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January 2012

Concept Unveiled for New Original Oil Painting of the Academy’s 2011 College Football Game of the Year Winner

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Prominent Alabama artist Daniel A. Moore has announced a single forthcoming masterwork in oils that will both commemorate Alabama’s recent BCS National Championship and serve as the basis for the United States Sports Academy’s official 2011 College Football Game of the Year Award® artwork. For six years, Moore has created artwork that has become an integral part of the College Football Game of the Year Award®. The prestigious annual award was initiated by the United…

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Alabama’s Shutout of LSU in National Championship Game Chosen as the 2011 College Football Game of the Year

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The United States Sports Academy’s 2011 College Football Game of the Year is Alabama’s victory over LSU in the Allstate BCS Championship Game. The Alabama defense smothered the LSU offense in the rematch of the two top-ranked Southeastern Conference rivals to win the national title game, 21-0, and earn selection as the Game of the Year by a panel of eminent sports leaders who are on the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Committee….

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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 Students Ron J Burton (Moxee, WA) – B.S.S. Sports Management Carmine J. Zappola (Avenel, NJ) – B.S.S. Sports Management Master’s Students Christian Ahmad Ahangar (West Allis, Wisc.) – M.S.S. Sports Management NCAA Compliance Emphasis Peter Herbert Alewine (Evans, Ga.)…

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40th Anniversary Logo Created to Celebrate Academy’s Founding

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This year marks 40 years since the United States Sports Academy was established to upgrade the profession of sport in the United States and throughout the world through education. The university officially began April 22, 1972 when it became the first and only free standing, regionally accredited school of sport in America, a distinction that continues to this day. While many things have changed over the years, the mission at the Academy, also known as…

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Academy Starts Body Composition Testing on About 420 Athletes

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The Academy is beginning testing on about 420 male and female athletes in its Human Performance Lab as part of a major research project studying body composition. Dr. Jordan Moon, Department Head of Sports Fitness and Health, and Dr. Enrico Esposito, Chair of Sports Medicine, are heading up the projects for the Academy that is examining more than a dozen devices and techniques that measure body composition to determine which ones are the most accurate….

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New Academy TA Gets Teaching Opportunity with Thailand Program

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Most Januarys Amber Magner is in the middle of the women’s basketball season trying to coach and mold her players into a winning team. Now a first-year doctoral teaching assistant at the United States Sports Academy, she will travel to Thailand to teach coaching to students there in the International Certification in Sports Coaching and Sports Management (ICSC and ICSM) program. A college basketball coach for more than 10 years and standout player at the…

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Presentation of Alabama Football Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s System of Winning

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Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough played on legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s 1964 national championship team and later was one of his doctors and confidants. For the first time, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough is speaking about what legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant taught his players about winning in the games of football, business and life. McCollough will reveal Bryant’s secrets to success in a presentation, “Coach Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant: Grandmaster of Mind…

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Time Running Out for Artists to Enter the U.S. Olympic Sport and Art Contest

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“Olympic Spirit” by Edward Eyth is latest entry into U.S. Olympic Sport and Art Contest open to submissions by all American artists until Feb. 1. American artists have just three weeks left to enter the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sport and Art Contest, which is accepting submissions through Feb. 1. The United States Sports Academy is conducting its fourth consecutive art contest under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The call for American…

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Cristóbal Gabarrón Exhibit Featuring his Spanish Heritage Opens in Washington, D.C.

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“Don Quijote” by Cristóbal Gabarrón will be on display Jan. 28 at the American University Museum in Washington, D.C. A major art exhibition featuring Cristóbal Gabarrón’s works from the first decade of the 21st century is scheduled to open Jan. 28 and to run through April 15. The exhibition, “Gabarrón’s Roots,” features paintings and sculptures by the Academy’s 1992 Sport Artist of the Year at the Katzen Gallery of the American University Museum in Washington,…

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People, Places, and Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (right) receives the Statute of Liberty Club’s and The Wiegand Foundation’s Liberty Award from Jack Scharr (left) for his efforts to improve the sport profession around the globe. Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas. Rosandich earned the Liberty Medal from the Statue of Liberty Club and The Wiegand Foundation for all his contributions and service to improving sport education in the United States and around the world….

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Academy Family Mourns the Passing of Painter James Rizzi, 1998 Sport Artist of the Year

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James Rizzi The United States Sports Academy lost a member of its university family when artist James Rizzi died recently. Rizzi, an Academy Sport Artist of the Year in 1998, died Dec. 26 in his New York studio. He was 61. “Rizzi will be missed by all, especially in the sport art community that he had an impact on,” said Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich. “We wish his family and friends the…

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