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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: 2017 APSU Football Govs looking to end streaks

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With Austin Peay State University head football coach Will Healy’s second nationally-ranked recruiting class ready to take their place, with preseason practice right around the corner, the Governors are looking to put not one but three losing streaks in the rearview mirror during the 2017 season.

    Entering the season, the Govs have lost their last 27 contests overall, as well as their last 21 Ohio Valley Conference games – with their last overall win — and conference victory — coming in a 20-13 final versus Murray State on November 18th, 2014 at Fortera Stadium.

    Austin Peay Football opens the 2017 Season on the road against Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio) University.

    Austin Peay Football opens the 2017 Season on the road against Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio) University.

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    Instant Peay Play: Less than a month until APSU Govs return to action

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the Fourth of July holiday in the rearview mirror and the dog days of summer just hitting their stride, it is less than a month before the return of Austin Peay State University student athletes and the beginning of the 2017-18 athletic school year.

    Although the first day of classes on the main Austin Peay campus isn’t until August 28th – eight weeks away – over the next few weeks members of the football, volleyball, soccer and cross country teams will return to campus to hold their respective pre-season workouts.

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    Instant Peay Play: Several APSU Baseball Govs still playing as America celebrates the fourth

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – From coast to coast and even Canada, Austin Peay State University has several of its baseball players plying their skills on several summer-league teams, as they continue to improve their skill for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

    Several of the Govs are hitting over .300 this summer for their respective teams, but arguably having the best summer across the board at the plate is outfielder Imani Willis, who is currently hitting at a .350 clip for the Kokomo (IN) Jackrabbits of the Prospect League.

    Austin Peay has several baseball players playing in team leagues this summer. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay has several baseball players playing in team leagues this summer. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Long-time APSU Coach, Administrator Cheryl Holt set to retire

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – This coming Friday, June 30th, will see the career of long-time Austin Peay State University coach and administrator Cheryl Holt come full circle, as she is set to retire after 35-plus years of service to the university.

    Holt, who first came to Austin Peay to earn her master’s degree in the early 1970’s after graduating from The Ohio State University, returned to the school in 1982 to become the head volleyball and tennis coach after serving at both the University of Mississippi and the University of Miami as volleyball coach.

    Austin Peay Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Cheryl Holt set to retire this Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Cheryl Holt set to retire this Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Alex Robles joins list of all-time greats to be picked in MLB Draft

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – When recent Austin Peay State University graduate baseball player Alex Robles was selected in the 30th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on June 14th he joined an outstanding list of former APSU baseball players that have started their aspiring journeys to the big leagues with their names being called in the draft.

    Drafted with the 886th overall pick, as a right-handed pitcher by the Minnesota Twins, Robles — who is from Tucson, AZ – became the 41st Governor to be drafted, since Tim Burns was drafted in 1972 by the California Angels.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs settle into summer with fall semester less than 80 days away

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the Ohio Valley Conference spring meetings in the rearview mirror, Austin Peay State University and its athletic department has settled into its summer semester, with fall classes and sports less than 80 days away.

    But just because its summer doesn’t mean there isn’t any activity going on in the department, or with the student-athletes.

    The summer semester always sees more than its share of student-athletes taking summer classes, while several of the sports also see their team members continuing to play their respective sports on summer teams.

    The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

    The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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    Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Softball Gov has big month on international stage ahead

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Recently graduated Austin Peay State University senior softball player Christiana Gable has a busy next month in front of her, as she once again joins the German Women’s National Team as they prepare for the 20th European Softball Championships in Bollate, Italy.

    Gable, who is from Nolensville, TN, is eligible to play for the German National Team due to her mother being a native of the country and thus she has dual citizenship with a German passport.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs see Athletic Department’s school year come to an end

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With baseball and track and field seeing their respective seasons come to an end this past weekend, Austin Peay State University not only saw its final spring semester sports come to an end, but also saw the end of its 2016-17 athletic calendar.

    The Govs baseball team went 2-2 in the OVC Baseball Championship Tournament, its second straight postseason appearance under head coach Travis Janssen, to finish the season with a 28-30 record.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball have work cut out for them at OVC Championship

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will open play at the Ohio Valley Conference championship, 6:00pm, Tuesday, at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, AL with their work cut out for them if they are to reach the NCAA Tournament.

    The Govs (26-28, 13-16 OVC) finished seventh in the final regular-season standing in the conference and will open the tournament versus UT Martin (25-29, 12-18 OVC), the tournament’s eighth seed.

    Austin Peay Baseball begins OVC Tournament run this Tuesday, May 23rd. Their first opponent is UT Martin. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Baseball begins OVC Tournament run this Tuesday, May 23rd. Their first opponent is UT Martin. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU’s 88th Commencement sees 52 athletes cap careers with degrees

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has its Commencement ceremonies this past Friday at the Winfield Dunn Center, with the athletic department seeing 52 athletes making the walk across the stage to receive their degrees to cap their careers.

    The 50 graduating seniors — and two who earned master’s degrees – came from 13 different teams, along with the cheer squad, led by football with 10 graduating players.

    Baseball was next with eight, followed by women’s track and field (5), women’s soccer, women’s basketball and softball with four each.

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