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Jean-Louis Kerouac aka Jack - Jean-Louis Kerouac aka Jack was born on March 12th, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts to Leo and Gabrielle who were immigrants from Quebec, Canada. Kerouac learned to speak French at home then he learned how to speak English at school. His father owned a print shop and his mother stayed a home. In the summer of 1926 Jack's older brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever at nine years old. The family was overcome by grief and became more involved in church as is shown in some of his books. Jack loved to play sports and read on his free time....   [tags: Biography, The Town and The City, Athlete, Writer]
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A Good Walk Spoiled - Golf, as Defined by Mark Twain, “is a good walk spoiled”, and too many in this day it is becoming more and more common to be looked at in this way. Golf, beginning around 1996, entered a new era, and that is the one controlled by a sports icon, named Tiger Woods. What used to be a game for elderly gentleman sitting at the country club, playing nine holes a day on a fairly easy golf course, took a whole new shape. Golf became a game of long tee shots and amazingly accurate approach shots, taking the game to a new super low scoring level, that seemed to be only feasible by tour pros, which seem to never miss....   [tags: Golf, Tiger Woods, Sports, Athlete]
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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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Unfair Advantages: The Loss of Lowering College Acceptance for Athletes - ... This theory leads to students believing that it is acceptable to work less than the average person, having those who participate in sports to succeed. Recruiting athletes based off athletic competence is unfair to students because the lower standards create an inequitable advantage, and the standards have the ability to take away from the athlete’s future (Atlas). The average student who gets accepted into a well-known institution is one who is committed to academics and plans to contribute a piece of their knowledge to society....   [tags: college, accept, athletes]
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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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Genetic Screening and Physiological Testing in Young Athletes - ... Looking for physiological traits and testing for specific genes can also be beneficial for competition itself. Programs that provide such testing have already been implemented in the U.K., Australia, and China (Epstein 49). These have been proven to work with their increase in medal haul during the Olympics. In Australia, prior to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, the country began a National Talent Search program in which children between the ages of fourteen and sixteen were genetically screened, examined for body size and general athleticism (Epstein 49)....   [tags: changes in sports, elite athletes]
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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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Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Legal in Sports? - ... If a person use anabolic steroids u will get stronger and will be able to compete harder. Some athelete even said if steriods was around during them, they could have done much better and maybe extend their career. Anabolic steroids can reduce fat, increase strength and it can also save lives. Athelete should be allowed to take performace of enhancing drugs. Steroids are not always bad for people. Some doctors even recomend steroids for people who are underweight and wants to gain muscles. In the article What you really need to know about anabolic steriods states, "anabolic steroids are anti-inflammatories and have a effect on rehabilitation of injusries." Anabolic steroids can help to r...   [tags: athelete, steroids, drugs, cheat] 542 words
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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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Statement of Purpose to Become a Neonatal Nurse - ... You must show up to work every day and go to every game. If you are too strict and mean, of a coach you will get no respect from the town and fans, but you have to be strict to be a coach. Coaches must show up to practice and class every day. If not you can be fired. If there is a holiday you can take a brake just like the students. If you want to practice during a holiday it is up to the coach. Many coaches decide not to have practice I agree on that. During the summer you are off but if your school has work outs for the high school you must attend....   [tags: babies, coach, athelete] 1376 words
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Unreported Concussions Sustained by Athletes - ... The athletes’ attitude was associated with a decrease in athletes reporting to participate in a game while symptomatic, whereas the prevalence of athletes reporting that they continued participating in a practice while symptomatic also decreased. The athlete knowledge and athlete attitudes were not associated with reporting of recalled concussion or bell-ringer events during games. Alternatively, a 1-SD (2.8-point) increase in athlete knowledge was associated with an increased prevalence of reporting these recalled events in practices by 2.27 times....   [tags: knowledge, statistics, scores] 1022 words
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The Mindset of Athletes with Respect to Injuries - ... Healing and recovery may take time depending on the severity of the injury and the conditioning of the athlete. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, studies have shown that good conditioning can not only prevent injuries, but it can also lessen the severity of the injury and speed recovery (“Return to Play”). This is why some professional athletes are able to return to play so quickly after injury. In cases like those the professional athlete’s tremendous physical condition helped lessen the severity of the injury and increase the speed of the recovery period....   [tags: passion over health, returning to play]
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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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Why Athletes Go Broke - ... (Torre,6). It is essential that an athlete properly invest money in order to receive returns that will further increase the wealth that an athlete already has. Alan Lancz, a wealth manager who works with a number of professional athletes says “The No. 1 reason athletes lose money is they invest in areas they don’t really understand and not related to their expertise” (Sports Stars' Money Meltdowns). There are a Livsey 4 select few of successful athletes turned businessman after a career in professional sports....   [tags: friends, family leeching off]
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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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Ways Technology has Changed Sports - ... The NFL is currently in the progress of working on the details of a sensor being added to the helmets that will help with measuring the impact of the hits to the head. (Florio, 2013). In 1956, the first radio transmitter was used by the Cleveland Browns coach Paul Brown who would communicate with his players through the helmets. It was outlawed by the NFL. However, in 1994 the helmet transmitters were re-introduced. Each team is now allowed one helmet on the field for offense and defense. That helmet contains a small dot on the back of it....   [tags: coaches, athlets, referees, fans, venues]
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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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Alcohol Consumption Among Athletes and Non-Athletes - ... The pressure of not being able to participate in the sport because of an injury, and not being able to be part of the team can cause psychological harm motivating athletes to consume alcohol (Ford, 2007). Nonetheless, theoretical implications were applied to previous studies to support the claims of why athletes consume more alcohol than non-athletes. According to Frye et al. (2010), the Social Norm Theory is a reason why student athletes drink more alcohol than non-athletes. The social norm theory indicates individuals’ behavior relates by false perceptions of how other individuals think and behave in the social environment (Perkins, 2002)....   [tags: maladaptive college health behavior] 1394 words
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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 Be Paid - ... This doesn’t give the athlete much time to do anything else during their day. Someone might just think that the athlete is busy during the season and can get a job in the offseason if they need some extra money. A former college quarterback at Michigan State, Kirk Cousins explains, "Well, I can only really work for the month of July, so that's difficult. What can I do for one month. Plus, I'm quite busy for 11 months and July is the one month where you catch your breath.' (O’Neil). Another argument why college athletes shouldn’t be paid is that it would be hard to control....   [tags: sports, games, profit] 1342 words
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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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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - ... These students are exploited and used to make money and out of everything that particular school makes, the athlete never given a penny of it. All of the hard works, blood, sweat and tears that they put into that program were all for free. All of the money they made for their school was all done for free. The term “student-athlete” is nothing more than a cover up that colleges use so that they do not have to pay any of their athletes. Yes, these players have received scholarships offered by these schools but a college would not offer an athlete they did not believe would perform at the highest standards possible so they are already sure that these players will perform at a high level the...   [tags: sports industry, ethic dilemmas]
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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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College Athletes Being Paid - ... Colleges should definitely focus on the education of their athletes. That is the whole point of college, right(Egendorf, 80-88). If you really think about it, the scholarships given to the athletes should be extended to the after their careers. With Notre Dame and Penn State opening the doors to previuos athletes other schools sould think about extending their scholoarships. Most of the students in D1 sports recieve four year scholarship, but thier grduation rates are noticably lower than tey onther college students....   [tags: playing like its a job, sports industry] 1043 words
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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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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - ... According to Bob Knight,” paying players would lower the value for education” (Daughter 4). The major reason that college athletes should not be paid is because it would be too expensive for colleges. Only twenty-three out of two-hundred and twenty eight Division One athletic programs made money in 2012. This would calculate out to if all college athletes were paid that it would zero out of two-hundred and twenty eight Division One athletic programs to make it in the green (Dorfman 5). This comes right back to the point in 2011 only twelve out of the one-hundred and twenty FBS, Football Bowl Subdivision, made money after trying to fund all of the sport there college offers (Bokshan 1)....   [tags: athletic scholarship, expensive]
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Athletes Deserve Their Money - ... How much of that money went to the athletes. None at all. The NCAA makes money off the athletes in many other areas. John Brill, in his article “Should College Athletes be Paid?” informs us that, “The NCAA defies its own devotion to amateurism are the sale of video game licenses, game merchandise, footage, etc. that provide direct profit for the association.” The NCAA is taking advantage of the gifted athletes for a couple years at time to create a large amount of money that only benefits the NCAA and schools....   [tags: college sports industry and policies] 540 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? - ... It's because of the hard work and dedication that these athletes put in. This is just taking away from the athletes and what they worked so hard to eventually achieve. To be able to be that big of a name and not make any money off of your performances is just absurd. Some people believe that college athletes already do get paid. They believe that the college athletes get paid through their scholarships that they have deserved and worked hard for. Contrary to popular belief, not every single college athlete comes out of college debt free....   [tags: NCAA, sports, money]
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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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Performance Anxiety in Athletes - ... With researchers taking on the hurdle of creating a method or process to enhance mental toughness with the ultimate goal of reducing performance anxiety the 4 C's model was developed. This model consists of four pillars: 1. Challenge: seeing challenge as an opportunity. In scenario the challenge is overcoming performance anxiety as a competitor. 2. Confidence: having high level of self-belief, reflecting confidence in the way an athlete trains and competes. 3. Commitment: being able to stick to task, focusing on improving their competitive performance....   [tags: coach, stress, students] 564 words
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Effect of Concussions on NFL Athletes - ... Hitting hard is often encouraged within the locker rooms pre-game, during half time, and towards various points within the game. Inevitably, these athletes know the hit is coming, but the degree of the hit isn’t always expected, thus resulting in a bad injury. After players exit the gridiron, several suffer from the effects of a concussion, which is defined as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. This disease is very much so prevalent in the National Football League. There’s currently no cure for it, and it slowly picks at the brain resulting in an inability to control ones emotion, and short/long term memory....   [tags: Dangers of Professional Football, Suicide] 1686 words
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College Athletes: Should They Be Paid? - ... According to Matt Hayes, 86% of college athletes live in poverty. This is stunning. It is not recommended to have a job, in addition to, the strenuous schedule that athletes have to live with day in and day out. College athletics produce a ridiculous amount of revenue for all of the different schools around the country. The average annual NCAA college revenue is 10.6 billion dollars. The NCAA makes 5.6 billion dollars off ticket sales alone. Athletes are being cheated. In a recent interview, South Carolina’s defensive end and possible number one 2014 NFL draft pick, Jadeveon Clowney states, “They(the schools) are selling our jerseys with our numbers and making money off ticket sales, so...   [tags: revenue, students, financial] 826 words
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Should College Athletes be Paid? - Should College Athletes be Paid. The atmosphere of college sports has certainly changed in recent years. Sports aren’t just fun and games, it’s a business. College Sports are no different. College Sports provide a huge amount of income of any university’s income. The National Collegiate Athletic Association is also a benefactor from College Sports. It is a NCAA violation for college athletes to be compensated in any way from anybody. This is because those players are already getting an education; an athletic scholarship worth thousands....   [tags: sports, ethics, incentive programs]
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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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College Athletes Deserve to Be Paid - ... This is a major difference and truly explains how College universities “Give Athletes Free Education” is not remotely equal at all. “Being a College athlete is a full time Job” (Lynn O'Shaughnessy) .So when recruits pick the College of their choice and continuously pursue the road to professionalism the sport that they are playing, it is equivalent to them signing an un-read contract where the offeror receives 100% of the Income. 42.1 hours a week is what Division I baseball players on average spend on their sport....   [tags: sports industry]
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College Athletes: Should They be Paid? - A lot of people believe college athletes are like employees and should be paid to play. College athletes spend most of their time playing their sport for the college, most athletes see themselves more as athletes than students, and they feel like they should be paid for risking their body’s every day. American colleges and universities should recognize college athletes are paid through scholarships and other opportunities and does not need to provide them additional pay. My goal in this paper is to bring some knowledge to people that people college athletes have it bad, or need more help....   [tags: College Athletes, Athletics, School, Sports]
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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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Athletes and the Effects of Pre-Game Jitters - ... Early in his book, Lawrence identifies that pre-game jitters are in fact a humongous problem that athletes face today. They focus on the “pessimistic” side of things and get the subject to detour away from the task at hand. In another study done by Nohria, it was found that among male athletics 79% experienced some sort of jitters before game time. When female athletes were polled on the same topic, 85% said they had experienced pre-game jitters also. It can be determined by the results presented that athletes in one way or another do in fact experience pre-game jitters....   [tags: psychological and physical effects] 758 words
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - ... That money could very easily be split up between each other players on the team and there would be a lot left over to pay the couches salaries and other stuff that they need to buy. If Louisville was able to bring that much money throughout the basketball season then other would definitely have enough money as well to pay off each of their student athletes per year. Also more people can fit into the football stadiums so if there were able to fit up to 100,000 people in a stadium and make the starting price of each ticket be around of $15- $60 then they could be making over a million dollars per game if they filled the stadium and plus the money they earned through sponsors, advertising,...   [tags: sports industry, scholarships]
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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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Identity Foreclosure of Collegiate Athletes - ... Due to the entertainment nature of our culture, elite athletes are socially reinforced for their physical abilities and success. Unfortunately due to this, a majority of athletes conceptualize their identity and “self” based upon athletic performance and their limited social identity (i.e., self-worth and self-definition) as an athlete (Beamon, 2012). Beamon coins this limitation as identity foreclosure. Identity foreclosure can be defined as a commitment to an identity before one has meaningfully explored other options or engaged in exploratory behavior, such as career exploration, talent development, or joining social clubs or interest groups....   [tags: education, identity, performance] 916 words
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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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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - ... As long as they are not breaking any state or national laws, then I do not see the harm of any individual trying to make some extra cash. I think it is unethical and unfair for the National Collegiate Athletic Association to punish athletes for trying to add a few dollars to their bank accounts. As for myself being a college football player, I know what it is like to struggle with income in college and not having money to pay for certain/basic needs of the college life. Stating this, being a football player and attending school enrolled as a full time student as well, we are basically putting forty-plus hours of work every week....   [tags: money, income, change, paid] 1593 words
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Should Student Athletes Be Paid? - ... I understand that but if you’re coming from a poor background and is not an athlete you are worrying about more than not having extra money. You are worrying about how you are going to paying for tuition and loans. Many college students are broke and deal with these inconveniences on a daily basis. Not being able to afford things is a way of life in college. The wages average students earn from their low-income jobs mostly go towards rent, tuition and groceries—expenses many college athletes on full-ride scholarships never have to worry about....   [tags: Sports, College, Scholarships] 822 words
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Pay to Play: College Athletes - ... They are also getting free meals, so if they get three meals a day then that should be plenty. Some other reasons why college athletes should not get paid are because, if they were to get paid they may focus more on their sport rather than their school work and studies. Not only is trying to balance both school and sports hard enough but if they were to get paid they may not want to focus on what there actually there for, which is their education. Paying college athletes could also cause the student to have poor money management....   [tags: sports industry]
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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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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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The Social Influence of Athletes - ... They should be ready to part of their huge pays for the sake of recognition of the people’s rights and better living condition. Some of the top people in sports include Aaron Rodgers, North American who plays football for Green Bay Packers earns 43 million USD per year. Drew Bees, North American football player for New Orleans Saints earns 40 million USD per year, (Neto, 2013). These players can give a part of their pays to charity or programs aimed at helping the people in need. They should be ready to stand by what is right and what they believe even if they are criticized....   [tags: fighting for social justice] 799 words
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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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Athletes: Playing for Pay - ... It is crazy to think that someone could be so selfish to old out of their contract because they need more than seven million dollars to eat. The average physician makes roughly $191,000 a year, which is a tenth of what a professional athlete makes for playing a game ("Physician: Salary"). A doctor also has to go to college for four years, then turn around and go to medical school and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars, whereas to go to the NBA a player only needs one year of college experience....   [tags: sports industry, astornomical figures]
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