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Austin Peay State University Fan Day a success

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Lightning strikes in the area cut short Austin Peay State University’s annual Fall Sports Fan Day, presented by Mountain Dew, Sunday. But it was not before more than 1,000 fans flooded the turf of Governors Stadium, to meet most of the Governors and Lady Govs athletes.

In addition, members from the Austin Peay cheer and dance teams—along with The Gov and Governor Peay X—were on hand to greet fans as they came through the inflatable helmet. Fall sport schedule cards were distributed to interested fans.

Austin Peay State University Fan Day was held Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Fan Day was held Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU announces Ryan Ivey as 13th Athletics Director

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TNRyan Ivey, a rising star among college athletic administrators, was named the new director of athletics at Austin Peay State University during a Tuesday afternoon press conference.

In his previous position as Texas A&M University-Commerce athletics director, Ivey was credited with helping transform a low-ranked Division II program into a Lone Star Conference (LSC) powerhouse. Last year alone, the Lions won a school record six conference championships in both men and women’s sports, including football, basketball and women’s soccer.

Ryan Ivey became the 13th Austin Peay athletics director on Tuesday, August 4th. (APSU Sports Information)

Ryan Ivey became the 13th Austin Peay athletics director on Tuesday, August 4th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Jay Bowen adds experience to young Dave Loos coaching staff

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – If anyone knows the importance of a quality and balanced coaching staff, Austin Peay State University’s “Dean’ of Ohio Valley Conference men’s basketball coach Dave Loos does.

But in a space of a couple of years he saw his long-time assistant coaches (Bret Campbell, Corey Gipson and Charles ‘Bubba’ Wells) leave the program for varied reasons and having those positions being replaced with young and upcoming coaches – until he added Jay Bowen to his staff for the second time.

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APSU Governors Basketball assistant Corey Gipson leaving for position at Missouri State

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TNCorey Gipson, who helped lead Austin Peay State University to consecutive Ohio Valley Conference championships in 2002-03 and 2003-04 and served as assistant coach for the past three seasons, has resigned his position to accept a similar one at Missouri State, a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.

Austin Peay assistant coach Corey Gipson leaves Men's Basketball program. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay assistant coach Corey Gipson leaves Men’s Basketball program. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds falls to Oklahoma City Dodgers 4-2

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – A big third inning led the Oklahoma City Dodgers to a sweep of the Nashville Sounds as they cruised to a 4-2 victory at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Sunday night.

The Sounds got on the board first, hanging two runs in the top of the third courtesy of RBI singles via Anthony Aliotti and Jason Pridie after Alden Carrithers led the inning off with a double down the right field line.

Momentum shifted quickly however. Hector Olivera led off the bottom half of the inning with a single and Buck Britton flied out.

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Austin Peay State University supporter Don Jenkins receives Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor’s Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Don Jenkins, president and CEO of Jenkins & Wynne Ford-Lincoln-Honda, was presented with the Tennessee Board of Regents 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy earlier this month in recognition of his years of service to Austin Peay State University.

“Mr. Jenkins is a true friend and supporter of this University,” John Morgan, TBR Chancellor, said during the annual APSU Foundation Dinner on June 2nd.

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Sandy Jenkins, Don Jenkins and TBR Chancellor John Morgan celebrate Don Jenkins receiving the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. (Beth Liggett/APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Sandy Jenkins, Don Jenkins and TBR Chancellor John Morgan celebrate Don Jenkins receiving the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. (Beth Liggett/APSU)

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APSU Athlete of the Week Kaylnn Pitts

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Sophomore Kaylnn Pitts, of the Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Pitts broke the school record for the third time in as many meets, posting a 12.92m (42’ 4.75”) mark in the triple jump at last weekend’s Memphis Tiger Invitational and placing runner-up behind only Memphis’ Chardae Greenlee, who ranks fifth in the nation entering this weekend.

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

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

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Volleyball’s 2015 Schedule highlighted by 10 Home Matches

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – A 10-match home slate highlights the Austin Peay State University volleyball team’s 2015 schedule prepared by head coach Taylor Mott and released Tuesday.

The 10 home matches, including an eight-match OVC slate, are the most for the Lady Govs during Mott’s tenure and the most to be played at the Winfield Dunn Center since the 2011 season.

Austin Peay Volleyball team's 2015 Schedule released. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball team’s 2015 Schedule released. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Track and Field has outstanding day at Memphis Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMemphis, TN – Returning to their hometown, Austin Peay State University runners Breigh Jones and Jessica Gray may have felt the pressure to perform at Saturday’s Memphis Tiger Invitational, held at the Billy J. Murphy Track Complex, but they sure didn’t show it.

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

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

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Instant Peay Play: Midlick has work ahead of him to return APSU Lady Govs to the elite of OVC Women’s Basketball

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University announced the hiring of David Midlick as the new women’s basketball coach this past week that was the easy part of trying to return the Lady Govs back to being a force in the OVC …now the hard work begins.

Midlick inherits a team that has several solid to outstanding parts, but also a team that struggled to play up to their talent levels over extended games or even minutes in a single game.

Austin Peay women's basketball new head coach David Midlick. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay women’s basketball new head coach David Midlick. (APSU Sports Information)

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