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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors still have work to do for OVC football title

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With a homecoming victory in their pocket after defeating then Oho Valley Conference leader Tennessee Martin, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team needs to remain focused, as they still have some work to do if they are to claim their first OVC regular season championship since 1977.

The Governors, who were ranked 24th nationally before Saturday’s win versus UT Martin, are 7-3 overall this season and are tied for the lead in the OVC, along with Southeast Missouri, with a 5-1 mark, but hold the regular-season tiebreaker versus SEMO with a 28-24 victory over the Redhawks back on October 12th at Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay State University Football defeated UT Martin 38-24 at Fortera Stadium for Homecoming this past Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football defeated UT Martin 38-24 at Fortera Stadium for Homecoming this past Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football battles for first place in OVC on Homecoming Week

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) will be celebrating it’s 88th homecoming this week, but more importantly its football team has a chance to take over first place in the Ohio Valley Conference standings, 3:00pm, Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at Fortera Stadium if it defeats current OVC leader UT Martin in what is arguably the biggest game the program has participated in over the past 40 years.

Austin Peay State University Football plays UT Martin for first place in the OVC this Saturday at Fortera Stadium for Homecoming. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football plays UT Martin for first place in the OVC this Saturday at Fortera Stadium for Homecoming. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs Golfers to battle rain, nine other teams in home event

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) mens golf team will host its lone home event of the 2018-19 school year this October 14th and 15th, 2018 at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, TN, looking to outlast both Mother Nature and nine other teams at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

In what looks to be a wet and soggy scheduled 54-hole event (36 holes on Monday and 18 Tuesday), the Governors will be facing an Ohio Valley Conference heavy field on the 7,000 yard, par 72 course with Belmont, Eastern Illinois, Murray State, Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Tennessee State and UT Martin joining Austin Peay in the tournament field, as well as Binghamton, Evansville and Trevecca.

Austin Peay Men's Golf hosts F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate today and Tuesday at at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, TN. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf hosts F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate today and Tuesday at at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, TN. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Hot APSU Volleyball team set to host key homestand

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) volleyball team will begin a key Ohio Valley Conference homestand the next two weeks at the Dunn Center as they look to continue their defense of their OVC championship title.

Austin Peay opens homestand September 25th, 6:00pm, with not only their biggest rival, but also the team they defeated for the OVC Tournament title last season in Murray State.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball returns to the Dunn Center for four game homestand. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball returns to the Dunn Center for four game homestand. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Volleyball continues roll, Football now focuses on resume

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – While Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s volleyball team is off to one of it’s best starts in school history, the football team can now put all its focus on getting ready for Ohio Valley Conference play after it’s season-opener at nationally-ranked Georgia and building a resume for a post-season berth.

The APSU Governors volleyball team enters its third week of play sporting a perfect 6-0 record — the second-best start to the season in program history — trailing only the 1984 squad that opened the season winning their first eight matches, after going 3-0 at the Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroo Klassic and the Middle Tennessee Raider Bash.

APSU Women's Volleyball opens season perfect with 6-0 record.

APSU Women’s Volleyball opens season perfect with 6-0 record.

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APSU Softball crushes UT Martin in doubleheader, Sunday

 

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Men’s Golf team looks to be back among elite in OVC

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – For the past couple of years, the Austin Peay State University men’s golf program had settled into the middle of the Ohio Valley Conference standings, but if the current trend of play continues the Govs may very well find themselves back in contention for an OVC Title in late April.

The program, which has had a long and distinguished past, had finished in eighth- and sixth-place in the final standings of the OVC Championship Tournament the past two seasons, but head coach Robbie Wilson has his team playing as well as any in the conference in 2018.

Austin Peay Men's Golf comes in first at Fort Lauderdale Intercollegiate on March 6th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf comes in first at Fort Lauderdale Intercollegiate on March 6th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Homecoming highlights huge week for Governors Athletics

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Homecoming is always a big week for any college and Austin Peay State University is no different, but this week is especially big for not only the football team but for several other Governors teams.

Leading things off for the week will be the men’s golf team, who will be hosting their own F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate at the Graystone Golf Club in Dickson, TN on Monday (36 holes) and Tuesday (18 holes) October 15th and 16th.

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Instant Peay Play: With streak behind them, OVC season looms for APSU Football

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team put one big hurdle behind them September 16th, 2017 with its victory over Morehead State, at Fortera Stadium, to end the nation’s longest overall losing streak at 29 games, but now they must refocus and get ready for Ohio Valley Conference play and a couple of another streaks they want to put to bed as soon as possible.

The others are a current 21-game losing streak in OVC contests, dating back to October 18th, 2014, when the Govs handed Murray State a 20-13 loss in Clarksville, while they also have a 45-game losing streak in road games – dating back to September 18th, 2010 — when the Governors handed Tennessee State a 26-23 setback at the then LP Field.

APSU Football defeated Morehead State 69-13 Saturday night at Fortera Stadium.

APSU Football defeated Morehead State 69-13 Saturday night at Fortera Stadium.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs hope to impress at OVC Football Media Day

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head football coach Will Healy will be making his second appearance at the Ohio Valley Conference Media Day, in Nashville, TN, July 24th looking to tell the conference’s media members why this year’s Govs are ready to make some noise in conference play.

So far there hasn’t been much in the way of respect for the Governors, who finished the 2016 season winless at 0-11 and 0-8 in OVC play, with several preseason polls all having Austin Peay as a distant last-place ninth in the projected standing, including Street & Smith, Lindy’s Sports and the OVC Media picks that came last week.

Austin Peay Football hosts Tennessee State this Saturday at Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay Football hosts Tennessee State this Saturday at Fortera Stadium.

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