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Cheatham County Circuit Court hands down largest Civil Award in it’s History

 

Long & Herbison PLLCAshland City, TN – A First-Ever jury verdict was handed down in a Cheatham County Courtroom, where a jury awarded a local man nearly $2.1 Million dollars for the wrongful death of his son, Christopher Thomas.

The trial of the Estate of Christopher Thomas v. Fadi Mallak was conducted before Judge George Sexton and an impaneled jury. The trial began December 18th, 2012 and lasted a day and a half. Attorney Fletcher Long assisted by Attorney John Herbison represented the Thomas Estate. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fourteen APSU student-athletes participate in December Commencement

 

Written by Cody Bush
APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Thirteen Austin Peay State University athletics alumni and student-athletes were scheduled to participate in Winter Commencement ceremonies, Friday, at the Dunn Center.

The following APSU athletics alumni were master’s degree candidates for the December 2012 Commencement: Randal Davenport, Softball

Austin Peay State University December commencement. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University December commencement. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors football vs. Murray State Racers

 

November 13th, 2010 • 1:00pm CDT • Clarksville, Tennessee • Governors Stadium (10,000)
APSU Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Thirteen seniors will be honored prior to kickoff on Senior Day.

Since rejoining the Ohio Valley Conference the Governors own a 1-2 record against Murray State. The Govs lost in Murray, 27-17, in 2009.

Austin Peay enters the contest on a six-game losing streak. The Govs have endured at least a six-game losing streak five times since the new millennium, the longest losing streak (eight games) coming in the 2003 season.

Senior running back Terrence Holt made his first career start at running back against UT Martin. Even though he has shared the running back duties with Ryan White for the past two seasons, the latter always has drawn the starting nod until last Saturday.

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors vs Eastern Illinois Panthers

 

October 30th, 2010 • 1:30pm CDT • Charleston, IL • O’Brien Field (10,000)
APSU Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Since rejoining the Ohio Valley Conference the Governors own a 1-1 record against Eastern Illinois. The Govs won 15-13 in Charleston two years ago but lost at home 30-20 last season.

Austin Peay enters the contest on a four-game losing streak. The Govs have endured at least a four-game losing streak in seven of the last eight seasons.

Austin Peay comes into the game ranked 111th (out of 117 teams) or higher in four defensive categories–rushing defense (117th/260.00 ypg), total defense (113th/455.43 ypg), scoring defense (116th/40.86 ppg) and sacks (115th/.71). The Governors have permitted five teams to rush for more than 200 single-game yards, including Jacksonville State, which finished with 307 yards rushing. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks

 

October 23rd, 2010 • 3:00pm CDT Jacksonville, AL • JSU Stadium (24,000)
APSU Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Since rejoining the Ohio Valley Conference the Governors own a 0-3 record against Jacksonville State, including last season’s 28-10 loss in Clarksville.

Austin Peay enters the contest on a three-game losing streak. The Govs have endured at least a three-game losing streak in seven of the last eight seasons.

Jacksonville State currently is ranked No. 3 in both Football Championship Subdivision major polls (The Sports Network/Fathead.com and FCS Coaches Poll). The No. 3 ranking is the highest for JSU since moving up to Division I-AA/FCS in 1995. It also is the highest ranking by an OVC program since Tennessee State was ranked No. 1 in 1999. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors vs Southeast Missouri State Redhawks

 

October 16th, 2010 • 6:00pm CDT • Clarksville, TN • Governors Stadium (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Since rejoining the Ohio Valley Conference the Governors own a 2-1 record against Southeast Missouri. However, both wins came in Cape Girardeau, MO, including last season’s 24-14 decision. Two seasons ago the Redhawks rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to defeat the Governors, 33-30, in Governors Stadium, in the season finale.

Austin Peay enters the contest on a two-game losing streak. The Govs have endured no worse than a three-game losing streak in five of the last six seasons.

Southeast Missouri moved into the national rankings last week (now No. 18 in The Sports Network/Fathead.com poll and No. 20 in FCS Coaches Poll) for the first time since the 2003 season. SEMO comes to town with its longest winning streak (five games) since 1989. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors vs Wisconsin Badgers

 

September 25th, 2010 • 11:00am CDT
Madison, WI • Camp Randall Stadium (80,321)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Wisconsin will be the first Big Ten opponent the Govs have played in University history. Saturday’s game will see the Governors play their second Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team this season. The Govs, Football Championship Subdivision members of the Ohio Valley Conference, lost to Middle Tennessee, 56-33, September 11th. However, it will be the first time in school history the Govs will play a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) opponent.

This is the Governors’ fifth season in its return to playing scholarship football and fourth back in the OVC. Following the 1996 season, Austin Peay elected to forego scholarship football for a non-scholarship era that lasted from 1997 to 2005.

The 11:00am start at Wisconsin will be the Governors first morning start since they played an 11:00am contest at Valparaiso, September 23rd, 2000, during the program’s non-scholarship era. That was believed to be the first morning start in program history. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors vs Tennessee State Tigers

 

September 16th, 2010 • 6:00pm CDT Nashville, TN • LP Field (68,798)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsSince rejoining the Ohio Valley Conference, Austin Peay has played nothing but close games with Tennessee State. In 2007, the Govs lost at home 33-32 in overtime. A year later, the Govs dropped a 37-34 decision to TSU in Nashville. Then last season, the Govs won the close decision, 24-21 in Clarksville.

Saturday’s game not only will be the first game of the Sgt. York Trophy series for the two clubs, but also the first of 2010 in the series for the Tennessee-based OVC schools.

The Austin Peay-Tennessee State game will debut the 10-week OVC “Game of the Week” package, produced by regional sports network Wazoo Sports.

This will be the first matchup between APSU fourth-year head coach Rick Christophel and Rod Reed, Tennessee State’s first-year head man. «Read the rest of this article»

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After four years, linebacker keys turned over to new pair of defenders

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsBetween them, Daniel Becker (37) and Kit Hartsfield (40) started 77 games at linebacker during their Austin Peay football careers.

That is an awful lot of snaps, discarded blocks and offensive schemes dissected by the two in four seasons. Now the defensive keys have been turned over to another set of young linebackers, a pair of sophomores.

At middle linebacker, Zac Burkhart, the Clarksville native, has taken over for Becker while on the outside it is Darrick Dillard, a Hopkinsville, KY, product, taking over for Hartsfield.

Zac Burkhart (43) middle linebacker - ( Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information )

Zac Burkhart (43) middle linebacker - ( Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information )

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Football Governors to scrimmage for first time Monday

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAustin Peay State University’s football team will scrimmage for the first time 9:00am, Monday, seeking answers in some critical areas.

“Monday is going to be an important evaluation period,” Christophel said. “First thing is we need to make sure we have our guys in the right places. We have a lot of young kids and we have to make sure all of the young personnel are in the right places so we can get them enough reps to help them be prepared to play in the first game.

“We have two areas, the secondary for sure and the backups in the offensive line, where we are going to be counting on freshmen to play. I looked out there the other day and all four or five that I saw out there on the offensive line were true freshmen. I am excited about the fact they are good enough to be backups, but it also is scary they may have to play some.”

( Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information )

( Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information )

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