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APSU adds NFL wide receiver Todd Pinkston to Football coaching staff

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Veteran NFL standout Todd Pinkston has joined Austin Peay State University’s football staff as an assistant coach and will work with the Governors wide receivers.

A second-round draft pick out of Southern Miss, Pinkston became a principle target during the Donovan McNabb era in Philadelphia, catching 184 passes for 2,816 yards and 14 touchdowns from 2000-04.

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UT Lady Vols Basketball loses to Mississippi State 58-48 in SEC Tournament Semifinals

 

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UT Lady Vols BasketballJacksonville, FL – Tennessee’s SEC Tournament run came to an end on Saturday as the Lady Vols fell to No. 3 seed Mississippi State, 58-48, in the semifinals at Veterans Memorial Arena.

Diamond DeShields paced the Lady Vols (19-13) with 22 points. Victoria Vivians scored 30 points to help No. 16/16 Mississippi State (26-6) punch its ticket to the title game of the conference tournament. The Bulldogs will face No. 1 seed South Carolina on Sunday at 2:30pm ET/1:30pm CT on ESPN.

DeShields scored 14 of her 22 points in the second half and also grabbed five rebounds. Bashaara Graves collected a game-high 15 rebounds and scored five points. Jaime Nared added 12 points.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Te'a Cooper (20) dribbles the ball as Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs guard Morgan William (2) defends in the first quarter during the women's SEC basketball tournament at Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Arena. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Te’a Cooper (20) dribbles the ball as Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs guard Morgan William (2) defends in the first quarter during the women’s SEC basketball tournament at Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Arena. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Lady Vols drop #2 seed Texas A&M Aggies, 70-60

 

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UT Lady VolsJacksonville, FL  Diamond DeShields scored 21 points, Bashaara Graves scored 19 and Tennessee upset No. 2 seed Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals, 70-60, on Friday at Veterans Memorial Arena.

DeShields scored 14 points in the second half and her energy on defense helped Tennessee (19-12) limit the Aggies (21-9) to just 35.8-percent shooting. She and Graves each shot 7-of-11 from the floor and they combined to go 11-of-12 from the free-throw line.

Graves collected seven rebounds and was aggressive in the paint, setting the tone in the first half.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Diamond DeShields (11) takes a shot in the second quarter as Texas A&M Aggies guard Curtyce Knox (11) defends during the women's SEC basketball tournament at Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Arena. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Diamond DeShields (11) takes a shot in the second quarter as Texas A&M Aggies guard Curtyce Knox (11) defends during the women’s SEC basketball tournament at Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Arena. (Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Lady Vols Basketball faces Texas A&M tonight in SEC Tournament

 

#7 Tennessee Lady Vols (18-12) vs. #2 Texas A&M Aggies (21-8)

Friday, March 4th, 2016 | 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT
Jacksonville, FL | Veterans Memorial Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The No. 7 UT Lady Vols (18-12) will look to take down No. 2 seed #15/15 Texas A&M (21-8) in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville on Friday at 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT on SEC Network and available via WatchESPN.

The state of Florida and city of Jacksonville are hosting their first-ever SEC women’s tourney. This marks the ninth meeting between these schools, their second bout this season and the third time they have played one another in the SEC Tournament.

Tennessee enters Friday’s game with a 76-19 (.800) all-time record in the 37th year of the SEC Tournament.

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UT Lady Vols Basketball rolls over Arkansas Razorbacks, 68-51

 

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UT Lady VolsJacksonville, FL – Diamond DeShields scored 15 points to lead Tennessee to a 68-51 win over Arkansas on Thursday at Veterans Memorial Arena in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

Tennessee (18-12, 8-8 SEC) never trailed and led by double figures for most of the game. Arkansas (12-18, 7-9 SEC) could not overcome a slow start or poor shooting (31.3 percent).

DeShields scored 10 of her 15 points in the third quarter and collected six rebounds. Jordan Reynolds had a strong all-around game, scoring 10 points recording team highs of eight rebounds and four assists. Jaime Nared added 11 points with three assists and three boards.

Tennessee Womens Basketball's #11 Diamond DeShields nets 15 points in SEC Tournament win over Arkansas Razorbacks Thursday. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Womens Basketball’s #11 Diamond DeShields nets 15 points in SEC Tournament win over Arkansas Razorbacks Thursday. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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UT Lady Vols Basketball begin SEC Tournament against Arkansas Razorbacks

 

#7 Tennessee (17-12/8-8 SEC) vs. #10 Arkansas (12-17/7-9 SEC)

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 | 6:01pm ET/5:01pm CT
Jacksonville, FL | Veterans Memorial Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The No. 7 Lady Vols (17-12, 8-8 SEC) will open up the SEC Tournament with a matchup against No. 10 Arkansas (12-17, 7-9 SEC) at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville on Thursday at 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT on SEC Network and available via WatchESPN.

The state of Florida and city of Jacksonville are hosting their first-ever SEC women’s tourney. This marks the 31st meeting between these schools, their third bout this season, but the very first time they have played one another in the SEC Tournament.

Tennessee enters Thursday’s game with a 75-19 (.806) all-time record in the previous 36 years of the SEC Tournament.

The Tennessee Lady Vols will look to claim their 18th SEC Championship starting Thursday when they face Arkansas. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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UT Lady Vols rolls over Georgia Bulldogs, 80-60

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Diamond DeShields scored a game-high 22 points and Bashaara Graves recorded her 29th career double-double as Tennessee rolled past Georgia in the season finale, 80-60, at Thompson-Boling Arena.

With 80 total points, Tennessee (17-12, 8-8 SEC) notched its highest points total in SEC play this season and its most in any game this season since scoring 90 in a win over Stetson on December 30th.

Following DeShields’ 22 points, freshman Te’a Cooper logged just the third 20-point performance of her season on Sunday, finishing with 21 for the game. Graves, playing in front of the home faithful on Senior Day, rounded out UT’s double-digit scorers, notching 12 points to go along with her game-high 10 rebounds.

Tennessee Women's Basketball sends out its seniors with an 80-60 win over Georgia in the regular season finale. (UT Athletics Department)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball sends out its seniors with an 80-60 win over Georgia in the regular season finale. (UT Athletics Department)

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APSU Governors Basketball loses 80-70 at North Florida

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUJacksonville, FLChris Horton scored a career-high 28 points and the nation’s third-leading rebounder snared 17 errant shots but unfortunately for Austin Peay State University’s basketball team he was the only Gov in double figures in a 80-70 defeat by North Florida, played at the UNF Arena, Wednesday night.

The loss was the Govs second straight and left them 1-3 on the current road swing and 4-7 overall.

Austin Peay center Chris Horton gets career-high 28 in loss at North Florida. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay center Chris Horton gets career-high 28 in loss at North Florida. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Basketball on the road Wednesday to take on North Florida

 

Austin Peay at North Florida

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 | 6:30pm CT
Jacksonville, FL | UNF Arena

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUJacksonville, FL – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team has played as strong a mid-major conference schedule this fall as it has in its history under Dave Loos. Cal Poly, IPFW (twice), Troy, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi all have proven to be formidable opponents.

Lipscomb and visits from Wofford and Texas A&M-Christi (rematch) are upcoming.

Austin Peay Men's Basksetball takes on North Florida Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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Thanksgiving Day’s History

 

ThanksgivingClarksville, TN – Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony. People have given thanks for many reasons throughout history.

The United States, over hundreds of years, has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie.

The First Thanksgiving 1621

The First Thanksgiving 1621

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