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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 Pay for Play - ... To be precise, there are 107,761,758 individuals who make under $40,000 a year. (mybudget360.com). Which is a horde of folks who cannot afford college and living expenses. (Wikipedia.com) This is what carries me to my report. There are many students that cannot afford to accept their athletic scholarships even if it is a full ride scholarship. This is because they are always busy with school and practice, and don’t have available time for a job to support themselves with food, gas, clothing, a place to live, or even to go out with some friends from time to time....   [tags: sports industry and financial compensation]
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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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The Impact Gatorade Commercial have on Athletes - You’re in the middle of the most intense workout of the season, your muscles are burning, you tired, sweating, and thirsty. What better thing to drink to than Gatorade. Gatorade is the official and favorite drink of many professional athletes in sports worldwide, and when Gatorade makes commercials or starts an ad campaign, it tries to garner the attention of athletes or people interested in sports, and with the Gatorade commercial I’ve chosen nothings different. This commercial for Gatorade drinks targets athletes of both, male and female of all ages, by appealing to their need for achievement, aggression, and domination....   [tags: gatorade, kevin durant, dwyane wade]
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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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Drug Testing Student Athletes - Influential or Useless? - Drug Testing Student Athletes - Influential or Useless. As spoken by the International Olympic Committee(IOC), “The administration of or use by a competing athlete of any foreign substance to body or injection of substance is unfair to the competing fields” (Yesalis 1). Basically any athlete who decides to use substances of any kind should be considered a lousy winner in the competition field and should be ashamed of their wrong-doing because many people choose to shortcut their way out of things instead of doing their best for higher achievement....   [tags: Doping, Steroids in Sports]
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Courageous Athletes and the Gender Barrier - Courageous Athletes and the Gender Barrier Sports have always maintained barriers concerning the gender of the athletes. Women as well as men have been discriminated in sports, which have for so long been defined as a one-sex sport. For example, boxing had long been considered a sport for males only. Another example is gymnastics, which is usually considered a feminine sport, but also have male participants. However, although sports in general have come a long way in sex discrimination, keeping itself under water, it still remains a consistent problem lurking its ugly head above....   [tags: Sociology Essays Research Papers] 766 words
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Athletes as Role Models - Athletes as Role Models Athlets have been lookd up to as role models for as long as sports have exsted. There is just something attractive about the thought of being in good physical condition and being talented in sports. But, are athlets the kind of people that children should be looking up to for direction and guidance. Many children often look up to the professional athletes as role models. In fact, in 1995 Sports Illustrated for Kids did a survey for kids who were ages 7 through 12 about who their role model was....   [tags: essays research papers] 2057 words
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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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Why Do Young Aspiring Athletes Do Drugs? - For centuries sports has been the favorite past time and for decades drugs, steroids and Performance enhancing drugs and regular street drugs have been used. In many locker rooms the motto is “if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying” (Schafer). Over the past decades many see the need to drug test athletes in order to maintain integrity of the sports. Drug testing athletes has to many lawsuits and even has gone to the U.S. Supreme Court many times because some feel that drug testing is an invasion of there privacy....   [tags: professionals, epidemic, money ] 1269 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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Controversy Within The National Football League - ... Negative things can happen off the field and one can notice some teenagers or kids wanting to do what their role models do. These things could be like getting in bar fights, dabbling in drugs, and/or drinking. Athletes do not realize that their actions are shown where everybody can see. As soon as an athlete is drafted by a team, his professional career will take off. Athlete’s travel schedules will pick up. One is at work for a longer period of time. This means there is no longer time for an athlete’s original hobbies....   [tags: professional athletes] 842 words
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College Vs. Pros: Athletes Should NOT Skip College - The innocence is slowly fading away. Nike, Addidas, Reebok and McDonald are fighting each other off in pursuit of finding a new face to sell and sponsor their products. The camera crews are off course invited, to capture all the action. Films can be later made out of this footage for more revenues. It all about blowing this moment up and making sure it is hyped up to the biggest possible level. The sport news writers have been talking about this for months now. Little kids are now wearing t-shirts with his name on it....   [tags: sports, athletics, higher education] 1153 words
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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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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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athletes - Different Types of Athletes Between the indifferent and the protestor, we find a marvelous creature called an athlete whose species is varied into many different types; the marshmallow, the jelly bean, and the rock. Athletes can be found everywhere- in the classroom, locker room, the gym, the thick of the game, and in church. Places people will not find athletes are up late, in bars, missing church, in trouble, or being disrespectful to his elders. An athlete is made of wondrous stuff. Athletes have the eyes and the steadiness of an architect, the muscles of a body builder, the speed of a bullet, the reflexes of a cat, the heart of a lion, and the faith of a saint....   [tags: essays research papers] 719 words
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Track and Field Technical Analysis - Introduction Track and field is a sport that contains many different disciplines, including track sprints, track distance races, and field events, which include javelin throwing and pole-vaulting, among others. While predominantly an individual sport (except for relay races), in high school athletics, track and field athletes earn points based on their finishes toward an overall team score. Each athlete in each event should perform their best for two reasons: their individual result and their team score....   [tags: Sports, Athletes]
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Steroids Use Among Athletes -   Abstract:  With the increase of competition has also come the need to become bigger and stronger than the opponent.  The use of steroids among athletes has caused the focus of the game to change.  No longer does an athlete want to win by doing their best, but they want to become bigger and have an advantage over the opponent.  Ultimately, all athletes feel that they need to use performance-enhancing drugs to compete at the same level. Despite all of the warnings and information on performance-enhancing drugs, athletes continue to use them and overlook the potential health risks associated with steroids....   [tags: Drug Use in Professional Sports]
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Use of Steroids by Athletes -     A survey was presented to 198 U.S athletes with the following scenario. You are offered a banned performance enhancing substance that comes with two guarantees: 1) You will not be caught. 2). You will win every competition you enter for the next five years and then you will die from the side effects of the substance. Would you take it. More than half the athletes said yes. As we can infer from the above survey, a large number of professional athletes are willing to risk their lives for the chance of victory and recognition....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]
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College Athletes Deserve To Be Paid - College Athletes Deserve To Be Paid College athletics are some of the biggest and most popular events in the country today. There are many people that make significant amounts of money from college athletics. However, the athletes themselves do not make any money from playing. If college athletes were paid it would solve a lot of the problems that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) faces every year as well as improve play and make college athletics stronger. Throughout the past few years, the NCAA, which was previously viewed as the top basketball organization other than the NBA, has taken a backseat to the professional leagues of Europe....   [tags: Essays Papers] 890 words
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College Athletes Should be Compensated - College Athletes Should be Compensated   Eddie is a poor boy growing up in a bad neighborhood. He's not too much different from any other boy, except for one thing. He is the most physically gifted athlete that the world has ever seen. His father is in jail and his mother has to work two jobs. Just because there was no way to go to college and impress the pros, the world missed out on watching the greatest athlete that may have ever walked the earth. Everyday, people like Eddie are forced to drop out of school early because of financial trouble....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Athletes and Anabolic Steroids - Sports and the spirit of competition have been valued by the human race for centuries. Today, sports are enjoyed globally by millions of people on amateur and professional levels. Unfortunately, the desire to win and exceed in the athletic field has led to the development and use of anabolic steroids. I believe that the use of anabolic steroids should be completely banned in order to ensure the safety of all athletes, to preserve the spirit of honest competition, and to take away the temptation from future athletes to use steroids....   [tags: Drugs and Sports]
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College Athletes and Their Learning Struggles - College athletes and their learning struggles are common through higher educational facilities. Their marriage to two fulltime activities is not well known to the public. Why we are not seeing how many young athletes are used by the academic system. Is Petrie’s article true reflection of struggling athletes in crude education. Sad truth hidden in those articles is collecting dust in libraries. The truth is addressed to teachers, coaches and trainers. Petrie is forced to write down his thoughts and feelings, even if they would not be read by anyone....   [tags: essays research papers] 784 words
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Athletes and Special Priviledges - Are people who excel in sports more likely to be given a break. When looking at a topic such as this one. You need to ask yourself the following questions: Are athletes given special privileges. Do those with more power than the players affect the outcome of an athlete. Over time, athletes have been helped but there also has been people that were not helped, chosen to take the fall. Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden are two men that seem to be given every chance in the world. They repeatedly have been suspended by MLB....   [tags: essays research papers] 581 words
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Pro Athletes and Violent Crimes -    The competitive nature of today's sports associations calls for athletes to be aggressive and forceful , both physically and mentally. This aggressive mentality stays with some athletes off the field, and may explain why so many athletes are committing violent crimes. Society calls for athletes to give flawless performances in the stadiums and arenas. The fans have grown accustomed to high flying, hard hitting shows of athleticism and finesse, and oftentimes an athletes success gains them a elevated status in society with special privileges that you and I can only dream of....   [tags: Domestic Violence, NFL Players]
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The War Against Athletes - THE WAR AGAINST ATHLETES In schools around the country, many athletes are being subjected to a great indignity. They are being stripped of their personal privileges. They are scorned and questioned of their morale, without cause or evidence. The trust once shared between students and teachers, the bond between children and parents has been torn apart. Athletes ranging from middle school to high school are being subjected to tests for drug use. Drugs that only thirteen percent of the student populations are responsible for....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Eating Disorders and Female Athletes - Eating Disorders and Female Athletes INTRODUCTION Athletes are among the quickest, strongest, most flexible people in the world, so one would expect them to adhere to the latest health and fitness information, right. Not always. The problem is that the athletes often believe that more fit equals less fat. The death of Olympic gymnast Christy Henrich from anorexia nervosa began to bring the topic of athletes and eating disorders to the forefront. Research into the topic of eating disorders and athletes shows a few interesting findings....   [tags: Research Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Papers]
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Sports, Athletes, and Nutirion - Athletic Fuel - Pure Athletic Fuel       An athlete's diet must include foods particularly suited for the athlete's sport. This has been an area of great study in recent years. Researchers are creating diets that provide athletes with the foods that contain high levels of the nutrients needed for each particular sport. For an athlete to have proper nutrition in sports, one must have knowledge of the six classes of nutrients and the four basic food groups. The six classes of nutrients are water, vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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College Athletes -- Pay for Play? - College Athletes -- Pay for Play. There have been ongoing arguments over the past decade of whether or not college athletes should be paid to play. Many argue that they do not have time to get real jobs because the requirements for the sport that they participate in are far too demanding. Others cite that these athletes are provided full scholarships to attend the schools at which they are playing the sport. However regardless of the argument, I still feel that college athletes should NOT be paid to play....   [tags: College Sports Salary Players Essays]
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NCAA Athletes Need Salaries - NCAA Athletes Need Salaries The chants grow louder, "Dayne, Dayne, Dayne", its 4'Th and goal, the Badgers trail Michigan by 5 with six seconds left. The winner takes home the title as the 1999 National champions. The ball is snapped, Bollinger drops back, fakes the pass, and pitches it to Dayne. He dodges a tackle, bounces off 2 blue jerseys, and stumbles in the end-zone for the game winning TD. Dayne's hard work and perseverance "paid off" and led Wisconsin to a victory. But who really capitalizes when Ron Dayne leads his team to a National Championship....   [tags: Papers] 1490 words
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OVER PAID ATHLETES - Argument I believe professional athletes are overpaid. These athletes are making millions of dollars to have fun and play. They are getting paid to do what elementary kids do every day. Professional athletes are should be paid about sixty to ninety thousand a year. The reason I say this much is because they are at a professional level and have worked hard to get to that status. In theory, professional athletes are overpaid because the U.S. is more focused on entertainment value in today’s society, rather than important issues like employment or cancer....   [tags: essays research papers] 959 words
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The Use of Erythropoietin by Athletes - The Use of Erythropoietin by Athletes Erythropoietin is a glycoprotein that is produced primarily in the kidneys in adults and, to a lesser extent, in the liver. It behaves like a hormone, regulating the level of erythropoiesis, and keeping the RBC count within a narrow range It is used widely in medicine as a treatment for a number of serious illnesses, ranging from types of anaemia, to the treatment of certain types of cancer, and also in the battle against AIDS. Unfortunately certain athletes, who will do anything to win, have realised its ergogenic benefits, and also the severity of its misuse....   [tags: Papers] 895 words
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College Athletes Should be Paid - College sports are big business. For many universities, the athletic program serves as a cash-generating machine. Exploited athletes generate millions of dollars for the NCAA and their schools, and never see a dime. In terms of profit, if all ties with the university were eliminated, an athletic program acting as its own separate entity could compete with some fortune 500 companies. So, why do the vital pieces of the machine, the players, fail to receive any compensation for their performance....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1129 words
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Pro Athletes are NOT Overpaid - Pro Athletes are NOT Overpaid Many people in today’s world complain about how much Pro Athletes get pay. So I ask are Pro athletes overpaid. Look at it in this sense; they are living their dreams just like most business men do everyday. If you think that professional sports is not a job then just try to walk in the shoes of a athlete for a day. Sports, like medicine, healthcare, or software, are a business. In that business, owners pay their players what they deem they are worth. Out of all of the professional leagues the three that make the most money are: MLB, NFL, and NBA....   [tags: essays research papers] 360 words
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Athletes Changing Gender Roles - Athletes Changing Gender Roles It's not uncommon for male and female athletes involved in sports that "threaten" the traditional roles of men and women to be stereotyped and made fun of for being less than what a man or woman should be. It is not deemed "normal" for a man to be a ballet dancer, synchronized swimmer or ice skater because those are traditionally "feminine" sports. The barriers to men becoming involved in traditionally female sports may be harder to overcome than those in front of women participating in traditionally male sports because there is a certain level of novelty when a woman tries to participate in a male sport....   [tags: Athletics Women Feminism Essays] 1075 words
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Professional Athletes and Drug Use - Professional Athletes and Drug Use This research paper is about athletes and their use of drugs. The drug that is most frequently used by athletes is alcohol. Most athletes who use drugs do not get the punishment that they deserve instead they receive punishment that is too lenient. The penalties for professional athletes who use drugs are too lenient, they should be more severe. Examples of drugs that are used by most athletes are the following: Anabolic Steroids, Dietary supplements, Blood Doping, Stimulants, Narcotics and Corticosteroids, and Alcohol....   [tags: Papers] 1414 words
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Eating Disorders and Female Athletes - Eating Disorders and Female Athletes What are eating disorders. Eating disorders are characterized by gross disturbances in eating behavior and include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, eating disorders not otherwise specified(NOS), and binge eating disorder. Also, several researchers have coined the term anorexia athletics. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by refusal to maintain body weight over a minimum level considered normal for age and height, along with distorted body image, fear of fat and weight gain, and amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Sports Papers]
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Paying College Athletes - Most of us have watched a college sporting event at one point or another in our life. Few people actually know and are aware of all the hard work, and dedication college athletes put towards their sport. However, they do not receive a compensation for their hard work. These Athletes are sometimes mistreated physically and mentally, yet the debate over whether or not to pay college athletes is a big debate. One reason college athletes should get paid is because they make millions of dollars for their school....   [tags: Sports] 667 words
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Drugs, Athletes, and Sports - Androstenedione - Androstenedione: Just Say No Imagine rounding the bases after hitting your 70th home run and setting a new major league record. Slapping your teammatesí hands, you hear cheers progress throughout the sold out stadium. As you acknowledge the crowd further, you hear booing also coming from the standing crowd. Why are they booing. You just set a record. Then you see a small boy pointing at you and yelling. You watch closely and see the word, “Andro” form on his lips. Androstenedione, known as "andro", is made of a naturally occurring hormone of the body, which is used naturally in tiny amounts to make the male hormone testosterone....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 970 words
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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes - The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Back in my high school, one day out of the month was dedicated to student-led clubs. On these so-called club days, most kids will go to any club just to get out of class. Some exclusive clubs, such as the Chess club, would look down on this. These groups would happily kick some kids, but there was one club happy to see everyone who came: the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The little exposure to Christianity found at this club was all that some kids would get and the moderators of my school’s club knew this....   [tags: Expository Essays] 705 words
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Should College Athletes be Paid? - Should College Athletes be Paid. Over the past century college athletics have grown more popular than most professional sports. Most of its popularity is due to a large student body in addition to its Alumni, but nonetheless it has surpassed professional sports from its monetary success to its fan support. College athletics are also a very important commodity to Universities around the nation. Next to student's tuition, that's where the majority of the money comes from. No one is more responsible for bringing in that money more than the coach and his/her players....   [tags: Essays Papers] 706 words
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Black Athletes in Society - Introduction In the collegiate world of sports, basketball has become an increasingly recognized sport among African Americans, predominantly males. The hope of any young basketball player is that one day a scout will come and recruit them into stardom The question that presents itself as a problem to the lucky few who are chosen to go professional, is whether or not an education is more important than a million dollar shoe deal, “The NCAA's (1998) annual six-year study reported that only 33% of Black male basketball players graduated, (Chronicle of Higher Education, 1999)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Paying College Athletes - Should college athletes get paid more money. There has been a constant debate the past few years on whether college athletes, particularly football players, should get paid. In 1988, the Nebraska legislature passed a bill that would allow the University of Nebraska football players to receive better cash incentives. The bill was later vetoed by Governor Kay Orr, who was governor of Nebraska at the time (O’Toole etal. 2). . The dispute comes from coaches, parents of the players, and the players themselves arguing that universities make money off their own athletes and the athletes, in turn, do not receive any money from that....   [tags: essays research papers] 861 words
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Steroid Use By Athletes Should be Banned -      It is amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels of performance and to sometimes get the extra edge on the competition. Most of the time people do not realize the long-term effects that result from the decisions they make early in life. This resembles the use of steroids in a person’s life.      Steroids became an option to athletes in the Olympics and other major sporting events during the 1950’s. But this use of steroids among athletes only became widely apparent when Canadian sprint runner Ben Johnson tested positive for steroid use after winning the gold medal for the one hundred-meter dash during the 1988 Olympics (Francis, 45)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Steroids Essays]
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The Causes of Delayed Menarche in Female Athletes - - THE CAUSES OF DELAYED MENARCHE IN FEMALE ATHLETES - INTRODUCTION Greater emphases on the benefits of exercise have led to a greater participation of women in sport at all levels. Exercise has been promoted, endorsed and encouraged in the medical community as a way to reduce stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle. While moderate exercise does provide valuable benefits, intensive exercise associated with elite female athletes poses serious health risks to the female body. The female reproductive system is very intricate and highly sensitive to physiological stress....   [tags: essays research papers] 615 words
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The Double Life of Athletes Using Steroids - The Double Life of Athletes Using Steroids Some Athletes in society today are considered heroes despite their double lives. Their drug use and violence are brushed aside while leading their teams to victory. Who is your hero. If that question was asked to a group of people, some might think of loved ones or family, and some may talk about doctors, firemen, or even a teacher. However, most would probably say their hero was some celebrity or star athlete. While some celebrities and athletes can justifiably be labeled "heroes", there are some people who may appear to be heroic, but lead a completely different life off the field....   [tags: Papers] 1209 words
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Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports -   Abstract:  Since the beginning of sports competition, athletes have always looked for some kind of an edge over their competitors.  They will do whatever it takes to be one of the elite and that includes injecting supplements into their bodies to make them bigger, stronger, and faster.  Steroid use is probably one of the most common drug misuses in sports competition.  Athletes found that with anabolic steroids one could become a better athlete twice as fast.  Not until 1975 was the drug first banned from Olympic competition because of the health risks it produced.  Shortly thereafter, the rest of the sports world did not allow anabolic steroids as well.  With the use of steroids...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Why Athletes Choke in the Big Games? - All sports fans have heard athletes comment that they “choked” or just couldn’t win the big game. The topic that will be addressed in this paper deals with the outcome of sporting events and why athletes continue to choke during and at the end of extremely important competitions. Baumeister (1992) found that “the choking reflex can be attributed to psychoneuromuscular influences”(p.3). My interest in the subject comes from being a big sports fan and a former athlete. And also from hearing people make comments such as, Scott Norwood and the entire Buffalo Bills football team are “chokers”....   [tags: essays research papers] 428 words
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Athletes Should NOT Be Accepted Over Other Students - The major issue that athletes are being accepted into colleges over highly standard students is becoming more common as the years go by. It seems to be simply unfair to the student. Choosing athletes over academics is also setting the college to be less selective. Being a competitive athlete gives them a higher chance to be admitted into a college before a “ordinary student”. Other underrepresented groups would include minority students and alumni relations. Athletes are recruited to become part of that specific institution therefore; it gives them a significant statistical advantage during the admission process....   [tags: essays papers] 1997 words
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Use of Performance Enhancing Substances by Athletes is Wrong - Use of Performance Enhancing Substances by Athletes is Wrong What would you be willing to do to become a professional athlete. This is a question that demands more than a fleeting thought, because not only will becoming a successful professional athlete bring you millions of dollars, but you will achieve fame, fortune and worldwide recognition. Along with that you will be getting paid a lot to do something that you really love and enjoy. It seems like professional athletes have it all. They are as worshipped as movie stars, allowed to act like rock stars and always seem to age gracefully after their sports careers are over....   [tags: Drugs Steroids Sports] 718 words
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Student Athletes Should Not Receive Additional Money - Student Athletes Should Not Receive Additional Money When a student athlete signs a letter of intent to play at a division one school, he or she is generally happy for the opportunity to perform at the highest level of college competition. Like all good things though, they eventually come to an end. After awhile athletes soon begin to realize not all of their expenses are paid for. Because some of the extra costs in college are put on student athletes, some suggest the NCAA and other sources should provide additional funding to help athletes out....   [tags: Argumentative Argument Sports Papers] 2490 words
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Professional Sports - Athletes do Not Deserve What they are Paid - Professional Athletes do Not Deserve What the Earn Wouldn't it be great to make 31.3 million dollars a year and an additional 47 million dollars in endorsements simply to play a game. Michael Jordan, along with many other professional athletes thinks so. In the 1996 season, playing 3,106 minutes Michael Jordan made 170,000 dollars a day, equaling out to be 160.97 dollars a second. Even more unbelievable are Mike Tyson's earnings in his match with Peter McNeeley. In a single second, he made 281,000 dollars ("Professional AthletesÉ")....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1240 words
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