2010 October

Missouri’s Upset of No. 1 Oklahoma is College Football Game of the Week

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Missouri’s defense not only slowed down Oklahoma in the first half, but stopped them completely in the second during the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week. The Tigers stopped the BCS No. 1 team from scoring in three trips to the red zone (inside the opposing 20-yard line), then held Oklahoma to 101 yards in the…

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Sport Artist of the Year Award Presented to Missouri Sculptor

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Harry Weber (left) receives the 2011 Sport Artist of the Year, Sculptor, Award from Trustee Jack Scharr Harry Weber was presented with the 2011 American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year, Sculptor, Award by United States Sports Academy Trustee Jack Scharr at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Mo. on Friday, 22 October. Weber,…

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Academy Celebrates Toys for Tots Kickoff, Marine Birthday with Art Exhibit

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The United States Sports Academy will honor the 235th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps while kicking off its annual campaign as a major drop-off point for Toys for Tots with an art exhibition and reception at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November. The Marines will recognize the Academy as one of the largest Toys for Tots collection sites in…

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Denver Broncos' Tebow Youngest to Win Academy’s Humanitarian Award

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Denver Broncos’ rookie quarterback Tim Tebow was presented with the Academy’s 2009 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award on Tuesday, 12 October, in Denver by Academy Trustee Emerita Dr. Evie Dennis. Tebow is the youngest winner in the history of the Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award. Prior to being drafted in the first round by the Broncos, he started for three years for…

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Gamecocks' Historic Win is Academy's College Football Game of the Week

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All images courtesy of South Carolina Athletics No. 19 South Carolina defeated No. 1 Alabama in the program’s first-ever victory over a No. 1-ranked team in the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week. In a 35-21 victory at Columbia, S.C., the Gamecocks defense held Alabama’s powerhouse backfield of Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson to 64 yards…

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Tennis Stars Shine in September Athlete of the Month Voting

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Rafael Nadal U.S. Open singles tennis champions Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters were named Male and Female Athlete of the Month for September by the United States Sports Academy. At age 24 Nadal, the three-time Athlete of the Month selection for 2010, has nine grand slam titles, more than halfway to Roger Federer’s 16 trophies. The Spaniard’s ninth title came…

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Academy Supports 2010 Toys for Tots Campaign

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The Christmas tree in the Academy’s Main Lobby overflowed with donations for the Toys for Tots campaign in 2009. The United States Sports Academy and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation are teaming up for the 16th consecutive year to help underprivileged children in Mobile and Baldwin Counties enjoy a memorable Christmas. Long considered the region’s largest collection center for…

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Baseball Star Albert Pujols Wins 2010 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award

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Albert Pujols will be recognized for his service to people with Down Syndrome, and impoverished people in his native Dominican Republic, with the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award. Jack Scharr, the Academy’s Board of Trustees Chairman of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA), will present the award at the St. Louis Sports Hall of…

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Harry Weber Named 2011 Sport Artist of the Year, Sculptor

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Harry Weber, a man who has had a busy decade decorating the country with bronze statues of athletes and historical figures, has been named the American Sport Art Museum and Archives’ (ASAMA) 2011 Sport Artist of the Year, Sculptor. Jack Scharr, the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees Chairman of ASAMA, will present the award to Weber at a…

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