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Corey Blake

Academy Faculty Member Predicts Further Global Growth of eSports

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A United States Sports Academy faculty member who has conducted scholarly research on “eSports” is predicting continued global growth for the popular competitive video gaming tournaments. Academy Director of Sports Management Dr. Brandon Spradley recently co-authored a research article on the subject with doctoral student Daniel Kane for The Sport Journal, the Academy’s peer-reviewed online journal of sports. Kane is pursuing his Doctor of Education degree in sports management from the Academy….

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Academy Embarks on Reaffirmation of Accreditation

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The United States Sports Academy has embarked on the process of maintaining its status as America’s only freestanding accredited sports university as the institution has begun its 10-year accreditation reaffirmation.  The Academy has successfully maintained its accreditation continuously since first being accredited in 1983. The Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  The Academy’s accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2008, and the process has begun for the…

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Academy Trustee Joan Cronan Speaks to Woman’s Club Annual Fundraiser

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United States Sports Academy Trustee and long-time University of Tennessee Director of Women’s Athletics Joan Cronan recently served as the featured speaker for the Brentwood-Franklin, Tenn., Woman’s Service Club’s annual “Step Up, It’s a Charity Affair” fundraising event. Cronan shared stories about her long career in sports and signed copies of her book, “Sports is Life with the Volume Turned Up!,” at the event held 2 May 2017 at the Brentwood Country Club. The Brentwood-Franklin…

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South African School Administrators Visit United States Sports Academy

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Representatives from eta College, a sport-centered college founded in 1983 as the Exercise Teachers Academy in Cape Town, South Africa, recently visited the United States Sports Academy campus and American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) in Daphne, Ala. While on campus, eta College CEO Dr. Stephen Harris, right, and Academic Director Linda Halliday met with Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich to discuss sport education programs in their respective nations and sport as…

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LeBron James and Valentina Greggio

LeBron James, Valentina Greggio Named United States Sports Academy April Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – LeBron James of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and Italian speed skier Valentina Greggio have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for April. James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, his 17th career playoffs triple-double, as the Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers 119-114 on 20 April 2017 in Indianapolis. It was the ninth time James scored at least 30 points as part…

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Daniel Acosta

Alumnus Daniel Acosta Says Academy Opened Doors to Athletic Scouting Career

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Long-time athletic scout Daniel Acosta, founder and chief executive officer of College Scout Bureau, said his education from the United States Sports Academy propelled his career as he progressed through the ranks of athletic scouting. “The Academy is the best thing that has happened to me,” Acosta said. “To me, a sports education was perfect. My instructors and classmates understood my position, and it allowed for free and better interaction. In fact,…

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

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Doctoral Graduates Dr. Miranda B. White (Mableton, Ga.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Medicine Emphasis, Human Resources Management. Dissertation: “The Role of Women Employed in the Front Offices in Select Men’s and Women’s Professional Sports.” Master’s Graduates Christopher W. Rogers (Anderson, S.C.)  – M.S.S. Sports Management, With Honors Ruth H. Steinbart (Hartland, Wisc.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching, Personal Training Emphasis, With Honors Mallory W. Green (Birmingham, Ala.) – M.S.S. Sports Management Bachelor’s Graduates Demetrius S….

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Khalid Galant

South African Anti-Doping Leader Khalid Galant Says Academy Education Provided Unique Global Focus

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Khalid Galant, chief executive officer of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS), said the Academy’s unique global focus was a major factor in why he chose to earn his master’s degree from the institution. He is now using the knowledge gained at the Academy to perform a job in his country that has become crucial in global sports: combatting doping. Galant, who lives near Cape…

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Joe Stewart

Academy Alumnus, Hall of Fame Coach Joe Stewart Honored For 300th High School Basketball Win

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus and Madison Plains (Ohio) High School boys basketball coach Joe Stewart was recently recognized by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) for collecting his 300th career victory. Stewart is known in Ohio as one of the state’s foremost boys basketball program rebuilders, having taken five separate programs from “worst to first” in their respective conferences. He was inducted into the OHSBCA District 14 Hall of…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for April

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for April 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. Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month….

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Academy Mourns Loss of Roosevelt Award Winner and Former Steelers President Dan Rooney

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of former Pittsburgh Steelers President Dan Rooney, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who followed his father into the family business and paved the way for minority coaches in the NFL. Rooney was the winner of the Academy’s 2009 Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Achievement Award, which is presented to an individual involved in amateur or professional sport, past or present, who has excelled as…

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Academy Trustee Joan Cronan to Speak to Woman’s Club Annual Fundraiser

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United States Sports Academy Trustee and long-time University of Tennessee Director of Women’s Athletics Joan Cronan is the featured speaker for the Brentwood-Franklin, Tenn., Woman’s Service Club’s annual “Step Up, It’s a Charity Affair” fundraising event on Tuesday, 2 May 2017. Cronan will share stories about her long career in sports and sign copies of her book, “Sports is Life with the Volume Turned Up!” The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Brentwood…

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