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Instant Peay Play: APSU Basketball must earn road wins for quality seed in OVC Tournament

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team entering the home stretch of its Ohio Valley Conference basketball season it is imperative they find a way to overcome a season-long difficulty of coming away with wins on the road if they are to get a favorable seed in the upcoming Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament.

Currently the Govs, 12-10 overall, are tied for third place in the OVC standings with a win-loss mark of 7-3 – tied with Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech – with eight games left in the regular season schedule.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball faces road games against Tennessee Martin, Southeast Missouri, Murray State, and Eastern Illinois over the next two weeks. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball faces road games against Tennessee Martin, Southeast Missouri, Murray State, and Eastern Illinois over the next two weeks. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs Basketball teams open OVC play with key four-game homestand

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams open Ohio Valley Conference play over the next couple of weeks at the Dunn Center with four games that could very easily set the tone for the rest of the season for the Govs.

The Govs open next week with a Thursday, December 28th doubleheader versus SIU Edwardsville followed by a Saturday December 30th doubleheader versus Eastern Illinois, they then open the new year with a pair of single games versus UT Martin, with the women’s team playing the Skyhawks on January 3rd and the men’s team play on January 4th – in a game that will be carried on the CBS Sports Network.

Austin Peay Basketball teams open Ohio Valley Conference Play Thursday with doubleheader against SIU Edwardsville at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Basketball teams open Ohio Valley Conference Play Thursday with doubleheader against SIU Edwardsville at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Volleyball heads to UCLA for NCAA Tournament opener

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – In its second ever NCAA Volleyball Championship Tournament appearance, Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team will make a cross-country trek to Los Angeles and historic Pauley Pavilion for a 10:00pm (central time), December 1st, match versus the tournament’s number 15 overall-seed UCLA.

The Governors (30-5) earned their bid to the tournament by winning the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship back on November 18th in the Dunn Center, while nationally-ranked UCLA (19-10) earned a national seed despite tying for fifth-place in the Pac-12 Conference.

2017 OVC Champions Austin Peay Volleyball heads west to take on UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2017 OVC Champions Austin Peay Volleyball heads west to take on UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Volleyball has chance for unparalleled season

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has had some very good volleyball teams in its history, championship teams, but the current 2017 team has a chance to supplant all the teams that have come before them with two weeks left in the regular season.

To say the Governors have been on a roll this season would be an understatement, as they enter the final two weeks of the season with a 23-4 overall record, but more importantly a 11-1 in Ohio Valley Conference play.

2017 Austin Peay State University Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

2017 Austin Peay State University Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Homecoming highlights huge week for Governors Athletics

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Homecoming is always a big week for any college and Austin Peay State University is no different, but this week is especially big for not only the football team but for several other Governors teams.

Leading things off for the week will be the men’s golf team, who will be hosting their own F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate at the Graystone Golf Club in Dickson, TN on Monday (36 holes) and Tuesday (18 holes) October 15th and 16th.

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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: 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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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Dave Loos’ legacy unparalleled in Govs history

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will be holding a press conference March 6th at the Dunn Center – on the court that bears his name — to not only announce the retirement of long-time head men’s basketball coach Dave Loos, but to also celebrate one of the greatest legacy’s any coach at any Ohio Valley Conference institution.

For the last 27 years, Loos has patrolled the sidelines of basketball courts in the OVC accumulating an all-time conference best 421 victories, over 100 wins more than the prior all-time win’s leader Cal Luther – who finished with 319 victories in 1999.

APSU Head Basketball Coach Dave Loos

APSU Head Basketball Coach Dave Loos

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Instant Peay Play: Upcoming APSU Basketball homestand huge for surging Governors

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, 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.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball begins four game homestand Thursday, January 19th when they take on Morehead State. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball begins four game homestand Thursday, January 19th when they take on Morehead State. (APSU Sports Information)n

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs have baker’s dozen graduate at Winter Commencement

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, 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.

Thirteen Austin Peay Athletes participate in 2016 Winter Commencement. (APSU Sports Information)

Thirteen Austin Peay Athletes participate in 2016 Winter Commencement. (APSU Sports Information)

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