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Instant Peay Play: AAU Tournament just one of many APSU involvements with local community

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Once again, Austin Peay State University (APSU) is the cornerstone of the City of Clarksville hosting the current Amateur Athletic Union’s Fourth-Grade National Championships and the 10-and-under DI & DII National Championships that are going on this week.

Over 50 AAU teams and 3,000 overall visitors will spend the week in Clarksville accounting for around $2.5 million for the local economy in hotel rooms, food, gas, shopping, ect., while also giving the city a chance to showcase its other venues and actives while they are here.

Hundreds of basketball players pack APSU’s Fortera Stadium in Clarksville during the AAU Boys National Basketball Championship Opening Ceremonies.

Hundreds of basketball players pack APSU’s Fortera Stadium in Clarksville during the AAU Boys National Basketball Championship Opening Ceremonies.

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Instant Peay Play: AAU Tournament shows APSU’s importance as economic leader

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Over a period of almost two weeks Clarksville will be hosting two Amateur Athletic Union national basketball tournaments, which is just another event that Austin Peay State University is involved with that helps bring in big money for the area.

While Austin Peay’s participation isn’t the only reason tournaments like that come to the area year after year there is no doubt having the university’s involvement is a key cog in the Clarksville-Montgomery County being able to bring such events in year after year.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County to host AAU Boys’ and Girls’ National Championships July 8th-18th

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Local residents can expect to see an increase in out of town visitors for more of July as approximately 8,695 visitors from across the country arrive in Clarksville to compete in the AAU Boys’ 10U Basketball Division I and Division II National Championship from July 8th-13th, followed by the Girls 6th Grade National Championship July 13th-18th.

A total of 52 boys teams and 63 girls teams will be competing.

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APSU Governors Basketball adds forward Sam McCraken from Cincinnati

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Sam McCracken, a 6-8, 190-pound forward from Cincinnati who helped lead his high school to a 24-5 record as a senior, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Austin Peay State University.

Austin Men's Basketball adds Cincinnati forward Sam McCraken/ (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville High School Hosts American Athletic Union Tryouts

 

Clarksville, TN – The new Tennessee Glory American Athletic Union (AAU) boys team is holding tryouts at Clarksville High School Saturday, February 6th.

Formerly Clarksville United, the Glory are looking for 5th, 6th and 7th grade boys 13 and under willing and able to compete and travel. The tryouts will be held in the auxiliary gym at Clarksville High beginning at 9:00am accessed via the activities entrance (Specific grades and times for the tryouts are listed below). «Read the rest of this article»

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Five AAU National Basketball Championships in Four Years Means Millions of Dollars For Clarksville – Montgomery County Community

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Over the next four years, Clarksville-Montgomery County will host five high economic impact AAU Basketball Championships bringing in a total of $8.9 million of revenue. The 2015 event will be held this upcoming July 10th-15th.

The community will welcome the 2015-2018 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) 10U Boy’s Basketball National Championships as well as the 2016 AAU 6th Grade Girl’s National Championships. In total, over 15,000 visitors will pass through to be a part of, or watch, the games. The 2017-2018 boy’s tournaments were recently awarded to the team at Visit Clarksville after a rigorous bid process. «Read the rest of this article»

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Rossview High School’s Janie White signs with Ivy League’s Brown University

 

Rossview High School HawksClarksville, TN – Just a day after winning their first District 10-AAA tournament title, Rossview High School standout Janie White made her future plans official, February 18th, by signing with Ivy League member Brown University to play basketball for the Bears.

White, a 6-foot-3 center/forward, chose Brown over more than 30 schools that had shown interest – including her other final choices Penn, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Middle Tennessee and Pepperdine.

Rossview’s Janie White signs with Brown University. (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)

Rossview’s Janie White signs with Brown University. (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors Chris Horton becoming a force on both ends of the Basketball Court

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – As a freshman last season, Chris Horton made a splash for the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team as a big-time shot blocker and solid rebounder, but still a work in progress as a scorer.

But the 2012-13 Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year has stepped up his game as a sophomore showing he can be a force on both ends of the court.

APSU's Chris Horton takes the ball to the basket against Central Missouri.

APSU’s Chris Horton takes the ball to the basket against Central Missouri.

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Austin Peay State University Governors announce Michigan Forward to Walk-On to Basketball Program this Fall

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – Josh Ledbetter, a 6-6 frontcourt player from Shepherd (Michigan), will walk on to the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team this fall.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County to Host 2015 and 2016 Basketball Championships

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and Visitors BureauClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce that the community will host the 2015 and 2016 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) 4th Grade Division One and Division Two Boys’ Basketball National Championships. The tournaments will take place in mid-July of both years.

Traditionally, the AAU Basketball Site Selection Committee meets annually, where they bid on tournaments in advance of two and three years. This very competitive process generally includes bid seekers from cities such as Albuquerque, Houston, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Detroit. «Read the rest of this article»

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