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Austin Peay State University Track and Field has superb day at Vanderbilt Black and Gold Relays

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUNashville, TN – Sprints led the day for Austin Peay State University track and field at the Black and Gold Relays, hosted by Vanderbilt at the Vanderbilt Track Complex.

Despite cold conditions over the course of the two-day event, Austin Peay athletes performed admirably in a meet chock-full of high-caliber athletes from schools in the Big 10 and SEC, as well as Ohio Valley Conference schools SIU Edwardsville, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, Southeast Missouri, UT Martin and Belmont.

Austin Peay Track and Field come up big at Vanderbilt. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field come up big at Vanderbilt. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee is 3rd in Tornado Claims; Kentucky is 10th

 

State Farm® Wants Your Family to Be Prepared for Severe Weather

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Tornado and high winds are some of the most destructive forces of nature. While tornadoes are frequent in the Great Plains, South, and Midwest, there is no state in the country that isn’t at risk.

As the nation’s largest property insurer, State Farm wants to make sure you and your family are prepared for the destructive and potentially deadly force of a tornado.

Tornado

Tornado

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Austin Peay State University Governors Baseball begins OVC Season against Eastern Illinois

 

Austin Peay vs. Eastern Illinois

Sunday-Monday, March 8th-9th, 2015
Clarksville, TN | Raymond C. Hand Park

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team will begin its 30-game Ohio Valley Conference schedule when it hosts Eastern Illinois in a three-game set, Sunday-Monday, at Raymond C. Hand Park.

A final schedule for the series had not been determined as of Saturday morning due to lingering snow on the field in Clarksville. However, every effort will be made to play all three games Sunday and Monday.

Austin Peay Baseball takes on Eastern Illinois starting Sunday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball takes on Eastern Illinois starting Sunday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

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The fascinating History of Popcorn

 

Clarksville, TN – Ask me what my favorite snack is and I won’t hesitate a second to tell you that it’s popcorn. The aroma of popcorn can drive me to indulge any time day or night. I recently realized that I had no idea where popcorn originated or what makes it pop. Here’s what I learned:

According to www.popcorn.org , popcorn was eaten by Native Americans before the time of Jesus. Popcorn kernels more than 1,000 years old were found in tombs on the east coast of Peru; they still popped! Popcorn is believed to have originated in Mexico, but was grown in Sumatra, China and India before Christopher Columbus came to the New World.

Popcorn kernels

Popcorn kernels

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AAA Urges Motorists to Celebrate the NFL Super Bowl Safely

 

Tow to Go service available now through February 1st

AAATampa, FL - Whether you are attending or hosting a Super Bowl party, AAA wants everyone to celebrate safely. For those going out this weekend, that means having a Designated Driver.

You can also call a cab or stay where you are celebrating.

Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime Friday through Sunday night. AAA will then safely transport you and your vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.

Tow to Go

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Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley inducted into APSU’s Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – One of the greatest Golf Governors in Austin Peay State University history plus a former football standout who returned to his alma mater to help guide the program to its only Ohio Valley Conference title were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning in a breakfast ceremony in the Dunn Center’s Hall of Fame lobby.

In addition, a former superb basketball player from Austin Peay’s small college era was enshrined as part of the Hall of Fame’s Honors category.

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University's Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Bradley key component of Aaron’s great basketball successes

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – When Bob Bradley arrived on campus back in 1958 from nearby Todd County (KY), he was a member of what most considered Dave Aaron’s “greatest freshmen class,” a group that also included Jim Stewart (a member of the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame who later went on to a long major league baseball career); Roger Davis, whom Bradley competed against in high school; John Camp; Jim Henderson; Tommy Phillips and Freddy Overton.

The 6-foot-6 Bradley and his freshmen teammates lived up to the billing. Playing in an era when freshmen were unable to compete at the varsity level, they played away from the spotlight, but used that time to develop chemistry that would prove essential over the next three seasons.

Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Bradley. (APSU Sports Information)

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January is Tops for Theft, Tennessee’s in the Top 10 for Theft Claims

 

State Farm®Murfreesboro, TN – The holidays are over and everyone is recovering from the barrage of gifts, food, family and friends. Now that you’re past that, it’s time to think about theft because State Farm® says January is the top month for theft claims.

There are a couple of reason for this. Everyone is getting their December credit card statements and reporting fraudulent charges or identity theft following the holiday shopping season, and many people travel for vacation to warmer climates during this month, leaving their home exposed to burglars. «Read the rest of this article»

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21 Tennessee Properties receive AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings for 2015

 

2,417 hotels and restaurants across the continent top the list with the travel authority’s highest ratings

AAATampa, FL – The Auto Club Group has announced the 17 hotels and four restaurants in Tennessee that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months.

Among these, two lodgings received these ratings for the first time, qualifying them as new additions to the annual lists. The AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are AAA’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants.

Hotels rated Four or Five Diamond are stylish and refined with upscale physical attributes. Guests receive personalized attention from an experienced staff enhancing an extensive array of amenities in a luxurious setting. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports that most Motorists are not prepared for Winter Weather

 

3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles

AAATampa, FL – Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern United States and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency.

According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.

Snow and ice on the roads.

Snow and ice on the roads.

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