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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 - Many people have heard of low-oxygen training or high altitude training before, but probably do not know all that much about. This type of training to have an advantage in competitions is very well known amongst endurance athletes, specifically runners. Training in low-oxygen situation for short term will reap benefits for almost any athlete. Training at high altitudes is rewarding for athletes because it forces your body to make changes that will result in positive gains. While training at high altitudes the lack of oxygen causes your body to produce more red blood cells, these changes typically take around a month to occur and will last between 10 and 20 days (Dan Peterson, Live Science...   [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 - "In John McPhee's A Sense of Where You Are: A Profile of William Warren Bradley (1965), Bill Bradley, an All-Star in both academics and athletics from small- town Crystal City, Missouri, commits to Princeton to play basketball. At Princeton Bill shatters the basketball records for Princeton, the Ivy League, and even the NCAA, while earning to be a Rhodes scholar and eventually becoming a U.S Senator. Bill Bradley was born with many gifts that aided him in his success; above all, his determination to be the best athlete, his perfectionism that made him believe he may always be better, and his intelligence of the game, permitted him to become the greatest basketball player to ever walk the cam...   [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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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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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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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 - Oscar Pistorius is a well known for being an athlete and is a professional runner. When he was born, Oscar had both of his legs amputated and used prosthetics from a very early age. This didn’t stop him though. Despite having to use prosthetic legs, he made it through his early years, went on to become an athlete and was known all around the world, and set world records. Everything was going great for him, until he was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day. He claims that it was self defense and that he thought she was an intruder, but there are many people who just don’t believe this to be true....   [tags: Amputee, Athlete, Controversy]
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Graduation of Student Athletes vs. Non-Athlete Students - Introduction This study examines the graduation rates of student-athletes over the general student body at different sized institutions throughout the country. Colleges around the country of all sizes regard graduation as the ending goal for each student-athlete. Graduation rates vary across divisions of athletics and tiers of academia. These variations in graduation rates raise the important question of what factors determine the graduation success of these athletes and their levels over the general student body....   [tags: degree, universities, discrimination] 607 words
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The Mindset of Athletes with Respect to Injuries - Passion can be a driving force and anybody’s life. For athletes there is have a passion to push themselves to the highest level in order to excel at whatever their given sport may be. However, sometimes this passion can be both beneficial and destructive. While the passion can allow the athlete to excel at the sport, if that athlete becomes injured that passion can cause the athlete to return to play too early. Returning to play too early can be harmful to the athlete whether it be immediately or years down the road....   [tags: passion over health, returning to play]
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Paying College Athletes - Students that attend college should not get paid for playing sports. People go to college to get an education not to get rich. The experience of college itself is priceless. If the college pays players in one sport they will have to pay players in all sports. Scholarships already pay for individuals’ education. What more is needed. This world is going to have more athletes than doctors if students get paid to play sports in college. If they are good at a sport and want to get paid for it then they can go professional....   [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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Paying College Athletes - Most of us have watched a college sporting event at one point or another in our life. Few people actually know and are aware of all the hard work, and dedication college athletes put towards their sport. However, they do not receive a compensation for their hard work. These Athletes are sometimes mistreated physically and mentally, yet the debate over whether or not to pay college athletes is a big debate. One reason college athletes should get paid is because they make millions of dollars for their school....   [tags: Sports] 667 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 one...   [tags: Canada, Athlete, Cancer] 678 words
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How Do You Determine Gender? - Opinion Paper: How Do You Determine Gender. Within our day and age, many scientific practices such as abortion have been contested due to social and ethical morals. A controversial topic which emerged in the mid-1960s was the gender-verification of female athletes competing internationally. The International Olympic Committee alongside the International Amateur Athletics Federation established a mandatory test for females to ensure their “femininity”. Athletes with an unfair “male advantage” were disqualified....   [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? - Imagine a business that brings in $60 million each year ,and the people fueling that industry receive none of the revenue. These same people work 40 hours in their sport every week, these “people” are college athletes. The NCAA is the industry doing this to college athletes. 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: 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 - Credibility is “the quality of being trusted and believed in” according to the New Oxford American Dictionary. Credibility can be hard to get but extremely easy to lose. In this paper you will see how credibility can literally make or break someone such as Sammy Sosa. Sammy Sosa was a former MLB player from San Pedro de Marcoris, Dominican Republic. Sosa was born on November 12, 1968 (“Sammy Sosa Biography”). From an early age you could tell that Sosa had the makings to be a great player. At the age of 15 the Philadelphia Phillies tried to sign him but couldn’t because of the league saying that the player must be over the age of 16 (“Sammy Sosa”)....   [tags: Athlete, Steroids]
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Ohysical Therapy Involved in ACL Tear - Over the last several years the most publicized sports injury has been an ACL tear. No matter if it is on television, internet, and or newspaper, it is always stated how hard the athlete works in Physical Therapy and how hard they are rehabbing. The one thing that is never mentioned when it comes to ACL tears is the strict diet they need to be on in order to have a speedy recovery. A big problem that is faced when athletes are recovering from ACL Surgery is the amount of time and focus the athlete devotes to the physical therapy portion of rehabilitation....   [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 - The role of quarterback is by far the most prestigious position in the game of football. Only an exceptional player would be given this responsibility on America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys…only someone like Tony Romo. With all that he has accomplished in the game of football, Romo will go down in history as one of the greatest quarterbacks, not only in the Dallas Cowboys franchise, but in the whole league. Exceeding expectations time and time again, it is obvious that the star he wears on his helmet is well-deserved....   [tags: Athlete, Ability, Criticism ] 742 words
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Loss of Credibility: Downfall of Baseball Player Sammy Sosa - Credibility is a big topic when it comes to celebrities. Whether they are athletic or movie stars every one has there dignity, their pride and logo. There are always celebrities that get their credibility by cheating, and once one important celebrity, in this case an athlete, it does not only look bad on themselves but all the entire organization as a whole. Once they do cheat it can change the game forever. Sammy Sosa was born on November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. Growing up he had a rough childhood....   [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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Courageous Athletes and the Gender Barrier - Courageous Athletes and the Gender Barrier Sports have always maintained barriers concerning the gender of the athletes. Women as well as men have been discriminated in sports, which have for so long been defined as a one-sex sport. For example, boxing had long been considered a sport for males only. Another example is gymnastics, which is usually considered a feminine sport, but also have male participants. However, although sports in general have come a long way in sex discrimination, keeping itself under water, it still remains a consistent problem lurking its ugly head above....   [tags: Sociology Essays Research Papers] 766 words
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Athletes' Excessive Pay - ... Today’s generation and society is all about sports. The south loves their college football, and the north loves their professional football. I think anyone can talk about sports regardless of whether they know what they are talking about or not, sports are what America is about, but so is a career and making something of yourself. College athletes are young, they still have a couple of years ahead of them to either go pro, or get a degree. College athletes do not need to be making money, and personally I believe that professionals should not be making that much money either....   [tags: Football Salary, Athlete Scholarship]
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How to Become a World Champion Bull Rider - (Beachbody, LL How to Become a World Champion Have you ever thought or dreamt about making a living eight seconds at a time. Have you ever thought of crawling on a one ton bad bovine with horns the size of baseball bats. Have you ever thought about working all year at a sport you love so much and come away at the end with a million dollar check. If so, you are dreaming of being a world champion bull rider. World champion bull riders have to work out, eat right, drill, meditate, and love the sport....   [tags: nutrition, training, athlete]
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Should College Athletes Get Paid? - The scholarships given to college athletes are not sufficient enough to sustain them throughout the year, which is why I believe they should get paid and receive benefits. Student athletes, especially football and basketball players, play a major role in generating revenue for schools, businesses, coaches and the players do not see a penny. College athletes often do not have money in their pockets for extra food, clothes, housing and extracurricular activities. They also can potentially get dropped from their teams due to injury, leaving them incapable of paying for college....   [tags: college athletes, ncaa, scholarships] 806 words
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Unfair Advantages: The Loss of Lowering College Acceptance for Athletes - College bound students around the world are in search of an easier route to be accepted into college. What about college athletes. These students are those who stand out. Many college athletes feel as though they deserve a “reward” for enhancing the school’s program. Though they may deserve acknowledgement of their participation, lowering admission standards will lower their effort in school as well. Intercollegiate athletic programs corrupt their educational institutions by advertising a double standard and devaluing scholarships in favor of athletic competition....   [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 - Torn PCL Repair We live in a world that is not one hundred percent safe. People come into contact with struggles that really test their body limits. Then the reality is they become injured. Some injuries are worse than others. The most common injuries come from athletes. When you come across the recovery phase you must hit the road of rehabilitation. There are many types of therapy to help heal our bodies. We will focus on the use of Kinesiotherapy and the specific treatments used to heal a torn PCL....   [tags: kinesiotherapy, knees, athlete] 829 words
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Chronic Injuries Robbed Ken Griffey Jr. of Homerun King Title - ... Entering the league at the age of 19, Griffey became an instant star as the ultimate 5 tool power, a rare breed of speed, power, contact, fielding, and arm strength. In only his second year, he was named the youngest starter in the All Star Game in what would be the first of many appearances in the Summer Classic. He was named the 1997 AL MVP, and was named to the MLB All-Century Team in 1999 (Reader, 1999). In 2000, he asked to be traded to the Cincinnati Reds to move back closer to his family....   [tags: baseball, legend, 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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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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