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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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Pro Athletes are NOT Overpaid - Pro Athletes are NOT Overpaid Many people in today’s world complain about how much Pro Athletes get pay. So I ask are Pro athletes overpaid. Look at it in this sense; they are living their dreams just like most business men do everyday. If you think that professional sports is not a job then just try to walk in the shoes of a athlete for a day. Sports, like medicine, healthcare, or software, are a business. In that business, owners pay their players what they deem they are worth. Out of all of the professional leagues the three that make the most money are: MLB, NFL, and NBA....   [tags: essays research papers] 360 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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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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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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Athletes and Special Priviledges - Are people who excel in sports more likely to be given a break. When looking at a topic such as this one. You need to ask yourself the following questions: Are athletes given special privileges. Do those with more power than the players affect the outcome of an athlete. Over time, athletes have been helped but there also has been people that were not helped, chosen to take the fall. Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden are two men that seem to be given every chance in the world. They repeatedly have been suspended by MLB....   [tags: essays research papers] 581 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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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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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - College athletes have traditionally never been paid in the modern era. The amateur tradition that we know actually began in Victorian times during the 19th century. (Classical athletes in Greek and Roman times were always professionals no matter what their status.) This state of affairs has been accepted over the last 200 years in Western culture. Athletes do, however, help to create substantial revenue for colleges, including indirectly through advertising money. One possible solution to this might be to allow athletes to have their own endorsement deals, personally....   [tags: Sports] 679 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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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes - The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Back in my high school, one day out of the month was dedicated to student-led clubs. On these so-called club days, most kids will go to any club just to get out of class. Some exclusive clubs, such as the Chess club, would look down on this. These groups would happily kick some kids, but there was one club happy to see everyone who came: the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The little exposure to Christianity found at this club was all that some kids would get and the moderators of my school’s club knew this....   [tags: Expository Essays] 705 words
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Should College Athletes be Paid? - Should College Athletes be Paid. Over the past century college athletics have grown more popular than most professional sports. Most of its popularity is due to a large student body in addition to its Alumni, but nonetheless it has surpassed professional sports from its monetary success to its fan support. College athletics are also a very important commodity to Universities around the nation. Next to student's tuition, that's where the majority of the money comes from. No one is more responsible for bringing in that money more than the coach and his/her players....   [tags: Essays Papers] 706 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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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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College Athletes and Their Learning Struggles - College athletes and their learning struggles are common through higher educational facilities. Their marriage to two fulltime activities is not well known to the public. Why we are not seeing how many young athletes are used by the academic system. Is Petrie’s article true reflection of struggling athletes in crude education. Sad truth hidden in those articles is collecting dust in libraries. The truth is addressed to teachers, coaches and trainers. Petrie is forced to write down his thoughts and feelings, even if they would not be read by anyone....   [tags: essays research papers] 784 words
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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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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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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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Paying College Athletes - Should college athletes get paid more money. There has been a constant debate the past few years on whether college athletes, particularly football players, should get paid. In 1988, the Nebraska legislature passed a bill that would allow the University of Nebraska football players to receive better cash incentives. The bill was later vetoed by Governor Kay Orr, who was governor of Nebraska at the time (O’Toole etal. 2). . The dispute comes from coaches, parents of the players, and the players themselves arguing that universities make money off their own athletes and the athletes, in turn, do not receive any money from that....   [tags: essays research papers] 861 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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College Athletes Should Not Be Exempt from Regular Class Attendance Policies - Many college athletes miss classes because of practice, competition and from exhaustion. For those reasons, supporters argue for exemption of athletes from class attendance policies. Others argue that college athletes are given scholarships to attend college to play sports. On the contrary, the focus of colleges is educating students. The question is, should colleges athletes be exempt from the class attendance requirements. The answer is no and here is why. First, the education of athletes takes priority over recreational activities....   [tags: Education, College, Athletes]
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Paying College Athletes - College sports are big money makers now a days. For most universities, the athletic department serves as one of the main sources of cash flow. Athletes are used to create millions of dollars for the NCAA and the schools that they participate in, and never receive a penny. If we are talking about profit, if all bonds with the university were removed, an athletic department representing itself could compete with some of the most successful companies. So, why does the most important parts of the machine, the players, do not receive any money for their training and participation....   [tags: NCAA] 883 words
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College Athletes Deserve To Be Paid - College Athletes Deserve To Be Paid College athletics are some of the biggest and most popular events in the country today. There are many people that make significant amounts of money from college athletics. However, the athletes themselves do not make any money from playing. If college athletes were paid it would solve a lot of the problems that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) faces every year as well as improve play and make college athletics stronger. Throughout the past few years, the NCAA, which was previously viewed as the top basketball organization other than the NBA, has taken a backseat to the professional leagues of Europe....   [tags: Essays Papers] 890 words
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Athletes as Role Models throughout History - The world of role models in athletics has been around for millenniums and can be traced back as far as 776 B.C. when the athletes were thought to be demigods (half human and half god) and the first Olympic games took place on the site of Olympia. Though the only event was the 200-meter sprint, many people looked up to them and expected more than just a 200- meter sprint from these “god-like” men.(WEBSITE) Today, more and more people are beginning to look to athletes like the ancient Greek did: for more than just entertainment....   [tags: Athletes, Behavior, NBA, NFL]
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The Sacrifice of College Athletes - Playing in the NCAA ( The National College Athletics Association ) is almost every high school athletes dream when they think about their futures as an athlete. As an athlete playing for the association, they may struggle, and have to sacrifice a lot, for no return.AAA Athletes that make billions and billions of dollars for this association, could very well be the ones struggling just to get by. There sport dominates their lives; there is no way to make money while having more than enough on their plate with being a student, and being an athlete....   [tags: NCAA, amateur sports]
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The Use of Erythropoietin by Athletes - The Use of Erythropoietin by Athletes Erythropoietin is a glycoprotein that is produced primarily in the kidneys in adults and, to a lesser extent, in the liver. It behaves like a hormone, regulating the level of erythropoiesis, and keeping the RBC count within a narrow range It is used widely in medicine as a treatment for a number of serious illnesses, ranging from types of anaemia, to the treatment of certain types of cancer, and also in the battle against AIDS. Unfortunately certain athletes, who will do anything to win, have realised its ergogenic benefits, and also the severity of its misuse....   [tags: Papers] 895 words
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Doping, Athletes and Sports -     Doping can be strictly defined as the consumption of any substance (whether food or drug) to improve one's performance. This definition can be applied in a variety of situations, from college students drinking coffee in order to stay awake to athletes who take steroids to make them stronger. The problem with doping is where one draws the line. The drugs used in doping often have detrimental effects to one's health, both mental and physical. In the short run these drugs improve one's performance, but in the long run they can kill....   [tags: Doping Example Essays]
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Activity, and Perceived Risk in High School Athletes and Non Athletes - It is known that participating in sports can provide many benefits to the participant whether it is learning how to work with others or how to persevere against struggles. However, there is research that also states that participating in athletics may have negative consequences as well. One of these studies is “Alcohol Use, Sexual Activity, and Perceived Risk in High School Athletes and Non – Athletes” by Reagan Wetherill and Kim Fromme. Their article was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in 2007....   [tags: sports activity, athletes, college] 906 words
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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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Athletes and Anabolic Steroids - Sports and the spirit of competition have been valued by the human race for centuries. Today, sports are enjoyed globally by millions of people on amateur and professional levels. Unfortunately, the desire to win and exceed in the athletic field has led to the development and use of anabolic steroids. I believe that the use of anabolic steroids should be completely banned in order to ensure the safety of all athletes, to preserve the spirit of honest competition, and to take away the temptation from future athletes to use steroids....   [tags: Drugs and Sports]
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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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Performance Enhancing Drugs Among Athletes - Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, performance enhancing drugs have become a religious practice in “the lives of some sport figures.” The use of these supplements have given athletes an edge to perform at maximum capability. Most major athletes all agree on the fact that the competitive drive is intensely fierce. Despite all, most athletes have high hopes of attaining prestigious awards, a full ride college scholarship or the once in a lifetime opportunity to play for a professional team....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs, drugs, Athletes,]
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Professional Athletes are not Overpaid - Professional athletes are not overpaid Professional athletes are highly talented and determined entertainers with extraordinary physical abilities. They compete in various sports to entertain people and make a living. Those include basketball, football, baseball, hockey, tennis, and the list goes on to any athlete that gets paid to play. These athletes train really hard and for long hours to be the best at what they do. Fans pay to watch them perform because they really enjoy seeing them. Like other entertainers, such as actors and singers, athletes are paid large amounts for their performances....   [tags: Talent, Physical Stress, Mental Stress]
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High School Track Athlete HIIT Program - With a track athlete they may be performing in various events throughout the day that require them to cover various distances or the procession of various skill sets. Events such as sprints may be 400 meters and require incredible speeds that may only be maintained for short periods of time. They may be involved with relays where they require coordination and pace matching for the baton to be passed. Or they could be a hurdler and require wait-high leaps on a repeated basis. No matter the task at hand it will require the combined use of speed, agility and strength in order for them to be competitive....   [tags: tracking system, training]
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Athletes and Sports - As a parent, all you ever want your kids to do is grow up and be something great. Parents expect their kids to have dreams of becoming a lawyer or majoring in topics like business and medicine. They don’t realize that some kids have goals like playing baseball in the major leagues or becoming a great fisherman that is on television. Not all kids have the same mind-set. People of all ages, all around the world, enjoy either watching or playing sports. In “Organized Sports Can Benefit Children,” David Brooks argues that sports are healthy for children, helping them build character and showing them leadership skills....   [tags: Happiness&Confidence, Special Treatment]
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Student Athletes Should Not Be Paid - Student Athletes Should Not Be Paid In the world of college athletics there are endless topics discussed daily and most pertain to money. An issue that falls under this category includes the heated debate involving whether or not student athletes should receive money. Many people say student athletes should receive compensation according to their specific needs because they spend so much time earning their scholarship and have no time to work. On the other hand, the stronger argument is student athletes should not be able to acquire additional funds in order to help aid them through college....   [tags: College Sports] 936 words
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Should College Athletes be Paid? - Should College Athletes be Paid. The atmosphere of college sports has certainly changed in recent years. Sports aren’t just fun and games, it’s a business. College Sports are no different. College Sports provide a huge amount of income of any university’s income. The National Collegiate Athletic Association is also a benefactor from College Sports. It is a NCAA violation for college athletes to be compensated in any way from anybody. This is because those players are already getting an education; an athletic scholarship worth thousands....   [tags: sports, ethics, incentive programs]
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Drug Abuse Among Professional Athletes - Drug abuse among professional basketball players is a problem as old as time. In some circumstances it may not be the athletes fault. For example when they are treating a minor cough or a cold, the medications used will sometimes contain small amounts of alcohol. On the other hand some athletes purposely abuse drugs for a variety of reasons. Some attempt to cover up the presence of other drug abuse but most abuse drugs because they will enhance their performance. The most common abused drugs in professional basketball are: anabolic steroids, marijuana, and amphetamines....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 953 words
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Mandatory Drug Testing for Student Athletes - In many high schools around the country, student athletes are using drugs. “The percent of students that have drunk alcohol is 72.5% while the number of students who have used marijuana is 36.8%” (Report: Nearly Half of High School Students Using Drugs, Alcohol). The students believe that since they are athletes that they do not need to abide by the rules because they feel more superior and that the narcotic will not hurt or affect them. Implementing random drug tests for athletes will create a positive image and not hurt others or themselves....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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OVER PAID ATHLETES - Argument I believe professional athletes are overpaid. These athletes are making millions of dollars to have fun and play. They are getting paid to do what elementary kids do every day. Professional athletes are should be paid about sixty to ninety thousand a year. The reason I say this much is because they are at a professional level and have worked hard to get to that status. In theory, professional athletes are overpaid because the U.S. is more focused on entertainment value in today’s society, rather than important issues like employment or cancer....   [tags: essays research papers] 959 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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Professional Athletes are Not Overpaid - Every day people around the world complain about professional athletes salaries. Even though the top athletes make millions of dollars every year, the majority of athletes do not make any more than the average working class citizen. There are also many risks along with the job, and job security is very unstable. Expenses and taxes also limit the amount of money an athlete makes. Tax rates are extremely high for the men and women who participate in professional sports. The salaries of athletes such as Rafael Nadal and Drew Brees may seem to be a bit to high, but with all the factors that take money away from them they are not so high....   [tags: economy, entertainment, salaries]
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