2014 February

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Doctoral Teaching Assistant Brandon Spradley Hits A Homerun With The Black Sports History Project

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United States Sports Academy Doctoral Teaching Assistant Brandon Spradley helped chronicle the stories of well-known African American athletes at Mobile County Training School (MCTS) during the tumultuous time of segregation, roughly from the 1950s to the 1970s. These stories told through five, hour-long video interviews are now preserved on an Academy webpage to help celebrate Black History Month. The Black…

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AAHPERD National Convention set for April 1

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The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance is inviting members to its latest conference, which will be held in St. Louis, Mo. from April 1-5. Feb. 27 is the deadline for discounted registration for the 2014 AAHPERD National Convention and Expo, which will feature keynote speakers Shannon Miller, a 16-time Olympic and world champion and Deborah Tackman,…

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ECSS calling for abstract submissions

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The 19th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) is calling for abstract submissions, as well as participation in its Sport Science Around the Canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to be held July 2-5 at the RAI Convention Centre. The deadline to submit an abstract is Feb. 15 and contributions from all aspects of sport science and sport…

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Academy launches new webpage celebrating Black History Month

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The United States Sports Academy is honoring those who faced discrimination in the world of sport through an oral history project featuring African American athletes from Mobile County Training School (MCTS). In conjunction with the MCTS Alumni Association, the Academy has launched a special webpage for the project called the Black Sports History Project to celebrate Black History Month.

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