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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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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

 

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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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Austin Peay Governors Football set for second scrimmage Sunday

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will scrimmage for a second time, 2:00pm, Sunday, at Governors Stadium, seeking to build on what it has accomplished over the first two spring practice weeks.

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Football to begin Spring Practice

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – With spring break behind it, Austin Peay State University’s football team, buoyed by a veteran group returning, will hit the football field for spring football practice. Practice will commence 3:45pm, Tuesday, in Governors Stadium.

The Govs will practice two days—Tuesday and Wednesday—in shorts before putting on the pads this weekend.

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Local product Rutledge transfers to Austin Peay Football program from Navy

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has announced Jeremiah (J.J.) Rutledge has transferred to the Governors football program from the Naval Academy.

The Clarksville native and former Northeast High School star wide receiver and defensive back will have four seasons of eligibility remaining. He is projected as a cornerback and kick return specialist for the Governors.

APSU Men's Football (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Football (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Football at Tennessee Tech

 

November 19th, 2011 • 1:30pm CST
Cookeville, TN • Tucker Stadium / Overall Field (16,500)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCookeville, TN – In its season finale, Austin Peay’s football team still has something to play for – the coveted Sgt. York Trophy.

The Govs remain in contention for the in-state trophy, needing a win against Tennessee Tech, 1:00pm, Saturday, in order to bring the trophy to Clarksville for the first time.

The Golden Eagles, meanwhile, are in a similar situation. Heading into the final regular-season weekend,  Tennessee Tech is on the verge of their first Ohio Valley Conference football championship since 1975.

Austin Peay Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors vs. Murray State

 

November 12th, 2011 • 1:00pm CST
Murray, KY • Roy Stewart Stadium (16,800)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Last Saturday’s game with Central State was Senior Day. It marked the last home performance for eight Govs’ seniors: safety Amius Smith, running back Ryan White, wide receiver Scott Thomas, offensive lineman Devon McVea, offensive tackle James Barker, offensive tackle J.P. Washington, center Tim Schmid and long snapper Nick Newsome. After owning a school-record 26 seniors in 2009, the Govs had half that many (13) in 2010.

Devin Stark makes a spectacular catch for a touchdown. APSU Football.

Devin Stark makes a spectacular catch for a touchdown. APSU Football.

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Govs gain first shutout since 2003 in downing Marauders, 40-0

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Ryan White rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns while Tee Howell returned a third-quarter punt 65 yards for a score as Austin Peay State University defeated Central State, 40-0, Saturday in non-conference football action at Governors Stadium.

The victory snapped a Governors four-game losing streak and improved them to 3-6 on the season. Central State, an independent Division II team from Wilberforce, Ohio, fell to 1-9 on the season.

Ryan White rushed for two touchdowns to help the Governors defeat Central State Saturday afternoon. APSU Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Ryan White rushed for two touchdowns to help the Governors defeat Central State Saturday afternoon. APSU Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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