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Corey Blake

Academy Programs Ranked Top 10 Online Sports Bachelor’s Degrees in “U.S. News & World Report”

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DAPHNE, Ala.  – “U.S. News & World Report” has ranked all of the United States Sports Academy’s bachelor’s degree programs among the top 10 online sports bachelor’s degrees in the nation for 2018. The organization’s annual “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” survey ranked the Academy’s bachelor’s degrees in Sports Management, Sports Coaching, Sports Studies, and Sports Strength & Conditioning among the top 10 online degrees of their type in the nation for 2018. The annual survey…

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Academy Receives Donation of David Levinthal Photos of Classic Sports Figures

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has received an anonymous donation of 121 pieces of photographic art by world renowned photographer David Levinthal to add to its collection at the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA). Levinthal is known throughout the art world for using large-format 20×24 Polaroids to create unique oversized photo images with a close focus and shallow depth of field. Levinthal photographs small toys and props with dramatic lighting…

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United States Sports Academy Mourns Loss of Honoree and ‘Voice of College Football’ Keith Jackson

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of Academy honoree and legendary sports broadcaster Keith Jackson, who died 12 January 2018 at age 89. Jackson, who retired from broadcasting in 2006, is widely regarded as the voice of college football after spending 50 years in the business. He earned the Academy’s Ronald Reagan Media Award in 1990. The award, named in honor of the 40th President of the United States,…

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United States Sports Academy Art to be Displayed at Stillman College MLK Art Walk

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) has loaned six works from its collection to Stillman College for its campus art walk held in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The art walk is Saturday, 13 January 2018, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Education Building Hall on the Stillman campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The six selections feature African-American themes and most were…

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International Ice Hockey Federation President Dr. Rene Fasel Presented with United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Eagle Award

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. René Fasel, D.M.D., president of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and an influential figure in ice hockey for more than 40 years, has received the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Eagle Award, the Academy’s highest international honor. Fasel recently was presented the award by Academy trustee Joseph Szlavik at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The Eagle Award is presented to a world leader…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from around the world

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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. Frans E. Meyer (Syracuse, Utah) –…

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Academy Seeks Nominations for Prestigious Alumni of the Year Award, Along With Other 2018 Awards of Sport

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy needs your help as it seeks nominations for the prestigious Alumni of the Year Award, given each year to the most outstanding graduate who represents the ideals of sport and of the Academy. The Academy would like to hear from you if you have noteworthy achievements so that we may consider you for the annual award. Or, if you know of an alumnus or alumna who has…

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Darryl Nance

Academy Alumnus Darryl Nance Receives National Honor for Leadership in Professional Development

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Darryl Nance has been presented the Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award, a national honor given annually to an administrator who has made significant contributions and demonstrated excellence in professional development at the local, state and national levels. Nance earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy in 1991 and his bachelor’s degree from Furman University in 1985. After nearly 30 years as…

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Jody Hodgson

Arena Manager Says Academy Education Launched Career in Sports Facilities Management

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The manager of one of the largest sports arenas in North Dakota says his United States Sports Academy master’s degree and participation in the institution’s mentorship program helped launch his career in the sports facilities management field. Jody Hodgson earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management in 1995 and his bachelor’s degree in business at Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada. A resident of Grand Forks, N.D., Hodgson is the…

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David Peterson

U.S. Navy Commander Dr. David Peterson Using Academy Doctorate for Second Career as College Professor

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Longtime U.S. Navy Commander Dr. David Peterson is using his United States Sports Academy doctoral degree to transition from a distinguished military career into a second career in higher education. Peterson earned his Doctor of Education degree in sports management with an emphasis in health and fitness in 2014. He was named the Academy’s 2015 Alumnus of the Year for his outstanding performance in the armed forces, even while pursuing his doctorate…

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Voting Open for United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Male and Female Athlete of the Year Award

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Public voting is now open for the United States Sports Academy’s coveted 2017 Athlete of the Year Award, a part of the Academy’s Awards of Sport program that annually recognizes the top male and female athletes in the world. The ballot, now available for online voting, is the culmination of the Academy’s yearlong selection process through which outstanding accomplishments of men and women in sports from around the globe are recognized. Everyone…

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Academy Mourns Loss of Honoree, National Faculty Member Dr. Herb Appenzeller

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of honoree and longtime National Faculty member Dr. Herb Appenzeller, who passed away at age 92 on 5 January 2018. One of the leading and most respected scholars on sports law and sports risk management, Appenzeller served 35 years as a member of the Academy’s National Faculty, a group of highly qualified faculty credentialed to teach in the institution’s international education programs. He…

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