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2013

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 expert on the founder of the Modern Olympic Games and the Olympics. Wu said during…

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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 such a prestigious award and I am very humbled,” Patrick said. “I’ve followed the Academy…

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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. “Thank you most sincerely to everyone who made this a very memorable Awards of Sport…

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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 and 2013 Sport Artist of the Year; Dr. Liston Bochette III, former Olympic decathlete and…

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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, in the Pacific 12 Conference game and earned selection as the Week 11 winner of…

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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 points at the World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. The Olympic champion beat Japanese compatriot Ryohei…

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Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Receives Academy’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award

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Baltimore Ravens head football coach John Harbaugh guided his team to the playoffs in each of his first five years and reached the pinnacle of the sport with a Super Bowl victory in 2013. For his leadership and record of success, Harbaugh has earned the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award. He received the award Monday, Nov. 11 from Al Cantello, a longtime Academy national faculty member who is the U.S….

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29th Annual United States Sports Academy’s Awards of Sport Celebration Features Sport Leaders from Around the World

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The United States Sports Academy’s 29th Annual Academy Awards of Sport, with the theme “The Artist and The Athlete,” pays tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sport with a few programs on its campus in Daphne, Ala. This two-day event on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 14-15, includes several programs, which are free and the public is welcome to attend. The event kicks off with the “Tribute to The Artist and The Athlete” at…

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Michigan State’s Defense Dominates Michigan in Victory to Earn the Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Michigan State’s defense smothered Michigan, holding the Wolverines to minus 48 yards—the lowest net rushing total in team history—by recording seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss. In its 27-6 victory, the Spartan’s dominating performance proved why they have the No. 1 defense in college football and earned the team selection as the Week 10 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Year contest. Michigan State (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten)…

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