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  • Student Athletes Need
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    College athletes are manipulated every day. Student athletes are working day in and day out to meet academic standards and to keep their level of play competitive. These athletes need to be rewarded and credited for their achievements. Not only are these athletes not being rewarded but they are also living with no money. Because the athletes are living off of no money they are very vulnerable to taking money from boosters and others that are willing to help them out. The problem with this is tha...
  • Student Athletes
    458 words
    I. Pro II. Con. My opinion IV. Pro According to N.C.A.A. rules, college athletes are not to receive any windfall from any merchandise sold- even if they are tho only reason people buy it. In other words, even if the merchandise is purchased solely because of an athlete's popularity, that athlete receives no money. For example, how many University of Michigan basketball fans would have bought jerseys with number four on the back if Chris Webber did not wear it first The student athletes are not p...
  • Student Athletes Of American Colleges And Universities
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    College Student-Athletes Can be Compensated for Their Services to Universities. Every year nearly 330,000 college students don uniforms and become student-athletes for their respective schools (NCAA). These students participate in a wide variety of interests, from football to crew, cross country to golf. The sports surely vary in public interest and the amount of revenue that each attains each competitive season. Sports seem to have played a role in shaping post-secondary education from the time...
  • Free Education A Scholarship Athlete
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    Should college athletes be paid Many have different opinions on this subject. Some feel that a fully paid scholarship is enough for these talented individuals. But for the athletes it's not enough. Allen Sack, a former football player said: No matter their economic circumstances, college scholarship athletes, almost universally agree that there needs to be a way for money to find its way into their hands ligitimatley. But what most the public doesn t know is that intercollegiate athletics is a p...
  • Use Of Drugs By Athletes
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    Do athletes engage in more deviance than non-athletes In the study of athletes and drugs, one major topic that was discussed was the use of drugs by athletes at all levels. With much controversy dealing with the issue of drug testing in high school, college and professional sports, many people are debating whether or not the use of drugs is a problem in the athletic system. With the problems of drugs appearing in the world of sports, many parents believe that if they place their children into a ...
  • Athletes And Drug
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    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 popu...
  • University And Its Other Athletic Programs
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    Piece of the Pie Money is an important issue for almost all college students. Very few are lucky enough not to have the financial burdens of tuition, housing, and food interfere with their academic initiatives. Some students have parents that are wealthy enough to cover all of the costs of college. Other students are given financial aid from the university that they attend. If necessary, students can get jobs to help differ the costs. There are no restrictions put on most students as to where th...
  • Student Athletes
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    March 23, 2005 Pay To Play: Should College Athletes Be Paid? Does it make sense for an academic institution to run a multimillion dollar entertainment business, which is what college football and college basketball have become? Does it make sense for these institutions to pay the student-athletes who participate in these football and basketball programs? The reality is that college sports programs, namely the 'big name' programs such as football and basketball programs at marquee schools, are bu...
  • Athlete Students
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    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 a...
  • Big Time College Athletics
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    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 eta l. 2)... The dispute comes from coaches, parents of the players, and the players ...
  • Student Athletes Of Every Sport
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    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. College athletes are no...
  • Typical High School College Athlete
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    When watching college athletes participating in their sports, does it ever cross one's mind that the athletes getting paid? "The NCAA establishes rules and regulations for universities to follow and one of the most important rules is that student athletes should not receive any money with the exception of scholarships towards their tuition and housing" (Winn). In 1999, the Chronicle of Higher Education surveyed athletes's tatistics on "graduation rates for scholarship college athletes in the NCA...
  • College Baseball Programs Average About Five Hours
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    Nathan Swank Teacher English 100 October, 2000 Assiduous Athletes Not many people know the onus of being a student athlete in college. This burden set on them has caused the graduation rate of scholarship players to average at about fifty percent from 1995 to 1998. In order to be eligible to play, the athletes must be full-time students, which means taking at least twelve units a semester. Because these athletes are taking so many classes, they must make time for a considerable amount of studyin...
  • Ncaa College Athletes
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    In today's world of big-time college athletics there are huge amounts of revenue being brought into the universities by athletes. However, some of the athletes that make the money for their schools can t even afford to buy the team sweatshirt that they are making popular. Thus, it is difficult for the athletes to resist the temptation of accepting compensation for their performances. Not surprisingly, the media is filled with stories of the NCAA scandals and allegations surrounding star athletes...
  • Extracurricular Activities And Academic Achievement
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    The Research Problem I am focusing in on deals with how much of a positive or negative effect participating in extracurricular activities can benefit the participant. Ranging from academic achievement in high school and college to helping excel in job careers. This literature has been studied before but I am attempting to replicate this study in order to understand if this research is applicable to students participating in athletics. While examining this topic I found that involvement in extrac...
  • College Athletes And Their Drinking Habits
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    College athletes and their drinking habits is a big deal to a lot of different people. These athletes are looked up to by so many, that most people think them drinking during their sports season is wrong. People have many questions about this issue. Are athletes coaches aware of their players drinking and how often they " re doing it? Do athletes drink more often than non-athletes? Did these athletes drink in high school or did they just start in college to fit in? Has the rate of athletes drink...
  • Young Talented College Athletes
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    As college athletics grows and continues to bring large financial gain to universities and corporate sponsors, the debate over paying college athletes persists. Some people think that a fully paid scholarship for these students is fairly enough for talented individuals while others claim that 'big bucks' might tempt them to leave the college early for participating in the pros. Despite the variety of opinions the reasonable decision should be implemented in near future in order to help college a...
  • Participation In High School Athletics And Activities
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    Sports programs are a big part of school systems and school environments today. These sports programs are starting at a younger and younger age every year. By the time that students reach the high school varsity and college age, sports have become a tremendous part of the students' life. Some may say that the student-athlete has a load of being a full time student and putting in full time hours to becoming a superior athlete, so the two do not mix well. Some argue that the two are so time consum...
  • Athlete As Role Model
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    In today's world, sport stars and other athletes are looked up to by all ages. Everyone loves them. They look great in the eyes of the everyday public. They appear on television, they perform like rock stars, and do this with the entire world watching. No wonder we make heroes out of our favorites. They are seen, as heroes because they can do things that most of us can? t. They hit fastballs at 95 mph, leap at balls in mid air, or defy gravity and throw down a dunk. Their words are repeated and ...
  • College Sports The Student Athlete
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    Being Athletes Stereotypes to Athletes Being an athlete is not as easy as it looks. If you think remembering how to calculate the dimensions of a matrix is difficult, try to breaking down and analyzing your opponents' ninety plus offensive plays a game and still remember the matrix as well as your other nine to thirteen credits. Even though an athlete is required to do just that, there are many stereotypes that people put on them.? For example some views are, stupid, careless, cocky, inconsidera...

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