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About: Chris Austin


    Chris AustinChris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.

    Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.

    Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.

    Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

    Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
    Email: chris_austin24@yahoo.com



Chris Austin's Articles:

    Instant Peay Play: APSU Football could become OVC frontrunner this week with win versus Southeast Missouri

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team could become the early favorite to win the Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship 2:00pm, Saturday, October 12th, at Fortera Stadium if they can beat conference preseason No. 2 pick Southeast Missouri.

    Austin Peay Football quarterback JaVaughn Craig was 15-for-21 passing for 220 yards, 30 yards rushing and three rushing touchdowns that included a recovered fumble in the end zone in Jacksonville State win. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Football quarterback JaVaughn Craig was 15-for-21 passing for 220 yards, 30 yards rushing and three rushing touchdowns that included a recovered fumble in the end zone in Jacksonville State win. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Ohio Valley Conference play begins this week for APSU Volleyball, Football

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Two Austin Peay State University (APSU) teams have a big week coming up, as the Governors volleyball and football teams open Ohio Valley Conference play this week.

    The Govs volleyball team will get things going by playing a pair of OVC opponents on the road this week, opening with SIU Edwardsville on Friday September 27th and Eastern Illinois on Saturday September 28th, while the football team hosts five-time defending OVC regular-season champion Jacksonville State, 2:00pm, on September 28th at Fortera Stadium.

    APSU Volleyball and Football set to start OVC Season this week.

    APSU Volleyball and Football set to start OVC Season this week.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Football’s defense continues to stifle opponents run game

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team continues to be one of the best run-stopping defenses in the nation, as this past weekend in Macon, GA, the Governors held the Mercer Bears rushing attack to less than 50 yards from scrimmage.

    In giving up just 43 net yards from scrimmage on the ground to Mercer, it marks the third straight week the Govs run defense has allowed their opponents less than 60 total rushing yards net in a contest, with APSU giving up 53 yards to North Carolina Central in the season opener on August 29th and 32 yards to Central Arkansas on September 7th.

    Austin Peay State University Football's defense held the Mercer Bears to 43 rushing yards. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay State University Football’s defense held the Mercer Bears to 43 rushing yards. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Football looks to bounce back versus high-scoring Mercer

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Coming off its first loss of the season to nationally-ranked Central Arkansas, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team looks to bounce back on the road versus high-scoring Mercer.

    The Governors (1-1) gave No. 18-ranked Central Arkansas (2-0) all they wanted this past Saturday, at Fortera Stadium, taking the game down to the final seconds before coming up short, 24-16, despite losing starting quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall to a leg injury on their second drive of the game.

    Austin Peay Football hits the road this Saturday to take on Mercer. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Football hits the road this Saturday to take on Mercer. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Football opens Mark Hudspeth Era this week

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The Mark Hudspeth era opens this week for the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football program, 7:00pm Thursday, August 29th at Fortera Stadium as the Governors play host to North Carolina Central, in what will be the first of six home games for APSU this season.

    It will be the first year the Govs will have six homes games in a season since 2003.

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    Instant Peay Play: Two former APSU Governors going through NFL Training Camps

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the beginning of the college football preseason just around the corner, two former Austin Peay State University (APSU) football players are already working hard in National Football League training camps looking to earn a spot on their team’s respective rosters.

    Wide receiver DJ Montgomery is working out with the Cleveland Browns in Berea, OH, while defensive lineman Austin Maloata is in Richmond, VA, with the Washington Redskins at the Bon Secour Redskins Training Camp Center.

    Former Austin Peay Football receiver Dj Montgomery is trying out with the Cleveland Browns while defensive lineman Austin Maloata is working out with the Washington Redskins.

    Former Austin Peay Football receiver Dj Montgomery is trying out with the Cleveland Browns while defensive lineman Austin Maloata is working out with the Washington Redskins.

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    Instant Peay Play: OVC Football Media Day marks unofficial start of fall season for APSU Sports

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the Ohio Valley Conference Football Media Day taking place in Nashville, TN, July 22nd it marks the unofficial start of fall sports for Austin Peay State University (APSU).

    Along with the football team, men’s and women’s cross country, soccer and volleyball will be starting their 2019 season’s over the next month, or so, while baseball softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s golf will be seeing action during their non-traditional season’s during the fall semester.

    APSU Football kicks off season at Fortera Stadium against North Carolina Central, August 29th.

    APSU Football kicks off season at Fortera Stadium against North Carolina Central, August 29th.

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Soccer less than a month away from exhibition opener

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the July calendar reaching its mid-way point, it leaves less than a month before the Austin Peay State University soccer team returns to the pitch to open its 2019 season.

    The Governors were 8-8-1 overall in 2018 – including a 3-6-1 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play – under then first-year head coach Naomi Kolarova and enter the season looking to put the pieces together to replace 11 players off last year’s roster, while also looking to make a return to postseason action.

    Austin Peay Women's Soccer kicks off 2019 with tune up match against Georgia State at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field, August 12th. (APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Women’s Soccer kicks off 2019 with tune up match against Georgia State at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field, August 12th. (APSU Sports Information)

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    Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Govs Jacques Pucheu, Morgan Rackel achieve career-defining moments

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Two former Austin Peay State University (APSU) student athletes had the biggest career achievements happen for them this past week, with former Governors baseball pitcher Jacques Pucheu having his professional contract bought by the Cincinnati Reds, while former APSU softball pitcher/outfielder Morgan Rackel was named to the Canadian National Team roster for the upcoming Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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    Former APSU Gov, Clarksville native Ryne Harper making the most of MLB opportunity

     

    Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After nine years and just over 300 games bouncing around in the minor leagues, former Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governors baseball player, and Clarksville native, Ryne Harper is off to a great start in this first action in the major leagues.

    In a team-leading 30 appearances so far this season with the Minnesota Twins, Harper is 2-0, with a save, five holds, a 1.93 ERA, and 27 strikeouts to just six walks in 28 innings of work.

    Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Ryne Harper (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

    Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Ryne Harper (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

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