Austin Peay Governors is the name of a group of 15 teams (6 male and nine female) owned by Austin Peay State University (APU). The university is located in Clarksville, Tennessee. The sports department was formed in 1927 – two years after the university’s opening and is under the leadership of Gerald Harrison. The branch is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. Teams are members of the NCAA Division I (FCS).
Meaning and History
Although the old logo of the sports department was memorable, it did not meet modern requirements. Therefore, in 1992, it was decided to introduce a new version – with a graphic monogram formed from the name Austin Peay. The letters “A” (lowercase) and “P” (uppercase) are placed geometrically proportionally, as a result of which the leg of one character smoothly passes into another. This design technique adds charm to the emblem and makes it well recognizable. This contributes to the scarlet color on a white background.
This version lasted until 2014 until the current logo was created. It depicts a mustachioed governor (the nickname of university athletes) in a strict business suit. Jacket lapels are red. The white stand-up collar is tightened with an elegant black tie. Also, the gentleman has a high top hat with a red ribbon and pince-nez. A look from beneath the eyebrows is stern, austere, menacing.
1992 – 2013
2014 – present
Austin Peay Governors Football
The Austin Peay State University football team was first announced for the competition in the 1930th year. Today is a member of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Holds home games at Fortera Stadium. Trained under Mark Hudspeth.
Austin Peay Governors Basketball
This university has two basketball teams. Both perform at the Ohio Valley Conference. The female composition seven times participated in the NCAA. The men’s team made its debut in the competitions of the first division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the 2016th year.