2011 June

Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates!

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With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students start their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest monthly graduates: Bachelor’s Degree Jack E. Proctor (Dilley, TX) – B.S.S. Sports Management Sarah Lee Simonetti (Oceanside, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies Jeffrey Michael Vega (Cheyenne, Wyo.)…

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Michael Cleary Honored by the United States Sports Academy

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Michael Cleary (center), who is stepping down as National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics after 46 years, was honored by the United States Sports Academy on Thursday, June 16 at the NACDA annual convention in Orlando. Pictured with Cleary are Bob Vecchione (right), the new NACDA executive director, and Academy Vice President T.J. Rosandich (left). Michael Cleary, who built…

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Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith Accepts Academy’s Carl Maddox Sports Management Award

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Ohio State University Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Gene Smith (center) accepted the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Carl Maddox Sports Management Award Thursday, June 16 at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics annual convention in Orlando. Dr. Gary Cunningham (left), an Academy Board of Trustees member and 2005 winner of the Maddox award, made the…

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Academy Joins Haynes in Promoting King-Devick Test to Identify Concussions

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The United States Sports Academy is joining NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Michael Haynes in urging officials, coaches and parents involved in professional, college and youth sports to use the King-Devick Test to identify concussions and prevent more serious brain injuries. The test is an easy and rapid sideline screening test for concussions that can be administered by parents, coaches,…

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People, Places, and Programs

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The Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (FICTS) appointed United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich to its Culture, Education and Youth Commission. FICTS is dedicated to promoting sport culture and Olympic values to the world’s youth through sport cinema, television, culture and communication in 108 countries and five continents. FICTS President, Professor Franco Ascani serves on…

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2003 Academy Sport Artist of the Year Bradstock Sets Age Group Record in Javelin

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Raold Bradstock in his colorful, hand-painted uniform at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials. Only three things, according to Roald Bradstock, will keep him from his goal of advancing beyond qualifying rounds for the 2012 London Olympic Games: “I’m short, slow and old.” Never one to shirk a challenge, though, the United States Sports Academy 2003 Sport Artist of the Year…

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Dallas Mavericks’ Nowitzki and Oregon Sprinter Gardner Named May Athletes of the Month

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Dallas Maverick Forward Dirk Nowitzki, who led his team in the NBA playoffs, and Oregon sprinter English Gardner, who set a U.S. junior record in the 100 meters, have earned the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female May Athlete of the Month Awards. Nowitzki, who team ended up winning the NBA Championship, led his team in May to the…

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Academy’s International Programs Grow

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The Academy’s Sports Diploma program in Bahrain done in collaboration with the Bahrain Olympic Committee and its Chief Executive Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa opened Saturday, May 21, with 29 students at the National Stadium in Riffa in Bahrain. A three-week trip through Greece, the Middle East and Malaysia by Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich yielded new and…

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New Kung Fu Course Online Tells Secrets of Shaolin

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For the past year, the United States Sports Academy has been working with his Holiness Abbot Shi Yongxin and the Shaolin Temple to develop a course that introduces Shaolin philosophy and history to people online across the globe. Now anyone interested in learning more about the unique and respected practices and philosophy of this ancient Chinese system can begin taking…

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Q&A with NFL Hall of Fame Cornerback Michael Haynes

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In this Q&A with The Sport Update, NFL Hall of Fame Cornerback Michael Haynes discusses the issue of concussions and other safety problems in professional football. Haynes is currently the Chairman of the NFL Alumni’s Health and Wellness Committee. UPDATE: Why should the NFL use the King-Devick Test to catch concussions? HAYNES: The King-Devick Test has shown to be a…

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NFL Hall of Famer Michael Haynes Pushes Simple King-Devick Test to Catch Concussions

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Michael Haynes If you could conduct a simple, 60-second test to immediately determine whether your athlete suffered a concussion, would you do it? Hall of Fame cornerback Michael Haynes would without a doubt. That’s why Haynes, the National Football League’s Alumni’s Health & Wellness Committee chairman, advocates the so-called King-Devick Test to everyone he can. “I’m sure several of the protocols…

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