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Potter Teaching Academy Course to Soccer Administrators in United Arab Emirates

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An experienced coach, athletic administrator and teacher, Dr. Jeff Potter is currently teaching a two-week course on sports facilities and events management for the United States Sports Academy at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Football Association Academy in Dubai under a cooperative program to enhance the training of football (soccer) administrators in the UAE. “This is a very energetic group of students and they are educating me, in addition to me teaching them,” said Potter,…

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Sports Talk

Major League Baseball Season 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 Major League Baseball season, joined by Ben Billman, graduate teaching assistant, and Alex Hoffmann, graduate teaching assistant. You can view the live stream or view the program afterwards at the Academy’s YouTube site at…

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Academy Founder Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich Named to International Sports Hall of Fame

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, Founding President of the United States Sports Academy and a long-time leader in sport and sport education around the globe, has been named to the International Sports Hall of Fame (ISHOF). 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 “a global organization that believes recognition of these…

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Blount High School at the Academy

Blount High School Students Visit United States Sports Academy

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A group of students from Mattie T. Blount High School in Mobile, Ala., recently visited the United States Sports Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala. The students toured the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) and participated in a discussion with Academy faculty members including Dr. Stephen Butler, dean of academic affairs; Dr. Fred Cromartie, director of doctoral studies; Dr. Brandon Spradley, program director of sports management; Dr. Bret Simmermacher, chair of sports coaching; and…

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Decathlete Ashton Eaton Presented With 2016 Jim Thorpe All-Around Award from the United States Sports Academy

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DAPHNE, Ala. – American decathlete Ashton Eaton, who won his second consecutive Olympic decathlon gold medal in the 2016 Rio Games, has been presented the 2016 Jim Thorpe All-Around Award from the United States Sports Academy. Eaton was presented with the award recently at TrackTown USA in Eugene, Oregon. The Jim Thorpe All-Around Award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in multiple sports and/or events of the same sport. This…

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Mulherin Home Visit

Mulherin Home Residents Visit United States Sports Academy

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Residents from the Mulherin Home in Mobile, Ala., recently toured the United States Sports Academy and the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) in Daphne, Ala. The Mulherin Home provides a home for individuals with developmental disabilities in a loving, family environment. Based in Daphne, Ala., the United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service….

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Connecticut Women’s Basketball Wins 100 Consecutive Games

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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 University of Connecticut’s remarkable 100 game winning streak in women’s basketball, joined by Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy chair of sports coaching, and Ben Billman, graduate teaching assistant. You can view the live stream or view…

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Serena Williams and Martin Fourcade

Biathlete Martin Fourcade and Tennis Star Serena Williams Named Academy Athletes of the Month for January

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DAPHNE, Ala. – French biathlete Martin Fourcade and American tennis star Serena Williams have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for January. Fourcade won three International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup events in January, all in Germany. Fourcade won his 10th IBU event of the season on 15 January 2017, taking home first place in the 12.5 kilometer. Fourcade won the men’s 10 kilometer sprint race on…

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In Memoriam: Academy Mourns the Loss of Student Thad Akins

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The United States Sports Academy mourns the loss of doctoral student Thad Akins, who was pursuing his Doctor of Education degree in sports management at the Academy.  Akins passed away in a tragic automobile accident on 19 January 2017 at age 43. Akins was a teacher and head girls’ basketball coach at Spanish Fort High School in Spanish Fort, Ala. Akins also served as an assistant coach on the school’s baseball and freshman football teams….

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NFL Season and Hall of Fame Review

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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 this year’s thrilling Super Bowl and the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, joined by Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy chair of sports coaching, and Ben Billman, graduate teaching assistant. You can view the live stream or…

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Voting Open for Academy Athlete of the Month for January

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for January and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from eight 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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Super Bowl 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 this Sunday’s Super Bowl, joined by Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Academy chair of sports coaching, Dr. Fred Cromartie, Academy director of doctoral studies, and Ben Billman, graduate teaching assistant. The Super Bowl will feature the New England…

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