2011

Academy Honors Professionally-Diverse Group in Awards Ceremony

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Leaders in sports business, administration, media, medicine and coaching were honored in a ceremony at the United States Sports Academy Friday afternoon. Honorary doctorates were given to Guo Jie, president of WorldTeam Sports in China, and Jack Lengyel, former Marshall University head football coach and athletic director at the United States Naval Academy. Also honored in the Awards of Sport…

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BCS Champion QB Cam Newton Honored by Academy, Artist

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Before Auburn senior kicker Wes Bynum cleared the uprights as time expired and the engraving process for the Tigers’ BCS Championships rings began, the United States Sports Academy honored quarterback Cam Newton with the 2010 Alabama Male Athlete of the Year Award. To commemorate this award, the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner was honored by way of the paint brush of…

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Business Award Presented to Chinese Entrepreneur During Daphne Visit

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A prestigious international business award was presented to one of China’s most powerful sports business leaders during his visit to Daphne Thursday night. Peter Tichansky, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), presented the Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Award for Sport to Guo Jie, President of WorldTeam Sports, at the home of United States…

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Sport Summit Brings Insight from Academy Honorees

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There are some crazy parents in youth sports, and the most popular sporting event in the world is the India-Pakistan cricket match, according to the panel of experts who addressed a packed room at the United States Sports Academy Friday afternoon. Four of the Academy’s Awards of Sport medallion winners, two Honorary Doctorate recipients and three Trustees shared their opinions…

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Golf Management Programs Planned for China

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The United States Sports Academy, “America’s Sports University”, and WorldTeam, among the largest privately owned sport services companies in the People’s Republic of China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday, 7 January 2011, establishing the framework for the development of the Sino-American Golf Academy (SAGA) in that country. Plans call for the development of three comprehensive golf cities…

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Doctoral Students Arrive on Academy Campus for Comprehensive Final Exam

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Six doctoral students at the United States Sports Academy completed their comprehensive final examinations on the Academy’s campus on 5-7 January. Pictured in the Academy’s Main Lobby are, left to right: Michael Armstrong from Elgin, S.C.; Dr. Kelly E. Flanagan, Chair of Sports Studies; Robert Stinchcomb from Rome, Ga.; Dr. Jordan Moon, Department Head of Sports Health and Fitness; Kathleen…

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Business Award to be Presented to Chinese Entrepreneur During Daphne Visit

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A prestigious international business award will be presented to one of China’s most powerful sports business leaders during his visit to Daphne Thursday night. Peter Tichansky, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), will be presenting the Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Award for Sport to Guo Jie, President of Worldteam Sports, at the home…

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Honorary Doctorate Recipient Bud Greenspan Dies

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Olympic documentary filmmaker Bud Greenspan has died of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 84, it was reported today. His companion, Nancy Beffa, said the cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease, the New York Times reported. Known for his uplifting films on athletes who participated in the Winter and Summer Olympics, Greenspan also made documentaries about baseball and boxing greats….

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Annual Art Show Features Artists, Athletes, and the One Who Fought for the Artists

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Like a War Eagle, Cameron Newton flew into the face of adversity en route to a dominant season for himself and his Auburn teammates, and he will be honored at the United States Sports Academy with a painting from a man who went to battle for his fellow artists. Rick Rush of Tuscaloosa, Ala., the 2011 American Sports Art Museum…

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