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APSU Athletics, boxLIFE team up to provide new seating area at Fortera Stadium

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – A new seating experience will be available at Fortera Stadium for Governors football fans this season as the Austin Peay State University athletics department has teamed with boxLIFE to provide five field level suites for the upcoming football season.

The five Austin Peay-themed boxGATE suites will be available in the north end zone at Fortera Stadium.

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Instant Peay Play: 2017 APSU Football Govs looking to end streaks

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With Austin Peay State University head football coach Will Healy’s second nationally-ranked recruiting class ready to take their place, with preseason practice right around the corner, the Governors are looking to put not one but three losing streaks in the rearview mirror during the 2017 season.

Entering the season, the Govs have lost their last 27 contests overall, as well as their last 21 Ohio Valley Conference games – with their last overall win — and conference victory — coming in a 20-13 final versus Murray State on November 18th, 2014 at Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay Football opens the 2017 Season on the road against Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio) University.

Austin Peay Football opens the 2017 Season on the road against Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio) University.

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APSU update on Governors at the Professional Baseball Level

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Professional baseball has reached the All Star Break and you can find a record 13 Governors alumni playing professional baseball level, including two at the Major League level.

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Longtime APSU Govs supporter Bill Roberts passes away at 63

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Bill Roberts, a longtime supporter of Austin Peay State University athletics and prominent member of the Clarksville community, passed away Tuesday at the age of 63.

Since moving to Clarksville from Massachusetts in the mid-1990s, Roberts has been a community pillar and an active supporter of all things Austin Peay. A member of the Red Coat Society—Austin Peay’s Hall of Fame for service to APSU athletics—Roberts was instrumental in the group’s foundation and was inducted in 2007 alongside Billy Atkins and the late Dr. Gaines Hunt.

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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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APSU Govs past and future distinguish themselves across the Global Golf World

 

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APSU Men's GolfClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf got a big weekend from past and future Governors last week, with a trio of alumni and an incoming freshman posting impressive displays on their respective tours.

Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Grant Leaver wins the SwingThought National Tour major of 2017 at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tennessee. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Grant Leaver wins the SwingThought National Tour major of 2017 at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tennessee. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Several APSU Baseball Govs still playing as America celebrates the fourth

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – From coast to coast and even Canada, Austin Peay State University has several of its baseball players plying their skills on several summer-league teams, as they continue to improve their skill for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

Several of the Govs are hitting over .300 this summer for their respective teams, but arguably having the best summer across the board at the plate is outfielder Imani Willis, who is currently hitting at a .350 clip for the Kokomo (IN) Jackrabbits of the Prospect League.

Austin Peay has several baseball players playing in team leagues this summer. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay has several baseball players playing in team leagues this summer. (APSU Sports Information)

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Sergio Ruoco to join APSU Men’s Basketball staff as an assistant coach

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – As Austin Peay State University head men’s basketball coach Matt Figger begins to round out his coaching staff, an important piece to the puzzle was added this week as Sergio Ruoco became the third full-time assistant to join Figger’s first staff at APSU.

Ruoco was last at South Florida, where he spent three seasons as an assistant for Orlando Antigua and Murry Bartow.

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Instant Peay Play: Long-time APSU Coach, Administrator Cheryl Holt set to retire

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – This coming Friday, June 30th, will see the career of long-time Austin Peay State University coach and administrator Cheryl Holt come full circle, as she is set to retire after 35-plus years of service to the university.

Holt, who first came to Austin Peay to earn her master’s degree in the early 1970’s after graduating from The Ohio State University, returned to the school in 1982 to become the head volleyball and tennis coach after serving at both the University of Mississippi and the University of Miami as volleyball coach.

Austin Peay Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Cheryl Holt set to retire this Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Cheryl Holt set to retire this Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Alex Robles joins list of all-time greats to be picked in MLB Draft

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – When recent Austin Peay State University graduate baseball player Alex Robles was selected in the 30th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on June 14th he joined an outstanding list of former APSU baseball players that have started their aspiring journeys to the big leagues with their names being called in the draft.

Drafted with the 886th overall pick, as a right-handed pitcher by the Minnesota Twins, Robles — who is from Tucson, AZ – became the 41st Governor to be drafted, since Tim Burns was drafted in 1972 by the California Angels.

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