Cause and Effect of Being a Student Athlete Essays

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The Effect on a Student Athlete's Education in College Athletics

The reason that a person goes to college is to get a better education and prepare them for what may lie ahead in the future. But it is becoming more and more evident that education is not the priority of most student athletes or some coaches. It is because of the win-at-all-costs motto that so many athletes and coaches believe in nowadays. Some student-athletes do not get a proper education because of the emphasis put on competing in sports and winning in college athletics. This can hinder a student athlete's performance in the classroom.
According to the article "Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values," student athletes have a significantly lower
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It could be through the offering of gifts and money to recruits, or the simple grade improvement (Academic Integrity). This can have a negative effect later in life because the individual will just expect things to be given to them or done for them and they won't be able to do things on their own. Grades are a constant debate with college sports. A team needs all of their players to stay eligible and some universities will go to great lengths to

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