Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded the United States Sports Academy the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide will be released in the December issue of MAE, and will be available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
DAPHNE, Ala. –
It was “Rivalry Weekend” and between the Iron Bowl, the Civil War, the Georgia/Georgia Tech battle and all the other great annual head-to-head competitions, it was the Egg Bowl in Mississippi which produced the most stunning results.
The injured Ole Miss Rebels playing without their two top receivers and patching together a constantly changing offensive line soundly defeated their arch-rivals, the #4 Ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs, 31-17 to earn the United States Sports Academy’s “Game of the Week” as part of the Academy’s Game of the Year Award.
Jaylen Walton emerged as one of Ole Miss’ standouts as he caught a 91-yard TD and rushed for a career-high 148 yards on 14 carries. At the same time, the Rebels’ QB, the oft maligned Bo Wallace, out-performed Bulldog QB, Dak Prescott, a contender for the Heisman Trophy, by passing for 296 yards with a 9.9 yard average, all on a sore ankle.
For their performance against one of the top teams in the Nation, the University of Mississippi was the clear choice of the Selection Committee.
In Second Place, Georgia Tech’s 30-24 OT victory over Georgia impressed the Committee, while The Iron Bowl, whose winner has played in the past five consecutive National Championship games, saw Alabama outlast Auburn 55-44 was selected Third.
A national panel of experts chaired by Jack Lengyel, the former athletic director at the United States Naval Academy and coach who resurrected the Marshall University football program, selects the weekly winner of the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Award. The eminent panel consists of former and legendary coaches and sport administrators, such as Vince Dooley, Mike Lude, and Dr. Dick Young.
Each week’s winner is considered for the award honoring the best College Football Game of the Year at the end of the season. Past winners include such memorable games as Appalachian State over Michigan in 2007, Texas Tech over Texas in 2008, Alabama over LSU in 2011, and Auburn over Alabama in 2013.
With the new FBS four-team playoff instituted this year, the promise of many more memorable games is assured.
Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy, also known as America’s Sports University, donates the painting and $5,000 to the general scholarship fund of the annual winner.
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.
Following the completion of their mentorship, Dr. TJ Rosandich, the Academy Vice President and COO, congratulated the graduates of the 2014 International Diploma in Sports Coaching program during a ceremony on Friday, 21 November 2014. To view more photographs from this event click HERE.
The Academy’s Doctoral Teaching Assistant lead the students of the Shanghai Mentorship Program in a team-building obstacle course on the Academy campus on Wednesday, 19 November 2014.
In a game that was billed to be a clash of the SEC West Titans, the Alabama Crimson Tide’s defense locked down Mississippi State’s highly vaunted offense led by Heisman Candidate QB Dak Prescott with a 25-20 victory earning the Tide Game of the Week honors in the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Year Award.
Academy President and CEO, Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich (middle), greeted the 2014 Sport Artist of the Year (Painter), Ms. Miriam Cabello (right), and the 2014 Sport Artist of the Year (Sculptor), Ms Gail Folwell (left), in front of their donated pieces at the American Sport Art Museum and Archives on the Academy campus in Daphne, Ala., on Thursday, 6 November 2014.
Sports fans mark your calendars for 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12, for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program.
Mr. Jack Scharr, a member of the Academy’s Board of Trustees, presented the 2014 C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award to Ms. Muffett “Anne” McGraw, the head women’s basketball coach at Notre Dame, on their campus on Monday, November 10, 2014.
Ms. Gail Folwell, the 2014 Sport Artist of the Year (Sculptor) and a resident of Boulder, Colo., uses her appreciation of sports and anatomy to sculpt various athletes. Throughout her art, she expresses the energy of the athletes and their sport with abstracted figurative forms frozen in mid-motion.
The “Sport Movies & Tv 2014 – 32nd Milano International FICTS Fest”, the worldwide Final of 16 Festivals in the 5 Continents of the “World FICTS Challenge,” will be held in Milano, Italy, from 3-8 December. The event, organized by the Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (FICTS) and recognized by the International Olympic Committee, is articulated in 150 Projections, seven Meeting, two Workshops, four Exhibitions, four Side Events, two Press Conferences, 30 Awards of international guests. READ MORE
MAJOR PROGRAM EVENTS
- The 3rd edition of the seminar ‘Paths to Success: Inspiring Future Leaders in Sport’ will be hosted by the German Olympic Sports Confederation and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education from 14-16 November 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
- The Sports Movies and TV 2014 – 32nd Milano International FICTS fest will be held 3-8 December 2014, in Milano, Italy.
- The 2014 Sport Tourism Conference will be held from 10-12 December 2014, Coimbra, Portugal.
- The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held from 5-21 August 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Academy’s 30th Annual Awards of Sport Ceremony was held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2014, in honor of the 2014 Sport Artists of the Year, Ms. Miriam Cabello (Painter) (right) and Ms. Gail Folwell (Sculptor) (middle). In addition, the Academy honored Dr. Bonnie Tiell (left) as the 2014 Alumna of the Year.
Following the award presentations, Folwell unveiled her sculpture, Pas de Deux, which features an exchange between two hockey players. Cabello, unveiled her piece entitled, Ron Richards I , which she completed in 2011 as a portion of her current “White Rope” series, featuring Aboriginal boxing legends. Both exquisite pieces are now housed in the American Sport Art Museum and Archives in Daphne, Ala.