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Instant Peay Play: APSU Athletic storylines to watch as school year nears

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – As summer rounds the bend and heads into the final stretch, there are several early storylines for Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) athletic department to watch as the new school year nears.

Leading the list of storylines is there are still a few staff positions still vacant in the department, including athletic director and head softball coach among others.

The athletic director’s position could be filled very soon, with the university having held interviews with three prospective candidates for the job last week.

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2017-18 Top-10 — No. 1: The APSU Football season that turned it all around

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – To truly understand the amazing story that was Austin Peay State University (APSU) football last season, just look around the rest of our year-end countdown.

We kicked off the countdown talking about the upset of nationally-ranked UT Martin. Tuesday, it was all about the Ohio Valley Conference honors bestowed upon Jeremiah Oatsvall and Will Healy, and a day later we did the deep dive into Healy’s Eddie Robinson Award-winning turn as FCS Coach of the Year.

APSU freshman quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall rushes for a touchdown against Southeast Missouri at Fortera Stadium.

APSU freshman quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall rushes for a touchdown against Southeast Missouri at Fortera Stadium.

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2017-18 Top-10 — No. 3: APSU Football head coach Will Healy the Nation’s Best

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In December 2015, Austin Peay State University (APSU) head coach Will Healy stepped to the podium at his introductory press conference and said something that looks prophetic in hindsight.

“I believe there is a process in making that happen,” he said when talking about building a winning culture. “Whether it’s fundraising, building character or a foundation to help us get to the next level, it’s not going to happen overnight. It has to be done the right way, and we’re going to do it the right way.”

2017 Austin Peay Football head coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

2017 Austin Peay Football head coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

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2017-18 Top-10 — No. 4: APSU has an abundance of OVC honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Usually in Austin Peay State  University’s yearly top-10 countdown, APSU takes special care to identify each individual who was named Ohio Valley Conference Coach, Player, Freshman or other comparable “Of the Year” honor for their respective sport, because that’s a big deal and needs to be recognized as such.

But, well… there were too many this year, so they all get to go here.

Between coaches and players, 14 members of the Austin Peay extended family earned one of the top honors for their respective sport in 2017-18, including five Freshman of the Year honors.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball's Terry Taylor has named OVC Freshman of the Year. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball’s Terry Taylor has named OVC Freshman of the Year. (APSU Sports Information)

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2017-18 Top-10: Giant-killing APSU Govs take down Top Foes

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – It’s not often that the little school with the funny name gets its chance to go toe-to-toe with one of the big boys.

If we’re lucky, APSU might get a dozen or so chances in a given year to take down a top-25 foe.

The 2017-18 year saw a trio of Governor squads topple a team considered to be among the nation’s best.

Austin Peay Football beats UT Martin Skyhawks at Fortera Stadium Saturday, September 30th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football beats UT Martin Skyhawks at Fortera Stadium Saturday, September 30th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University announces times for 2018 APSU Football Home Games

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s athletics department released kickoff times for the upcoming 2018 APSU Governors football campaign, Tuesday, with two night games opening the home schedule.

Austin Peay State University’s first game at Fortera Stadium will be a 6:00pm (CT), September 8th contest against Presbyterian.

Austin Peay Football first home game in 2018 is September 8th against Presbyterian.

Austin Peay Football first home game in 2018 is September 8th against Presbyterian.

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Instant Peay Play: Can APSU football end Jacksonville State’s OVC title reign in 2018

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the 2018 college football season less than 70 days away all the early predictions have Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) football team poised to have another good season, but can they end Jacksonville State’s current title run.

The Governors finished the 2017 season with a school record tying eight wins and a second-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference standings, with its only conference loss coming against Jacksonville State – who won the OVC title for a record-tying fourth straight season and 32 straight games in conference play overall.

Austin Peay Football is a contender for the 2018 OVC Title.

Austin Peay Football is a contender for the 2018 OVC Title.

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APSU Football Tickets for 2018 Season Opener at Georgia available now

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Tickets for Austin Peay State University’s season-opening contest at Georgia are now available through the Athletics Ticket Office and its online portal, beginning 1:00pm, Wednesday.

The matchup between the preseason nationally-ranked Governors and the Bulldogs, who were a 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship participant, is set for a 2:30pm (CT), Saturday, September 1st kickoff in Athens, Georgia.

APSU Football's 2018 Season Opener is Saturday, September 1st at Georgia.

APSU Football’s 2018 Season Opener is Saturday, September 1st at Georgia.

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APSU Football No. 25, Jaison Williams, Gunnar Scholato garner HERO Sports Preseason All-America honors

 

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APSU FootballSeattle, WA – Jaison Williams and Gunnar Scholato are expected to anchor Austin Peay State University’s defense come fall as the football Govs hope to maintain not only consensus top-25 status but secure a berth in the FCS Playoffs for the first time in program history.

Tuesday, the duo were named HERO Sports FCS preseason All-Americans, with Williams earning second-team honors and Scholato a third-team honoree. In addition, the Governors were picked No. 25 in the HERO Sports FCS preseason poll.

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APSU Football releases kickoff time for season opener at Georgia

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University football team now has a time for its 2018 season opener at Georgia with the Southeastern Conference announcing its broadcast schedule, Thursday.

The Governors and Bulldogs will open the season with a 2:30pm (CT), Saturday, September 1st contest at Sanford Stadium in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Austin Peay Governors Football to open 2018 Season at the Georgia Bulldogs on September 1st. Kickoff set for 2:30pm. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football to open 2018 Season at the Georgia Bulldogs on September 1st. Kickoff set for 2:30pm. (APSU Sports Information)

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