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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football Govs have positives despite low pick in preseason polls

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – To no one’s surprise, Austin Peay State University’s football team was picked to finish last the official Ohio Valley Conference poll – as well as the media poll – at last week’s OVC Football Media Day, but a closer look inside some key numbers shows the 2016 season outlook may not be as bleak as predicted.

First, the Governors return 56 letter winners from 2015, which is the third most among conference teams, and over 10 more than five OVC opponents – including the prohibitive favorite to win the conference, Jacksonville State.

Austin Peay Governors Football has reasons to feel good about the 2016 Season.

Austin Peay Governors Football has reasons to feel good about the 2016 Season.

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Get your APSU Football season tickets today

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University football season tickets are on sale, and they’re going quickly.

Under a new ticketing structure implemented by assistant athletics director Josh Jorgensen, less than 30 reserved seat backs (Sections D and E) remain.

Austin Peay Governors Football tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Season.

Austin Peay Governors Football tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Season.

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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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Tennessee State Museum opens new exhibit “Celebrating a Life in Tennessee Art: Lloyd Branson, 1853 – 1925” July 1st

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – The first major retrospective of Tennessee artist Lloyd Branson’s life, works of art, and legacy will open at the Tennessee State Museum on July 1st. The exhibition entitled, Celebrating a Life in Tennessee Art: Lloyd Branson, 1853 – 1925, was organized by the East Tennessee Historical Society and features more than 60 of Branson’s paintings which tell the remarkable story of the ambitions and achievements of the artist and his region.

There is no admission charge to the exhibit which will be on view in the museum’s Changing Galleries.

Gathering of Overmountain Men at Sycamore Shoals, 1915, oil on canvas. Collection of the Tennessee State Museum. (Portrait by Lloyd Branson)

Gathering of Overmountain Men at Sycamore Shoals, 1915, oil on canvas. Collection of the Tennessee State Museum. (Portrait by Lloyd Branson)

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APSU Track and Field moves up to take third place at OVC Outdoor Championships

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Underrated? Overlooked? Probably not anymore.

An Austin Peay State University track and field team that battled injury, illness and inconsistency throughout the 2016 season and entered the weekend under the radar righted the ship at the perfect moment, securing a third-place team finish at the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships.

It’s the third straight season that Austin Peay has finished in the top-three at the OVC Outdoor Championships.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field nabs third placed in Nashville at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field nabs third placed in Nashville at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Track and Field gives strong showing at Kentucky Relays

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityLexington, TN – If Saturday serves as a gauge of readiness, the Govs are all set for Nashville.

Austin Peay State University track and field’s quartet of competitors at Saturday’s Kentucky Relays acquitted themselves nicely with a week to go before Ohio Valley Conference Championship action.

Austin Peay Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)n

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APSU Lady Govs Track and Field dealt with Weather at Memphis Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityMemphis, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field battled the elements at this weekend’s Memphis Invitational, turning in several good marks despite the conditions at the Murphy Sports Complex that forced the postponement of Friday’s limited schedule and wreaked havoc at times during Saturday’s competition.

Austin Peay Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Track ready for Memphis Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the final weekend of competition before the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, several Austin Peay State University student-athletes will enjoy a homecoming of sorts at the Memphis Invitational, hosted by the University of Memphis at the Murphy Sports Complex.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Golf heads to Alabama for OVC Championships

 

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APSU Men's Golf - Austin Peay State UniversityMuscle Shoals, AL – Although Austin Peay State University men’s golf team has won eight Ohio Valley Conference championships, it will seek its first under Robbie Wilson when it competes, Monday-Wednesday, in the league championship tournament at The Shoals on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama.

The 54-hole men’s championship will be competed on the par-72 Fighting Joe course, a 7,258-yard layout, with 74.0 slope and 135 course ratings.

Austin Peay Men's Golf starts OVC Tournament Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf starts OVC Tournament Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Athletics to hold Spring Fling this Saturday, April 23rd

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Spring has officially been in season for nearly a month and Austin Peay State University athletics will get in on the action Saturday, April 23rd by hosting its Spring Fling, a cross-sport initiative that will culminate in the stadium naming rights celebration at Fortera Stadium.

At 5:45pm, following the Spring Game, there will be a brief ceremony as the home of Governors football officially becomes Fortera Stadium, part of a 25-year, $2.5 million partnership between APSU Athletics and Fortera Credit Union.

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