Black Sports History in Alabama: Theodore Spradley III

By Dr. Brandon Spradley | Theodore Spradley III, born in 1949, graduated from Mobile County Training School (MCTS)...

The Academy’s Connection to the Mobile County Training School

By Dr. Brandon Spradley | The United States Sports Academy and the Mobile County Training School (MCTS) alumni...

Academy Mourns the Loss of Ronald Reagan Media Award Winner Dick Enberg

The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of two-time Awards of Sport honoree Dick Enberg, a legendary sports broadcaster who passed away...

The Heavenly 100

May 22, 1989 was my dad’s 62nd birthday (we miss you dad). It was also the day the great sportswriter, Rick Reilly published his...

Bach Hails Transformation of Barcelona on 25th Anniversary of Olympics

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said that Barcelona was a city "living with its back turned" before the 1992 Summer Games, which opened...

London 1908 Olympic Gold Medal, Pair of Olympic Torches Up for Auction

A gold medal won by the oldest women's individual Olympic champion from the 1908 Games in London is to be auctioned. Sybil "Queenie" Newall remains...
Gabarron Mural

Academy’s Gabarrón Mural Continues to Honor Jackie Robinson at 70th Anniversary of Breaking Color...

As Major League Baseball (MLB) this season celebrates the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking professional baseball’s color barrier, the United States Sports Academy...
Baseball Card Collage

Reaching the Upper Deck

I remember when baseball card collecting was big.  My dad and I would drive around town in the late 1980s to early 1990s, looking for...

Academy Mourns Loss of Reagan Media Award Winner, Sports Illustrated Writer Frank Deford

The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of Frank Deford, who spent five decades as one of the top writers for Sports...

We Share Equally

He was an elite pilot – with firm beliefs about a few things. He was a family man during a time when being a...

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