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APSU head coach leaves for NFL

»Philip Sparn psparn@my.apsu.edu APSU head football coach Rick Christophel submitted his resignation on Friday, Jan. 24. Christophel is leaving the head football coaching position at APSU, which he has held for the last six seasons to be an assistant coach for the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League. Although ...

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Govs win season finale in dramatic fashion

If the APSU football team was a literary novel, they would qualify as “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Luckily for the Govs, their Jekyll first-half performance was able to propel them past their Hyde second-half performance to claim victory over rival Tennessee Tech on Saturday, Nov. 17, 38-31, in a ...

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Almighty SEC not almighty anymore

–mwilliams0824@gmail.com This is definitely not an argument for any one conferences’ dominance of the rest of the conferences. This is more of an argument that parody has taken hold of NCAA DIV 1A football. I listen to sports announcers everywhere declaring the Southeastern Conference as the strongest conference in college ...

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Govs football squanders away half-time lead

–mwilliams0824@gmail.com Jacksonville State Gamecocks pulled out a win over APSU on Saturday, Nov. 10, 38-23. The Govs started out in control of the game against the Gamecocks when Govs quarterback Jake Ryan threw a pass to Mikhail Creech for a 24-yard touchdown  to make it 7-0. On the first play ...

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Govs dominate Wildcats, get first win of the season

–mwilliams0824@gmail.com The Govs get to experience the sweet joy of victory for the first time this season as they dominated the Culver-Stockton Wildcats, 56-0, on Saturday, Nov. 3. The Govs coasted to 49-0 lead by half-time and got some bench players a little playing time. Quarterback Jake Ryan had an ...

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Cup-cake games: bad for big school, good for underdog

–mwilliams0824@gmail.com More often than not, the true reason behind universities scheduling “cup-cake” games, or easy games against easier opponents, is lost on the fans and the media. This season in particular, I have heard a lot of radio hosts, call-in fans and social media fans complaining about some teams’ strength ...

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