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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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graduates

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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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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Academy Trustee and Board of Visitors Member Endow Pre-Medical Institute and Art Biennale at University of Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— A prominent University of Alabama alumni couple with strong ties to the United States Sports Academy, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough and Susan N. McCollough, has gifted the UA College of Arts and Sciences with its largest academic endowment in nearly two decades. The fund creates two unprecedented initiatives: The Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars and the Susan N. McCollough Art Biennale. Susan N. McCollough is on the Academy’s Board of…

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Academy Instructors Teaching in Thailand and United Arab Emirates

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy recently sent several of its instructors to teach in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Thailand as part of the institution’s mission to expand sport education opportunities around the world. Academy instructors Dr. Bonnie Tiell, Dr. Christopher Rampacek, Dr. Marc Margolies, Dr. Phillip Capps and Charles Temple taught abroad as part of the Academy’s partnerships with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) and the United Arab Emirates…

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Sports Talk

NFL Draft Preview

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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 NFL Draft, joined by Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy chair of sports coaching; Dr. Fred Cromartie, Academy director of doctoral studies; and Ben Billman, graduate teaching assistant. You can view the live stream or view…

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