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Nationally-ranked Texas Juco Morgan Rackel signed by APSU Softball

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball program adds its second Texas junior college pitching standout during the current NCAA signing period, with the addition of Weatherford College’s Morgan Rackel.

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Austin Peay State University introduces Matt Figger as APSU Men’s Basketball head coach

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics held a press conference Thursday morning to introduce its next head men’s basketball coach for the first time since 1990.

Matt Figger, who served as Frank Martin’s recruiting coordinator and assistant coach from his tenure at Kansas State through this year’s Final Four run with South Carolina, was announced as the 12th head coach in program history, taking over for Dave Loos, who retired in March after 27 years at the helm.

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Top APSU Track and Field Athletes travel to Gainesville for Florida Relays

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A small but talented group of Austin Peay State University track and field athletes will make their way to Gainesville, Florida, this weekend for the prestigious Florida Relays.

The Governors kick off the event Friday at James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track, home to the University of Florida.

Members of Austin Peay Track and Field to participate in Florida Relays this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Members of Austin Peay Track and Field to participate in Florida Relays this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Women’s Basketball earns OVC Team Sportsmanship Award

 

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APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – For the first time since the 2013-14 season, the Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team earned the Ohio Valley Conference Team Sportsmanship Award.

On Tuesday the conference office announced the recipients of the 2016-17 accolades for men’s and women’s basketball. Belmont received the honor on the men’s side.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball gets first OVC Team Sportsmanship Award since the 2013-14 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball gets first OVC Team Sportsmanship Award since the 2013-14 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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Big test ahead for Austin Peay State University Track and Field at Joe Walker Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field returns to action against a stacked field this weekend when the Govs kick off the Joe Walker Invitational, Friday. The two-day meet is hosted by Ole Miss at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex in Oxford, Mississippi.

Austin Peay Track and Field heads to Oxford, MS for Joe Walker Invitational, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field heads to Oxford, MS for Joe Walker Invitational, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Fall to Louisville in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 75-64

 

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UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY Jaime Nared had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Mercedes Russell added 11 points and 13 boards, but Tennessee could not survive Louisville’s fourth-quarter surge as the No. 5 seed Lady Vols fell to the No. 4 seed Cardinals, 75-64, on Monday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center.

Tennessee (20-12) held a 47-46 lead entering the fourth quarter, but the Lady Vols missed their first 12 shots of the final 10 minutes of the game while Louisville (29-7) swung momentum in its favor.

Nared’s 28 points were the most she has ever scored in an NCAA Tournament game and her 11 boards tied for her best in NCAA play. She was 9-of-18 from the floor, 3-of 5 from 3-point range and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free-throw line.

Tennessee Lady Vol Jaime Nared scores 28 points in loss; Mercedes Russell posts 19th double-double of season. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee Lady Vol Jaime Nared scores 28 points in loss; Mercedes Russell posts 19th double-double of season. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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West Florida Sweeps APSU Men’s Tennis

 

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APSU Men's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityPensacola, FL – The Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team was swept on the road at West Florida Wednesday afternoon at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis falls to West Florida 9-0. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis falls to West Florida 9-0. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Lady Vols face Alabama Crimson Tide in second round of SEC Tournament

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (19-10, 10-6 SEC) vs. Alabama (17-12/5-11)

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 | 1:30pm CT
Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena

UT Lady VolsGreenville, SC – The No. 5 seed Lady Vols (19-10, 10-6 SEC) are set to play No. 12 seed Alabama (18-12, 5-11 SEC) at approximately 1:30pm CT on Thursday in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

The game will be broadcast on SEC Network and will be available online through WatchESPN. Courtney Lyle (PxP), Tamika Catchings (Analyst) and Steffi Sorensen (Reporter) will describe the action for the SEC Network broadcast of Tennessee’s second-round game.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

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APSU’s Tearra Banks named 2016-17 OVC Player of the Year

 

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APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN –  Tearra Banks challenged herself in the offseason entering her final season at Austin Peay State University, gaining motivation to get in shape and become a full-time impact player. She logged countless hours conditioning, knowing this would be her year to develop into a leader and role model.

The transformation from then to now is evident. Banks has been nearly unstoppable throughout this season, averaging 19.3 points and eight rebounds per game, while ranking among the NCAA Division I elite in field goal percentage (60.5 percent) and field goals made (231).

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Beach Volleyball’s historic start begins this week

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will have its 16th collegiate sponsored sport kick-off its inaugural season this weekend in Birmingham, AL, with the start of Beach Volleyball’s 2017 regular season, at the UAB Blazer Duals.

Austin Peay will play New Orleans, Tulane and UAB in the program’s historic opening weekend.

The addition of beach volleyball is the first sport added by the Governors Athletic Department since women’s soccer played its first season in the fall of 2002, while also becoming the 10th overall women’s sports sponsored by the university.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

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