Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s basketball went 3-1 in its season-opening homestand, its best start to a season since 2002 when they went 27-4 overall, but despite the solid beginning to the campaign an early report card has a few mixed returns.
While the overall grade would have to be a C+ so far, several areas still need some extra work before Ohio Valley Conference play begins on December 29th versus Morehead State.
Clarksville, TN – If you’re a diehard fan of Austin Peay State University athletics or just a casual fan this upcoming week will be big for you, as it will be for several of the Governors teams, with men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball and football all having home events over the next seven days.
Opening things up for the week will be the Governors men’s basketball team, who are coming off an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship and NCAA Tournament appearance, as they host a pair of exhibition games at the Dunn Center.
Clarksville, TN – With another game-winning goal on Sunday, October 23rd, versus Jacksonville State, in a 1-0 victory at Morgan Brothers Field, Austin Peay State University’s Kirstin Robertson continues to build a résumé this season that could lead to her becoming the second Governor to earn the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year honors.
Tatiana Ariza is currently the only Austin Peay player to earn the league’s top honor, that coming back during the 2012 season, but Robertson, a 5-4, junior forward/midfielder from Ashland City, TN, may join her after coming off a sophomore season that saw her limited to just 13 matches after suffering several injuries in 2015.
Clarksville, TN – One of the biggest events of the fall happens this week for Austin Peay State University, as the Governors celebrate homecoming over the next six days, culminating with their 4:00pm Saturday football game versus Mercer.
And while the football game is the cornerstone of the week’s activities, there will be many events for Governors students, fans and alumni to see and participate in as the university welcome back former players and students to “Home is where the Govs are”.
Clarksville, TN – When Ashley Slay arrived on campus three years ago to play volleyball for Austin Peay State University the outlook for the athletic middle blocker was one of a player that could possibly be one of the best all-around players in the Ohio Valley Conference.
And while Slay has played well for the most part of her career for the red and white, her resent play has truly started to show just how much of a force she can be, both offensively and defensively.
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