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November 2010

Iron Bowl Print by Daniel Moore

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Daniel Moore (right), the 2005 American Sport Artist and Archives (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year, displays is 2009 College Football Game of the Year photo with Dr. Gaylon McCullough, a center the Alabama Crimson Tide in the early 60s and teammate of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath. Moore has donated paintings of the Alabama-Auburn "Iron Bowl" games from 1948-’88 when the game was played in Birmingham. Football fans can celebrate the upcoming 2010…

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Four-time Iditarod Champion Wins Academy's Courage Award

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Lance Mackey, the only musher ever to win the 1,200-mile Iditarod dog sled race four times, won the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Mildred “Babe” Didrikson-Zacharias Courage Award. Mackey is the only one to win both the Iditarod and the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest in the same year (less than two weeks apart.) He is also the only one to win the Yukon Quest four times. All of these feats came after surviving throat cancer. Born…

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Women's Sports Pioneer Wins Academy Distinguished Service Award

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Nawal El Moutawakel, the first woman from an Islamic nation to win a medal in the Olympics, will receive a Distinguished Service Award from the United States Sports Academy. El Moutawakel, Morocco’s secretary of state for sport and youth and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), won the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. This made her the first Moroccan, first African woman, and first…

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Sports Journalist Evan Weiner Earns Academy's Sports Media Award

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Evan Weiner, a sports journalist/commentator known for his columns about the business and politics of sports, has been named the winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Ronald Reagan Media Award. Weiner has been a contributing columnist for Newsday, the New York Sun, the Orlando Sentinel, Metro Philadelphia, Metro New York and the Washington Examiner. He is a re-occurring guest on “Politics Live” with Sam Donaldson. Weiner also lectures at colleges and universities about…

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Fitness and Philanthropy: Susan Dell Wins Academy's Fitness Award

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Susan Dell, co-founder and Board Chair of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, who competes in triathlons and promotes physical fitness will receive the United States Sports Academy’s Dwight D Eisenhower Fitness Award. Susan was a member of the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports, is a trustee of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas and a board member of the Cooper Institute in Dallas. Outside of her daily professional responsibilities, Susan…

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Former Alabama Player: Iron Bowl is Not 'Just Another Game'

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Dr. Gaylon McCollough (left) and Daniel Moore Whether you are a player, fan, coach, sideline worker or artist, this week’s Alabama-Auburn football classic, known as “The Iron Bowl,” is no ordinary game, according to Dr. Gaylon McCollough. The internationally-acclaimed plastic surgeon, based in Gulf Shores, Ala., commented on the game from all five perspectives. He personally experienced three: as a player, a fan and a sideline worker (medical staff). “Given my choice, if my body…

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Exchange Club Exchanges with Academy Through Toys for Tots

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Academy President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (left) with Exchange Club President Ms. Nita Stewart The Exchange Club, a local service organization that has held its semi-monthly meetings on the United States Sports Academy campus for almost a year, showed appreciation for the Academy’s hospitality with large donations to the Toys for Tots campaign. The Academy and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation are teaming up for the 16th consecutive year to help underprivileged children in…

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Texas A&M's Big 12-busting Upset Is College Football Game of the Week

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No. 18 Texas A&M kept No. 9 Nebraska from clinching the Big 12 North and helped the Aggies return to national prominence with a 9-6 victory over the Cornhuskers in the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week. A&M junior running back Cyrus Gray ran for a career high-tying 137 yards, and Randy Bullock kicked the go-ahead field goal with about three minutes left for the Aggies. Gray added a career-high 65…

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Academy Vice President Speaks About Youth and Sport at World Conference

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Sport can be a key in addressing global concerns about today’s youth, Dr. T.J. Rosandich told an international audience in New York earlier this month. The United States Sports Academy Vice President talked about how sports can help guide youth away from common childhood health problems and exploitation, during a presentation given at WorldForum 2010, the 21st annual summit of the International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW). Some 500 delegates from 40 nations gathered to…

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Baseball Star Albert Pujols Presented Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award

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Albert Pujols is used to getting showered with awards in November for his on-the-field performance, but Tuesday night he was honored for his off-the-field achievements. Jack Scharr, the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees Chairman of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA), presented the three-time Major League Baseball MVP with the Academy’s Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award at the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony 16 November. Pujols was recognized for…

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Northwestern's Comeback Over Iowa wins College Football Game of the Week

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Northwestern’s two fourth quarter touchdowns knocked No. 13 Iowa out of the Big 10 title chase and earned the Wildcats the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week. An interception near the goal line by Brian Peters kept the Hawkeyes from increasing their 17-7 lead early in the fourth quarter. Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa, who threw for 318 yards in the game, guided fourth-quarter touchdown drives of 85 and 91 yards. The College…

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World's Premier Miler in the 1950s Passes Away

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Pictured from left to right: Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (Head Track and Field Coach of the Quantico Marines); Wes Santee (Kansas); Everett Trader (Occidental); Bill Taylor (USC); and Cordell Brown (Utah State). The above pictured individuals composed the best mile relay team in the United States in 1956. Wes Santee, a Kansas track star, Olympian, and member of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, died Sunday, 14 November 2010, at the age of…

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