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APSU Governors Football picked ninth in preseason poll at OVC Media Day

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University football was picked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference by a vote of the conference coaches and sports information directors announced Monday at the annual OVC Media Day.

Defending champion Jacksonville State was the top preseason choice for a third straight year, picking up 16 of 18 first-place votes and 128 points total.

Austin Peay State University Football picked to finish last in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football picked to finish last in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU Sports Information)

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President Barack Obama’s Statement on the Death of Pat Summitt

 

President of the United States SealWashington, D.C. – Nobody walked off a college basketball court victorious more times than Tennessee’s Pat Summitt.  For four decades, she outworked her rivals, made winning an attitude, loved her players like family, and became a role model to millions of Americans, including our two daughters.

Her unparalleled success includes never recording a losing season in 38 years of coaching‎, but also, and more importantly, a 100 percent graduation rate among her players who completed their athletic eligibility.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers head coach emeritus Pat Summitt. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers head coach emeritus Pat Summitt. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Long time Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt passes away

 

Tennessee Mourns Loss Of Iconic Coach

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN –  Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach Pat Summitt, mentor and mother-figure to her players; a revered ambassador for her university and state; a trailblazer for women; and a role model for people all over the world passed away Tuesday, June 28th, in Knoxville at the age of 64.

Born Patricia Sue Head on June 14th, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee, Summitt arrived at the University of Tennessee for her first job as a 22-year-old physical education teacher and coach in 1974. As it turned out, the move to Knoxville would be the only one she’d make in her career. She leaves a legacy of greatness and grace that will never be forgotten.

Pat Summitt, Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach dies at age 64. (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt, Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach dies at age 64. (UT Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball falls at No. 8 Vanderbilt, 8-5

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Second baseman Garrett Copeland and right fielder Chase Hamilton each hit home runs, but Austin Peay State University’s baseball team surrendered three late runs in an 8-5 loss to No. 8 Vanderbilt, Tuesday afternoon at Hawkins Field.

Austin Peay (25-14) got off to a quick start as Copeland hit a leadoff home run on the game’s second pitch from Vanderbilt’s Donny Everett.

Austin Peay Baseball has two home runs in 8-5 loss to Vanderbilt Commodores Tuesday in Nashville. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball has two home runs in 8-5 loss to Vanderbilt Commodores Tuesday in Nashville. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball heads to Nashville to take on nationally ranked Vanderbilt, Tuesday

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A tough five-game, six-day stretch awaits Austin Peay State University’s baseball team as April comes to a close. First up, the Governors will face nationally-ranked Vanderbilt in a 1:00pm, Tuesday contest in Nashville.

APSU then hosts a red-hot Evansville squad in a 6:00pm, Wednesday affair at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball begins five game week at Vanderbilt Tuesday, then hosts Evansville Wednesday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball begins five game week at Vanderbilt Tuesday, then hosts Evansville Wednesday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Tennis takes on Tennessee Vols Sunday in Knoxville

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – For the first time since 2003, Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team will challenge Tennessee in a dual match this Sunday in Knoxville, TN. First serve is scheduled for 12:30pm, CT.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

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UT Lady Vols Basketball punches ticket to Elite Eight with 78-62 win against Ohio State

 

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UT Lady VolsSioux Falls, SD – Behind a career night from Mercedes Russell, Tennessee will play for a spot in the Final Four after defeating Ohio State, 78-62, in the Sweet 16 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Friday night.

In the midst of their best stretch of the season, the No. 7 seed Lady Vols (22-13) have won six of their last seven games to advance to the 28th Elite Eight in program history. Despite reaching the Sweet 16, Ohio State (26-8) finished the season losing four of its last seven.

Russell’s dominance throughout the game led to her best performance donning the orange, scoring a career-high 25 points on 12-of-16 shooting. She also collected 15 rebounds, matching a career-best.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers center Mercedes Russell (21) drives on Ohio State Buckeyes forward Shayla Cooper (32) in the second half of the semifinals of the Sioux Falls regional of the women's NCAA Tournament at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Tennessee defeated Ohio State 78-62. (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers center Mercedes Russell (21) drives on Ohio State Buckeyes forward Shayla Cooper (32) in the second half of the semifinals of the Sioux Falls regional of the women’s NCAA Tournament at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Tennessee defeated Ohio State 78-62. (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Governors Tennis to face Tennessee Volunteers, April 3rd

 

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APSU Men's TennisClarksville, TN – Needing an additional nonconference match due to three cancellations, APSU men’s tennis team has added a match at Tennessee, April 3rd, at 12:30pm CT.

This will be the first men’s tennis meeting between the Austin Peay State University Governors and Volunteers since 2003, a match UT won 5-0. Tennessee is 6-0 all-time versus APSU, with all six duals occurring in Knoxville, TN.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

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UT Lady Vols face Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, Friday

 

#7 Seed Tennessee Lady Vols (21-13) vs. #3 Seed Ohio State Buckeyes (26-7)

Friday, March 25th, 2016 | 8:30pm CT/9:30pm ET
Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford Premier Center

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The No. 7 seed Lady Vols (21-13) will take on No. 3 seed Ohio State (26-7) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Friday at 8:30pm CT/ 9:30pm ET on ESPN2.

The winner will advance to Sunday’s Sioux Falls Regional final and will play the winner of the other semifinal game featuring No. 1 seed and #3/2-ranked South Carolina (33-1) vs. No. 4 seed and #14/15-ranked Syracuse (27-7).

Tennessee advanced to the semifinal round on Sunday night by upsetting No. 2 seed and #11/11 Arizona State, 75-64, in the second round on the Sun Devils’ home court in Tempe. UT had beaten No. 10 seed Green Bay in the first round last Friday, 59-53.

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UT Lady Vols advance to Sweet 16 with 75-64 victory over Arizona State

 

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UT Lady VolsTempe, AZ – Tennessee is heading to the Sweet 16 for the 34th time after defeating No. 2 seed Arizona State, 75-64, in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament Second Round matchup at Wells Fargo Arena.

The Lady Vols (21-13) have won five of their last six games, the best stretch of the season for the Big Orange. Despite claiming its highest seed in school history, Arizona State (26-7) dropped three of its final four.

Diamond DeShields led all scorers with 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting. Mercedes Russell (12), Jordan Reynolds (12) and Jaime Nared (11) also scored in double figures. Elisha Davis scored 18 points to pace the Sun Devils.

Tennessee Women's Basketball's #11 Diamond DeShields scores 24, Lady Vols shoot 52 percent in the NCAA Tournament Second Round victory. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball’s #11 Diamond DeShields scores 24, Lady Vols shoot 52 percent in the NCAA Tournament Second Round victory. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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