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Austin Peay State University inducts Shawn Kelley, Nick Stapleton, Brad Kirtley, Reedy Sears into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Two of the greatest Governors athletes in their respective sports and the department’s longtime sports information director were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday.

In addition, a former superb football/basketball player who paid the ultimate price in defense of his country, was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Legends category.

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

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Former APSU basketball player Maurice “Squeaky” Hampton to be inducted into Russellville High School Hall of Fame

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Former Austin Peay State University basketball star Maurice “Squeaky” Hampton will be inducted into the Russellville High School Athletics Hall of Fame in between games of the girls/boys basketball doubleheader with Logan County, Friday, February 7th.

After a brilliant prep career that saw him earn first-team Kentucky All-State honors as a senior, Hampton starred for APSU from 2002-06.

Maurice “Squeaky” Hampton to be inducted into Russelville High School Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Maurice “Squeaky” Hampton to be inducted into Russelville High School Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University announces Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Two of the greatest Governors athletes in their respective sports and the department’s longtime sports information director have been selected to Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

In addition, a former superb football/basketball player who paid the ultimate price in defense of his country, was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Legends category.

APSU Hall of Fame inductees announced (APSU Sports)

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Austin Peay inducts Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson into APSU Hall of Fame

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Gary McClure, Austin Peay State University’s all-time winningest baseball coach who has taken his Governors to five NCAA Regionals, and Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, whose dedication to APSU athletics and its athletes extends well beyond financial contributions and services, were inducted into to the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday.

In addition, Andrew Lorentzson, who starred in basketball for Austin Peay in the mid-1930s when it was a junior college, also was inducted through the University’s new Honors category, reserved for those former athletes who competed at least 50 years ago. Loren McCamey Schanding, granddaughter of the late Lorentzson, who died in 1971, accepted the award for the family.

Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson inducted into APSU Hall of Fame. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson inducted into APSU Hall of Fame. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Dr. Cooper Beazley to be inducted into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Dr. Beazley has helped APSU athletics enjoy a “Wonderful Life”

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Former APSU athletic trainer Chuck Kimmel likes to compare Dr. Cooper Beazley to George Bailey, the selfless central figure of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and the Austin Peay training room, to Bedford Falls, the fictional home of Bailey.

Kimmel wonders what APSU athletics medical care, what the APSU athletic training room would be like today if not for the longtime orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Cooper Beazley (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Dr. Cooper Beazley (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Dr. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson to be inducted into APSU Athletic Hall of Fame

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Gary McClure, Austin Peay State University’s all-time winningest baseball coach who has taken his Governors to five NCAA Regionals, and Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, whose dedication to APSU athletics and its athletes extends well beyond financial contributions and services, have been named to 2013 APSU Athletics Hall of Fame.

In addition, Andrew Lorentzson, who starred in basketball for Austin Peay in the mid-1930s when it was a junior college, also will be inducted into the APSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame through the new Honors category, reserved for those former athletes who competed at least 50 years ago.

Gary McClure, Dr. W. Cooper Beazley and Andrew Lorentzson to be inducted into the APSU Athletic Hall of Fame. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Gary McClure, Dr. W. Cooper Beazley and Andrew Lorentzson to be inducted into the APSU Athletic Hall of Fame. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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APSU alum Larry Schmidt named as Ohio Valley Conference Media Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceBrentwood, TN – Larry Schmidt, an Austin Peay State University alum who worked at the The All State, The Leaf-Chronicle and The Paducah Sun, has been bestowed with the Ohio Valley Conference Media Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to a media member who formerly covered the OVC.

Meanwhile, Mike Parris, “Voice of the Gamecocks” for Jacksonville State University, has been named the winner of the 2011-12 OVC Media Award given to a media member currently covering an OVC beat.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball opens OVC Tournament play against the Jacksonville Gamecocks

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. Jacksonville State
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 | Tipoff: 8:00pm (CT)
Nashville, TN. | Arena: Municipal Auditorium (8,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – Austin Peay’s bid for the Ohio Valley Conference tourney championship and its seventh NCAA tournament appearance will begin 8:00pm, Wednesday, as the Governors face Jacksonville State in Municipal Auditorium.

The Governors enter the tournament as the No. 6 seed after finishing in a sixth-place tie with Jacksonville State. The Govs gained the higher seed as a result of winning the two team’s earlier meeting, a 60-57 APSU decision in Clarksville Tennessee.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball takes on Jacksonville State in the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Wednesday, February 29th at 8:00pm.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball takes on Jacksonville State in the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Wednesday, February 29th at 8:00pm.

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Austin Peay Mens Basketball’s John Fraley overcomes concussion to earn Second-Team All-OVC

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceJohn FraleyNashville, TN – The start of John Fraley’s senior season was as inauspicious as the beginning of his Austin Peay basketball career.

Fraley, who was redshirted in 2007-08 to acclimate himself to the Division I game, suffered a concussion in the 20110-12 season opening game at Middle Tennessee and proceeded to miss the Govs next nine games, a stretch that saw APSU go 1-8 without its big man. But the 6-8 local product recovered to produce the best season of his APSU career. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Final Horne: Thanks to run by High School Teams in State Tournament add ‘Hoops City’ to list of Clarksville’s nicknames

 

The Final Horne with James HorneClarksville, TN – Every city is known for something and its fair to say Clarksville is know for many things. Tobacco, Wilma Rudolph, Fort Campbell, Harry Galbreath, the 1999 Tornado, Mason Rudolph and Austin Peay (the governor and the university), are just a few.

Clarksville’s nicknames have ranged from: The Queen City, Queen of the Cumberland, Gateway to the New South to the current Tennessee’s Top Spot.

Fly Williams addresses the crowd in the Dunn Center during his jersey retirement ceremonyFebruary 5th, 2009.

Fly Williams addresses the crowd in the Dunn Center during his jersey retirement ceremony February 5th, 2009.

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