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  • Persuasive Essay On College Sports

    As we wind down the final month of the regular season college football schedule - rivalry games taking center stage - the Big 12 Conference is currently sitting on the outside looking in for a shot at one of the coveted 4 spots in the BCS Bowl Playoff. When the season kicked off way back in early September, four Big 12 schools actually had high hopes of receiving one of those four esteemed bids. Oklahoma, Baylor, West Virginia and Oklahoma State University all started the season like that little ant; they had “high hopes”! But as we near the end of the season, the college football Bowl Championship Series Selection Committee is simply not showing any love for the top rated teams from the conference. Baylor saw their season hopes plummet amid…

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  • Colleges Pros And Cons

    from a lot of different backgrounds. I must choose which student body I want to be a part of, either a bigger school or a little smaller school. A lot of people who want to get involved in their school, like me, want to join sororities or fraternities which is a lot fun to be a part of. Most big school like the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas have a lot of different sororities that I can be apart of. I really can’t go wrong with joining a house because they all offer the same…

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  • Should College Athletes Be Paid Essay

    his/her professor that a regular student gets. Students due to the lack of education can be compensated with money (Griffin). The average college basketball player, “Practices between two to three hours a day, plays two or three games a week and participates in a number of strength and conditioning sessions on top of that. There is little time left over to pursue an education in earnest,” (Scott). College football players have struggles when it comes to graduating. In Ohio State less than 50…

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  • Women's Basketball Controversy

    watch a game that always ends a huge blowout by one team. Even UConn fans are getting tired of seeing the same thing over and over again. During the 2015-16 season the Lady Huskies averaged a little under 9,000 fans a game, that number is 2,500 less than what it was ten years ago and 1,000 less from five years ago. This season alone, the women Huskies have defeated twenty seven nationally ranked teams by an average score of 24 points a game. You can not blame someone for wanting to watch two…

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  • Football Fans Research Paper

    fans, as the team only lost by three points. The mood swings that die-hards have can be terrifying. Moods can range from joy one minute to downright bitterness the next. When sitting next to die-hards it is crucial to understand these mood swings in order to be prepared. Jaded fans are the fans that stick with their teams through thick and thin. They will be genuinely loyal to their team. When people think of jaded fans, they think of Minnesota Gopher fans. Minnesota hasn’t had the best…

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  • Importance Of Campus Safety Essay

    alert? In a situation of immediate emergency on campus such as a robbery on campus, West Virginia University will send out an emergency alert text to all students living on campus. This emergency text includes a description of the crime, description of the criminal, location, and certain arears to avoid. This helps students on campus to reconsider any places they will be heading to. This is extremely beneficial for students, but the only downside with this is anybody who is not affiliated with…

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  • Should College Athletes Get Paid Research Paper

    Athletes getting paid to play has been discussed for long time now. College athletes feel as if they should be played to play since they are bringing in millions of dollars to the university. Some college athletes feel like they should be getting paid because they are the reason that the university is making millions of dollars, but the university doesn’t feel like they should pay them because they gave them a scholarship that covers the athlete’s tuition, housing and other things too through…

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  • Summary: College Athletes Should Get Paid

    The NCAA rakes in on average $12 billion in revenues annually that flow in through college athletics programs(Finley, 2015). The latest and biggest debate is "Whether or not college athletes should get paid?". When college athletes go to college they are not allowed to earn any money while they are participating in athletics, but is that fair? Generally they are putting in full time work hours(40/week) or sometimes even more. As more and more college athletes are struggling to get by through and…

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  • Economics Of College Sports Summary

    Unlike many books that are written or edited by one author the Economics of College Sports was edited by two people John Fizel and Rodney Fort; also, the book was published in 2004. To start with, the first part of the book only contains one chapter which is called “Economics of College Sports: An Overview”. The first part of five parts in the Economics of College Sports the book addresses what exactly it will be talking about throughout the book using empirical and theoretical research to…

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  • College Students Should Be Allowed In College

    In a study involving 907 students at an unidentified public university in the midwest, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, it was calculated that on average a freshman student gains 7.8 pounds during their first year at college (Freshman 15 Statistics…). Many have come to know this weight fluctuation as the dreaded, “Freshman 15”. Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States affecting more than one-third of the population. With the increasing rate of obesity and the well known…

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