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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football Govs have positives despite low pick in preseason polls

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – To no one’s surprise, Austin Peay State University’s football team was picked to finish last the official Ohio Valley Conference poll – as well as the media poll – at last week’s OVC Football Media Day, but a closer look inside some key numbers shows the 2016 season outlook may not be as bleak as predicted.

First, the Governors return 56 letter winners from 2015, which is the third most among conference teams, and over 10 more than five OVC opponents – including the prohibitive favorite to win the conference, Jacksonville State.

Austin Peay Governors Football has reasons to feel good about the 2016 Season.

Austin Peay Governors Football has reasons to feel good about the 2016 Season.

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APSU Governors Football picked ninth in preseason poll at OVC Media Day

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University football was picked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference by a vote of the conference coaches and sports information directors announced Monday at the annual OVC Media Day.

Defending champion Jacksonville State was the top preseason choice for a third straight year, picking up 16 of 18 first-place votes and 128 points total.

Austin Peay State University Football picked to finish last in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football picked to finish last in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU Sports Information)

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13 inning affair ends with APSU Baseball besting Belmont Bruins, 7-4

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityJacksonville, TNRidge Smith and Clayton Smithson slashed run-producing 13th-inning doubles while senior closer Jared Carkuff threw 6.2 innings of relief as Austin Peay State University survived against Belmont, 7-4, Saturday afternoon, in a marathon Ohio Valley Conference baseball tourney elimination game at the Ballpark at Jackson.

Austin Peay's Jared Carkuff pitches 6.2 innings in relief to help Govs beat Belmont in OVC Baseball Tournament, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Jared Carkuff pitches 6.2 innings in relief to help Govs beat Belmont in OVC Baseball Tournament, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field moves up to take third place at OVC Outdoor Championships

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Underrated? Overlooked? Probably not anymore.

An Austin Peay State University track and field team that battled injury, illness and inconsistency throughout the 2016 season and entered the weekend under the radar righted the ship at the perfect moment, securing a third-place team finish at the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships.

It’s the third straight season that Austin Peay has finished in the top-three at the OVC Outdoor Championships.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field nabs third placed in Nashville at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field nabs third placed in Nashville at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball heads to Nashville to take on nationally ranked Vanderbilt, Tuesday

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A tough five-game, six-day stretch awaits Austin Peay State University’s baseball team as April comes to a close. First up, the Governors will face nationally-ranked Vanderbilt in a 1:00pm, Tuesday contest in Nashville.

APSU then hosts a red-hot Evansville squad in a 6:00pm, Wednesday affair at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball begins five game week at Vanderbilt Tuesday, then hosts Evansville Wednesday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball begins five game week at Vanderbilt Tuesday, then hosts Evansville Wednesday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Lidia Yanes Garcia’s historic double-up on OVC honors could be just the start

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s tennis team has had several outstanding players over the years, but none accomplished what Lidia Yanes Garcia did as a freshman.

This past week Garcia became the first women’s tennis player in Ohio Valley Conference history to take both the OVC Player of the Year and OVC Freshman of the Year honors, while being First-Team All-OVC along with her twin sister Claudia Yanes Garcia.

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APSU Governors Golf heads to Alabama for OVC Championships

 

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APSU Men's Golf - Austin Peay State UniversityMuscle Shoals, AL – Although Austin Peay State University men’s golf team has won eight Ohio Valley Conference championships, it will seek its first under Robbie Wilson when it competes, Monday-Wednesday, in the league championship tournament at The Shoals on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama.

The 54-hole men’s championship will be competed on the par-72 Fighting Joe course, a 7,258-yard layout, with 74.0 slope and 135 course ratings.

Austin Peay Men's Golf starts OVC Tournament Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf starts OVC Tournament Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Tennis falls to Eastern Illinois at OVC Tournament

 

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APSU Women's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team fell to Eastern Illinois 4-0, Friday, in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference at the Centennial SportsPlex, ending its season.

The Govs finish the year with an overall record of 7-10, their highest win total since 2013. In that same season, APSU also lost to EIU in the first round, 4-0.

APSU Women's Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Women’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Tennis plays Eastern Illinois to begin OVC Tournament, Friday

 

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APSU Women's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team will play their first match in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, 2:00pm, Friday at the Centennial SportsPlex. The Lady Govs will be facing Eastern Illinois, the number 5 seed.

Getting to the OVC Tournament has been a battle from the start for the Lady Govs.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis play in OVC Tournament, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis play in OVC Tournament, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Softball heads to Samford for final non-conference games

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityBirmingham, AL – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will step out of Ohio Valley Conference play for the final time in 2016, 3:00pm, Wednesday, when it travels to Samford University for a doubleheader.

The Governors (6-29) enter the twinbill having been held scoreless for the last 23 innings, including being swept in a three-game OVC series at Eastern Illinois this past weekend.

Austin Peay Softball at Samford Bulldogs for a pair of non-conference games. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball at Samford Bulldogs for a pair of non-conference games. (APSU Sports Information)

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