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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – Welcome to the first edition of Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts

There is the real world, and then there is the sports world. A lot of people happily commute back and forth between the two. This is for those commuters, dressed like Clark Kent, but when they emerge from a McDonald’s bathroom (due to lack of phone booths in 2014) they have on their favorite sports jersey and foam finger, ready to talk about the latest update that just popped up from the ESPN app on their smart phone.

APSU Athletic Department to reveal a new “visual identity series” including a new primary logo, Governor Peay logo and an updated word mark Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Athletic Department to reveal a new “visual identity series” including a new primary logo, Governor Peay logo and an updated word mark Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Basketball begins season with home exhibition against Central Missouri Mules

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s unofficial start to the 2013-14 men’s basketball season will occur 7:00pm, Monday when the Govs play their traditional exhibition foe, perennial Division II power Central Missouri, in Dave Aaron Arena.

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

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

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Clarksville girl meets New Orleans Hornets Anthony Davis

 

Hank BonecutterClarksville TN – When 14 year old Kaitlan McLaughlin boarded a plane with her mother Deanna to fly to her grandfather’s funeral in Vancouver Washington, little did she know what a surprise awaited her when she got there.

She would meet NBA star Anthony Davis with the New Orleans Hornets.

Let’s start from the beginning.

(L to R) Deanna McLaughlin, Anthony Davis and Kaitlan McLaughlin.

(L to R) Deanna McLaughlin, Anthony Davis and Kaitlan McLaughlin.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball opens season with Samford at home Friday night

 

Austin Peay vs. Samford

November 9th, 2012 | Dave Aaron Arena | Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – It has been a rare occasion Austin Peay men’s basketball team has opened at home, at least under head coach Dave Loos.

In fact, Friday’s 7:00pm, season opener against Samford in Dave Aaron Arena is only the fifth time in Loos’ 23 season the Governors have opened a season at home. It has been since the 2003-04 season the Governors (Knoxville College) have played at home. It has been since the 1995-96 season since the Govs played a Division I team (Northern Illinois) at home to open the season. Normally the Govs are paying the bills through guarantee games or related tournaments.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Clarksville’s Hand Family partner in new ownership group of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies

 

Memphis GrizzliesClarksville TN - New Memphis Grizzlies owner, billionaire Robert Pera, introduced his ownership group at a standing room only media event at the FedEx Forum on Monday, saying he was “the luckiest man in the world right now.”

Pera, the CEO of Silicon Valley wireless networking company Ubiquiti Networks and Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien addressed the media and announced their new ownership group, which includes Clarksville based Hand Family of Companies.

Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera

Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera

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The Final Horne: Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Finals was what most of us wanted anyway

 

The Final Horne: with James D. HorneClarksville, TN – Except for the hardcore fans of the teams that have been knocked out, and despite an atypical-boring and injury-changed first round, most pundits and casual NBA fans hoped for the NBA Finals match up that we have between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder that gets started Tuesday night in Oklahoma City, OK on ABC.

We all know the stories of the two teams.

NBA Finals

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Clarksville Boy Scouts recruit NBA Legend Rick Barry for Local Fundraiser

 

Rick Barry to be Featured Speaker at the Breakfast Event

Boy Scouts of AmericaNashville, TN – The Middle Tennessee Council of Boy Scouts of America is thrilled to welcome NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry to Montgomery County, where he will be the featured speaker at the 10th Annual Clarksville “Friends of Scouting” Breakfast.

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The Final Horne: Is Jeremy Lin Sanity fever going to be cured by return of Carmelo Anthony?

 

Clarksville, TN – You love him. I love him.

We all love the story of Knicks sensation and point guard Jeremy Lin, the almost three-time NBA cast-offed, undrafted and two-time Ivy Leaguer from Harvard.

The Palo Alto, California, native is the All-American story: Down to his last chance, Lin excelled and exceeded expectations and did has done it all for the team on the biggest stage in the city of 8 million stories, the grand land, ‘if you can make it there you can make it any where’, New York City.

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball looks to snap losing streak when the Morehead State Eagles visit the Dunn Center

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. Morehead State
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:00pm
Clarksville, TN | Arena: Dave Aaron Arena (7,257)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay certainly hasn’t gotten to the point of hitting the panic button, but the Governors are in an unaccustomed spot heading down the regular-season stretch.

Historically, Austin Peay peaks in February. Since the mid-1990s the Govs have captured nearly 70 percent of their games in Feburary-March. The Govs find themselves entering Wednesday’s 7:00pm game with Morehead State already owning a 0-3 February record.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Tailgating: Marc Gasol escapes from brother’s shadow, arrives as elite NBA big man with All-Star selection

 

Clarksville, TN – For much of his life, Marc Gasol has seemingly lived in the shadows.

Already growing up in the shadow of his older Pau Gasol, who starred for Spanish basketball powerhouse Barcelona, Marc continued to remain the forgotten Gasol when Pau was taken in the 2001 NBA Draft and shipped to the Memphis Grizzlies.

After the Gasol family made the move to Memphis to stay close to Pau, Marc continued to search for his own basketball glory.

Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol.

Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol.

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