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September, 5th, 2015 | 4:00pm CDT
Clarksville, TN – It’s finally here.
Austin Peay State University football team begins its 2015 regular season campaign 4:00pm, Saturday, when the Govs host Mercer at Governors Stadium—the first time Austin Peay has opened the regular season at home since 2010.
Entering head coach Kirby Cannon‘s third season, a still-youthful Austin Peay squad looks to pull the Governors out of a tailspin that’s seen them in the Ohio Valley Conference cellar for the better part of the decade.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University held its Spring Commencement ceremonies, May 8th at the Dunn Center, with 43 Governors and Lady Govs athletes not only picking up their respective degrees, but also leaving a legacy of success during their time on campus.
The 42 graduating athletes represented 12 of 14 teams at Austin Peay, with only the women’s cross country and tennis teams not having any team member graduate this spring.
Clarksville, TN – Forty-three Austin Peay State University student-athletes participated in Spring Commencement ceremonies, Friday, at the APSU Dunn Center.
The following Austin Peay student-athletes, athletics alumni and departmental employees were bachelor’s degree candidates for the May 2015 Commencement.
Austin Peay State University Governors Football’s defense comes out on top at Red and White Spring Game
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Clarksville, TN – It was the defense that shone the brightest for Austin Peay State University football in Saturday’s annual Red-and-White Spring Game, prevailing based on the assigned scoring system 25-17 at Governors Stadium.
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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University football opens its third spring practice under head coach Kirby Cannon, 3:30pm, Tuesday, at Governors Stadium eager to get back on the field as it begins preparations for the 2015 campaign.
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Clarksville, TN – A little more than a year ago, Kirby Cannon was named Austin Peay State University’s head coach. Tuesday (1:30pm) will see Cannon and staff open their second spring practice.
Knoxville, TN – The curtain will rise on the Kirby Cannon Era, 5:00pm, Saturday, when Austin Peay State University plays Tennessee for the first time in program history.
Cannon, who was hired as Austin Peay’s 18th head coach in mid-March, is only the third APSU coach hired in the last 50 years that owned previous college-coaching head-coaching experience.
Written by Brad Kirtley
Clarksville, TN – Two years ago you could find Earnest Smith at the end of sprint line but also at the front of the food line.
Always a football talent, he gained playing time in 2010 as a reserve defensive tackle. He also was always easy to spot. Wearing jersey No. 99, Smith was the guy whose stomach protruded over his belt.
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Clarksville, TN – The veins in his neck bulged. The anger in his voice was evident.
After watching his defense permit a 53-yard run to Wesley Kitts in Monday morning’s scrimmage, Austin Peay coach Rick Christophel still was an unhappy man nearly 45 minutes after the scrimmage concluded.
“One of the things that concerns me is we have to be able to stop the run,” he said. “There are going to be big plays in the passing game when we don’t have a pass rush, but we can’t allow them 20-or-more yard runs. That is not good.
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Clarksville, TN – Filling areas of need, Austin Peay State University football team announced the signing of 16 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, Wednesday, to attend the University next fall.
Wednesday was the first day that potential recruits could sign national letters of intent.
“We recruited needs as we always do,” APSU coach Rick Christophel said. “We pinpointed some areas, in particular, and we felt like we did well recruiting those areas. We still would like to find a linebacker and another offensive lineman—we signed one (Julian Virgo, of Pope John Paul II in Hendersonville), but we really feel good about this recruiting class so far.
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