FCS News Roundup for Tuesday, October 27, 2020

It was a busy news day on Tuesday with a new coaching hire, a school opting out of the spring season, and some scheduling announcements. Austin Peay Hires New Head Coach The Austin Peay Governors have found their new head coach in Scotty Walden. Walden was the interim head coach at Southern Miss for four … Read more

Austin Peay and Central Arkansas Take National Stage to Start 2020 Season

The college football season begins on Saturday, August 29 and the FCS will have the entire nation watching on ESPN at 9 PM Eastern Time when the Austin Peay Governors and Central Arkansas Bears kickoff in Montgomery, Alabama. The matchup between Austin Peay and Central Arkansas is a rematch of last season’s game that the … Read more

Austin Peay Names Marquase Lovings Interim Head Coach

After former head coach Mark Hudspeth’s surprise resignation last week, Austin Peay moved associate head coach Marquase Lovings to the top post on Tuesday. Lovings was the associate head coach and defensive line coach for the Governors last season in Hudspeth’s first and only season in charge of the team. Lovings graduated from Howard in … Read more

Mark Hudspeth Resigns From Austin Peay

Austin Peay head coach Mark Hudspeth has resigned from his head coaching position on Friday as revealed by the Governors’ athletic director Gerald Harrison. The Governors will maintain the current coaching staff as it evaluates the next steps to take after the sudden departure of Hudspeth. Hudspeth engineered a turnaround of the Austin Peay program … Read more

Nathan Page Transferring to Austin Peay

Defensive back Nathan Page will transfer from Arkansas State to Austin Peay. Page announced the news on Monday via Twitter. As a true freshman in 2018, Page appeared in all 12 games. He recorded 6 solo tackles and 4 assisted tackles including three solo tackles in the season opener against Southeast Missouri State. He also … Read more

2020 FCS Kickoff Matchup Scheduled

The 2020 FCS Kickoff, commonly referred to as “Week Zero”, will be contested by Austin Peay and Central Arkansas. Both schools announced the matchup on Wednesday. The two teams played in 2019 with Central Arkansas winning a close game 24-16. UCA rallied from a 16-10 fourth quarter deficit with two touchdown passes from Breylin Smith … Read more

Mark Hudspeth Receives Extension

Christmas came early for Austin Peay head coach Mark Hudspeth as he received a contract extension through the 2024 season. Hudspeth led the Governors to quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs in the school’s first appearance and was named OVC Coach of the Year. 2019 marked the first season in charge for Hudspeth in which he … Read more