AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS NEWS

Healy named Austin Peay coach

(STATS) - Eastern Kentucky hired 38-year-old Mark Elder as its coach two weeks ago. A relative dinosaur considering what's happened in the FCS since then. On Monday, Austin Peay named 30-year-old Chattanooga wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Will Healy as its coach, continuing the recent trend of young hires. Last week, two programs hired coaches from within, with...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Peay hires Chattanooga assistant Healy as head coach

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Austin Peay has hired Chattanooga assistant Will Healy as its head coach and is counting on the 30-year-old to turn around a program that has won just once over the last three seasons. The school released a statement Monday saying Healy would be introduced at a Wednesday news conference. Athletic director Ryan Ivey called Healy ''a rising star in the profession...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Healy named Austin Peay football coach

(STATS) - Eastern Kentucky hired 38-year-old Mark Elder as its coach two weeks ago. A relative dinosaur considering what's happened in the FCS since then. On Monday, Austin Peay named 30-year-old Chattanooga wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Will Healy as its coach, continuing the recent trend of young hires. Last week, two programs hired coaches from within, with...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Healy, 30, to become Austin Peay coach

(STATS) - Eastern Kentucky hired 38-year-old Mark Elder as its coach two weeks ago. A relative dinosaur considering what's happened in the FCS since then. Reports on Monday said Austin Peay is expected to name 30-year-old Chattanooga wide receivers coach Will Healy as its coach, continuing the recent trend of young hires. Austin Peay athletics said the Ohio Valley Conference...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Peay rallies to beat Lipscomb 92-84 behind Horton

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Chris Horton scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for his NCAA-best tenth double-double, and Austin Peay rallied to beat Lipscomb 92-84 on Sunday. It's the first time an Austin Peay player has scored more than 30 points in a game since Travis Betran's 32 against UT Martin on March 1, 2014. Horton was 16 of 17 from the floor and the Governors...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Landis makes 9 3-pointers, leads IPFW over Austin Peay 85-68

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Max Landis matched a program record with nine 3-pointers, and scored 28 points to lead IPFW to an 85-68 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday. Landis was 9 of 12 from beyond the arc, and is the first Mastodon to make nine 3s since Terry Collins accomplished the feat against Indianapolis in 2002. Mo Evans added 22 points for IPFW (8-4), which has played nine...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Peay fires Kirby Cannon with 1-34 record in 3 seasons

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Austin Peay has fired Kirby Cannon after a winless season with the Governors just 1-34 in the coach's three seasons. Athletic director Ryan Ivey announced the move Monday. Austin Peay will buy out the rest of Cannon's contract using private funds, and Ivey will lead a search committee for his replacement. The athletic director says Austin Peay has not...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Peay fires football coach Cannon

(STATS) - Kirby Cannon was fired as Austin Peay's coach Monday after he led the Governors to one win in three seasons. The announcement came after Austin Peay finished an 0-11 season Nov. 14. The Governors went 0-12 in his first season in 2013 and 1-11 last year, the lone win an Ohio Valley Conference triumph over Murray State. "I want to thank coach Cannon for his service to...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Peay notches 1st win with 91-76 defeat of N. Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Khalil Davis had 17 points with five assists, Josh Robinson scored 17 with three 3-pointers, and Austin Peay picked up its first win of the season, 91-76 over Northern Colorado on Sunday. The Governors (1-4), who never trailed, shot a phenomenal 63 percent (31-49), including a sizzling 65 percent in the second half as they broke open a one-point game with 52...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Konchar leads IPFW to 80-77 win over Austin Peay

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) John Konchar had 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead IPFW to an 80-77 victory over Austin Peay on Wednesday night. The Governors' Khalil Davis was fouled on a 3-point try with nine seconds left. He made the first free throw but missed the second. He intentionally missed on the final free throw but the Mastodons' Brent Calhoun got the rebound, was fouled and...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Indiana's Troy Williams throws down reverse dunk in traffic

There's a reason why Indiana junior wing Troy Williams is considered one of the best dunkers in all of college basketball.Here's the latest piece of evidence:Williams ended with 14 points, five boards and two steals in Indiana's 102-67 win.
Via FOX Sports
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 18 Vanderbilt opens season routing Austin Peay 80-41

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Luke Kornet had 13 points and 13 rebounds and No. 18 Vanderbilt routed Austin Peay 80-41 on Friday night in the opening round of the Maui Invitational and the season opener for both teams. Vanderbilt came into the season ranked for the first time since the 2011-12 season and only the seventh time ever. Coach Kevin Stallings has four starters back from the...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Southeast Missouri beats Austin Peay 44-15

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Dante Vandeven threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Southeast Missouri to a 44-15 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday night. Tay Bender and Will Young ran for scores, and Paul McRoberts and Tyler McLemore had touchdown catches for Southeast Missouri (4-5, 3-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Chad Meredith recovered a fumble and scored late...
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November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee State defeats Austin Peay 20-6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Erick Evans ran for 83 yards and a touchdown to lift Tennessee State past Austin Peay 20-6 on Saturday. The Governors have lost 36-straight road games, the longest in the nation, dating back to 2010 when they beat the Tigers. Austin Peay got its only lead when Logan Birchfield made a 35-yard field goal after an 11-play, 66-yard drive. Tennessee State (4-4,...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville State stifles Austin Peay 27-7

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Eli Jenkins only played the first half Saturday to help Jacksonville State score all its points, and the defense set a school record for yards allowed in a 27-7 win over Austin Peay. Jacksonville State (6-1, 4-0 Ohio Valley Conference) allowed 82 yards to break the program record it set last season against Chattanooga (111). Jenkins was 18 of 26 for 189 yards...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville Lands Commitment From 2016 Offensive Lineman Blake Asher

Blake Asher, an offensive lineman in the 2016 class, has committed to Louisville.  Asher, a 6-foot-4, 330-pound prospect out of Hyden, Ky., also had offers from Austin Peay and Moorehead State.  He announced his commitment on Twitter.  Honored to say I am committed to the University of Louisville! #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/a0Q9ASo7se — Blake Asher (@BlakeAsher24) October 21, 2015...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UT Martin beats Austin Peay 44-14, clinches Sgt. York Trophy

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jarod Neal had 209 yards passing on Saturday, and Tennessee-Martin beat winless Austin Peay 44-14 to clinch the ninth annual Sergeant York Trophy for the second year in a row. It was the third and final game for UT Martin (4-2, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) in the quadrangular Sgt. York Trophy series between the four OVC schools located in Tennessee. The Skyhawks...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite lengthy struggles, Austin Peay confident for rematch with Murray State

(STATS) - Winless for almost a year and mired in college football's longest road losing streak, it's understandable if Austin Peay struggles with its collective self confidence at times. However, the Governors have reason to believe things could be different Saturday at Murray State. Since the start of the 2013 season, Austin Peay (0-5, 0-2 Ohio Valley Conference) is 1-28. That lone...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Sherfield sets single-game record for receiving yards in rout of Austin Peay

Vanderbilt needed someone to step up within its roster. Prior to today, the Commodores started the 2015 season 0-2. This included a surprising loss at home to Western Kentucky. Any and all positive vibes were desperately needed for head coach Derek Mason's team.  Receiver Trent Sherfield stepped up for his team in a big way on Saturday afternoon. The pass-catcher out of Illinois...
Via FOX Sports
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Concussion symptoms end Gerron's Austin Peay career

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Concussion-related issues have caused Austin Peay running back Otis Gerron to end his college career. Gerron had rushed for a team-high 596 yards last season despite missing most of two games because of a concussion. He left Austin Peay's 52-6 loss to Southern Mississippi last week because of concussion-like symptoms. The school issued a release Friday saying...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Concussion-related issues end Austin Peay back's career

(STATS) - Austin Peay sophomore running back Otis Gerron has elected to end his playing career due to ongoing concussion-related issues, the Ohio Valley Conference school announced Friday. The sophomore from Burns, Tennessee, was the Governors' leading rusher last year and opened this season as their No. 1 running back. He missed the final two games a year ago after suffering a concussion...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakes runs for 159 yards as Mercer tops Austin Peay 28-7

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Alex Lakes ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mercer to a 28-7 victory over Austin Peay in the season opener for both teams Saturday. Mercer scored 21 unanswered points after halftime. Tee Mitchell's 42-yard receiving touchdown from John Russ put the Bears up 21-7 with 6:26 remaining. Mitchell finished with 101 yards on the ground and a rushing...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Peay baseball coach resigns after arrest in prostitution sting

  Austin Peay baseball coach Gary McClure has resigned after 27 seasons following his arrest in a prostitution sting. The university said Saturday it had accepted McClure's resignation. University resident Alisa White said in a statement it was a sad situation for all involved. Police say McClure responded to an online ad and contacted an undercover Clarksville Police officer. The...
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Peay selects Ryan Ivey as its athletic director

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Austin Peay has hired Ryan Ivey as its athletic director. Ivey had been athletic director at Division II program Texas A&M-Commerce since January 2013. He replaces Derek van der Merwe, who announced in March he was stepping down to become Austin Peay's vice president for advancement, communication and strategic initiatives. In a school release Tuesday...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Peay’s perfect athletes set classroom standard

After the appalling yet unsurprising news about North Carolina and academic fraud, it’s nice to hear about a Division l school that still has some type of standards and morals when it comes to their student athletes. A very big pat on the back and round of applause is in order for nearly 40 student athletes at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. For that matter, the...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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