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Instant Peay Play: With streak behind them, OVC season looms for APSU Football

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team put one big hurdle behind them September 16th, 2017 with its victory over Morehead State, at Fortera Stadium, to end the nation’s longest overall losing streak at 29 games, but now they must refocus and get ready for Ohio Valley Conference play and a couple of another streaks they want to put to bed as soon as possible.

The others are a current 21-game losing streak in OVC contests, dating back to October 18th, 2014, when the Govs handed Murray State a 20-13 loss in Clarksville, while they also have a 45-game losing streak in road games – dating back to September 18th, 2010 — when the Governors handed Tennessee State a 26-23 setback at the then LP Field.

APSU Football defeated Morehead State 69-13 Saturday night at Fortera Stadium.

APSU Football defeated Morehead State 69-13 Saturday night at Fortera Stadium.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Kirstin Robertson leaving her mark as one of soccer’s all-time greats

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – In the soccer program’s 16-year history, Austin Peay State University has had several of the best players in Ohio Valley Conference history dot its rosters over the years and current Governor Kirstin Robertson is more than making her case of joining that elite group.

Robertson, a 5-4, senior, forward/midfielder from Ashland City, TN, is currently the team’s leading scoring in 2017, which follows a 2016 season where she led the team with 11 goals – the second most in the OVC last year.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football turn heads in Cincinnati season opener

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Despite coming into the season with the longest losing streak in the country, Austin Peay State University’s football team gave notice in its season opener at Cincinnati to both its future opponents and Govs fans that they aren’t going to be an easy mark in 2017.

A 34.5-point underdog coming into the matchup versus the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Bearcats, the Govs – a NCAA Football Championship Subdivision program – held Cincinnati to less than 250 total offense yards and trailed by only six points with less than three minutes left in the game before falling 26-14 in a contest closer than the final margin.

Austin Peay Football Governors impressive in season opener at Cincinnati. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football Governors impressive in season opener at Cincinnati. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Volleyball, Soccer off to good starts for Governors

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – There’s an old saying that goes ‘it’s not how you start, but how you finish’ and that adage is true almost without exception … but it doesn’t hurt to get off to a good start either.

Just ask the Austin Peay State University’s volleyball and soccer teams who have both gotten off to sparking 3-1 starts to begin their respective seasons.

The volleyball team came out blazing this past weekend in their own Culvers Governors Challenge winning their first three matches, including a five-set victory over nationally-ranked #19 Missouri, along with wins versus Missouri-Kansas City and Marshall before falling in their final match of the weekend to preseason number two pick in The Missouri Valley Conference University of Northern Iowa.

Austin Peay Volleyball and Soccer teams start 2017 season hot. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball and Soccer teams start 2017 season hot. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football showing progress in scrimmages as opener nears

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – To say that Austin Peay State University’s football program has nowhere to go but up is easy to say from the outside looking in, but getting that to happen is a whole another thing.

But as the Governors enter their final full week of their preseason practices before their season opener on August 31st, 2017 at Cincinnati they’ve shown in their inter-squad scrimmages that they are starting to put things together with a promise of a brighter future down the road.

Austin Peay Football to begin season August 31st, 2017 at Cincinnati. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football to begin season August 31st, 2017 at Cincinnati. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Soccer opens APSU’s athletic school year this week

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Although the first day of classes for Austin Peay State University is still three weeks away, the Govs will see the first of its fall teams square off versus another NCAA member this Tuesday, August 7th, 2017 as the soccer team hosts Indiana State at Morgan Brothers Field at 6:00pm.

It is the only home preseason exhibition contest for the Govs, after just a week of practice to prepare and condition, with Austin Peay also having a road exhibition match at Western Illinois – in Macomb, IL – on Friday, August 11th.

Austin Peay Soccer to host preseason exhibition match against Indiana State Tuesday, August 7th.

Austin Peay Soccer to host preseason exhibition match against Indiana State Tuesday, August 7th.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Volleyball primed to make deep OVC run in 2017

 

APSU Women's VolleyballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team reports this weekend looking to build off its turnaround campaign of 2016 and make a deep run at its first Ohio Valley Conference championship since 2010.

The Governors are coming off a 24-11 season last fall — a 12.5 game improvement from its 10-22 record in 2015 – the fifth-best season improvement in NCAA Division I in 2016 and trailing only Quinnipiac, Notre Dame, Northeastern and Bowling Green.

Austin Peay Volleyball set for a great 2017 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball set for a great 2017 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs hope to impress at OVC Football Media Day

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head football coach Will Healy will be making his second appearance at the Ohio Valley Conference Media Day, in Nashville, TN, July 24th looking to tell the conference’s media members why this year’s Govs are ready to make some noise in conference play.

So far there hasn’t been much in the way of respect for the Governors, who finished the 2016 season winless at 0-11 and 0-8 in OVC play, with several preseason polls all having Austin Peay as a distant last-place ninth in the projected standing, including Street & Smith, Lindy’s Sports and the OVC Media picks that came last week.

Austin Peay Football hosts Tennessee State this Saturday at Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay Football hosts Tennessee State this Saturday at Fortera Stadium.

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Instant Peay Play: 2017 APSU Football Govs looking to end streaks

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With Austin Peay State University head football coach Will Healy’s second nationally-ranked recruiting class ready to take their place, with preseason practice right around the corner, the Governors are looking to put not one but three losing streaks in the rearview mirror during the 2017 season.

Entering the season, the Govs have lost their last 27 contests overall, as well as their last 21 Ohio Valley Conference games – with their last overall win — and conference victory — coming in a 20-13 final versus Murray State on November 18th, 2014 at Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay Football opens the 2017 Season on the road against Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio) University.

Austin Peay Football opens the 2017 Season on the road against Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio) University.

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Instant Peay Play: Less than a month until APSU Govs return to action

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the Fourth of July holiday in the rearview mirror and the dog days of summer just hitting their stride, it is less than a month before the return of Austin Peay State University student athletes and the beginning of the 2017-18 athletic school year.

Although the first day of classes on the main Austin Peay campus isn’t until August 28th – eight weeks away – over the next few weeks members of the football, volleyball, soccer and cross country teams will return to campus to hold their respective pre-season workouts.

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