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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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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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Why Do Young Aspiring Athletes Do Drugs? - ... Rebecca Rugerri, an assistant professor of Health Studies reports that 49.7% of intercollegiate athletes are pressured to drink alcohol or use drugs. Drug use in college is where it is most prevalent. The National Collegiate Athletic Association has mandatory random drug testing policies for all collegiate athletes. If there was no drug use in College Athletics why would the NCAA invest millions into enforcing this rule. Then there are professional athletes. The ones that make the most money and those most recognized....   [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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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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Why Student Athletes Struggle with Time Management - Why Student Athletes Struggle with Time Management Entering class Monday morning from a fun weekend, with a mindset that all is ok, I excitingly take a seat then, reality hits when my teacher utters “will you please hand in your research papers.” Your first thought is oh my how did I forget, and, before you know it, your grade takes a hit for the worst. This situation is common amongst freshman, student athletes; not only is a paper due, but they also have to make up a test, due to a traveling game a week ago....   [tags: Education, Argumentative] 1040 words
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Should Colledge Athletes Receive Compensation for Playing? - ... Sharon Law, a former teacher believes ”that I believe that any student that is accepted into a university setting should be considered equals. By paying athletes, this would separate him or her from their peers and cause favoritism and negativity among their peers and professors.” She believes that if an athlete were to be paid, this would take away from learning, and would certainly be a distraction to other students. Favoritism is brought on by the payment of athletes. This is due to the fact that the school puts so much on the shoulders of these teachers to make sure the athletes pass....   [tags: students, education, NCAA] 757 words
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The Benefits of Participating in Team Sports - Literature Review "There can be little doubt that intercollegiate athletics is one of the significant filters through which the public looks at American post-secondary education" said Lapchick, Sperber, Telander, and thelin (p. 1). This leads to multiple future college student-athletes being recruited by college coaches. In addition, Mixon, Toma and Cross stated, "The public's image of an institution as well as it’s attractiveness to prospective students are often influenced by the performance of its athletic teams" (p....   [tags: women athletes, student athletes]
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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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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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Persuasive Speech: Steroid Use Among Athletes - My issue over the concern of athletes have been struggling with the usage of steroids has widely spread among athletes and others; not only do steroids give an athlete a hard times but it’s also an unfair advantage to the other athletes and what they’ve accomplish. “Besides making muscles bigger, anabolic steroids may help athletes recover from a hard workout more quickly by reducing the amount of muscle damage during the session” (“Steroids in Sports”,2005). Now a days steroids are everywhere as an athlete....   [tags: Performance-enhancing Drugs]
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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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Should Student Athletes Receive Compensation for Upholding a Higher Standard? - ... If an athlete would have volunteered not participate in the game. He would he would been suspended from the game and might risk the possibility of being suspended from school. Athletic programs are heavily funded through boosters, major sport endorser, and merchandise sales. Alumni and special interest group invest a lot of money to the athletic program. The alumni banquet often celebrates after a big game or major victories against rival opponents. Student athletes have to participate or make guest appearances to help make money for their schools athletic programs....   [tags: sponsors, morals, ncaa] 924 words
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College Athletes: Should They Receive Additional Pay? - Should college athletes get paid an additional salary. They are an important assets to universities and colleges, so why should they not. How else would universities justify taking advantage of these young men and women. These are questions that arise when pondering the issue. This has been a large controversy over the years of rather or not college athletes should be paid, more specifically football and basketball players. However, they fail to mention that colleges are only considering paying a select few, the stars of the sports....   [tags: free education, salary, money]
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Play for Pay: Should College Athletes Be Paid? - When running a business, the people who are making the money for the business is receiving some kind of pay. Student athletes work for the NCAA and make millions of dollars but do not see a penny of it. They should be paid for all the hard work and dedication that they put in and when they are successful. Student athletes put in multiple hours for their school they are attending and should get something out of it. As the normal students are sleeping in the morning the student athletes are conditioning or working out with the coaches at practice to get ready for the long season ahead of them....   [tags: basketball, ncaa, conference, colleges]
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Study Design: The Usage of Twitter Amongst Professional Athletes - There are multiple platforms of social media available for everyone to use; but has anyone wondered which platforms professional athletes use. Or has anyone ever wondered how he or she uses social media. I am studying professional athletes' use of Twitter, because I want to discover why and how they use the social network, and how they benefit and promote themselves through the process. I want to help my reader understand why it is significant for professional athletes to continue their use of social media....   [tags: Social Media Study]
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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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Athletes No Longer Getting a Free Pass in College - ... It is clear that in all three SAT categories, the scores were a 200 points below the incoming freshman class. Colleges in the United States are not focused on wanting only athletic students. The NCAA board understands the importance of an education as well. There are quite a few states that have lower standard requirements to participate in college sports. California is one of the most widely known states to admit students with far lower grades and SAT scores than required for typical students....   [tags: sports, requirements, admissions] 558 words
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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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Are Sports Drinks Better for Athletes than Water? - It is important for anyone doing physical activity to keep well hydrated, for performance to be at its best. Sports drinks are specially formulated to help people rehydrate during or after exercise. Drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade contain the main electrolytes and carbohydrates, which are used by the working muscles, to maintain optimal sports performance (Medindia.net, 2014). The acidity of sports drinks and the sugars, is raising health concerns, and creates unnecessary calories. (Nutritionwonderland.com, 2014) Sports drinks are proven to only be necessary when working intensely for over 90 minutes, so an athlete running a marathon may need a Powerade, but water is the best source of...   [tags: sport drinks, electrolytes, gatorade] 792 words
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Let’s Start Paying College Athletes - When deciding to play a sport in college that sport essentially becomes ones main focus. It is trusted by the school that they are being given their all. Between countless hours of practice and keeping ones grades up it is nearly impossible for a college athlete to get a job. Without a job, some of these athletes have no guaranteed source of income and that makes covering every day needs difficult. That brings the debate to whether college athletes should be paid to play a sport or not. The NCAA, formed by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1906, was initally put into place to take care of the safety element in college football....   [tags: ethical issues, payment]
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A League of Their Own: Cyber Athletes in League of Legends - A League of Their Own William Lee wakes up every morning and heads to work, the downstairs living space in his incredibly spacious home in Malibu Hills. William Lee, also known as “Scarra,” is a professional video player, or Cyber Athlete. Lee strolls to his high-powered computer, provided to him by a generous sponsor, and begins to play League of Legends. League of Legends an online multiplayer game that currently has thirty-six million online players. William Lee earns six figures a year as do his four roommates/teammates because they are currently viewed by the gaming community as one of the world’s best League of Legends teams....   [tags: E Sports, Mechanical Skills]
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Issues with Athletes’ Salaries and How to Change Them - Professional sports were beginning to be organized in the 1850s. At this point, their salaries, although they were still higher than the average person’s, were not too outrageous. In the 1880s and 90s, baseball players in particular were making on average about $1,750 annually. Even though this was three times the salary of an industrial worker of the time, they were not happy with this amount of money and felt they should be earning more (Baseball n.d.). In the 1970s, the worlds of professional sports took a drastic turn....   [tags: sports salary caps, professional sports]
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Shouldn't Professional Athletes Benefit from Advances in Medicine? - ... The use of PED’s by professional athletes under medical supervision hasn’t proven to have long term health risk. Within a paper written in the Lancet, Kayser, Mauron, and Miah wrote, “We believe that rather than drive doping underground, use of drugs should be permitted under medical supervision… by allowing medically supervised doping, the drugs used could be assessed for a clearer view of what is dangerous and what is not.” Like any drug prescribed by a doctor, PED’s aren’t without side effects....   [tags: performance enhancing drugs]
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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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Athletes Leaving College Early - `1 The story of Korleone Young is a saddening one. Korleone was one of the top high school basketball players in the nation while he was in high school. At all the summer basketball camps, he played above his high school peers. During his senior season he dominated all his team’s competition. He had every major Division I basketball program wanting to give him a full scholarship. All of the national powerhouses like Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, and many more all recruited Korleone heavily....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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Use of Anabolic Steroids by Athletes - Within every gym and athletic practice across the United States there are secrets. These secrets are kept by public gyms, membership health clubs and even high school sports. This secret is killing our youth and disrupting the sportsmanship of not only the United States, but also on an international level. What I am referring to is the use of anabolic steroids. This epidemic is spreading through our country like a wildfire. It is going unnoticed and misunderstood. Even our government has not found the money the man power or the time to deal with this killer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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Doping, Athletes and Sports -     Doping can be strictly defined as the consumption of any substance (whether food or drug) to improve one's performance. This definition can be applied in a variety of situations, from college students drinking coffee in order to stay awake to athletes who take steroids to make them stronger. The problem with doping is where one draws the line. The drugs used in doping often have detrimental effects to one's health, both mental and physical. In the short run these drugs improve one's performance, but in the long run they can kill....   [tags: Doping Example Essays]
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Athletes And Drug Use - Athletes And Drug Use Many people believe that drug use in professional athletics is not a serious problem, however it is more widespread and serious than people think. In professional athletics the use of drugs is looked upon as somewhat of a serious problem, but is also very discrete and low key. Every once in a while one might see a prominent figure in a certain sport being reprimanded for the use of some outlawed drug, however this is just one of the many who happened to get caught. Athletes today seem to find no moral problem with using performance-enhancing drugs, or in other words cheating....   [tags: Papers] 1679 words
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College Athletes For Hire - In the area of collegiate sports, there have been numerous heated debates about the integrity of many things concerning the NCAA and how it handles legal and ethical issues. Two well renowned scholars tackle this issue in their co-authored book entitled “College Athletes for Hire, The Evolution and Legacy of the NCAA’s Amateur Myth” written by Allen L. Sack and Ellen J. Staurowsky. In their book, the authors enlighten the reader on such issues as athletic scholarships, professionalism in college sports, and favoritism for athletes as well as many more important legal, and ethical issues that we as a country need to address....   [tags: essays research papers] 1393 words
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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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Young Athletes Should Not Be Specialized Too Early - Young Athletes Should Not Be Specialized Too Early In the world of sports today there is a much greater interest in finding talent at a very young age. Unfortunately, one must question whether this interest is a personal interest for others who have something to gain, or a genuine beneficial interest for the young athlete. It seem as though everyone today has the "what's in it for me mentality", which can be dangerous. These people, whether it be other athletes, coaches, or parents train athletes at too young of an age....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 525 words
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Domestic Violence by Professional Athletes is Nothing New - A penalty flag is down for a growing number of professional athletes. Some, accused of domestic violence, others charged with assault. What has caused this sudden increase in domestic violence by professional athletes. Nothing. There has not been any increase at all. Professional athletes have been beating and abusing women for a long, long time. Years ago, a lady called 911 and said that her husband was beating her. She wanted to file a report, but then asked the dispatcher if it was going to be in the paper the next day....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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College Sports: Paying Division One Athletes - College Sports: Paying Division One Athletes A huge debate has been on the rise lately relating to why division one athletes should get paid on top of obtaining a scholarship. The proposal states that athletes should be eligible to receive money based on a percentage of profit their school makes. Although some say division one athletes already have all of their needs taken care of, helping athletes with extra expenses in college is essential. Because full ride scholarships take care of most costs for athletes, many argue they already have school paid for, and extra money isn’t necessary....   [tags: College Sports] 1004 words
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