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Austin Peay State University Football to don pads for Spring Practice

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will put on full pads for the first time, 3:30pm, Tuesday, in Governors Stadium.

After two non-padded practices last week and Monday’s shoulder-pads-only workout, the Governors finally will get to show their wares to new coach Kirby Cannon.

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Austin Peay Governors Football are on the road this weekend to face No. 15/18 Virginia Tech

 

Austin Peay vs. Virginia Tech

September 8th, 2012 • 12:30pm CT
Blacksburg, VA • Lane Stadium/Worshem Field (65,632)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsBlacksburg, VA – In the last three years Austin Peay has played Big 10 (Wisconsin) and Big East (Cincinnati) programs for the first time in University history. This weekend the Governors will play an Atlantic Coast Conference school for the first time when they travel to Blacksburg, VA, to face Virginia Tech.

Kickoff will occur 12:34pm, CDT from Lane Stadium, considered one of most difficult places in the country to play for visiting teams. For a second straight week, APSU will have a game broadcast by ESPN3. John Sadak and John Gregory will have the call while Rontina McCann will serve as sidelines reporter.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Football opens the season at Western Kentucky

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Western Kentucky
September 1st, 2012 • 6:00pm CDT
Bowling Green, Ky. • Houchens Industries-Smith Stadium (22,113)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsBowling Green, KY – A pair of former rivals will open the 2012 season, 6:00pm, Saturday, when Austin Peay travels to Bowling Green, KY, to play Western Kentucky.

Western Kentucky was a charter member of the Ohio Valley Conference from 1948-81 before becoming a football independent. They rejoined the OVC briefly as an associate member before moving to the Gateway Football Conference-that run included the 2002 I-AA National Championship.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Offensive Line play vital for the 2012 Season

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – For more than a decade, Austin Peay’s offensive line was the model of stability, a source of strength under Bill Schmitz, Carroll McCray and Rick Christophel.

However, longtime assistant Steve Haywood left after the 2010 season and his replacement Tyler Trent left after one season to pursue interests outside of football.

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Austin Peay Governors Football set for second scrimmage Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Young players will get the opportunity to shine this Saturday when Austin Peay State University’s football team scrimmages for the second time, 9:30am, in Governors Stadium.

APSU head coach Rick Christophel is planning on using his first-team players as few as two series in the contest before allowing reserves to handle the remainder of the 80-play-plus scrimmage that will precede the 1:00pm, Football Media Day.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Football to scrimmage first time Monday morning

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – After two days in full pads, Austin Peay State University football team will conduct its first scrimmage, 9:30am, Monday, in Governors Stadium.

The Governors are expected to run some 80 plays Monday morning as head coach Rick Christophel and staff attempts to evaluate a veteran but still young Governors football team. The Governors are coming off a pair of spirited days of full pad work, Friday and Saturday—the Govs conducted a non-padded kicking practice on Sunday.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Football team to report to campus Sunday

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will bring a surplus of experience to camp when more than 90 Governors report, Sunday, in preparation for the 2012 season.

A still-young Governors team returns 58 lettermen, including 18 starters from the 2011 squad that went 3-8.

Austin Peay Football to start practice Monday afternoon. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football to start practice Monday afternoon. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Golf captures OVC Academic Award for fourth straight year

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – For a fourth straight year, Austin Peay State University women’s golf team has earned the Ohio Valley Conference Team Academic Achievement Award for its respective sport.

Lady Govs golf was one of two APSU teams to earn such distinction, joining the Governors Tennis team. The team academic achievement awards are presented annually in each OVC-sponsored sport to the member institution’s team with the greatest percentage of its eligible student-athletes who achieved a 3.25 grade point average or higher-the Lady Govs golf team had seven members earn such status while the men’s tennis team had five.

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Focal point of Academy Award-winning documentary transferring to Austin Peay to play football

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – O.C. Brown, a 2009 four-star offensive line prep recruit who was the focal point of the 2012 Academy Award-winning documentary, “Undefeated,” has transferred to Austin Peay State University from Southern Miss. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors Football’s Red-White game set for Thursday

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will culminate spring practice 7:00pm, Thursday, with the Red-White Spring game, in Governors Stadium.

The 69 players were selected through a draft after Tuesday’s practice. Head coach Rick Christophel divided up his 14 seniors and then placed them in charge of the draft.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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