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Instant Peay Play: Youthful APSU Men’s Golf team opens season looking to make its mark

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s golf team opening its 2017 spring schedule February 20th at The Invitational at Savanah Harbor, in Savannah, GA, with a youthful roster looking to make its mark early-on.

As the Govs head to the first tee box today for third-year head coach Robbie Wilson, the seven-player roster only has one senior (Erik Hedberg/Barcelona, Spain) and one junior (Hunter Tidwell/Alcoa, TN) on the squad.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors baseball opens season with high expectations for 2017

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team opens its 2017 regular season this Friday, February 17th at Raymond C. Hand Park with expectations of making another deep run in the Ohio Valley Conference postseason and hopefully a return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four seasons.

The Govs finished the 2016 season with a 30-23 overall record and a third-place finish in the OVC Tournament in head coach Travis Janssen’s first year at the helm, with the tournament appearance snapping a two-year drought of missing the post season.

APSU Men's Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Men’s Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Softball open 2017 looking to prove preseason prediction wrong

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – As Austin Peay State University’s softball team opens up its regular season this week, the Governors look to prove the preseason prognosticators wrong and make a run to return to post-season play.

The Govs were picked to finish 11th out of the 12 teams in the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll, after recording a 9-38 overall record in 2016 – including a 5-22 mark in conference play.

Austin Peay Softball picked to finish 11th in OVC preseason poll. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball picked to finish 11th in OVC preseason poll. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football Govs ready for second big Signing Day under Will Healy

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Last year Austin Peay State University’s first-year head football coach Will Healy and his staff put together one of the best recruiting classes in the country and the way things are shaping up this coming Wednesday, February 1st, may see a second recruiting class that could rival it.

Healy’s first recruiting class was ranked 132 overall nationally among all NCAA Division I schools and fifth in the Football Championship Subdivision – not to mention No. 1 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

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: APSU’s Tearra Banks securing spot among basketball program’s all-time greats

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – From the time Tearra Banks arrived on the Austin Peay State University campus almost four years ago expectations have been high for Louisville, KY native and as the larger than life Banks nears the end of her playing career for the Govs she has cemented her standing as one of the all-time greats in the women’s basketball program’s history.

As the Govs enter their Ohio Valley Conference contest at UT Martin on January 25th, Banks is 12th all-time in scoring (1210 points) – just one point behind Georgie Vaughn for 11th place – and having passed former APSU standouts Sonja Cox, Kristen Stanback, Meghan Bussabarger, Jasmine Rayner, Carrie Thompson and Ashley Herring this season alone.

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Instant Peay Play: Upcoming APSU Basketball homestand huge for surging Governors

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – There comes a time in every season, no matter the sport, where it comes down to a line in the sand and the team and its players having to step up if they are to make a run at the postseason.

This time may have come for the Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team over the next two weeks, as they face their longest homestand of the year in the Dunn Center, after winning their first two Ohio Valley Conference games of the season.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball begins four game homestand Thursday, January 19th when they take on Morehead State. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball begins four game homestand Thursday, January 19th when they take on Morehead State. (APSU Sports Information)n

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Instant Peay Play: Dave Loos’ leave of absence leaves big hole on APSU Governors sideline

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – When it was announced last Thursday morning that Dave Loos was going to take a leave of absence as head coach of the Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball program, to focus on his fight versus cancer and having to continue chemotherapy, it left a huge hole on the Governors bench that he has filled since 1990.

It’s hard to think about the Governors men’s basketball program and not think about coach Loos – who from his first game leading the Govs back on November 11th, 1990 versus Arizona to the morning of his announced leave of absence covered 9,553 days.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball head coach Dave Loos. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball head coach Dave Loos. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors Athletics 2016 Year in review

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the calendar changing from 2016 to 2017 this week let’s look back at the past 12 months and the accomplishments of the Governors Athletic Department this past year.

Things got rolling at the end of February when the men’s and women’s basketball teams both made the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

Earning a stop in the tournament ended a three-year postseason drought for the men’s basketball team.

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Instant Peay Play: Nagging trends aid in both APSU Basketball team’s recent losses

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams got off to solid starts to their 2016-17 seasons, but recently a couple of concerning trends have aided in the current slides.

For the Governors men’s team, it has been the inability to get stops on the defense end of the floor; while the women’s team poor perimeter shooting has limited their scoring diversity.

Austin Peay Men and Women's Basketball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men and Women’s Basketball. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs have baker’s dozen graduate at Winter Commencement

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Athletic Department had 13 former and current student athletics participate in the schools December 9th Winter Commencement ceremonies, held in the Dunn Center.

The 13 Govs that picked up their degrees were spread out over seven teams; with football leading the way with five, followed by baseball (3) and volleyball, women’s soccer, women’s tennis and women’s golf all having one graduate.

Thirteen Austin Peay Athletes participate in 2016 Winter Commencement. (APSU Sports Information)

Thirteen Austin Peay Athletes participate in 2016 Winter Commencement. (APSU Sports Information)

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