Clarksville, TN - Two of the greatest Governors athletes in their respective sports and the department’s longtime sports information director have been selected to Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame.
In addition, a former superb football/basketball player who paid the ultimate price in defense of his country, was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Legends category.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – Serigne Mboup, a 6-7, 190-pound forward from Senegal, has signed a financial aid agreement to play basketball at Austin Peay State University.
Mboup, who comes to APSU from New Mexico Military Institute, will take Matt Hasse’s spot on the roster (Hasse retired early due to medical reasons).
Newark, NJ – With the fourth selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Nashville Predators selected defenseman Seth Jones from the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday afternoon at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
At 6-4, 206-pounds, Jones is an excellent puck-moving defenseman who uses his size, physical play, speed and hockey sense to play a solid defensive game while also creating offense from the blueline.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators selected Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones with the fourth pick of the 2013 NHL Draft.
The 6’3″ 205lb Jones finished the 2013 season with 56 points in 61 games with the Winterhawks and was first among the Western Hockey League’s rookie defensemen.
Knoxville, TN – The University of Tennessee plans to honor legendary men’s basketball player Dale Ellis by retiring his No. 14 jersey during a home game next season, the Tennessee athletics department announced Thursday.
Ellis – a two-time first-team All-American – will become the fourth player to be permanently honored in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. He joins Bernard King (No. 53), Ernie Grunfeld (No. 22) and Allan Houston (No. 20).
Clarksville 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.
Austin Peay vs. Samford
November 9th, 2012 | Dave Aaron Arena | Clarksville, TN
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville Tn – It’s been an big week for Clarksville’s Hand Family Companies. The Clarksville based beverage company was introduced as part of the new ownership group of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, and today it was announced that their Budweiser of Memphis facility was growing.
Charles Hand announced earlier this week that his company had acquired West Tennessee Beverage Company LLC, an affiliate of Southwestern Distributing Company, and will operate the company out of his Budweiser of Memphis facility.
Clarksville 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.
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