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Austin Peay State University Baseball head coach Gary McClure gets 4-year contract extension

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – A day after Gary McClure became the first Ohio Valley Conference baseball coach in history to record 800 career victories, Austin Peay State University has announced it has signed its longtime coach to a four-year extension through the 2017-18 season.

McClure, who has led Austin Peay baseball to three straight NCAA tournaments and six overall, became only the 28th active coach with 800 career victories, Sunday, when the Governors defeated Iowa, 7-4.

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NASA uses satellites, aircraft, and high-altitude balloons to investigate California’s extreme drought

 

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – California is supposed to be the Golden State.  Make that golden brown.

The entire west coast of the United States is changing color as the deepest drought in more than a century unfolds.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NOAA, dry conditions have become extreme across more than 62% of California’s land area—and there is little relief in sight.

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History of Labor Day

 

2013 Labor Day - U.S. Department of LaborWashington, D.C. – Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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The History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – On July 4th, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

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APSU Baseball’s Tyler Rogers Finalist for National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Award

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – Five of college baseball’s top relief specialists have been selected as finalists for the ninth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, the NCBWA announced Wednesday.

This year’s finalists include NCAA saves leader Tyler Rogers of Austin Peay along with David Berg of UCLA, Jonathan Holder of Mississippi State, Michael Lorenzen of Cal State Fullerton, and Jimmie Sherfy of Oregon.

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APSU Baseball rallies to defeat Valparaiso 5-4 to reach NCAA Regional Finals

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsBloomington, IN – Rallying from two-run deficits twice, at Bart Kaufman Field June 2nd, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team defeats Valparaiso University, 5-4, to reach the championship game of a NCAA regional for the second straight year.

Austin Peay Baseball vs Valparaiso. (Lisa Kemmer - Clarksville Sports Network)

Austin Peay Baseball vs Valparaiso. (Lisa Kemmer – Clarksville Sports Network)

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APSU Governors Baseball set to begin Second Round of OVC Tournament Thursday

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s nationally-ranked baseball team will put its program-record 12-game win streak on the line when it opens Ohio Valley Conference Tournament play with a 3:00pm, Thursday contest against an opponent to be determined.

OVC Player of the Year Craig Massoni will lead the Govs into the postseason, beginning Thursday at the OVC Baseball Championship. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

OVC Player of the Year Craig Massoni will lead the Govs into the postseason, beginning Thursday at the OVC Baseball Championship. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Craig Massoni, Tyler Rogers sweep OVC Postseason Awards

 

Austin Peay State UniversityJackson, TN – For the third time in program history Austin Peay State University’s baseball team can celebrate a sweep of the Ohio Valley Conference’s top awards. Junior first baseman Craig Massoni was named the league’s Player of the Year and senior closer Tyler Rogers was named its Pitcher of the Year at the annual OVC Baseball Awards Banquet held Tuesday night.

“I’m not sure I have a word that is good enough to describe what these two men meant to our team,” said Austin Peay head coach Gary McClure. “Having Tyler involved in 27 decisions over 42 wins is incredible. And on the other hand, Craig was a guy who hit almost .500 in league play and didn’t do it with singles – he did it with doubles and home runs.

Junior Craig Massoni (left) and senior Tyler Rogers were named the OVC's Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, at the OVC Baseball Awards Banquet, Tuesday. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Junior Craig Massoni (left) and senior Tyler Rogers were named the OVC’s Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, at the OVC Baseball Awards Banquet, Tuesday. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball has record Six Govs earn 1st Team All-OVC honors

 

Austin Peay State UniversityJackson, TN – A program-record six Austin Peay State University baseball players were recognized as the Ohio Valley Conference’s best player at their respective positions, receiving first-team All-OVC recognition, Tuesday night, at the OVC’s Annual Baseball Awards Banquet.

In addition to the six first-team honorees, which broke the program record set in 1996, Austin Peay saw two players receive second-team recognition. The eight total honorees ties the program record set in 1996.

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Baseball continues homestand with Southern Illinois Salukis and Indiana State Sycamores

 

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 26th-27th, 2013 | 3:00pm / 3:00pm
Clarksville, TN | Raymond C. Hand Park (777)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team continues its eight-game homestand with a pair of contests against Missouri Valley Conference opposition Southern Illinois Salukis and Indiana State Sycamores.

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APSU Men’s Baseball.

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