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APSU Governors Basketball has Seven 20-win teams among 2014-15 opponents

 

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Tentative schedule released

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University 2014-15 Men’s basketball schedule will feature seven opponents that won 20 or more games a year ago.

The Governors’ slate will include 14 home regular-season games plus two exhibitions. That home calendar will see the Govs play North Florida for the first time, a 2:00pm New Year’s Eve contest.

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

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

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Nick Honzik helps shape APSU’s fortunes

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Governors strength and conditioning coordinator Nick Honzik has been hard at work helping the Governors football team build bodies equipped to handle the rigors of a collegiate football season.

Austin Peay Governors strength and conditioning coordinator Nick Honzik. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors strength and conditioning coordinator Nick Honzik. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Liberty Elementary School students visit APSU Governors Football

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Governors football team served as host to a group of Liberty Elementary students, Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Austin Peay State University Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Annual Basketball Bash set for Saturday at Bud Barn

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Governors Club is sponsoring the annual Basketball Bash, beginning 6:00pm, Saturday, at the Bud Barn on the Charles Hand Farm.

Tickets for the annual Austin Peay basketball fundraiser are $40.00 each.

All proceeds for the event benefit both the Governors and Lady Govs basketball programs—it has been dedicated to summer school scholarships in both programs’ efforts to graduate their respective players on time.

The Annual Basketball Bash is set for Saturday night at the Bud Barm. (APSU Sports Information)

The Annual Basketball Bash is set for Saturday night at the Bud Barm. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Stadium construction heads into final phase

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – New Governors Stadium is in its final stages of construction.

Friday saw turf finally starting to be laid after drainage issues delayed that aspect. Lettering was being placed high along the stadium’s southeast side.

Also this week light standards along the east side were erected and elevated to their proper positioning.

Austin Peay State University's new Governors Stadium is in its final stages of construction. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s new Governors Stadium is in its final stages of construction. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football scrimmage cut short due to Bard Wilmer Leg Injury

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN - Barely half way through Austin Peay State University’s scrimmage came to a screeching halt, Saturday afternoon, at the Clarksville Academy Sports Complex.

One play into the second half, junior safety Brad Wilmer suffered a significant leg injury. After realizing the seriousness of the injury, APSU head coach Kirby Cannon called off the scrimmage remainder.

“Our feeling with something like that is we should not even try to resume,” Cannon said. “When you have a horrific injury like that, where there is pain and an injury that is going to end a young man’s season, it is hard to refocus the team. You put them at danger.

Austin Peay Football scrimmage ends early due to player injury. (Bill Larson - Clarksville Online)

Austin Peay Football scrimmage ends early due to player injury. (Bill Larson – Clarksville Online)

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APSU Baseball’s Raymond C. Hand Park receiving facelift

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Fans attending the football practices at Austin Peay State University are likely noticing all the heavy machinery that has taken over Raymond C. Hand Park this week.

As of Thursday afternoon, crews were unearthing the infield and foul territory, beginning with the grass.

Austin Peay's Raymond C. Hand Park playing field is being improved. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Raymond C. Hand Park playing field is being improved. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Football to scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Clarksville Academy

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – With new Governors Stadium completion still days away, Austin Peay State University’s football team will scrimmage for the first time, 3:00pm, Saturday, at the Clarksville Academy Sports Complex.

The 70-play-plus scrimmage will culminate the Governors first two practice weeks, including a week-plus of contact work. Clarksville Academy Sports Complex is located on Highway 48/13.

Austin Peay freshman quarterback Darrien Boone (4) breaks through for a rush against the Governors defense. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay freshman quarterback Darrien Boone (4) breaks through for a rush against the Governors defense. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Governors Football regain focus to wind up practice

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – After having the misfortune of missing a day’s practice because of Monday’s heavy rains occurred during each of the scheduled sessions, Austin Peay State University’s football team returned to work Tuesday morning to almost idyllic conditions.

Austin Peay Offensive coordinator Josh Richards works with his quarterbacks, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Offensive coordinator Josh Richards works with his quarterbacks, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Coach Kirby Cannon sees Youthful Football Govs showing progress

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Coming off a 0-12 season in 2013, second-year head coach Kirby Cannon sees improvement in his youthful Governors football squad, as 40-plus returners are joined by 40 freshmen in what could be thought of as a rebirth of the program.

Practicing in pads for the first time in the shadow of the new Governors Stadium, Cannon sees the effort of his players to put last year behind them and the excitement of the influx of new players, in what is his first true recruiting class.

Austin Peay State University Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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