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49 APSU Student Athletes Receive Degrees

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A record 1,222 students were conferred degrees, Friday, as Austin Peay State University held its 84th Spring Commencement in the Dunn Center and 49 of those were Govs and Lady Govs student-athletes.

The morning commencement saw students earn degrees from the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science and Mathematics and the School of Technology and Public Management will participate in commencement.

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

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

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Austin Peay Governors Football host UT Martin Skyhawks in first home game of the season

 

Austin Peay vs. UT Martin

Sept. 22nd, 2012 • 6:00pm • Clarksville, TN • Governors Stadium (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – After a trio of difficult road games to open the season, Austin Peay finally will play its first home contest when UT Martin comes to town, 6:00pm, Saturday, in Governors Stadium.

The 0-3 Govs are in desperate need of a victory. APSU is coming off a 34-14 loss at Tennessee State where the Govs held a lead at halftime. In fact, the Govs were outscored 20-0 in the final half of their first Ohio Valley Conference game.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Austin Peay Governors Football heads to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Tigers in OVC Opener

 

Austin Peay vs. Tennessee State

September 15th, 2012 • 1:00pm • Nashville, TN • Hale Stadium (15,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Death, taxes, political flip flops are sure things….so is a close football contest between Austin Peay State University and Tennessee State University, at least since the Governors rejoined the Ohio Valley Conference in  2007.

APSU and TSU have played five times since the Governors returned to the Ohio Vally Conference. No game has been decided by more than three points, including last year’s 37-34 Govs win. APSU has outscored TSU 153-148 in those five games, with the Govs having won the last three meetings.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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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)

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)

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

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

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Football

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)

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

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Offensive line shaping up to be Govs’ strength in 2011

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – When J.P. Washington stepped off the scale, his face was filled with disappointment.

342 pounds.  A little more than a week ago, Washington left campus for his Nashville home weighing right near the 330 mark. In addition, he weighted in for physical just after returning from a large dinner at the cafeteria.

Quickly, Washington recovered from his disappointment. He knows it is just a small pothole in a road that saw him work diligently all spring and summer long to get his weight under control. If nothing else, it was a reminder to him to stay focused both on and off the field in preparation for the 2011 season.

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Football Govs set to begin spring practice Tuesday

 

APSU Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Fueled with an experienced roster, Austin Peay State University’s football team will begin spring practice, 3:45pm, Tuesday, in Governors Stadium.

The Governors return 48 lettermen from a team that finished 2-9 a year ago. With so many lettermen returning it translates into 16 starters—eight offense and eight defense—back to provide experience.

“I am excited about what we have coming back,” APSU coach Rick Christophel said. “We have more going this spring (than last year), except for one position, that is quarterback.

APSU Men's Football. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Football. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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