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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? - ... 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 - Roughly about 1% of collegiate athletes are successfully drafted into a professional league, while the average professional career lasts only about three years. As a result, approximately 99% of all collegiate athletes will face foreclosure of their athletic identity when graduating from college. As modification of higher education becomes more and more of a focal point for our country, sport psychologists have begun to focus their attention on athletes and their pursuit of exceptional athletic performance in elite sports and the extent to which this pursuit affects personal development....   [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? - With March Madness almost amongst us the big question floating around is, “should student athletes be paid?” The huge amount of money being made off college sports has led some to question whether student-athletes can be considered amateurs any longer, and whether they should, instead, be paid for their efforts. I feel that student athletes should not get paid because they are already being paid through scholarships, it wouldn’t be fair to their peers and it would open a can of worms causing more problems....   [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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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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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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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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Should College Athletes Be Compensated? - ... Participation in extracurricular activities whether that be a sport or a club is a privilege. To play at the collegiate level is something many athletes only dream of and for some, is the highest level of competition they will experience in their lifetime. As reported by the NCAA a little over 1% of college athletes will actually go on to play professionally. One of the reasons many believe that college athletes should be compensated, is because they will not go on to make money at a professional level....   [tags: university sports industry] 1305 words
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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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Should College Athletes be Paid? - In today’s society, one of the big controversies with sports is, should student athletes be be paid a salary. Some people believe that they should be paid and others would completely disagree. Even though they technically are being paid, they really are not. The only type of way the athletes would be paid is through financial aid or if they have a job. Only their education is being paid by the school. Although some people believe that they should be paid, it would not be a good idea at all. So college athletes should not be paid at all because they are basically being paid to study and play a sport....   [tags: critics, football, basketball]
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University or College Athletes - ... As a result of player performance, most coaches are paid immense bonuses based on team record and ranking. For example, “the football coach at the University of Texas, Mack Brown, can earn up to $6 million a year with bonuses” (Nocera). That is unfair to the student-athletes being exploited since it’s their labor that is generating the revenue. This shows how players are used as money makers, and they get no part of that money. “A proposal that can be issued by the NCAA is for the coaches to share their bonuses with the players....   [tags: injury, University of Oklahoma, scholarship] 3077 words
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Athletes - How much money does the average person really need to be able to eat three times a day, have a roof over their head, send their children to school and have a car. All this could be done on an income between $30,000 and $40,000 easily. But somehow it was decided that people who labour harder than most, city workers, janitors and factory workers, would be paid less than someone who sits behind a desk all day or someone who plays a game for a living. Today athletes are the highest paid people in the country, with the exception of Donald Trump and his toupee....   [tags: Sports, High Salary] 1122 words
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Why College Athletes Should NOT be Paid - The proposal of payment toNCAA student-athletes has begun major conversations and arguments nationwide with people expressing their take on it. “This tension has been going on for years. It has gotten greater now because the magnitude of dollars has gotten really large” (NCAA). I am a student athlete at Nicholls State University and at first thought, I thought it would be a good idea to be able to be paid as a student-athlete.After much research however; I have come to many conclusions why the payment of athletes should not take place at the collegiate level.The payment of athletes is only for athletes at the professional level....   [tags: No Pay to Play]
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The View of Gay Athletes in Sports Today - Should Homosexual Athletes be viewed differently than any other Athlete. Even in today’s society, the idea of a homosexual athlete is out of the ordinary, and when a professional athlete goes public about being gay, there are a many different thoughts and opinions. For many, especially kids, athletes are viewed as role models, someone to look up to and who is expected to make all the right choices. When an athlete admits to being homosexual, to some, the role model viewpoint crumbles. To others, homosexual athletes become an even bigger role model by bringing inspiration and hope....   [tags: homosexual, performance, society] 870 words
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Female Athletes Scrutinized for their Appearance - Title IX was passed in 1972 and according to the Women’s Sports Foundation, as of 2011, women make up 38-42 percent of all sport and physical activity participants. Yet, research shows that women receive only 6-8 percent of the total sports coverage. A double standard is defined as a set of principles that allows greater freedom to one person or group than to another. (dictionary.com) In athletics, women are judged more on their appearances and their non-sport related activities, than their male counterparts who are judged primarily on their skills and performances....   [tags: Sports, Coverage] 1574 words
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Concussions and Student Athletes - In sports, the best athletes are the individuals that give each team a chance to win every game. The bad news for the best athletes is that sometimes their health gets put second to their abilities. Roughly 1.8 to 3.6 million sports related concussions happen each year (Concussion Statistics). Stronger and faster athletes as well as more impact of the hits or falls have doubled the number of concussions in a decade (Concussion Statistics). Concussions can happen to every athlete, but when it happens to the star athletes, it is different....   [tags: Concussions Cover-Up]
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Athletes can be decent role models - Since professional sports were first introduced, players have been viewed as role models. Recently the question has been raised as to whether or not this is a proper thing for them to be. Michael Vick tortured and murdered dogs, Barry Bonds cheated his way to stardom, and countless others are just no-good, pampered divas. There are some that shine out through the mess of egotism and are devoted athletes who give back to the community. This suggests that there can be no blanket statement as to whether professional athletes should serve as role-models....   [tags: Sports]
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Student Athletes and Academics - Academic Motivation of Student Athletes For decades there has been a debate on student athletes and their drive to succeed in the classroom. From the very beginning of organized college level athletics, the goal to want to succeed in athletics has forced students to put academics to the back burner. In spite of the goal to want to succeed over a hundred years of attempts to check limits of intercollegiate athletic programs on colleges' academic standards still seems to struggle to this day. This brings to surface one of the most asked questions in sports, “What effect does college sports have on academics and economics?” Herbert D....   [tags: Sports, Classroom, Schools, Education]
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College Athletes Deserve Compensation - ... The NCAA and the colleges earn enough money made by college athletes, to get the athletes out of poverty. The NCAA’s greatest fear about paying student athletes is the money itself. They worry it will be spread thin between all the sports departments, but with all the money circulating around the college sports industry, they should not have any concerns. The two most popular college sports, football and men’s basketball, generate over $6 billion in annual revenue combined; more than the amount the National Basketball Association (NBA) makes (Nocera, 2)....   [tags: sports industry]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - ... In 1973 the NCAA altered the rule so that scholarships would need to be renewed each year based on the student’s performance. This implies that sport scholarships are not always a safe way to obtain a degree. Over the years the NCAA has made different rules that do not always seem like pure amateurism. The NCAA as an organization makes about $6 billion dollars annually. They have grown into a massive business. CBS and TNT make over one billion dollars from the March Madness tournaments alone....   [tags: University sports industry] 1361 words
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College Amateurs Athletes - Every March, 68 teams, 1020 players, millions of fans, and hundreds of millions brackets get ready for what is the biggest sporting event every year. The NCAA March Madness Tournament generates billions in revenue that goes to the NCAA, sponsors, TV deals, officials, workers, athletic directors, conference commissioners, and basically everybody but the actual revenue-generating workforce. Ever since the NCAA was founded in 1906, it has always maintained that its student-athletes are amateurs within their respected sports....   [tags: Sports, NCAA]
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Athletes vs Couch Potatoes - For many years, I’ve have been labeled as a couch potato due to my laziness and my lack of a healthy diet. Throughout my childhood, I had very few friends and I stayed inside my house, most of the time. I was always into sports, but I never got to actually join a team and play with my friends because I never enjoyed moving around. I never liked to run, skip, or jump because I was 20 lbs. overweight and I hated sweating due to the sweltering heat. I enjoyed sitting in the couch all day, doing nothing but watching T.V, eating junk food, playing video games, and watching the day go by....   [tags: Health Diet Exercise]
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Increasing Number of Female Athletes - ... However, in this study, intensity of training either currently or in the past was not also examined. Combining all of these facets: sport specialization, age at menarche, and their possible relationship to injuries has yet to be done. In this paper, first the current research in these areas individually be discussed in order to provide a solid foundation of each topic. In the end, a future research direction that is going to be pursued to try and unite all these facets to fill in the current gap will be discussed....   [tags: sports, swimming, teams] 575 words
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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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How Athletes Are Overpaid - ... Athletes were not always paid more than CEOs in today’s market. In early stages of the American Football system, when it was not corrupted, almost all of the players had to have a normal day job on top of playing, because they played for fun, not for money. In today’s economy, athletes and their pay checks are far too large considering they are only used for entertainment, and they deserved to be lessened. Surgeons, lawyers, and writers prove critical in people’s lives on a daily basis, and must undergo rigorous training and often pay large sums for their education, and still end up making far less of an income that professional athletes do....   [tags: sports industry] 778 words
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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 - ... Schools will award scholarships based on academics to compensate for the lost athletic money. Also, collegiate athletes chose to participate in their sport. Athletes chose this realizing they ran the risk of getting injured. Collegiate athletes may have their scholarships reduced, but they are still paying less than the full tuition. Every little bit of scholarship that a collegiate athlete receives is free money that they will not have to pay back. Collegiate athletes need to be thankful that they receive a reduced tuition, rather than continuously asking for more money....   [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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Elite Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... The rule is clear; athletes should not take performance-enhancing drugs without proper supervision. Jost (2004) stressed that performance-enhancing drugs (steroids) create masculine characteristics similar to those from naturally occurring testosterone. The ensuing growth in muscle mass may be a bonus for athletes; however, steroids may also create detrimental side effects. Such as acne and increased in body hair as well as tumors and cancer in the liver. He pointed out that women who use steroids can also acquire a deeper voice and an enlarge clitoris....   [tags: Sports, Controversy, Dangerous] 1831 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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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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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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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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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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Dancers Deserves to Have The Titles of Athletes - ... (Dance Consortium) Being a good dancer is not as easy as it looks to the outside world. The world of dance showcased is not even a beginning to what goes on, and it is not showcased enough like other sports are. Another problem with dance that is underseen is the injury level and the unfair treatment of their injuries. In dance, it is fairly easy to suffer from an injury, just like in other sports and activities. This aesthetic, however, is achieved at a price. Dancers suffer from a number of chronic and acute injuries that, if not addressed, can delay progress, lead to compensatory injuries or even end careers....   [tags: physical agility, exercise] 1240 words
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Young College Athletes - ... ( ) If they base the decision on this fact then many smaller colleges would be in trouble. The larger universities with more money would have an unfair advantage. Most of the skilled athletes would look towards these because of higher wages and better benefits. Smaller schools would not be able to run efficient programs if that happened. This would make the imbalance between smaller universities and bigger universities greater than they are already. Where ever there is a contract something about it is controversial....   [tags: education, athletics, schooling] 720 words
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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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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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Issues Over Paying College Athletes - ... Understandably, those students that don’t get full rides but are still expected to participate to the full extent that the coaches require from them. However, the many that do get full rides not only have their entire tuition paid for but their housing, game gear, travel expenses, and dining as well. Meanwhile there are college students “stocking supermarket shelves until 4 in the morning…tending bar…a security guard at an apartment building” (Daugherty). The reality is that paying for college nowadays is a stressor on its own and despite any scholarships some bright kids get and the meager governmental assistance some get, it’s not enough....   [tags: tuition, commercialization, education] 1374 words
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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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Professional Athletes' Salaries - ... Statistically, only 30% of professional athletes have a degree (Opposing Viewpoints, 4). Therefore, after their career as a professional athlete comes to an end, many of them have nothing to fall back on. Let’s say an athlete suffers a career-ending hit; the paychecks stop coming, but the medical bills certainly don’t. Is it honestly fair to send these people out into the world with bodily injuries, a new-found lack of a job, never-ending medical bills, and no money left over in the bank to save them from the impending financial doom....   [tags: high salaries, professional life] 868 words
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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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