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Final Four Discussion with Coach Joe Niland

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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 NCAA basketball Final Four, joined by Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy chair of sports coaching; Ben Billman, graduate teaching assistant; and special guest Joe Niland, head men’s basketball coach and athletic director at the University of Mobile. You can…

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United States Sports Academy Signs Agreement to Strengthen National Sports Program in Gabon

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy will work with the central African nation of Gabon to strengthen the country’s national sports program under a new five-year cooperative agreement. The Academy, which has worked on sport education and development projects in more than 65 nations, will work with Gabon on numerous enhancements including youth sports, sport facilities, national teams, and strength and conditioning. The project culminates several years of cooperation between the Academy and…

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Academy Pursues Grant to Expand Concussion Awareness and Prevention in Youth Sports

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The United States Sports Academy is working to expand its efforts to address the growing issue of sport-related concussions among youth in coastal Alabama by seeking a $1.6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in partnership with the University of South Alabama (USA). The grant would allow the Academy to build on the work it has already done to increase awareness and reduce the impact of concussions on young athletes in the…

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Academy Trustee Joan Cronan Wins NCAA’s First Pat Summit Award

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United States Sports Academy trustee Joan Cronan, the former women’s athletics director at the University of Tennessee, has been named the first recipient of the NCAA President’s Pat Summit Award. Named after the longtime Tennessee women’s basketball coach, the Pat Summit Award honors an association member who has “positively influenced college athletes and their experiences through the individual’s career long commitment to advocating for college sports.” Cronan, who was named to the Academy’s Board of…

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Video Now Available of Induction of Academy Founding President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich into International Sports Hall of Fame

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The official video is now available of United States Sports Academy Founding President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich being inducted as part of the 2017 class of the International Sports Hall of Fame (ISHOF) at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, on 4 March 2017. The ISHOF is a non-profit foundation established by internationally known fitness expert Dr. Robert M. Goldman “to honor the world’s greatest athlete legends in all sports.” The ISHOF is…

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NCAA Basketball March Madness Discussion

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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 NCAA basketball tournament, joined by Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy chair of sports coaching; and Ben Billman, graduate teaching assistant. You can view the live stream or view the program afterwards at the Academy’s YouTube site…

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Tom Brady and Kelsey Plum

Tom Brady, Kelsey Plum Named United States Sports Academy February Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and University of Washington basketball star Kelsey Plum have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for February. Brady completed 43 of 62 passes for 466 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in Super Bowl LI on 5 February 2017. Brady was named the game’s MVP after leading the Patriots back from a…

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United States Sports Academy Receives Highest Rating for Financial Management

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The United States Sports Academy recently received the highest possible rating of “3” on the U.S. Department of Education’s latest annual financial responsibility test, which was released this month and covers the 2014-15 fiscal year. The annual test looks at income, equity and reserves to rate the financial health of the nation’s colleges and universities. Based in Daphne, Ala., the United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to…

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Congratulations to our recent graduates, who are from across the country and around the world.

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Doctoral Graduates Dr. Lorenda Lynn Prier (Juno Beach, Fla.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Marketing emphasis, With Honors Master’s Graduates Paul K. Honnold (Okinawa, Japan) – M.S.S. Sports Medicine, M.S.S. Sports Health and Fitness, With Honors Jacqueline A. Loper (Mobile, Ala.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies, Personal Training emphasis, With Honors David J. Valescente (Groton, N.Y.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies, With Honors Ammon L. Sullivan III (Lexington, S.C.) – M.S.S. Sports Management Bachelor’s Graduate Stephen L….

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Mark Janas

Academy Alumnus and Inventor Dr. Mark Janas Debuts Virtual Endurance Racing Platform

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Inventor, innovator and business developer Dr. Mark Janas, a United States Sports Academy alumnus, has developed and launched a virtual racing platform designed to revolutionize the world of endurance racing and charitable fundraising, the latest of many products he has created to integrate sport and technology. Janas, who earned his Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management with a sports medicine emphasis in 2011, was the Academy’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year. His latest invention,…

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Betsy Conaty

Star in UNC Women’s Soccer Dynasty Pursuing Academy Doctoral Degree

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Betsy Conaty was one of the stars behind the start of University of North Carolina’s historic and remarkable run of women’s soccer dominance. Her winning goal in the inaugural NCAA women’s soccer championship match in 1982 gave the Tar Heels their first national championship, the first of 22 the program has won to date. A 1985 North Carolina graduate, Conaty is now pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management with an emphasis in…

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Torre Becton

Academy Alumnus Torre Becton Named Coach of Cal Football Strength and Conditioning Program

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United States Sports Academy alumnus Torre Becton is using his Academy education to climb to high levels in the college football coaching world.  Becton – who earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports studies in 2014 – was recently hired as the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of California Berkeley football team. A native of Kinston, N.C., Becton played football and earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education/fitness…

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