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How to Become a World Champion Bull Rider - ... Grain based deserts are full of sugar and saturated fats all the things that aren’t needed to be a successful athlete (DeHority). Some of the most helpful foods and drinks for athletes are chocolate milk, tart cherries, salmon, almonds, oatmeal, and low fat yogurt (Knappenberger). Meditation (Niz) Training While a lot of riders will wake up early to go workout at the gym, JB Mauney jokes of foregoing a trip to the gym and instead sharing Pop-Tarts with his daughter for breakfast. He works on his ranch, rides horses, and every day he stands on a 12 pound medicine ball while watching film of great rides....   [tags: nutrition, training, athlete]
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Discrimination Against Aboriginal People in Australia - ... This article displays Goodes as being a commendable repient for the Australian of the Year Award for his “anti-racism advocacy and youth work,” both inside and outside his sporting career. Paragraph 3 – TEEP In the Journalists’ Code of Ethics is implemented to the media to keep the reporting of all journalists fair and non-judgemental. The professional standards established in the journalist’s codes of ethics are not always evident in the reporting of Adam Goodes as seen in the first article....   [tags: athlete, adam goodes] 1500 words
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How Basketball is Affected by Biomechanics - ... (Bartlett, 1999). The effect that various components, i.e. instantaneous acceleration, has on the various actions in basketball, i.e. changing direction when crossing over, dribbling. Effect of Velocity/Acceleration Basketball is a sport which relies on rapid transitions from defense to offense in order to score. Speed and agility is a massive component of the sport. Therefore, by carrying out a biomechanical analysis of the act of sprinting movements in the sport and learning how to improve upon them, it becomes possible to improve an athlete’s performance....   [tags: athlete’s performance, position] 992 words
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What Performance Enhacing Drugs Have Done to Sports - ... Baseball would not be the same to the fans who were used to high energy players making high speed diving catches and stretching doubles into triples. The use of amphetamines became necessary to baseball players to perform at a high level through 162 games in only 182 days. The use of amphetamines provided a shortcut for players to just pop a pill in their mouth to have significantly more energy and stamina. This ruined the game in the sense that once amphetamines were to be banned the game would be played at a lower level of play until players found a new way to gain an edge on competition and fatigue....   [tags: the professional athlete industy] 1205 words
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Strategies in the Sports Marketing Industry - ... Economy. When trying to gain revenue, sports marketers will use strategies such as specific athlete endorsement and the advancement of technology to maximize profits. Everyone that has a favorite sports team has that one player who’s jersey they own, autograph they have or have even met them on the sidelines at a game. One of the biggest money makers is the athletes themselves. In NASCAR, popular drivers are talked about more on television and online, which creates more buzz for the products on their cars....   [tags: product, technology, athlete, economy] 1124 words
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Low Oxygen Training in High Altitudes - Many people have heard of low-oxygen training or high altitude training before, but probably do not know all that much about. This type of training to have an advantage in competitions is very well known amongst endurance athletes, specifically runners. Training in low-oxygen situation for short term will reap benefits for almost any athlete. Training at high altitudes is rewarding for athletes because it forces your body to make changes that will result in positive gains. While training at high altitudes the lack of oxygen causes your body to produce more red blood cells, these changes typically take around a month to occur and will last between 10 and 20 days (Dan Peterson, Live Science...   [tags: athlete, benefit, training] 516 words
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Chronic Injuries Robbed Ken Griffey Jr. of Homerun King Title - ... Entering the league at the age of 19, Griffey became an instant star as the ultimate 5 tool power, a rare breed of speed, power, contact, fielding, and arm strength. In only his second year, he was named the youngest starter in the All Star Game in what would be the first of many appearances in the Summer Classic. He was named the 1997 AL MVP, and was named to the MLB All-Century Team in 1999 (Reader, 1999). In 2000, he asked to be traded to the Cincinnati Reds to move back closer to his family....   [tags: baseball, legend, athlete] 829 words
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The Importance of Proper Stretching Techniques - ... They also work aggressively on the mobility of joints. I could do the splits every which way amongst many other things.”(Wilcox) It ensures you’re the body to preform activities with ease without straining muscles, dislocating bones from the joints and also to avoid unnecessary tiredness. “Good flexibility promotes healthy muscles and joints. Improving and maintaining a good range of motion in your joints can enhance you with more quality of life. Improving the elasticity of muscles and connective tissue around joints allows greater freedom of movement and enhances your ability to participate in many types of sports and perform activities with greater ease.”(Wilson) Flexibility can affe...   [tags: athlete, exercise, flexibility] 1317 words
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Ryan Braun and His Loss of Credibility - ... It was just last year when Ryan lost all of his credibility when he admitted to using PEDs which are performance enhancing drugs. PEDs make you a better player and are illegal to use in Major League Baseball. He was suspended for 65 games, which was the rest of the 2013 season (Crasnick). He lost all of his credibility and lots of his fans that he used to have. When he walks up to the plate people boo because they think it is wrong that he gets to pay when he used PEDs (Nightengale). Using PEDs is cheating because it is not playing the game the way it is supposed to be played....   [tags: athlete, baseball, PED]
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Ohysical Therapy Involved in ACL Tear - ... We need the right nutrients in our diet to help collagen to heal damaged cartilage. If we don’t have the right nutrients then we can heal but not in an optimal way which then means we are more likely to re-injure ourselves. salmon and lean meats are great sources of high quality protein which is essential for tissue repair of bones, tendons and ligaments, according to an article in the April 2007 issue of "Runner's World." The healing process entails building new cells from scratch and uses up a considerable amount of your body's available resources....   [tags: athlete, diet, rehabbing, recovery] 719 words
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The Amazing Character and Life of Jackie Robinson - ... Little did Jackie know that this man would help him and lead the way to Jackie changing history (“Jackie Robinson: Biography”). Jackie Robinson made his major league debut in his soon be legendary 42 uniform in April of 1947. Not only were spectators, coaches, and opponents disgusted and enraged by Jackie’s prelude into professional baseball, but his own teammates were furious as well. “Many Dodgers players asked to be traded and some refused to take the field. Robinson’s teammate Pee Wee Reese was one of the very few to embrace Jackie as a player and teammate” ( “Effect on Society”)....   [tags: baseball, negro, athlete] 1041 words
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Different Types of Development Structures and Nature Between Rugby League and Ice Hockey - ... Due to geographical and obvious climate difference from conventional ice hockey cultures, Australia lacks participation and performance. However, as of 2014, the IHA has the second highest numbers of ice hockey participation in the Asia/Oceania region with just over 5,000 registered players, behind Japan (15,400). With the majority of sport development models’ focus on increasing participation, it is important that sports provide development programs to increase awareness and more active involvement throughout communities....   [tags: sport development, athlete participation] 1285 words
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Loss of Credibility: Downfall of Baseball Player Sammy Sosa - ... On June 3, 2003 during a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Sosa hit “ a broken bat routine grounder” to second base, and was thrown out at first (Sandalow). But, something wasn’t right. The home plate umpire picked up one half of Sosa’s bat, and saw something that shouldn’t have been there. He calls a conference with the other umpires and confirmed what he saw, a cork in Sosa’s bat (Sandalow). A cork in a wooden baseball bat makes the bat weigh less; when a bat weighs less you can swing it faster and get more velocity, and the more velocity you have, the more power that you get in your swing (Harris)....   [tags: MLB, Steroids, Athlete]
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Lack of Protection in Sports - In sports today, big hits and fighting seems to be a source of worship for most spectators. From events like boxing to football, most people only focus on the protective side of the issue when it comes to injuries, but fail to look at the big picture. Therefore, the lack of protection in sports is not the cause of injuries in athletes; instead useless protective gear and the athlete’s behavior are the causes of injuries to a player. Protective gear provides no safeguard against injuries. Many organizations preach “protection for athletes,” but they orate fiction....   [tags: injury, athlete, protective gear]
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Terry Fox:: A Real Life Hero - ... He wanted to keep one of them as a souvenir and dump the other one on to the Pacific Ocean. This was a goal Terry had set for himself that he must run for cancer research and he won’t give up until he achieved his destination. He also understands that as a victim himself, many other people were suffering from one deadly and treacherous reason; cancer which death was imminent and almost inevitable. He started the Marathon of hope, attempting to raise money for cancer research and put a stop to it....   [tags: cancer research activist, athlete] 989 words
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Transformational Leadership in Youth Soccer - Through the published research of several experts, transformational leadership has a life changing effect on learners. Placing the task in perspective, it is the relationships that are the formed through a team environment which cultivates life-long learning and fulfillment within players. Contracting experiences which have shaped a coaches life are indispensable in guiding each player in the pursuit of their potential. A coach is one of the most influential people in a child’s life. It’s vital that each leader is aware of the beliefs they are teaching to their players....   [tags: coach, player, leader, athlete] 2705 words
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Torn Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair - ... The required amount of hours is 1,000 under a licensed Kinesiotherapist. Then once you have met all of the requirements of an accredited program, you will be eligible to take the Kinesiotherapy Registration Exam. Once you pass the exam, you will become a licensed Kinesiotherapist. You then can get jobs in a variety of healthcare settings including sports medicine facilities and/or rehab centers. Kinesiotherapist can start off making anywhere from $36,000 to $55,000 annually. Job growth in this field of Kinesiology is progressing rapidly, so Kinesiotherapist have a very promising future....   [tags: kinesiotherapy, knees, athlete] 829 words
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Terry Fox: A Brief Biography - ... Early Years: (1) - Born July 28, 1958 - Place of birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba - Fox had three siblings; an older brother named Fred, a younger brother named Darrel and a sister named Judith - His mother’s name was Betty and father’s name was Rolland - Betty was a stay at home mother - Rolland worked as a switchman for the Canadian National Railway - Fox’s family was regular middle class, fun, and loving - He was an obedient and kind person; tried to please everyone in his life - Was noticeable at a very young age that Fox strived to do his best in whatever he did; was devoted to sports - He played many different sports as a child, including basketball and hockey - If he did not succeed at...   [tags: Canada, Athlete, Cancer] 678 words
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A Deaf Inspiration: David Smith - ... He also had the opportunity to play for the united states Olympic team in the 2014 London games. He has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey in becoming a professional athlete one of the things in his way was the inability of communication while on the court. Sure, he wore hearing aids but in the loud environment he cant decipher any of the noises from each other. He also nows how to lip read but that wont help either because he needs to be paying attention to the ball and not the peoples lips around him....   [tags: volleyball athlete, olympic team]
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Biography of James Naismith - “The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’” (James Naismith Quotes). In November, 1861, the inventor of “basketball” was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada (Biography of James Naismith). But it never crossed his mind that he’d be the creator of one of the most popular world-wide sports known to man (James Naismith…:Inventor of Basketball). Dr. James Naismith had the body foundation of a fine athlete. As he matured, he developed characteristics of a modest, down-to-earth man....   [tags: basketball, invention, athlete, sports]
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Running and Over Training - ... In a well monitored training program, the body would have adequate sleep. The bodies nutrition would consist of carbohydrates, calories, adequate sugar and protein as well as electrolytes, to replace those, lost in sweat. The workout routine would prioritize muscles on certain days (arm day, legs day, chest day, back day) . The risk of injury would be decreased due to adequate stretching, and swimming. swimming allows for natural resistance, and is essential in recovery. This is because Swimming has no ground impact, unlike running....   [tags: sport, body, athlete, program] 1440 words
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Alcohol Comsumption: Drinking Motives - The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among drinking motives, sport-related achievement motivations and alcohol consumption in a population of student athletes. Interaction effects for each type of drinking motive and achievement motivations were observed. The results indicated that there was a relationship between all three ADS subscales and alcohol use, as well as one SOQ subscale and alcohol use, but these relationships were moderated by both gender and athletic status. Implications for these finding are discussed below....   [tags: students, athlete, hazardous drinkers] 1967 words
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Energy Bars: An Athlete's Friend or Foe - I. What are "energy bars". Definition and Contents: An energy bar is a convenient, fortified snack-food containing a blend of simple and complex carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber, and vitamins and minerals. The primary source of protein in energy bars usually comes from milk and the fiber comes from grains and oats. Some bars also contain additional herbs, such as ginseng and guarana, "to help provide maximum energy" and to stimulate the central nervous system (http://s2.com.etj/ wn/sportsbars.html)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Athletics Sports Papers]
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Should We Eat Animals? - ... Different religions have different inputs on whether eating meat is good or bad. Hindus say that all animals have souls and that eating meat makes us more aggressive (Langley 22). Christianity, however, has almost no rules. The Bible actually encourages Christians to eat meat (Langley 23). Genesis 9:3 states, “Everything that lives and moves will be food for you.” Jainism, an Indian religion, makes everyone strictly vegetarian. Root vegetables, like carrots and potatoes, are also forbidden because pulling them out of the ground means killing them (Langley 22)....   [tags: nutrients, athlete, religions]
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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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Credibility and Sammy Sosa, MLB Player - ... Sammy Sosa immediately denied the allegations (“Sammy Sosa”). Sosa said, “I have never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs. I have never injected myself or had anyone inject me with anything,” to members of congress (“Sammy Sosa”). It you look at Sosa’s stats before and after the PED (Performance Enhancing Drugs) testing of 2003 you’ll notice major drops in stats, such as how his home run average from 1993-03 was 45.6 and during his 2004-07 seasons his home run average went down to 23.3 (“Report: Sosa tested positive in 2003”)....   [tags: Athlete, Steroids]
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Should Teammates of Performance Enhancing Drugs Users Have Any Right to Their Medals? - “Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last week after the International Cycling Union decided that he was a ringleader of a doping program on his winning cycling team. Armstrong became a heroic figure for many, not just because of his cycling feats, but also because he is a cancer survivor and the founder of the highly respected Livestrong cancer foundation” (Gonchar). Many children when beginning a sport always have an idol that they look up to and want to be just like....   [tags: Lance Armstrong, athlete, illegal substances]
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Coaching Opportunity Analysis - ... As I endured basketball practice with 12-13 year olds, I kept in mind the many traits that are necessary to greater the athlete’s experience. I found that patience is a key factor when coaching young athletes. I noticed some athletes were extremely interested in practice, and others not so much. I remember this time period as the developmental stage of what I became most interested in. Kids are interested in many activities; whether it be sports, friends, video games, or even school. I considered what I learned in the course by acknowledging individual interests and capabilities....   [tags: athlete experiences, coaching experience] 602 words
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Elimate Athletic Scholarships - ... Opposing views may claim that that could no longer be the case as in a recent voting including member schools of the NCAA, the ban on multi year athletic scholarships was canceled (Levin, 2012). That argument, however, is insufficient because the measure is not mandatory. Moreover, it can still be dismissed because driven by the spirit of competition many schools will eventually need to discharge some players for new or fresher talents (Levin, 2012). As a result, those players that are no longer useful will no longer be athletic scholars....   [tags: student, athlete, education, departments] 1046 words
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Bill Bradley's Perfection - "In John McPhee's A Sense of Where You Are: A Profile of William Warren Bradley (1965), Bill Bradley, an All-Star in both academics and athletics from small- town Crystal City, Missouri, commits to Princeton to play basketball. At Princeton Bill shatters the basketball records for Princeton, the Ivy League, and even the NCAA, while earning to be a Rhodes scholar and eventually becoming a U.S Senator. Bill Bradley was born with many gifts that aided him in his success; above all, his determination to be the best athlete, his perfectionism that made him believe he may always be better, and his intelligence of the game, permitted him to become the greatest basketball player to ever walk the cam...   [tags: athlete, basketball, scholar]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Everyone has that one person who they look up to and considers them their role model. They will then do whatever they can to be just like that person. Many tri-athletes and cyclists might have looked up to Lance Armstrong as a role model since he was successful and started training at such a young age. The United States Olympic Development team invited him to train as a cyclist, which then placed eleventh in the World Championship Road Race with the best time any American has ever had” (“Lance Armstrong Biography”)....   [tags: athlete, EPO, risks] 2923 words
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A Brief Biography of Louis Zamperini - ... Otherwise he would give up and resort to a more criminal path than an athlete. His brother became his personal trainer, building up Louis’s athletic ability. He eventually ended up participating in a college race. He made frontlines betting the school record time. He kept on training until he had the chance to participate in the Olympics in Berlin Germany. He never had the chance to go to new places since the great depression. He took the trip from Torrance California to New York by train, than take a boat ride across the Atlantic into Nazi Germany....   [tags: WWII veteran and Olympic Athlete, unbroken] 957 words
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Peyton Manning vs Tom Brady - “Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are the preeminent QBs of their generation (Battista and Breer).” Two quarterbacks, from two completely different backgrounds, are fighting for supremacy among all the men to quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). Football in the day and age today is a landscape unlike a few centuries ago. On paper just about any coach in the NFL would start Peyton Manning, former first pick in the 1998 draft, over Tom Brady, former one hundred and ninety ninth pick in the 2000 draft, just based on where each player was selected....   [tags: quaterback, NFL, football, athlete, draft]
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Leroy Karas Life Struggles - ... Leroy is not a pleasant person to be around putting strain on the interactions with his caregivers. The relationship with his brother is only one sided. His brother does think of him but Leroy does not reach out to him for support. According to Erickson, in the final stage of life one goes through a reflection period where one faces Integrity Vs Despair (Zastrow, 2009). One either gains a sense of integrity from a life well lived or feeling despair from wrong choices and bad consequences. Leroy will be reflecting upon his life in this stage and feel despair....   [tags: star athlete, alcohol, permanently disabiled]
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Eric LeGrand: An Athlete´s Story - ... Eric was looked at by many schools and visited by several Division One head coaches, but Eric stuck to his commitment to Rutgers and signed with the university during his senior high school season. In spite of a 1-5 start during 2008, Rutgers finished 8-5 Eric’s freshman year where he played defensive line and special teams. During the following year, 2009, Eric would receive his first career start in the fourth game against the University of Maryland. Eric’s first-ever sack would result in a six-yard loss for the opponent....   [tags: Inspiration, Football, Sports] 1138 words
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Caster Semenya: Hermaphrodite - Caster Semenya is a black athlete track star from South Africa and is a gold medal winner for the 800 meters at the 2009 World Championships with the fastest time of the year finishing the race with 1:55.45 time and after this event many have questioned her gender due to her masculine physique and built. Everyone believed that there was no way a woman can be running that fast of a time and demanded that she take a drug test, so the IAAF (International Association of Athletic Federations) did a test and they have found no type of performance enhancing drugs in her system, then what comes next is that many believed she wasn’t a women....   [tags: black athlete, IAAF, competitive advantage]
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Vincent Bo Jackson - You Think you Know Bo, but you don't Know... Bo Bo knows what it is like to be called one of the greatest athletes of all time. Vincent “Bo” Jackson had to overcome a lot as a child, he was the eighth of ten children that his mom took care of. His family was very poor, and not knowing his father very well did not help the cause. Jackson overcame poverty by working hard, excelling at multiple sports, and staying out of trouble. Jackson worked extremely hard to get to his current position in life....   [tags: Athlete, Biography, Education, School, Sports]
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Finish Line - Case Study - History In 1976, two friends, Alan Cohen and David Klapper, partnered to run a franchise called Athlete’s Foot. Athlete’s Foot was a large athletic footwear business. By 1981, Cohen and Klapper’s vision had grown larger than what Athlete’s Foot was able to contain. Therefore, in 1981, Cohen and Klapper decided to open their own company as a spin off of Athlete’s Foot. They decided to call it Finish Line. At the time of Finish Line’s start up, Cohen and Klapper still maintained 10 Athlete’s Foot stores....   [tags: Athlete’s Foot]
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Breaking Down Doors - Breaking Down Doors No single person opened as many doors as Jackie Robinson. The greatest athletes of all time would have never been anything if it were not for his journey. Jackie broke the color barrier in professional sports, up until the time that he played in there were only white males were playing professionally. If it is even possible, try and imagine a world with no Michael Jordan, no Barry Sanders, or no Barry Bonds. They were all arguably the greatest in their respective sports, if not for the one and only Jackie Robinson they would have been working a regular minimum wage paying nine to five job....   [tags: Jackie Robinson, athlete, african americans]
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Bo Jackson: A True American Icon - The concept of a two-sport or multi-sport athlete enormously filters the list of great athletes throughout history and, if used as a measuring rod, leaves us with the best of all time: Bo Jackson. “Bo Jackson is not known in Spain, despite starring in Bo Knows Nike brand campaign that remains today, the most successful of the multinational” (Williams). “In these famous ads, which have Jackson first playing football and baseball, two sports that are professional, he then tries his luck at basketball with Michael Jordan, tennis with John McEnroe, ice hockey with Wayne Gretzky and track and field with Sea and Decker” (Williams)....   [tags: Multi Sport Athlete, Athletic History, Biography]
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The Dance Debate: Is it a Sport? - ... Dance should be considered a sport if what makes it a sport is determined by the effect it has on one’s body (Martin 2). The injuries between athletes and dancers are very analogous. Dancers and athletes both practice almost every day and are constantly putting weight in different areas of the body and straining muscles. Football players for example twist their ankles or pull a muscle all the time just like dancers. Martin says, “Dance requires body parts to move in ways beyond what they are naturally meant to do....   [tags: athlete, energy, movement]
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The Effects of One or Multiple Concussions in Sports - The brain is a complex and fascinating entity. It has the capability to dream, imagine, remember and interpret the world around us, along with a multitude of other functions. It is however, also a fragile piece of equipment as damage to any part of it could disrupt the system, leading to symptoms such as memory trouble, blurred vision and personality changes or phenomenon such as blindsight. Insult to the brain can be sustained from a blow to the head, known as a concussion or a traumatic brain injury (Kolb & Whishaw, 2009)....   [tags: injury, cognitive functioning, athlete]
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Steroid Use in People Everywhere - ... “A self-report questionnaire, which allowed multiple answers for each question, was administered to 853 male students in six high schools. Results indicated that an average of 11% had used or were using anabolic steroids” (Gilis). The fact is now known that more high school and college students use an illegal muscle building. “Steroids are hormones, and for the body building purposes the ones of interest are anabolic steroids, which is a number of related compounds that mimic the effects of testosterone, the male hormone secreted by the testes” (Alder)....   [tags: athlete doping, performance enhancers] 760 words
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How Do You Determine Gender? - ... SRY, also known as the “testis-determining factor” (TDF), is responsible for the differentiation of the sexually indifferent human embryo six to eight weeks after fertilization. SRY does not solely contain all the information required for development of a male. Instead, it codes for a transcription factor, a protein that controls expressions of other genes. In accordance, the testes produce specific male hormones that influence the completion of male development. The testes contain several specific cell types, including the Leydig and Sertoli cells....   [tags: athlete, genes, advantage] 681 words
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The Legendary Lebron James - ... He lifted the Cavs up from the bottom of the bucket to a playoff contender. Lebron was the main reason for the turnaround for the Cavaliers. He Played great, all the way to all star weekend, then he played for the Rookies during the Rookies/Sophomore Challenge Game. He led the rooks with 33 points, but the sophs won the contest. After the All Star break were many rookies hit their potential wall, Lebron started to play his best basketball of the year. Lebron averaged great numbers throughout the year and fought against the Boston Celtics for the last playoff spot but lost by one game....   [tags: biography, athlete in middle school, hometown hero] 1632 words
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College Athletes vs. Academics - There is a reason that they are called student-athletes and not athlete-students, because being a student should come first. In many cases, however, it appears that it is the other way around. Colleges are focusing more on athletics than academics today, but colleges must start concerning themselves more with students' futures in the real world because very few will use their athletic experiences as much as they will use their education after they graduate. College sports has become like a job with players getting paid in scholarships, and the coach being the boss....   [tags: college student atheete, education]
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Jesse Cleveland Owens - ... However according to McCoy (1), “One day Jesse woke up to his mother Mary standing over him with a sterilized knife and boiling water. She cut the tumor off her baby boy, causing him to bleed for three days. Fortunately, he survived the amateur surgery.” Surprisingly this “surgery” performed by his mother was successful and Owens never had issues with the tumor or the surgery at any time in his life. As a kid Jesse was very shy and it was because of this shyness he possessed that he is called Jesse Owens today....   [tags: olympic long jumper, track, athlete, hitler]
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Ancient Greece´s View on Women - ... This symbol of peace was proudly displayed at the Olympic sanctuary in the temple of Hera, amongst portraits of victorious female athletes (1961). The Olympic Truce ensured the protection of the host city as well as traveling athletes and spectators. This amazing coordination of peace between rival cities illustrates the importance of the Olympic games as a whole country shuts down to pay tribute. The games were also closely associated with the worship of gods and heroes. No figures in Greek culture were ever glorified as much as Olympic victors....   [tags: education, marriage, sports, religion, athlete] 1838 words
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Anabolic Steroids and Professional Sports - In today’s society having a lean toned body is to die for. Many companies portray the American body, as the “ perfect Body”. They portray this by using disgustingly thin super models to influence young women to want to look like these “beautiful” women, that every man dreams about. From a young age, teens are taught that you are supposed to maintain a lean toned body with little to no fat. Many young teens are influenced by super models and professional body builders and feel they need to be as thin or as “swoll” as them....   [tags: body, body builiding, supplement, athlete]
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The Athelete’s Clock - The Athlete’s Clock is a sports physiology book that combines multiple scientific disciplines to examine the impact of time on sport’s performance. Through focusing primarily on running, cycling and swimming, Thomas W. Rowland sets out to point out that the physical effort over time in sport performance may not be fully under the conscious dictates of the athlete, but is much more largely under the control of the subconscious processes within their central nervous systems that decide such factors as speed, stride frequency, and stride length....   [tags: Physiology Book, Analysis]
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Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame - Should Pete Rose be inducted into the hall of fame despite his lifetime ban from baseball. Pete Rose is known for being one of the greatest baseball players of all time, but his rough past with gambling and his lifetime ban from baseball is keeping him from entering the hall of fame. He is most known for his ability to hit the ball, and is also a two time gold glove winner, but his greatest asset that made everyone love him was his hustle, for which he was assigned the moniker ‘Charlie Hustle’. The former member of the famous “Big Red Machine” ended his career with an astounding record of 4,256 hits, after breaking the record of 4,192 hits in the previous season which was set by baseball leg...   [tags: lifetime ban, baseball, athlete]
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Tony Romos: Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys - The role of quarterback is by far the most prestigious position in the game of football. Only an exceptional player would be given this responsibility on America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys…only someone like Tony Romo. With all that he has accomplished in the game of football, Romo will go down in history as one of the greatest quarterbacks, not only in the Dallas Cowboys franchise, but in the whole league. Exceeding expectations time and time again, it is obvious that the star he wears on his helmet is well-deserved....   [tags: Athlete, Ability, Criticism ] 742 words
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Golfer with Brachial Neuritis Misdiagnosed - ... since she fell and she said she didn’t. Dr. Wallace asked her if she had had the flu recently and she said no. He offered a steroid pack to reduce the pain, but she didn’t want them. He told her to rest from any activity and that he would reevaluate her in 2 weeks. One of the key characteristics of brachial neuritis is pain in the shoulder and arm of the affected side. Since the brachial plexus involves motor, sensory, and autonomic functions, the patient will most likely show weakness and a loss of muscle mass during the evaluation....   [tags: clinic, athlete, flu] 536 words
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Student Athletes Should to Be Paid - In recent years, a major controversy in the NCAA has been whether or not student athletes in college should be paid for playing sports. There are different viewpoints from different people stating if they should or not. Many people believe that they are already being rewarded enough with their education being paid, but even with the school’s help with their tuition and school fees, many have trouble paying personal expenses. Even though some people believe they shouldn’t be compensated for their hard work and dedication, it is the right thing to do, due to their lack of time occupied by sports and schoolwork....   [tags: Payig College Athletes]
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College Athletes Deserve to Be Paid - College athletes should be paid. College athletes are often considered to be some of the luckiest students in the world. Most of them receiving all inclusive scholarships that cover all the costs of their education. They are also in a position to make a reputation for themselves in the sporting world preparing them for the next step. The ongoing debate whether student athletes should be paid has been going on for years. These athletes bring in millions of dollars for their respective schools and receive zero in return....   [tags: Payig College Athletes]
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Should Student Athletes Be Paid? - Every year, it seems that we're hearing more and more about NCAA athletes being punished for intentionally making a profit from their athletic careers. The NCAA and colleges are doing their best to stand by the principles on which the NCAA was founded. Since the National Collegiate Athletic Association, more commonly known as the NCAA, was founded as a non-profit organization in 1906(....), much has changed, but one thing that has not changed is the Association's goal, that goal being to protect players from being exploited and ensure their right to fair treatment.(....) In order for the NCAA to uphold their guidelines, universities cannot not pay their athletes....   [tags: college athletes, NCAA, scholarships]
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College Athletes Should Be Paid - A question that has been rising to the surface lately is “should college athletes be paid a salary?” One cannot get on the internet now a day and not see some kind of college sport headline. The world of college sports has been changed greatly the past decade due to college athletes. These athletes make insurmountable amounts of money and an unbelievable amount of recognition for the universities. The athletes that provide and make a ton of revenue for the colleges also spend a huge amount of their time practicing and staying committed to sports, and have to maintain good grades in school which requires quite a bit of overtime....   [tags: sports, college athletes]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - College athletics are becoming more and more like the professional leagues except for one big issue, money. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) makes billions every year off these student athletes. March Madness is one of the biggest money makers for the NCAA, in 2010 the NCAA signed a 14 year deal worth almost $11 billion with CBS and Turner Sports that would give them the rights to shows the games (USA Today, 2010). Football and basketball bring in the most money at universities, so why not pay the athletes....   [tags: NCAA, student athletes]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - ... That means these kids should focus more on their education than on athletics. In reality, these officials tolerate the time spent on sports because it keeps a lot of students from getting into drugs and alcohol. With students spending so much time on athletics, it is reasonable to allow them to be compensated beyond scholarships. College athletics assume a large role in the entertainment industry of America. Each week, millions of people tune in to watch their favorite team, buy tickets to go to the games, or spend money on university athletic merchandise to show their pride....   [tags: athletes, college, amateurs, revenue] 923 words
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College Athletes Should Be Paid - ... With this choice, if their athletic career doesn’t work out they can have a decent enough education to get a job. “Paying the players would keep them in college longer” (Tod Detwiler (Q)). If we pay the athletes, they will stay in college longer, not only making the college athletics better, but better players, too f The NCAA is failing to notice a great opportunity to make athletes better and their programs better.. “Players would want to stay at college all 4 years if they get paid.” (Tod Detwiler (P))....   [tags: Should College Athletes Be Paid?]
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College Athletes Should Not Be Paid - Waking up before the sunrise is a daily routine. Early morning film sessions, class, then practice, which dominates the day. There are few moments in between for food and socializing, but the life of a student athlete is anything but ordinary. Sleep, eat, practice and school are all an athlete knows, and with the pressures of campus life it becomes even more difficult. No time for much of anything, let alone getting a job. Like most students, these athletes need money, but do not have a spare moment to work....   [tags: It’s Not Time to Pay Student Athletes]
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Should Collegiate Athletes be Paid? - More the ever before, the question "Should college athletes be paid?" is being debated by student-athletes, the NCAA, and the media, as well as non-athletic students. College athletes benefit the school with another income. So shouldn’t they be given something for all their hard work. There is only one answer and that is, college athletes should not get paid because it is the worst form of destruction to educational system. College athletes get large scholarships, isn’t that their payment and incentive to be an athlete....   [tags: Paying College Athletes]
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College Athletes Should be Compensated - Today there is much controversy over the subject of compensating college athletes. Some believe that providing a payment would further complicate the issue, but others say that it would end all of the problems. College athletes should receive some form of compensation for participation in collegiate sports due to the hardships they endure, a failure of scholarships to cover all expenses , the exploitation of college athletes by the colleges and universities they play for, a disparity between coaches’ and players’ compensation, and the hypocrisy of National Collegiate Athletic Association’s rules....   [tags: Student-Athletes Should Be Paid]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - Cameron Newton was a coveted recruit coming out of Georgia’s Westlake High School in 2007. Upon signing with the University of Florida, he earned a back-up spot behind Tim Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner. After being arrested on felony charges, Newton dropped out of Florida and enrolled at Blinn Junior College in Texas. Newton led his team to the 2009 NJCAA National Football Championship, after which he was the only 5-star recruit for the 2010 season, as stated on rivals.com. His top two choices for college: Mississippi State University and Auburn University....   [tags: Paying College Athletes]
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College Athletes Need A Voice - For decades, student athletes have always been referred to as students, not employees. The current system now gives student athletes scholarships to pay for their education in return for hours practicing and competing for their institution. However, a movement stimulated by the Northwestern Football program was made at the beginning of this year to change this policy. The Northwestern Football Program wants college athletes to be represented by a labor union and to be labeled as employees. To begin with, the Northwestern football players initiated the petition for all athletes to be able to unionize....   [tags: Student Athletes, Scholarships, Education]
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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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Pro Athletes are overpaid - ... When the real idols and heroes are the ones who face difficult moments everyday in their profession to make a better living for the population. Firefighters, for example, are paid the average of $46,000 per year to risk their lives putting out fires, protect the community from disaster situations, and deal with delicate moments in their lives that can affect their psychological well-being for a lifetime. Is it fair, for a NBA player to earn $5.15 million a year to entertain other people on the TV or at the stadium....   [tags: sports, professional athletes] 987 words
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Should Student-Athletes Be Paid? - College athletes are undoubtedly some of the hardest working people in the world. Not only are they living the life of an average student, they also have a strenuous schedule with their specific sport. One of the most discussed topics in the world of college athletics is whether or not student-athletes should be paid money for playing sports. The people who disagree with the idea have some good arguments to make. Primarily that the athletes get to go to school for free for playing sports. Another argument is that if student-athletes were to get paid then it would ruin the amateurism of college sports....   [tags: college athletes, sports business, NCAA]
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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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Sports Injuries in Athletes - ... The absolute way to bring an injured player back to his or her feet again is by curing them and the prevention method or methods of avoiding getting injured again. Heeling the injured players might help them get back on their feet but most of the times after been heeled they are not able to do what they used to do before at a 100% they get more injured and because they might have to stay away or prevent doing certain things . Therefore because of injuries, numerous players miss out on their favorite sport they like to play....   [tags: teenage athletes, player, sports] 629 words
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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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To What Extent did Title IX Lead to Acceptance of Women’s Achievements in Competitive Sports by 1982 - ... It was given to Ann Meyers; it was a full basketball athletic scholarship to UCLA in 1976. Women got recognition in the college level of completive sports. To start the women’s professional spots Lucy Harris became the first woman to be drafted to the New Orleans Jazz NBA team in 1978. That same year was the first Women’s professional Basketball League game. It was played between the Chicago Hustle and Milwaukee Does that December. One of the last things building up to the NCAA college basketball championship was a women’s hall of fame....   [tags: women´s athlete, NCAA, accomplishment] 1254 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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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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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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