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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Know Your Opponent - Austin Peay

Three weeks and counting of know your opponents as we take a look at Austin Peay which serves as the Panthers final home opponent for the 2010 season. In the coming weeks we will also preview Tennessee State and Illinois State.

We will take a quick look at APSU in just a few minutes but first a couple of items in EIU athletic news.

First a correction from yesterday's blog. We incorrectly reported that EIU volleyball had defeated UT Martin in five games, when instead they won in three.

Today EIU women's basketball was ranked 30th in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll. Season opener for the Panthers is Nov. 12 at Western Michigan.

Men's soccer lost at UIC on Wednesday night. The match was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was pushed back one day due to inclement weather.

Lastly, EIU swimming picked up a men's win at Evansville on Wednesday night.

Now a couple of know your opponent facts about Austin Peay.

1.) The University is named for former Tennessee Governor - Austin Peay

2.) The school's famous cheer - Let's Go Peay stems from the 1970's when playground legend Fly Williams played basketball. The cheer would go - The Fly Is Open, Let's Go Peay!

3.) The school is located in Clarksville, Tenn. - depicted in the famous song - Last Train To Clarksville, which is actually an anti-war song as Clarksville, Tenn., is located near Fort Campbell Army Base in Kentucky.

4.) Austin Peay played football in the Pioneer Football League as a non-scholarship football team for about 10 years rejoining the OVC in 2007.

5.) Lewie Lastik, who was portrayed as an offensive lineman in the movie "Remember the Titans" played football at Austin Peay.

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