Topic: Austin Peay
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.
Instant Peay Play: APSU Basketball teams start practice with shoes to fill and new players to acclimate
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s and women’s basketball have both started their pre-season practices for the upcoming 2016-17 season and like seasons before both have questions to be answered.
The biggest question for both teams is how you replace one of the best players to have played for your respective program, with the men’s team having to replace post player Chris Horton and the women’s team point guard Tiasha Gray.
Clarksville, TN – When you get into conference play each game is important, but for Austin Peay State University’s football, soccer and volleyball teams this maybe the biggest week of the year so far and one that may set the stage for the rest of the season.
For football, which is still looking for its first win of the season despite putting on a strong showing versus No. 16-ranked Eastern Illinois last Saturday, they renew their rivalry with Murray State – the last team they defeated back on October 18th, 2014 – and the only other team in the Ohio Valley Conference yet to win a game this season.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team should be riding a swell of confidence this week, as they prepare for the beginning of the Ohio Valley Conference part of their schedule this coming weekend, after winning The Citadel Bulldog Invitational.
The Governors went 4-0 at the invitational – winning 12 of 13 sets played overall — picking up wins over The Citadel, Charleston Southern, Elon and Savannah State.
It is the best in-season tournament finish for APSU since the Govs took second place at the University of Tennessee Invitational – with a 3-1 mark — back on September 18th-20th, 2014.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s soccer team celebrated the program’s 15-year anniversary this past weekend, including capping things with a 2-0 victory over Alabama A&M at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field.
But while players have come and gone over the past decade and a half, the one continual over the years has been head coach Kelley Guth – the only head coach the Govs have ever had in their history.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University may have lost its season opener September 3rd at Troy University, 57-17, but there were several positives that the Governors can build on this week as they prepare for not only their home opener, but their Ohio Valley Conference opener as well versus Tennessee Tech this Saturday, September 10th.
Offensively, the Govs showed they are capable of putting some points on the scoreboard – putting up 17 points on their NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision opponent – the most in six years against a FBS team and the most in a season opener in six years.
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