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    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 skilled teams battle it out with only one winning in the end. Even I would turn off the television if the score was heavily leaning towards UConn 58 to 22 at half. The score does not really even show the whole picture. If the disparity in the score is big enough Geno Auriemma, coach for the Huskies, will pull his starters in the third quarter and replace them with freshman. Looking past the records towards the statistics, many critics claim that there is a much bigger problem than just an unbeatable streak and huge score differences. Sports analysts claim that a substantial part of the problem lies in the fact that every number one ranked recruit signs with the Huskies. Due the fact that the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball program snatches up at least three of the top one hundred recruits every year, other teams are not able to compete at the same level. Many have proposed that for women’s basketball to keep growing there needs to be limitations on recruiting. Looking at…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    is paid six million annually, Bill Self (Kansas mens basketball head coach) is paid five million annually, and Mike Krzyzewski (Duke mens basketball head coach) is paid the most of any mens college basketball head coach at seven million a year. To be clear I am not saying it is wrong in itself to pay these coaches as much as they currently are, instead I am saying that the NCAA cannot have it both ways. I see it as exceedingly transparent why the NCAA allows its employees to receive…

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    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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    To be apart of the All Iowa Honor Dance Team is the greatest honor any high school dance team member in the state of Iowa can receive. The honor team is created of 250 girls that outshined the other 500 that auditioned for a spot on the floor. Nothing is more nerve racking than only being allowed two minutes to prove to a panel of judges, without a retry. It’s not a basketball game where a time out can be called and one can try the play again, and if the play fails and the game is lost, another…

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    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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    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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