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2020 APSU Football Positional Previews – Defensive Line

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – At the dawn of 2019, Austin Peay State University (APSU) football’s Josephus Smith had two appearances as a Gov, John Wesley Whiteside was coming off a redshirt season, Matthew Gayle had three tackles for loss across two seasons as a Gov and Kwame Sutton was still looking for his first career sack.

What a difference a year makes.

Smith returns as an All-American candidate after a breakout junior campaign that saw him challenge for the program’s single-season tackles for loss record.

Austin Peay State University Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Sports has 10 Govs earn degrees at Summer Commencement; May grads get the chance to walk

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Over the past two days, 10 Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletics alumni and staff would have walked across the Dunn Center stage to receive their degrees at the Summer 2020 commencement exercises.

In addition, many of our athletic alumni we did not get to celebrate in May got to walk across the Dunn Center stage this week to celebrate their graduation during the spring. We invite you to look back at those names–and their accomplishments–here.

Austin Peay State University President Dr. Alisa White congradulates graduates at 2020 Summer Commencement. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University President Dr. Alisa White congradulates graduates at 2020 Summer Commencement. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University athletics gets record seven Team Academic honors

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes have broken yet another record in the academic realm.

This one is the team academic honors, which saw a department-record seven Austin Peay State University squads—men’s basketball, beach volleyball, men’s cross country, football, men’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s tennis—earn nearly half the 17 Team Academic Achievement awards offered by the Ohio Valley Conference and tied with Belmont for most in the league.

Austin Peay State University sports receives Seven Team Academic Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University sports receives Seven Team Academic Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football coach Marquase Lovings makes additions to Staff

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) interim head football coach Marquase Lovings announced the addition of two full-time assistant coaches, among other staff additions for the upcoming 2020 season.

Thirty-five-year coaching veteran Mike Markuson will take over as the APSU Governors’ offensive line coach, replacing Eddy Morrissey, who departed in June to pursue other professional opportunities.

Austin Peay State University Football adds Running Back coach Stephen Smith and Offensive Line coach Mike Markuson to staff. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football adds Running Back coach Stephen Smith and Offensive Line coach Mike Markuson to staff. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Football begins Practice, Saturday

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – The Marquase Lovings era begins Saturday morning when the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team takes the field at Fortera Stadium for its first organized practice in preparation for the upcoming 2020 season.

Austin Peay State University head coach Marquase Lovings prepared for Govs opening practice, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University head coach Marquase Lovings prepared for Govs opening practice, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University President Alisa White delivered on promise to ‘advance this institution’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Dr. Alisa White assumes the presidency at Sam Houston State University in early August, she will leave Austin Peay State University (APSU) knowing she delivered on the promise she gave on a spring day five years ago. 

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

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APSU Football’s DeAngelo Wilson, Kordell Jackson sweep OVC preseason awards, 7 players named to Preseason All-OVC team

 

APSU FootballBrentwood, TN – After placing a record-setting 11 student-athletes on the 2019 All-Ohio Valley Conference squads, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team not only will have seven players on the league’s 2020 preseason team, but also swept the preseason player of the year awards, Monday, July 20th, 2020.

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Austin Peay State University Football announces incoming Transfers for 2020 season

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team continued to add to its depth during the spring, adding 10 transfer student-athletes for the upcoming 2020 campaign, bringing the total newcomers on the Govs 2020 roster to 31 individuals.

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Austin Peay State University football coach Marquase Lovings makes Staff Realignment

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) interim head football coach Marquase Lovings announced the following reorganization of coaching staff duties, effective Monday, July 13th, 2020.

Austin Peay State University football's Chris Campbell named associate head coach and director of sports performance. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University football’s Chris Campbell named associate head coach and director of sports performance. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU’s Josephus Smith, family fighting for daughter in Florida

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Burly. Tough. Strong. That’s Austin Peay State University (APSU) football’s Josephus Smith. On and off the field.

On the field, he’s a box truck with legs, a 5-9, 285-pound mountain of a man who broke out in a big way in 2019 as a key member of the interior line for an Austin Peay State University program that won its first Ohio Valley Conference title since 1977.

Austin Peay State University football's Josephus Smith. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University football’s Josephus Smith. (APSU Sports Information)

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