Monday, June 25, 2018

Obtaining a BS in Kinesiology at CSU College of Health-Sciences


A Charleston Southern University student, Andrew Khoury possesses a background in soccer with a history of coaching experience, participating in state championships, and winning multiple individual athletic awards. Andrew Khoury is working toward a bachelor of science (BS) in kinesiology at the Charleston Southern University College of Health-Sciences

A bachelor of science in kinesiology at CSU prepares students to pursue careers in schools, sports medicine clinics, corporate wellness centers, and rehabilitation. Students also may continue their studies in graduate school and expand their horizons into related areas such as exercise physiology, sports psychology, and athletic training. 

Graduating with a BS in kinesiology degree at the university requires students to complete 44 hours in major studies, which include three biology courses, one health and physical education course, and 12 kinesiology courses. In addition, all students pursuing an undergraduate degree must complete the liberal arts core, consisting of 47 credit hours that equip graduates with a basic understanding of Christianity, literature, mathematics, natural sciences, the arts, and culture and relationships. Students may take elective courses for the remainder of the 125-credit hour requirement.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Manchester City Sets Records in 2018 Premier League Victory


A kinesiology major at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina, Andrew Khoury manages field and stadium setup operations for the Charleston Battery, South Carolina’s professional soccer club. Beyond his studies and activities with the team, Andrew Khoury enjoys following soccer around the world.

In May 2018, Manchester City in the UK was crowned champion of the 2017-18 Premier League, and in doing so, set a number of all-time league records. The team earned 100 league points to take the title, the most ever by a side, and established a 19-point margin over runner-up Manchester United, another Premier League record. Similarly, the significant point margin allowed City to capture the title with five games remaining, the earliest a side had ever locked up the top spot.

Just one season after Chelsea set a Premier League record with 30 wins, the 2017-18 Manchester City squad won 32, yet another record. The team’s 106 goals, 18 consecutive victories, and 16 road wins are all additional all-time records.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Jersey Patches Drive NBA Sponsor Spending Increase in 2017-2018 Season


A senior at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina, Andrew Khoury is studying kinesiology and works as setup manager for the Charleston Battery soccer team. Beyond his educational and work-related pursuits, South Carolina’s Andrew Khoury is an avid basketball fan.

Judging from television ratings and corporate sponsorship, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is catching up to the National Football League (NFL) in popularity. While television viewership was up 8 percent from last season, the NBA also received an estimated $1.12 billion in corporate sponsorship during the 2017-18 season. It was the first time sponsorship figures exceeded $1 billion and put the NBA only second to the NFL, which received $1.25 billion in sponsor money. It also represents a 31 percent increase from the year prior, primarily driven by the league's decision to allow teams to sell ad space on their jerseys in the form of small patches.

Twenty-one of the league's 30 teams signed sponsorship agreements with companies such as Goodyear, Harley-Davidson, General Electric, and the dating app Bumble. Most patch deals are two years in length and average $6.5 million per year. During the 2017-18 season, the league received $137 million as a result of those deals.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

South American Teams Surge in Weeks Leading Up to World Cup


A resident of South Carolina, Andrew Khoury majors in kinesiology at Charleston Southern University. A longtime fan of international soccer, Andrew Khoury works as field and stadium setup manager with the Charleston Battery, a United Soccer League team. 

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup approaching, national teams were busy preparing their players for competition and getting in last minute matches against international squads. 

Colombia recently played against the French in the Stade de France and turned in an impressive late-game comeback. With Luis Muriel and Radamel Falcao spearheading a sustained late game attack from a 2-0 deficit, Juan Quintero delivered the decisive game winner on a penalty kick with five minutes remaining. 

Also taking to the road in Europe was Argentina, which played without Lionel Messi, who was out with a minor leg injury. Despite the absence of their star, players such as Giovani Lo Celso, Fabricio Bustos, and goaltender Willy Caballero stood out in a convincing win against home team Italy. 

With Brazil anxious to make up for its home turf implosion in the last World Cup, these results indicated that South America would be a force to be reckoned with once the national teams take to the field in Russia.