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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors hope it has turned back the clock with Will Healy hire

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – On December 23rd Austin Peay State University officially announced the hire of 30-year-old Will Healy as the 19th head football coach in school history, but it’s not the first time the school has gone with a very young head coach for the program.

In 1979 Austin Peay hired its then 10th head coach, a 29-year-old Watson Brown to replace James ‘Boots’ Donnelly, in hopes to continue a streak of winning seasons – which included the only Ohio Valley Conference title in the program’s history in 1977.

Austin Peay State University Football head coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football head coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Football to honor 18 players on Senior Day

 

Austin Peay (1-10) vs. Tennessee Tech (4-7)

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 | 4:00pm CST
Clarksville, TN | Governors Stadium

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – It’s Senior Day when the Austin Peay football team wraps up the 2014 season by playing host to Tennessee Tech, 4:00pm, Saturday.

Saturday’s contest not only will be the final home appearance for the seniors but the final time those 18 will represent APSU on the football field.

APSU football to honor 18 players during Saturday's game against Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU football to honor 18 players during Saturday’s game against Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Governors finishes 2013 Football Campaign at Tennessee Tech

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University football team will have one more chance to break into the win column when they travel to Cookeville for a 1:30pm game with the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.

A win would prevent APSU from going 0-12 for the first time in school history. The 2013 season was an anomaly, with an extra week to the season, most schools were able to add a 12th regular season contest.

APSU Governors Football visits Tennessee Tech Saturday. (David Roach-Clarksville Sports Network)

APSU Governors Football visits Tennessee Tech Saturday. (David Roach-Clarksville Sports Network)

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Eastern Illinois picked to win Ohio Valley Conference Football Title; Austin Peay picked last

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCNashville, TN – For the first time since the 2007 season Eastern Illinois has been picked the favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference football race.

The defending champion Panthers picked up 12 of the 18 first-place votes in the 2013 poll which is a vote of league head coaches and sports information directors.

Eastern Illinois Football picked to win OVC. (OVC Sports)

Eastern Illinois Football picked to win OVC. (OVC Sports)

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Austin Peay Governors Football hires Jason Palermo as new Offensive Line Coach

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Football

Austin Peay State UniversityJason PalermoClarksville, TN – Jason Palermo is returning to the city and campus where he spent a year of his youth.

Palermo, a former standout offensive lineman at the University of Wisconsin, has been named new offensive line coach at Austin Peay State University. He replaces Tyler Trent, who recently resigned to enter private business back near his hometown of Oak Ridge.

Palermo is the son of former Austin Peay head coach John Palermo, who directed the program for one season (1990) before joining Barry Alvarez at Wisconsin. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Bearcats too much for Governors

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCincinnati, OH – Cincinnati rolled up 561 yards, including 387 on the ground as it defeated Austin Peay State University, 72-10, Saturday, in the non-conference opener for both teams.

It was the fifth meeting between Austin Peay and Cincinnati, a Football Championship Subdivision member who played in Bowl Championship Series FedEx Orange Bowl just two seasons ago. The 72 points was the most permitted by the Govs in the series-it was the two teams’ first meeting since 1993.

The loss also was the ninth straight for the Govs, dating back to the 2010 season.

Wes Kitts breaks free against Cincinnati. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Wes Kitts breaks free against Cincinnati. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Gary Shephard joins Govs Football Staff as Linebackers Coach

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head football coach Rick Christophel announced the addition of longtime coaching-cohort and APSU alum Gary Shephard as the team’s new assistant coach, Wednesday. Shephard will take over as linebackers coach effective immediately.

Adding Shephard means reorganizing the defensive coaching staff, and Christophel is pleased with the moves it will allow to him make. Granville Eastman will move from linebackers to the secondary, while also remaining the team’s defensive coordinator. Ryan Taylor will remain the team’s defensive line coach. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

 

October 9th, 2010 • 4:00pm CDT • Clarksville, TN • Governors Stadium (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – This will be Austin Peay’s 66th homecoming–”Peay Paradise” the theme–with the Govs owning a 28-36-1 record in those events. After winning homecoming games in both 2007 and 2008, the Govs lost last season’s homecoming encounter to Jacksonville State, 28-10. APSU has won just seven homecoming games in the past 23 years.

At 1-0 in the OVC, Austin Peay is seeking to start the league season 2-0 for the first time since 1977–the Govs’ only OVC championship season.

This is both school’s second game of the Sergeant York Trophy Series. The Govs are 1-0 this season, defeating Tennessee State, 26-23, September 18th, while Tennessee Tech is 0-1 after losing last Thursday, 27-24, to UT Martin. «Read the rest of this article»

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