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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Dave Loos’ legacy unparalleled in Govs history

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will be holding a press conference March 6th at the Dunn Center – on the court that bears his name — to not only announce the retirement of long-time head men’s basketball coach Dave Loos, but to also celebrate one of the greatest legacy’s any coach at any Ohio Valley Conference institution.

For the last 27 years, Loos has patrolled the sidelines of basketball courts in the OVC accumulating an all-time conference best 421 victories, over 100 wins more than the prior all-time win’s leader Cal Luther – who finished with 319 victories in 1999.

APSU Head Basketball Coach Dave Loos

APSU Head Basketball Coach Dave Loos

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Austin Peay State University Basketball beats Eastern Illinois giving Dave Loos 500th Victory

 

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APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Career victory No. 500 certainly didn’t go exactly how Austin Peay State University head men’s basketball coach Dave Loos drew it up, but he’ll gladly take it all the same.

After trailing by as many as 19 points in the first half, Loos’ Governors staged a furious second-half rally to post an 85-80 victory to remain alive in the Ohio Valley Conference race and secure a hallowed milestone for the longtime head of the program.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball coach Dave Loos gets 500th Victory Thursday night at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball coach Dave Loos gets 500th Victory Thursday night at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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Loos to be honored with Ambassador’s Choice Award during Unity Day celebration

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics director and basketball coach Dave Loos will be honored with the Ambassador’s Choice Award, Saturday, during the 2011 Celebration of Unity Day at First Assembly of God.

APSU basketball coach Dave Loos (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

APSU basketball coach Dave Loos (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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The Loos Show will be in Blackhorse’s Tap Room at 6:00pm

 

apsugovernorsThe Dave Loos Show will return to the Blackhorse Pub and Brewery on Franklin Street in historic downtown Clarksville, 6 p.m., Monday.

For the second straight week, however, the show will be located in upstairs “Tap Room.” Fans, when entering the establishment, will make an immediate left and climb the steps to the location.

APSU Head Coach Dave Loos

APSU Head Coach Dave Loos

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Govs seek fifth straight win against Marain

 

apsugovernorsAustin Peay will seek its fifth straight victory by playing host to Marian University in a 7 p.m., Saturday contest in Dave Aaron Arena.

The Govs are coming off an impressive 68-66 road victory, Wednesday night, at Ohio. The Govs, now 6-4 on the season, overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to down a young, but talented Bobcats team.

Wesley Channels, who had just five points at halftime, finished with a game-high 22 points, including four second-half three pointers.

Wes Channels (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Wes Channels (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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Loos gains OVC mark with road win at Ohio

 

apsugovernorsATHENS, Ohio—John Fraley knocked down two free throws with 0.8 seconds left to lift Austin Peay State University to a 68-66 non-conference victory against Ohio, Wednesday night, in basketball action played at the Convocation Center.

The victory was the 320th Austin Peay victory for Govs’ coach Dave Loos, allowing him to move past Cal Luther (Murray State, 1958-74, UT Martin 1992-99) for most wins while coaching in the Ohio Valley Conference.

APSU Head Coach Dave Loos

APSU Head Coach Dave Loos

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The Loos Show returns to the Blackhorse Pub & Brewery Monday night

 

apsugovernorsThe Dave Loos Show will return to the Blackhorse Pub and Brewery on Franklin Street in historic downtown Clarksville, 6 p.m., Monday.

Last week’s show was not held as the Govs played host to Freed-Hardeman.

APSU Head Coach Dave Loos

APSU Head Coach Dave Loos

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APSU Men’s Basketball: Governors get off to quick start to defeat Eastern Illinois, 73-60

 

apsugovernorsSenior Wesley Channels scored 20 points to lead Austin Peay men’s basketball team to a 73-60 Ohio Valley Conference win against Eastern Illinois, Saturday, at the Dunn Center. The victory was APSU coach Dave Loos’ 319th win as Governors head man, tying Cal Luther (Murray State 1958-74; UT Martin, 1992-99) for most victories while coaching in the OVC.

The victory improved APSU to 5-4 overall and 2-0 in the OVC while Eastern Illinois slips to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the OVC.

John Fraley rises towards the goal at the Eastern Illinois game Saturday (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

John Fraley rises towards the goal at the Eastern Illinois game Saturday (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Channels leads Governors to overtime victory; Loos achieves 400th career head-coaching victory

 

apsugovernorsSenior guard Wesley Channels redeemed himself by scoring eight overtime points to lead Austin Peay State University to a 76-71 Ohio Valley Conference-opening victory against Southeast Missouri, Thursday night, in Dave Aaron Arena.

The victory provided Austin Peay head coach Dave Loos his 400th career coaching victory. Loos is in his 24th head-coaching season, 20th at APSU. It also was his 200th OVC win. But the victory came a little more difficult than Loos would have liked.

APSU Head Coach Dave Loos speaking with the Southeastern Missouri coach before the game

APSU Head Coach Dave Loos speaking with the Southeastern Missouri coach before the game

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Basketball Governors picked third in preseason All-OVC poll

 

apsugovernorsAustin Peay State University has been picked to finish third in a preseason Ohio Valley Conference poll of league coaches and sports information directors. In addition, senior guard Wesley Channels has been voted preseason All-OVC.

That was announced Thursday in a basketball preseason media-day teleconference.

The Governors, who finished tied for second in the OVC a year ago at 13-5 and lost in the league tourney championship game, received 114 points, leaving them behind league co-favorites Morehead State and Murray State, which not only received 10 first-place votes each but finished with 154 points as well.

Austin Peay has had tremendous success in the league over the last decade, including advancing to the OVC Tournament Championship game in six of the last seven seasons. The Governors claimed that crown in 2008 but came up just short in 2007 (1-point loss) and a year ago (2-point loss in double overtime). «Read the rest of this article»

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