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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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APSU names Florida State College administrator Lynne Sponaugle Crosby as assistant VP of Academic Affairs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Lynne Sponaugle Crosby, a high-level administrator at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ), was recently named assistant provost and assistant vice president of Academic Affairs at Austin Peay State University.

Brian Johnson, now president of Tuskegee University, previously served as assistant provost until August 2013, when he was named vice president of APSU’s Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Governors Basketball faces five new non-conference opponents during 2015-16 schedule

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will play a 2015-16 basketball schedule that will touch multiple regions of the country, including 13 non-conference Division I games against teams representing nine different conferences.

That was announced Wednesday by Governors head coach Dave Loos.

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

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

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports Top Ten Fugitive Bryan Cooke captured in Florida

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – A fugitive on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Bryan James Cooke, was captured Tuesday morning in Jacksonville, Florida, a day after being added to the list.

Early this morning, Cooke was arrested at a hotel in Jacksonville by officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. A Jeep that had been stolen from the residence of Gail and Gary Dodson in McMinnville, TN was recovered in the parking lot of a nearby Jacksonville business.

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APSU Track and Field’s Kaylnn Pitts just misses the mark at NCAA East Preliminary

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJacksonville, FL – Sophomore Kaylnn Pitts just missed becoming the latest Austin Peay State University track and field athlete to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing 14th overall in the triple jump at the 2015 NCAA East Preliminary at Hodges Stadium.

Austin Peay Track and Field's Kaylnn Pitts. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field’s Kaylnn Pitts. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State Univerity’s Breigh Jones season ends at NCAA East Preliminaries

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJacksonville, FL – Junior sprinter Breigh Jones, of the Austin Peay State University track and field team, saw her 2015 campaign come to a close in the opening round of the NCAA East Preliminary, Thursday, at Hodges Stadium.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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