Sir Alex Ferguson joins Harvard University

    Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has agreed to take up a “long-term teaching position” in executive education at Harvard. The 72-year-old, who left his post as manager at Old Trafford last summer after 26 years in charge, will lecture in the Ivy League University’s new programme entitled The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports, starting in May. It comes less than seven months after Ferguson’s blueprint for managerial success was included in the October edition of Harvard Business Review. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity and privilege to contribute to such a respected centre of excellence,” Ferguson said. “The time I have already spent at Harvard has been a stimulating experience and I look forward to … Continued

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Which US College Sports Teams Produce the Largest Profits?

Which US College Sports Teams Produce the Largest Profits? Rank School Revenue Expenses Profit 1 University of Texas (Football) $93,942,815     $25,112,331 $68,830,484 2 Univ. of Georgia (Football) $70,838,539 $18,308,654 $52,529,885 3 Penn State Univ. (Football) $70,208,584 $19,780,939 $50,427,645 4 Univ. of Michigan (Football) $63,189,417 $18,328,233 $44,861,184 5 Univ. of Florida (Football) $68,715,750 $24,457,557 $44,258,193 6 Louisiana State Univ. (Football) $68,819,806 $25,566,520 $43,253,286 7 Univ. of Alabama (Football) $71,884,525 $31,118,134 $40,766,391 8 Univ. of Tennessee (Football) $56,593,946 $17,357,345 $39,236,601 9 Auburn Univ. (Football) $66,162,720 $27,911,713 $38,251,007 10 University of Oklahoma (Football) $58,295,888 $20,150,769 $38,145,119 11 Univ. of South Carolina (Football) $58,266,159 $22,794,211 $35,471,948 12 Notre Dame (Football) $64,163,063 $29,490,788 $34,672,275 13 University of Nebraska (Football) $49,928,228 $17,843,849 $32,084,379 14 … Continued

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Dual-Sport Athlete – Devin Johnston

Dribbling a soccer ball is much different than dribbling a basketball, but both come easily to Devin Johnston ’13 of Bloomingdale, Ill. This energetic Olivet student plays stopper on the women’s soccer team and forward on the women’s basketball team. Quite an athletic feat! Her sports participation at Olivet has already taken Devin across the Atlantic and Pacific. In summer 2010, she and the women’s soccer team visited Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya. “I loved meeting the African people,” Devin says. “They are so positive and friendly. We visited Kibera, one of the largest slums in the world. The people there have so little, but they are so happy and positive.” “They love playing soccer,” she continues. “So we dribbled … Continued

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How to Transfer to a NAIA University

A student-athlete wishing to transfer to a new institution must be aware of how the transfer may affect his or her eligibility. A student-athlete who has decided it to transfer to an NAIA institution should understand these rules that apply to various parts of the transfer process. Keep in mind these rules are for transferring to NAIA schools only. If a student athlete is considering transferring to a non-NAIA institution, the student-athlete must follow the regulations for that particular association. Contacting an NAIA Institution The transfer process typically begins with an enrolled student contacting other institutions to gauge potential interest. A student (or family member) may contact an NAIA institution about a transfer at any time. Once contacted by a … Continued

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Golf Pro Callum MacAulay Joins The FirstPointUSA Team!

We are proud to announce that Callum MacAulay, the 2008 Scottish Amateur champion from Tulliallan, has just taken up a new role with us here at FirstPointUSA. Callum, a former FirstPointUSA client, graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2007. He played amateur after that until end of 2008. During that time he ranked 6th in the world amateur rankings. 12 months ago he secured a place back on the European Tour after first competing there in 2009, in 2009 he came close to winning the Madeira Islands Open in his fourth event as a rookie. In an article featured in todays newspaper, The Scotsman, he said – “I was at the complete burnout stage – I’d gone through so much on and … Continued

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Michael Hand Named Tournament MVP & Player Of The Week!

FirstPointUSA client Michael Hand has enjoyed more success with Thomas College this week as he was named North Atlantic Conference Tournament MVP and player of the week! Michael has this to add to the prestigious 2012 NSCAA College Scholar All-America award. Michael was one of 33 selected from thousands of student-athletes eligible for the All-American award. For Thomas College, Michael was the first ever to be named to the NSCAA Scholar All-American squad!   Coach Chris Parsons got in touch with FirstPointUSA to say – “Our team recently won our 3rd conference championship and received our 3rd berth into the NCAA tournament in 4 years.  We have a tough draw in the first round facing a good St. Lawrence team. Senior Michael … Continued

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FPUSA Soccer Players In Conference Championship Final

Three FirstPointUSA players – Ashley Phillips, Alex Brown and Kieran Pettigrew played in the Gulf South Conference men’s soccer championship on Sunday with the University of West Alabama. They were defeated 2-1 in the match against West Florida Argonauts. UWA took the lead within 34 seconds of the match however West Florida equalised from the penalty spot on the 18th minute. The winner came on the 53rd minute, a 25 yard free-kick worthy of winning any match. UWA coach Matt Thorne had this to say after the game “I am very proud of what our lads have accomplished in just our second year,” Thorne added. “We are so close, knocking on the door. It’s tough to take right now, but UWA has … Continued

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