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Drug Testing Student Athletes - About 90 percent of NCAA colleges do random drug testing on their student-athletes. Through the years, more and more colleges are giving random drug tests to their student-athletes. The student-athletes are having very mixed feelings towards the random testing. I am in favor of the testing just because some of the athletes need to be showed playing sports in college is a privilege. I know that there are several student-athletes that do not act like it is a privilege and that bothers me with how many kids can not go play college sports that are very disserving of the opportunity....   [tags: Colleges, Drug Use]
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Drug Testing Student Athletes - Drug Testing Student Athletes Every athlete has probably at some point has been told to represent their school with class. Athletes are held to high standards, they are expected do the right thing on and off the field, and to lead others by setting a good example. As a role model for younger athletes and other students, should our athletes be required to prove they are being responsible even when no one is watching. Should we drug test all of our athletes to ensure they are making the right choices and setting a good example for younger athletes....   [tags: standards, role, moel, chocies, example]
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How Athletes Are Overpaid - How much of an importance involving productivity do athletes have on today’s society. Whether they have little to none, their contracts and endorsements tend to say otherwise. For example, David Beckham, a retired Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player, has received a forty-eight million dollar career total, while a GS-13 level astronaut makes roughly one hundred-thousand dollars a year (APAO, 1). Some say that athletes earn their money just as we do, but that is not so apparent. Another example is how Kobe Bryant is making twenty-three million dollars this year....   [tags: Athletics, Today's Society, Sports, Income, Money]
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Compensation for College Athletes - The Bible states in Proverbs 22:7, “The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.” The rich NCAA and universities rule over the poorer student athletes. These student athletes are borrowing an education with their scholarships and in return are expected to become the slave of the university. The student athletes live in the debt of the university and frequently don’t have enough money for clothes, food, and basic needs. This is just one of the many reasons why college student athletes should be compensated for a percentage of what the university makes due to their success....   [tags: student, revenue, servent]
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Steroids: What are Athletes Thinking? - Ever thought about gaining more “muscle mass, strength, and resistance to fatigue,” (Agulló-Calatayud 103) but wanted to find an easier way to reach those goals, so instead you choose to try steroids. Steroids though have become a heavily debated argument throughout the world but not many people understand the background of what steroids are, the history of steroids is somewhat unknown, the effects that steroids have had on the Major League Baseball as a whole, and some certain cases where prolific athletes have managed to derail their careers with steroids....   [tags: muscle mass, strength, resistance to fatigue]
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Athletes as Role Models - ... An example of this is how professional athletes wear business casual attire whenever they are engaged in team or league business. Another example is how they present themselves in the media. Athletes can also be good role models in terms of showing respect towards others and showing how to effectively work as a team member. Professional athletes show this by being respectful to their coaches, referees, and fellow teammates. Though professional athletes get individualized attention because of their talent, being an effective team player is a major part of their job....   [tags: profession, audience, youth, guidance] 922 words
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Vegetarian Athletes and Building Muscle - Statement: Vegetarians face issues with their diet in regards to building muscle and strength, but are able to build muscle and have the right amount of nutritional food just as well as meat eaters when adequate nutrition and exercise is applied. Vegetarians face issues with their diet in regards to building muscle and strength but can build muscle just as well as meat eaters when adequate nutrition and exercise is applied. Nutritional concerns that vegetarians might face include protein, creatine, iron, zinc and vitamin b12....   [tags: vegetarians, muscle, strength, iron]
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Should College Athletes Get Paid? - Unpaid athletes, overpaid coaches, and revenue from merchandise are a big business in college athletics. Colleges make millions off of ticket sales, memorabilia, and television contracts and don’t allow the athletes to see any of it. Athletes’ risk career-ending injuries every time they step out to play or practice. In addition, players for these colleges have to manage academic and athletic requirements, but don’t see any extra money. These extra requirements can include such things as honors classes, community service and service projects....   [tags: sports industry policies and ethics] 1321 words
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Professional Athletes and Enhacer Drugs - ... The drugs can also affect the way you play because you are more likely to miss a game winning goal or shot for your team because you're on so much drugs just to win a game. If you are a professional athlete and you take drugs you are showing your kids that it is right to take drugs when they get into competitive sports. When you take a drug you better be careful because you never know who is watching you. You can get in huge trouble even for just taking a couple of enhancer drugs to get that one big hit over the fence or that one great play up the middle....   [tags: anabolic steroids, football players] 1345 words
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Sports and Professional Athletes - ... Female athletes, on the other hand, are mostly portrayed for their physical appearance. They are placed on magazine covers and television to show off their bodies. This can be seen in slide two with the two magazine covers shown. Cover 1 portrays Jennie Finch, a softball player, in a short skirt and sexy pose. Cover 2 consists of a photograph of Jean de Villiers, the Springbok’s captain. He is facing the camera directly in his Springbok uniform. This leaves the reader with the perception that he is professional and a good athlete....   [tags: discriminatory behaviour, sexism] 731 words
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Collegiate Athletes Receive Enough Payment - The most recent uproar among college sports is the discussion of whether or not collegiate athletes should receive pay. Leo Gerald of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes about how collegiate athlete do deserve to be paid. Gerald says collegiate athletes deserve payment because of scholarship reduction, the risk of life changing injuries, and schools do not provide medical insurance to the athletes. Some agree with what Gerald wrote in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, however I do not. Collegiate athletes should be thankful for what schools provide for them....   [tags: deserve payment, schools, injuries] 660 words
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For College Athletes Does Money Talk? - If colleges athletes can help better the schools that they are attending, why cannot the school give them money to show their appreciation for what they do for the school to try and better their life. Some say that athletes already get paid with their free scholarships, free room and board, and other expenses that university’s offer. Athletes send in so much revenue to their current colleges and they get nothing in return. The sport that they play brings in money to their university by itself. The really superb athletes who play at really good programs bring in more than enough money to their schools....   [tags: Living Expenses, Scholarships]
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Mandatory Drug Testing for Student Athletes - In many high schools around the country, student athletes are using drugs. “The percent of students that have drunk alcohol is 72.5% while the number of students who have used marijuana is 36.8%” (Report: Nearly Half of High School Students Using Drugs, Alcohol). The students believe that since they are athletes that they do not need to abide by the rules because they feel more superior and that the narcotic will not hurt or affect them. Implementing random drug tests for athletes will create a positive image and not hurt others or themselves....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid Formally? - To pay or not to play. Such is the question facing big-time college sports. At most colleges, athletics are a key source of income, as well as an attraction to the university. Many argue that student-athletes should not be paid because they already receive money through athletic scholarships. On the other side of the argument, people argue that college athletics generate enough money for the university, that the athletes should receive more than just a scholarship. Collegiate athletes deserve a small stipend for their services toward the university....   [tags: sports industry] 974 words
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College Athletes Need Stipends, Not Payments - Many problems exist in college sports today. One of the major problems in college athletics today is the issue of athletes receiving impermissible benefits from colleges and their boosters. It seems as if players and universities are constantly under NCAA investigation for impermissible benefits. College athletics today and the perceptions of them are changing. Some people are just plain sick of the NCAA and their old-fashioned rules. There are many different opinions of what the NCAA should do regarding payment for players....   [tags: College Sports, Issues, NCAA]
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College Athletes and Class Attendance Policies - Many college athletes miss classes because of practice, competition and from exhaustion. For those reasons supporters argues for exemption of athletes from class attendance policies. Others argue that college athletes are given scholarship to attend college to play sports. On the contrary, the focus of colleges is educating students. So the question is, should colleges athletes be exempt from the class attendance requirements. The answer is no and here is why. First, the education of athletes takes priority over recreational activities....   [tags: education, student, academics, college] 674 words
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Paying College Athletes - Greed is defined as an excessive desire for wealth or possessions. I believe greed goes hand in hand with a current issue of whether or not college athletes should be paid. These athletes don’t feel like the scholarships are enough for what they do on the court and their greedy mentality demands more. Groups that are in favor of paying athletes might say that all the money the schools generate from football games and televised sporting events should go to those who earned it, but I believe that say that the money earned should be put towards a different cause....   [tags: Debate, College Scholarships]
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Should Athletes Be Paid? - Should Athletes Be Paid At some colleges their athletes are a key source of income for the university. This would lead one to believe that the athletes who produce money should get a portion of that money in return. Despite the fact that paying college athletes is banned some of them still get paid anyway. The overall good to be gained from paying the college athletes could be that they would want to stay in school longer and develop an education rather than going to the pros prematurely. One would think that knowing all of this the athletes should at least get paid a small amount of the money they bring to the school....   [tags: College Athletes, Key Source Income, University]
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Effects of Training and Genetics on Elite Athletes - Every elite athlete makes it look easy. Splashing through the water or striding gracefully down the track making it look effortless. Some people assume they are “naturals,” that their perfect DNA sequence is what has brought them to this level. Others argue that hard work and drive is what has made the difference, separating the elite from the average. These thoughts are the ones that give rise to the age-old nature vs. nurture debate. Countless hours of studies and research has concluded: it’s both....   [tags: gene, dna sequence, ability]
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Are Athletes Really Bad Role Models? - Assignment 3: Athletes aren’t role models-Really. Many famous athletes aren’t exactly angels. Take a look at Tiger Woods and John Terry (Chelsea footballer). Both are extremely successful players of their respective sports. Unfortunately, they are also prone to giving up to their hormones and desires. Tiger Woods allegedly had sex with at least 10 different women during his marriage. John Terry had an affair with his best friend, Wayne Bridge’s wife. Both players are now divorced. With all these scandals about athletes going on, it is not surprising that people are calling athletes bad examples to the younger generations....   [tags: Media, Examples, Negative Influences]
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Importance of Social Support To Injured Athletes - Sports have become a major part of our culture. Sports now serve as entertainment, recreation, and even religion for some die-hard fans. All levels of sport have become relevant and elite leagues, year round competition, and travel associations have become the norm. The importance of winning, getting scholarships, and competing at the highest level has tremendously increased the pressure from parents and coaches for athletes to succeed. The rise in sports participants has seen the significant increase in sports related injuries....   [tags: Sports Related Injuries] 1741 words
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The Portrayal of Female Athletes Athletes in Film - The Portrayal of Female Athletes in Film Images of women in sport, and the cultural ideals of women have moved somewhat synchronously through time. As notions of women's roles and perceptions of women change, so too did the portrayal of female athletes, and the acceptance of female athleticism into cultural norms. Likewise, as women began breaking the gender barriers in sport, the perceptions of women's roles changed and the change in portrayal and perception, led to increased acceptance of women as athletes....   [tags: Film Movies] 834 words
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Black Athletes' Graduation Rates Weak - Major collegiate athletics programs are able to generate millions of dollars for their institutions, but are not able to show any evidence of successfully graduating their black male athletes that contribute to their success in generating those millions of dollars. These universities in turn, are failing these student athletes whom were promised that they would nurture them intellectually as well as athletically. A four year report published by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education presents statistics that shows that the six major sports conferences in the NCAA (ACC, Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, SEC, Pac 12) have weak graduation rates for male African American Student...   [tags: college athletes, african american students]
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The NCAA Should Pay Student Athletes - Did you know college athletes on average practice 43.3 hours a week while participating in a sport of their choice. College athletes have rigorous schedules not only do they have to practice at their best ability every day at practice, but have to make sure their grades are up to par. Juggling school and sports is not just tough it is very time consuming. With a very long and physically tough schedule these athletes do not have time to look for jobs much less have a job. Although they might not have a job they do make tons of money, but not one cent goes to these athletes....   [tags: college degrees, sports, practice]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Among Athletes - Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, performance enhancing drugs have become a religious practice in “the lives of some sport figures.” The use of these supplements have given the user an edge, an edge to perform at maximum capability. Most major athletes all agree on the fact that the competitive determination to win is intense. Despite all, most athletes have high hopes of either winning a medal, a full ride college scholarship or the once in a lifetime opportunity to play for a professional team....   [tags: Sports, argumentative, persuasive]
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Should College Athletes Make Money - A question millions of athletes, professionals, students, and parents have been asking for years, should college athletes be paid to play. Staples stated; “Now, nearly two-dozen former student-athletes are suing the NCAA. A win by the plaintiffs could potentially transform the business of college athletics” (Staples 2010). With more than a billion dollars brought in every year by college sporting events. Surprisingly only a small amount of football and basketball schools are the ones bringing in all of the money that is earned all year....   [tags: Student Athletes, College Education, Money]
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The Focus on Wealth from Athletes and Physicians - According to Times Magazine, “Upmarket estate agents have been voted the most overpaid members of any profession, ahead of lawyers, celebrity chefs and football players.” (Coates), however many people believe that professional athletes have the most overpaid occupation. An average athlete’s salary ranges depending on the sport you participate in. In the NBA an athlete makes around five million dollars a year; yet in the MLB an average baseball player will make about three million dollars a year....   [tags: relationships, salary, bankruptcy ] 1840 words
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Paying College Athletes - Every child, at some point in their life, dream about becoming a rock star, a doctor or an astronaut. The career that stands out the most in young boys and girls dreams, is becoming a professional athlete; Why is that. One reason could be the ever increasing media coverage on each individual sport. Certain channels are devoted just for that particular sport, keeping viewers updated and thirsting to get out and play just like professionals on television. Another reason could be, how easy it is to get out in the backyard as a kid to shoot the basketball, throw a football, or hit a baseball because it is a lot harder to perform heart surgery or fly to the moon when you're only a child....   [tags: Sports]
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Paying College Athletes - College sports are big money makers now a days. For most universities, the athletic department serves as one of the main sources of cash flow. Athletes are used to create millions of dollars for the NCAA and the schools that they participate in, and never receive a penny. If we are talking about profit, if all bonds with the university were removed, an athletic department representing itself could compete with some of the most successful companies. So, why does the most important parts of the machine, the players, do not receive any money for their training and participation....   [tags: NCAA] 883 words
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Pro Athletes Salaries: The Price of Entertainment - Professional athletes have been paid to play a variety of sports in over the past hundred and fifty years. Most players can manage perfectly playing the sport they love while being paid over what an average government worker (policeman, fireman, and teacher), instead they are paid massive paychecks that many people would only dream of having. The salaries of professional athletes have drastically increased ten-fold in the past 50 years and show that they earn vast amount of wealth, which in most opinions can be absurd....   [tags: major league, NFL, massive wages]
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The Name of the Game: Unpaid College Athletes - ... “It can be hard, especially with practice in the morning, because you have to wake up really early and if you’re stuck studying for a test really late, you don’t get much sleep.” Thames explains. “But it’s manageable” (Barragan 2). Similarly, athletes who play big name sports such as football and baseball are succeeding too. Sean Bedford, starting football star of Georgia Tech, maintained a 3.8 grade point average in the fall 2013 semester. Greg McElroy of the University of Alabama graduated in three years with a grade point average of 3.86....   [tags: sports industry, NCAA policy]
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The Pros and Cons of Paying College Athletes - ... Its pretty well known that some sports make more revenue than others. For example the University of Oregon's football team makes $21,000,000 a year from tickets and concessions where as their baseball teams only generates $385,000 a year.(University of Oregon Department of Athletics). How would they separate the money between these two teams. They could either split it in half but then it would not be fare to the football team or do they give the money all the money the football makes to them....   [tags: school, sports, training]
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Optic Nerve Atrophy and Judo Athletes - Optic Nerve Atrophy and Judo Athletes For athletes with disabilities, there is an ever-increasing pool of sports available in which they can compete. From wheelchair basketball to murder ball, the options are expanding and many have already become Paralympic sports. One of the most fascinating Paralympic sports is judo, a martial art that derives its origins from Jujutsu (“What is Judo and Kodokan,” 2014). According to the article “What is Judo and Kodokan” (2014) Judo was created by Professor Jigoro Kano in an effort to emphasize, “the larger educational value of training in attack and defense so that it could be a path or way of life that all people could participate in and benefit from”...   [tags: Paralympics, Disabilities, Sports]
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Are Actors and Athletes Paid Too Much? - What comes to mind if someone mentions entertainer or an athlete. People think of their lavish lifestyle, and their salaries are excessive. Many say that athletes and entertainers live in a care free world by all the money they make and that their job isn’t that hard to do. Although some people say that people who contribute to the society don’t make money like entertainers and athletes do, because of all the extravagant amount of money they make, the consumers would have to pay more. I feel that entertainers and athletes should be making their high salaries because they put in hard work to get to that point, freely donate to charities, and society aids their high wages....   [tags: salaries in the entertainment and sports industry] 1142 words
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Experiment on the Differences in Recovery Heart Rates in Athletes and Non-Athletes - ... The whole area of HRR and its clinical implications is a subject of current investigation, but it is well established that HRR is a strong predictor of both cardiovascular-related and all-cause mortality in healthy adults. Citations: 1. http://www.livestrong.com/article/346286-athletes-heart-rate-recovery/ 2. http://pediatrics.about.com/od/pediatricadvice/a/Normal-Pulse-Rates-For-Kids.htm 3. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/healthtool-target-heart-rate-calculator 4. http://www.endurancecorner.com/Larry_Creswell/heart_rate_recovery 5. http://www.topendsports.com/testing/heart-rate-measure.htm Variables: • Independent: o I will have two groups both containing 5 people, in total 1...   [tags: variables, treadmill, controls] 1701 words
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Mandatory Drug Testing for Student Athletes - Many times in an athletes life are they asked or peer pressured to do some type of drug that is supposed to help them be a better athlete. Well it’s all-illegal, and to save the stress on the teammates and coach’s, along with all of the fans, why not drug test them. It would make sense to save all of the stress put on everyone. Drugs start as low as middle school athletics, but yet they are not drug tested. They think because they aren’t drug tested that it is okay for them to do these things and still be able to play sports....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Should Universities Pay Their Hardworking Athletes? - For years college athletes have been working their whole life to play in College. Day in and day out, working their hardest, pouring their heart and soul into their sport. Over decades athletes have been able to showcase their talent to get to College. When a college school recruits you, your job is to bring in money for the University. A real athlete plays the game for their desire and passion for the sport. Recently, athletes have been questioning whether or not they should be paid for their hard work and dedication to the sport....   [tags: sports, recruit, students] 633 words
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Athletes and Sports Psychology the Full Circle - What if sports and psychology had direct correlation to each other. The Wall Street Journal composed an article by Robert J. called, “Mind Games: Weekend Athletes Seek Help” which pertains to a new form of psychology called sports psychology, and how it could be beneficial to everyone not just world class athletes. Robert interviews non- professional athletes as well as people that exercise for leisure asking why they haven’t considered going to a sports psychologist their response was, “Insurers say counseling to improve athletic performance is the psychological equivalent of cosmetic surgery and the won’t pay for it....   [tags: Cognitive development, brain development]
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Paying College Athletes - Paying College Athletes Every child at some point in their lives dream about becoming a rock star, doctor or an astronaut, but the career that stands out the most is becoming a professional athlete. Why. One reason could be the ever increasing media coverage on each individual sport with certain channels devoted for just that particular sport, keeping viewers updated and thirsting to get out and play. Another could be the ease of getting out in the backyard as a kid to shoot the basketball, throw a football, or hit a baseball because it is harder to perform heart surgery or fly to the moon when you're only a child....   [tags: Sports]
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Affirming Athletes - The World Series, NBA Finals, Final Four, Super Bowl, National Championship, College World Series, The Masters, these are the ultimate competitive goals for both athletes and fans. America loves to watch these highly competitive sporting events. From ancient times to modern day, sports have always been a part of the makeup of society. Beginning with the Native American sportsmen “who competed for religious, medicinal, and gambling purposes” sports of old and new have continued to change and evolve in society’s culture (sports)....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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College Athletes and Scholarships: Not what it Seems - Many still seem to believe a “free” education is more than enough, when in reality, not many players are actually given a free education. While every student has the potential to earn financial aid and academic scholarship money, athletes are also capable of receiving athletic money. A majority of athletes today are either playing without an athletic scholarship or a partial scholarship, in addition to other grants and academic subsidies. To non-athletes, this may seem unfair, but look at the big picture....   [tags: Sports, Students, Academics]
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Dietary Supplements Used by Athletes: Creatine - ... 2001, p.358). Creatine increases muscular strength and lean tissue mass, but phosphocreatine absorption can limit the full effect of this ergogenic aid. Diets high in protein from red meat already have a high percentage of CP storage inside the muscle tissue. Vegetarians will benefit greatly from exogenous creatine supplementation because they lack consistent intake of Cr. In an article written by Rawson, Persky, Price, & Clarkson in 2004, “Effect of repeated creatine supplementation on muscle, plasma, and urine creatine levels,” they demonstrated muscle phosphocreatine increases through exogenous supplementation....   [tags: increasing sports performance]
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Why College Athletes Should be Paid - Why College Athletes should be Paid Due to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations no college athlete is able to receive any compensation or endorsement while participating in college athletics. These rules have long been challenged, however no changes have been made by the NCAA. With universities grossing close to $200 million a year college athletics has turned into one of the top industries in the world. The NCAA is a governing body of college athletics, but without people questioning the NCAA and demanding changes to the monopoly that the NCAA is nothing will happen to the unfairness to college athletes like it is currently....   [tags: NCAA, scholarships]
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Paying College Athletes - College sports also known as the greatest source of entertainment known to man this era. There are several types of sports ranging from non- physical to the most physical contact sports. Each sport takes sacrifice and dedication to be able to perform at your best knows matter what level. The NCAA is a million dollar business that lets student athletes show their athletic ability and skill toward other individuals. That is the main reason for the creation of collegiate sports, but not to downside the meaning of entertainment....   [tags: college sports industry] 1074 words
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The Usage of Twitter Amongst Professional Athletes - Athlete Selection One athlete from each league was selected for the content analysis: NFL quarterback, Michael Vick; NHL forward and enforcer, Paul Bissonnette; and MLB relief pitcher, Jason Grilli. Michael Vick was selected for analysis because he has a criminal background from the past. An analysis of Vick's tweets will help determine how he has changed over time, and to learn if anyone still allows the past to influence the way they respect him and if that effects him in any way through social media....   [tags: NFL, NHL, social networks, dog fighting]
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College Athletes Should Not Get Paid for Play - The argument whether a student-athlete should be paid to play or not be paid is one that spans the ages. College sports are considered to be of amateur status by the NCAA. Therefore they believe student-athletes should not receive a pay check to participate in a sport. However on the other end of the spectrum, many critics believe that student-athletes should receive pay for play because not only are they participating in a sport, they are entertaining the spectators. They believe that if performers in the entertainment industry are paid, why not pay the college-athletes....   [tags: no pay for play] 825 words
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Student Athletes' Opinions of NCAA Amateurism Laws - Since the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) inception in 1906 there have been laws in place to protect the amateurism status of its student athletes. Over the last 100 years the NCAA has morphed into a multimillion dollar business. The success and revenue that student athletes have brought the NCAA and its member institutions has sparked a debate of whether or not to compensate players for paying. Research in the field has focused on the debate and reasons to pay players and reasons not to....   [tags: Sherman Act, Jeremy Bloom, college athletics]
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Athletes Overpaid? - When people think of the names Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, and Oscar de la Hoya they think “superstar”, “professional athlete”, and “wealthy”. Some even think “overpaid” while others believe that they deserve every penny they earn. In 2010 NBA player Kobe Bryant signed a three-year $90 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers (Source 2).Which equals $30 million per year. In 2009 Kobe Bryant’s contract was worth $25 million a year (Source 2). He received a five million dollar pay increase although he is an aging player....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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The Usage of Twitter Amongst Professional Athletes - Analysis An analysis of these three athletes' tweets was conducted over a course of three-month period, resulting in an evaluation of 847 tweets. The analysis of tweets was divided into two parts. Part one identified the tweets as either social tweet or para-social tweet, and as social retweet or para-social retweet. This portion of the analysis is consistent with previous research (Frederick et al., 2014). Part two identified the tweets into ten categories. The categories include: personal life; about their sport or another sport; responding to fans or other athletes; family and friends; religious; travel and vacation; pictures, videos, and other website links, and promotional....   [tags: social tweets, para social tweets, NFL, NHL]
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Should College Athletes Get Paid? - ... The school has a lot of radio, TV, and newspaper deals that also bring money to them. You have to think about the people who can’t always watch the game, they can hear it. Not only do they have those contracts, but you got to remember when the actual games start and there at the big stadium or dome. The revenue for one game is over 10,000 to 20,000 people just for one game. They have prices for food, beverages, stuffed dolls, programs, and souvenir, that a lot of that 10-20,000 buy at all the games....   [tags: sports industry]
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Paying Student Athletes - Knudson 1 Dillon Knudson Ms. Svihovec English 10, Per. 5 27 November 2013 Throughout the long history of college sports, football in particular, athletes have played squarely off of scholarships or as walk-ons. The NCAA generates millions without paying the athletes a dime. Recent years have caused huge problems in the country with paying athletes for playing. Scandal after scandal has rocked the image of college football and doesn’t appear to be getting better. The NCAA prohibits student-athletes from receiving improper benefits and selling memorabilia for a profit when they should be paying its athletes....   [tags: College Football, NCAA, Profit]
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Professional Athletes: The End of "Roid Rage" - Professional athletes, throughout history, have been exalted for their outstanding abilities and achievements in sports. Unfortunately, many athletes have turned to anabolic steroids in order to give them an edge, a boost their athletic performance. Starting with the 1954 World Weightlifting Championships, where the Soviets unexpectedly dominated their lifting classes with the use of steroids, it has become increasingly popular among athletes to cheat with the help of this drug. Although the appeal to steroid use is evident when observing how it increases someone’s athletic abilities, many users fail to consider the detrimental side effects of the drug....   [tags: anabolic steroids, drugs]
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Steroids Damage both Athletes and Sports - Athletes have passed or failed many tests in their life time. Either on the field or off the field it’s safe to say it would be better if they pass. Failing a test in the class room just means a bad grade. Failing a test in the sports world means an athlete can lose their job, get suspended, lose money, and lose their loyal fans and much more. Athletes can be drug tested for basically anything whether it is illegal drugs or performance enhancing drugs. Steroids are obviously the most well known drug in sports....   [tags: persuasive, argumentative essays] 891 words
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Hard Working Athletes Deserve Pay - ... Cousin goes on to mention that they are also bigger costs no one mentions. For example, football practice begins in late July with two-a-days jam-packed in the first two weeks. Because of this inflexible schedule it is impossible for Cousins and his teammates to take courses during Michigan State's second summer session. Since he is not taking classes, his scholarship money does not kick in. Therefore, for the months of July and August, Cousins and his teammates are forced to come up with their rent, food money, and any other expenses....   [tags: ncaa, scholarship, free meals, gear] 1373 words
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Self Esteem in Athletes Compared to Non-Athletes - Self Esteem in Athletes Compared to Non-Athletes The correlation of playing competitive sports at college level and self esteem are measured. Subjects were given the Barksdale self esteem questionnaire to fill out and levels of self esteem are measured by scores out of one hundred. The subjects are then separated into categories determined by gender and whether they played sports at the college level. The results indicated that the elite athletes have a higher self esteem than non athletes....   [tags: Papers] 1398 words
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College Athletes: Why They Should be Paid - College athletics have been incredibly profitable businesses for many years. With the advent of televised sporting events, the profit margin has increased exponentially. The Texas Longhorns’ football program alone grosses 104 million dollars annually (forbes.com). So, where is all that money going. Most of it goes right back to the school. The athletes who practice for endless hours and devote their lives to the sports get nothing but the satisfaction of winning. So, should Division One college athletes be paid....   [tags: college athletics, revenue, NBA, NFL, NCAA]
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College Athletes Deserve to Get Paid Discussion - College athletes have become the foundation of many colleges and universities. The landscape of college sports is changing daily. Without college athletes, certain colleges and universities would not be recognized. This being said, this writer believes that athletes deserve to be paid. Paying football and basketball players will not ruin college sports or cost them to become “subcontractors.” Indeed, the way big-time college sports are going, paying the players may be the only way to save them (Nocera “Let’s Start Paying College Athletes”).The NCAA for instance is taking advantage of college athletes that sign to a certain college or university....   [tags: sports, college programs, NCAA]
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College Athletes: The Jump to Professional Sports League - College athletes have a goal that they pursue. The jump to the professional sports leagues is an accomplishment that most college athletes wanted to achieve. But most college athletes go to college and forego completing their senior year and don’t get a degree. In basketball most athletes are one and done. This means they go to college for only one year then enter the NBA draft. For the NFL players have to be out of high school for three years and necessarily don’t have to go to college. Some argue that good enough athletes should enter the professional draft because of financial issues....   [tags: career, education, experience]
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Drug Use Among Student Athletes - June 1995, the Supreme Court of the United States passed a law to randomly drug test students involved in extracurricular activities or sports. A voting decision of 6 to 3 set the law into place. In today’s society, teenagers and young adults become victims of drug abuse and addiction. Young student athletes find themselves faced with low self-esteem, peer pressure, and anxiety. Student athletes fill the void in their lives with the illegal use of drugs (including steroids) and alcohol. Should school officials have the authority to randomly administer drug testing on student athletes....   [tags: Drug Use] 862 words
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Poor Money Management Among Professional Athletes - ... The amount of responsibility that is put upon these young men would be unbearable for almost anyone twenty or twenty-one years old. They do not know proper spending habits or the first thing amount proper investments. Every player that was interviewed in the documentary admitted to buying some material item that was completely unnecessary and over the top. There were a lot of problems with giving too much money to friends and family. When you are that young you tend to trust people more than you truly should especially people that you have known for a significant amount of time....   [tags: investments, planning, education] 577 words
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Enhancement Drugs influence the career of professional athletes - Will we be able to barricade ‘Doping’ from intoxicating the world of sports. The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) states that the term doping comes from the Africans word ‘dop,’ a concoction made from grape leaves that Zulu warriors drank before going into battle (as sited in Maxwell, & Melham, 2005, p.1). Today, many athletes worldwide have been found guilty of breaching the Anti Doping Act. Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of drug offenders in sports, as the need to win becomes priority and dope is relayed from athlete to athlete, directly and indirectly....   [tags: Sports]
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College Athletes Should Receive Salaries - ... Sure, they supposedly get a “full ride” to a school that pays for everything they need and everything is perfect right. Wrong. According to athleticscholarships.net, full ride scholarships are actually more like annual contracts which the university gets to decide whether or not you keep your scholarship. This is based on your academic performance, your performance in your respective sport, and your behavior. But that’s not all, not only do very few people even receive a “full ride” but those who do, don’t get the “full ride” they were expecting....   [tags: sports industry, NCAA exploitation]
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Student Athletes Should Not Be Paid - Student Athletes Should Not Be Paid In the world of college athletics there are endless topics discussed daily and most pertain to money. An issue that falls under this category includes the heated debate involving whether or not student athletes should receive money. Many people say student athletes should receive compensation according to their specific needs because they spend so much time earning their scholarship and have no time to work. On the other hand, the stronger argument is student athletes should not be able to acquire additional funds in order to help aid them through college....   [tags: College Sports] 936 words
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College Athletes Should Be Paid -  College athletics is a billion dollar industry and has been for a long time. Due to the increasing ratings of college athletics, this figure will continue to rise. It’s simple: bigger, faster, stronger athletes will generate more money. College Universities generate so much revenue during the year that it is only fair to the players that they get a cut. College athletes should get paid based on the university’s revenue, apparel sales, and lack of spending money. I believe that college sports should be considered a profession....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Athletics Sports Essays] 1602 words
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Why College Athletes Shouldn't Get Paid - ... If they were to get paid it would become more of a job, and that is not what they are there for. They are there for the college experience, and to get an education that is preparing them for their future, which would hopefully include a job. “The best argument against paying players is that it diminishes the value of an education” (Baxter). If college athletes were to start being paid, many questions would start to surface. The big question that would pop up first is, “What sports get paid?” Statistics show that football and basketball are the major revenue sports that actually make money for their universities, while most other college sports do not....   [tags: NCAA, sports industry]
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College Athletes Should Receive Extra Compensation - College athletes should receive a full scholarship and extra compensation from their school's profits during the athletic season. If you created millions of dollars of revenue for an organization, would you think you deserve some of the cut. College athletes are being used by universities as a means of underpaid labor. The college athletes are confused on their identity as a student. They are different in some ways and the same as other college students when it comes to compensation. College athletes create massive revenues for universities and deal with many unjust rules....   [tags: NCAA, scandals, corruption]
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The Benefits of Participating in Team Sports - Literature Review "There can be little doubt that intercollegiate athletics is one of the significant filters through which the public looks at American post-secondary education" said Lapchick, Sperber, Telander, and thelin (p. 1). This leads to multiple future college student-athletes being recruited by college coaches. In addition, Mixon, Toma and Cross stated, "The public's image of an institution as well as it’s attractiveness to prospective students are often influenced by the performance of its athletic teams" (p....   [tags: women athletes, student athletes]
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The Benefits of Performance Enhancing Drugs Among Athletes - Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, performance enhancing drugs have become a religious practice in “the lives of some sport figures.” The use of these supplements have given the user an edge, an edge to perform at maximum capability. Most major athletes all agree on the fact that the competitive drive to win can be quite intense. Besides the satisfaction of personal accomplishment, athletes commonly pursue high hopes of attaining a medal, a college scholarship or the once in a lifetime opportunity to play on a professional team....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs, steroids, sports, ]
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Why Student Athletes Struggle with Time Management - Why Student Athletes Struggle with Time Management Entering class Monday morning from a fun weekend, with a mindset that all is ok, I excitingly take a seat then, reality hits when my teacher utters “will you please hand in your research papers.” Your first thought is oh my how did I forget, and, before you know it, your grade takes a hit for the worst. This situation is common amongst freshman, student athletes; not only is a paper due, but they also have to make up a test, due to a traveling game a week ago....   [tags: Education, Argumentative] 1040 words
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Salaries for Athletes - When people think of high salaries they turn to the world of professional sports, because that is where athletes are paid outrageous amounts to do the things they love. Although some would argue that the athletes deserve these wages, I fell that not all professional sports are paid adequately. For an example of this statement take into consideration the time and effort that most pro athletes spend at perfecting there acquired talent. They are fine tuned instruments, who work hard to do their jobs on the field, on the court, or on the course....   [tags: Golf] 1809 words
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Persuasive Speech: Steroid Use Among Athletes - My issue over the concern of athletes have been struggling with the usage of steroids has widely spread among athletes and others; not only do steroids give an athlete a hard times but it’s also an unfair advantage to the other athletes and what they’ve accomplish. “Besides making muscles bigger, anabolic steroids may help athletes recover from a hard workout more quickly by reducing the amount of muscle damage during the session” (“Steroids in Sports”,2005). Now a days steroids are everywhere as an athlete....   [tags: Performance-enhancing Drugs]
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