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Ohio Valley Conference announces Changes to Fall Schedules of Olympic Sports

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Board of Presidents has reiterated its intention for the Conference to commence competition this fall if the facts surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic support it.

The Board agreed to postpone the start of competition in fall Olympic sports until September 17th and to conduct conference-only competition in women’s soccer and volleyball. This decision does not include football at this time due to existing contractual matters.

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Austin Peay State University Track and Field earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors

 

APSU Women's Track and FieldNew Orleans, LA – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its 2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Track and Field All-Academic Teams, with Austin Peay State University (APSU) among 264 different programs honored for academic excellence.

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APSU’s Josephus Smith, family fighting for daughter in Florida

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Burly. Tough. Strong. That’s Austin Peay State University (APSU) football’s Josephus Smith. On and off the field.

On the field, he’s a box truck with legs, a 5-9, 285-pound mountain of a man who broke out in a big way in 2019 as a key member of the interior line for an Austin Peay State University program that won its first Ohio Valley Conference title since 1977.

Austin Peay State University football's Josephus Smith. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University football’s Josephus Smith. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University football head coach Mark Hudspeth resigns

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison announced that Mark Hudspeth has resigned his duties as head football coach, effective immediately.

“First, I want to thank Mark for his work in moving Governors football to new heights,” said Harrison.

Austin Peay State University coach Mark Hudspeth leaves football program. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University coach Mark Hudspeth leaves football program. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Golf senior Chase Korte runner-up at inaugural Golfweek event

 

APSU Men's GolfMyrtle Beach, SC – Rising Austin Peay State University (APSU) senior men’s golfer Chase Korte finished second overall at the inaugural Golfweek Myrtle Beach Collegiate.

College golf went prematurely dark on March 12th, the day the NCAA announced it was canceling postseason events across all spring sports in light of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Austin Peay State University Men's Golf senior Chase Korte. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Men’s Golf senior Chase Korte. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football ranked No. 13 in HERO Sports Preseason FCS Top 25 Poll

 

APSU FootballSeattle, WA – After enjoying a historic 2019, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team will begin the 2020 season as the Ohio Valley Conference’s top team, earning a No. 13 ranking in the HERO Sports FCS Top 25 Preseason Poll, Wednesday.

Austin Peay State University Football ranked 13th in HERO Sports Preseason FCS Top 25 Poll. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU has Four Teams receive NCAA Public Recognition honors

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsIndianapolis, IN – For a fourth consecutive year, four Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletic teams earned one of the NCAA’s top academic honors on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 receiving a Public Recognition Award from the organization for maintaining a multiyear Academic Progress Rate among the top 10 percent of their respective sport.

“Whenever I speak about the ‘Total Gov Concept’ this is exactly what I’m referring to,” said Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison.

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APSU Basketball’s Terry Taylor to test NBA Draft prospects; retain eligibility to return

 

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball junior Terry Taylor has submitted his paperwork as an early entrant into the 2020 NBA Draft. Under NCAA rules adopted in 2018, the Bowling Green native can sign with a certified agent, receive feedback and still have the ability to return to school if he chooses.

Austin Peay State University Men's Basketball junior forward Terry Taylor. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball junior forward Terry Taylor. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Second APSU Men’s Basketball starter to transfer

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – For the third time in just about as many weeks, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team has been informed that a player from this past year’s team will be transferring from the program.

Rising junior point guard Antwuan Butler announced on his Twitter account on March 26th that after talking with his family he felt transferring would be in his best interests.

Austin Peay State Men's Basketball player Antwuan Butler announces transfer request. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State Men’s Basketball player Antwuan Butler announces transfer request. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: How NCAA shutdown could, is affecting APSU Athletics

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – While athletic departments like the Austin Peay State University (APSU) continue to wait and see on what will happen next as far as seeing a light at the end of the tunnel with this coronavirus (COVID-19) virus and all of its delays and shutdowns, some of the present and future day problems it has caused are starting to come to light, with plenty of questions left to be answered.

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