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Louisiana-Monroe’s Upset of No. 8 Arkansas Earns Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Louisiana-Monroe recorded its first victory over a ranked team since 1994, when it rallied from three touchdowns behind in the third quarter to shock previously No. 8 Arkansas. The upset earned the Warkhawks selection as the Week 2 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 College Football Game of the Year Contest. Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning led the comeback by throwing for 412 yards and running for 69 yards. His last carry was a…

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People, Places and Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich has been appointed as a member of the Sports Sciences Steering Committee of the American Football World Center in Dallas, Texas. Betsy Smith, Director of Academic Administration and Continuing Education, is leading the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) study tour of American sports programs from Sept. 17-30. Dr. Marion “Will” Evans has been promoted at the Academy to Dean of Academic Affairs. Dr. Wirt Edwards is the Academy’s new chair…

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Academy Doctoral Student Discusses University's Physical Education Program in Malaysia

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The United States Sports Academy selected Brandon Spradley from more than 100 applicants for one of five doctoral teaching assistant positions in August 2011. One year later, the 24-year-old found himself in Malaysia on a three-week teaching assignment with 20 other university instructors involved in training 1,000 of Malaysia’s physical education teachers on the latest techniques and sports science for youth sports. Besides teaching, Spradley joined an Academy delegation that met with Malaysia’s Deputy Prime…

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Wiregrass Museum of Art Shows Off American Sport Art Museum and Archives Collection of Southern Sports Artists

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The accomplishments of our most promising athletes have been celebrated in art since ancient times. The Wiregrass Museum of Art is celebrating this tradition by presenting a selection of two dozen works from the collection of the American Sport Art Museum and Archives through Feb. 23, 2013.  ASAMA, a division of the United States Sports Academy, arguably holds the largest collection of sport art in the world with nearly 2,000 pieces. The exhibition at the…

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College Football Game of the Year Contest Kicks Off at the Academy

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For the seventh consecutive season, prominent college football experts from around the country will be discussing, studying, and voting to determine the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Year. The College Football Game of the Year Award was developed in 2005 to pay tribute to a team whose efforts in a college football game exemplify the principles of high athletic endeavor, complete dedication to victory, and unified team effort. The College Football…

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Academy Leads Thailand Group on Tour of American Sports Programs

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For the sixth consecutive year, the United States Sports Academy is leading Thailand sports officials and students on a two week tour of American sports programs, which includes catching a San Francisco Giants baseball game to touring Walt Disney World’s sports resort in Orlando. The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) is sending 15 people this year from Sept. 17-30 to get an up-close and in-depth look at everything from American football stadiums and speed skating…

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Olympic Sport Artists Martin Linson and Primo Angeli Named Academy’s Sport Artists of the Year

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Olympic artists Martin Linson and Primo Angeli are the United States Sports Academy’s 2013 Sport Artists of the Year. Linson is an emerging artist who won the United States’ first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics with his sculpture paying tribute to the Paralympic athlete. Angeli is a world-renowned artist who the late International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Juan Antonio Samaranch personally selected to create the official poster to commemorate the 1996 Atlanta Centennial…

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Olympians Usain Bolt and Missy Franklin Voted August’s Athletes of the Month

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Olympic sensations Usain Bolt and Missy Franklin were chosen as the United States Sports Academy’s August Athletes of the Month. At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Bolt, a Jamaican sprinter, became the first man ever to repeat as an Olympic gold medalist in the 100- and 200-meter events. Meanwhile, Franklin, an American swimmer, set a world record in the 200-meter backstroke and won four gold medals. Bolt won the 100 in an Olympic record time…

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Virginia Tech’s Overtime Victory Earns Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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Down with 44 seconds to go, Virginia Tech forced overtime as time expired and rallied for a 20-17 season-opening win over Georgia Tech behind two crucial field goals by kicker Cody Journell. The comeback victory over its Atlantic Coast Conference rival earned Virginia Tech selection as the Week 1 winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 College Football Game of the Year Contest. Journell, who had missed a crucial field goal earlier in the…

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Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates!

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With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students start their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest monthly graduates.   Bachelor’s Students Teneisha Yvette Hall (Houston, Texas) – B.S.S. Sports Management Ryan C. Kirkendoll (Ridgecrest, Calif.) – B.S.S. Sports Management James R. Richardson (Morristown, N.J.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Santron M. Van Rivers (Riverview, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Studies…

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‘Head Games’ Documentary on Concussion Crisis Hits Theaters Sept. 21

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From acclaimed director Steve James (Academy Award-nominated for “Hoop Dreams” and “The Interrupters”), “HEAD GAMES” is a revealing documentary about the silent concussion crisis in American sports. Athletes from the professional to the youth levels share their personal struggles in dealing with the devastating and long-term effects of concussions, an epidemic fueled by the “leave everything on the field” culture so prominent in American sport. Inspired by events from the book “Head Games” written by…

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People, Places and Programs

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Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich will participate Nov. 25-27 in the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) 8th World Conference on Sport, Culture and Education in Amsterdam. Dr. T.J. Rosandich, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, is traveling to Malaysia for the Academy’s International Diploma in Physical Education and Scholastic Sports (IDPESS) program and to China to further partnerships with the Shaolin Temple. Jack Scharr, an Academy Board of Trustees member and Art Committee…

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