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…

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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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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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International Teaching Assignments

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The United States Sports Academy is currently planning projects in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, including an international certification program with the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Malaysia, and is seeking qualified faculty to teach subjects in recreation, physical education, and sports. Anyone who is interested in these opportunities must have a graduate degree in a relevant field….

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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…

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