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

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
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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
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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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Austin Peay State University’s Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley selected for APSU Athletic Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – One of the greatest golfers in the Governors illustrious history plus a former football standout who returned to his alma mater to help coach the program to its only Ohio Valley Conference title have been selected to Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

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

Grant Leaver, a two-time All-Ohio Valley Conference honoree who won five individual championships and played in the 2008 NCAA East Regional; Ed Bunio, a two-way player who was an All-OVC offensive tackle for the 1964 8-1-1 club and later was the architect for 1977 Governors’ championship defense, have been elected to APSU Athletics Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Bob Bradley, who was a key member of two College Division NCAA teams in 1960-61, was chosen as this year’s honors inductee.

Austin Peay State University's Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley selected for APSU Athletic Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors vs Southeast Missouri State Redhawks

 

October 16th, 2010 • 6:00pm CDT • Clarksville, TN • Governors Stadium (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Since rejoining the Ohio Valley Conference the Governors own a 2-1 record against Southeast Missouri. However, both wins came in Cape Girardeau, MO, including last season’s 24-14 decision. Two seasons ago the Redhawks rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to defeat the Governors, 33-30, in Governors Stadium, in the season finale.

Austin Peay enters the contest on a two-game losing streak. The Govs have endured no worse than a three-game losing streak in five of the last six seasons.

Southeast Missouri moved into the national rankings last week (now No. 18 in The Sports Network/Fathead.com poll and No. 20 in FCS Coaches Poll) for the first time since the 2003 season. SEMO comes to town with its longest winning streak (five games) since 1989. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

 

October 9th, 2010 • 4:00pm CDT • Clarksville, TN • Governors Stadium (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – This will be Austin Peay’s 66th homecoming–”Peay Paradise” the theme–with the Govs owning a 28-36-1 record in those events. After winning homecoming games in both 2007 and 2008, the Govs lost last season’s homecoming encounter to Jacksonville State, 28-10. APSU has won just seven homecoming games in the past 23 years.

At 1-0 in the OVC, Austin Peay is seeking to start the league season 2-0 for the first time since 1977–the Govs’ only OVC championship season.

This is both school’s second game of the Sergeant York Trophy Series. The Govs are 1-0 this season, defeating Tennessee State, 26-23, September 18th, while Tennessee Tech is 0-1 after losing last Thursday, 27-24, to UT Martin. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors vs Wisconsin Badgers

 

September 25th, 2010 • 11:00am CDT
Madison, WI • Camp Randall Stadium (80,321)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Wisconsin will be the first Big Ten opponent the Govs have played in University history. Saturday’s game will see the Governors play their second Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team this season. The Govs, Football Championship Subdivision members of the Ohio Valley Conference, lost to Middle Tennessee, 56-33, September 11th. However, it will be the first time in school history the Govs will play a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) opponent.

This is the Governors’ fifth season in its return to playing scholarship football and fourth back in the OVC. Following the 1996 season, Austin Peay elected to forego scholarship football for a non-scholarship era that lasted from 1997 to 2005.

The 11:00am start at Wisconsin will be the Governors first morning start since they played an 11:00am contest at Valparaiso, September 23rd, 2000, during the program’s non-scholarship era. That was believed to be the first morning start in program history. «Read the rest of this article»

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Holt takes big preseason honor, Govs football tabbed seventh

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsTerrence Holt, Austin Peay State University’s senior All-America running back/kick return specialist, has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.

That was announced Monday at the OVC Media Day in Nashville after a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. Also announced Monday was the Governors were picked to finish in a seventh-place tie with Southeast Missouri with 38 points.

Jacksonville State (120 points/11 first-place votes), meanwhile, was voted the preseason favorite ahead of defending champion Eastern Illinois (114 points/4 first-place votes). Rounding out the predicted order of finish in third was Eastern Kentucky (102/1 first-place vote), Tennessee Tech (78 points/1 first-place vote), Tennessee State (70 points/ 1 first-place vote), UT Martin (59 points), Austin Peay and SEMO (38 points) and Murray State (29 points).

(Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

(Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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