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October 2013

South Carolina Rally Over Missouri in Double Overtime Earns the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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With its starting quarterback struggling, South Carolina inserted backup Connor Shaw in the third quarter with the Gamecocks trailing No. 5 Missouri by 17 points. Shaw, hobbled by a sprained left knee, engineered three fourth-quarter drives and helped South Carolina score on their final five possessions to stun Missouri, 27-24, in two overtimes and earn selection as the Week 9 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Year contest. Shaw…

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Rosandich: 'You Can Truly Make a Difference' in the Lives of Malaysia's Youth

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Editor’s Note: This is the speech given by Dr. T.J. Rosandich, the Academy’s vice president and chief operating officer, during the convocation Oct. 19, 2013 in Kuala Lampur to the first Malaysian teachers to graduate from the university’s International Diploma in Physical Education and Scholastic Sports (IDPESS) program. Your Excellency, distinguished guests, faculty, students, ladies and gentlemen, I bid you a warm welcome to this convocation honoring the United States Sports Academy graduates of the…

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First Malaysian Teachers Graduate from United States Sports Academy Program

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The first 650 Malaysian teachers to complete the United States Sports Academy’s International Diploma in Physical Education and Scholastic Sports (IDPESS) program will receive their diplomas in a convocation ceremony. The program was held Saturday, Oct. 19 at Balai Bubaya Tun Syed Nasir Ismail in Dewan Bahasa Dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The convocation ceremony also kicked off the second year of the sports program, which is slated to retrain an additional 1,000 physical education…

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Auburn’s Defense Seals Upset of Texas A&M to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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The Auburn defense gave up 502 yards to Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel but he was finally stopped in his tracks, thanks to Tigers’ defensive end Dee Ford. Ford ensured his team’s, 45-41, upset victory over No. 7 Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2) by dropping the Aggie’s elusive Heisman Trophy quarterback twice in three plays at the end of the game. His sacks drove the Aggies back 30 yards. His last one ended the game when he…

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United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun Receives Academy’s 2013 Eagle Award

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United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chief executive officer Scott Blackmun earned the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Eagle Award for helping forge one of the most significant agreements in the Olympic Movement. Blackmun negotiated a landmark revenue-sharing agreement in 2012 with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over American television fees and worldwide sponsorship revenues that secures funding for both organizations, future Olympic Games and athletes. In addition, among other things the USOC committed $15 million…

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Utah’s Big Upset of Stanford Earns the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Utah quarterback Travis Wilson orchestrated the biggest upset at home in school history and the most significant victory the Utes have had since moving to the Pac-12 three years ago. The Utes shocked unbeaten and No. 5-ranked Stanford by making a goal-line stand in the final minute of the game and by Wilson throwing two TD passes in the 27-21 victory. Utah’s first signature Pac-12 win earned it selection as the Week 7 winner of…

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Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich Earns Sportsman of the Year Award from Gabarrón International Awards

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DAPHNE, Ala.— United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich became the first American to earn the Sportsman of the Year award from The Gabarrón International Awards, which are being presented Nov. 8 in New York City. Dr. Rosandich, who was born and raised in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., was chosen for the honor for his “nearly 60 years of continuous dedication and contributions to the creation of several generations of athletes, educators…

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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 graduates for September 2013. Bachelor’s Students Charles D. Freitag (Eagle Lake, Minn.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Jivaro J. Johnson (Silver Spring, Md.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Master’s Students Dale W. Anderson (Lyman, Wyo.) – M.S.S. Sports Fitness and Health Eleanor M. Gbesemete (Clearwater,…

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Chinese Speakers Can Now Take Academy's Online Course on Shaolin Philosophy

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Now Chinese speakers around the world can take the United States Sports Academy’s online course on Shaolin Kung Fu philosophy and history. The Academy recently began offering the continuing education course, “Philosophy of Shaolin Kung Fu” (CEB 205), in Chinese in its Canvas learning management system. The newly translated course was presented to Shaolin Temple Abbot Shi Yongxin by Dr. Gary Cunningham, an Academy Board of Trustees member and the U.S. Federation of Sport Universities president, in…

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