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Academy Faculty Member Dr. Brandon Spradley Reviews eSports Chapter in Upcoming Sports Ethics Book

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy Director of Sports Management Dr. Brandon Spradley has reviewed a chapter evaluating the possibility of eSports being integrated into the Olympics that is part of an upcoming book that touches on ethics, law and trends in the sports industry. Spradley reviewed a chapter on the development of eSports – also known as competitive video gaming – for the book “Law, Ethics and Integrity in the Sports Industry,” currently…

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United States Sports Academy Sees Education, Awareness as Keys to Addressing Ethical Lapses and Corruption in Sport

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Academic leaders at the United States Sports Academy say that enhanced education and raising public awareness of the need for change are two important contributions they plan to make toward addressing highly visible ethical lapses, governance issues and outright corruption that have recently rocked the world of sport. Whether it is financial corruption in international soccer, bribery related to the awarding of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the use of illegal performance…

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Support Your Academy with a Gift During Year-End Tax Planning

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As 2017 comes to a close, the United States Sports Academy is currently reaching out to faculty, staff, alumni, friends and supporters who might want to make a donation as the tax year also comes to an end. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your gift to the Academy is fully deductible to the extent of the tax code. The Academy asks for your generous support as we continue to touch lives and enhance sport and…

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Dr. Kenneth Cameron Wins United States Sports Academy 2017 Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A nationally recognized medical researcher known for his work in injury prevention and treatment of athletes and people in military service has won the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award. Dr. Kenneth Cameron was recently presented this year’s award by Academy trustee and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Don Wukasch of Austin, Texas, at the Academy’s Annual Awards of Sport celebration on the Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala. Cameron…

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Springer, Flanagan Named United States Sports Academy November Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Houston Astros outfielder George Springer and American runner Shalane Flanagan have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for November. Springer was named the MVP of the World Series as the Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games, capped by a 5-1 win on 1 November 2017. Springer finished the series with 11 hits, three doubles, five home runs and seven RBIs. He…

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United States Sports Academy Honors 24-Year Employee with Retirement Ceremony

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DAPHNE, Ala. — The United States Sports Academy recently celebrated longtime employee Becky Cochran, who retired after serving the Academy in various roles for more than 24 years. Cochran started her Academy career in 1993 as an admissions assistant and spent time working in continuing education, the registrar’s office and in admissions. Cochran is pictured with Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich, left, and Dean of Student Services Dr. Vince Nix. The United States…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country.

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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. Master’s Graduates Crystal L. Lewis (Florence, Miss.) – M.S.S….

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Florida Track and Field Coach Mike Holloway Presented the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award

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DAPHNE, Ala. – After leading the University of Florida men’s track and field team to its second consecutive and seventh overall national championship, UF head track and field coach Mike Holloway has been named the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award winner. Holloway has molded the Gators’ track and field team into one of the nation’s elite programs over the last 22 seasons. He is one of seven coaches in NCAA…

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Academy Mourns Loss of International Sports Leader and Board of Visitors Member George Killian

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy mourns the loss of international sports leader, Academy honoree and longtime Board of Visitors member George E. Killian, who died Thursday, 6 December 2017 at the age of 93. Killian received an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy in 1997 and was honored with the Academy’s Eagle Award in 2007. The Eagle Award is the Academy’s highest international honor and is presented to a world leader in sport…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for November

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for November 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 Faculty Member Teaches Sports Administration to UAE Soccer Administrators

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Experienced sports educator, administrator and operations manager Dr. Phillip Capps recently taught a sports administration course to soccer administrators in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of the international education programs offered by the United States Sports Academy. Capps, an Academy National Faculty member, taught for the Academy as part of its cooperative effort to train soccer administrators through a Football Club Operators License Program with the United Arab Emirates Football…

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William M. Williams Named United States Sports Academy 2017 Sport Artist of the Year, Painter

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Nationally known American sports painter William M. Williams, whose work is featured in some of the most prestigious and notable sports locales in the country, has been named the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Sport Artist of the Year, Painter. Williams was presented the honor by Academy Trustee and Art Committee Member Emerita Susan McCollough at the Academy’s 33rd Annual Awards of Sport celebration held recently on campus in Daphne, Ala. Williams…

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