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103 APSU Student Athletes named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes accounted for 103 of a record 1,335 student-athletes named to the 2015-16 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, announced Wednesday by the conference office.

“Academic success is part of our department’s responsibility and a mission for our student-athletes,” said Austin Peay athletics director Ryan Ivey. “Similar to a successful on-field performance, what you do in the classroom comes down to how hard you’re willing to work; the sacrifice and dedication these student-athletes put in to have success on and off the field is second to none.”

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Football announces kickoff time for season-opener at Troy

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityTroy, AL – Austin Peay State University football’s season-opener at Troy, September 3rd, will kick off at 5:00pm (CT) from Veterans Memorial Stadium.

This will be the 17th meeting between the schools in a series that dates back to 1947; the last meeting between the Governors and Trojans came in 2002.

Austin Peay Football kicks off the 2016 season September 3rd, at Troy. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football kicks off the 2016 season September 3rd, at Troy. (APSU Sports Information)

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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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Get your APSU Football season tickets today

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University football season tickets are on sale, and they’re going quickly.

Under a new ticketing structure implemented by assistant athletics director Josh Jorgensen, less than 30 reserved seat backs (Sections D and E) remain.

Austin Peay Governors Football tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Season.

Austin Peay Governors Football tickets are on sale now for 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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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football Govs will draw their share of attention at OVC Media Day

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – While most teams that finish last in the conference standings the year before don’t normally garner a lot of attention at conference media day meetings, but the 2016 Austin Peay State University football team maybe the exception to the rule.

Much has changed for the Govs since finishing the 2015 season with a 0-11 overall record and a 0-8 mark in OVC play, as they and the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference teams meet in Nashville, TN on July 18th at the Holiday Inn on West End Avenue for the OVC Football Media Day.

Austin Peay Football plays their first home game of the year at Fortera Stadium versus Tennessee Tech on September 10th.

Austin Peay Football plays their first home game of the year at Fortera Stadium versus Tennessee Tech on September 10th.

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Austin Peay State University’s Derrick Dunbar resigns as APSU Baseball hitting coach

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Derrick Dunbar, hitting coach for Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball since 2010, has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Dunbar informed Austin Peay baseball head coach Travis Janssen of his decision Thursday morning.

APSU Baseball's Derrick Dunbar resigns

APSU Baseball’s Derrick Dunbar resigns

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Austin Peay State University coach Dave Loos undergoes successful surgery to remove Tumor

 

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APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Dave Loos, Austin Peay State University’s longtime basketball coach, recently underwent surgery to successfully remove a malignant tumor.

“Our thoughts and concerns right now are for the health and well-being of Coach Loos,” APSU Athletics Director Ryan Ivey said. “We look forward to welcoming him back when he has made a full recovery.”

APSU Basketball coach Dave Loos to undergo chemotherapy treatments and is expected to make a full recovery. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Basketball coach Dave Loos to undergo chemotherapy treatments and is expected to make a full recovery. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Baseball Govs settling in to pro careers

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Making the transition from college to professional baseball happens quickly, just ask former Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff, who in a little less than 40 days ago were playing college baseball and now are settling into their pro careers.

Ridge Smith, a catcher, was drafted in the 12th round of the MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays organization and was assigned to the Bluefield (WV) Blue Jays of the Rookie Appalachian League.

APSU Baseball's Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff settle into their pro careers.

APSU Baseball’s Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff settle into their pro careers.

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Austin Peay State University Basketball’s Chris Horton named to Miami Heat’s summer league roster

 

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APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Former Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball standout Chris Horton‘s first shot at the pros will come with the Miami Heat.

Horton was announced as part of the Heat’s roster for the NBA Summer League in Orlando and Las Vegas. Horton and the Heat’s first game will be Saturday, July 2nd in Orlando.

Former APSU Basketball great Chris Horton heads to Orlando and Las Vegas as part of Miami Heat's summer league roster

Former APSU Basketball great Chris Horton heads to Orlando and Las Vegas as part of Miami Heat’s summer league roster

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