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ESPN’s Corso Honored With Reagan Media Award

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Ronald Reagan Media Award Medallion ESPN college football studio analyst Lee Corso, the popular, mascot-gear wearing king of predictions on the network’s popular College GameDay show, has been named the winner of the United States Sports Academy’s Ronald Reagan Media Award. Corso joined ESPN in 1987 after 28 years of coaching football at the college and pro levels. After originally…

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Deadline to Choose “Mr. Basketball” Nears

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Deadline to vote on naming “Mr. Basketball” is 26 November 2009. Time is running out to submit votes for the United States Sports Academy’s “Mr. Basketball” contest. Voting to name the new sculpture dedicated to basketball in the Academy’s environmentally-friendly Sport Sculpture Park closes on Thanksgiving Day, 26 November 2009. Through the Academy’s website at www.ussa.edu/ballots/basketball-player, people are invited to…

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Help Academy Support Toys for Tots

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich meets with members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation during a past Toys for Tots drive. The United States Sports Academy and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation are teaming up for the 15th year to help underprivileged children enjoy a memorable Christmas. The Academy has long been…

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Asian Countries Hosting December Games

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The Southeast Asian Games and the East Asian Games are scheduled for early December 2009. Vientiane, Laos will host the 25th edition of the Southeast Asian Games 9-18 December 2009. The biennial multi-sport event involves participants from 11 countries in Southeast Asia. This is the first time Laos is hosting the games. Competing countries include: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia,…

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Italian Sports Media Leader Accepts Distinguished Service Award

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Mina P. Valyraki, a member of the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees, presents Italian sports communication specialist Franco Ascani with a Distinguished Service Award. Longtime President of the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) Franco Ascani was honored with a 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the United States Sports Academy. Mina P. Valyraki presented the award as a…

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Deadline to Choose “Mr. Basketball” Nears

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Larsen’s inspiration, “High Aspirations” (detail) by Ernie Barnes There is less than a month remaining to help the United States Sports Academy in its efforts to name “Mr. Basketball.” Voting to name the new sculpture dedicated to basketball in the Academy’s environmentally-friendly Sport Sculpture Park closes on Thanksgiving Day, 26 November 2009. Through the Academy’s website at http://www.ussa.edu/ballots/basketball-player, people are…

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Oregon win over USC named Week 9’s Best in College Football

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Oregon’s opening-night loss to Boise State is a distant memory these days. The Ducks took control of the Pacific-10 Conference in Week 9 with a dominating 47-20 victory over USC, handing the Trojans their worst loss since 1997. The panel of experts who make up the selection committee to determine the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the…

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Week 8 Clemson-Miami Thriller Tops Academy’s List for College Football’s Best

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Clemson’s football team trailed seven times during its Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) football game at Miami in Week 8 and still won. The panel of experts who make up the selection committee to determine the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Year noticed the impressive catalog of comebacks. The group, which includes Hall of Fame coaches, overwhelmingly…

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Academy Accepting Donations for U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation’s “Toys for Tots” Program

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United States Sports Academy President, founder and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich poses with members of the U.S. Marines Corps Reserves during a past Toys for Tots event. The United States Sports Academy and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Foundation are teaming up for the 15th year to help underprivileged children enjoy a memorable Christmas. Long considered the region’s largest…

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Hooton Presented Distinguished Service Award for Fight Against Steroids

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Dr. Donn C. Renwick, left, a member of the Academy’s distance learning faculty, presents Mr. Don Hooton with a Distinguished Service Award. Don Hooton received a Distinguished Service Award from the United States Sports Academy recently. Hooton was noted for his work to raise awareness of high school students’ growing willingness to use anabolic steroids. Hooton lost his 16-year-old son…

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Two Tie for Week 7 College Football Game of the Week Honors

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Week 7 of the college football season left the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Year selection committee fit to be tied. A Big Ten Conference upset and a late rally by a national championship contender shared the honors for Week 7’s College Football Game of the Week. Florida’s 23-20 escape at home against Arkansas and Purdue’s stunning 26-18…

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