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APSU Mens Basketball 2017-18 Schedule filled with Quality Opponents

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – First-year head coach Matt Figger has put together a 2017-18 slate that will test his new-look Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team early and often.

A quartet of high-major opponents, an appearance in the NIT Season Tip-Off and five participants in the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament dot the schedule—an ambitious 12-game non-conference slate ahead of the grueling, expanded 18-game gauntlet that is the Ohio Valley Conference schedule in 2017-18.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball has ambitious 2017-2018 schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball has ambitious 2017-2018 schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Volleyball, Soccer off to good starts for Governors

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – There’s an old saying that goes ‘it’s not how you start, but how you finish’ and that adage is true almost without exception … but it doesn’t hurt to get off to a good start either.

Just ask the Austin Peay State University’s volleyball and soccer teams who have both gotten off to sparking 3-1 starts to begin their respective seasons.

The volleyball team came out blazing this past weekend in their own Culvers Governors Challenge winning their first three matches, including a five-set victory over nationally-ranked #19 Missouri, along with wins versus Missouri-Kansas City and Marshall before falling in their final match of the weekend to preseason number two pick in The Missouri Valley Conference University of Northern Iowa.

Austin Peay Volleyball and Soccer teams start 2017 season hot. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball and Soccer teams start 2017 season hot. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Soccer’s Shelby Stewart nails game winner against Western Kentucky

 

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APSU Soccer - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Friday was a night of firsts for Austin Peay State University women’s soccer.

It was the Governors first regular season home game for the 2017 season.

It saw sophomore Shelby Stewart score her first career goal as a Gov.

Austin Peay Soccer beats Western Kentucky 2-1 at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field Friday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Soccer beats Western Kentucky 2-1 at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field Friday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Soccer nabs 2-1 win at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

 

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APSU Soccer - Austin Peay State UniversityMurfreesboro, TNMcKenzie Dixon scored in the first minute of double overtime as Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team notched its first win of 2017, 2-1, against Middle Tennessee at the Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.

Having battled slow starts in its last two outings, Austin Peay (1-1) reversed that trend at Middle Tennessee.

Austin Peay Soccer gets first win of the season Sunday at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Soccer gets first win of the season Sunday at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Soccer falls at Chattanooga 3-2

 

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APSU Soccer - Austin Peay State UniversityChattanooga, TNKirstin Robertson and Renee Semaan each scored in the 2017 season opener, but Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team dropped a 3-2 decision to Chattanooga, Friday night at Finley Stadium.

For the second consecutive match, Austin Peay (0-1) fell into an early deficit as Chattanooga’s Jordan Mueller drove home a cross in the fourth minute for an early 1-0 lead.

Austin Peay Soccer losses season opener to Chattanooga Mocs Friday night, 3-2. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Soccer losses season opener to Chattanooga Mocs Friday night, 3-2. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Soccer travels to Western Illinois for final exhibition match

 

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APSU Soccer - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Fresh off a 3-0 drubbing of Indiana State in its preseason opener, Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team will hit the road for its final exhibition contest, 5:00pm, Friday, August 10th, 2017 against Western Illinois in Macomb.

The Governors look to build on a solid first exhibition outing against the Sycamores, Tuesday.

Austin Peay Soccer takes on Western Illinois Friday in road exhibition match. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Soccer takes on Western Illinois Friday in road exhibition match. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Soccer opens APSU’s athletic school year this week

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Although the first day of classes for Austin Peay State University is still three weeks away, the Govs will see the first of its fall teams square off versus another NCAA member this Tuesday, August 7th, 2017 as the soccer team hosts Indiana State at Morgan Brothers Field at 6:00pm.

It is the only home preseason exhibition contest for the Govs, after just a week of practice to prepare and condition, with Austin Peay also having a road exhibition match at Western Illinois – in Macomb, IL – on Friday, August 11th.

Austin Peay Soccer to host preseason exhibition match against Indiana State Tuesday, August 7th.

Austin Peay Soccer to host preseason exhibition match against Indiana State Tuesday, August 7th.

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APSU Women’s Soccer begins practice Wednesday

 

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APSU Soccer - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Twenty-eight Austin Peay State University women’s soccer athletes reported to campus Tuesday in the first step toward the opening of the 2017 soccer campaign.

Tuesday’s reporting date saw the Governors gather for a team breakfast before helping the team’s incoming freshmen move into their dorm rooms.

Austin Peay Soccer set to begin practice this Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Soccer set to begin practice this Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Volleyball primed to make deep OVC run in 2017

 

APSU Women's VolleyballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team reports this weekend looking to build off its turnaround campaign of 2016 and make a deep run at its first Ohio Valley Conference championship since 2010.

The Governors are coming off a 24-11 season last fall — a 12.5 game improvement from its 10-22 record in 2015 – the fifth-best season improvement in NCAA Division I in 2016 and trailing only Quinnipiac, Notre Dame, Northeastern and Bowling Green.

Austin Peay Volleyball set for a great 2017 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball set for a great 2017 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Less than a month until APSU Govs return to action

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the Fourth of July holiday in the rearview mirror and the dog days of summer just hitting their stride, it is less than a month before the return of Austin Peay State University student athletes and the beginning of the 2017-18 athletic school year.

Although the first day of classes on the main Austin Peay campus isn’t until August 28th – eight weeks away – over the next few weeks members of the football, volleyball, soccer and cross country teams will return to campus to hold their respective pre-season workouts.

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