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Clarksville’s Public Art Trail filled with Murals, Sculptures, Fountains and Flames

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville unveiled its 21st public art piece this month. Twelve of the pieces – at least – are in a proximity that’s easily walkable within the city’s downtown core.

Murals, sculptures, fountains, and flames are among the art pieces you’ll see showcased along city streets, urban trails, buildings and throughout the campus of Austin Peay State University, which is adjacent to downtown. Many of the works were designed or created by Clarksville artists.

Frank Sutton sculpture on Franlin Street

Frank Sutton sculpture on Franlin Street

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball, Men’s Golf Teams open seasons with a flourish

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball and men’s golf teams opened their respective spring schedules this past weekend with impressive starts, as Governors athletics continue to shine during the 2017-18 school year.

Both teams couldn’t have asked for much more to kick-off their seasons, with baseball going 3-0, with two wins versus South Dakota State and a victory versus Big-10 Conference member Illinois, while men’s golf went right down to the wire in finishing second out of 16 teams at the Invitational at Savannah Harbor – won and hosted by William & Mary.

Austin Peay Baseball and Men's Golf starts the 2018 season with a bang. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball and Men’s Golf starts the 2018 season with a bang. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball opens season looking to prove cynics wrong

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team opens its regular season this coming weekend, February 16th-18th versus Maryland Eastern Shore, at Raymond C. Hand Park looking to prove the pre-season pollsters wrong in their picking the Govs to finish well down in the standings in the Ohio Valley Conference.

The Governors, who finished the 2017 season 28-30 overall and 13-16 in OVC, were picked to finish seventh by the league’s head coaches and sports information contacts and well behind league favorite and defending champion Tennessee Tech – who received 15 of the 22 total first-place votes in the pre-season poll.

Austin Peay Baseball opens 2018 season on February 16th at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball opens 2018 season on February 16th at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Softball opens an open era this week

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will open its 33rd season of play this coming weekend, February 9th-11th, as it travels to Statesboro, GA, to participate in the Georgia Southern Eagle Round Robin.

This season-opening weekend will also mark the first games played under new Govs head coach Rodney DeLong, who was named the programs ninth head coach in June 2017 after serving on the coaching staff at Georgia Tech.

2018 Austin Peay State University Softball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

2018 Austin Peay State University Softball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Basketball must earn road wins for quality seed in OVC Tournament

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team entering the home stretch of its Ohio Valley Conference basketball season it is imperative they find a way to overcome a season-long difficulty of coming away with wins on the road if they are to get a favorable seed in the upcoming Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament.

Currently the Govs, 12-10 overall, are tied for third place in the OVC standings with a win-loss mark of 7-3 – tied with Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech – with eight games left in the regular season schedule.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball faces road games against Tennessee Martin, Southeast Missouri, Murray State, and Eastern Illinois over the next two weeks. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball faces road games against Tennessee Martin, Southeast Missouri, Murray State, and Eastern Illinois over the next two weeks. (APSU Sports Information)

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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 Basketball Govs show tenacity in quick OVC start

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Picked to finish 11th out of the 12 teams in the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason basketball poll, Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team has shown some tenacity in its first two conference games, getting out to its first 2-0 start in league play in four seasons.

Behind the play of freshman guard/forward Terry Taylor and senior forward transfer Averyl Ugba – who both posted back-to-back double-doubles — the Govs not only won their first two games to open conference play in four years, but by margins of 20 and 16 points – the first time since the 2004-05 season the Govs have won their first two OVC contests by double figures.

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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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