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Austin Peay Governors
University Austin Peay State University
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
NCAA Division I / FCS
Athletic directorGerald Harrison
Location Clarksville, Tennessee
Varsity teams6 men's, 9 women's
Football stadium Fortera Stadium
Basketball arena Dunn Center
Baseball stadium Raymond C. Hand Park
ColorsRed and White [1]

The Austin Peay Governors are the intercollegiate athletic teams of Austin Peay State University (APU), located in Clarksville, Tennessee, United States. The Governors athletic program is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) [2] and competes at the NCAA Division I [3] level including the Football Championship Subdivision. The Austin Peay mascot is The Governor, and the school colors are red and white. While the women's teams were formerly known as the Lady Govs, the school emphasizes that all teams are now Governors.

Sports sponsored

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Beach volleyball
Cross country Cross country
Football Golf
Golf Soccer
Tennis Softball
Track and field
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

Athletics began at Austin Peay almost as soon as the school opened for classes in 1929 as Austin Peay Normal School; men's and women's basketball teams were organized that first year. Football was added in the fall of 1930 and baseball in the spring of 1931, with other men's sports added and dropped over the years. Women's basketball was discontinued in 1938, but returned in 1973, along with volleyball, tennis, and golf when women's sports gained widespread inclusion. [4]

A member of the Ohio Valley Conference, Austin Peay State University sponsors teams in six men's, and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports.



  1. ^ "APSU Athletics Digital & Local Style Guide". January 5, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "OVC Member Institutions". Ohio Valley Conference. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Austin Peay State University". NCAA. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Austin Peay State University Traditions". Austin Peay State University. Retrieved September 2, 2015.

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