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APSU Football’s Mark Hudspeth named AFCA Regional Coach of the Year

 

APSU FootballWaco, TX – The American Football Coaches Association named Austin Peay State University (APSU) head football coach Mark Hudspeth its Region 3 Football Championship Subdivision Coach of the Year, Tuesday. Hudspeth becomes the first Austin Peay coach to earn the regional honor from the coaches association.

Mark Hudspeth is the first Austin Peay State University Football head coach to earn the AFCA Regional Coach of the Year award. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs 2019 Football Team is the best in program’s 83-year History

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – In its 83 years of play, since their first season on the gridiron back in 1930, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team has had several outstanding seasons they can look back on and argue that they had the best season in program history, but the 2019 incarnation may have lock up the title of best team in program history.

Prior to this season, three or four previous teams could argue they hold the mantle of the program’s best.

Austin Peay State University Football defeated Furman 42-6 in an opening round FCS Playoff game Saturday afternoon at Fortera Stadium. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football defeated Furman 42-6 in an opening round FCS Playoff game Saturday afternoon at Fortera Stadium. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football’s Mark Hudspeth named OVC Coach of the Year, 11 Govs receive Honors

 

APSU FootballBrentwood, TN – A program-record 11 Austin Peay State University (APSU) football players earned postseason honors from the Ohio Valley Conference, befitting their status as league champions for 2019.

In addition, Mark Hudspeth became the second Austin Peay State University head coach in three seasons to earn Roy Kidd OVC Coach of the Year honors after the Govs won the league and earned the program’s first playoff berth in his first season at the helm.

Austin Peay State University Football coach Mark Hudspeth named OVC Coach of the Year, 11 players earn OVC Honors. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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Four inducted into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame Class Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Four Austin Peay State University athletic legends were enshrined in the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday, during a breakfast ceremony in the Dunn Center front lobby.

Chelsea Harris, the greatest women’s golfer in program history; Drake Reed, an all-time great who conquered the OVC during one of the most dominant eras of APSU basketball; and Ron Sebree, a vaunted lineman for the 1977 Ohio Valley Conference football team, were inducted along with the late Tom Lincoln, a star on the hardwood and the gridiron in the late 1940s, who was this year’s Honors category recipient.

They became the 115th, 116th, 117th and 118th members of the APSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Tom Lincoln, Drake Reed, Chelsea Harris and Ron Sebree were inducted in to the APSU Hall of Fame, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Tom Lincoln, Drake Reed, Chelsea Harris and Ron Sebree were inducted in to the APSU Hall of Fame, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Annual Austin Peay State University Govs Football reunion to honor 1964-65 teams during season opener

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s annual football reunion will honor members of the 1964 and 1965 football teams, September 4th-5th, during the weekend of the football Govs’ season opener against Mercer.

1964-65 teams to be honored at Annual Austin Peay Football Reunion. (APSU Sports Information)

1964-65 teams to be honored at Annual Austin Peay Football Reunion. (APSU Sports Information)

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Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley inducted into APSU’s Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – One of the greatest Golf Governors in Austin Peay State University history plus a former football standout who returned to his alma mater to help guide the program to its only Ohio Valley Conference title were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning in a breakfast ceremony in the Dunn Center’s Hall of Fame lobby.

In addition, a former superb basketball player from Austin Peay’s small college era was enshrined as part of the Hall of Fame’s Honors category.

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University's Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

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Ed Bunio forged Hall of Fame playing, coaching career at Austin Peay State University

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – It’s a long way from Carnegie, PA, to Tucson, AZ, in more ways than one. Raised by his grandparents, Ed Bunio needed an athletic scholarship if he wanted to attend college. After his outstanding prep career, Michigan came offering so did Miami…but Bunio chose Arizona.

Some 2,100 miles from home, Bunio literally went from a small town of barely 5,000 people to a campus of 15,000. Bunio loved the campus, the city and all the extracurricular activities that were available. In fact this new world was eye opening, except during the daytime…during class time.

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APSU Football Alumni Weekend

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Traditionally, Austin Peay State University athletics and the APSU Alumni hold its annual football reunion during late July.

But with Governors Stadium resplendent with its $19 million makeover opening Saturday, September 13th as the Governors play host to Chattanooga, the 2014 Football Reunion was strategically centered around the most significant football accomplishment in decades.

Austin Peay State University Football Alumni Weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football Alumni Weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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Gary Shephard joins Govs Football Staff as Linebackers Coach

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head football coach Rick Christophel announced the addition of longtime coaching-cohort and APSU alum Gary Shephard as the team’s new assistant coach, Wednesday. Shephard will take over as linebackers coach effective immediately.

Adding Shephard means reorganizing the defensive coaching staff, and Christophel is pleased with the moves it will allow to him make. Granville Eastman will move from linebackers to the secondary, while also remaining the team’s defensive coordinator. Ryan Taylor will remain the team’s defensive line coach. «Read the rest of this article»

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