Collegiate Essays

  • Collegiate Infractions

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    The NCAA and its student-athletes deal with much more than are seen by the general public. The coaches and players always have hidden agendas. Scandals or infractions are committed every year in collegiate sports and are left unnoticed. The NCAA does its best in trying to keep this under control but have difficulty doing so. Student-Athletes receiving improper benefits and breaking NCAA rules are a common group and information on these atrocities must be brought to light. The receiving of improper

  • The Need for Reform in Collegiate Sports

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    The Need for Reform in Collegiate Sports The current institutional structure of intercollegiate athletics is attempting to maximize educational quality and athletic excellence simultaneously. Each of which will inevitably impinge on one another. Universities claim that their athletes are amateurs who are attending college for academic achievement and play sports in their free time. This is an impossible task for anybody. Higher education has entered the arena of big business with its athletic

  • The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) consists of individuals with skills in athletics like the students, athletic personnel, the faculty student groups, researchers and other stakeholders. The NCAA has various divisions with various students and athletes with different levels of capabilities. The divisions have special considerations for the students in order to enhance the students’ performance on athletic activities. The NCAA divisions include the Division 1, Division and Division

  • Colleges and the National Collegiate Athletic Association

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    research papers that they may have. Some people may think that being a collegiate athlete would be a fun and easy task but however, they are wrong. Regular college students receive enough homework and papers to do. Imagine having to complete all of the homework that all non- student athletes have to complete in addition to the time consuming dedication to a sports team. This is the stressful and challenging life of a collegiate student athlete. It is very challenging for student athletes to be able

  • The National Collegiate Athletic Association: A Case Study

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    Before conferences played prominent roles in the television market, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began negotiating deals in the television industry. In 1952 NCAA first executive director Walter Byers negotiated the first college football television contract with NBC for 1 million dollars over 12 games. It was the beginning of something special and contract consultation netted over 281 million dollars over the next thirty years. That is including 74 million dollars alone in

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association Ethics Case Study

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    Case Study Two : National Collegiate Athletic Association Ethics and Compliance Program Karlandrea Bennett HRM 522 Professor James Zeigler Abstract When you think of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), what comes to most minds are? A organization that was formed in early 1900’s as what know as a Intercollegiate Athletic Association that draws up competition and eligibility rules for football and other college sports. The NCAA adopted back in around the early 1920’s

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: A Case Study

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    The National Collegiate Athletic Association or whats more commonly referred to as the NCAA, they are the governing body in charge of regulating the athletes of the 1,117 institutions that fall under their control ( They are a nonprofit organization that in the 2016-2017 fiscal year had $1.06 billion in revenue. The NCAA has for years taken a strong stand that providing college athletes with anything more then an education is against what college athletics is about. However many former

  • My Collegiate Experience

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    know what I want to do in the future, I know that there will always be a need for people that are “tech-savvy”. I attend Cedar Hill Collegiate High School which is a school that strictly prepares the attending students for college. Throughout my collegiate experience I have gone through many obstacles that have both hindered and affected my success at collegiate, for example, procrastination. Sophomore year I found myself always one step behind. By doing homework assignments and even projects late

  • The Meaning of Service

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    English Dictionary as "the action of serving, helping, or benefiting; conduct tending to the welfare or advantage of another; condition or employment of a public servant; friendly or professional assistance."  Furthermore, in Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, service is described as "the occupation or function of serving others; employment as a servant; contribution to the welfare of others.” The above definitions seem like the only ones for the word service.  There are actually at least

  • The Time has Come for Women's Wrestling

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    competitions were and still are brutal in many aspects due to injuries caused during a bout. Around 1928 North Americans developed the collegiate-style wrestling which is practiced in high schools and universities today. In the 1980s women began to wrestle in increasing numbers, and the first women's world championship was held in 1987. The women's collegiate movement is growing. In 1993, the University of Minnesota-Morris was the first college in the nation to sponsor women's wrestling as an

  • Affirmative Action v. Reverse Discrimination

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    an executive order in 1965 (Affirmative, Encyclopedia Britannica par. 2)." Today affirmative action is still going strong. It has many positive aspects, but it also has several negative affects, one of which is "reverse discrimination. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines affirmative action as "an active effort to improve the employment or education opportunities of members of minority groups and women." Some of the other areas of emphasis are age, religion, and ethnic origin. I feel the same as

  • Sorcery In Morocco

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    Sorcery In Morocco According to Merriam- webster’s Collegiate dictionary, sorcery is defined as the use of power gained from the assistance or control of evil especially for divining. Sorcery is a phenomenon that has spread all over the world. It mainly consists of direction of the world into a spiritual power which is mysterious and unexplainable. In Morocco, sorcery is a very popular practice. It is practiced especially in the south of the country where people have strong beliefs in superstition

  • The WNBA - Women's Basketball will Never be the Same

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    those who thought that it took the United States long enough, and there were those who did not understand the point of having a professional women's basketball team. I find myself to this day defending the ideas many have about women's basketball - collegiate and otherwise. The regular comments are: 'It's too slow!' 'The scores are so low!' 'There's nothing to watch!' 'They don't dunk!' All the silly ignorant comments. My male cousin still refuses to even watch a game; he just doesn't see the point.

  • Watching the Game at Neyland Stadium

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    Watching the Game at Neyland Stadium Neyland Stadium provides a gathering place where over one hundred thousand people come to cheer for the Tennessee Vols. The stadium, located in the middle of the UT campus, ranks as America’s third largest collegiate stadium with a capacity of 104,079; since people began recording attendance, more than 22.89 million fans have watched Tennessee football in the stadium, and the record attendance was reached when the Vols played the Gators in September 2000(UTsports

  • The Final Semester of College

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    by my old college newspaper to write a column about how seniors should approach the final semester of their utopian college existence. Knowing that I could provide a degree of wisdom possessed only by those who have truly enjoyed a diverse post-collegiate experience, I accepted. Plus, I still get excited about writing an unpaid column for my small college newspaper. Success, clearly, is relative. Nevertheless, I set out to write the column that the editors wanted: a witty little number, detailing

  • Out of Your Car, Off Your Horse

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    locally.” In Berry’s perspective you can’t have global thinking, or protect globally, if you are not acting on a local level. At first glimpse I am ready to dispute with Berry about not thinking globally. In all of my management course both at the collegiate level and on the job they all continually say to look at the big picture. All aspects of the problem should be considered and what the impact is on the overall system. I do disagree that global thinking will destroy our communities. I also find

  • Going Back to the Basics

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    individuality), some want perennialism (which is the teaching of philosophies that have stood the test of time over hundreds of years), and some, like myself, want to take it back to the way it used to be (essentialism). Education as defined by Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is “the action or process of education or being educated.” I believe that the way education was presented in the past worked well and that education should remain to be taught the same. For education to be taught the same as it were

  • Essay on Bravery in The Tempest

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    bravery is used intermittently throughout the play in different form and context.  It captures different meanings and performs different capacities erratically. A denotative definition from the 15th century, according to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary (10 ed.), portrays brave as meaning, "[from Old Italian and Spanish, meaning courageous, wild; probably from Latin, meaning barbarous]."  The dictionary then defines brave as "a.  having courage: dauntless b.  making fine show: colorful

  • Fast Break

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    fantastic visual for the reader. The title of the poem, “Fast Break,” is actually what the whole poem is describing. The visual that is created is one of the reasons this poem is so appealing. My love for the game of basketball, more specifically at the collegiate level is another reason why this poem catches my attention. The author, Edward Hirsch, is probably the speaker and also a coach or fan of the team that is playing. I would say that he was a player, but all five players of the team are outlined in

  • The Amer-I-Can Program

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    running back in history”- Bob Costas Multi-media, press, and prevalent negative propaganda would leave one to believe that Athletes are, besides accumulating points, only capable of drug abuse, domestic violence and extortion. Being a collegiate student-athlete, at times I too have fallen prey to such malicious stereotypes. However, what may not be read about in daily periodicals nor seen on the nightly news, are the positive things that athletes do outside of their respective