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APSU Football coach Marquase Lovings makes additions to Staff

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) interim head football coach Marquase Lovings announced the addition of two full-time assistant coaches, among other staff additions for the upcoming 2020 season.

Thirty-five-year coaching veteran Mike Markuson will take over as the APSU Governors’ offensive line coach, replacing Eddy Morrissey, who departed in June to pursue other professional opportunities.

Austin Peay State University Football adds Running Back coach Stephen Smith and Offensive Line coach Mike Markuson to staff. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football adds Running Back coach Stephen Smith and Offensive Line coach Mike Markuson to staff. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Volleyball continues roll, Football now focuses on resume

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – While Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s volleyball team is off to one of it’s best starts in school history, the football team can now put all its focus on getting ready for Ohio Valley Conference play after it’s season-opener at nationally-ranked Georgia and building a resume for a post-season berth.

The APSU Governors volleyball team enters its third week of play sporting a perfect 6-0 record — the second-best start to the season in program history — trailing only the 1984 squad that opened the season winning their first eight matches, after going 3-0 at the Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroo Klassic and the Middle Tennessee Raider Bash.

APSU Women's Volleyball opens season perfect with 6-0 record.

APSU Women’s Volleyball opens season perfect with 6-0 record.

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APSU Football falls at Miami University 31-10

 

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APSU FootballOxford, OH – For a second consecutive game, Austin Peay State University’s defense held an opponent under 300 yards but the Governors could not overcome Miami in a 31-10 decision, Saturday afternoon at Yager Stadium.

After limiting Cincinnati to 248 yards in a Week 1 contest, Austin Peay (0-2) held Miami to just 295 offensive yards.

Austin Peay's defense hangs tough, offense sluggish in 31-10 loss at Miami Redhawks. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s defense hangs tough, offense sluggish in 31-10 loss at Miami Redhawks. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football Govs ready for second big Signing Day under Will Healy

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Last year Austin Peay State University’s first-year head football coach Will Healy and his staff put together one of the best recruiting classes in the country and the way things are shaping up this coming Wednesday, February 1st, may see a second recruiting class that could rival it.

Healy’s first recruiting class was ranked 132 overall nationally among all NCAA Division I schools and fifth in the Football Championship Subdivision – not to mention No. 1 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Austin Peay head football coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay head football coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football Govs need to build on positives heading into home opener

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University may have lost its season opener September 3rd at Troy University, 57-17, but there were several positives that the Governors can build on this week as they prepare for not only their home opener, but their Ohio Valley Conference opener as well versus Tennessee Tech this Saturday, September 10th.

Offensively, the Govs showed they are capable of putting some points on the scoreboard – putting up 17 points on their NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision opponent – the most in six years against a FBS team and the most in a season opener in six years.

Austin Peay Football has plenty of positives going into the seasons home opener. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football has plenty of positives going into the seasons home opener. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors Football ready to open Healy Era this week at Troy

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – From the time Will Healy was announced as the new head coach of the Austin Peay State University football program last December, there has been a new energy around the Governors football program.

That new energy will get to manifest itself for the first time this Saturday, September 3rd, as the Govs open the Healy Era with a 5:00pm contest at Troy University.

“I’m very confident in the direction that we are going,” Healy said. “But obviously you’re going to have those first-game jitters and you want to make sure that you are organized and taken care of everything you need too.

Austin Peay Football kicks off 2016 season at Troy this Saturday, September 3rd. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football kicks off 2016 season at Troy this Saturday, September 3rd. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: August heralds APSU Govs return to the field and the class room

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The first day of fall may not be officially until September 23rd, but the calendar’s change to August means Austin Peay’s return to not only the class room but the field of athletic competition is right around the corner.

Classes on the main Austin Peay campus are set to begin in just three weeks, on August 22nd, but even before the first lecture or lab the Governors Athletic Department will see plenty of action with the return of fall sports – as well as off-season practices for several other sports.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football Govs have positives despite low pick in preseason polls

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – To no one’s surprise, Austin Peay State University’s football team was picked to finish last the official Ohio Valley Conference poll – as well as the media poll – at last week’s OVC Football Media Day, but a closer look inside some key numbers shows the 2016 season outlook may not be as bleak as predicted.

First, the Governors return 56 letter winners from 2015, which is the third most among conference teams, and over 10 more than five OVC opponents – including the prohibitive favorite to win the conference, Jacksonville State.

Austin Peay Governors Football has reasons to feel good about the 2016 Season.

Austin Peay Governors Football has reasons to feel good about the 2016 Season.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football Govs will draw their share of attention at OVC Media Day

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – While most teams that finish last in the conference standings the year before don’t normally garner a lot of attention at conference media day meetings, but the 2016 Austin Peay State University football team maybe the exception to the rule.

Much has changed for the Govs since finishing the 2015 season with a 0-11 overall record and a 0-8 mark in OVC play, as they and the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference teams meet in Nashville, TN on July 18th at the Holiday Inn on West End Avenue for the OVC Football Media Day.

Austin Peay Football plays their first home game of the year at Fortera Stadium versus Tennessee Tech on September 10th.

Austin Peay Football plays their first home game of the year at Fortera Stadium versus Tennessee Tech on September 10th.

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Austin Peay State University Football has Three Govs earn National Football Foundation Society honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUDallas, TX – Three Austin Peay State University football players are part of the 2015 National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, recognizing college football players from all divisions who maintain a 3.2 GPA or better.

Austin Peay punter Ben Campbell, wide receiver Hunter Branch and h-back/tight end Jacob Sexton earn National Football Foundation Society honors. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay punter Ben Campbell, wide receiver Hunter Branch and h-back/tight end Jacob Sexton earn National Football Foundation Society honors. (APSU Sports Information)

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