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Austin Peay State University names Nate James as head coach of APSU Men’s Basketball Team

 

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Twenty years ago today, Nate James played 20 minutes for Duke in the 2001 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game win against Arizona, earning the first of three national title rings he’d pick up as a Blue Devil—one as a player and two as an assistant coach under one of college basketball’s most legendary names.

Austin Peay State University men's basketball head coach Nate James. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University men’s basketball head coach Nate James. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Athletic Director Gerald Harrison named to NCAA Division I Oversight Committee

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsIndianapolis, IN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee, effective immediately with a term to continue through June 2023.

The Division I Competition Oversight Committee has oversight responsibility of regular season and championships administration in sports other than football and men’s and women’s basketball, including supervision of qualification and/or selection procedures for Division I and National Collegiate Championships.

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APSU Men’s Basketball comes from behind to beat Central Connecticut, 80-78

 

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APSU Men's BasketballMontego Bay, Jamaica – It’s been four games, but Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team has already been through a season’s worth of intrigue and suspense, the latest in a heart-stopping 80-78 win against Central Connecticut to kick off the island portion of the 2018 Jamaica Classic at the Montego Bay Convention Center.

The Govs evened their record at 2-2 on the season after erasing a nine-point first half deficit, while Central Connecticut falls to 2-2 on its season.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball come from nine points down in final minutes to defeat Central Connecticut 80-78 in Jamaica Classic held at the Montego Bay Convention Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball come from nine points down in final minutes to defeat Central Connecticut 80-78 in Jamaica Classic held at the Montego Bay Convention Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: New APSU Athletics Director Gerald Harrison makes first public appearance July 30th

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) will host a public press conference, 11:00am, July 30th, 2018 at the Dunn Center to introduce Gerald Harrison as the 14th athletics director in school history.

It will be the first public appearance for Harrison, who was selected for the athletics director’s position back on July 16th after serving 10 years at Duke University.

Harrison will officially take the reins as the leader of the athletics department on August 15th.

Gerald Harrison named 14th Austin Peay State University Athletics Director. (Jon Gardiner/Duke University)

Gerald Harrison named 14th Austin Peay State University Athletics Director. (Jon Gardiner/Duke University)

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Austin Peay State University music double major Garrett Coscolluela a part of world championship-winning drum corps

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the past four years, Austin Peay State University senior music education and music performance double major Garrett Coscolluela has spent one weekend in August marching on the field of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

But it wasn’t until this past August — in his final trip to the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts — that Coscolluela had the hardware to prove he was among the best in what’s considered the major leagues of marching band performance.

APSU's Garrett Coscolluela

APSU’s Garrett Coscolluela

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Nashville Sounds drop Doubleheader to New Orleans Zephyrs

 

Chris Bassitt, Arnold Leon Pitch Well in Losses

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – The New Orleans Zephyrs beat the Nashville Sounds twice on Monday night at Zephyr Field, taking game one 4-3, and game two 3-1.

The first matchup featured the completion of the contest the two teams began on April 27th, a game that Arnold Leon initially started. The Zephyrs could not use their original starter, Adam Conley, because he was promoted to Miami yesterday. Leon threw 3.2 innings of scoreless baseball before rain ended his outing the first time.

After the game resumed, Leon retired the first 9 batters he faced before Juan Diaz singled with two outs in the seventh. Leon would walk the next two batters and manager Steve Scarsone went to his bullpen attempting to preserve the 2-0 lead the Sounds had earned via RBI from Joey Wendle and Kent Matthes earlier in the game.

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Northwest High Lady Vikings beat White House 41-26 for season’s second win

 

Northwest High School VikingsDover, TN – Northwest High School never trailed in the second half, December 28th at the Bill Craig Memorial Gymnasium, in their losers’ bracket game of the Stewart County High School Christmas Tournament in defeating White House, 41-26.

Leading by two at halftime, Northwest (2-12) scored the first eight points of the third quarter to build a 10-point advantage, 27-17, with 4:06 left in the period.

Northwest Girl's Basketball gets 41-26 victory over White House.

Northwest Girl’s Basketball gets 41-26 victory over White House.

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Clarksville High Lady Wildcats defense smothers White House in 47-24 victory

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsDover, TN – Clarksville High School girls basketball team didn’t allow White House High School to break into double figures in any of its four quarters, December 27th at the Bill Craig Memorial Gymnasium in the first round of the Stewart County High School Christmas Tournament, as the Lady Wildcats rolled to a 47-24 victory.

The game was never in question, as Clarksville High (6-5) scored the first 10 points of the contest – including seven coming from Haley Bearden, who led all scorers with 16 points.

Clarksville High Girls Basketball defeats White House 47-24. (Clarksville Sports Network)

Clarksville High Girls Basketball defeats White House 47-24. (Clarksville Sports Network)

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Clarksville’s Blake Jenkines, former Kenwood Basketball star, to play in NCAA Tournament

 
Blake Jenkines - Hampton University

Blake Jenkines – Hampton University

Hampton, VA – Former Kenwood High School basketball star Blake Jenkines is living the dream of any college athlete by going to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. She and her Hampton University Lady Pirates, champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, will be a #15 seed playing #2 seed Duke University, Sunday in Cameron Indoor Stadium at 12:05pm ET.

The game will be televised live on ESPN2.

The Lady Pirates (28-5) are the No. 15 seed in the Norfolk Region, while the Atlantic Coast Conference champion Blue Devils (30-2) are the No. 2 seed.

“It wasn’t what we wanted, but it’s what we got,” Hampton head coach David Six said. “I think we’re better than a 15 seed.” «Read the rest of this article»

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