Topic: Austin Peay
Clarksville, TN – From the time his high school basketball playing days came to an end five years ago, Austin Peay men’s basketball point guard Jeremy Purvis has had to shown a persistence, determination and sometimes even patience to keep his playing career going; and this season has been no different.
Purvis, who played locally at Northeast High School, was starter and three-point shooting specialist for the Eagles in its two trips to the TSSAA State Tournament.
Instant Peay Play: Robbie Wilson ready to face expectations, winning tradition as APSU Govs new golf coach
Clarksville, TN – After spending the last eight years building Trevecca University’s men’s golf team into a top-flight program on the NAIA level, Robbie Wilson is ready to face the winning tradition and expectations of leading the Austin Peay men’s golf program.
Wilson, who along with coaching at Trevecca was also an alumnus of the school, has had interaction with the Govs golf program having played against several former APSU players growing up and knowing the success that they had while playing.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay men’s basketball senior Chris Freeman has waited and worked over the past three years to get his time to show the potential that had him listed as one of the top-10 recruits out of the state of Kentucky and so far this season he has done that.
Coming into this season, Freeman had just four starts, averaging 3.9 points and 2.7 rebounds in just under 12 minutes of action per game.
That is why the next two months will be key for the continued building of the program, as coach Kirby Cannon and his staff will be putting plenty of miles on their travel reports as well as long hours going over tapes and evaluations of players that they hope to bring into the fold.
Instant Peay Play: APSU Lady Govs lone senior Kristen Stainback wants to close career with return trip to postseason
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Instant Peay Play: Start of new basketball season still brings renewed excitement for APSU Governors longtime coach Dave Loos
Clarksville, 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.
Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs, Lady Govs Cross County teams hitting their stride as OVC Championships loom
Clarksville, 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.
Hopkinsville, 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.
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