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APSU Softball’s Morgan Rackel selected for Google Cloud Academic All-District ® Team

 

APSU SoftballGreenwood, IN –  The Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball program has one of its student-athletes named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District ® Team for the first time since 2003.

Senior pitcher Morgan Rackel was one of 11 student-athletes recognized in District 3, which includes Division I programs in the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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AAA reports National Gasoline Average Jumps a Nickel on the Week

 

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AAATampa, FL – At $2.74, the national gas price average increased a nickel on the week and is eight cents more than last year at this time. And compared to one month ago, gas prices are 28 cents more expensive.

As demand holds steady and inventories continue to tighten, motorists continue to see gas prices increase in every region.

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APSU Track continues Florida Relays, begins Cape Girardeau, Friday

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldGainesville, FL – A sprint contingent got things started for Austin Peay State University track and field team on Day One of the 2019 Florida Relays, which wrapped Thursday evening.

Kicking off the event, freshmen Tiyanna Johnson (24.67, 57th) and Kyra Wilder (24.86, 66th) both represented Austin Peay in the 200m dash, with Johnson turning in a career-best time in the event.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field set for Day Two at Florida Relays. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field set for Day Two at Florida Relays. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA says National Gas Price rises Seven Cents

 

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AAATampa, FL – AAA says that at $2.54, the national gas price average is 7 cents more expensive on the week and 23-cents more than last month. However, today’s price is just as expensive as the same day a year ago.

In fact, for the first time since the end of November last year, the national gas price average the past four days was identical or a penny more expensive year-over-year.

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#8 Tennessee Vols takes on #4 Kentucky in SEC Tournament Semifinals

 

#8 Tennessee vs. #4 Kentucky

Saturday, March 16th, 2019| 2:30pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena | ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsNashville, TN – The No. 8 Tennessee Vols is set for a rematch of last year’s tournament championship, taking on No. 4 Kentucky in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament on Saturday, March 16th.

The game will tip at approximately 2:30pm CT and will be televised on ESPN and can also be viewed online through WatchESPN. Fans can listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp describing the action.

Tennessee (28-4, 15-3 SEC) claimed the No. 3 seed in the tournament and earned a double bye.

Tennessee Men's Basketball faces the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday afternoon in the SEC Tournament semifinals at Bridgestone Arena. (UT Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball travels to Ole Miss, Sunday

 

Tennessee (17-11 | 6-9 SEC) at Ole Miss (9-20 | 3-23 SEC)

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 | 2:02pm CT (3:02pm ET)
Oxford, MS | The Pavilion At Ole Miss

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols (17-11, 6-9 SEC) travels to Oxford, MS, this weekend to close out the regular season vs. Ole Miss (9-20, 1-13 SEC) on Sunday afternoon. Tip-off is slated for 2:02pm CT (3:02pm ET) at The Pavilion at Ole Miss in a contest that is being streamed on SECN+.
 
After winning five of six, UT has hit a bump in the road and has dropped three straight, including back-to-back home games vs. #13/13 South Carolina and Vanderbilt. The Commodores spoiled the Lady Vols’ Senior Night on Thursday, overcoming a 10-point deficit to get their first-ever win in Knoxville, 76-69.

Tennessee Women's Basketball heads to Oxford Mississippi to take on the Ole Miss Rebels Sunday afternoon. (UT Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#1 Tennessee Vols plays #5 Kentucky at Rupp Arena, Saturday

 

#1 Tennessee (21-1 | 11-0 SEC) at #5 Kentucky (20-4 | 9-2 SEC)

Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | 7:05pm CT
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – For only the third time in program history, No. 1 Tennessee is set to compete in a top-5 matchup Saturday, taking on No. 5 Kentucky on the road in Rupp Arena.

Saturday’s game marks the first meeting of two top-five SEC teams since March 8th, 2003, when third-ranked Florida fell to second-ranked Kentucky, 69-67, in Gainesville. The game will tip at 7:00pm CT and will be televised on ESPN and can also be viewed online through WatchESPN. Fans can listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp describing the action.

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American Heart Association says Climate Change may increase Congenital Heart Defects

 

Journal of the American Heart Association Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Rising temperatures stemming from global climate change may increase the number of infants born with congenital heart defects (CHD) in the United States over the next two decades and may result in as many as 7,000 additional cases over an 11 year-period in eight representative states (Arkansas, Texas, California, Iowa, North Caroline, Georgia, New York and Utah), according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The greatest percentage increases in the number of congenital heart defects are predicted in the Midwest, followed by the Northeast and the South. (American Heart Association)

The greatest percentage increases in the number of congenital heart defects are predicted in the Midwest, followed by the Northeast and the South. (American Heart Association)

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AAA reports United States Gas Price Averages Inching Up Amid Rising Demand

 

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AAATampa, FL – Many motorists filling up across the country are noticing gas prices that are increasing slightly. While nearly 25 states’ averages increased on the week, the national average is only a penny more than a week ago at $2.26.

The fluctuating national and state gas price averages come alongside an increase in gasoline demand and reflect the higher crude oil prices as of late, but it’s likely not to be a long-term trend.

While nearly 25 states’ averages increased on the week, the national average is only a penny more than a week ago. (AAA)

While nearly 25 states’ averages increased on the week, the national average is only a penny more than a week ago. (AAA)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 behind Aho’s hat trick

 

Nashville PredatorsRaleigh, NC – The Nashville Predators fell to the Carolina Hurricanes this afternoon behind 21 year old Sebastian Aho’s hat trick, 6-3.

The 21 year old took center stage while an old nemesis in net, Petr Mrazek, stonewalled the Predators for the win.  Mrazek has beaten the Predators 7 times dating back to his days with the Detroit Red WIngs. 

Aho put the ‘Canes on the board at 15:44 of the first period when he took the puck in the neutral zone and beat Pekka Rinne through the five-hole for the early 1-0 lead.

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) and Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) go after the loose puck during the first period at PNC Arena. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) and Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) go after the loose puck during the first period at PNC Arena. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

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