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Instant Peay Play: APSU Lady Govs lone senior Kristen Stainback wants to close career with return trip to postseason

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – As a freshman four years ago, Kristen Stainback and her teammates – including three other freshmen — went to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, making it to the tournament’s second round.

Now three years later, two seasons without a postseason appearance, and being the lone player from that quartet of freshmen to remain, Stainback wants to finish her career enjoying every moment and helping this year’s teammates know how it feels to make the postseason.

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Instant Peay Play: Fall seasons wrap up this week for APSU Governors, Lady Govs

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will probably see the final chapters of its Fall sports exploits written this week, with the Governors football team closing out its schedule at home versus Tennessee Tech and the Lady Govs volleyball team playing in the postseason.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball and Governors Football wrap up their seasons this week.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball and Governors Football wrap up their seasons this week.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs, Lady Govs Basketball have shown promise as preseason ends

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – After missing out on the postseason the past two years, both Austin Peay State University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have shown promise with the regular season beginning this week.

The Governors closed out their preseason schedule 2-0 after defeating Bryan College, on November 5th, 63-52 after hammering Webster University 82-48 on November 1st.

Austin Peay Men and Women's Basketball teams off to a good start. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men and Women’s Basketball teams off to a good start. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Start of new basketball season still brings renewed excitement for APSU Governors longtime coach Dave Loos

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN - With the 82-48 win November 1st versus Webster University, in an exhibition game at the Dunn Center, Austin Peay men’s basketball coach Dave Loos begins his 25th season at the helm of the Governors program – and 45th in the coaching profession.

Loos started his coaching career at his alma mater Memphis State (student assistant) in the 1969-70 season, followed by stops at Christian Brothers (assistant coach, 1970-74), Mehlville High School (head coach, 1974-82), Christian Brothers (head coach, 1982-86) and Memphis State (assistant coach, 1986-90) before coming to Austin Peay for the 1990-91 season.

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 Govs, Lady Govs Cross County teams hitting their stride as OVC Championships loom

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – After being picked to finish in the bottom half of the standing, in the pre-season Ohio Valley Conference poll back in August, the Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams seem to be hitting their peak with the OVC Champions coming up on November 1st.

The Lady Govs were picked to finish in seventh place, while the Govs were slected to finish ninth, but improved times and wins over several conference teams during the regular season give both teams confidence that they can come in higher than that pre-season poll indicated.

Austin Peay Cross Country teams ready for OVC Championships.

Austin Peay Cross Country teams ready for OVC Championships.

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Austin Peay State University Governors Golf wins F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate

 

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUHopkinsville, KY – Senior Tucker Wallace and freshman Jonas Vaisanen each fired third round 70s to help Austin Peay State University men’s golf team expand its lead en route to the team title at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, Tuesday, at The Links at Novadell.

Austin Peay entered the round with an eight-shot lead, but thanks to Wallace and Vaisanen expanded its lead to eight shots at tournament’s end. The Govs, who won their home tournament for the ninth time in 15 tries, finished with an 842 (278-280-284) total that was 22-under par. UT Martin (850) finished second followed by Eastern Kentucky (851). Belmont and Southern Illinois were tied for fourth with 854s.

Austin Peay Governors win F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate/ (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors win F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate/ (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Necessity leads APSU Governors punter Ben Campbell to record-breaking career

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – In sports you never know what event, no matter how big or small, may lead to unexpected results and a future that wasn’t planned.

Austin Peay State University punter Ben Campbell is a prime example of that premise, with an injury to a teammate in high school leading to a record-breaking career for the Governors.

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Instant Peay Play: Youthful APSU Lady Govs, Governors golf teams looking for consistency with home events looming

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s and men’s golf teams will looking for continued improvement and consistency, as both will play host to their lone home tournament of the year with the 16th Annual F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

The Lady Govs will be holding their event at the Clarksville Country Club on October 13th and 14th, while the Governors holding their tournament on October 20th and 21st at The Links at Novadell in Hopkinsville, KY.

“We love to be able to play at home,” Austin Peay coach Sara Robson said. “We have a lot of support from the community and a lot of volunteers to help us out.

Austin Peay State University Golf teams to host 16th Annual F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

Austin Peay State University Golf teams to host 16th Annual F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

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Instant Peay Play: Austin Peay friendship renewed after 30 years

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Anyone that knows me knows that I’ve been involved with Austin Peay and Governors athletics for a long, long time – 1979 to be exact – and this past weekend at the Govs football game versus Eastern Kentucky a friendship that began back in the early 1980’s was resumed like no time had passed.

Scott Barker, from Kingston in east Tennessee, came to Austin Peay in 1982 to play football for then new head coach Emory Hale – who was hired after winning several state championships at Oak Ridge High School.

Scott Barker

Scott Barker

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Lady Govs Volleyball finding stride as OVC play begins

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team had plenty of ups and downs during its pre-Ohio Valley Conference schedule, but with the start of conference play the Lady Govs are just starting to find the consistency needed to challenge the elite in the OVC.

2014 Austin Peay State University's volleyball team. (APSU Sports Information)

2014 Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team. (APSU Sports Information)

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