Topic: Associated Press
Clarksville, TN – The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative – which has its headquarters at Austin Peay State University (APSU) – recently captured worldwide attention for its efforts.
Clarksville, TN – The national anthem was missing. Inside a small, dilapidated building on the Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus, three students frantically searched through vinyl albums and beneath heavy reel-to-reel tapes for the record.
It was the early 1980s, and the clock inside the University’s new radio station, WAPX-FM, was about to hit midnight.
Brentwood, TN – On Friday, July 19th, 2019, the Austin Peay State University Football team was voted to finish fourth by members of the media covering the Ohio Valley Conference in the league’s preseason media poll. OVC Media Day is Monday, July 22nd.
Clarksville, TN – Normally exam week is a slow week in athletics, including for Austin Peay State University (APSU), but this past week was no normal week with several huge events occurring for the Governors over the past seven days.
Things got kicked off this pasted Monday, when three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference setter Kristen Stucker was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Women’s Volleyball First Team.
APSU Sports Information
New York, NY – Austin Peay State University (APSU) running back Kentel Williams has been named Third-Team All-America as an all-purpose player by the Associated Press. It was announced Tuesday, December 11th, 2018.
Clarksville, TN – Since the mid-1980’s Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s football program has tested their mettle against NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams, but it would be hard to argue they have ever faced a more formidable opponent than their September 1st season-opening challenger the University of Georgia Bulldogs.
The Governors have played almost 20 different FBS teams, led by six meeting versus the University of Cincinnati from 1985 to 2017, but never have they squared off against a team that played for College Football Playoff National Championship last, but also enters the season as the Associated Press’ pre-season third-ranked team.
Arlington, TX – The Tennessee Titans selected Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans with the 22nd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. From Auburn, AL, Evans is 6’3″, weighs 232lbs, has versatility and should become an instant starter.
At Alabama, Evans was a one year starter. In his final year with the Crimson Tide, he had a team high tying 74 tackles and led the team with 13 tackles for loss.
101st Airborne Division Soldiers involved in famous Vietnam photo interviewed for first time since image was taken 49 years ago
Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
Fort Campbell, KY – In April 1968, Associated Press photographer Art Greenspon took a photograph widely considered to be one of the most telling photos of the Vietnam War that is now titled “Help From Above.”
Embedded with the Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Greenspon caught the moment after an ambush where Soldiers from the company were moving casualties to a landing zone to be evacuated. Among other honors, the image inspired the poster for the Vietnam War Movie ‘Platoon’ and graces the covers books and front pages of newspapers.
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics will hold an 11:00am, Thursday, press conference to introduce Matt Figger as the 12th head men’s basketball coach in program history.
Figger comes to Austin Peay on the heels of a whirlwind Final Four run as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator under Frank Martin at South Carolina. The Gamecocks were the East Region champion, taking down Marquette, Duke, Baylor and Florida on the way to Phoenix.
“We are excited to welcome Coach Figger and his family to APSU,” said Austin Peay athletics director Ryan Ivey. “This is an exciting and unprecedented time for Governors basketball.”
Nashville, TN – With his quarterback in place and five Pro Bowl selections due to return in 2017, among several more core players, Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson can add more through free agency and the 2017 NFL Draft.
The unrestricted free agent signing period is scheduled to begin at the start of the new league year on March 9th, when 2016 contracts expire. Players not under contract for 2017 are free to sign with another club at that point. The Titans are projected to be comfortably below the NFL’s 2017 salary cap, which will exceed its 2016 number of $155 million.
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