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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Retention Coordinator

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The United States Sports Academy is seeking a Retention Coordinator.  This position will be responsible for the coordination of all retention efforts for the Academy’s online programs, including faculty and student services efforts. Manages the student-orientation course and coordinates the bi-weekly retention report. Evaluates student progress in course and academic programs. Works as an advisor, mentor, and coach to a large caseload of advisees and instills a sense of excitement and success regarding graduation. Qualifications:…

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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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Sports Talk

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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Dexter Davis

Academy Alumnus and Faculty Member Shares Super Bowl Experience with Mentorship Student

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A United States Sports Academy faculty member recently was able to contribute to the success of Super Bowl LI, and at the same time provide some memorable “hands-on” learning to an Academy doctoral student. For the twelfth consecutive year, Academy alumnus and non-resident faculty member Dr. Dexter Davis attended the Super Bowl and volunteered to help run the NFL Experience, a fan favorite event featuring professional football’s interactive theme park, games, youth football clinics, merchandise…

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graduates

Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates

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Congratulations to our recent graduates, who are from across the country and around the world. Doctoral Graduates Dr. William E. Kruse (Rancho Cordova, Calif.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis, With Honors Dr. Philipp Sauer (Bochum, Germany) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis, With Honors Dr. David Edwin Perron (Dayton, Tenn.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis Master’s Graduates Richard C. Capps (River Bend, N.D.) – M.S.S. Sports Management, M.S.S. Sports Coaching,…

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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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Dr. Dave Shrock

Academy Alumnus, Instructor Shrock Honored by USA Track & Field

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United States Sports Academy alumnus and National Faculty member Dr. Dave Shrock recently was elected to a key leadership position in USA Track and Field (USATF) and also given a prestigious honor for his long-time leadership in the development of coaches in his sport. Shrock was recently elected chair of the USATF National Associations Committee at the group’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The committee administers the organization’s 57 governance associations in the United States….

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