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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors facing Kansas, history in NCAA Tournament

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After making a history-making run through the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament last week, Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team will have to face a history making challenge once again in the NCAA Tournament.

The Governors (18-17) were the first eighth-seed to win the OVC Tournament championship, winning four games in four days, but now a bigger undertaking awaits them as a 16-seed and having to go up against the NCAA Tournament’s overall number-one seed Kansas (30-4).

Austin Peay Governors pose for a group photo following the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Austin Peay Governors pose for a group photo following the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Vols Basketball travels to Vanderbilt Commodores Tuesday

 

Tennessee (13-16, 6-10 SEC) at Vanderbilt (18-11, 10-6 SEC)

Tuesday, March 1st | 6:01pm CT/7:01pm ET
Nashville, TN | Memorial Gym

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The final week of the regular season gets underway on Tuesday night when Tennessee travels to face SEC and in-state rival Vanderbilt at 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT on the SEC Network.

The Volunteers (13-16, 6-10 SEC) and Commodores (18-11, 10-6 SEC) cross paths on contrasting trajectories as UT looks to bounce back from a pair of losses last week while VU is currently enjoying a three-game winning streak.

In its most recent action, Tennessee suffered just its third home defeat of the season when it fell to Arkansas by a 75-65 count on Saturday.

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Clarksville High Wildcats Donny Everett signs with defending NCAA Baseball National Champions Vanderbilt University

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Clarksville High School’s hard-throwing, right-handed pitcher Donny Everett cast his lot with the defending NCAA Baseball National Champions Vanderbilt University, by signing a Letter of Intent on November 12th, in a ceremony held in the school’s cafeteria.

The Commodores had shown interest is Everett since he was 15-year old; something that is more prevalent in football and basketball and at the time was almost unheard of in college baseball.

“I went to a showcase the summer of my freshman year and the Vanderbilt coaches saw me and we just sort of started talking form there,” Everett said. “I just loved everything they had to offer with a great education, plus they really wanted me, so it was a great fit.

Donny Everett signs his Letter of Intent to play for the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Donny Everett signs his Letter of Intent to play for the Vanderbilt Commodores.

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Vanderbilt’s Tim Corbin named Collegiate Baseball National Coach of the Year

 

Vanderbilt CommodoresNashville, Tn –Two days after winning Vanderbilt’s first-ever men’s national title Commodores’ head coach Tim Corbin has been named National Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball.

Corbin led Vanderbilt to a 51-21 record, the Dores’ second straight 50-win season and third in the last four years. The Commodores returned to Omaha for the second time in four years winning the national title in just the school’s second-ever trip to the College World Series. Corbin surpassed 600 career wins during the season and now has 517 wins as the Commodores’ head coach, second-most in program history.

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Tim Corbin talks with his team after losing to the Louisville Cardinals 5-3 in the first game of the Nashville super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Hawkins Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Tim Corbin talks with his team after losing to the Louisville Cardinals 5-3 in the first game of the Nashville super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Hawkins Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Governors Basketball take Vanderbilt Commodores to the limit before losing 58-56

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team went on the road and stood toe-to-toe with SEC foe Vanderbilt, taking the Commodores down to the wire in a 58-56 battle at Memorial Gym.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball drops heart-breaker to Vanderbilt 56-54.

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball drops heart-breaker to Vanderbilt 56-54.

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Huge second quarter powers Vanderbilt Commodores to 38-3 victory over APSU Governors Football

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team would hang in with Southeastern Conference member Vanderbilt University of a quarter, but the Commodores would get their offense rolling in the second 12 minutes of play by scoring 35 second-quarter points on the way to a 38-3 victory over the Governors at Vanderbilt Stadium.

After being held to a field goal in the first quarter, Vanderbilt (1-1) would finally get into the end zone on its fourth drive of the night, going 76 yards on nine plays, with Brian Kimbrow plowing in from six yards out for the TD, with 12:50 left before intermission.

Austin Peay Football vs. Vanderbilt Commodores

Austin Peay Football vs. Vanderbilt Commodores

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Austin Peay State University Football Tickets Available

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Tickets remain available for the Austin Peay State University football team’s season opener, August 31st, at the University of Tennessee, as well as for the Govs visit to Vanderbilt, September 6th.

Austin Peay Football.

Austin Peay Football.

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APSU Football’s Ben Stansfield earns preseason All-OVC Honors

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUNashville, TN – Senior offensive tackle Ben Stansfield was a preseason all-conference selection and Austin Peay State University was picked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference at by a vote of the conference coaches and sports information directors announced July 22nd at the annual OVC Media Day.

Austin Peay's Ben Stansfield. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Ben Stansfield. (APSU Sports Information)

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