Former Academy Artist of Year Appears at Pro Football Hall of Fame

The United States Sports Academy’s 1990 Sport Artist of the Year, Blair Buswell, appeared May 8 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, to answer questions about his work, which includes almost 100 bronzed busts for the Hall and one of Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich.

Football and art fans were able to tweet questions to Buswell, too.

The former backfield mate of Jim McMahon at Brigham Young University has been producing busts of Hall of Fame inductees since 1983. He also happens to be last month’s Academy Artist of the Month:

In other news …

Duke University athletic director Dr. Kevin White, who recently was announced as the winner of the Academy’s 2015 Carl Maddox Sport Management Award, got some more good news May 7 when the University of Florida named his son Michael its new men’s basketball coach.

Michael White, who had been enjoying success at Louisiana Tech with a 101-40 record and three straight conference titles, takes over for Billy Donovan, the 2006 recipient of the Academy’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Award and new coach of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.