2011 September

People, Places, and Programs

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Fairhope Sculptor Bruce Larsen with the University of Auburn football coach Gene Chizik Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas. Rosandich is attending the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Culture and Olympic Education Commission annual meetings Sept. 15-16 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Rosandich is a member of the IOC committee. Dr. Mike Magnoli, the former University of Mobile president, has been appointed…

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Academy Alumnus and Former Texas Tech Football Coach Mike Leach Releases New Book

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Mike Leach can now add author to his long list of achievements. Leach’s autobiography, “Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life” (Diversion Books, $25.95), reached No. 5 on the New York Times Bestseller’s List and became the No. 1 sports book on both Amazon.com and Apple’s iBooks since its July release. The 270-page autobiography contains well-told stories…

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College Football Game of the Year Committee Begins Sixth Season

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2010 Game of the Year painting by Daniel Moore United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Committee will choose the best game of the season for the sixth time since its inception in 2005. A national panel of experts picks a Game of the Week. Each week’s winner is then considered for the Academy’s College Football Game…

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Professional Golfers Keegan Bradley and Suzann Pettersen Voted Academy’s August Athletes of the Month

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Keegan Bradley Two professional golfers have won the United States Sports Academy’s August Athletes of the Month. Keegan Bradley won the male category by becoming only the third player to triumph in his first start in a major when he captured the PGA Championship, while Suzann Pettersen of Norway won the female category after her comeback from nine shots down…

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Academy Develops New International Sports Diploma in Golf for China

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When the first of three sports cities opens in Fujian, China, in January 2012, the United States Sports Academy will have a new International Sports Diploma in Golf to offer students. The Academy is partnering with WorldTeam Sports and others on the $1 billion project on 822 acres. The city is named the “Juan Antonio Samaranch Sports City” in honor…

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Academy Hosts Seminar on Concussions as Catastrophic Injury in Sport and Cheerleading

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Dr. Steve Devick Every season, 1 in 5 U.S. athletes in a contact sport suffers a concussion and 4 million sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States with about 135,000 of those occurring among children between the ages of 5 and 18. The failure to detect concussions and properly treat them have become a major issue in sport…

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Academy Hosts its Fourth U.S. Olympic Art Competition

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“Olympic Finish” by Ernie Barnes was the 2004 U.S. Olympic Art Competition winner in Graphic Works. The United States Sports Academy is privileged to run its fourth consecutive U.S. Olympic art competition. The Academy is working in cooperation with the Art of the Olympians under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on the “London 2012 Art Competition.”…

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The Artist and The Athlete Tribute

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Artist Németh Ferenc Three prominent figures are being honored during the United States Sports Academy’s annual tribute to the Artist and the Athlete. The Artist is the Academy’s 2012 Sport Artist of the Year Németh Ferenc, a Hungarian sculptor whose bronzes depict many sports legends. The Athlete is 2011 Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC Disabled Athlete Award winner Anthony Robles, a…

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