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    colleges are considering getting rid of athletic scholarships. Many athletes depend on these scholarships to be able to attend college and without these scholarships, furthering their education and reaching their athletic goals would be impossible. Scholarships are awarded for excelling in certain aspects of a student’s career, and athletics is a huge part of this for some students. While many think of academic standing as the main cause for awarding scholarships, high achievements in athletics should not be forgotten. These athletic scholarships are beneficial to students in several ways including higher performance levels academically and athletically, relieves the amount of debt for students to owe, relieves financial burdens from the families of students receiving the scholarships and using drug testing to help lower the amount of college students abusing drugs. I believe that athletic scholarships should always be awarded to serious athletes who commit themselves, not only in their chosen sports, but academically as well. Across the United States, many families…

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    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) breaks sports into two categories: head count sports and equivalency sports. Students who are offered a scholarship to play a head count sport are typically offered a full scholarship which covers their tuition at hat university, while students who play equivalency sports might receive only a partial scholarship which covers a portion of that. At many of the smaller colleges and universities, it is common to find that the majority of the…

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    Universities need the athletic program just as much as athletes need the athletic program. Although colleges benefit more from the relationship, the only route for athletes is through the university. By having college sports, a university is able to market the athletic department as a reason to come as well as a make a profit from the department. On the other hand, athletes have the chance to study and broaden their knowledge; practice and play against the best athletes; access to the best…

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    do all the “hard-work”. In the dreaded occasion of men vs. women, men have always won. It has been over 100 years for women to earn the respect of their male counter parts. Especially, in the world of sports which is undoubtedly male dominated. When it comes to college there is one revelation that will and has taken years to change. An athletic scholarship is something every young athlete desires during their middle school and high school years. From basketball- soccer, an athletic scholarship…

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    Students that have been privileged with an athletic scholarship to play in collegiate sports have to understand that it is not a profession but a linkage to develop contacts with influencers and gatekeepers that will impact their future success into the national leagues or other areas of interest. These student athletes should not be concerned with receiving an annual salary or monthly stipend but focused on the most important component of obtaining a higher education which is to achieve…

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    The article titled Athletic Scholarships discusses the beginning of volleyball and how it was originally referred to as mintonette. Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G Morgan in Holyoke, Massachusetts. William Morgan was a graduate of Springfield College of YMCA (n.d). In another article called History of Volleyball it mentions that Morgan was trying to invent something that was less strenuous than basketball for older people, so they could exercise without overdoing it (n.d). Morgan…

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    with the game and never looked back… Play for her.” This was said by Mia Hamm, a professional soccer player from Team USA, in a television interview. Consider the outcome, if that “little girl” never got the opportunity to fall in love with a sport because of feminist discrimination. Every generation of adults, who wanted their daughters to have the opportunity to participate in sports, were able to see them play after the passing of Title IX by President Richard Nixon in 1972. Title IX, giving…

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    Everywhere we look in American society, sports in educational environments are present. Nearly every school in the United States is infused with organized athletics. Teams are not independent of educational services provided by the government, resulting in controversial budget cuts and clashes between the objectives of sports and education. Football, one of the most popular sports in the country, is a school sport under attack for negative effects on student participants. It is the one sport…

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    have a choice of a good education. College athletics subsidies are covered through the athletic program of their school, which leaves these athletes free to attend school while making unfair amounts of money. Inclusively, these college athletes should not be paid because their cost of living is significantly cheaper. These students are strengthening their non-professional athletic ability, and should be focusing on their education instead. College athletes should not be paid because of their…

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    A problem shared by many colleges and universities across the nation is the battle between coaches wanting their most talented recruits to be accepted to the institution, and admission offices following rules set by the university or national governing boards for all applicants. This problem only grows when the ever-stressful conversation of scholarship and financial aid is brought into the mix. It is unethical for an admission office to lower standards for a specific population of students, no…

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