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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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Nutrition for Athletes - In order to perform at peak potential an athlete must fuel their body with nutritious foods. Proteins, carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables; these three-core food groups fuel a winning athlete. Proteins help build, teeth, bones and muscles, and create enzymes, red blood cells, long-term energy, as well, boost the immune system. Its functions are the most diverse of any food group. Protein consists of combinations of structures called amino acids that combine in various ways to make muscles, bone and tissues....   [tags: Free Essays]
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An Athletes Secret of Success - An Athletes Secret of Success Vince Lombardi says, “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” A dedicated athlete puts forth their all by fully devoting themselves to their sport. They always try to give one hundred and ten percent before, during, and after practice. Athletes achieve their success knowing they worked hard to attain it and can truly say they accomplished something that makes them a better person....   [tags: Sports Athletes Fitness Essays] 475 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs' Affects on Athletes - The topic for my stakeholder research paper is performance enhancing drugs. My research is the affects of performance enhancing drugs on athletes and how it affects society. The stakeholders for the research paper are the professional athlete, the college athlete, governing bodies and the fan. The effects of drug use on the professional athlete can cost them their career and also their lives. The college athlete wants to become the fastest or the biggest and nevertheless don’t view performance enhancing drugs as dangerous....   [tags: performance enhancing drugs, athletes, ] 487 words
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Low Oxygen Training in High Altitudes - ... Training at high altitudes has been proven through the success of many worldwide-acknowledged runners. “95 percent of all medalists at the world championships and the Olympic Games since 1968 have either lived or trained at altitude (Mark Aiken, Runners World).” Running at high altitudes has proven successful for many competitive athletes. An example that is a little more personal for me being a runner myself is a guy I ran Cross Country with who attended The Prairie School now attending and running at Marquette....   [tags: athlete, benefit, training] 516 words
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Should We Eat Animals? - ... Different religions have different inputs on whether eating meat is good or bad. Hindus say that all animals have souls and that eating meat makes us more aggressive (Langley 22). Christianity, however, has almost no rules. The Bible actually encourages Christians to eat meat (Langley 23). Genesis 9:3 states, “Everything that lives and moves will be food for you.” Jainism, an Indian religion, makes everyone strictly vegetarian. Root vegetables, like carrots and potatoes, are also forbidden because pulling them out of the ground means killing them (Langley 22)....   [tags: nutrients, athlete, religions]
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A Deaf Inspiration: David Smith - ... He also had the opportunity to play for the united states Olympic team in the 2014 London games. He has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey in becoming a professional athlete one of the things in his way was the inability of communication while on the court. Sure, he wore hearing aids but in the loud environment he cant decipher any of the noises from each other. He also nows how to lip read but that wont help either because he needs to be paying attention to the ball and not the peoples lips around him....   [tags: volleyball athlete, olympic team]
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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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Csikszentmihalyi's Concept of Flow Applied to My Time as a Student Athlete - ... When you are a collegiate level athlete you have to set realistic and attainable goals in order to be successful. Every goal we set must be either long or short term. These goals are immediately going to fulfill a purpose. The purpose is to become a professional basketball player along with being a scholar in and outside of the classroom. Furthermore , being a student-athlete I know as a result of anything I do good or bad , feedback is given. I always perform best when feedback is attained by an individual who is either coaching me , or instructing me on a specific educational topic relevant to my major....   [tags: experience, goals, feedback] 525 words
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Bill Bradley's Perfection - ... Bill goes through many things that most basketball players do not, so he can have the advantage in the game. Teams cut many great players because they are too lazy to play good defense, but again Bill Bradley does not do that; Bill plays 100 % the whole time trying to be the best player he can possibly be. Not only was Bill a great athlete but he was a scholar; He stays up until his work is done if he has too he would stay up all night reading, studying or doing homework; He never let his basketball get in the way of his school because he was determined to be a top-notch student....   [tags: athlete, basketball, scholar]
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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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Leroy Karas Life Struggles - ... Leroy is not a pleasant person to be around putting strain on the interactions with his caregivers. The relationship with his brother is only one sided. His brother does think of him but Leroy does not reach out to him for support. According to Erickson, in the final stage of life one goes through a reflection period where one faces Integrity Vs Despair (Zastrow, 2009). One either gains a sense of integrity from a life well lived or feeling despair from wrong choices and bad consequences. Leroy will be reflecting upon his life in this stage and feel despair....   [tags: star athlete, alcohol, permanently disabiled]
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Golfer with Brachial Neuritis Misdiagnosed - ... since she fell and she said she didn’t. Dr. Wallace asked her if she had had the flu recently and she said no. He offered a steroid pack to reduce the pain, but she didn’t want them. He told her to rest from any activity and that he would reevaluate her in 2 weeks. One of the key characteristics of brachial neuritis is pain in the shoulder and arm of the affected side. Since the brachial plexus involves motor, sensory, and autonomic functions, the patient will most likely show weakness and a loss of muscle mass during the evaluation....   [tags: clinic, athlete, flu] 536 words
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Ryan Braun and His Loss of Credibility - ... It was just last year when Ryan lost all of his credibility when he admitted to using PEDs which are performance enhancing drugs. PEDs make you a better player and are illegal to use in Major League Baseball. He was suspended for 65 games, which was the rest of the 2013 season (Crasnick). He lost all of his credibility and lots of his fans that he used to have. When he walks up to the plate people boo because they think it is wrong that he gets to pay when he used PEDs (Nightengale). Using PEDs is cheating because it is not playing the game the way it is supposed to be played....   [tags: athlete, baseball, PED]
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Teenage Athlete Nutrition - ... If not possible, invite friends over to help create healthy tacos, quesadillas or pizza (Onanian). Therefore, teens have a great amount of choices to stay in shape for athletic events. In todays’ world, there are many unhealthy eating options for us teenage athletes. Fatty foods and sugary drinks can be the worst thing possible for a teenage athlete. Everyone believes that Gatorade is the way to go for a teenage athlete, but perhaps it could be one of the worst things. “Take a hard look at what you eat and drink....   [tags: healthy diet, guidance, sucess]
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Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Legal in Sports? - ... If a person use anabolic steroids u will get stronger and will be able to compete harder. Some athelete even said if steriods was around during them, they could have done much better and maybe extend their career. Anabolic steroids can reduce fat, increase strength and it can also save lives. Athelete should be allowed to take performace of enhancing drugs. Steroids are not always bad for people. Some doctors even recomend steroids for people who are underweight and wants to gain muscles. In the article What you really need to know about anabolic steriods states, "anabolic steroids are anti-inflammatories and have a effect on rehabilitation of injusries." Anabolic steroids can help to r...   [tags: athelete, steroids, drugs, cheat] 542 words
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Should Teammates of P.E.D. Users Have Any Right to Their Medals? - ... Now you may understand why these drugs are considered Performance Enhancing drugs. Each drug takes a different effect to help the athlete preform in a way that is better than their abilities. Some side affects for men who take anabolic steroids may be: developing breasts, having a decrease in sperm count, they may become infertile or become incompetent. Some of the effects on anabolic steroids for women are: growing excessive face and body hair, their voices may deepen, they may experience menstrual irregularities, reduced breast size, or have a masculinized female fetus....   [tags: drug, athlete, effects, ability]
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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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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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Coaching Opportunity Analysis - ... As I endured basketball practice with 12-13 year olds, I kept in mind the many traits that are necessary to greater the athlete’s experience. I found that patience is a key factor when coaching young athletes. I noticed some athletes were extremely interested in practice, and others not so much. I remember this time period as the developmental stage of what I became most interested in. Kids are interested in many activities; whether it be sports, friends, video games, or even school. I considered what I learned in the course by acknowledging individual interests and capabilities....   [tags: athlete experiences, coaching experience] 602 words
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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 Mindset of Athletes with Respect to Injuries - ... Healing and recovery may take time depending on the severity of the injury and the conditioning of the athlete. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, studies have shown that good conditioning can not only prevent injuries, but it can also lessen the severity of the injury and speed recovery (“Return to Play”). This is why some professional athletes are able to return to play so quickly after injury. In cases like those the professional athlete’s tremendous physical condition helped lessen the severity of the injury and increase the speed of the recovery period....   [tags: passion over health, returning to play]
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Sports Injuries in Athletes - ... The absolute way to bring an injured player back to his or her feet again is by curing them and the prevention method or methods of avoiding getting injured again. Heeling the injured players might help them get back on their feet but most of the times after been heeled they are not able to do what they used to do before at a 100% they get more injured and because they might have to stay away or prevent doing certain things . Therefore because of injuries, numerous players miss out on their favorite sport they like to play....   [tags: teenage athletes, player, sports] 629 words
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Paying College Athletes - ... College is the place to learn, get your education, and become successful. Paying a particular player is not going to be fair to the other players. Choosing a particular player and sport will also cause tension with other sports such as soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and all the other sports that colleges offer. Athletes say that they are great at what they do and needs be recognized for their talent. If a great athlete gets recognized by a college and wants them to play for their team, that athlete already gets a free education plus more....   [tags: sports, education, college, athletes] 630 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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Racism in Sports and the African American College Athlete - Racism in Sports and the African American College Athlete The role of college athletics in the American home is known to all. The traditional football games on Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. March Madness for NCAA men's basketball as well as the year's end Rose bowl for college football leaves fans glued to their televisions for hours. Millions of Americans stare at ESPN or absorb themselves in the most recent issue of Sports Illustrated just to catch the latest news on their favorite teams' recruits, recent games, and statistics....   [tags: Papers] 642 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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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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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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Terry Fox: A Brief Biography - ... Early Years: (1) - Born July 28, 1958 - Place of birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba - Fox had three siblings; an older brother named Fred, a younger brother named Darrel and a sister named Judith - His mother’s name was Betty and father’s name was Rolland - Betty was a stay at home mother - Rolland worked as a switchman for the Canadian National Railway - Fox’s family was regular middle class, fun, and loving - He was an obedient and kind person; tried to please everyone in his life - Was noticeable at a very young age that Fox strived to do his best in whatever he did; was devoted to sports - He played many different sports as a child, including basketball and hockey - If he did not succeed at...   [tags: Canada, Athlete, Cancer] 678 words
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How Do You Determine Gender? - ... SRY, also known as the “testis-determining factor” (TDF), is responsible for the differentiation of the sexually indifferent human embryo six to eight weeks after fertilization. SRY does not solely contain all the information required for development of a male. Instead, it codes for a transcription factor, a protein that controls expressions of other genes. In accordance, the testes produce specific male hormones that influence the completion of male development. The testes contain several specific cell types, including the Leydig and Sertoli cells....   [tags: athlete, genes, advantage] 681 words
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What’s Do To The Collegiate Athlete - What’s Do To The Collegiate Athlete Recently Duke University’s head basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski, was the recipient of one point three million dollars in salary. The Duke University basketball program is amongst the best in all of college basketball. But, where do we draw the line. Where do we decide that the players, the ones actually out on the court deserve to be rewarded in the way that their coach is rewarded. It is not infrequently that we see a young man who has great basketball talent skip the collegiate ranks, and head straight for the professionals simply because they cannot afford to be a college student with no money....   [tags: Sports Education Finances Papers] 683 words
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Maslow vs Tiger Woods - Tiger Woods: remarkable golfer, talented, family man. . . cheater. Over the past few years, Tiger Woods’ behavior has been questioned and examined. His reputation as an extraordinary athlete has taken the backseat to his overwhelming secret life. Tiger’s “sex-capades” were displayed all over the media: television, magazine articles, and the radio. The world was given the opportunity to look past the “greatest golfer alive” persona and see the damaged human being on the inside. We all were consumed with the shock of his antics as numerous women spoke out about having sexual relations with Mr....   [tags: Golfer, Athlete, Contrasts]
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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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Jesse Owens- More than a Great Athlete - Jesse Owens is one of the most well known runners to ever set foot on a track. He battled his way into the Olympics. He proved to the world that it doesn't matter where you come from. He stood apart from all the other runners, black or white. not because of the records he set, the titles he earned, or the medals he gained, but because of the way he gave people hope. For what he did for races all over the world, Jesse Owens truly was the greatest man alive. Jesse was never thought of as a runner....   [tags: biography] 698 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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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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Credibility and Sammy Sosa, MLB Player - ... Sammy Sosa immediately denied the allegations (“Sammy Sosa”). Sosa said, “I have never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs. I have never injected myself or had anyone inject me with anything,” to members of congress (“Sammy Sosa”). It you look at Sosa’s stats before and after the PED (Performance Enhancing Drugs) testing of 2003 you’ll notice major drops in stats, such as how his home run average from 1993-03 was 45.6 and during his 2004-07 seasons his home run average went down to 23.3 (“Report: Sosa tested positive in 2003”)....   [tags: Athlete, Steroids]
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Ohysical Therapy Involved in ACL Tear - ... We need the right nutrients in our diet to help collagen to heal damaged cartilage. If we don’t have the right nutrients then we can heal but not in an optimal way which then means we are more likely to re-injure ourselves. salmon and lean meats are great sources of high quality protein which is essential for tissue repair of bones, tendons and ligaments, according to an article in the April 2007 issue of "Runner's World." The healing process entails building new cells from scratch and uses up a considerable amount of your body's available resources....   [tags: athlete, diet, rehabbing, recovery] 719 words
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athletes - Different Types of Athletes Between the indifferent and the protestor, we find a marvelous creature called an athlete whose species is varied into many different types; the marshmallow, the jelly bean, and the rock. Athletes can be found everywhere- in the classroom, locker room, the gym, the thick of the game, and in church. Places people will not find athletes are up late, in bars, missing church, in trouble, or being disrespectful to his elders. An athlete is made of wondrous stuff. Athletes have the eyes and the steadiness of an architect, the muscles of a body builder, the speed of a bullet, the reflexes of a cat, the heart of a lion, and the faith of a saint....   [tags: essays research papers] 719 words
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Tony Romos: Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys - ... Over the course of his career, he has maintained an impressive quarterback rating of 95.8, which is not only the highest in Dallas history, but the fifth highest in NFL history. Romo has also thrown for more yards per year than any other Dallas quarterback, averaging at nearly three thousand seven-hundred. This he has accomplished over the course of just eight years, while his famed predecessors, Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach, and Danny White were on the field for eleven or more years. Romo doesn’t have the same support that they had in their years as quarterback, such as great protection, a solid running game, and a strong defense to back him up....   [tags: Athlete, Ability, Criticism ] 742 words
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Loss of Credibility: Downfall of Baseball Player Sammy Sosa - ... On June 3, 2003 during a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Sosa hit “ a broken bat routine grounder” to second base, and was thrown out at first (Sandalow). But, something wasn’t right. The home plate umpire picked up one half of Sosa’s bat, and saw something that shouldn’t have been there. He calls a conference with the other umpires and confirmed what he saw, a cork in Sosa’s bat (Sandalow). A cork in a wooden baseball bat makes the bat weigh less; when a bat weighs less you can swing it faster and get more velocity, and the more velocity you have, the more power that you get in your swing (Harris)....   [tags: MLB, Steroids, Athlete]
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Steroid Use in People Everywhere - ... “A self-report questionnaire, which allowed multiple answers for each question, was administered to 853 male students in six high schools. Results indicated that an average of 11% had used or were using anabolic steroids” (Gilis). The fact is now known that more high school and college students use an illegal muscle building. “Steroids are hormones, and for the body building purposes the ones of interest are anabolic steroids, which is a number of related compounds that mimic the effects of testosterone, the male hormone secreted by the testes” (Alder)....   [tags: athlete doping, performance enhancers] 760 words
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How to Become a World Champion Bull Rider - ... Grain based deserts are full of sugar and saturated fats all the things that aren’t needed to be a successful athlete (DeHority). Some of the most helpful foods and drinks for athletes are chocolate milk, tart cherries, salmon, almonds, oatmeal, and low fat yogurt (Knappenberger). Meditation (Niz) Training While a lot of riders will wake up early to go workout at the gym, JB Mauney jokes of foregoing a trip to the gym and instead sharing Pop-Tarts with his daughter for breakfast. He works on his ranch, rides horses, and every day he stands on a 12 pound medicine ball while watching film of great rides....   [tags: nutrition, training, athlete]
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Should College Athletes Get Paid? - ... These coaches and other people in charge of athletes do not have the student’s best interest at heart. All they care about is that they can get out there and win. In my first year of college, I found out that a couple of star basketball players that I have known since high school could not read. Yet, they graduated with nearly perfect GPAs and did not have to do anything except shoot a basket. College athletes are allowed to being mediocre in their academics which unfortunately can hurt the student in the long run whether he or she makes it pro or not....   [tags: college athletes, ncaa, scholarships] 806 words
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Unfair Advantages: The Loss of Lowering College Acceptance for Athletes - ... This theory leads to students believing that it is acceptable to work less than the average person, having those who participate in sports to succeed. Recruiting athletes based off athletic competence is unfair to students because the lower standards create an inequitable advantage, and the standards have the ability to take away from the athlete’s future (Atlas). The average student who gets accepted into a well-known institution is one who is committed to academics and plans to contribute a piece of their knowledge to society....   [tags: college, accept, athletes]
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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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Personal Narrative- My Life as a Student, Athlete and Christian - Personal Narrative- My Life as a Student, Athlete and Christian “I knew this was bliss, knew it at the time.” These words of Eudora Welty, although expressing her feeling from devouring book after book, can also be applied to my life. While not relating to my literacy, Welty’s lexis nonetheless conveys my own feelings after learning the significance of hard work. I’ve put excess effort in performing the roles of a student, an athlete, and a Christian. Success and growth in each component of my life has taught me the value and necessity of a strong work ethic....   [tags: Personal Perspective] 827 words
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Torn Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair - ... The required amount of hours is 1,000 under a licensed Kinesiotherapist. Then once you have met all of the requirements of an accredited program, you will be eligible to take the Kinesiotherapy Registration Exam. Once you pass the exam, you will become a licensed Kinesiotherapist. You then can get jobs in a variety of healthcare settings including sports medicine facilities and/or rehab centers. Kinesiotherapist can start off making anywhere from $36,000 to $55,000 annually. Job growth in this field of Kinesiology is progressing rapidly, so Kinesiotherapist have a very promising future....   [tags: kinesiotherapy, knees, athlete] 829 words
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The Portrayal of Female Athletes Athletes in Film - The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film Images of women in sport, and the cultural ideals of women have moved somewhat synchronously through time. As notions of women's roles and perceptions of women change, so too did the portrayal of female athletes, and the acceptance of female athleticism into cultural norms. Likewise, as women began breaking the gender barriers in sport, the perceptions of women's roles changed and the change in portrayal and perception, led to increased acceptance of women as athletes....   [tags: Film Movies] 834 words
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Assiduous Athletes - Assiduous Athletes Not many people know the onus of being a student athlete in college. This burden set on them has caused the graduation rate of scholarship players to average at about fifty percent from 1995 to 1998. In order to be eligible to play, the athletes must be full-time students , which means taking at least twelve units a semester. Because these athletes are taking so many classes, they must make time for a considerable amount of studying and homework. Then add up the amount of practice their sport requires and I doubt they will find a second to rest....   [tags: essays papers] 857 words
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college athletes - College athletes are manipulated every day. Student athletes are working day in and day out to meet academic standards and to keep their level of play competitive. These athletes need to be rewarded and credited for their achievements. Not only are these athletes not being rewarded but they are also living with no money. Because the athletes are living off of no money they are very vulnerable to taking money from boosters and others that are willing to help them out. The problem with this is that the athletes are not only getting themselves in trouble but their athletic departments as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 874 words
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Muscle Strengthening Effects of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in Resistance Trained Athletes and non-Athletes - Anabolic-androgenic steroids are a synthetic compound which are structurally related to the male sex hormone, testosterone (Amsterdam et al.,2010, Thiblin and Petersson, 2004). Testosterone has two effects on the human body; first it helps in the development and maintenance of secondary male sexual characteristics and, secondly, it promotes muscle growth. All anabolic-androgenic steroids are derivatives of testosterone and have both anabolic and androgenic properties; which is why the use of the term anabolic-androgenic steroids is more appropriate than anabolic steroids (Kuhn, 2002)....   [tags: Anabolic-androgenic, testosterone, athletes]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid - In trying to decide what research topic I wanted to use, I took many ideas into thought. I decided that the one idea that interests me most is whether student athletes should be paid or not. This is very intriguing to me since my master’s program is sports management. In order to do this research there must be many ways to use research as well as ideas from other people. This project is a very big topic in today’s discussion amongst sport fans, college administrators, and student athletes themselves....   [tags: NCAA, student athletes, fans, money]
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College Athletes Should Be Paid - Should college athletes receive pay for what they do. You’ve probably seen this pop-up a million times, and thought about it. You’ve probably figured why should they. Aren’t they already receiving benefits from a full-ride scholarship. But then an athlete will get caught up in a scandal like Johnny Manziel, where he signed footballs for money.. then you think well why shouldn’t he receive that money. And you then contradict yourself. But shouldn’t they receive money from outside sources, and then the benefits from the school....   [tags: Sports, college athletes]
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Achievements of the Great Athlete, James Cleveland Owens - Born in Oakville, Alabama on September 12, 1913, James Cleveland Owens would prove to be one of the greatest athletes of his time. He was the seventh child born to Henry Cleveland and Emma Alexander Owens. Being that Owens was the son of a sharecropper, a grandson of a slave and an African-American, he was treated with disrespect and indecency (Trust 1). “J.C.”, as people called him, was not born into fame and a luxurious lifestyle; however his determination and willingness to succeed made his family background seem inconsequential....   [tags: Biography, Biographical Essay, African American] 925 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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Affirming Athletes - The World Series, NBA Finals, Final Four, Super Bowl, National Championship, College World Series, The Masters, these are the ultimate competitive goals for both athletes and fans. America loves to watch these highly competitive sporting events. From ancient times to modern day, sports have always been a part of the makeup of society. Beginning with the Native American sportsmen “who competed for religious, medicinal, and gambling purposes” sports of old and new have continued to change and evolve in society’s culture (sports)....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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