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University of Tennessee terminates Men’s Basketball Coach Donnie Tyndall

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The University of Tennessee announced today that it has terminated its employment agreement with head men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall for cause. The decision was made based on information the university received during the NCAA’s investigation of another institution.

The university concluded that Tyndall is highly likely to be found responsible for serious (e.g., Level I and/or Level II) violations of NCAA rules that occurred during his tenure as head men’s basketball coach at another institution. «Read the rest of this article»

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Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley inducted into APSU’s Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – One of the greatest Golf Governors in Austin Peay State University history plus a former football standout who returned to his alma mater to help guide the program to its only Ohio Valley Conference title were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning in a breakfast ceremony in the Dunn Center’s Hall of Fame lobby.

In addition, a former superb basketball player from Austin Peay’s small college era was enshrined as part of the Hall of Fame’s Honors category.

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University's Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

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Ed Bunio forged Hall of Fame playing, coaching career at Austin Peay State University

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – It’s a long way from Carnegie, PA, to Tucson, AZ, in more ways than one. Raised by his grandparents, Ed Bunio needed an athletic scholarship if he wanted to attend college. After his outstanding prep career, Michigan came offering so did Miami…but Bunio chose Arizona.

Some 2,100 miles from home, Bunio literally went from a small town of barely 5,000 people to a campus of 15,000. Bunio loved the campus, the city and all the extracurricular activities that were available. In fact this new world was eye opening, except during the daytime…during class time.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors continue to be good neighbor in Clarksville community

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – For student-athletes in college it’s more than just about the sports that they play and classes they attend, it’s about learning to giving back to the community and citizenship.

Austin Peay State University’s Athletic Department and its student-athletes continue to show that they live up to that standard and be a good neighbor and supporter of the Clarksville community.

Austin Peay athletic department and its student-athletes are a positive and contributing part of the Clarksville community. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay athletic department and its student-athletes are a positive and contributing part of the Clarksville community. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Track and Field head to Gladstein Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team returns to action this weekend in Bloomington, IN, site of the Gladstein Invitational, hosted by Indiana. The two-day event, January 23rd-24th, will be held inside Gladstein Fieldhouse.

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

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

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Austin Peay State University raises more than $8,000 for Wounded Warrior Project

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s athletics department raised more than $8,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, auctioning off 80 of the camouflage jerseys worn in the Governors’ 2014 Homecoming football game against Tennessee State.

As part of Military Appreciation Day and to honor the troops at Fort Campbell, the Austin Peay football team elected to wear camouflage jerseys, November 8th, 2014, against Tennessee State.

Austin Peay athletic department auctioned off camouflage jerseys to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay athletic department auctioned off camouflage jerseys to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU’s Breigh Jones takes Co-OVC Track Athlete of the Week honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University junior sprinter Breigh Jones has been named adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Co-Female Track Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.

The junior from Memphis shared the first weekly honor of the 2014-15 season with Eastern Illinois’ Nyjah Lane after winning the 400m event at the Middle Tennessee Christmas Invite back on December 6th with a 55.29 mark that was two-hundredths of a second behind her own school record.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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Longtime APSU FAR, Dr. Gaines Hunt, named co-recipient of Thurston Banks Award

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Dr. Gaines Hunt, longtime Austin Peay State University professor and administrator and APSU’s Athletics Faculty Athletics Representative for more than 15 years, has been named co-recipient of the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Thurston Banks Award for Distinguished Academic Service.

The award, selected by the OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs), was established in 2013 to recognize individuals (e.g. academic advisor, professor, tutor, etc.), with at least five years of service at one or more OVC member institutions, for their outstanding contributions to OVC student-athletes’ academic success, learning and development as well for his or her overall commitment to the institution’s athletics program.

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Austin Peay State University’s Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley selected for APSU Athletic Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – One of the greatest golfers in the Governors illustrious history plus a former football standout who returned to his alma mater to help coach the program to its only Ohio Valley Conference title have been selected to Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

In addition, a former superb basketball player from Austin Peay’s small college era was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Honors category.

Grant Leaver, a two-time All-Ohio Valley Conference honoree who won five individual championships and played in the 2008 NCAA East Regional; Ed Bunio, a two-way player who was an All-OVC offensive tackle for the 1964 8-1-1 club and later was the architect for 1977 Governors’ championship defense, have been elected to APSU Athletics Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Bob Bradley, who was a key member of two College Division NCAA teams in 1960-61, was chosen as this year’s honors inductee.

Leaver, Bunio, Bradley selected for APSU Athletic Hall. (APSU Sports Information)

Leaver, Bunio, Bradley selected for APSU Athletic Hall. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Indoor Track and Field have solid performance at Vanderbilt’s Music City Challenge

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUNashville, TN – Kicking off the 2014-15 indoor track and field season, Austin Peay State University picked up a win and saw a pair of school records fall Thursday night at the Music City Challenge, hosted by Vanderbilt.

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

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

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