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Instant Peay Play: Despite season-opening loss, APSU’s Kirby Cannon sees promise in young Governors

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay head football coach Kirby Cannon felt his team may have lost the battle, August 30th in their season-opener versus Memphis University, but despite the 63-0 final margin saw more than a few good things that they will build on as they move forward into the season.

APSU Coach Kirby Cannon see's promise in his Governors despite loss to Memphis (Bill Larson/Clarksville Online)

APSU Coach Kirby Cannon see’s promise in his Governors despite loss to Memphis (Bill Larson/Clarksville Online)

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Austin Peay State University Football no match for Memphis Tigers in 63-0 loss

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUMemphis, TN – The Memphis Tigers scored on its first six offensive possessions, including five rushing touchdowns, as Austin Peay State University lost its season opener, 63-0, a contest played Saturday night at the Liberty Bowl.

It was APSU’s fourth straight season-opening loss—all to Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams. The Govs last season-opening win was a 38-6 home victory against Cumberland in the 2010 season.

Austin Peay Governors Football loses at Memphis, 63-0. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football loses at Memphis, 63-0. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football ready to open season at Memphis today

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – A much different Austin Peay State University football team will kick off Year 2 of the Kirby Cannon Era when the Governors travel to West Tennessee to face Memphis in a 6:00pm, Saturday contest at the Liberty Bowl.

The Governors, coming off a 0-12 2013, enter the season with a roster makeover that has 39 freshman dotting the list, with 18 spots on the two-deep held by first-year players.

Austin Peay Football opens the 2014 season at Memphis tonight. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football opens the 2014 season at Memphis tonight. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Cross County kicked off season at Belmont Opener

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – A young Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team opened their season in a talent-laden meet at Friday’s Belmont Opener, hosted by Belmont at Percy Ward Park.

Austin Peay Governors Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Cross Country Kicks Off Season in Nashville at Belmont Opener

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team starts its season 5:30pm, Friday, when it competes in the Belmont Opener, hosted by Belmont at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, TN.

Austin Peay Men's Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football hits the road to face Memphis Tigers Saturday, August 30th

 

Austin Peay Governors (0-0) at Memphis Tigers (0-0)

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 | 6:00pm CDT
Memphis, TN | Liberty Bowl (61,008)

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – On Saturday, August 30th, 2014, the Austin Peay State University football team kicks off the 2014 season on the road against the Memphis Tigers at the Liberty Bowl. Kickoff is at 6:00pm.

This contest begins the second season of the Kirby Cannon Era. After the Govs went 0-12 in their first season under Cannon, APSU’s roster has undergone a huge makeover, with 38 freshmen or redshirt freshmen comprising the roster and making the Governors an extremely young team.

Austin Peay State University's football team to play first game of the year this Saturday at Memphis Tigers. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s football team to play first game of the year this Saturday at Memphis Tigers. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football team enjoys first practice in New Governors Stadium

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team finally got to practice in New Governors Stadium.

After a preseason that saw them practicing on the soccer and intramural fields while doing walk throughs in the front lawn of the Dunn Center, the Governors finally got on the new FieldTurf XT at 3:00pm, Tuesday.

Austin Peay State University's football team finally got to practice in New Governors Stadium, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s football team finally got to practice in New Governors Stadium, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Basketball names Kevin Hogan newest assistant

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Kevin Hogan, who has spent four seasons as a Division I assistant coach including the last two at William and Mary, has been named assistant men’s basketball coach at Austin Peay State University.

Kevin Hogan, new Austin Peay Governors basketball assistant. (APSU Sports Information)

Kevin Hogan, new Austin Peay Governors basketball assistant. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Basketball Bash draws more than 200 Govs, Lady Govs fans

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – More than 200 Austin Peay State University basketball fans attended the annual Basketball Bash, Saturday night, at the Bud Barn on the Charles Hand Farm.

Sponsored by the Governors Club, each ticket bearer was served a KC steak dinner along homemade desserts. Proceeds from the event are dedicated to summer school scholarships and housing in both programs’ efforts to graduate their respective players on time.

Austin Peay State University head men's basketball coach Dave Loos, center, and assistants Corey Gipson, left, and Bubba Wells took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Saturday night, at the Basketball Bash. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University head men’s basketball coach Dave Loos, center, and assistants Corey Gipson, left, and Bubba Wells took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Saturday night, at the Basketball Bash. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football holds final Scrimmage

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – “Let youth be served” easily could have been Friday afternoon’s theme as Austin Peay State University’s football team ended contact work with its final scrimmage.

Freshmen wide receivers Malik Boynton, Jared Beard and Wesley Thomas particularly were impressive—Boynton made a one-handed 21-yard catch on one pass—while first-year tight end James Coleman also had large gain after a reception.

Austin Peay Junior Trey Taylor nailed down the starting quarterback spot in Friday's scrimmage. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Junior Trey Taylor nailed down the starting quarterback spot in Friday’s scrimmage. (APSU Sports Information)

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