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Hutchinson, former Stringer Award winner, announces retirement

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Jan Hutchinson Bloomsburg (Pa.) University softball and field hockey coach Jan Hutchinson, a past winner of the United States Sports Academy’s C. Vivian Stringer Coaching Award, has announced her retirement effective at the end of the 2010 softball season. Hutchinson is in her 32nd season at Bloomsburg, where she has won a combined 1,747 games in field hockey and softball….

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Academy Panel Chooses Arkansas Win as Top Game

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Arkansas putting an end to the undefeated season of Auburn University was the top Week 6 nominee for the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Year. Arkansas’ high-powered offense did its job and its much-maligned defense held Auburn long enough to guarantee a victory in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) game at Fayetteville. Arkansas rolled to a 27-3…

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Academy Faculty Member Price Honored

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Faculty member William Price received a Certificate of Merit from the United States Sports Academy. He is shown here with Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Arthur Ogden. Price was recognized for his consistent good rapport with students who cite him repeatedly for his encouragement and leadership in their end-of-course surveys. Price’s approach to students exemplifies the ideals the Academy holds…

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NFL’s Brees, Basketball’s Taurasi Earn Academy’s September Athletes of the Month Honor

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National Football League (NFL) star quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star Diana Taurasi were named Male and Female Athletes of the Month for September by the United States Sports Academy. Brees led the Saints to their 4-0 start, including three wins during the month of September when he was the NFL’s…

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No Shortage of Strong Candidates for College Football Game of the Year

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The panel of experts that has been organized to determine the College Football Game of the Year certainly doesn’t lack quality candidates in 2009. Almost every week of the season has offered a compelling buffet of thrilling games, producing upsets of both the narrow and dominating variety, as well as close, compelling games between heavyweight programs. There has been something…

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Jordan Leads in the Search for “Mr. Basketball”

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With the National Basketball Association (NBA) season just around the corner, the race to name the United States Sports Academy’s “Mr. Basketball” is heating up. Balloting continues through 26 November 2009 to determine the name of the Academy’s latest addition to its new Sport Sculpture Park. The basketball player, constructed by Bruce Larsen, the 2009 Sport Artist of the Year…

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Congratulations to Rio on Winning Olympic Bid

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The United States Sports Academy extends heartfelt congratulations to Rio de Janeiro, the winner of the Olympic bid for the 2016 Games and Paralympic Games. The time for South America to host its first Olympic Games was long overdue. The country previously submitted bids in 1936, 2004 and 2012. This time, Brazilian President Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva emphasized to…

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Brand Scholars to Honor Memory of Late NCAA President

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The memory of late National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Dr. Myles Brand will be honored by the United States Sports Academy, which plans to award scholarships to its best future students in his name. Two master’s students at the Academy, one male and one female, will be named “Brand Scholars.” Plans are to award the scholarship annually. Brand, 67,…

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Thai Study Tour Visits America, Academy Campus

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The United States Sports Academy hosted the 2009 Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) Study Tour, bringing eighteen administrators and coaches to observe sports programs and sport facilities in the United States. The Academy has delivered sports programs in more than 60 countries around the world. The Academy has a long-standing relationship with the SAT, sending instructors to Thailand to teach…

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Basketball Hall of Fame Welcomes Women's Coach Stringer

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C. Vivian Stringer, the famed Rutgers women’s basketball coach whose name graces one of the United States Sports Academy’s Awards of Sport Medallions, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Stringer, the first women’s coach in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) history to lead three different teams to the Final Four, is the third winningest coach in women’s basketball…

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Questions About Academic Progress Rates, Roles of Women in Administration Top Next Sport Journal

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NCAA rules about monitoring academic progress of athletes may come out more favorable for schools whose football teams are in Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conferences, according to a new study published in the Fall 2009 issue of The Sport Journal, the United States Sports Academy’s online publication. Another article in the world’s largest peer-reviewed journal covers the perceptions about the…

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Jordan Leads Balloting for Greatest Basketball Player of All Time

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Former Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan leads the balloting through three weeks of international voting in the United States Sports Academy’s search to identify the Greatest Basketball Player of All Time. The Academy is hosting a worldwide ballot through NBC Sports and USA Today in an effort to name its newest sculpture on campus, a basketball player, which is a…

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