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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...
Via College Spun
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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

SE Missouri snap skid, whip Austin Peay 89-65

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) Jarekious Bradley scored 28 points and Southeast Missouri State snapped a three-game losing skid heading into next week's Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a convincing 89-65 win over Austin Peay Saturday. SE Missouri (13-16, 7-9) claimed the final berth, the No. 8 seed in the conference tournament Thursday. The Redhawks will play the No. 5 seed in...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Peay announces that Loos will be back next season

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Austin Peay has announced that Dave Loos will return for a 26th season in 2015-16. Loos, who will turn 68 years old on Thursday, headed into Saturday's season finale at Southeast Missouri owning a 473-425 overall record in 29 seasons as a head coach, including a 391-372 mark at Austin Peay that makes him the winningest coach in Ohio Valley Conference history...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Illinois outlasts Austin Peay 66-55

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cornell Johnston scored 20 points and Trae Anderson added 19 as Eastern Illinois beat Austin Peay 66-55 on Thursday night. Johnston was 7 of 7 from the field, including four 3-pointers, and hit both of his free throws. Anderson made 7 of 10 shots. Eastern Illinois (15-10, 8-4 Ohio Valley) had 19 assists on 25 field goals and connected on 56.8 percent of its...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hill's scores 16, leads Illinois past Austin Peay

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Malcolm Hill led Illinois with a career-high 16 points and added six rebounds in a 107-66 victory over Austin Peay on Friday night. A 13-2 run midway through the first half pushed the Illini's lead to double-digits and Austin Peay (1-3) never threatened in the second half. Five players reached double figures for Illinois (3-0). Illinois started slow and scored...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Late jumper leads Samford past Austin Peay 68-67

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Evan Taylor scored the winning basket with 3 seconds left to lift Samford to a 68-67 win over Austin Peay on Wednesday night. Samford (1-2) took a 41-30 advantage into the break. Austin Peay took the lead for the first time since early in the game on a Chris Freeman layup that made it 65-63 with 1:37 to go and then again on Chris Horton bucket that made it...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Snyder leads SE Missouri past Austin Peay 42-7

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) Kyle Snyder passed for 334 yards and five touchdowns, both career highs, to lead Southeast Missouri State to a 42-7 win over Austin Peay on Saturday. DeMichael Jackson rushed for 122 yards, moving up to fifth on the single season list (1,099) for the Redhawks (5-6, 3-4 Ohio Valley) and moved into the top 10 for his career (1,659). He had a receiving and...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

German lifts Tennessee State by Austin Peay 31-27

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Michael German threw for 395 yards and four touchdowns, the last a 5-yarder to Isaiah Freeman with 34 seconds left, as Tennessee State rallied to beat Austin Peay 31-27 on Saturday. The Tigers (5-6, 2-5 Ohio Valley Conference) overcame three turnovers and 15 penalties for 167 yards to end a five-game losing streak. German completed 30 of 46 passes, including...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Austin Peay Gives Up Timeouts To Wear Camo Uniforms

Austin Peay elected to wear special uniforms to honor the military and doesn't care that it means losing timeouts.
Via Gamedayr
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Austin Peay holds off Murray State 20-13

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mickey Macius threw three touchdowns, all to Jared Beard, and Austin Peay snapped an 18-game losing streak with a 20-13 win over Murray State on Saturday night. The losing streak had been the longest active skid in FCS. The Governors (1-6, 1-2 Ohio Valley Conference) took advantage of turnovers to capture and pad their lead, then held on for their first win...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer beats Austin Peay 49-21

MACON, Ga. (AP) John Russ threw for three touchdowns and Alex Lakes ran for two more Saturday and Mercer dominated Austin Peay 49-21, pushing the Governors' losing streak to 18 straight games. Chandler Curtis, who returned a punt 99 yards for a score in last week's loss to Samford, returned a punt 61 yards for a TD for Mercer (5-2). Russ was 10 of 13 for 179 yards passing, including...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Coprich, Roberson, Illinois St. beat Austin Peay

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Marshaun Coprich ran for 156 yards and two scores, Tre Roberson threw four touchdown passes and Illinois State beat Austin Peay, 55-6, Saturday night. Roberson completed 12 of 16 passes for 222 yards and Lechein Neblett had four catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Illinois State (3-0) racked up 27 first downs, punted just twice and scored a touchdown on its...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Austin Peay point guard Smith suspended for half 2014-15 season

  Austin Peay point guard Damarius Smith has been suspended for the first half of the 2014-15 season over what the school is describing as a violation of athletic department policy. Smith will miss all 14 of Austin Peay's nonconference games, though he will be able to practice with the team during his suspension. The 6-foot-2 senior from Clarksville is scheduled to return in time...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Do they play Mutant League Football at Austin Peay?

We’ve seen seemingly everything in the end zone. Words, logos, slashes, checkerboards but what’s in the end zone at Austin Peay University takes the cake.   Yes, that is a sinkhole that is currently residing in the corner of the end zone at Austin Peay. According to Luke Thompson of the Leaf-Chronicle, the sinkhole was originally three feet by five feet and went about five...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sinkhole opens up at Austin Peay stadium during construction

Construction crews were working on Governors Stadium at Austin Peay State University on Thursday when a massive sinkhole opened up that extended into one of the end zones. According to the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, the hole started out about 3 feet by 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep but has turned into a 40-foot […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Giant Sinkhole Tries To Swallow Austin Peay’s Football Stadium

A giant sinkhole opened up at Austin Peay's Governors Stadium on Monday. The college football stadium is currently undergoing renovations.
Via Gamedayr
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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