2013 November

Oklahoma State Grounds High-Flying Baylor to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Oklahoma State senior Clint Chelf, who lost the starting job earlier this season, looked like the Heisman Trophy quarterback on the field against Baylor. Chelf passed for a career-high 370 yards passing for three TDs and running for another as the No. 10 Cowboys dismantled the No. 4 Bears 49-17 in the Big 12 Conference game. The upset earned Oklahoma…

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Worldwide Online Voting Begins Dec. 1 for the Academy’s 2013 Male and Female Athlete of the Year

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For the 29th consecutive year, the United States Sports Academy will name an Athlete of the Year in conjunction with NBC Sports. Sports fans from across the world will decide who the most outstanding male and female athletes were in 2013 through online voting on the Academy’s website at www.ussa.edu/ballot/athlete-of-the-year. The ballot of 12 males and 12 females goes live…

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Edward Eyth, Charles Billich Named 2013 Sport Artists of the Year

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The American Sport Art Museum and Archives’ (ASAMA) 2013 Sport Artist of the Year are two world-renowned artists who have both created award-winning Olympic art. American sculptor Edward Eyth and Australian painter Charles Billich were honored at the Academy’s Awards of Sport annual event, “A Tribute to the Artist and the Athlete,” held Thursday, Nov. 14 at the university’s Daphne,…

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Two Leaders in the Olympic Movement Awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Academy

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The United States Sports Academy bestowed Honorary Doctorates on two leaders in the Olympic Movement during its 29th annual Awards of Sport celebration at the Daphne, Ala., campus. Honored for their achievements were: Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu, who successfully reformed the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and transformed boxing; and Dr. Norbert Müller, who is recognized around the world as the leading…

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Longtime TV Sportscaster Randy Patrick Receives Academy’s Distinguished Service Award

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For his 34 years of contributions to sports news and broadcasting, Randy Patrick will receive a 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the United States Sports Academy. Patrick has been sports director at WKRG News 5, a CBS-affiliate television station in Mobile, Ala., since 1991. The station provides daily coverage of the Gulf Coast. “It’s an honor to be selected for…

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Trustees and Honorees Featured at the 29th Annual Academy’s Awards of Sport

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The United States Sports Academy’s 29th Annual Awards of Sport were held Nov. 14-15 on the university’s campus in Daphne, Ala., and featured many prominent sports leaders among the Board of Trustees and honorees. “In our eyes, each and every one of the trustees and honorees are champions in their own right,” said Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich….

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Paying Athletes, Corruption in Boxing, Other Issues Discussed at Academy's Sport Symposium

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The United States Sports Academy kicked off the Friday, Nov. 15 portion of the Academy Awards of Sport with a Sport Symposium comprised of several international sport leaders. The symposium touched on hot button topics in sport including doping, gambling, corruption and the debate about paying college athletes. The six speakers included: Australian painter Mr. Charles Billich, the Academy’s 2000…

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Stanford Ends Oregon’s Championship Dreams Again to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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For the second year in a row, Stanford ended any hopes Oregon had of playing for a national college football championship. The physical Cardinal defense manhandled the Ducks high-octane offense, which had averaged 55.6 points per game, holding Oregon scoreless for the first 50 minutes of the game. Despite a furious rally, No. 5 Stanford defeated No. 3 Oregon, 26-20,…

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Japan Gymnast Kohei Uchimura and Norway Golfer Suzann Pettersen Earn the Academy’s Athlete of the Month Awards for October

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Kohei Uchimura, a Japanese gymnast who won a record fourth world championship, and Suzann Pettersen, a Norwegian golfer who successfully defended her LPGA Taiwan Championship, earned the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month award for October. The 24-year-old Uchimura proved he is the greatest gymnast in history by winning a record fourth all-around world title by a whopping 1.958…

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