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The Plight of the Student Athlete

- Are colleges doing enough to prepare student-athletes to be successful in life. Are students benefitting or are universities exploiting. Colleges are monetarily thriving from the talents of athletes. A numerous amount of these athletes are only recruited for their physical talents and many of them are not academically up to par. Although academic institutions claim to procure means to aid athletes in the classroom, there are still vast conundrums plaguing society concerning the miseducation of these individuals....   [tags: Success, Student Athlete, College, Benefit]

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Oscar Pistorius: An Athlete and His Controversy over Murder

- Oscar Pistorius is a well known for being an athlete and is a professional runner. When he was born, Oscar had both of his legs amputated and used prosthetics from a very early age. This didn’t stop him though. Despite having to use prosthetic legs, he made it through his early years, went on to become an athlete and was known all around the world, and set world records. Everything was going great for him, until he was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day. He claims that it was self defense and that he thought she was an intruder, but there are many people who just don’t believe this to be true....   [tags: Amputee, Athlete, Controversy]

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Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young

- Housman's "To An Athlete Dying Young" A. E. Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young," also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of "To an Athlete Dying Young" provides the reader with an understanding of Housman's view of death. Additional readings reveal Housman's attempt to convey the classical idea that youth, beauty, and glory can be preserved only in death....   [tags: Poem Housman Athlete Dying Essays]

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Magic Johnson More than an Average Athlete

- Magic Johnson More than an Average Athlete In my life, I had many people who I really admire from Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Sean Carter (Jay-z), and Robert Johnson. Others who have influenced me in my development of a person were my parents; my mother and my father were there for everything I have done in my life. The person who I model myself after is Earvin Johnson jr. also known as Magic Johnson. There are many reasons why but all really point to him defeated in adversity in many facets of life....   [tags: Basketball athlete hero role model]

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Female Athlete As A Athlete

- Gender discrimination is prominent in every industry, but it is as though the sport industry is one of the worst. Women in the work force currently receive only 80 cents to every man’s dollar (Holmes, 2016). However, female athletes both in America and internationally receive a far lesser compensation for their attributes. The only difference of the sports being played is who plays them. There should be no reason why a male athlete receives better pay simply because he had a 50% chance of being born a man....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Phoenix Mercury]

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Separating the Student from the Athlete

- Every athlete dreams of playing professional at some point during their young adolescent career, but in reality a person has a greater chance of dying in a plane crash than becoming a professional athlete. Most people don’t have the skills to make it in the pros but for the few who do there is a controversial decision that needs to be made whether to go to college or go straight to the pros. Although some sports such as football and basketball require a waiting period after graduation from high school but base does not have such requirements....   [tags: Students, Athletes, Universities, Schools, Sports]

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The Mentality of an Athlete

- A lot of times, sports seem like a contest of physical skill― a test to see who is the fastest or strongest, who has the best eye or the most endurance, who can jump the highest or can handle the ball the best. What a lot of people don’t know is that there is so much more to a sport than just the muscle and coordination. In order to excel in a sport, an athlete requires a lot of self-discipline, concentration, and self-confidence. It’s the mental factor that makes a difference. Former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlon runner Bruce Jenner once said, “You have to train your mind like you train your body” (Gregoire 1)....   [tags: physical skills, sports psychology]

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The Diet Of An Athlete

- Diet: I grew up in a household where to leave the table your whole plate had to be whipped clean. My family had a very close relationship to go old Southern cooking. This meant a table full of cornbread, pinto beans, and fried chicken. This was not a problem when I was an active child, but unfortunately as my years increased so did this horrendous diet. I was never great in the self-control department; this resulted in countless sodas, and constant snacking. Clearly this is not the diet of an athlete in training but since it has been adopted by far too many....   [tags: Physical exercise, Obesity, Vegetable]

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Is College A Athlete?

- Is being an athlete just this glamorous lifestyle we make it be. College basketball has developed into one of the dominating figures in entertainment today creating a mass following and an immense amount of media attention. On the outside looking in these athletes seem to have a good life, traveling across the nation playing the sport they love while receiving a full scholarship for college in the progress. Can there be any downside to this lifestyle. In short, yes, media impacts the life of these student athletes much more than we know....   [tags: Mass media, Media, Illinois, Sociology]

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Athletes Should Not Be Athlete

- Every person has a naturally given talent, and for some people, sports and athletics are what they do best. Sports cover a wide variety of activities and every athlete strives to be the best in his or her category. Being the perfect athlete is the goal of every competitor in a game, but is often misunderstood. To be an athlete should not be about the fame or the money earned, not even the title. A perfect athlete should use his or her physical and mental abilities to encourage people. Becoming the perfect athlete takes hard work and extreme dedication....   [tags: Basketball, National Basketball Association]

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Should College Athletes Be An Athlete?

- As a college student, you are required to make decisions all the time. These decisions differ in there level of seriousness and way it can affect you as an individual and how they may affect your academic performance. I came to college as an athlete, and my choice to be a college athlete meant my life would be different from traditional students. The rigor of my sport meant i would have weights every morning, and practice in the afternoons. It meant I would have to miss class to travel for games but that is what I signed up for....   [tags: Decision making, Decision theory]

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Sports Marketing: The Agent Athlete Relationship and Ethical Issues

- ... “Runners” could include anyone, “mothers, fathers, siblings, girlfriends, friends, college boosters, financial advisors, ministers, coaches, trainers—anyone who stands to gain by making the connection.” (7.) Agents earn anywhere between 3%-5% on employment contracts and up to 30% on endorsement deals. Those are big chunks of change when dealing with multi-million dollar contracts, compelling many agents to step outside the lines in order to land the client. Notable Cases • In 2006 allegations surfaced that New Orleans Saints’ running back Reggie Bush and his family had accepted extra benefits while Bush was at USC....   [tags: should athletes be paid to play?]

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The Elements of a Real Athlete

- The Elements of a Real Athlete      When you think of an athlete, what comes to mind. The first things that probably come to mind are sports, entertainment, and physical abilities. If these are the first things you think of, then how would athletes significant. If you look at athletes from a different perspective, their significance can be seen. From this point of view one can see that athletes are significant because they provide role models, contribute to our business world, bring countries or groups of people together, and they provide sources of inspriration....   [tags: Sports Athletics Sport Athletes Essays]

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Summary Of ' An Athlete Dying Young '

- Crystal Gross EN 111- IS3 November 1, 2015 Poetry Essay Summary of “To an Athlete Dying Young” A. E. Housman published the book A Shropshire Lad in 1896 in which “To an Athlete Dying Young” appears. The poem has seven stanzas written as quatrains. Each quatrain has two couplets that rhyme. In “To an Athlete Dying Young” the rhyming scheme is AABB. This unique style of writing was complemented by the AABB format. This format of the poem gave the feeling of going forward and backwards. As a result of the speaker 's statement of a faded memory and being forgotten really played well providing great imagery to the work that felt surreal to the point made throughout the poem....   [tags: Poetry, Death, Madrid Metro, A Shropshire Lad]

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Irony Of An Athlete Dying Young

- Irony in To An Athlete Dying Young When reading literature, the excitement level is enhanced through an author’s use of irony. Through Housman’s poem he uses different literary devices; irony, alliteration, metaphors. Irony (death) is used to be the main theme of this poem. Alliteration appears only in a few lines to demonstrate feelings. Metaphors are used to show the contrast from before to after. In To An Athlete Dying Young, A.E. Housman uses irony to describe a character who overcomes all his accomplishments by time, memory, and the victories of others....   [tags: Poetry, Death, Literary technique]

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The Death Of An Athlete Dying Young

- The Death of an Athlete and His Career During the prime years of a person’s life or career, many do not realize that youth and success are dwindling. As they age, the unavoidable aspect of death becomes more significant. A.E Housman, the author of “To an Athlete Dying Young,” conveys that everything in life is not going to be happy all the time, but people need to deal with what they have before it is too late. The audience will learn the entire lifecycle of an athlete and how age is a big factor in this....   [tags: Death, Afterlife, Life, Death]

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Being An Athlete Is The Next Game

- All an Athletes thinks about is during season is the next game. What’s going to happen or if they’re going to make the play during the game when they really count. They’re rarely think about what they’re doing during school or at home or even when they’re walking the streets of their city. Little do they know that just being an athlete, they assume a greater part than simply being themselves. What they do, say, watch, and speak can make an impact on their image. Athletes have always been held to a higher standard....   [tags: Basketball, High school]

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Should College Athlete Be Paid?

- Should college athlete be paid. Maybe so, considering the amount of benefits schools receive due to the student athlete’s performance on the playing field. Student Athletes are recruited out of high school to play at the college level. The talent level of a particular athlete will determine the amount of scholarship given. Universities often give extremely talented athletes full ride scholarships while attending their school. The full scholarship provides a student with many things being paid for by the school such as tuition, room and board, a meal plan and all of college credits....   [tags: Basketball, High school]

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Strength And Conditioning Of An Athlete

- Strength and conditioning of an athlete could be considered and art and science. It will require a vast knowledge of the sport, activities during practices and time management within the time frame of off-season, pre-season, in-season, and post-season. Baseball is one of sport that that will require most planning and management due to the intense schedule during the season. On the collegiate level, baseball season is stipulated to last for 16 weeks, plus playoff. During this time, teams will usually play one game during the week, and three games between Friday and Saturday....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Baseball]

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"To an Athlete Dying Young"

- Being an athlete myself, I understanding this idea of being on top of the world and never wanting to come down. In this A.E. Housman poem this theme is taken to its full extent. Never coming down and losing your fame is death in “To an Athlete Dying Young”. Not ever letting anyone forget who the true champion is and now was. The main theme of this poem is that champions can not be champions forever unless they die a champion. In today’s world, champions are praised for winning. They could be an Olympic champion or a member of a state championship team....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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An Autoimmune Disease Of The Diabetic Athlete

- Introduction One of the major autoimmune diseases that impacts young people for the rest of their lives is type I diabetes. Type I diabetes occurs when the production of β-cells, insulin, in the pancreas is limited or destroyed (Jensen, 2004, p. 192). According to Jensen in his article “Nutritional concerns in the diabetic athlete,” for college athletics type I diabetes is a challenge because physical activity can lead to hypoglycemia due to the use of energy. Type I diabetes do not stop a person from being an athlete, but athletes need a high level of nutritional discipline in order to not fall into hypoglycemia as they exercise....   [tags: Diabetes mellitus, Insulin, Blood sugar]

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Identify Development of a College Athlete

- Little literature, until recently, has focused on identity formation through the research of the role of student-athlete; however, over the last ten years, researchers from different disciplines have investigated identity formation among college students involved in competitive sports (Miller & Kerr, 2003). According to the NCAA (2012), over 460,000 college student participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and these student-athletes face many challenges throughout their collegiate careers....   [tags: achievement, coach, career]

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Academics And The Student Athlete

- Academics and the Student-Athlete For starters, most student-athletes entering college are told what it means to be a student-athlete, but they never truly realize life as a student-athlete. They are confident and even cocky that they are ready to take on this challenge. In order to become a successful student-athlete it takes a lot of prioritizing, responsibility, motivation, and great time management skills. How are some student-athletes successful and some not. Big time sports are entrenched in higher education and have become the public face of the university....   [tags: University, Academia]

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Definition Of A Master Athlete

- To begin this study we must first begin with defining what a master athlete is and what you have to do to be considered one. A master athlete is defined as a person that is older than 35 years of age and still systematically trains and competes in events. The usual age to be considered for most sports is 35 but there are a few sports like golf (50 years) and swimming (25 years) that you might be older or younger and considered one. This is due to the fact that different sports require more or less stress on the body and can or cannot be competed in as long....   [tags: Muscle, Muscular system, Skeletal muscle]

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Understanding The Complexities Of An Athlete

- Adam Gardner Cluster Proposal Paper October 28, 2014 Understanding the Complexities of an Athlete both Mind and Body For as long as I can remember, I have always been an athlete. With the physical attributes of being an athlete, there is also the mental part to consider. As I continued to pursue my athletic career, I also wanted to become a better communicator and study behind the scenes of being an athlete. When I joined college I pursued my curiosity of every aspect of athletics, which led me to choose becoming an athletic trainer, to understand the ins and outs of athletes....   [tags: Communication, Media studies]

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Benefits Of Being An Athlete

- Being an athlete is so much more than going out and playing a sport. It’s about doing something you love, inspiring others, and being a role model for the next generation. He or she doesn’t get to the top by practicing three times a week and only working out once a week. No, an individual gets to the top by practicing every day every chance they get, by working out every day, by stepping up to the plate and accepting the challenge and motivating themselves to be better than their best. When they’ve done all that one can do and beyond that then they’ve become an athlete....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Health care, Personal life]

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Benefits Of A College Athlete

- Students in receipt of scholarships to play football for a university are essentially performing a service. This service falls under an agreement between the player and the university in return for compensation and the student-athletes are subject to the university’s regulations and control and are considered employees under the definition of the National Labor Relations Act. By accepting a scholarship as a college athlete, students are subject to more rules and regulations that those that are seen at face value....   [tags: University, Academia, College]

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Finding Greatness as an Athlete

- There have been many high-profile names in the world of sports, which have garnered the interests of sports fans throughout the years. Distinguished such as Lebron James, Ken Griffey Jr., Donovan McNabb, and Johan Cruyff are among favorites to many who follow their respective sport. Although all are exceptionally good athletes, the names of Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Tom Brady, and Pele will forever a class above them. Yes for the most part, these sportsmen have demonstrated their strength, talent, and athleticism, but there is a huge gap between the first class of names I mentioned, and the second....   [tags: Winning, Championship Titles]

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Effective Intervention Strategy For The Athlete

- The NA will raise particular indicators which should be analysed by the sports psychologist and used to decide and develop an appropriate intervention strategy for the athlete. For the purpose of the case study, and based on the information available about Armstrong, it will be assumed that the issue with his intrinsic motivation was a key contributor to his career decline which led to the decision to turn to the use of PED’s. It is shown that motivation largely affects athletic success in competitive sports, and is particularly dependable on goal setting (Wilkman, Stelter, Melzer, Hauge & Elbe, 2014)....   [tags: Motivation, Goal, Jonathan Coachman]

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An Exploration Of International Student Athlete

- The article I decided to read for this critique focused on an exploration of international student-athlete adjustment issues, particularly related to academic advising. Previous research on this subject had been centered on general advising of the entire student-athlete population. Implementing an extensive literature review of international student-athlete (ISA) transition issues and developmental advising, the researcher was able to create a table of suggested practices for academic advisors working with ISAs....   [tags: University, College, Campus, Graduate school]

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Performance Positive Outcomes For An Athlete

- Performance Enhance Gone Wrong Many people think performance enhancers create only positive outcomes for an athlete, but do they. Everyone has heard of professional athletes using steroids, but for high school athletes, it is hard for them to get acquire steroids. Since they can’t get steroids, they turn to other performance enhancers, such as Adderall, which gives athletes higher energy levels than they would have without them. Another drug used by athletes is Hydrocodone, which is used to take the pain away....   [tags: Professional sports, Amateur sports]

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The Obstacles Of Being A Student Athlete

- In college you will face many obstacles, it is up to you to decide if you let these obstacles become a downfall in your life. While in college you may face peer pressure into making decisions that you wouldn’t usually do. I’ve never been the type to do the same thing as everybody else, I like to do my own thing. While you’re in college you have to put your focus on the important things; to me, the important thing is making sure that I get all of my work done on time. With me being a student athlete, I always have to make sure that I am on top of my work and that my grades are good....   [tags: High school, Basketball, College]

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I Am An Athlete And Nutrition

- I am an athlete and nutrition plays a very important role in my abilities to perform. It has been well documented that optimal nutrition can lead to an enhancement in an athlete’s physical activity, athletic performance, and recovery from exhaustive exercise (Clark, M., Reed, D. B., Crouse, S. F., and Armstrong, R. B., 2003). Also, athletes are expending more energy so therefore they need more calories for this extra expenditure of energy (Clark, M., Reed, D. B., Crouse, S. F., and Armstrong, R....   [tags: Nutrition, Vitamin, Nutrient, Association football]

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Diabetes in the Competitive Athlete

- As fitness professionals working with individuals with diabetes there are numerous considerations we must contemplate. For one thing we need to realize we are part of a team approach for these individuals. We need to be very cognizant that we operate within our own scope of practice, as diabetes is a disease that requires specialized approaches from physicians, dietetic experts and fitness professional for each individual’s situation. In addition to this we need to make sure before accepting the responsibility of training a diabetic client, that we have the proper diabetes education and proper certifications....   [tags: fitness professionals, insulin levels]

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Media Coverage Of Female Athlete

- Gender bias in media is a problem with multiple different aspects. Statistics show that 40% of all athletes are women, but they receive just 4% of media coverage (The Statistics). Secondly, a recent analysis found that of 6,503 sports photos taken by national newspapers, only 78 were of females (Media Coverage). What are the reasons toward such uneven coverage. Females participating in athletics get more attention to their physical appearance than their actual ability to perform the sport. Athletes that are not considered appealing or attractive are commonly disregarded and forgotten by the media....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Sex]

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A Athlete By Nature, Cheerleader By Choice

- Athlete by Nature, Cheerleader by Choice Cheerleaders all share the same love, cheering; there is always excitement about being known as a cheerleader. Sometimes cheering can be a good and bad thing, but in the end it 's never a boring activity. With tons of people in the crowd, just staring at you waiting for what cheer you will call next, waiting to see who will mess up first, or who will say the wrong words. So many things going on at a football game, yet all you can do is stand there, look pretty, and smile....   [tags: Cheerleading, Cheering, The Cheerleaders, Cult]

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A Day For A College Athlete

- A day in the life of trying to become a D-1 athlete Years ago i never would have imagined myself trying to become a division one athlete. When i found out that i was accepted into The University of Alabama, playing a sport was something i never even thought about.In highschool i played volleyball but a highschool sport is nothing compared to a college sport. Once you move to sports on a college level things are totally different. In highschool people joined sports to stay active or just to be involved with school so they could make a name of theirself....   [tags: College, High school, Thought, Mind]

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Should College Athlete Be Paid?

- Throughout history the big question surrounding the college athletic industry is if college athletes should get paid for the participation in the sport. It has recently over the past few years been brought up as a huge topic in college athletics, a lot of people have their views in if they should or shouldn’t. The big picture everyone has to look at and get an understanding to be the economic aspect of it. There are a lot of factors that people fail to realize that involve paying these athletes such as the supply, demand elasticity, taxes and equity vs efficiency, all of these play a minor role in the impact of the answer people are waiting to get....   [tags: college athletic industry]

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Benefits Of Being A College Athlete

- Sleeping problems are fairly common amongst college students. Many of the students tested throughout the studies who had sleep problems also had higher levels of anxiety, intrusive thoughts, social connectedness, self-esteem, sleep disturbances, and depression. Compared to older adults, college students woke up more during sleep, but other than that, older adults showed higher levels of fatigue, napping, etc. (Koffel & Watson, 2009). We could assume that this is be due to a much higher rate activities, such as friends, practices, etc., or possibly students having problems adjusting to their new lifestyle....   [tags: Sleep, Sleep disorder, Sleep deprivation, Insomnia]

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The NCAA and College Athlete

- Imagine a business that brings in $60 million each year ,and the people fueling that industry receive none of the revenue(Wieberg). These same people work 40 hours in their sport every week, these “people” are college athletes. The NCAA, the governing body for major college sports, is the industry doing this to college athletes(Edelman). This is an issue of exploitation and control by large institutions over primarily poor people, the NCAA is guiding them in directions to make money for everybody while doing everything possible to keep the players out of the money....   [tags: payment, profit, college, sports]

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Knee Brace: An Athlete's Uniform

- When an athlete catches the sound of their knee crack and pop, they better prepare themselves for a long journey. The Center for Injury and Policy (CIRP), from Science Daily, reports that, “Knees are the most accident prone part of the body in high school athletes.” Knee injuries are very common; in fact, they are responsible for 45% of the injuries that occur in high school athletics across America. Knee injuries are well known to not just those in the medical field, but also to athletes. Injuries to the knee are caused by many factors, and what happens after the injury has taken place is what’s most concerning (Science Daily)....   [tags: Osteoarthritis, knee crack and pop]

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Life as a Student Athlete

- Being in an American school begins a student’s search to find who they are considered in the system. From a nerd to a punk, many academic ties are also involved with this identity. The one group of students who get the most academic ties with his or her extra-curricular activity is the “jock”. As having the title as a jock, a child learns that many people look at someone who plays football or basketball doesn’t have the ability to learn as fast or as well as someone who just studies and doesn’t have extra-curricular activities....   [tags: Sports ]

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Benefits Of Being An Athlete

- What are the benefits of being an athlete. Athletes are people that are proficient in the sport they participate in. Athletes range all the way from the school level to the professional level. Most athletes participate in a sport for their love of the game, but little do they know about the benefits it has. There are plenty of physical and mental benefits from the participation in sports. Millions of children in the United States take part in some kind of athletic program. Adults often find time to take part in their favorite sports as a result of their childhood....   [tags: Professional sports, Amateur sports, Sport]

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Life Of Being A Male Athlete

- Can you imagine being born a male, but ever since you were a child feeling as though you are a female. Well, this is the story of a sports icon and his final moments of being a male athlete. This is the story of Bruce Jenner now referred to as Caitlyn. At the age of 65, after being married three times over the course of 42 years and fathering six children, and raising four step-children Bruce made an unflinching decision to transition from a male to a transgendered female. In the late 1970’s, in order to feel some sort of a connection to his gender identity Bruce secretly wore panty hose and a brassiere underneath his suits....   [tags: Marriage, Gender, Family, Bruce Jenner]

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Athlete Acceleration and Its Effect

- Introduction Acceleration is an essential component in many different field sports including games such as rugby, soccer, American football and tennis (Spencer, Bishop, Dawson and Goodman, 2005). It is widely considered the most important attribute in team sports (Wilson, Lyttle, Ostrowski and Murphy, 1995), therefore the ability to enhance it would be valuable to many sporting events (Cronin and Hansen, 2006). An athlete’s ability to accelerate is dependent upon numerous factors, including technique/body position (kinematics) and the force production capability (kinetics) of the body (Cronin, Hansen, Kawamori and McNair, 2008)....   [tags: fatigue, factors, weight, analysis]

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Eating Disorders And The Athlete

- Both the videos in module 9 spoke upon the same message, eating disorders–the signals, the reason, the types and the solutions. The first video, “Introduction to Eating Disorders” spoke mostly about the various types of eating disorders and their associated behaviors. The video also shares how to identify types of eating disorders, which I thought was enlightening. The second video “Eating Disorders and the Athlete” expressed a similar overall message about eating disorders but, then switched focus to the female athlete triad syndrome....   [tags: Eating disorders, Bulimia nervosa]

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Should College Athlete Be Paid?

- Imagine a business that brings in $60 million each year ,and the people fueling that industry receive none of the revenue. These same people work 40 hours in their sport every week, these “people” are college athletes. The NCAA is the industry doing this to college athletes. This is an issue of exploitation and control by large institutions over primarily poor people, the NCAA is guiding them in directions to make money for everybody while doing everything possible to keep the players out of the money....   [tags: NCAA, sports, horrible oppressive system]

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Leadership Experience As An Athlete

- Discuss a leadership experience you have had in any area of your life - school, work, athletics, family, church, community, etc. How and why did you become a leader in this area. How did this experience influence your goals. Leadership experience as an athlete: For the last year, my sports department in my high school decided to make me the Coach of sport’s team. As an athlete’s leader it was a good opportunity for me to show my leadership skills, talent, intelligence, enthusiasm, self-efficacy and conscientiousness....   [tags: Leadership, Positive psychology]

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National Athlete Career And Education

- Martin, Fogarty & Albion, (2014) measured changes over time of athletic identity and life satisfaction in elite athletes, as a function of retirement and whether or not athletes’ decision to retire was voluntary. Martin et al. (2014) recruited 62 Australian athletes (45 females and 17 males) throughout different career phases. Subsequently to collecting demographic information, Martin et al. (2014) administered the AIMS and Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) at the onset of the athletes’ participation in the National Athlete Career and Education (NACE) program (Albion & Fogarty, 2002; Anderson & Morris, 2000), and at the conclusion of the athletes’ participation in the NACE program (Martin,...   [tags: Analysis of variance, Statistics]

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Perfectionism and Athlete Burnout in Elite Sports: The Mediating Role of Self-Determined Motivation

- Over the past few decades, American society has become more and more obsessed on performance outcomes and winning; being declared the best has become most important (Crain, 2004). Winning is often viewed as an all or nothing virtue, whereby greatness is a descriptive term reserved only for those whose names appear at the top of the list (Hanchon, 2011). This evolving mindset communicates to our youth that despite his or her efforts, only the final results matter. For many individuals the ideas of achievement, excellence, and self-worth have become highly dependent upon the perceived outcomes of the competitions or events in which they engage (Hanchon, 2011)....   [tags: Athletes ]

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I Have Been An Athlete

- I have been an athlete since I was in first grade which had lead me a life of eating healthy, and enough, to keep up with the busy swimming and school schedule. The number of practices started at two or three times a week and escalated to six by the time I was in 8th grade. Each practice ran about 2 hours and as I got older, I added in a half hour of dryland three times a week. All of this exercising made me extremely hungry all the time. Towards the end of elementary school and through middle school I would average about 4,000 calories a day, with roughly 2,000 being burnt off in practice....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Fat, Eating]

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I Am A Student Athlete

- I sat there and stared out the window of the library where I tend to remain until late at night. I am a first year college student trying to manage the weight of being a student-athlete. The library was the quiet place where I could go and mend my thoughts after a tough day. I’ve never seen many other students late at night when I’m on my walk home. Most people tell me to not walk alone at night for the fear of bad people in the neighborhood. I didn’t pay attention to what others had said, because I was not afraid of what was out there....   [tags: 2002 albums, Debut albums, Thought, Mind]

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Is Girls A Successful Athlete?

- Often times companies choose to publish videos to advertise what they offer; however, here lately I’ve noticed a few companies taking charge and using their name to get messages out into the world. Three well-known companies such as Under Armor, Dove, and Always are making a change. The goal is to break the stereotypes that have been passed on from generation to generation. Also companies are beginning to show that girls are equal to guys in all aspects such as being a successful athlete. Best part of these two commercials is individual women who are both well-known and ones that are no special actress, but women who have been through something to teach them to never give up....   [tags: Boy, Girl, Female, Woman]

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I Am A Student Athlete

- Transitioning from Junior HIgh to High School is a pretty big step in a upcoming teenager’s life. I mean, from seeing about two hundred kids a days to probably seeing nearly a thousand a day can be a big change. As a 12th grader now Ii have experienced many things will attending High School that you should and should not want for yourself. My advice to you ,9th graders, would be to do not create a bad reputation for yourself early, go to class and pay attention, and just make the most of your High School career....   [tags: High school, College, English-language films]

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My Favorite Athlete Will Forever

- 1. I LOVE to cook: grill, roast, bake, smoke, you name it, I want to do more of it. 2. I enjoy the outdoors — hiking, camping and building fires— all stemming from my days and nights in the Boy Scouts. 3. Two years ago, I hit 2 hole in ones in the same round of golf. It was incredible and it will probably never happen again (I really hope it does though). 4. My favorite athlete will forever and always be Derek Jeter: class, grace under pressure, a through and through winner. GO YANKEES. 5. I was the last among my group of friends to get high-speed internet....   [tags: New York City, New Jersey, Green Bay Packers]

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Nike, An Athlete Dream Job

- He’s twenty-five. Works at Adidas, an athlete dream job, who can get items at a discounted price. Knows ahead of time when items will be on sale and receives benefits as an employee of Adidas. He has been working at Adidas for the past 2 years, his salary depends on customers stating his name when an item is purchased. On average, he earns nine hundred dollars a month. My job is becoming stressful and holidays like Black Friday, isn’t the best way to spend it as an employee. I applied right before Christmas ended in 2013 and so did my friend....   [tags: Customer service, Sales, Customer, Black Friday]

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An Old Champion Athlete

- ... Or some in which involve how state standings and/or championships are viewed. As stated by A.E. Housman, “The time you won your town the race we chaired you through the marketplace; man and boy stood cheering by, and home we brought you shoulder-high.” (Prentice Hall Literature [page 1092 lines 1-4]). As newer generations come into the sport, some are born with a gift unimaginable with great potential, people who set the school/state record cause a sadness in the record holder from the past....   [tags: disappointment, dedication, sports]

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College Athletes Should Not Be A College Athlete

- Being a college athlete requires, year-round dedication. In order to be a college athlete, one must be willing to not only put time and effort in on and off the field, but in the classroom as well. Student athletes attend between twelve and twenty hours of class each week, and they are required to put in much time with practice, daily and games whenever they are held. College athletes can put in around twenty to sixty hours of practice a week, even during the off-season. After sports seasons begin, almost all of a college athlete’s time is spent dedicated to their sport, while somehow trying to maintain time to study, eat, sleep, and stay healthy....   [tags: Full-time, Part-time, University, High school]

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An Athlete Dying Young

- A.E. Housman was a man of great opposites which means his poetry seems to be so very delicate and full of gentle regret, but he himself was a very hash self-disciplined man. He happened to write several poems and one of them is titled “To an Athlete Dying Young” which happens to talk about the advantages of dying young before an athlete’s glory does. This is a very sad topic to write on and gives an insight into the dreary life that Housman lived, but that is a topic for another day. However he did accomplish three messages in the poem “To an Athlete Dying You” like pride is important to an athlete, your people will take you to your home, and you will be able to die a very happy person....   [tags: Death, Life, Diet, Afterlife]

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The Student as an Athlete

- The Student as an Athlete The student athlete is a term often used to describe a member of the student body at an institution as well as a member of one of the schools athletic teams. This is not a label that includes students who play recreational sports during their leisure time; this term is used for those students who split their time between athletics and academics. In the beginning of inter-collegiate competition and even now the governing body the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) wanted athletes to maintain their amateurism....   [tags: essays papers]

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Pro Athlete Nate Jackson

- Running…Running…Running…Bam. You were about to make that touchdown when you were suddenly hit so hard in the head you were knocked out. Thinking nothing of it, you felt fine when you got up and went and sat out on the bench. This is what happened to pro athlete Nate Jackson during his freshman year of high school. Eager to play, he was hit from the side in the head by another player tackling him. The kid he says was twice his size and took him right down, laying there half dead he talks how other players laughed and called him a rookie....   [tags: Concussion, Traumatic brain injury]

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training of an athlete

- Training of an Athlete When training a football player, or any athlete for that matter you want to make sure that they are not smoking. Smoking is very harmful and addictive to the body and causes increased airway resistance. When smoking is done it takes 24 hours to clear the poisons from 1 cigarette. The effects of smoking can be damaging for life by causing heart disease, cilia damage, throat cancer and other many life-treating effects. If an athlete is smoking the results of smoking they will see will be decreased endurance, decreased ventilation, decreased Max VO2, and decreased oxygen capacity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

- Today there are over 450,000 college athletes and the National College Athletics Association (NCAA) faces a difficult decision on whether or not college athletes should be paid. Many people believe that they should and many believe they should not. There are several benefits that college’s athletes receive for being a student athlete. Why should they receive even more benefits than their scholarship and numerous perks. Today, most college athletes receive a scholarship to pay for a portion or sometimes all of one’s college tuition....   [tags: NCAA, student athlete, sports]

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NASA A.T.H.L.E.T.E.

- 1. INTRODUCTION: The NASA A.T.H.L.E.T.E (All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer) is a vehicle developed by the NASA Johnson Space Centre, NASA Ames Research Centre, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Boeing Company and Stanford University. It is part of the Lunar and Planetary Surface Operations element of the NASA Technology Maturation Program and constitutes the “effort for a sustainable, affordable and safe human lunar return” [1]. Two approximately half-scale prototype “Software Development Model” vehicles have been built (figure 1) and tested between 2005 and 2009....   [tags: Space Exploration]

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The NCAA and College Athletes: Should College Athletes Be Paid?

- College athletes juggle busy academic and practice schedules all throughout their stressful weeks, so why shouldn't they be compensated for their time dedicated to sports. NCAA rules strictly prohibits players from being paid for all the hard work they do to protect “amateurism”, but are you really an amateur putting in over 40 hours a week between practice and other activities. Although students earn a college scholarship, that doesn’t cover living expenses, and access to a degree at the end of their career, players should be paid because schools, coaching staffs and major corporations are profiting off their free labor....   [tags: athlete amateurism, reform, payments]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' An Athlete Dying Young '

- Glory over Long Life To some people life might be an even trade for fame and recognition. It is in the human nature to desire honor and admiration from society, but can the price of fame exceed the price of life itself. Would one be willing to die at the peak of one 's fame to avoid the chance of losing it. The central theme in Housman’s poem “An Athlete Dying Young” is that it is better to die young and famous than living a long life and losing your fame. The poet uses imagery, personification, and speaker to develop the theme....   [tags: Life, Death, Time, English-language films]

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The Fleeting of Glory in To An Athlete Dying Young

- As the oldest of seven brothers and sisters, Alfred Edward Housman was born in 1859 in Fockbury, England. On his twelfth birthday, his mother passed away, leading to the pessimism his poetry expresses. In 1877, Housman studied Greek and Roman Classics while attending St. John’s College in Oxford. There he fell in love with his roommate, Moses Jackson, who did not share the same feelings as him. In 1892, he became the Professor of Latin at University College in London and then in 1911 at Trinity College in Cambridge, which he held until his death in 1936....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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Strength Training is Necessary for the Serious Athlete

- Is your child dreaming of being a college athlete, a professional athlete, or an Olympian. Are you considering getting an extra edge over other athletes your child’s age. Is bigger, faster, and stronger better. The young athletes looking to move up to the next level are interested in improving speed, agility, and strength. Our youth are becoming increasingly involved in a more advanced level of competition with the hopes of obtaining their dreams of being the best at their chosen sport. It takes discipline to complete endurance and agility building exercises; thus you create a more disciplined athlete....   [tags: Strength Training]

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A Brief Note On The Athlete 's Foot

- While feet are stuck inside shoes and socks all day, they can become damp and smelly. They are also prone to infections like athlete 's foot, which doesn 't impact only athletes as the name implies. Anyone can get athlete 's foot if they 're not careful, yet it has nothing to do with hygiene. People who wash their feet daily can still contract the infection, and those who get the infection seem prone to it in the future. Definition & Facts Athlete 's foot, also known as tinea pedis, is an infection that is fungal in nature....   [tags: Bacteria, Infection, Immune system, Foot]

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Does Aging Bring Sadness to an Athlete?

- ... E. Housman I believe athletes do get sad. Athletes can become very saddened that they can’t play the sport they have loved forever because of old age. We see this today in many profession sports around the world, where once you turn thirty-five or older, these players retire because sports teams no longer want them. Sports teams want the young people to take over the spots that older athletes are in now. We can look at the National Basketball Association for an example, the athlete Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs is close to forty years old and nearing retirement age because the younger, faster, and stronger athletes are pushing him out....   [tags: sports, talent, physical]

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Teenage Athlete Nutrition

- Teenage Athlete Nutrition In todays’ world, the cheapest food you can buy is the one that is worst for your body. Nutrition is the key for your guidance and success in high school sports. Not only are you competing, you’re growing. “During your teen years, girls sprout an average 10 inches and gain 53 pounds, while boys averagely grow 11 inches and gain 70 pounds during their teen years” (Jensen). This is why kids now a days’ need to layoff of the fatty foods that are being thrown into their faces....   [tags: healthy diet, guidance, sucess]

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Student Athlete Salary

- With the final horn sounding the UCONN Huskies have just won the 2014 Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Tournament for only the second time in school history. As the Huskies celebrated so did the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as they racked up nearly one billion dollars in revenue from the tournament (Morganteen "Should Student Athletes Be Paid. No, Says NCAA President"). This statement brings up the issue whether or not the NCAA is hiding revenue received from college athletics for there own greed....   [tags: college basketball, huskies]

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Richard Cory and To an Athlete Dying Young

- The speakers in A. E. Housman poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” and Edward Arlington Robinson poem “Richard Cory” serve different purposes but uses irony and rhyme to help convey their message. In “To an Athlete Dying Young” the speaker’s purpose is to show the audience dying young with glory is more memorable than dying old with glory. In “Richard Cory” the speaker’s purpose is to show the audience “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” In the poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” the author uses rhyme to show the readers how the glory of the runner came and went in a dramatic way....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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A Literary Analysis Of Of An Athlete Dying Young

- Short Lived (A literary analysis of the three messages portrayed in “To an Athlete Dying Young”) Athletics, they’re everywhere you look. In schools, on the television, and even in a local park: sports are a part of everyday life. It all started when you were a little kid and played on a local soccer team, or even football in the school yard at recess. The amount of different sports ranges anywhere from: soccer, football, basketball, to even track and cross country. Almost anything can be made into a sport....   [tags: Death, Life, English-language films, Personal life]

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Student Athlete Attends The University Of Their Choice

- Four years. That is how long the average student-athlete attends the university of their choice. When searching for the perfect university to further your athletic career many tend to look for the largest schools out there or their are some like me who wanted to play for a small university. No matter the reason you choose the school of your choice, every athlete loves great facilities. Facilities may be expensive but they are what truly draws in the great athletes to that school. The SEC, PAC 12, ACC, BIG 12 and even the BIG 10 are the conferences that contain the nations top ranking athletic teams....   [tags: School, College, University, Education]

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Professional Football Player : An Athlete Player

- . One of the all time great quarterbacks Michael Vick once said, I have always been an excellent and outstanding football player,I have always had uncanny abilities, great arm strength, and strong ability to play the game from a quarterback standpoint. The problem was that I wasn’t given the liberty to do things when I was a young age.The career of professional football player or occupation as a Football Player falls under the broader career category of Athletes and Sports Competitors. I love the sport of football....   [tags: American football, National Football League]

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College Athlete Compensation

- College Athlete Compensation Imagine working 40 plus hours a week, and you start very early in the morning and sometimes go into the night working to be the best. Sometimes you even work more than that. Imagine having a job and not getting paid, but, rather, you were just doing it because you loved it. That’s what a college athlete’s life is like; they play because they love it but don’t even get a dime. Would you still do your job if you didn’t get paid. College athletes should get paid to compensate their hard work....   [tags: payment, ncaa, sports]

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Teenage Athlete Nutrition

- ... Other than foods, liquid is also needed in your daily life. Water is the best choice, taking a bottle to school and sipping on his throughout the day actually will help you stay hydrated (Jensen). Now this may sound obvious, but energy drinks like Gatorade or PowerAde can affect your body. An unhealthy nutrition for a teenager includes a lot of things, but perhaps some daily things you drink or eat don’t seem as healthy as they seem. As I was saying about Gatorade and PowerAde, it may commercially seem like it can benefit you in whatever sport you do, it doesn’t really actually help....   [tags: Gatorade or PowerAde]

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Jackie Robinson : The Finest Negro Athlete

- Christina Pheil 4/23/15 Additional Assignment: Paper #2 Malcome X once said “Clay is the finest Negro athlete I have ever know, the man who will mean more to his people than any athlete before him. He is more than Jackie Robinson was, because Robinson is the white man’s hero.” While Jackie Robinson and Cassius Clay were seen as two different, opposing sides of the Civil Rights Movement, they each used their spotlight and fame as athletes in the public eye to make their political stance during this time....   [tags: Malcolm X, Black people, Nation of Islam]

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I Am An Athlete And Team Player

- When I was around the age of 4, I did ballet. I’m an athlete, who used to attempt to dance in a little pink tutu as a child. As a competitive athlete now, it comes to a surprise to me and my family that I started with dance. I was never as good as the other kids at ballet. I was not even close to graceful or patient. I would sprint through the jumps and compete with all the girls. I would run in circles instead of spin. I would do the exact opposite of whatever I was suppose to do. This lead to a talk with my mom and the instructor about how ballet is not for me, and how I should try a sport like soccer....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Lacrosse]

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