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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football Govs have positives despite low pick in preseason polls

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – To no one’s surprise, Austin Peay State University’s football team was picked to finish last the official Ohio Valley Conference poll – as well as the media poll – at last week’s OVC Football Media Day, but a closer look inside some key numbers shows the 2016 season outlook may not be as bleak as predicted.

First, the Governors return 56 letter winners from 2015, which is the third most among conference teams, and over 10 more than five OVC opponents – including the prohibitive favorite to win the conference, Jacksonville State.

Austin Peay Governors Football has reasons to feel good about the 2016 Season.

Austin Peay Governors Football has reasons to feel good about the 2016 Season.

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Get your APSU Football season tickets today

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University football season tickets are on sale, and they’re going quickly.

Under a new ticketing structure implemented by assistant athletics director Josh Jorgensen, less than 30 reserved seat backs (Sections D and E) remain.

Austin Peay Governors Football tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Season.

Austin Peay Governors Football tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Season.

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APSU Governors Football picked ninth in preseason poll at OVC Media Day

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University football was picked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference by a vote of the conference coaches and sports information directors announced Monday at the annual OVC Media Day.

Defending champion Jacksonville State was the top preseason choice for a third straight year, picking up 16 of 18 first-place votes and 128 points total.

Austin Peay State University Football picked to finish last in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football picked to finish last in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU Sports Information)

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13 inning affair ends with APSU Baseball besting Belmont Bruins, 7-4

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityJacksonville, TNRidge Smith and Clayton Smithson slashed run-producing 13th-inning doubles while senior closer Jared Carkuff threw 6.2 innings of relief as Austin Peay State University survived against Belmont, 7-4, Saturday afternoon, in a marathon Ohio Valley Conference baseball tourney elimination game at the Ballpark at Jackson.

Austin Peay's Jared Carkuff pitches 6.2 innings in relief to help Govs beat Belmont in OVC Baseball Tournament, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Jared Carkuff pitches 6.2 innings in relief to help Govs beat Belmont in OVC Baseball Tournament, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball to vacate four wins from 2016 season

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will vacate four wins from the current 2016 season due to the use of an ineligible student-athlete, following a ruling from the Ohio Valley Conference, Monday.

Austin Peay self-reported the violation after it was uncovered during normal auditing of student-athletes’ academic records following the Spring 2016 semester.

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APSU Track and Field moves up to take third place at OVC Outdoor Championships

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Underrated? Overlooked? Probably not anymore.

An Austin Peay State University track and field team that battled injury, illness and inconsistency throughout the 2016 season and entered the weekend under the radar righted the ship at the perfect moment, securing a third-place team finish at the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships.

It’s the third straight season that Austin Peay has finished in the top-three at the OVC Outdoor Championships.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field nabs third placed in Nashville at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field nabs third placed in Nashville at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University to host full slate of fall athletic reunions

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Athletics, in conjunction with the APSU Alumni Relations Department, is pleased to welcome back a large group of athletic alumni during the coming months as part of the 2016-17 Athletic Alumni Reunions schedule.

July 21st-22nd, the Women’s Golf Alumni Association, in conjunction with the annual Governors Golf Classic, with a mix-and-mingle in downtown Clarksville to go along with participation in APSU’s annual fundraiser.

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Chase Hamilton named APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Junior outfielder Chase Hamilton, of the Austin Peay State University baseball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Hamilton homered twice in the opening game of Austin Peay’s series against UT Martin, part of a 3-for-4, three-RBI outing that allowed the Govs to take Game 1, 8-3.

He followed that up with a 3-for-5 performance the following day after moving into the clean-up spot in the lineup.

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APSU Lady Govs Softball falls to Murray State, 6-1

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team saw Murray State break open a 1-1 game with back-to-back home runs, Sunday at Cheryl Holt Field, with the Governors dropping its Senior Day Game, 6-1.

Austin Peay Softball loses Senior Day game to Murray State, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball loses Senior Day game to Murray State, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Softball splits double header against Murray State Saturday

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team scored six total runs in the fourth and five innings of Game 2, Saturday at Cheryl Holt Field, to pull away from Murray State to pick up a 8-2 Ohio Valley Conference victory, after dropping the opening game, 6-0.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball beats Murray State Racers 8-2 in Game 2 at Cheryl Holt Field, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball beats Murray State Racers 8-2 in Game 2 at Cheryl Holt Field, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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