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17th Annual Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl to feature Notre Dame vs. LSU December 30th

 

Game will represent both teams’ first trip to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and first on field meeting since 2007 Sugar Bowl

Music City BowlNashville, TN – Representatives from the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl announced today the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will represent the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in the 17th annual Bowl as they take on the LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Kickoff will be Tuesday, December 30th at 2:00pm CST at LP Field in Nashville. The game will be televised live on ESPN.

“In our five years as the title sponsor, we’ve been pleased to welcome teams rich in history and tradition, this year is certainly no exception with Notre Dame and LSU” said Dan Crockett, President/CEO of Franklin American Mortgage Company. “We’re proud of the economic impact the game makes on the city, as well as the nationwide recognition it gives our company. The Bowl also presents an opportunity to give back to the communities that have helped in our success, and the exposure it generates brings even greater attention to the numerous charitable organizations we support. Both teams playing in this year’s game have had great seasons, and we can’t wait to see them take the field.” «Read the rest of this article»

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America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders launches in Tennessee; Scholarships available

 

Scholarship program promotes careers in agriculture across 40 states

Americas FarmersSt. Louis, MO – America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agriculture.

Starting now, high school seniors and college students in Tennessee and other eligible states can apply for this opportunity.

Farmers know the rewards of a career in agriculture, but many of today’s youth may not. Luckily, there is an abundance of evidence that agriculture is a smart career choice. «Read the rest of this article»

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Lady Govs Breigh Jones ready for NCAA’s biggest stage

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field middle-distance runner Breigh Jones is ready for her sport’s biggest stage, as she heads to Eugene, OR this week for the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones prepares for the NCAA Track and Field Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones prepares for the NCAA Track and Field Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Volleyball travels to MT Invitational this weekend

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team begins a three-week stretch where it will not leave the state of Tennessee, beginning with a four-match stay at the MT Invitational, Friday-Saturday, hosted by Middle Tennessee.

Senior Lauren Henderson and the Lady Govs volleyball team travel to Murfreesboro for the MT Invitational, Friday and Saturday. (Brittney Sparn - APSU Sports Information)

Senior Lauren Henderson and the Lady Govs volleyball team travel to Murfreesboro for the MT Invitational, Friday and Saturday. (Brittney Sparn – APSU Sports Information)

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Former APSU Football Coach Boots Donnelly inducted into National Football Foundation Hall of Fame

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsAtlanta, GA - James “Boots” Donnelly, the only coach to lead Austin Peay State University football to an Ohio Valley Conference championship was inducted into the 2013 National Football Foundation (NFF) Division College Hall of Fame, Wednesday night.

The enshrinement ceremony was held at Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. It was the first time the event was held in Atlanta, the new home of the Hall of Fame.

2013 National Football Foundation (NFF) Division College Hall of Fame inductees. (APSU Sports Information)

2013 National Football Foundation (NFF) Division College Hall of Fame inductees. (APSU Sports Information)

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University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

Knoxville, TN - After the Southeastern Conference Office unveiled this year’s league schedule on Tuesday, Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick announced her team’s 2013-14 slate. UT also revealed it will retire Candace Parker’s jersey on January 2nd prior to the LSU game.

The defending SEC champion Lady Volunteers, who were 27-8 in 2012-13 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, will play 18 regular-season games vs. teams that saw postseason action a year ago. That group includes 11 teams that made the NCAA Tournament and five that played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

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Austin Peay State University draws University of Florida in NCAA Baseball Tournament opening round

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – In a year of record-setting achievements, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team achieved another first on May 27th, as it earned an Ohio Valley Conference all-time best No. 2-seed in the Bloomington, IN Regional Tournament and will face Southeastern Conference member University of Florida on May 31st, 1:00pm, at Bart Kaufman Field on the campus of the Indiana University.

APSU Baseball Team reacts to NCAA announcement. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

APSU Baseball Team reacts to NCAA announcement. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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APSU Governors Golf finishes tied for 7th at NCAA Regional, Dustin Korte advances to NCAA Championship

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsTempe, AZ – It was a bitter sweet day for Austin Peay State University men’s golf team, Saturday. The Governors failed to qualify for the NCAA Championships but senior Dustin Korte did.

Korte shot a final-round 1-under 69 for a three-day 6-under 204 to finish eight individually at the Tempe Division I Golf Regional. He earned the NCAA Championship invitation, May 28th-June 2nd at the Capital City Club/Crabapple Course in Atlanta, GA, by recording the best individual score exclusive of the five qualifying regional teams.

Austin Peay Men's Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Golf slips into 8th Place Tie at NCAA Regional

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsTempe, AZ – Austin Peay State University has ground to gain if the Governors are going to be one of the five teams to advance from the NCAA Tempe Golf Regional, Saturday.

Austin Peay Men's Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Mens Golf’s Dustin Korte’s 64 propels Govs to third place after Day 1 of NCAA Tempe Regional

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsTempe, AZ – Playing his first NCAA tournament round, senior Dustin Korte tied an Austin Peay State University 18-hole record by shooting a 6-under 64 to propel the Governors into third place at the Tempe Regional, Thursday.

Austin Peay Men's Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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