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October 2012

Kansas State Remains Unbeaten to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Kansas State remained the only undefeated Big 12 team and in the hunt for the national title by cruising to a 55-14 victory on the road against West Virginia. The No. 4-ranked Wildcats’ dominating performance in a battle for first place in the conference earned it selection as the Week 8 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 College Football Game of the Year Contest. Kansas State was led by their Heisman Trophy front-runner…

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Academy Ranks 29th in Nation as “Best Buy” for Online Master’s in Management Program

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One of the top consumer education groups ranked the United States Sports Academy’s online master’s programs as the 29th “Best Buy” in the country. Get Educated’s national online learning review team recently released its rankings for its Best Online Master’s in Management Programs for 2012. The ranking takes in consideration all online management programs, not just sports management degrees. The Academy, the largest graduate school of sports education in the world, offers master’s degrees in…

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Texas Tech Slows Down West Virginia to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege threw for six touchdowns and 499 yards and it was the Red Raiders offense that steamrolled over West Virginia in a 49-14 victory that earned is selection as the Week 7 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 College Football Game of the Year Contest. Entering the game, the Mountaineers had a 52 point scoring average but fell short of that against the Texas Tech defense by 38 points…

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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 Wanda Jean Bodey (Pueblo West, Colo.) – BSS Sports Management Paul B. Kimbrough (Warrior, Ala.) – BSS Sports Coaching Jessica L. Roeger (Littleton, Colo.) – BSS Sports Management Master’s Students Shawn A. Burgener (Greencastle, Pa.) – MSS Sports…

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B’Beth Weldon Selected as the Newest Member of the Academy’s Art Committee

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B’Beth Weldon, a well-known Fairhope, Ala., artist, was chosen to become a member of the United States Sports Academy’s Art Committee. “It is a great honor to be asked to join the United States Sports Academy’s Art Committee,” Weldon said. “It is my hope to draw on my past and present experiences and to be a compliment to the committee and the Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA). It is always a pleasure…

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Olympic Primetime TV Host Bob Costas Earns the Academy’s 2012 Ronald Reagan Media Award

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The United States Sports Academy’s 2012 Ronald Reagan Media Award winner is Bob Costas, who has been the primetime television host of a record nine Olympic games.   Costas, who joined NBC Sports in 1980 and has the longest tenure of any of the network’s sports announcers, presided over the most watched TV event ever in the United States with more than 219.4 million American viewers tuning in during the 17-day event. The NBC primetime…

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Baylor Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey Wins Academy’s 2012 C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award

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Kim Mulkey made NCAA history in 2012 when the head coach of the Baylor University women’s basketball team led the Lady Bears to a perfect 40-game season—the first for any collegiate basketball program—that was capped with a national championship. For her record of success that has made Mulkey the first person, male or female, in NCAA history to win a basketball national championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach, she has earned the…

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Olympic Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski Earns Academy’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award

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Under the leadership of Mike Krzyzewski since 2005, the United States men’s basketball team made up of some of the top American professional basketball players in the NBA won gold medals at the 2012 London and 2008 Bejing Olympic Games. For his ability to command the Olympic teams’ respect, motivate them to seriously approach the international game and get them to carry themselves like professionals on and off the floor, Krzyzewski has earned the United…

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North Carolina State Shocks No. 3 Florida State to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Unranked North Carolina State shocked No. 3 Florida State by throwing a touchdown on fourth down with only 16 seconds left in the game to pull out a 17-16 victory. The Wolfpacks’ win, which shook up the race for both the Atlantic Coast Conference and national championship, earned selection as the Week 6 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 College Football Game of the Year Contest. North Carolina State trailed FSU, 16-0, at…

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Academy to Host its 28th Annual Awards of Sport Celebration

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The United States Sports Academy is set to host its 28th annual Academy’s Awards of Sport celebration, which annually pays tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sport. This prestigious Awards of Sport event, whose theme is “The Artist & the Athlete,” is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Academy’s Daphne, Ala., campus located at One Academy Drive. The 2012 awards show, which marks the university’s 40th anniversary of excellence…

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Olympic Games Produce Many Awards of Sport Winners in 2012

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The United States Sports Academy’s 28th annual Awards of Sport celebration honors several athletes, coaches and administrators who participated in the 2012 London Olympics. Among the now household names from the London Games being recognized by the Academy are Sebastian Coe (Eagle Award), the chairman of the 2012 London Olympic Organizing Committee; Bob Costas (Ronald Reagan Media Award), the host of a record ninth Olympic prime-time television broadcast for NBC Sports; Ashton Eaton (Jim Thorpe…

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Advocates of Title IX Reforms Earn Awards of Sport Honors

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Several women pioneers in the sports world earned Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) and other honors from the United States Sports Academy’s 28th annual Awards of Sport to highlight the 40th anniversary of the landmark Title IX legislation that ushered in a new era of gender equity in college athletics. The Academy’s Awards of Sport event annually pays tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sport and follows the theme “The Artist & the…

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