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September 2013

Fresno State Snaps Losing Streak to Boise State to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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For the last seven seasons and 11 of the last 12, Boise State has dismantled Mountain West foe Fresno State. In fact, Boise State posted wins of more than 30 points a game, since Fresno State’s last win in 2005. Fresno State was determined to overcome its nemesis this time and rallied for a game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter to pull off a victory, 41-40, in front of a sold-out, hometown crowd. For…

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Creighton Basketball Coach Greg McDermott Named Academy’s Alumnus of the Year

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Creighton University men’s head basketball coach Greg McDermott was named the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Alumnus of the Year for helping elevate the Bluejays program to the national spotlight in his first three years there. McDermott, who graduated with his master’s in Sports Management in 1994 from the Academy, guided Creighton to its first NCAA tournament in five years in the 2011-12 season and made it there again this past year reaching the third…

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84 Lumber Company's Joseph Hardy III Accepts Academy's Distinguished Service Award

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Joseph Hardy III, the founder and chief executive officer of the 84 Lumber Company and still a physical fitness marvel at 90, has been awarded a Distinguished Service Award (DSA) by the United States Sports Academy. Hardy is a classic American success story. He rose from a college student selling home-grown vegetables door-to-door to the man behind the largest privately owned building materials suppliers in the country. His success goes beyond the company located in…

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Alabama Wins Rematch with Texas A&M to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Hyped for months, the rematch between two-time defending national champion Alabama and Johnny Manziel-led Texas A&M lived up to its billing. This time Alabama came back from a two-touchdown first quarter deficit and held off the hard-charging Aggies, 49-42, to earn selection as the Week 3 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Year contest. Last season, A&M jumped out front, 20-0, to start the game and shocked top-ranked Alabama…

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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 Brian C. Airoso (Wilton, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Demea E. James (Jacksonville, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies Shaon Y. Newsome (Sugar Land, Texas) – B.S.S. Sports Management Christalynn M. Patterson (Tylertown, Miss.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Jacob…

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Michigan Victory Over Archrival Notre Dame Earns Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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In Michigan’s send off of archrival Notre Dame the Wolverines, not only handed the Irish a defeat but blared the “Chicken Dance” song right after the last snap. The two college football staples have played since 1887—two years after the first gas automobile was developed. However, the Irish opted out of their contract with Michigan, making next year’s game in South Bend, Ind., the last guaranteed matchup. An NCAA-record crowd of 115,109 in Ann Arbor,…

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Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Awards Scholarship to Academy Bachelor’s Student Alexander Dillard

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Alexander Dillard, a senior who is seeking his bachelor’s in Sports Coaching from the United States Sports Academy, has been selected to receive a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU). AAICU has distributed $87,000 in AAICU Scholarships to students at each of its member colleges and universities in the state of Alabama. The AAICU Scholarship Fund passes 100 percent of the contributions to the students in the…

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich Honored for Involvement in Sports Art

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich received the Art Patron Award at the 10th Annual Greater Mobile Arts Awards. Dr. Rosandich was recognized for his work in establishing the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) in 1984, which has grown into arguably the largest sport art museum in the world. He also started the Sports Sculpture Park on the campus grounds that feature many large sculptures done by Fairhope,…

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Join the Academy's New Google+ Community to Connect with Sports Professionals

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The United States Sports Academy recently unveiled its Google+ Community, which is labeled Sports Management & Education. It is not only a way for Academy students and alumni to connect but also a way to network with other sports professionals. The community is also a place to discuss sports issues, for example, such as how athletes’ confidence level affects their success. Anyone with a Gmail account has access to the Academy’s new sports community. Join…

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Academy Named a 2014 Military Friendly School

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For the fifth consecutive year, the United States Sports Academy has been named one of the country’s 2014 Military Friendly Schools, a coveted title for U.S. institutions that are actively ensuring the academic success of America’s military men and women. Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, created the Military Friendly Schools list to honor the top 20 percent of American colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing…

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People, Places & Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich received the 10th annual Mobile Arts Council’s Art Patron of the Year Award during a ceremony at the Mobile, Ala., Saenger Theatre Aug. 29. Dr. T.J. Rosandich, the Academy’s vice president and COO, attended the board meeting for the World Leisure Congress Organizing Committee to plan for the group’s arrival in Mobile, Ala., in 2014. Dr. Stephen Butler, the Academy’s Dean of Academic Affairs, has been named…

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Academy Provides Concussion Training to Area Football Coaches

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The United States Sports Academy is providing concussion awareness training to youth, middle school and high school football coaches in South Alabama and Northwest Florida. With help from an Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) grant and King-Devick, the Academy has made presentations to more than 50 coaches about concussions and given training on how to use the King-Devick test to quickly and accurately determine on the sideline if any player has suffered head trauma….

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