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The Plight of the Student Athlete - Are colleges doing enough to prepare student-athletes to be successful in life. Are students benefitting or are universities exploiting. Colleges are monetarily thriving from the talents of athletes. A numerous amount of these athletes are only recruited for their physical talents and many of them are not academically up to par. Although academic institutions claim to procure means to aid athletes in the classroom, there are still vast conundrums plaguing society concerning the miseducation of these individuals....   [tags: Success, Student Athlete, College, Benefit]
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Oscar Pistorius: An Athlete and His Controversy over Murder - ... In June of 2003 though, Oscar shattered his knee in a rugby injury; he thought that he was done at the age of 16 due to this. During rehabilitation however, his doctor recommended that he should start running and this is how he got involved in running track. His career soon took off and Oscar became famous before he knew it. He had nicknames such as Blade Runner, the fastest man on no legs, and “Oz” Pistorius. Pistorius set record after record and never stopped trying. He kept going and going and “became the first amputee to win an able-bodied world track medal” (“Oscar Pistorius”)....   [tags: Amputee, Athlete, Controversy]
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Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young - Housman's "To An Athlete Dying Young" A. E. Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young," also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of "To an Athlete Dying Young" provides the reader with an understanding of Housman's view of death. Additional readings reveal Housman's attempt to convey the classical idea that youth, beauty, and glory can be preserved only in death....   [tags: Poem Housman Athlete Dying Essays]
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Magic Johnson More than an Average Athlete - Magic Johnson More than an Average Athlete In my life, I had many people who I really admire from Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Sean Carter (Jay-z), and Robert Johnson. Others who have influenced me in my development of a person were my parents; my mother and my father were there for everything I have done in my life. The person who I model myself after is Earvin Johnson jr. also known as Magic Johnson. There are many reasons why but all really point to him defeated in adversity in many facets of life....   [tags: Basketball athlete hero role model] 1159 words
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Separating the Student from the Athlete - Every athlete dreams of playing professional at some point during their young adolescent career, but in reality a person has a greater chance of dying in a plane crash than becoming a professional athlete. Most people don’t have the skills to make it in the pros but for the few who do there is a controversial decision that needs to be made whether to go to college or go straight to the pros. Although some sports such as football and basketball require a waiting period after graduation from high school but base does not have such requirements....   [tags: Students, Athletes, Universities, Schools, Sports]
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The Mentality of an Athlete - ... Of course, the physical strength is very important. But the physical factors can only be beneficial to an extent. A lot of times, an athlete thinks they need to keep training and practicing all at once for a long period of time to improve. But that is not the case. Practicing for too long could make an athlete frustrated. Often times, the longer they work, the worse they get. Practicing too long could put too much pressure on an athlete and make them angry and frustrated. The longer they practice, the more tired they get, and that adds to the frustration and stress....   [tags: physical skills, sports psychology] 1018 words
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Effectivenes of Athlete and Non-Athlete Celebrities in Product Endorsement - ... for interest ratings, t(34) = -8.22, p < .001, d = -1.38, 95% CI [-7.87, -4.75]. More specifically, persuasive ratings are, on average, 4.89 points higher in the products advertised by non-athlete celebrities than products advertised by athlete celebrities. Also, interest ratings are, on average, 6.31 points higher in the products advertised by non-athlete celebrities than products advertised by athlete celebrities. Additionally, the large effect size(d = -1.04; d = -1.38) indicates that, on average, it can be expected that persuasiveness ratings for products advertised by non-athlete celebrities will be 1.04 SD higher than products advertised by athlete celebrities....   [tags: publicity studies] 1219 words
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Sports Marketing: The Agent Athlete Relationship and Ethical Issues - ... “Runners” could include anyone, “mothers, fathers, siblings, girlfriends, friends, college boosters, financial advisors, ministers, coaches, trainers—anyone who stands to gain by making the connection.” (7.) Agents earn anywhere between 3%-5% on employment contracts and up to 30% on endorsement deals. Those are big chunks of change when dealing with multi-million dollar contracts, compelling many agents to step outside the lines in order to land the client. Notable Cases • In 2006 allegations surfaced that New Orleans Saints’ running back Reggie Bush and his family had accepted extra benefits while Bush was at USC....   [tags: should athletes be paid to play?]
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The Elements of a Real Athlete - The Elements of a Real Athlete      When you think of an athlete, what comes to mind. The first things that probably come to mind are sports, entertainment, and physical abilities. If these are the first things you think of, then how would athletes significant. If you look at athletes from a different perspective, their significance can be seen. From this point of view one can see that athletes are significant because they provide role models, contribute to our business world, bring countries or groups of people together, and they provide sources of inspriration....   [tags: Sports Athletics Sport Athletes Essays] 820 words
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"To an Athlete Dying Young" - Being an athlete myself, I understanding this idea of being on top of the world and never wanting to come down. In this A.E. Housman poem this theme is taken to its full extent. Never coming down and losing your fame is death in “To an Athlete Dying Young”. Not ever letting anyone forget who the true champion is and now was. The main theme of this poem is that champions can not be champions forever unless they die a champion. In today’s world, champions are praised for winning. They could be an Olympic champion or a member of a state championship team....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 648 words
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Identify Development of a College Athlete - Little literature, until recently, has focused on identity formation through the research of the role of student-athlete; however, over the last ten years, researchers from different disciplines have investigated identity formation among college students involved in competitive sports (Miller & Kerr, 2003). According to the NCAA (2012), over 460,000 college student participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and these student-athletes face many challenges throughout their collegiate careers....   [tags: achievement, coach, career] 2113 words
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Finding Greatness as an Athlete - There have been many high-profile names in the world of sports, which have garnered the interests of sports fans throughout the years. Distinguished such as Lebron James, Ken Griffey Jr., Donovan McNabb, and Johan Cruyff are among favorites to many who follow their respective sport. Although all are exceptionally good athletes, the names of Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Tom Brady, and Pele will forever a class above them. Yes for the most part, these sportsmen have demonstrated their strength, talent, and athleticism, but there is a huge gap between the first class of names I mentioned, and the second....   [tags: Winning, Championship Titles]
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Performance Solutions of an Athlete - ... However later findings, presented by Fibly et al (1999), suggested the amalgamation of various goal strategies is the most advantageous approach to improve performance in training and competitive settings. This would imply to help enhance the SE in this athlete the use of performance, process and outcome goals should be utilised in unison to produce positive performances and increase feelings of competence. Even in Bandura’s early work, Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency (1982), he recognised the need for an overlap between goal setting and SE, ‘for sustained effort, over a long period of time, proximal sub-goals are needed to provide evidence and progress along the way’....   [tags: motivation, self-efficacy] 1942 words
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Diabetes in the Competitive Athlete - As fitness professionals working with individuals with diabetes there are numerous considerations we must contemplate. For one thing we need to realize we are part of a team approach for these individuals. We need to be very cognizant that we operate within our own scope of practice, as diabetes is a disease that requires specialized approaches from physicians, dietetic experts and fitness professional for each individual’s situation. In addition to this we need to make sure before accepting the responsibility of training a diabetic client, that we have the proper diabetes education and proper certifications....   [tags: fitness professionals, insulin levels]
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Should College Athlete Be Paid? - ... That whole incident with Roosevelt steamed over people getting hurt while playing football and they wanted to make the sport safer and as you can see to this date they are still working on making the sport safer. Every year they would progress and continue to build the industry up until around the year 1970 when the industry really took off when they broke school down into three divisions that consisted of Division 1, 2 and 3. The biggest step they took is when they passed a law that made girls aloud to play sports and now that there aloud they have helped spread girls’ sports around world and girls are starting to make an impact on little girls growing up....   [tags: college athletic industry] 1365 words
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The NCAA and College Athlete - Imagine a business that brings in $60 million each year ,and the people fueling that industry receive none of the revenue(Wieberg). These same people work 40 hours in their sport every week, these “people” are college athletes. The NCAA, the governing body for major college sports, is the industry doing this to college athletes(Edelman). This is an issue of exploitation and control by large institutions over primarily poor people, the NCAA is guiding them in directions to make money for everybody while doing everything possible to keep the players out of the money....   [tags: payment, profit, college, sports]
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Knee Brace: An Athlete's Uniform - When an athlete catches the sound of their knee crack and pop, they better prepare themselves for a long journey. The Center for Injury and Policy (CIRP), from Science Daily, reports that, “Knees are the most accident prone part of the body in high school athletes.” Knee injuries are very common; in fact, they are responsible for 45% of the injuries that occur in high school athletics across America. Knee injuries are well known to not just those in the medical field, but also to athletes. Injuries to the knee are caused by many factors, and what happens after the injury has taken place is what’s most concerning (Science Daily)....   [tags: Osteoarthritis, knee crack and pop]
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Life as a Student Athlete - Being in an American school begins a student’s search to find who they are considered in the system. From a nerd to a punk, many academic ties are also involved with this identity. The one group of students who get the most academic ties with his or her extra-curricular activity is the “jock”. As having the title as a jock, a child learns that many people look at someone who plays football or basketball doesn’t have the ability to learn as fast or as well as someone who just studies and doesn’t have extra-curricular activities....   [tags: Sports ]
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Athlete Acceleration and Its Effect - Introduction Acceleration is an essential component in many different field sports including games such as rugby, soccer, American football and tennis (Spencer, Bishop, Dawson and Goodman, 2005). It is widely considered the most important attribute in team sports (Wilson, Lyttle, Ostrowski and Murphy, 1995), therefore the ability to enhance it would be valuable to many sporting events (Cronin and Hansen, 2006). An athlete’s ability to accelerate is dependent upon numerous factors, including technique/body position (kinematics) and the force production capability (kinetics) of the body (Cronin, Hansen, Kawamori and McNair, 2008)....   [tags: fatigue, factors, weight, analysis] 1836 words
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Should College Athlete Be Paid? - ... Both of these statistics are proof that while these athletes are essential to their schools, they are still kept out of the revenue. Even though these Universities won’t pay their players, the schools still have no problem giving their coaches some money. In 40 U.S. states the head coach of the basketball or football program is the highest paid public official. Over the past 20 years, there has been a major increase in the popularity of college athletes. From 1989 to 2004 there was a 27% increase in ticket revenue....   [tags: NCAA, sports, horrible oppressive system] 704 words
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Many have Athlete's Foot - ... Athlete's foot usually causes a scaly red rash that typically begins in between the toes. Itching is often the worst right after you take off your shoes and socks. Some types of athlete's foot feature blisters or ulcers. Athlete’s foot was first discovered in the nineteenth century. Scientist thought that Athlete’s foot was caused by insect bites. Then scientist discovered dermatophytes. Dermatophytes is a common fungal species infecting skin, nails and hair. Dermatophytes are the primary cause of athletes foot....   [tags: epidermophyton floccosum, ringworm, fugal] 855 words
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An Old Champion Athlete - ... Or some in which involve how state standings and/or championships are viewed. As stated by A.E. Housman, “The time you won your town the race we chaired you through the marketplace; man and boy stood cheering by, and home we brought you shoulder-high.” (Prentice Hall Literature [page 1092 lines 1-4]). As newer generations come into the sport, some are born with a gift unimaginable with great potential, people who set the school/state record cause a sadness in the record holder from the past....   [tags: disappointment, dedication, sports]
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Perfectionism and Athlete Burnout in Elite Sports: The Mediating Role of Self-Determined Motivation - Over the past few decades, American society has become more and more obsessed on performance outcomes and winning; being declared the best has become most important (Crain, 2004). Winning is often viewed as an all or nothing virtue, whereby greatness is a descriptive term reserved only for those whose names appear at the top of the list (Hanchon, 2011). This evolving mindset communicates to our youth that despite his or her efforts, only the final results matter. For many individuals the ideas of achievement, excellence, and self-worth have become highly dependent upon the perceived outcomes of the competitions or events in which they engage (Hanchon, 2011)....   [tags: Athletes ]
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The Student as an Athlete - The Student as an Athlete The student athlete is a term often used to describe a member of the student body at an institution as well as a member of one of the schools athletic teams. This is not a label that includes students who play recreational sports during their leisure time; this term is used for those students who split their time between athletics and academics. In the beginning of inter-collegiate competition and even now the governing body the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) wanted athletes to maintain their amateurism....   [tags: essays papers] 3780 words
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training of an athlete - Training of an Athlete When training a football player, or any athlete for that matter you want to make sure that they are not smoking. Smoking is very harmful and addictive to the body and causes increased airway resistance. When smoking is done it takes 24 hours to clear the poisons from 1 cigarette. The effects of smoking can be damaging for life by causing heart disease, cilia damage, throat cancer and other many life-treating effects. If an athlete is smoking the results of smoking they will see will be decreased endurance, decreased ventilation, decreased Max VO2, and decreased oxygen capacity....   [tags: essays research papers] 1070 words
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NASA A.T.H.L.E.T.E. - 1. INTRODUCTION: The NASA A.T.H.L.E.T.E (All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer) is a vehicle developed by the NASA Johnson Space Centre, NASA Ames Research Centre, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Boeing Company and Stanford University. It is part of the Lunar and Planetary Surface Operations element of the NASA Technology Maturation Program and constitutes the “effort for a sustainable, affordable and safe human lunar return” [1]. Two approximately half-scale prototype “Software Development Model” vehicles have been built (figure 1) and tested between 2005 and 2009....   [tags: Space Exploration]
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The Fleeting of Glory in To An Athlete Dying Young - As the oldest of seven brothers and sisters, Alfred Edward Housman was born in 1859 in Fockbury, England. On his twelfth birthday, his mother passed away, leading to the pessimism his poetry expresses. In 1877, Housman studied Greek and Roman Classics while attending St. John’s College in Oxford. There he fell in love with his roommate, Moses Jackson, who did not share the same feelings as him. In 1892, he became the Professor of Latin at University College in London and then in 1911 at Trinity College in Cambridge, which he held until his death in 1936....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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Strength Training is Necessary for the Serious Athlete - Is your child dreaming of being a college athlete, a professional athlete, or an Olympian. Are you considering getting an extra edge over other athletes your child’s age. Is bigger, faster, and stronger better. The young athletes looking to move up to the next level are interested in improving speed, agility, and strength. Our youth are becoming increasingly involved in a more advanced level of competition with the hopes of obtaining their dreams of being the best at their chosen sport. It takes discipline to complete endurance and agility building exercises; thus you create a more disciplined athlete....   [tags: Strength Training]
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Teenage Athlete Nutrition - Teenage Athlete Nutrition In todays’ world, the cheapest food you can buy is the one that is worst for your body. Nutrition is the key for your guidance and success in high school sports. Not only are you competing, you’re growing. “During your teen years, girls sprout an average 10 inches and gain 53 pounds, while boys averagely grow 11 inches and gain 70 pounds during their teen years” (Jensen). This is why kids now a days’ need to layoff of the fatty foods that are being thrown into their faces....   [tags: healthy diet, guidance, sucess]
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Does Aging Bring Sadness to an Athlete? - ... E. Housman I believe athletes do get sad. Athletes can become very saddened that they can’t play the sport they have loved forever because of old age. We see this today in many profession sports around the world, where once you turn thirty-five or older, these players retire because sports teams no longer want them. Sports teams want the young people to take over the spots that older athletes are in now. We can look at the National Basketball Association for an example, the athlete Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs is close to forty years old and nearing retirement age because the younger, faster, and stronger athletes are pushing him out....   [tags: sports, talent, physical] 654 words
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Student Athlete Salary - With the final horn sounding the UCONN Huskies have just won the 2014 Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Tournament for only the second time in school history. As the Huskies celebrated so did the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as they racked up nearly one billion dollars in revenue from the tournament (Morganteen "Should Student Athletes Be Paid. No, Says NCAA President"). This statement brings up the issue whether or not the NCAA is hiding revenue received from college athletics for there own greed....   [tags: college basketball, huskies]
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Richard Cory and To an Athlete Dying Young - The speakers in A. E. Housman poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” and Edward Arlington Robinson poem “Richard Cory” serve different purposes but uses irony and rhyme to help convey their message. In “To an Athlete Dying Young” the speaker’s purpose is to show the audience dying young with glory is more memorable than dying old with glory. In “Richard Cory” the speaker’s purpose is to show the audience “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” In the poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” the author uses rhyme to show the readers how the glory of the runner came and went in a dramatic way....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 687 words
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College Athlete Compensation - ... Also, they give out scholarships worth up to $125,000 which allow these athletes to go to school for free. The next question we need to find out is how much college athletes would be paid and what the salaries would be. This year Andrew Wiggins was worth $1.6 million while Johnny Manziel was worth $547,000. The projected market value for the average college basketball is $375,000 and for the average college football player is worth $178,000. Colleges would not be able to pay players millions of dollars but would be able to if it was in the hundred thousands....   [tags: payment, ncaa, sports] 638 words
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Teenage Athlete Nutrition - ... Other than foods, liquid is also needed in your daily life. Water is the best choice, taking a bottle to school and sipping on his throughout the day actually will help you stay hydrated (Jensen). Now this may sound obvious, but energy drinks like Gatorade or PowerAde can affect your body. An unhealthy nutrition for a teenager includes a lot of things, but perhaps some daily things you drink or eat don’t seem as healthy as they seem. As I was saying about Gatorade and PowerAde, it may commercially seem like it can benefit you in whatever sport you do, it doesn’t really actually help....   [tags: Gatorade or PowerAde]
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Esports: Next Generation of Athlete Culture - Throughout the course of history, individuals have enjoyed playing sports. Whether it would be throwing a football, sprinting around the track, or kicking a soccer ball; sports have been a popular activity worldwide. The determination and expertise needed to play sports at the highest level has made it a challenging yet enjoyable activity. However in the recent years, sports have slowly drifted off from it’s traditional roots of physical prowess and into competitions of mental proficiencies. With the exponential growth of technology worldwide, it is not uncommon for the average household to have a computer, PS4, Xbox One, or even a Nintendo 3DS....   [tags: Sports Industry]
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low carb diet and athlete performance - Low carbohydrate (carb) diets have been used as a weight loss treatment for many years. Recently low carbohydrate diets are being used with athletes as a performance enhancement method by changing training adaptations. This essay will examine the health risks and benefits of a low carb diet, as well as the effects of low carb diets on the endurance athlete in regards to their training and performance. There are many short term benefits of low carb diets. However there are also many long term risks that outweigh the benefits for the general population....   [tags: Fatty Acids, Healthy Cellular Growth]
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Graduation of Student Athletes vs. Non-Athlete Students - ... A high proportion of students, start at a university but do not complete their degree. . Several bodies of literature claim the graduation rates of students and student-athletes alike are affected by their vastly different college experiences. One factor that makes the college experience different for a student-athlete is their devotion of time to athletics. The time student-athletes devote to their sport is physically, as well as mentally demanding, making it different than most of the extracurricular activities of other students....   [tags: degree, universities, discrimination] 607 words
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The Student Athlete Association and Subsidized Payment of College Athletes - Position Statement It is the position of the SAA that all college student athletes begin and remain amateur athletes while attending college. Payment for college athletes should be scholarships that can include tuition, books, dorm accommodations, meal on campus or while traveling. Anything above this should be considered “subsidized” and is considered in violation of the SAA’s governing body. Introduction The SAA (Student Athletic Association) is an organization that was developed to protect and keep all college athletes in an amateur status....   [tags: Collegiate Sports]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - Today there are over 450,000 college athletes and the National College Athletics Association (NCAA) faces a difficult decision on whether or not college athletes should be paid. Many people believe that they should and many believe they should not. There are several benefits that college’s athletes receive for being a student athlete. Why should they receive even more benefits than their scholarship and numerous perks. Today, most college athletes receive a scholarship to pay for a portion or sometimes all of one’s college tuition....   [tags: NCAA, student athlete, sports]
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The NCAA and College Athletes: Should College Athletes Be Paid? - College athletes juggle busy academic and practice schedules all throughout their stressful weeks, so why shouldn't they be compensated for their time dedicated to sports. NCAA rules strictly prohibits players from being paid for all the hard work they do to protect “amateurism”, but are you really an amateur putting in over 40 hours a week between practice and other activities. Although students earn a college scholarship, that doesn’t cover living expenses, and access to a degree at the end of their career, players should be paid because schools, coaching staffs and major corporations are profiting off their free labor....   [tags: athlete amateurism, reform, payments]
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Housman’s Poem, To an Athlete Dying Young - This poem is a part of Housman’s most famous volume of work called A Shropshire Lad. In these works Housman wanted the reader to think about life and the meaning of it all. In one of Housman’s most celebrated poems “To an Athlete Dying Young”, Critics dissect the themes of staying on top eternally, dying when one is a champion, and not letting the fame fade. Critic Scott-Kilvert says that Housman “voices the familiar passions of humanity with a death dealing sweetness” (Scott-Kilvert 628) This poem may be considered an elegy, or a piece of Romance literature....   [tags: A Shropshire Lad] 1255 words
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The Double Standard for The College Athlete - The Double Standard for The College Athlete In today’s college atmosphere equality is stressed but is there a double standard for the college student/athlete. In the paper I will briefly outline the various ways college athletes are among the chosen ones in the college realm. The differences are apparent from the beginning. Basically the college athlete is given an open door. When a regular student chooses a college he will apply, pay the app. Fee, and then hope his credentials are good enough....   [tags: Sports, Informative] 322 words
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The Female Athlete: The Image and the Ideal - The Female Athlete: The Image and the Ideal The ideal images of female athletes presented in the films for this class have had a strong connection to the images of ideal women in society in general. Like the ideal image of women, there are many variations of the ideal image of female athletes. While Dare to Compete tracked the evolution of the role of the real female athletes, the feature films we watched presented varying views of the ideal female athlete, which has been different in different times and places....   [tags: Women Sports] 525 words
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Results of Post-Fitness Test on An Athlete's Fitness Level - Introduction In order to succeed and perform well in any sport a specific level of fitness is required. To improve upon performance, an athlete’s fitness level must also improve. This is achieved by utilizing the principles training during program design. In the duration of this essay, a five week training program the athlete completed will be assessed to validate its effectiveness. This will be discussed by examining the training program in relation to the principles of training and the comparison of and post test results....   [tags: Athletic Training, Sports] 1520 words
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What it Means to be an Athlete - What it Means to be an Athlete A group of high school girls who have all joined a crew team for various reasons. Some are athletes, some want scholarships, some are the right body types, some have never been athletes, some have friends on the team, and some are being made to by their parents. The team is small and no cut and always in need of more rowers. As they row they come together as a team, they all gain in confidence and learn what it is to be an athlete both on and off the water. The protagonists are a novice four, that means five girls who have never competed in crew before racing a boat with four rowers and a coxswain (cox for short)....   [tags: Sports Swimming Teamwork Essays] 1153 words
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Should College Athlete Be Paid to Play Football? - Should college athletes be paid to play football Should college athletes on scholarships deserve to be paid a salary as well as their scholarships just because the colleges and universities make a lot of money off of their players. No, they should not receive both. In fact, they should not receive any payment except in the form of their scholarships. When an athlete gets accepted into college to play football it is a privilege and receiving that scholarship is an honor and payment enough. Athletes know that when they graduate they will leave with no debt and that is a huge gift not to be in debt thousands of dollars and spending years paying back student loans....   [tags: athletic scholarship, college sports]
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Personal Narrative - Athlete to Academia - Athlete to Academia Instead of feeling pressure to conform as a student at the University of Georgia, I have found that being in college has made me value the importance of a higher education more so than I ever had before. During high school, my primary goal was to play well enough to receive a football scholarship. At that time, my focus was not on academics. However, since I've arrived at the University of Georgia, my entire concept of the value of a college degree has slowly changed. Rather than seeing just football in my future, I can now picture myself as a football player with a college degree....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 658 words
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Mental Rehearsal Key to Improving Athlete Performance - “Physical repetition alone will not get the job done in mastering a skill and taking an athlete or team to the next level; imagery is equally, if not more important.” (Mallett). Many people believe that although the sport is played with the body, it is won by the mind. Not surprisingly sport performers increasingly turn to psychology in an effort to gain a winning edge over their rivals. In this sense, mental imagery, or the ability to represent the minds information that is not currently being perceived, is widely used by athletes to enhance their performance in competition....   [tags: Imagery in Sport]
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