Austin Peay State University postpones homecoming until spring 2021

Posted at 11:07 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 12:07:58-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Austin Peay State University will postpone its traditional homecoming celebration until spring 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns.

This is the first time in the university's history the homecoming activities will be delayed until spring.

The university said the decision was made so that the celebration would coincide with the Ohio Valley Conference's decision to postpone fall sports until the spring.

"While I wish we could have a traditional fall homecoming, this is exciting because with multiple sports competing at the same time of year it presents some new options as well — alumni may have the option of coming to multiple sporting events over the weekend,” said Nikki Peterson, director of Alumni Relations. “We will have to wait until schedules are solidified, but I’m glad there’s still an opportunity for us to have competitive sports and homecoming.”

APSU said the date for the spring homecoming celebration is still pending per the rescheduling of conference football games.