Big Ten Conference Essays

  • Bobby Knight

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    approach to the game. Educated in military history, Knight was given the nickname "The General" by former University of Detroit and Detroit Pistons coach-turned-broadcaster Dick Vitale. Within two years, Knight turned a mediocre team into a Big Ten Conference powerhouse. Indiana reached the Final Four in 1973, losing to UCLA. In 1975 the Indiana Hoosiers were undefeated and the number one team in the nation, when leading scorer and All-American Scott May, the father of former North Carolina star

  • David Taylor Research Paper

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    Abbey Cordia Mrs.Dwiggins Computers 24 October David Taylor David Taylor is a 3 time all American. He’s one of the most dedicated wrestlers in Penn State history. Once you watch him wrestle you become an instant wrestling fan his motion his non-stop. He wrestles with passion. David has a national title also a Hodge trophy going into his final year as a Nittany lion. David has had a pretty good summer, making the U.S national freestyle team and the

  • Persuasive Essay On College Athletes

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    Free Rides Controversy strikes as talks of payment to college athletes are on the rise. Recent cases have brought about whether or not the country’s beloved student-athletes should be paid to play. The answer to that question is no, reason being that these “athletes” are students before anything, including a celebrity. College athletes, especially those who play football or basketball, are being compensated more than fairly enough through their scholarships as is. It’s public perceptions that the

  • University of Michigan Media History

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    The University of Michigan, aka Michigan Wolverines, has been a prominent name in college sports for many decades, in many areas of college athletics. From their gridiron glory to their up and coming prowess in basketball, the University of Michigan is steep in tradition and continues to get some of the best talent to come to their university to compete in college athletics. U of M has also been at the fore front of media and technology. Michigan was one of the first schools to start using radio

  • Why Ohio State's Football Program Is Better than Michigan's

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    Why Ohio State’s Football Program is better than Michigan’s There is one sport’s rivalry that is known as the greatest of them all. It isn’t the Tobacco Road Rivalry, it isn’t the Iron Bowl, and it isn’t even the Red Sox against the Yankees. According to ESPN at the turn of the century, the greatest sports rivalry is Ohio State versus Michigan in college football. While many Wolverine fans claim that the Michigan football program is the superior one, there are a variety of reasons that show otherwise

  • Michigan State University: Similarities And Differences

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    It is a large university having 50,081 graduate & undergraduate students. Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, Michigan. This college normally holds about 71% in state students and 29% nonresident students. That’s a big difference compared to the University of Michigan having 55% in state students and 45% nonresident students. Michigan State University has affordable in state tuition being $13,200 and their out of state tuition being $34,965. They have over 200 undergraduate

  • My Football Experience

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    of all the recent moments that have occurred in my life there is one that sticks out the most to me. This moment would be when my football coach took me to the Penn State versus Ohio State football game last year. The feeling of being able to see a big college football game was incredible. One day after high school football practice my coach had come up to me and asked if I wanted to go to a football game with him. Of course, I said yes, but it did not cross my mind of what game I was going to watch

  • Russell E. Lawrence Technological University (LTC)

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    requirement for freshman to live on campus. There are five fraternities and four sororities on campus. Lawrence Technical competes in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC), and in the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference (MCHC) and fields teams in several sports. Student athletes compete in cross country, bowling, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball. The Blue Devil is the school’s mascot. There is a free, on-campus event ever

  • Is Penn State tuition too expensive?

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    Is Penn State tuition too expensive? The Pennsylvania State University is one of the biggest state universities in the nation, with over 40,000 students currently enrolled in that university system. It is also a very old school, with its 150th birthday coming up in the year of 2005. Over the last one and a half century, Penn State has produced the most number of alumni in the world. In my major, meteorology alone, famous alumni such as Jon M. Nese, Greg Forbes, and Joe Bastardi are contributing

  • Negative Essay: The Dream Of A College Athlete

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    There is never enough of anything in the life of a college student. there is never enough time to study, or enough food, or enough money, or enough time to sleep. But, if that student becomes a college athlete then all of the “or’s” change to “and’s”. Even though there are many struggles of a college athlete they are not going away. As the youth of America watches their older counterparts excel in many college sports, a dream to become an athlete at the collegiate level is sparked. This dream is

  • Jude Shimmel's Discrimination In Basketball

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    Shoni and Jude Schimmel are considered one of the most inspiring Native American athletes to play Division I basketball because they have sent a message to youth across the nation that if they can many obstacles, including discrimination for playing college basketball as Native Americans, then they can motivate their selves to face any obstacle that comes their way. Their ability to play basketball is none like any other, bringing the style also known as “rez ball.” This style of fast up beat pace

  • Student Athletes Greed

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    The National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) has a long standing, successful history defined by amateur student-athletes, who play simply for the love of the game. However, after profiting of young men and women for years without compensating a single athlete, it has come time for a change. The NCAA's greed and refusal to change their definition of an “amateur athlete” has lead to the denial of star student athletes from building their brand and raising their financial ceiling. In the last

  • The Importance Of Paying College Athletes

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    Why Are We Not Paying Our Athletes? Playing sports in college is really hard, college athletes work hard every day so they can win and go to a professional level and some of them don’t even make it, either they don’t have enough money for school supplies and failing classes or if they get a really bad injury that ends their career before even start it. College athletes school should get paid because they spend most of their time working hard, and bring in a lot of money each game they play, but

  • Notre Dame University Football Dynasty

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    Waking up the Echoes Throughout College Football's extensive 138 year history, there has been debate over which football team is the greatest dynasty. Many dynasties throughout the nation have the ability to be titled 'the greatest'. Nevertheless, the University of Notre Dame is undeniably the best overall College Football dynasty, when one considers not only statistics but also tradition, heart, and dedication. Notre Dame?s exceptional dynasty has many attributing factors throughout its history

  • Why I Want To Go To Stanford University

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    Out of all the colleges I have researched, Chadron State, the University of Nebraska in Omaha, and Stanford University are my top three. Out of these three options, UNO is my safe school. I used to go to UNO for show choir competitions and, from what I saw, I love the campus. I also like how it is not too far away from home, but not close enough for my parents to come and spend every weekend with me. With that being said, there is a downfall to UNO. My dad went to college in Omaha and said that it

  • Red Bar Club Reflection Report

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    This year I had the amazing opportunity to become a student intern working as a member of the Athletic Department. Working for the Red Raider club has been a unique chance to see how college athletics works from a different perspective. As a student intern for over a year and a half now, I have struggled, grown, and learned immensely this past year. I have had the great pleasure of working with many great minds who have constantly pushed me to become a better student, and an employee. The Red Raider

  • Personal Narrative: All-State Athletic Trainer

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    The entire week was memorable but the last night we had for All-State was the most memorable to me. It was a Friday night in the big city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, when the stadium lights were shining down on Tulsa Union’s football field. The football players, trainers, and cheerleaders were at the stadium before anyone else. As I began to walk on the football field with my black Muller

  • Analysis Of Speaker: Constance Taber Colby

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    SOAPSTone Speaker: Constance Taber Colby is an educator and educator who lived in New York City. She shows her experiences in this double-edged narrative The View from Morningside. Occasion: This piece was published in 1978 by theJ. B. Lippincott & Co. that has its main headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. We aren’t sure exactly as to when or where this piece was written. Audience: This text was written towards people who are considering living in New York City or want to know the life in New York

  • Where Does Peyton Manning Rank All-Time On The NFL QB List?

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    championships than QBs such as Bret Favre, John Elway and Peyton Manning. Out of four Super Bowl appearances, Manning only won two. While Manning was under center for Super Bowl 50, he had little impact on the game’s outcome. On the other hand, Montana had a big impact on the outcome in each of his four Super Bowl

  • Essay On SEC Bias In Sports

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    whether the major sports conglomerate, Entertainment and Sports Network, places a higher value on the South Eastern Conference over all other National Collegiate Athletic Association conferences. ESPN prides itself on being ‘the worldwide leader in sports’, but could a network that prides itself on representing all of North America’s favorite sports be compelled to push one college conference over all others? The argument is often made that ESPN has an SEC bias, most notably in college football. Facts