’ this past weekend, with more teams to soon follow.

    The Governors women’s tennis team kicked-off the APSU spring schedule with a trip to Middle Tennessee on January 14th, with the Govs falling to the Blue Raiders, 5-2, in the first meeting between the two schools since 2015.

    Austin Peay Men and Women's Tennis begin Spring Season. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Men and Women’s Tennis begin Spring Season. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Baseball Pitcher Jared Carkuff now in San Diego Padres organization

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Former Austin Peay State University baseball pitcher Jared Carkuff was part of an off-season trade, Jan. 6th that also included major league player Yangervis Solarte, with the former Govs right hander moving from the Toronto Blue Jays organization to the San Diego Padres minor league farm system.

    Carkuff played at Austin Peay from 2013-16 and drafted in the 35th round of the MLB June Amateur Draft by the Blue Jays and who along with center fielder Edward Olivares were two minor league prospects picked up by the Padres for Solarte – who had 18 home runs and 64 RBI in 128 games for San Diego in 2017 playing mostly at second base, but can play all four infield positions.

    Former APSU Baseball pitcher Jared Carkuff

    Former APSU Baseball pitcher Jared Carkuff

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs Basketball teams open OVC play with key four-game homestand

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams open Ohio Valley Conference play over the next couple of weeks at the Dunn Center with four games that could very easily set the tone for the rest of the season for the Govs.

    The Govs open next week with a Thursday, December 28th doubleheader versus SIU Edwardsville followed by a Saturday December 30th doubleheader versus Eastern Illinois, they then open the new year with a pair of single games versus UT Martin, with the women’s team playing the Skyhawks on January 3rd and the men’s team play on January 4th – in a game that will be carried on the CBS Sports Network.

    Austin Peay Basketball teams open Ohio Valley Conference Play Thursday with doubleheader against SIU Edwardsville at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Basketball teams open Ohio Valley Conference Play Thursday with doubleheader against SIU Edwardsville at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Austin Peay Govs see 17 earn ultimate goal at APSU Winter Commencement

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – While winning championships in their respective sports are a main goal during their time at Austin Peay State University, 17 former student-athletes reached what should be an ultimate goal for anyone entering college and that’s earning their degrees, which took place December 15th at the Dunn Center in the university’s winter commencement exercises.

    17 Austin Peay Athletes cross stage at 2017 APSU Winter Commencement ceremony. (APSU Sports Information)

    17 Austin Peay Athletes cross stage at 2017 APSU Winter Commencement ceremony. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Exam Week gives APSU Basketball teams time to reflect on early-season action

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With Austin Peay State University going through its fall semester final exams this week it gives both basketball teams and their respective coaching staffs time to reflect on the season’s opening month and what they can do to prepare for the final few tune-ups before they head into Ohio Valley Conference play.

    Both teams have played nine games so far, this season with the men’s team posting a respectable 4-5 overall record, despite having played four road games versus power-five conference opponents, while the women’s team had their longest win streak in over 13 years just end this past weekend and stand at 7-2 overall on the season.

    Austin Peay Men and Women's Basketball teams have started the 2017-18 season well. (ASPU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Men and Women’s Basketball teams have started the 2017-18 season well. (ASPU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Exciting fall semester comes to an end for APSU Athletics

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the Austin Peay State University volleyball team seeing its season come to an end on December 1st, in the NCAA Tournament in a first-round loss to UCLA, it also marked the end of what should be remembered as one of the best overall fall semesters in recent APSU athletics history.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Volleyball heads to UCLA for NCAA Tournament opener

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – In its second ever NCAA Volleyball Championship Tournament appearance, Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team will make a cross-country trek to Los Angeles and historic Pauley Pavilion for a 10:00pm (central time), December 1st, match versus the tournament’s number 15 overall-seed UCLA.

    The Governors (30-5) earned their bid to the tournament by winning the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship back on November 18th in the Dunn Center, while nationally-ranked UCLA (19-10) earned a national seed despite tying for fifth-place in the Pac-12 Conference.

    2017 OVC Champions Austin Peay Volleyball heads west to take on UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

    2017 OVC Champions Austin Peay Volleyball heads west to take on UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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    Instant Peay Play: NCAA postseason snub for APSU Football doesn’t add up

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team’s historic and compelling football season came to an end not on the field of play, as one would have hoped, but late Saturday night or early Sunday morning in a conference room, as the FCS Playoff Committee felt the Governors season came up just short of making the 24-team tournament field.

    In fact, the Govs, who finished the season in second place in the Ohio Valley Conference with an overall record of 8-4 and 7-1 in league play was one of the last two team out as far as making the tournament field, along with Delaware (7-4/T4th Colonial Athletic Conference).

    Austin Peay Football not selected by the FCS Playoff Committee for NCAA postseason.

    Austin Peay Football not selected by the FCS Playoff Committee for NCAA postseason.

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    APSU rallies to beat Murray State and win OVC Volleyball Championship Title

     

    Austin Peay Volleyball NCAA Tournament Bound

    2017 OVC Volleyball ChampionshipClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team rallied from behind two games to one down and 16-15 in the fourth set to defeat Murray State 3-2 to win its third Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title in program history and earn the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

    The Govs also won tournament titles in 2010 and 1992, with the 2010 squad being the other APSU team to make an NCAA Tournament field.

    Austin Peay Volleyball are the 2017 OVC Tournament Champions.

    Austin Peay Volleyball are the 2017 OVC Tournament Champions.

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    Top-seeded APSU Govs roll into OVC Tournament finals with win over Eastern Kentucky

     

    2017 OVC Volleyball ChampionshipClarksville TN – As the top seed and playing on their home floor, Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team was expected to make the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament finals and they didn’t disappoint, as they defeated Eastern Kentucky, Friday, November 17th, 2017 at the Dunn Center, by a 3-1 final (19-25, 25-12, 25-14, 25-12) to advance to the tournament’s championship game.

    The win, along with earning the Governors a spot in the championship game, set a school record for wins in a season, moving them to 29-5, and breaking a tie with the 1992 team.

    Austin Peay Volleyball advances to the OVC Volleyball Championship game with three set win over Eastern Kentucky Friday night at the APSU Dunn Center.

    Austin Peay Volleyball advances to the OVC Volleyball Championship game with three set win over Eastern Kentucky Friday night at the APSU Dunn Center.

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