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APSU Governors Basketball rallies late to defeat Southeast Missouri; secures OVC Tournament berth

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Freshman forward Chris Porter-Bunton scored a career-best 14 points, including three straight late-game baskets, as Austin Peay State University rallied to defeat Southeast Missouri, 83-75, Saturday night, in Ohio Valley Conference basketball action in Dave Aaron Arena and helped propel the Governors into next week’s OVC tournament in Nashville.

Austin Peay Senior Night. (L to R) Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey, manager Hayden McClain, Khalil Davis, Chris Horton, Men's Basketball coach Dave Loos. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Senior Night. (L to R) Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey, manager Hayden McClain, Khalil Davis, Chris Horton, Men’s Basketball coach Dave Loos. (APSU Sports Information)

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UT Vols Basketball loses 75-65 to Arkansas Razorbacks

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A fourth straight double-digit scoring performance from Armani Moore wasn’t enough as Tennessee fell to Arkansas, 75-65, Saturday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Moore led the Volunteers with 17 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. Admiral Schofield scored 15 points, while Shembari Phillips followed up his career-high 16 points against South Carolina with 13 for his third-straight game in double-digits.

The Vols, who played without the services of two of their three leading scorers in Kevin Punter Jr. and Robert Hubbs III, trailed by just a point at halftime, 34-33.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) brings the ball up court against Arkansas Razorbacks guard Manuale Watkins (21) during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Arkansas won 75 to 65. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) brings the ball up court against Arkansas Razorbacks guard Manuale Watkins (21) during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Arkansas won 75 to 65. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Baseball gets pounded by Connecticut Huskies, 19-4

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team ran into a hot-hitting Connecticut squad and had few answers in a 19-4 nonconference loss, Saturday night, in the Riverview Inn Governors Challenge at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball falters against Connecticut, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball falters against Connecticut, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs beat Southeast Missouri 74-71

 

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APSU Lady Govs - Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – On Senior Day, Tiasha Gray wasn’t going to allow Southeast Missouri to spoil the night for her and her four Austin Peay State University senior teammates.

Gray scored 27 points, including what proved to be the game-deciding three-point play with 1:31 left, to lead the Govs to a 74-71 victory against the feisty Redhawks in OVC action in Dave Aaron Arena.

Austin Peay Senior Day, (L to R) Shelby Olszewski, Jennifer Nwokocha, Lauren Maki, Symantha Norton and Tiasha Gray. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Senior Day, (L to R) Shelby Olszewski, Jennifer Nwokocha, Lauren Maki, Symantha Norton and Tiasha Gray. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Celebrates Reduction in Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

 

Tennessee Department of Health Recognizes Hospital-based Efforts

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam and Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, joined other state and local officials at the Tennessee Residence in Nashville Thursday, February 25th to celebrate the success of the statewide initiative to reduce sleep-related deaths among infants.

TDH has partnered with the Charlie’s Kids Foundation and Tennessee hospitals since 2014 to help new parents and hospital staff members learn the “ABCs of Safe Sleep.” Tennessee has seen a 25 percent reduction in sleep-related deaths of infants during this period.

Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH; Sleep Baby Safe and Snug Author John Hutton, MD; Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam; Owen Hanke; Charlie’s Kids Foundation Co-founder Maura Hanke; Annie Hanke; Charlie’s Kids Foundation President Sam Hanke, MD and TDH Assistant Commissioner of Family Health & Wellness Michael Warren, MD, MPH celebrate Tennessee’s reduction of sleep-related deaths at the Tennessee Residence Feb. 25, 2016.

Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH; Sleep Baby Safe and Snug Author John Hutton, MD; Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam; Owen Hanke; Charlie’s Kids Foundation Co-founder Maura Hanke; Annie Hanke; Charlie’s Kids Foundation President Sam Hanke, MD and TDH Assistant Commissioner of Family Health & Wellness Michael Warren, MD, MPH celebrate Tennessee’s reduction of sleep-related deaths at the Tennessee Residence Feb. 25, 2016.

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APSU Lady Govs Softball loses to Dayton, Mercer at Trojan Warrior Tournament

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUTroy, AL – Austin Peay State University’s softball team was held to just two runs in a pair of losses, Saturday in the second day of the Trojan Warrior Tournament, dropping a 1-0 morning final to Dayton before falling 10-2 to Mercer in the afternoon.

Austin Peay Softball drops a pair of games at Trojan Warrior Tournament, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball drops a pair of games at Trojan Warrior Tournament, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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West Creek Elementary School students graduate from Kid Patrol

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Kid Patrol program started by School Resource Officer Jason Wright sees its first graduates at West Creek Elementary School.

The program is open to 4th and 5th graders who show an interest in law enforcement. The class teaches students the history and different specialized areas of law enforcement agencies. The class lasts for four days over a four week period.

West Creek Elementary School Kid Patrol Graduates

West Creek Elementary School Kid Patrol Graduates

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APSU Posters at the Capitol; Representative Joe Pitts advances Legislation

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.

House Bill 1514/Senate Bill 1730 (Sen. Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) the bill that will create the memorial sign program in honor and memory of innocent victims killed by drunk and/or impaired drivers, known as the Tyler Head Bill, passed the Transportation Full Committee and is headed to the Finance, Ways and Means Sub Committee.

APSU attends Posters-at-the-Capitol Day. Back Row – Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green with APSU students. Not Pictured – Representative Curtis Johnson and Representative Jay Reedy.

APSU attends Posters-at-the-Capitol Day. Back Row – Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green with APSU students. Not Pictured – Representative Curtis Johnson and Representative Jay Reedy.

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Michael Costanzo named APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Sophomore pitcher Michael Costanzo, of the Austin Peay State University baseball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Costanzo was named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week, Monday, after carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning of Saturday’s contest against Bradley. The Chicago native was masterful in his third career start, scattering two runs, a hit and a walk to go along with eight strikeouts.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs gives Tips to help Avoid Fraud Related to “Tap-and-Pay” Mobile Phone Transactions

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to educate consumers about ways to protect yourself against fraud related to mobile phone payments.

“The increased usage of technology is a double-edged sword,” TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini said. “While technology allows greater consumer convenience, it also gives criminals greater opportunity to take advantage of hard-working Tennessee residents. We urge Tennesseans to take precautions to ensure they don’t become victims.”

“Tap-and-Pay” Mobile Phone payments can open consumers to criminals and fraudulent transactions.

“Tap-and-Pay” Mobile Phone payments can open consumers to criminals and fraudulent transactions.

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