Academy Faculty Member Predicts LA 2028 Will Spark “Olympic Spirit” in America

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy’s Dr. Fred Cromartie predicts that the awarding of the 2028 Summer Olympic Games to Los Angeles and the recent resounding success of American athletes in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London will spark a renewed interest in Olympic sports in the United States. “I think we will see more Americans interested in participating in the Games as athletes and spectators,” Cromartie said….

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United States Sports Academy Signs Agreement with Stillman College to Benefit Students Seeking Sports Careers

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy recently entered into an articulation agreement with Stillman College that aims to help students from the historically black college pursue careers in the world of sport. Stillman College President Dr. Cynthia Warrick recently visited the Academy campus in Daphne, Ala., to sign the agreement with Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich. Stillman is a historically black liberal arts college located in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Under the agreement,…

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Caeleb Dressel, Katie Ledecky Named United States Sports Academy July Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – American swimmers Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for July. Dressel won seven gold medals at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships in Budapest in July, tying a meet medal record set by Michael Phelps in 2007.  He won individual gold in the 50 meter freestyle, 100 meter butterfly and 100 meter freestyle and collected four gold…

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How Volunteers Developed a Fun Fitness Park for All Ages

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(Editor’s note:  Dr. Stanley Bippus is the former Dean of Continuing Education and a long-time National Faculty member at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala. He is also a retired schol superintendent.  He recently led a group of volunteers who secured private donations and provided the labor to build a fitness park at Lake Clare in Huntington, Indiana, where he resides.  The recently completed 21-piece fitness obstacle course was built in three months…

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Academy’s Dr. Vincent K. Ramsey Appointed to Editorial Review Board of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy Chair of Sports Exercise Science Dr. Vincent K. Ramsey has been appointed to the editorial review board of the Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, an international peer-reviewed open access journal that studies the musculoskeletal system and its associated disorders. Ramsey’s areas of expertise for the journal are biomechanics, clinical rehabilitation, restorative medicine, orthopedics, traumatic brain injury, tactical athletics and concussion education. Ramsey also reviews research papers for…

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Academy Faculty Teach Educators to Spot Signs of Concussion in Students

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy faculty recently provided local teachers with methods to identify the signs of concussion in their students and information on how to address the issue at the Gulf Regional Innovative Teaching Conference (GRITC) at Fairhope Middle School. Academy faculty members Dr. Stephen Butler, dean of academic affairs; Dr. Brandon Spradley, chair of sports management; Dr. Vincent Ramsey, chair of sports exercise science; and Dr. Bret Simmermacher, chair of sports…

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Academy Offering CEU Credits for Those Attending Athletic Business Show

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The United States Sports Academy has entered into an agreement with Athletic Business to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for seminar participants at the 2017 Athletic Business Show and Conference set for 8-11 November 2017 in Orlando, Fla. Participants who attend the 2017 conference may earn one CEU per 10 hours of seminar attendance.  Registration for CEUs may be done before or after the conference; CEUs will be awarded after conference completion and a verification…

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Academy President, Faculty Member to be Featured on TCT National Broadcasts

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich and Dr. Bret Simmermacher, chair of sports coaching, will appear on upcoming nationally broadcast television programs for the TCT Network. The two will be featured on “Beyond the Goal,” a series hosted on the Christian broadcasting network by former college football coach and sports broadcaster Mike Gottfried. On the show, he talks with current and former athletes and others in the field…

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Academy Graduate Dr. Ben Billman Named to Faculty at Carson-Newman University

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. Ben Billman, a recent graduate of the United States Sports Academy doctoral program, has joined the sport management faculty at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. Billman served as a doctoral teaching assistant for three years on the Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala., and recently earned his Doctor of Education degree in sports management with an emphasis in sports leadership. He was hired by Carson-Newman as an assistant professor. “I appreciate…

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Academy Faculty Member Featured in Voice of America eSports Article

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy director of sports management Dr. Brandon Spradley was recently interviewed about the growth of eSports in collegiate athletics for an article that appeared in an online publication with a global reach. The article, “Are Video Games the Next Big College Sport?,” was published by Learning English, Voice of America’s multimedia source of news and information for English learners worldwide. Voice of America is a multimedia news agency funded…

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Robb Bolton

Alumnus Uses Academy Degree to Help Cancer Survivors in Southern California

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DAPHNE, Ala. – After experiencing firsthand the difficulties of a personal battle with cancer, United States Sports Academy alumnus Robb Bolton is using his Academy education to benefit the lives of cancer survivors in Southern California. A resident of Newbury Park, Calif., Bolton earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy in 2007.  He is the founder and CEO of Cancer Fit, a non-profit organization that provides free exercise and…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country.

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Editor’s note:  Since students of the United States Sports Academy are able to complete their coursework and degree requirements on their own schedule, the Academy throughout each month immediately awards degrees to students who complete requirements.  Students are not required to wait to the end of a semester or term to receive their degrees.  The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month Doctoral Graduates Dr. Ben John Billman (Mobile, Ala.) –…

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