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Student-Athletes and the NCAA Rules - The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel, began the 2013 season sitting on the sidelines. Due to a half game suspension handed down by Texas A&M University, Manziel was only allowed to watch as A&M took the field versus the visiting Rice Owls. To “Aggies” fans, this half game suspension came as a huge relief. It had been feared that Manziel may receive a multiple game or year-long ban from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for violating NCAA Bylaw 12.5.2.1. The bylaw prohibits athletes from allowing their name or picture to be used in a commercial matter (Berkes, 2013)....   [tags: college athletes, ncaa, johnny manziel]
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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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Collegiate Athletes Should be Paid? - For about a decade, the debate between whether collegiate athletes should be paid while playing has been contemplated. Now, the focus has moved from all sports to two specific areas, football and men’s basketball. Sprouting from many court cases filed against the NCAA to some ugly sandals dealing with the athletes themselves. In the 2010 – 2011 time frame, this controversy really sparked up chatter; eventually leading the current pled for sport reformation. Our student athletes are the ones who are at the expense here stuck in between this large argument....   [tags: ncaa, college sports, student athletes]
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Colleges Should Educate Student Athletes - All college students sitting in classrooms today face challenges that can impede their success. A challenging course schedule, competing demand for the student’s time, and college readiness are all factors that can hinder a student’s performance in the classroom. Moreover, these challenges also have the ability to impact the student’s overall student development. While most students share a common set of stressors, there are certain groups on campus that face pressures and challenges that are not shared by the majority of their peers....   [tags: Educating College 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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It’s Time to Pay College Athletes - College athletes should be paid because of the huge amount of money being made off of the use of their athletic ability. The college basketball and football games that everyone watches on TV is no longer just a game, it is a business. The colleges and arenas hosting such events are not doing it solely for the love of sport, they are doing it for the money that will flow generously into their banking accounts. The coaches also, they are not volunteers, they are not there just for their love of the game, coaching is their job....   [tags: Paying College Athletes]
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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 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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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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Should College Athletes get Paid? - Most weekends during the year, many people support their hometown college sports’ teams, cheering them on until their voices are gone. Fans support their favorite college team no matter what the decision to be made is; whether it is a bad call made by a coach, the first loss of a season, there will always be some kind of encouragement and uplift behind the decision. However, it seems like fans support their college teams until they get asked one question: Should college athletes get paid. College athletes are not getting paid which is a problem to consider, and the general public as well as universities do have the funds to make that possible....   [tags: fans support, college teams, college athletes] 963 words
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Athletes, Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Anabolic Steroids - There are many types of steroids abused by athletes in order to increase their muscle mass and strength. Though steroids have a negative reputation, there are some that can be beneficial to athletes and certain patients. There are types of steroids called corticosteroids that have more medical uses to them and another type called anabolic-androgenic steroids that have a more limited medical use. The anabolic-androgenic are usually the steroids that are being abused by athletes (Bigelow, par.10)....   [tags: Athletes and Anabolic Steroids]
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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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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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A Phenomenological Study Exploring Coping Responses Of Retired NCAA Athletes - Introduction and Review of Literature It is the month of December or May in any given year. The final lineup for the game or match has been created and the competition begins. As teams face off, focus on the task at hand is where the athlete’s attention is centered. As the game or match draws to a close, one is victorious and accomplishes the master goal of winning a national championship. What occurs the following day, after the competition is over and the crowd’s roars dim. After facing this question personally, my interest lies on further exploration of this career termination process and how others are coping with it....   [tags: mental health, former athletes]
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Why Adults and Children should not be Idolizing Athletes - My father once told me that he was best friends with a young man named Timothy during all their years in high school. One day during my father’s senior year, Timothy became gravely ill and he was hospitalized. Later, after doing blood tests on Timothy, he was diagnosed with AIDS and was given 3 months to live. When the student body was questioning where he had been, my father announced what had happened to Timothy. The students quickly misconceived that he was actively engaged in homosexual activities....   [tags: athletes, sports, NFL, drug abuse]
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The Ethics of the Salary of Professional Athletes - The Ethics of the Salary of Professional Athletes My claim is that it is unethical for professional athletes to receive the enormous amount of compensation that they do. By Unethical I mean that it is an injustice to the citizens of our hard working country that are out to make a dollar and do it by holding a well respected job. By compensation I mean the ridiculous amounts of money that an athlete makes for playing a particular sport. My value criteria or standards I will use are as follows: 1....   [tags: Athletes Sports Athletics Salary Essays] 1569 words
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Anabolic Steroid Use by Athletes -    In the 1988 Summer Olympics, an unbelievable feat occurred. The feat happened during one of the premiere events, the 100 meter dash. The event was set up to be a great race between Carl Lewis of the United States and Ben Johnson of Canada. This did not happen. Ben Johnson blew away the field running a 9.79, a world record. Carl Lewis finished a distant second with a 9.88 ("Ben Johnson"). That is not the end of the story. Later on, the runners had to take a urinalysis. All of the runners passed but one, Ben Johnson....   [tags: Steroid Use Among Athletes]
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What Are the Risk and Protective Factors for Athletes, in Terms of Different Types of Sports and Intensity? - There are many scientific papers about eating disorders, possible treatments and possible risk factors. Due to the fact that, for many people with eating disorders, body image, dieting and over exercising is part of their everyday lives, the focus in this study is on sportswomen- and men.(1)⁠ In addition, the worldwide prevalence of eating disorders among athletes, 0-19% for men, and 6-45% for women, is higher than the prevalence within the general population.(1)⁠ The focus of this study however, lies on the Dutch population....   [tags: sports life, dutch athletes, eating disorders]
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Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Rape by College Athletes -   Sexual assault, abuse, and rape by athletes is a devastating crime.  These crimes by themselves are horrendous, but when committed by athletes there are many different factors involved.  Through extensive research this paper will show contributing factors that may result in assault, abuse, or rape by athletes.  Special treatment for athletes throughout their career, belief in sexual male dominance, and the role of alcohol are all important factors.  Other crucial factors are the attitudes and responses of: society, juries, victims, coaches, and athletes.  This paper will explore all these issues and show that changes need to be made in all the areas to combat the growing percentages of...   [tags: Athletes and Sexual Assault]
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Title IX and It’s Influence on Facilities Access By Scholastic and Collegiate Student-Athletes - The infrastructure of an intercollegiate and interscholastic athletic program is vital to attract potential student-athlete. To train them to be the best they can be, and allow to be in a haven where they can focus on important tasks that are ahead of them. From luxurious locker rooms, to outfitted weight rooms, and even to the basic shower stalls, athletic fieldhouses and team centers are expanding and getting bigger and better each year. Sometimes it cannot be all about football and men’s basketball at universities, or even just the male sports....   [tags: high school sports, student athletes,title ix]
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Why Athletes are Good Role Models - Why Athletes are Good Role Models Ever since the ancient years, we have admired athletes and the hard work that they do to achieve their goal of winning. We idolize them and wish we were more like them. What happens though when the realization sinks in that they are human too and that some of them do get greedy and selfish. A lot of athletes are model citizens that you should really look up to, but there are also some bad apples in the bunch that ruin it for everyone. Athletes can inspire young people to work hard so that their efforts can pay off, but no one is pure and flawless....   [tags: Athletes Athletics Sports Role Models Essays] 1472 words
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New Born Athletes - New Born Athletes There are many "cultures" people get caught up in today, and one of those is the desire for money and fame. Many people use those two words to define "success". So much emphasis is put on this that it sometimes becomes the only thing that motivates many of us today. We don't care what it takes to reach this. One place where this is very evident is in sports, especially basketball. In many instances, it has gotten to the point where children, or young adults are making the decision to forgo college, an education, to make money....   [tags: College Athletes Professional MOney Fame Essays] 2121 words
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Concusions in Athletes - In recent studies, it has been found that concussions resulting from athletics are becoming increasingly dangerous while at the same time given less consideration. Sports related mild traumatic brain injuries in children have increased by sixty percent in the last decade. Approximately 173,285 cases of mild traumatic brain injuries relating to sports are treated each year in U.S. emergency departments (CDC). One may ask just what exactly a concussion is. A concussion can be defined as a clinical syndrome characterized by immediate and transient impairment of neural function, such as alteration of consciousness, disturbance of vision, equilibrium, etc., due to mechanical forces (Roy/Irvin, 14...   [tags: Sports]
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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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College Athletes Should Remain Student Athletes - College Athletes Should Remain Student Athletes If someone plays a college sport he or she is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Meaning that athlete is a student-athlete and an amateur competitor. To remain eligible to compete, all athletes in the NCAA are not allowed to tryout, practice, or compete with a professional team or any professional players. Also cannot have a contract with a professional team. In addition, cannot receive any benefits from an agent or a potential agent....   [tags: NCAA, sport agents]
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The Psychological Impact of Injury on Athletes - Due to the nature of sport, athletes will always be faced with the possibility of becoming injured. Empirical research has demonstrated that injury has a psychological impact on athletes (Quinn & Fallon, 1999). Indeed, sports practitioners often witness negative psychological impacts such as depression and in extreme cases suicidal tendencies in the injured athlete (Jevon & Johnston, 2003). Injuries have a dramatic impact upon an athlete’s life (Deutsch, 1985), Crossman (1997) interviewed athletic trainers and established that 47% of respondents believed that every injured athlete suffered psychological trauma....   [tags: psychology, sports, training, trauma]
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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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College Athletes: Should College Athletes Be Paid? - In today’s world, college athletes may not play a sport for “the love of the game” instead; they may play with the hopes of making it as a professional athlete. While “the love of the game” feeling may have gotten an athlete to a Division I school to play and the chance to display their talent; at the Division I level, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) see sports strictly as a business. Over the past few months, college athletes have started to come forward claiming that they feel they should be rewarded for being one of the main sources of profit for their university....   [tags: compensation, talent, media scandals]
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The Consequences of Paying College Athletes - In the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia’s definition of “Amateur” it states, during the early 20th century “the American intercollegiate athletic system… adopted amateurism, claiming it developed competitors who were morally superior to professionals” (“Amateur”). Amateurism is the concept that athletes should compete without payment. Until recently, playing collegiate sports as an amateur was thought to be a noble calling. As time surpassed, college sports became a commercialized industry, generating billions of dollars in revenue....   [tags: National Collegiate Athletic Association]
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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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Worship of Sports Teams and Athletes - Thirty, twenty, ten, touchdown, and the Redskins win. With that one play the mood of all those Redskins fans went through the roof and the moods of the opposing teams fans dropped. Fans across the nation follow every stat, every play, and every game of their favorite sports teams. If you ask any football fan what Sunday means they will probably reply football and drinking with the guys instead of church. Is it a good thing that people plan their lives around what time their teams’ play. When you base your life around a single sports team or a favorite athlete then it can be very problematic....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - Should College Athletes be Paid. Most American people like sports. College Sports have been growing up every year and universities and athletes are more competitive every year. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) was founded in 1906 to protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletics practices of the time and continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence (NCAA 2012). The NCAA make and apply the rules in college sports....   [tags: Americans, College Sports, Students]
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The Development Process of Professional Athletes - Professional athletes have been around for thousands of years. These athletes have excelled in their own sport. In those sports, coaches have passed knowledge down to athletes. A coach is the boss of the athlete, they run the show. The big name athletes, known today, had to be taught from scratch; their coach taught them how to play. In 1929 Joseph J. Tomlin founded a children’s extracurricular league called Pop Warner. Pop warner is a youth football league. Pop warner is a steeping stool for young teens to play before they reach high school....   [tags: sports, football, coaches]
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes - Last March, an undefeated basketball squad faced a tragic loss, and unfortunately it was not the game. An undefeated season was on the line for the Fennvile Blackhawks, and the whole town was in attendance. The game went into overtime and Wes Leonard was ready for it. Seconds left in overtime, the score was tied again. It was the last play of the game, and Wes Leonard drove to the basket for a lay up, putting them up by two. Time expired and fans rushed the court looking for the hero that made that game winning basket....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Cardiac Arrest] 2233 words
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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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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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College Athletes Should be Paid - A running back slips through the line, breaks a couple tackles, and scampers down the sideline for a large gain. The point guard pulls up for a deep jump shot over his defender and nails it as the shot clock expires. Both of these descriptions can be used to describe either a college athlete or professional athlete. Both are participating in a sporting event in which fans will pack into the stadium or arena. Money is flowing into both the college and professional organization. This is where the similarities end....   [tags: argumentative essay] 1307 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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Student-Athletes: Finding a Balance - A student-athlete is defined as a participant in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the NCAA and the member institution at Division I, II, or III. Student-athletes cope with challenges and pressures as they try to find a balance between being a student and an athlete. Upon entering an institution, student-athletes are given the responsibilities of managing multiple roles. First-year student-athletes are expected to meet the demands of a college student in addition to those of an athlete in a new and unknown atmosphere....   [tags: Sports, Academics, NCAA] 2949 words
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - College athletics are becoming more like the professional leagues except for one big issue, money. Student athletes bring in a vast amount of revenue for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) not to mention recognition and notoriety regarding the athlete’s university. However, the debate continues as to whether student athletes should or should not receive payment for playing college sports. One might say the majority of student athletes already receive payment through scholarships, so why pay them when they are going to school for free....   [tags: sports leagues, policies]
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The Effects of Concussions on Athletes - Recreational athletes, competitive athletes, high school athletes, college athletes, and professional athletes all have one thing in common: the risk of a concussion. It's impossible to go a season without one athlete from a team receiving a concussion. The more that these concussions are studied, the more we learn about them, such as their detrimental effects on athletes. Because of the risk of health issues and death that come with concussions, doctors, coaches, athletic trainers, and lawmakers are stepping in to protect athletes of all levels from receiving concussions....   [tags: Consequences of Multiple Concussions]
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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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Athletes Should Not Be Paid - ... These NCAA cash cows are rewarded only by a scholarship for an undervalued education. Athletes are also not only making millions of dollars in revenue from playing games, but they are also serving as advertisements for these schools. Without a successful football program, Boise State would have lots of trouble finding applicants from outside of Idaho. Simply put, athletics puts schools on the minds of many high school athletes. A successful year athletically will surely increase applicants and strengthen the school academically....   [tags: sports finances and principles]
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Management and Treatment of Mononucleosis in Athletes - Scenario “A women’s Lacrosse player has a bad sore throat, fever of 102, and malaise for a week. There are several cases of strep throat on campus. Competition for the season starts in one week.” (Mononucleosis) Clinical Scenario: Mononucleosis Mononucleosis is a common medical condition that affects thousands of athletes each year. Variability of this disease can present of a rare risk splenic rupture which can present sports medicine clinicians with a difficult return to play decisions. Currently there are no guidelines that are evidence based for management of an athlete that has mononucleosis....   [tags: Clinical Scenario] 1372 words
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College Athletes Should Be Paid - College athletes generate millions of dollars for their schools each year, yet they are not allowed to be compensated beyond a scholarship due to being considered amateurs. College athletes are some of the hardest working people in the nation, having to focus on both school courses and sports. Because athletics take so much time, these student-athletes are always busy. College football and basketball are multi-billion dollar businesses. The NCAA does not want to pay the athletes beyond scholarships, and it would be tough to work a new compensation program into the NCAA and university budgets....   [tags: sports, ethical issues]
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Should College Athletes Be Payed or Not? - College athletes now-a-days are getting paid to play like its a job. Although, do they deserve the pay they get or even the pay at all. College athletes do not deserve to be paid because the point of college is to get an education, not a “camp” before the pros. It has been statistically proven that out of all the Division 1 sports teams, only 45% of them are actually allowed to graduate. Colleges need to focus on the “athletic-students” now. They need to get the “athletic-students”, who are only in college for the sports, to become “student-athletes”, who are students that are good at sports but have school as the number one priority....   [tags: sports, education, ncaa]
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Should College Athletes be Paid? - One of the most debated topics in the world of sports today is whether or not college athletes should be paid to play. The over $800M income of the NCAA is a very large number. A quick and uneducated response to a number this large prompts people to feel there should be enough to spread around; particularly to the athletes that people are paying to see. Proponents of the pay for play viewpoint feel that the efforts exerted by college athletes while competing warrants a respectable salary. Opponents typically are of the opinion that athlete scholarships with allowances for food and lodging supply more than enough compensation....   [tags: NCAA, college tuition, scholarships]
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NBA Athletes are Overpaid - As a fan of basketball, the NBA has always been the center of every discussion I partake whenever basketball is involved. Since its inception in the late 70s and the popularity of the American National Basketball Association, basketball has been cemented as one of the most iconic games played today. Whether a fan or enthusiast watches the game live or on replay, the high-voltage intensity and addicting thrill of every turnover and every score made just makes the person go wild. Of course in every game, some people often wonder how much money the players have in each season....   [tags: Salary of Professional Athletes] 1342 words
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Are Professional Athletes Overpaid? - Do you think professional athletes are overpaid. You might think they earn more than what they are worth for playing half a year, but athletes have many things which contribute to their salary. Some of these things include their earnings from endorsements, ticket sales, performance, merchandise, their social contributions, and TV ratings. Although there are many factors that contribute to their salary, professional athletes may be overpaid because as a society, we contribute to their success. So, in the end, part of the athlete’s salary comes from the people who support the sports in the first place....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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Eating Disorders in College Athletes - Eating Disorders in College Athletes Every year thousands of students are recruited to be student athletes at colleges and every year approximately 8 million individuals suffer from eating disorders. According to Psychology Applied to Modern Life, eating disorders are defined as “severe disturbances in eating behavior characterized by preoccupation with weight and unhealthy efforts to control weight (Weiten, Dunn, Hammer, 2011, p. 470).” Eating disorders can include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder....   [tags: Bulimia, Anorexia, Pressure, Stress]
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Professional Athletes and Steriod Use - Steroid is a name given to drugs that are manufactured from testosterone, a reproductive hormone found in men. Some athletes normally use anabolic steroids because these drugs improve one’s capacity to compete and train, yielding high results. Steroids work by reducing exhaustion during training, and also reduce the length of time an athlete needs to recover from exhaustion. In addition, steroids enable the growth of tissues and muscles in an athlete’s body by instructing the body to produce extra proteins....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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Are Professional Athletes Overpaid? - In thirteen years of golf, Tiger Woods has made over a billion dollars making him the highest paid athlete ever. He has been the highest paid athlete now for five years in a row. We all know that many people in the world watch him play every weekend and admire him, but is the amount of entertainment he provides really worth 128 million dollars a year. Tiger is only one of many professional athletes who are extremely overpaid. “People forget that sports is entertainment,” says Leonard Armato, a sports agent....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Student Athletes Should Not be Paid - "The best argument against paying players is that it diminishes the value of an education" (qtd. in Zimbalist). State University has breached its academic standard by allocating unnecessary expenditures to athletically advanced students. Student athletes should not be paid at State University, because it focuses on an extracurricular activity as a means of profit, praises athletic ability over merit/ scholastics, promotes a bridge between players and regular students, and creates hierarchy between universities....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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College Athletes Should Be Paid - Last September, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) cut a deal with CBS for a fourteen year, eleven billion dollar contract to broadcast the infamous March Madness basketball tournament. The NCAA also agreed to include sixty-eight teams instead of the previous sixty-five. Currently, there’s talk again between the NCAA and CBS of expanding the tournament to ninety-six teams- all because of money. Of the eleven billion dollars the NCAA will rake in over the coming years, the players actually playing in the games will not get a single cent profit....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive, NCAA] 1160 words
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The Unexpected Truth About Athletes - Having knowledge of the entertainment world, it seems to be a fast-paced, competitive business. Over the years, sports has been integrated into entertainment, therefore, it has contributed to a business of its own. The goal of a business is to increase revenue and to make a profit, by any means necessary. In regards to sports, society displays this field as male dominant because of the idea that males can be more dominant in the world than women. Also, women’s sports did not come about until the 20th century, while male sports can be traced back to the first Olympics in Ancient Greece....   [tags: sports, education, professional, college]
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Sexual Harassment of Student Athletes - Silence One out of every four college woman has been a victim of rape. Through the decades, men are seen as the alpha male seeking to use aggressive behavior towards women, which is exactly what is happening. Women are told that they are no one in society, to stay quiet “or else”, or the fear of loosing “love” which makes women more applicable to be subjected to instances such as rape. Even further more, in college many women are in a learning process in their life where many of these instances occur....   [tags: rape acts, sex descrmination, college ]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - There is currently a major issue in today’s college athletics. Universities and the NCAA make billions of dollars while some student-athletes go hungry. There is a huge debate over whether or not student-athletes should be paid as employees of their respective colleges. Personally, I don’t believe players should receive full-time salaries, but Universities and the NCAA should be required to increase the value of the scholarships that they award to student-athletes. By requiring that colleges provide athletes with an additional $2,000 per semester as part of their scholarship you can greatly increase the well-being (welfare) of the students....   [tags: sports, ncaa, salary, scholarship]
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Should College Athletes be Paid? - In today’s society, one of the big controversies with sports is, should student athletes be be paid a salary. Some people believe that they should be paid and others would completely disagree. Even though they technically are being paid, they really are not. The only type of way the athletes would be paid is through financial aid or if they have a job. Only their education is being paid by the school. Although some people believe that they should be paid, it would not be a good idea at all. So college athletes should not be paid at all because they are basically being paid to study and play a sport....   [tags: critics, football, basketball]
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Athletes - How much money does the average person really need to be able to eat three times a day, have a roof over their head, send their children to school and have a car. All this could be done on an income between $30,000 and $40,000 easily. But somehow it was decided that people who labour harder than most, city workers, janitors and factory workers, would be paid less than someone who sits behind a desk all day or someone who plays a game for a living. Today athletes are the highest paid people in the country, with the exception of Donald Trump and his toupee....   [tags: Sports, High Salary] 1122 words
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Why College Athletes Should NOT be Paid - The proposal of payment toNCAA student-athletes has begun major conversations and arguments nationwide with people expressing their take on it. “This tension has been going on for years. It has gotten greater now because the magnitude of dollars has gotten really large” (NCAA). I am a student athlete at Nicholls State University and at first thought, I thought it would be a good idea to be able to be paid as a student-athlete.After much research however; I have come to many conclusions why the payment of athletes should not take place at the collegiate level.The payment of athletes is only for athletes at the professional level....   [tags: No Pay to Play]
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Concussions and Student Athletes - In sports, the best athletes are the individuals that give each team a chance to win every game. The bad news for the best athletes is that sometimes their health gets put second to their abilities. Roughly 1.8 to 3.6 million sports related concussions happen each year (Concussion Statistics). Stronger and faster athletes as well as more impact of the hits or falls have doubled the number of concussions in a decade (Concussion Statistics). Concussions can happen to every athlete, but when it happens to the star athletes, it is different....   [tags: Concussions Cover-Up]
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Athletes can be decent role models - Since professional sports were first introduced, players have been viewed as role models. Recently the question has been raised as to whether or not this is a proper thing for them to be. Michael Vick tortured and murdered dogs, Barry Bonds cheated his way to stardom, and countless others are just no-good, pampered divas. There are some that shine out through the mess of egotism and are devoted athletes who give back to the community. This suggests that there can be no blanket statement as to whether professional athletes should serve as role-models....   [tags: Sports]
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Student Athletes and Academics - Academic Motivation of Student Athletes For decades there has been a debate on student athletes and their drive to succeed in the classroom. From the very beginning of organized college level athletics, the goal to want to succeed in athletics has forced students to put academics to the back burner. In spite of the goal to want to succeed over a hundred years of attempts to check limits of intercollegiate athletic programs on colleges' academic standards still seems to struggle to this day. This brings to surface one of the most asked questions in sports, “What effect does college sports have on academics and economics?” Herbert D....   [tags: Sports, Classroom, Schools, Education]
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College Amateurs Athletes - Every March, 68 teams, 1020 players, millions of fans, and hundreds of millions brackets get ready for what is the biggest sporting event every year. The NCAA March Madness Tournament generates billions in revenue that goes to the NCAA, sponsors, TV deals, officials, workers, athletic directors, conference commissioners, and basically everybody but the actual revenue-generating workforce. Ever since the NCAA was founded in 1906, it has always maintained that its student-athletes are amateurs within their respected sports....   [tags: Sports, NCAA]
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Athletes vs Couch Potatoes - For many years, I’ve have been labeled as a couch potato due to my laziness and my lack of a healthy diet. Throughout my childhood, I had very few friends and I stayed inside my house, most of the time. I was always into sports, but I never got to actually join a team and play with my friends because I never enjoyed moving around. I never liked to run, skip, or jump because I was 20 lbs. overweight and I hated sweating due to the sweltering heat. I enjoyed sitting in the couch all day, doing nothing but watching T.V, eating junk food, playing video games, and watching the day go by....   [tags: Health Diet Exercise]
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Drug Testing Student Athletes - About 90 percent of NCAA colleges do random drug testing on their student-athletes. Through the years, more and more colleges are giving random drug tests to their student-athletes. The student-athletes are having very mixed feelings towards the random testing. I am in favor of the testing just because some of the athletes need to be showed playing sports in college is a privilege. I know that there are several student-athletes that do not act like it is a privilege and that bothers me with how many kids can not go play college sports that are very disserving of the opportunity....   [tags: Colleges, Drug Use]
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Vegetarian Athletes and Building Muscle - Statement: Vegetarians face issues with their diet in regards to building muscle and strength, but are able to build muscle and have the right amount of nutritional food just as well as meat eaters when adequate nutrition and exercise is applied. Vegetarians face issues with their diet in regards to building muscle and strength but can build muscle just as well as meat eaters when adequate nutrition and exercise is applied. Nutritional concerns that vegetarians might face include protein, creatine, iron, zinc and vitamin b12....   [tags: vegetarians, muscle, strength, iron]
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For College Athletes Does Money Talk? - If colleges athletes can help better the schools that they are attending, why cannot the school give them money to show their appreciation for what they do for the school to try and better their life. Some say that athletes already get paid with their free scholarships, free room and board, and other expenses that university’s offer. Athletes send in so much revenue to their current colleges and they get nothing in return. The sport that they play brings in money to their university by itself. The really superb athletes who play at really good programs bring in more than enough money to their schools....   [tags: Living Expenses, Scholarships]
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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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College Athletes Need Stipends, Not Payments - Many problems exist in college sports today. One of the major problems in college athletics today is the issue of athletes receiving impermissible benefits from colleges and their boosters. It seems as if players and universities are constantly under NCAA investigation for impermissible benefits. College athletics today and the perceptions of them are changing. Some people are just plain sick of the NCAA and their old-fashioned rules. There are many different opinions of what the NCAA should do regarding payment for players....   [tags: College Sports, Issues, NCAA]
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Black Athletes' Graduation Rates Weak - Major collegiate athletics programs are able to generate millions of dollars for their institutions, but are not able to show any evidence of successfully graduating their black male athletes that contribute to their success in generating those millions of dollars. These universities in turn, are failing these student athletes whom were promised that they would nurture them intellectually as well as athletically. A four year report published by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education presents statistics that shows that the six major sports conferences in the NCAA (ACC, Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, SEC, Pac 12) have weak graduation rates for male African American Student...   [tags: college athletes, african american students]
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College Athletes and Class Attendance Policies - Many college athletes miss classes because of practice, competition and from exhaustion. For those reasons supporters argues for exemption of athletes from class attendance policies. Others argue that college athletes are given scholarship to attend college to play sports. On the contrary, the focus of colleges is educating students. So 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, student, academics, college] 674 words
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Effects of Training and Genetics on Elite Athletes - Every elite athlete makes it look easy. Splashing through the water or striding gracefully down the track making it look effortless. Some people assume they are “naturals,” that their perfect DNA sequence is what has brought them to this level. Others argue that hard work and drive is what has made the difference, separating the elite from the average. These thoughts are the ones that give rise to the age-old nature vs. nurture debate. Countless hours of studies and research has concluded: it’s both....   [tags: gene, dna sequence, ability]
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Are Athletes Really Bad Role Models? - Assignment 3: Athletes aren’t role models-Really. Many famous athletes aren’t exactly angels. Take a look at Tiger Woods and John Terry (Chelsea footballer). Both are extremely successful players of their respective sports. Unfortunately, they are also prone to giving up to their hormones and desires. Tiger Woods allegedly had sex with at least 10 different women during his marriage. John Terry had an affair with his best friend, Wayne Bridge’s wife. Both players are now divorced. With all these scandals about athletes going on, it is not surprising that people are calling athletes bad examples to the younger generations....   [tags: Media, Examples, Negative Influences]
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Importance of Social Support To Injured Athletes - Sports have become a major part of our culture. Sports now serve as entertainment, recreation, and even religion for some die-hard fans. All levels of sport have become relevant and elite leagues, year round competition, and travel associations have become the norm. The importance of winning, getting scholarships, and competing at the highest level has tremendously increased the pressure from parents and coaches for athletes to succeed. The rise in sports participants has seen the significant increase in sports related injuries....   [tags: Sports Related Injuries] 1741 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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The NCAA Should Pay Student Athletes - Did you know college athletes on average practice 43.3 hours a week while participating in a sport of their choice. College athletes have rigorous schedules not only do they have to practice at their best ability every day at practice, but have to make sure their grades are up to par. Juggling school and sports is not just tough it is very time consuming. With a very long and physically tough schedule these athletes do not have time to look for jobs much less have a job. Although they might not have a job they do make tons of money, but not one cent goes to these athletes....   [tags: college degrees, sports, practice]
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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 the user an edge, an edge to perform at maximum capability. Most major athletes all agree on the fact that the competitive determination to win is intense. Despite all, most athletes have high hopes of either winning a medal, a full ride college scholarship or the once in a lifetime opportunity to play for a professional team....   [tags: Sports, argumentative, persuasive]
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Paying College Athletes - Every child, at some point in their life, dream about becoming a rock star, a doctor or an astronaut. The career that stands out the most in young boys and girls dreams, is becoming a professional athlete; Why is that. One reason could be the ever increasing media coverage on each individual sport. Certain channels are devoted just for that particular sport, keeping viewers updated and thirsting to get out and play just like professionals on television. Another reason could be, how easy it is to get out in the backyard as a kid to shoot the basketball, throw a football, or hit a baseball because it is a lot harder to perform heart surgery or fly to the moon when you're only a child....   [tags: Sports]
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