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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors Football showing some encouraging signs in spring practice

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – As the Austin Peay football team goes through its third spring practice under head coach Kirby Cannon what has been at times a steep learning curve for the Govs in the past doesn’t seem as steep with more than a few encouraging indications shown in the first scrimmage.

The Governors return a veteran group on defense this spring, but they also have more that their share of talented playmakers at the skill positions poised to make their own statement come fall.

Austin Peay Football Spring Practice.  (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football Spring Practice. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football to begin Spring Practice Tuesday

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, 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.

Austin Peay Football set to begin Spring Practice tomorrow. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football set to begin Spring Practice tomorrow. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University has 174 student-athletes named to fall semester honor roll

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s 330 student-athletes posted a 2.838 grade-point average during the recently completed Fall 2014 semester, the athletics department announced Tuesday.

The department named 157 student-athletes to the Fall 2014 Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, representing 47.5 percent of the department’s student-athletes. Included in that tally were 26 student-athletes named to the president’s list – recording a perfect 4.0 GPA during the semester – and 84 student-athletes named to APSU’s dean’s list, earning a 3.5 or better GPA.

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Austin Peay State University Football to honor 18 players on Senior Day

 

Austin Peay (1-10) vs. Tennessee Tech (4-7)

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 | 4:00pm CST
Clarksville, TN | Governors Stadium

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – It’s Senior Day when the Austin Peay football team wraps up the 2014 season by playing host to Tennessee Tech, 4:00pm, Saturday.

Saturday’s contest not only will be the final home appearance for the seniors but the final time those 18 will represent APSU on the football field.

APSU football to honor 18 players during Saturday's game against Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU football to honor 18 players during Saturday’s game against Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football plays first home game of 2014 season Saturday against Chattanooga Mocs

 

Chattanooga (0-2) vs. Austin Peay (0-1)

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 | 4:00pm CDT
Clarksville, TN | Governors Stadium

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – This Saturday, September 13th, the Austin Peay State University Governors Football team play their first home game of the season against the Chattanooga Mocs in the new Governors Stadium.

Kick off is set for 4:00pm CDT.

Austin Peay Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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95 Austin Peay State University student-athletes earn OVC academic honors

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN – Ninety-five Austin Peay State University student-athletes were recognized on the Ohio Valley Conference’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll for their academic achievements during the 2013-14 academic year. That total included 15 student-athletes who received the league’s Academic Medal of Honor.

“The greatest metric of our success at Austin Peay is our commitment to excellence in the classroom,” said van der Merwe. “The student-athletes at this great University are special and represent the very best of the Ohio Valley Conference. We are proud of what this says about our student-athletes, our University, and the many great faculty and staff to rally behind our students every day.”

Senior Elizabeth Landon was received the OVC Academic Medal of Honor for the third time in her career. (APSU Sports Information)

Senior Elizabeth Landon was received the OVC Academic Medal of Honor for the third time in her career. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University has 170 student-athletes named to Spring honor roll

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s 313 student-athletes posted a 2.914 grade-point average during the recently completed Spring 2014 semester, the athletics department announced Wednesday.

The 2.914 cumulative GPA accumulated by the department’s student-athletes was the eighth-best mark in program history. It also is the fifth consecutive semester the group posted a 2.90 GPA or better.

170 APSU student-athletes named to Spring honor roll. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

170 APSU student-athletes named to Spring honor roll. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University has 174 student athletes named to Fall honor roll

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s 331 student-athletes posted a 2.944 grade-point average during the recently completed Fall 2013 semester, the athletics department announced Tuesday.

The 2.944 cumulative GPA accumulated by the department’s student-athletes was the fourth-best mark in program history. It also is the third consecutive semester the group posted a 2.90 GPA or better.

Austin Peay Senior Ben Stansfield graduated in December and was one of 174 APSU student-athletes named to the Fall 2013 athletic director's honor roll. (Courtesy: APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Senior Ben Stansfield graduated in December and was one of 174 APSU student-athletes named to the Fall 2013 athletic director’s honor roll. (Courtesy: APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football to take on Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday in Nashville

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – After failing to play a Southeastern Conference opponent in its first 76 seasons of football existence, Austin Peay will play its second in as many weeks when the Governors travel down the road to Nashville, 6:30pm, Saturday, to play Vanderbilt in Vanderbilt Stadium.

Tennessee Volunteers running back Alden Hill (30) runs the ball against the Austin Peay Governors at Neyland Stadium. ( Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers running back Alden Hill (30) runs the ball against the Austin Peay Governors at Neyland Stadium. ( Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Governors Football set to play Tennessee Volunteers for first time

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUKnoxville, 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.

Austin Peay Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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