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Local Community celebrates opening of new APSU Govenor’s Stadium


Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – On Saturday the community gathered on Austin Peay State University to attend the ceremonies opening the brand new APSU Governors Football Stadium. The new world-class facility replaces a 68 year old stadium originally built in 1946 as the Clarksville Municipal Stadium.

The new stadium cost $19 million, and has four levels, with most of the offices and dressing rooms, as well as a training room, on the first floor. On the second floor, there will be meeting rooms and an additional weight room. Fans on levels 3 and 4 will find the amenities of club seating and skyboxes – new features to the stadium. The skyboxes are tiered stadium-type seating with up to 22 seats per viewing room. In addition, each skybox has a bar with locations for bar stools, tables and chairs to seat four to six people.

The ribbon cutting opening the new APSU Governor's Football Stadium. APSU President Alisa White and Hendricks Fox cut the ribbon

The ribbon cutting opening the new APSU Governor’s Football Stadium. APSU President Alisa White and Hendricks Fox cut the ribbon

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APSU Athletics Director Dave Loos steps down after 16 years


Loos to remain Head Coach for Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Dave LoosClarksville, TN – When Dave Loos was named Austin Peay State University Athletics Director in April 1997, he was one of a handful of basketball coaches who also served as CEO of his respective athletics department.

In 2006 after Fang Mitchell resigned his Coppin State athletics director’s duties to concentrate on his basketball coaching responsibilities, Loos was the last of a dying breed.

Now, nearly seven years later Loos will step down as APSU athletics director, but remain as Governors’ basketball coach. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors Football coach Christophel submits resignation to become NFL Cardinals assistant


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – It is now official. Rick Christophel, Austin Peay State University’s football coach the last six seasons, has submitted his resignation in order to become the tight ends coach with the Arizona Cardinals.

“I am excited about starting a new chapter in my coaching career,” Christophel said. “I started thinking about this (coaching in the NFL), talking about this all the way back when I was in high school. What was I going to do with the rest of my life? If I couldn’t play I wanted to coach at the highest level possible.

“This has become a dream come true.”

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APSU President Tim Hall Reflects On Life And Austin Peay’s Future

Tim Hall has been the president of Austin Peay State University since August 2007

APSU President Tim Hall

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University President Timothy L. Hall has been with the university since August 2007, and the school has grown by 20% since he arrived. In fact, APSU has become the fastest growing university in Tennessee since the year 2000.

Hall says he’d never set foot in Clarksville before taking the job, but had read great things about the area and was eager to get involved. “Clarksville is the furthest north that my wife and I have ever been,” he said.

Before succeeding Dr. Sherry Hoppe as APSU president, Hall had accomplished other tasks in his life. Born on October 28th, 1955, Hall grew up in Texas City, Texas. After graduating from Texas City High School, he attended The University of Houston where he majored in Philosophy. In 1977, he married his high school sweetheart Lee Nicholson. «Read the rest of this article»

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Former APSU president writes book with retired APSU PR director


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Months prior to the death of her husband, former Austin Peay State University President Dr. Sherry Hoppe began writing the untold story of Bob Hoppe, the Auburn football star charged with first-degree murder in 1988 – 31 years after the crime had happened.

After her husband died in 2008, Hoppe recruited another former APSU administrator to co-author the book. Dennie Burke, the longtime executive director of the APSU Public Relations and Marketing Office, served seven years under Hoppe’s tenure at APSU and agreed to collaborate with her on the book project. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU reaches 10,188 students enrolled


Austin Peay State University LogoOne by one, five students unveiled the exact student headcount at Austin Peay State University. The number revealed was 10,188 students.

“Behind every number is a student whose dreams are being realized here at Austin Peay,” President Tim Hall said during a public announcement and celebration this morning at the main campus. Faculty, staff, alumni and students attended the event, which culminated in the distribution of free commemorative T-shirts to the campus community.

Now that Fall II 2009 figures from the Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell are complete, APSU’s enrollment is 10,188 for the Fall 2009 semester, pending approval from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission when it meets for its quarterly meeting Nov. 19.


The magic number

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