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The Factors Contributing to the Downfall of the Southeastern Conference
The Downfall of the Southeastern Conference Each year, the dynamics of each team in college football change as veteran players graduate and new recruits take their places, but despite their ever-changing nature, certain teams often remain dominant, and for many years, the majority of the dominant college football teams hav...
The Negative Effects of Pressure on Student Athletes
The pressures placed upon children as well as lack of encouragement lead a lesser number of children following through to play sports as they grow older. Therefore, parents must stop the constant negative critique of their children so that they may succeed. Many athletes compete in sports when they are younger, but do not...
A Discussion on the Problem of College Athletes Exploitation and Possible Solutions
College athletes in the United States are viciously exploited for their talents and dedication. This is the main point of argument for those who support compensating college athletes. The basis for this argument is that these athletes work tirelessly to make a program successful, and then fail to receive any of the monetary...
An Analysis of the University of Kansas Bowling Team as a Group: Norms, Conflicts, Roles and Leadership
Team: Where is Jason? Striking it With the KU Bowling Team What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the University of Kansas? Well odds are it is basketball, but we as a group went to see the bowling team because someone has to show them some love. For our observations we watched them practice, bowl, i...
NCAA Student Athletes Deserve to Receive a Monthly Salary for Playing in Collegiate Sports
NCAA student athletes deserve to receive a monthly salary for playing in collegiate sports. For years now the NCAA has continued to make a fortune off young student athletes. Whether it be from marketing, video games or video footage the NCAA has been able to capitalize off others success. The NCAA Tournament is one of the...
The Need for Changes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association on the Extension of Additional Privileges to Student Athletes
Attending a school that competes inside of a powerhouse conference, the Southeastern Conference or SEC, one can quickly become mindlessly immersed in the glamour world of college athletics. Students at such universities, as well as fans in general, forget the numerous issues that pose a threat to the current culture.Namely,...
Sports in the United States: Are College Coaches Overpaid?
Are College Coaches Overpaid? The United States loves its sports. No matter what part of the country you are in, there is a sports team for you to chant for. The United States especially loves its college sports. It does not matter if you attend a college, have attended a college, or have family that attends a college, roo...
Student Athletes Should Be given Just Compensation for Their Hard Work
Every single day hundreds of thousands of NCAA Division I athletes, like myself, wake up early in the morning, usually before dawn. We have to attend our morning lift and conditioning; with barely enough strength to walk, we drag ourselves to a full day of classes with our only break coming from our afternoon practice. With...
An Analysis of the Video Clip of "The Play"
“The Play” Remembered I have seen the video clip of the play possibly one hundred times over the span of my lifetime. On Youtube, the play has almost two millions views and it is shown annually on ESPN and other television networks every fall during the college football season. The play that is so commonly shown and talke...
The Way NCAA Manipulates College Athletes by Taking Their Power Away, Denying Them of Compensation for Their Work, Limiting Their Educational Abilities and Profiting Off Their Performance
The “Student-Athlete” Along with the discussion of whether some or all college athletes should be paid, many people are unaware of the other policies that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has in place to control the “student-athletes” and their college experience. The NCAA has a mandated system where if...