Yearly Archives

2012

Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione Receives Academy’s Carl Maddox Sports Management Award

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During his 14-year tenure at the University of Oklahoma, Joe Castiglione has presided over one of the most successful eras in sports at the school earning him the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 Carl Maddox Sports Management Award. Oklahoma’s Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Director of Athletics since 1998, Castiglione recalled when he started his career in college administration at Rice University he first met Maddox, the former Athletic Director of Louisiana State…

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Arizona Ends Southern Cal’s National Title Hopes to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Arizona overcame a 15-point deficit in the third quarter to stun Southern California, 39-36, and end any national title hopes the Trojans may still have had. Unranked Arizona earned selection as the Week 9 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 College Football Game of the Year Contest for its upset of No. 9 USC in a game in which the two teams combined for 1,206 yards of offense. Arizona trailed Southern Cal, 28-13,…

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Concussion Safety Advocate Chris Nowinski Receives the Academy’s 2012 Distinguished Service Award

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For his tenacious work to elevate the issue of concussions into the national spotlight and to help make sports more safe to play, Chris Nowinski received the United States Sports Academy with a 2012 Distinguished Service Award. The DSA was presented to Nowinski at the Sport Legacy Institute’s awards dinner Oct. 24 in Boston by United States Board of Trustees member Dr. Don C. Wukasch, who is a former heart surgeon and currently a psychoanalyst in Northhampton, Mass. The award…

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Academy Honors Katie McCleary for Instructional Design Achievements

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The United States Sports Academy recently honored Katie McCleary a Certificate of Merit for her outstanding work in Instructional Design, while the department lacked a director and two designers. McCleary, the Academy’s Interaction Information Designer, maintained the department by herself for nearly two months before it became fully staffed again. Instructional Design is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining the Academy’s sports-related courses in its bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs that are 100% online. Dr….

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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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