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Academy Alumnus Named School Superintendent in Washington State

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A United States Sports Academy alumnus has been named superintendent of schools for the Crescent School District in Washington State. David L. Bingham recently was named Crescent School District superintendent and principal of Crescent School in Joyce, Wash.  Located on the northern edge of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Crescent is a public school district that serves traditional and home schooled students under the Home Connection program, which provides families of students the opportunity to combine the…

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Academy Alumnus Named Senior Associate Athletic Director at Jacksonville State University

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A United States Sports Academy alumnus has been named senior associate athletic director at Jacksonville (Ala.) State University (JSU). Gregory B. Bonds was named to the post by JSU Athletic Director Gregory K. Seitz. “I’ve worked alongside Greg for a number of years and know he is the perfect fit for this position within our department,” Seitz said.“He shares my vision for JSU and its athletics department, and we look forward to continuing to make…

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Academy Alumnus Named Senior Associate Athletic Director at Jacksonville State University

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A United States Sports Academy alumnus has been named senior associate athletic director at Jacksonville (Ala.) State University (JSU). Gregory B. Bonds was named to the post by JSU Athletic Director Gregory K. Seitz. “I’ve worked alongside Greg for a number of years and know he is the perfect fit for this position within our department,” Seitz said.“He shares my vision for JSU and its athletics department, and we look forward to continuing to make…

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Major League Baseball Mid-season Report

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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 their assessment as Major League Baseball reaches mid-season. By this week, most teams will have played around 80 games in their 162-game schedules. The Academy…

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Academy Mourns the Loss of “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe

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DAPHNE, Ala. — The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of Gordie Howe, one of the greatest hockey players of all time and the recipient of the Academy’s highest international award. Howe was honored with the Academy’s 2015 Eagle Award for his contributions to sport as a hockey player. He died 10 June 2016 at the age of 88. The Eagle Award is presented annually to a world leader in sport to recognize…

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Academy President Arranges U.S.-China College Women’s Soccer Matches, Speaks at Sports Summit in China

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich recently made a successful goodwill visit to China that included the Academy facilitating international soccer matches there and participating in a summit on enhancing sport relations between the U.S. and China.   “It is truly gratifying to be invited to participate in a strategic dialogue on school sport between the two major sport powers of the world, the United States and China,” Rosandich said….

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Gregory Burns Named United States Sports Academy 2016 Sport Artist of the Year, Painter

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A man who overcame significant challenges to achieve international success both as an athlete and an artist has been named the United States Sports Academy’s 2016 Sport Artist of the Year, Painter. Gregory Burns, 58, is an acclaimed athlete and painter who proves daily that art and sport can co-exist on the highest levels. He is a world champion Paralympic swimmer who has won five gold and silver medals and broken four…

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Basketball’s Stephen Curry and Hurdler Kendra Harrison Voted Academy Athletes of the Month for May

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Basketball player Stephen Curry and hurdler Kendra Harrison, both from the United States, have been voted the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for May. Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, continued his remarkable season during May by being named the Most Valuable Player of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the second straight season, also recording the first unanimous MVP ballot in history. Also during May,…

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Academy Facilitates Women’s Soccer Matches Between Duke, Beijing Normal University

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  United States Sports Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich recently facilitated two international friendly soccer matches between the women’s teams of Duke University and Beijing Normal University in China. The matches were held in conjunction with events being hosted by the Federation of University Sport of China (FUSC) to promote and expand sports in China. Rosandich is serving as keynote speaker at the event. While in China, he also participated in panel discussions with the…

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Sports Talk

Sports Talk- Talking Baseball With Coach Jim Crawford

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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 and Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy Chair of Sports Coaching, will talk with guest Jim “Crawdaddy” Crawford, former assistant baseball coach under the late Eddie Stanky at the University of South Alabama. Crawford also coached the minor league Gastonia Rangers and served…

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