College Athletes

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  • College Athletes Should Not Be A College Athlete

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    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

  • College Athletes

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    entirely over the past decades. Sheed comments that it’s a good thing because it teaches discipline and how college athletes do not get paid for their hard work. What Sheed fails to do is inform readers about sport scholarships, the importance placed on those students, and the privilege to play for a college. To a certain extent sports are important; on the other hand, the privileges these athletes are given are overlooked. The great thing about sports is the physical activity involved. It keeps kids

  • Is College A Athlete?

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    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

  • college athletes

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    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 businesses

  • College Athletes

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    College athletes drive college popularity and nationalism. Every year hundreds of scholarships are given out to male and female athletes of all sports. These scholarships pay for tuition, room and board, and meal plans. College athletes have most, if not all of their college paid for. Never have college athletes been given a paycheck for their participation in a colligate sport. Over the last few years, some people feel the need for college athletes to be paid with the money they make from advertisements

  • College Athletes

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    College athletes do a lot for their universities, but they do not seem to get much in return. They make millions for the NCAA and the university itself, but they do not get to keep any of the money they make. The best thing a student athlete can get is a full scholarship, which is great, but might not be enough. For many athletes, the ideal situation is to make it big and go professional after college, but that does not happen very often. Even the lucky few who make it, may end up getting screwed

  • college athletes

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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 that

  • College Athletes And Student Athletes

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    What is it like to be an athlete, let alone an athlete at the college level? The transition from the high school association the the NCAA is a huge step that requires so much more from each individual. The NCAA, otherwise known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, is an association that regulates the actions and aspects of a variety of different sports including soccer, basketball, etc. Being a college athlete takes stress to a new level added to all of the schoolwork, it demands more

  • College Athletes And Professional Athletes

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    Many athletes make the transition from high school to college whether it is within the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, and many more. For many young athletes they aspire to go to school and compete alongside some of the toughest competitions at an amateur level and hopefully transform themselves into professional athletes. Being an NCAA athlete can give you more opportunities to become that professional athlete you aspire to be in comparison to all other student-athletic routes. There are minimal ways a student

  • College Athletes: Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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    In today’s world, college athletes may not play a sport for “the love of the game” instead; they may play with the hopes of making it as a professional athlete. While “the love of the game” feeling may have gotten an athlete to a Division I school to play and the chance to display their talent; at the Division I level, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) see sports strictly as a business. Over the past few months, college athletes have started to come forward claiming that they feel