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Instant Peay Play: APSU Beach Volleyball’s historic start begins this week

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will have its 16th collegiate sponsored sport kick-off its inaugural season this weekend in Birmingham, AL, with the start of Beach Volleyball’s 2017 regular season, at the UAB Blazer Duals.

Austin Peay will play New Orleans, Tulane and UAB in the program’s historic opening weekend.

The addition of beach volleyball is the first sport added by the Governors Athletic Department since women’s soccer played its first season in the fall of 2002, while also becoming the 10th overall women’s sports sponsored by the university.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Women’s Basketball looks to secure OVC Tournament bid at Southeast Missouri

 

Austin Peay (13-15/7-8 OVC) vs. Southeast Missouri (13-15/7-8 OVC)

Saturday, February 25th, 2017 | 2:00pm CT
Cape Girardeau, MO | Show Me Center

APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityCape Girardeau, MO – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team completes its regular season schedule, 2:00pm, Saturday at Southeast Missouri, with a win guaranteeing a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament field.

The Governors (13-15, 7-8 OVC) enter the final weekend in a five-way tie for fourth place, with the top eight teams advancing to the tourney beginning on March 1st.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball finishes regular season at Southeast Missouri with OVC Tournament in sight. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball finishes regular season at Southeast Missouri with OVC Tournament in sight. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball records nine hits but succumbs to late rally by Indiana State

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – It was another nine-run night for Austin Peay State University’s baseball team, but Indiana State rallied late to hand it a 12-9 loss, Sunday night, in the final game of the Riverview Inn Governors Challenge at Raymond C. Hand Park.  

The opening three innings were a quiet affair with the two teams scoring just three runs. The Govs held a 2-1 lead after those three frames thanks to first baseman Dre Gleason‘s two-run home run in the second inning.  

Austin Peay Baseball falls to Indiana State Sunday night at Raymond C. Hand Park, 12-9. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball falls to Indiana State Sunday night at Raymond C. Hand Park, 12-9. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Women’s Basketball plays Eastern Illinois at Dunn Center, Saturday

 

Austin Peay (12-14/6-7 OVC) vs. Eastern Illinois (8-18/4-10 OVC)

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 | 4:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | APSU Dunn Center

APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball teams begins its final homestand at the Dunn Center, playing host to Eastern Illinois, 4:00pm, Saturday in a key Ohio Valley Conference contest.

The Governors enter the weekend in a four-team tie for sixth place at 6-7, with the top eight teams advancing to the OVC Tournament in March.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball takes on Eastern Illinois Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Center on Senior Day. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball takes on Eastern Illinois Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Center on Senior Day. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Women’s Golf picked Sixth, Men’s Golf picked Ninth in OVC Preseason Poll

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s golf was picked to finish sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll, with their counterparts on the men’s side slated ninth in a vote of league coaches.

That was announced by the OVC ahead of the start of regular season competition, with the APSU men’s team set to get underway this weekend at the Invitational at Savannah Harbor, hosted by William and Mary in Savannah, GA.

While replacing Jessica Cathey hasn’t been easy for Sara Robson‘s squad, the women’s golf team saw Taylor Goodley and Ashton Goodley develop into a dynamic one-two punch at the top of the Austin Peay lineup, with Taylor earning OVC Golfer of the Week after leading the Govs to runner-up honors at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, October 11th.

Austin Peay Women's Golf selected sixth in OVC Preseason Poll, Men's Golf picked ninth. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf selected sixth in OVC Preseason Poll, Men’s Golf picked ninth. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors baseball opens season with high expectations for 2017

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team opens its 2017 regular season this Friday, February 17th at Raymond C. Hand Park with expectations of making another deep run in the Ohio Valley Conference postseason and hopefully a return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four seasons.

The Govs finished the 2016 season with a 30-23 overall record and a third-place finish in the OVC Tournament in head coach Travis Janssen’s first year at the helm, with the tournament appearance snapping a two-year drought of missing the post season.

APSU Men's Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Men’s Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU’s Alex Robles picked OVC Preseason Pitcher of the Year; Chase Hamilton picked preseason all-conference

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University senior right-handed pitcher Alex Robles was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Preseason Pitcher of the Year and senior outfielder Chase Hamilton was a preseason all-conference selection, the league office announced the Friday before college baseball’s opening day.

The Governors also were picked to finish third in the OVC’s preseason poll of the league’s coaches and sports information contacts.

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APSU Softball heads to Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament to kick off 2017 season

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will kick-off its 2017 regular season this weekend, as they travel to Kennesaw, GA, to participate in the Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament, hosted by Kennesaw State University.

The Governors open up play on Saturday, 10:00am, versus South Carolina State, followed by a 2:00pm contest versus tournament host Kennesaw State.

Austin Peay Softball travels to Kennesaw, GA for Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball travels to Kennesaw, GA for Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball kicks off soon, get your season tickets today

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Opening day for the Austin Peay State University baseball season is just eight days away. The athletics department wants to remind fans about its updated season ticket pricing at Raymond C. Hand Park for the upcoming season.

Following on the changes to football and basketball season ticket packages, Governors Club members will receive special pricing on baseball season ticket packages.

Austin Peay Baseball season starts in eight days. Make sure to get your tickets soon. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball season starts in eight days. Make sure to get your tickets soon. (APSU Sports Information)

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Former Austin Peay State University Basketball player Trenton Hassell to be celebrated as an OVC legend at the 2017 OVC Tournament

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – For the third year in a row, the Ohio Valley Conference will men’s and women’s basketball legends from each of its member institutions during the OVC Basketball Tournament, with Austin Peay State University legend Trenton Hassell serving as this year’s honoree for the Governors.

During his Austin Peay career, Hassell earned every honor imaginable.

Former Austin Peay basketball player Trenton Hassell. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay basketball player Trenton Hassell. (APSU Sports Information)

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