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Instant Peay Play: Summer time no break for APSU Governors Athletic Department

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – The 2014-15 athletic season officially came to an end for the Austin Peay State University’s Athletic Department this week when the Lady Govs outdoor track and field participants failed to advance from the NCAA East Preliminary Round Meet.

But with the summer break for the Governors and Lady Govs athletes just beginning, there is still a lot of work left before the fall semester begins in late August and it all begins again.

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APSU Governors Basketball travels to Eastern Kentucky Colonels, Monday

 

Austin Peay (7-20/2-11) vs. Eastern Kentucky (16-10/8-5)

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | 6:00pm CT
Richmond, KY | Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSURichmond, KY – Officially eliminated from Ohio Valley Conference post-season competition, Austin Peay State University now will attempt to play conference spoiler during the season’s final week. First up will be Eastern Kentucky, 6:00pm, Monday, in Paul McBrayer Arena.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball takes on Eastern Kentucky at 6:00pm, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball takes on Eastern Kentucky at 6:00pm, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Red Coat Society to induct Hal Mathews, Terry Griffin, Saturday

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Ron Shumate, the former Chattanooga and Southeast Missouri basketball coach, had a favorite saying about fans: “They are with you win or win.”

That certainly is not the case with this year’s newest Red Coat Society inductees, Hal Mathews and Terry Griffin. Through thick and thin, great and not-so-good seasons in APSU athletics, both became Austin Peay fans early in their respective lives and remain so as adults.

The Red Coat Society, now in its 12th year, serves as a Hall of Fame of service for the Governors Club, APSU’s Athletics booster club.

Mathews and Griffin will be honored at halftime of the Governors-Murray State men’s game, Saturday. A reception for them will be held at 3:30pm, Saturday prior to the Lady Govs-Racers contest.

Mathews, Griffin to be inducted into Austin Peay Red Coat Society. (APSU Sports Information)

Mathews, Griffin to be inducted into Austin Peay Red Coat Society. (APSU Sports Information)

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Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley inducted into APSU’s Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – One of the greatest Golf Governors in Austin Peay State University history plus a former football standout who returned to his alma mater to help guide the program to its only Ohio Valley Conference title were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning in a breakfast ceremony in the Dunn Center’s Hall of Fame lobby.

In addition, a former superb basketball player from Austin Peay’s small college era was enshrined as part of the Hall of Fame’s Honors category.

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University's Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

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Ed Bunio forged Hall of Fame playing, coaching career at Austin Peay State University

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – It’s a long way from Carnegie, PA, to Tucson, AZ, in more ways than one. Raised by his grandparents, Ed Bunio needed an athletic scholarship if he wanted to attend college. After his outstanding prep career, Michigan came offering so did Miami…but Bunio chose Arizona.

Some 2,100 miles from home, Bunio literally went from a small town of barely 5,000 people to a campus of 15,000. Bunio loved the campus, the city and all the extracurricular activities that were available. In fact this new world was eye opening, except during the daytime…during class time.

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Austin Peay State University Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Bradley key component of Aaron’s great basketball successes

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – When Bob Bradley arrived on campus back in 1958 from nearby Todd County (KY), he was a member of what most considered Dave Aaron’s “greatest freshmen class,” a group that also included Jim Stewart (a member of the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame who later went on to a long major league baseball career); Roger Davis, whom Bradley competed against in high school; John Camp; Jim Henderson; Tommy Phillips and Freddy Overton.

The 6-foot-6 Bradley and his freshmen teammates lived up to the billing. Playing in an era when freshmen were unable to compete at the varsity level, they played away from the spotlight, but used that time to develop chemistry that would prove essential over the next three seasons.

Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Bradley. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball at Eastern Illinois Panthers Saturday

 

Austin Peay (6-13/1-4) vs. Eastern Illinois (12-7/6-1)

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 | 3:15pm CT
Charleston, IL | Lantz Arena

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCharleston, IL – Despite a 77-62 loss to Murray State, Thursday night, Eastern Illinois is without question the surprise of the Ohio Valley Conference this season.

The Panthers are 6-1 in the OVC and 12-7 overall, watching a nine-game winning streak snapped against the Racers. As a result, the Panthers slipped behind the unbeaten Racers in the OVC West Standings.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball face Eastern Illinois Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball face Eastern Illinois Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Basketball heads to SIU Edwardsville Cougars Thursday

 

Austin Peay (6-12/1-3) vs. SIU Edwardsville (7-10/3-3)

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 | 7:00pm CT
Edwardsville, IL | Vadalabene Center

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUEdwardsville, IL – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team hopes momentum gained from its season’s best offensive performance will carry over as it travels to play SIU Edwardsville, 7:00pm, Thursday, in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup at the Vadalabene Center.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball visits SIUE Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball visits SIUE Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Basketball seeks win at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

 

Austin Peay (5-10/0-1) at Tennessee Tech (8-8/0-3)

Saturday, January 10th, 2015 | 7:30pm CT
Cookeville, TN | Hooper Eblen Center

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCookeville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team’s elusive quest for a road victory will take it to Tennessee Tech, 7:30pm, Saturday, at the Hooper Eblen Center in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup of two struggling teams.

The Governors, 5-10 on the season and 0-8 on the road, are coming off a disappointing 71-59 loss to Jacksonville State in their OVC opener.

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Longtime APSU FAR, Dr. Gaines Hunt, named co-recipient of Thurston Banks Award

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Dr. Gaines Hunt, longtime Austin Peay State University professor and administrator and APSU’s Athletics Faculty Athletics Representative for more than 15 years, has been named co-recipient of the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Thurston Banks Award for Distinguished Academic Service.

The award, selected by the OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs), was established in 2013 to recognize individuals (e.g. academic advisor, professor, tutor, etc.), with at least five years of service at one or more OVC member institutions, for their outstanding contributions to OVC student-athletes’ academic success, learning and development as well for his or her overall commitment to the institution’s athletics program.

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