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Austin Peay State University introduces Matt Figger as APSU Men’s Basketball head coach

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics held a press conference Thursday morning to introduce its next head men’s basketball coach for the first time since 1990.

Matt Figger, who served as Frank Martin’s recruiting coordinator and assistant coach from his tenure at Kansas State through this year’s Final Four run with South Carolina, was announced as the 12th head coach in program history, taking over for Dave Loos, who retired in March after 27 years at the helm.

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Vols Baskeball plays Arkansas at Thompson-Bowling Arena, Tuesday

 

Tennessee (8-5, 1-0 SEC) vs. Arkansas (11-2, 0-1 SEC)

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2016 | 5:30pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee chases its first 2-0 start to SEC play since 2010 when it welcomes Arkansas to Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday night for a 5:30pm CT tip on SEC Network.

The Vols (8-5, 1-0 SEC) opened SEC play last week, picking up an 83-73 road win at Texas A&M. UT got a balanced team effort offensively with four players finishing in double figures. Lamonte Turner led the way with 14 points and true freshman Grant Williams chipped in 12 points to go along with five rebounds and a school-record-tying six blocks.

Tennessee Men's Basketball game against Arkansas is set for a 5:30pm CT tipoff on SEC Network. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Vols travels to Texas A&M, Thursday

 

Tennessee vs. Texas A&M

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 | 6:00pm CT
College Station, TX | Reed Arena | SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee opens Southeastern Conference play on Thursday when it travels to College Station to face Texas A&M at 6:00pm CT on the SEC Network.

The Vols (7-5) closed out its pre-conference schedule before the Christmas holiday, going on the road and picking up a tough 72-68 win at East Tennessee State last Thursday. Tennessee was making its first appearance in Johnson City since 1963 and was led to victory by junior guard Detrick Mostella who scored 25 points off the bench.

Tennessee and Texas A&M open SEC play Thursday night at 6:00pm CT on the SEC Network. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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#22/25 Tennessee Lady Vols take on #4/4 Baylor at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#22/25 Tennessee (4-2) vs. #4/4 Baylor (8-1)

Sunday, December 4th, 2016 | 1:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – #22/25 Tennessee (4-2) will take on #4/4 Baylor (8-1) Sunday at 1:00pm CT in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The game will be televised by ESPN2, but fans can also catch all of the action online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Dave O’Brien (play-by-play) and Doris Burke (analyst) will call the action.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action as Tennessee takes on the Lady Bears.

#22/25 Tennessee will take on #4/4 Baylor Sunday at 1:00pm CT in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge at Thompson-Boling Arena. «Read the rest of this article»

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors facing Kansas, history in NCAA Tournament

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After making a history-making run through the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament last week, Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team will have to face a history making challenge once again in the NCAA Tournament.

The Governors (18-17) were the first eighth-seed to win the OVC Tournament championship, winning four games in four days, but now a bigger undertaking awaits them as a 16-seed and having to go up against the NCAA Tournament’s overall number-one seed Kansas (30-4).

Austin Peay Governors pose for a group photo following the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Austin Peay Governors pose for a group photo following the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Lady Govs Track and Field head to Nashville for Music City Challenge at Vanderbilt

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field team will make it back-to-back weekends in the mid-state area when it treks to Nashville for the Music City Challenge, hosted by Vanderbilt.

The two-day event begins 4:00pm, Friday, February 12th, 2016 with the high jump and weight throw at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

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UT Vols Basketball hosts #21 Texas A&M Aggies Saturday

 

Tennessee (8-6, 1-1 SEC) vs. #21/#17 Texas A&M (12-2, 2-0 SEC)

Saturday, January 9th, 2016 | 1:01pm ET (12:01pm CT)
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee faces its second ranked opponent of the season when No. 21 Texas A&M visits Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday for a 1:00pm ET (12:00pm CT) tipoff on the SEC Network.

The Vols (8-6, 1-1 SEC) maintained its perfect home record and snapped a three-game losing streak in SEC home openers with a victory over SEC rival Florida on Wednesday night. Led by 26 points from Kevin Punter Jr. and 17 points from Admiral Schofield, Tennessee led by as many as 30 en route to an 83-69 victory over the Gators. The 14-point win was the largest by UT over UF since 2009 when the Vols grabbed a 16-point victory.

The Tennessee Vols look to snap a three-game skid to the Aggies as Rick Barnes faces a former Big 12 foe Saturday. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors hope it has turned back the clock with Will Healy hire

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – On December 23rd Austin Peay State University officially announced the hire of 30-year-old Will Healy as the 19th head football coach in school history, but it’s not the first time the school has gone with a very young head coach for the program.

In 1979 Austin Peay hired its then 10th head coach, a 29-year-old Watson Brown to replace James ‘Boots’ Donnelly, in hopes to continue a streak of winning seasons – which included the only Ohio Valley Conference title in the program’s history in 1977.

Austin Peay State University Football head coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football head coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field sends talented group to Drake Relays

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – A small but talented contingent of Austin Peay State University track and field team members will compete at the 106th Drake Relays, April 23-25, in Des Moines, Iowa at Drake Stadium.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Track and Field. (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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