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How Thanksgiving Began

 

ThanksgivingClarksville, TN – Many people throughout history have had many reasons to give thanks. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States has observed a national holiday for giving thanks for hundreds of years.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie.

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

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My Two Cents: Cowboy

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – Parents want their children to be healthy and productive in life.  To give their kids every opportunity to excel.  Whether it’s in sports or academics. 

I’ve seen a lot of young people in Clarksville use sports as a vehicle to advance their education.  Baseball, football, soccer, tennis and golf are typically the activities you see kids participating in.  But, rodeo?

Eli Bock JR High Nationals Chute Dogging. (James Bock)

Eli Bock JR High Nationals Chute Dogging. (James Bock)

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Austin Peay State University student-athletes average 3.0 GPA for a record fourth straight semester

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes posted a departmental grade-point average of 3.0 or better for a program-record fourth consecutive semester finishing the Spring 2019 semester with a 3.096 mark.

A department-record 70 percent of Austin Peay’s 289 varsity student-athletes earned academic honors for the spring semester. The last eight semesters dating back to Fall 2015 have yielded eight of the top-10 semester GPA’s since tracking data began in 1993. For just the fourth time, more than 100 Govs earned a spot on the Dean’s List, with 48 posting perfect 4.0 GPA’s for the semester.

Austin Peay student-athletes post department-wide 3.0 GPA for a record fourth straight semester. (APSU Sports Information)

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Thanksgiving

 

ThanksgivingClarksville, TN – Throughout history, many people have had many reasons to give thanks. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

A national holiday for giving thanks has been observed by the United States for hundreds of years.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie.

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

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Series History between Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars

 

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Jacksonville Jaguars are the Tennessee Titans’ longest-standing division rival. The clubs have met at least twice each year since Jacksonville began play as an expansion franchise in 1995. For the first seven seasons of the rivalry they played in the AFC Central, and for the last 17 years they have been members of the AFC South.

The teams have met a total of 47 times, with the Titans holding a 27-20 advantage.

For eight consecutive seasons (2009–2016), the Titans and Jaguars split the annual series before Tennessee took both matchups in 2017.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs outside for a touchdown during the second half of a football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 17th, 2017. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs outside for a touchdown during the second half of a football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 17th, 2017. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

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Clarksville Family Athletic Complex land purchase faces final key vote

 

Clarksville has chance to attract lucrative State Soccer Park

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council faces a key final vote Thursday on purchase of 409 acres near Interstate 24 Exit 8 for construction of a multi-sport Clarksville Family Athletic Complex.

The Athletic Complex would be built in phases and serve the outdoor recreation needs of Clarksville’s growing population and add facilities to attract sports tourism-related economic development.

A proposed Clarksville Family Athletic Complex would include a 65-acre soccer complex, an 3,500 seat baseball stadium and other outdoor recreation amenities.

A proposed Clarksville Family Athletic Complex would include a 65-acre soccer complex, an 3,500 seat baseball stadium and other outdoor recreation amenities.

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Will Healy Named Eddie Robinson Award Winner

 

APSU FootballChicago, Ill — Austin Peay State University head football coach Will Healy has been named the 2017 Eddie Robinson Award recipient.

The Eddie Robinson Award is named after the legendary Grambling head coach and is given annually to the top coach in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) by STATS. Voting was conducted by a national panel of over 150 media relations and sports information directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries.

APSU Football Coach Wins Eddie Robinson Award.{APSU Sports Information}

APSU Football Coach Wins Eddie Robinson Award.{APSU Sports Information}

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V7 Elite Playmakers Football Camp at Tennessee State University

 

V7 Elite PlaymakersNashville, TN  Future football stars will want to mark their calendars to attend the V7 Elite Future Stars Showcase Series event, April 30th at Tennessee State University.

The camp will feature former NFL quarterback Michael Vick.  The camp is part of the National Playmakers Academy and is open to all 5th-8th graders in the area. 

Football players at all positions are welcome.  

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NASA looks at the Super Bowl – 5 Things Football has in Common with Space

 

NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – As Super Bowl LI in Houston Texas approaches and players, coaches and a host of personnel behind the scenes prepare for the big game in Space City, NASA remains on the cutting edge of human space exploration, setting its sights on the journey to Mars.

A football player’s journey to the end zone, though, has a lot more in common to space exploration than one might think.

Here are five similarities.

Five Things Space and Football Have in Common

Five Things Space and Football Have in Common

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A Look at Thanksgivings Beginnings

 

ThanksgivingClarksville, TN – People have given thanks for many reasons throughout history. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks for hundreds of years.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie.

The First Thanksgiving 1621

The First Thanksgiving 1621

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