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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’s John Murry off to great senior season for Basketball Govs

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – As a junior transfer last year, Austin Peay State University guard/forward John Murry was a role player for the Governors during their NCAA Tournament season, but eight games into his senior campaign Murry has elevated his game into one of the Govs’ leading offensive weapons, as Ohio Valley Conference play nears.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Will Healy confident in Govs Football future despite tough first season

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Will Healy ended his first season as head coach of the Austin Peay State University football team still looking for his first career win, but despite a winless season he is still confident in the program’s future.

    The Govs finished the season amassing 5,382 all-purpose yards – a new school record – while going over 4,000 total offensive yards for the second time in school history, as well as scoring 51 total touchdowns – only the fourth time in school history the Govs have reached that milestone in a season.

    Austin Peay head football coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay head football coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Mixed, but promising report card for APSU Women’s Basketball’s quick start

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s basketball went 3-1 in its season-opening homestand, its best start to a season since 2002 when they went 27-4 overall, but despite the solid beginning to the campaign an early report card has a few mixed returns.

    While the overall grade would have to be a C+ so far, several areas still need some extra work before Ohio Valley Conference play begins on December 29th versus Morehead State.

    2016-2017 APSU Women's Basketball Team

    2016-2017 APSU Women’s Basketball Team

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs’ Josh Robinson should be odds-on favorite to lead OVC in scoring

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Even though the 2016-17 men’s college basketball season is in its first week, Austin Peay State University’s Josh Robinson has shown he has to be considered one of, if not, the favorite to lead the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring this season.

    There are several reasons that Robinson, a 6-2, junior from St. Louis, MO, could follow former teammate Chris Horton; who led the OVC in scoring last year with an average on 18.8 points per game.

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    Instant Peay Play: Busy week ahead for APSU Governors and their fans

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – If you’re a diehard fan of Austin Peay State University athletics or just a casual fan this upcoming week will be big for you, as it will be for several of the Governors teams, with men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball and football all having home events over the next seven days.

    Opening things up for the week will be the Governors men’s basketball team, who are coming off an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship and NCAA Tournament appearance, as they host a pair of exhibition games at the Dunn Center.

    Upcoming week sees home games for Austin Peay Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Volleyball and Football.

    Upcoming week sees home games for Austin Peay Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball and Football.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Soccer’s Kirstin Robertson making case for OVC Player of the Year honors

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With another game-winning goal on Sunday, October 23rd, versus Jacksonville State, in a 1-0 victory at Morgan Brothers Field, Austin Peay State University’s Kirstin Robertson continues to build a résumé this season that could lead to her becoming the second Governor to earn the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year honors.

    Tatiana Ariza is currently the only Austin Peay player to earn the league’s top honor, that coming back during the 2012 season, but Robertson, a 5-4, junior forward/midfielder from Ashland City, TN, may join her after coming off a sophomore season that saw her limited to just 13 matches after suffering several injuries in 2015.

    Austin Peay Soccer's #3 Kirstin Robertson.

    Austin Peay Soccer’s #3 Kirstin Robertson.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors ready to celebrate Homecoming Week

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – One of the biggest events of the fall happens this week for Austin Peay State University, as the Governors celebrate homecoming over the next six days, culminating with their 4:00pm Saturday football game versus Mercer.

    And while the football game is the cornerstone of the week’s activities, there will be many events for Governors students, fans and alumni to see and participate in as the university welcome back former players and students to “Home is where the Govs are”.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Volleyball’s Ashley Slay becoming a major force for Govs

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – When Ashley Slay arrived on campus three years ago to play volleyball for Austin Peay State University the outlook for the athletic middle blocker was one of a player that could possibly be one of the best all-around players in the Ohio Valley Conference.

    And while Slay has played well for the most part of her career for the red and white, her resent play has truly started to show just how much of a force she can be, both offensively and defensively.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Basketball teams start practice with shoes to fill and new players to acclimate

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s and women’s basketball have both started their pre-season practices for the upcoming 2016-17 season and like seasons before both have questions to be answered.

    The biggest question for both teams is how you replace one of the best players to have played for your respective program, with the men’s team having to replace post player Chris Horton and the women’s team point guard Tiasha Gray.

    Austin Peay Men and Women's Basketball set to begin pre-season practices. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Men and Women’s Basketball set to begin pre-season practices. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Huge tests await APSU Govs this week in key OVC matchups

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – When you get into conference play each game is important, but for Austin Peay State University’s football, soccer and volleyball teams this maybe the biggest week of the year so far and one that may set the stage for the rest of the season.

    For football, which is still looking for its first win of the season despite putting on a strong showing versus No. 16-ranked Eastern Illinois last Saturday, they renew their rivalry with Murray State – the last team they defeated back on October 18th, 2014 – and the only other team in the Ohio Valley Conference yet to win a game this season.

    Austin Peay's Football, Volleyball and Soccer Teams face big tests this week.

    Austin Peay’s Football, Volleyball and Soccer Teams face big tests this week.

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