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A Look at the Amazing 2016 British Open

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Sports fans, set your online-viewing alerts to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program. This week, Sports Talk moderator Dr. Stephen Butler; Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy Chair of Sports Coaching; and Dr. Fred Cromartie, Director of Doctoral Studies; will give a recap of the amazing and record-setting 2016 British Open duel involving victor Henrik Stenson and runner-up Phil Mickelson. To view the program…

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NBA Moves All-Star Game From Charlotte; WNBA Players Support Black Lives Matter

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Sports fans, set your online-viewing alerts to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program. This week, Sports Talk moderator Dr. Stephen Butler; Dr. Fred Cromartie, Director of Doctoral Studies; and Sandra Geringer, Acting Director of Sports Studies, will discuss the recent decision by the National Basketball Association (NBA) to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, N.C., and issues surrounding the Women’s National…

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China’s Capital University for Physical Education and Sports

Academy Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Chinese Sports University

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On a recent goodwill visit to China, United States Sports Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich signed a memorandum of understanding with leaders of China’s Capital University for Physical Education and Sports (CUPES) in Beijing to work together on programs to enhance sport and sport education between the two sports institutions and the two nations. Shown from left are Professor Dr. Wu Hao, Director of the Scientific Research Office; Professor Dr. Zhong Bingshu, President, CUPES; Rosandich;…

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The Finish by Daniel Moore

Daniel Moore’s “FINISH!” Commemorates United State Sports Academy 2015 College Football Game of the Year

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“FINISH!” is the title of Daniel Moore’s original painting commissioned by the United States Sports Academy to commemorate Alabama’s 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship and to reflect the spirit of the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Award, which went to the Crimson Tide for its win over the undefeated and top-ranked Clemson University Tigers.   The painting was recently completed and a print is now on display in the lobby of the American…

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A Recap of Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby and All-Star Game

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Sports fans, set your online-viewing alerts to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program. This week, Sports Talk moderator Dr. Stephen Butler; Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy Chair of Sports Coaching; and Ben Billman, doctoral teaching assistant; will give a recap of Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby and All-Star Game. To view the program live, visit the Academy’s Google Plus page at http://google.com/+UssaEdu….

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Dr. Omalu and Dr. Bloack

Dr. Bennet Omalu Receives United States Sports Academy’s Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award

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Dr. Bennet Omalu, left, recently received the 2016 Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award from the United States Sports Academy, the Academy’s highest award in sports medicine. Omalu was honored for his discoveries that have led to greater understanding of concussions in sports and better protection against head injury for athletes.  Presenting the award at the University of California, Davis, where Omalu is on the faculty, is Academy Trustee Dr. Robert Block. DAPHNE, Ala. —…

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Memorial Service Held for Former Trustee and Long-Time Academy Employee Sally Rosandich

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A memorial service was held Thursday, 7 July 2016, for a former United States Sports Academy Trustee and long-time employee instrumental to the founding and success of the Academy. Sally Gentile Rosandich, a longtime resident of Loma Alta Towers in Daphne, Ala., died on 28 June 2016.  She was 81 years old.  She was the only child of Marion LaBlonde Gentile and Nicholas John Gentile of Hurley, Wisconsin.  Both preceded her in death. Rosandich, a…

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Voting Open for Academy Athlete of the Month for June

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The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for June and public voting is in progress.  Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from five countries comprise the list. One male and one female are voted monthly winners by the public and they then become candidates for the Academy’s prestigious Athlete of the Year award.  Everyone is encouraged to cast a vote on…

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Academy Mourns the Loss of Legendary Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt

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DAPHNE, Ala. — The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of legendary University of Tennessee (UT) women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history. Summitt died 28 June 2016 at age 64 after a five-year battle with dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The Academy awarded Summitt an honorary doctorate in 2008 (presented in 2009) for her exceptional career as a coach and leader, and honored her again in 2011…

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Memorial Service is Thursday for Former Trustee and Long-Time Academy Employee Sally Rosandich

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A memorial service is set for Thursday, 7 July 2016, for a former United States Sports Academy Trustee and long-time employee instrumental to the founding and success of the Academy. Sally Gentile Rosandich, a longtime resident of Loma Alta Towers in Daphne, Ala., died on June 28, 2016.  She was 81 years old.  She was the only child of Marion LaBlonde Gentile and Nicholas John Gentile of Hurley, Wisconsin.  Both preceded her in death. Rosandich,…

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Academy Alumna LaTanya Sheffield to be Assistant Track Coach at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

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When the 2016 Olympic Games begin next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an accomplished United States Sports Academy alumna will be serving as assistant coach for the women’s team for USA Track & Field (USATF). LaTanya Sheffield, who earned her Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports management magna cum laude from the Academy in 2011, brings stellar credentials to Rio.  She is a former Olympian, a former American record holder, and a successful…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our Recent Graduates!

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Bachelor’s Graduates Willie A. Bradley (Lincoln, NE) – B.S.S. Sports Management Camilla Y. Milton (Robertsdale, AL) – B.S.S Sports Coaching / Cum Laude Master’s Graduates Matthew I Dupre (New Orleans, LA) – M.S.S. Sports Management / with Honors Michael Brian Schultz (Chicago, IL) – M.S.S. Sports Management Doctoral Graduate Dr. Gregory Brian Bonds (Alexandria, AL) – Ed.D. Sports Management Sports Leadership / with Honors    

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