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Congratulations To Our Recent Graduates

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Bachelor’s Graduates John Adamek (Moonachie, N.J.) – B.S.S. Sports Strength and Conditioning Patrick Marques (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – B.S.S. Sports Strength and Conditioning, Summa Cum Laude Nikhil Vashist (Clermont, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching, Magna Cum Laude Doctoral Graduates Dr. Alan W. Ledford (Blanchester, Ohio) – Ed.D. Sports Management/Human Resources Management Dr. Bradley C. Nein (Savannah, Ga.) – Ed.D. Sports Management/Sports Leadershin, With Honors Dr. Kira LeAnn Olds (Kalamazoo, Mich.) – Ed.D. Sports Management/Sports Medicine,…

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Academy Alumni Directory Set for Release in January

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The publisher of the United States Sports Academy’s new alumni directory reports that the book and companion digital directory are on schedule to be distributed in January 2017. The upcoming book marks the third time the Academy has partnered with industry leader Harris Connect Inc., a national producer of alumni directories. The Academy determined it was time to do a new edition to include recent graduates and update information on past graduates. The book will…

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There’s Still Time to Support Your Academy During the Annual Fundraising Drive

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The United States Sports Academy expresses its sincere thanks for the outpouring of gifts from faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and supporters during the ongoing Annual Fundraising Drive. If you haven’t yet had a chance to make your donation, there’s still time. The Academy asks for your generous support as we continue to touch lives and enhance sport and the sport profession through our missions of teaching, research and service.  We ask that you make…

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Voting Open for Academy Athlete of the Month for November

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for November and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from seven 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…

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Sir Craig Reedie Honored with 2016 Eagle Award from the United States Sports Academy

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Eminent sports administrator Sir Craig Reedie, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has been named the 2016 Eagle Award winner by the United States Sports Academy. The award recently was presented to Reedie at London’s East India Club by John S. Hunter, a distinguished educator and leader in sport and physical education in the United Kingdom and a member of the…

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Penn State Beats Wisconsin in Big Ten Championship Game to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The Penn State Nittany Lions erased a three touchdown deficit in the first half and defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 38-31 to win the Big Ten Conference championship game on Saturday. The win earned the Nittany Lions the College Football Game of the Week honor from the United States Sports Academy for the second time this season. No.7 Penn State’s remarkable comeback against the sixth-ranked Badgers was the largest in the six-year history…

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Sports Talk

Former ESPN Broadcaster Mike Gottfried to Join Sports Talk to Discuss College Football Playoff, Bowl Season

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Sports fans, mark your calendars to tune in live at 11:30 a.m. Monday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program. This week, Sports Talk moderator Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy chair of sports coaching, will discuss the selection of the College Football Playoff teams as well as the upcoming college football bowl season, joined by former ESPN broadcaster Mike Gottfried and Academy doctoral teaching assistant Ben Billman….

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Sports Talk

College Football Conference Championship Games and Their Playoff Implications

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Sports fans, mark your calendar to tune in live at 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 will discuss the upcoming College Football Conference Championship Games and their Playoff Implications, joined by Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy chair of sports coaching, and Ben Billman, doctoral teaching assistant. You can view the live stream or view the…

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#2 Ohio State Beats Rival #3 Michigan in Double Overtime to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated rival Michigan 30-27 in double overtime on Saturday in one of the most exciting games in the history of one of college football’s oldest and greatest rivalries. The win earned Ohio State the College Football Game of the Week honor from the United States Sports Academy for the second time this season. With College Football Playoff implications on the line, the game between second-ranked Ohio State and…

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Academy Names “Dr. Robert Block Library” in Honor of Founding Chairman of Board of Trustees

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has named its library the “Dr. Robert Block Library” in honor of the Founding Chairman of the Academy’s Board of Trustees. The naming was held in conjunction with the Academy’s recent 32nd annual Awards of Sport program.  Block – who played a crucial role in the founding and growth of the Academy – holds an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Academy. “Bob is all things to all…

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Houston Cougars Upset Louisville Cardinals to Earn Academy’s Game of the Week Honor

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The unranked Houston Cougars took a commanding lead in the first half and cruised to a stunning 36-10 upset win against the third-ranked Louisville Cardinals to earn the College Football Game of the Week honor from the United States Sports Academy. Louisville, which had only one loss for the season prior to Thursday’s matchup, fumbled the opening kickoff and Houston (9-2) scored on the ensuing play with a Greg Ward Jr. touchdown…

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Support Your Academy on “Giving Tuesday”

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As America marks “Giving Tuesday” on 29 November 2016, why not use the occasion to support your United States Sports Academy? Giving Tuesday is a national celebration associated with the holidays and the season of giving.  Participants are encouraged to make a gift on that day to charities and non-profits that make a difference in our nation and world. The timing is perfect, as the Academy is currently reaching out to faculty, staff, students, alumni,…

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