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    Will Davis Early Life

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    Growing up in Kentucky, a love for Kentucky basketball comes naturally. Will Davis has been a die-hard fan since he was just a baby. He loved Kentucky basketball more than anything, it was his life. Nothing made him happier than Kentucky winning, and nothing hurt him worse when they lost. He watched every game with his dad. When he was just a young boy, he vowed that he would one day wear those eight letters across his chest and play in front of the 23,000 rowdy Kentucky fanatics in Rupp Arena. Not many people work as hard as Will does, his work ethic is practically unmatched. Even as a kid playing little league basketball, he practiced every practice like it was his last and played every game like it was his last game. Day in and day out he left it all on the court. Will’s father, Steve instilled this work ethic in him since day one. Steve was a pretty good basketball player himself. He never played college, but he excelled at the high school level. Steve and Wil both shared the same dream, to play at the University of Kentucky. It didn’t work out for Steve, so he decided he’d do everything in his power to help his son reach that elite…

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    example of just how much money is coming into division one college programs is the exceedingly large contracts being given out to college football coaches. For example top level college football coaches can make upwards of several millions dollars. Nick Saban (Alabama football head coach), and Jim Harbaugh (Michigan football head coach) are paid seven plus million annually, with Urban Myer (Ohio State football head coach) getting paid six million a year. College football is not alone in paying…

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    Every business aspires to achieve its goals and objectives. Attainment of success is an involving matter that requires the commitment of all those tasked with various activities within the enterprise. Failure or underperformance from any individual presents harmful impacts on the stability and financial capability of an establishment. This paper explains John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success; the model’s relevance to the modern business environment and the validity of the models aspect. The paper…

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    LAWRENCE, Kan.-- Frank Mason III scored 24 points and No. 3 Kansas used a 21-7 run to force overtime and defeat No. 9 West Virginia University 84-80 in overtime on Monday night at the Phog Allen Fieldhouse. The Mountaineers (20-6, 8-5) were cruising when missed free throws and turnovers fueled a Jayhawks run. Devonte' Graham sunk a 3-pointer with 34 seconds remaining to pull Kansas (23-3, 11-2) within two. The Jayhawks' pressure forced Tarik Phillip to throw the ball away. Mason made both free…

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    John Wooden is a teacher and a legendary coach who led his team to a record-breaking number of wins and NCAA Championships. In 2001, he gave a TedTalk focused on his experiences as a teacher and a coach and how they have changed his definition of success. During this TedTalk Wooden gave his own definition of success and talked about the events that led to his forming of this new definition. Wooden also quoted different poems and verses that he felt accurately described what he had come to know…

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    West Virginia University topped No.8 seeded Kansas State 51-50 on Friday. The Mountaineers (26-7) overcame a 12-point deficit to advance to the Big 12 Championship on Saturday for the second time in as many years. Ahmad had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Tarik Phillip tallied 13 points and Elijah Macon grabbed 10 rebounds. Wesley Iwundu had 13 points and Kamau Stokes add 10 for the Wildcats (20-13). WVU looked atrocious in the first half. The Mountaineers committed 12 fouls and shot just 19…

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    Legendary UCLA head basketball coach John Wooden has died. The 99 year old was well known for his legacy as the UCLA Bruins head basketball coach. His impact was remarkable considering how many people and players he touched during his basketball career. Wooden was and always will be basketball. When anyone mentioned any reference to greatness in the sport, John Wooden was the first to come to mind. For many years, Wooden led UCLA to National Titles and produced players that went on to bigger…

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    Brandon Steiner

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    The author, Brandon Steiner, CEO and founder of Steiner Sports in New Rochelle, New York, a leader in sports marketing and collectibles, takes lessons on leadership, strategy, planning, and success learned from working with some of the greatest athletes, coaches, and managers in sports, and applies them to the business world. He condenses their personal stories and experiences, drawing upon them to see how they can be applied to achieve success at work, in business, and in life in general. His…

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    Athletes Should Be Paid, Obesity, and Safe Sex. Why these papers stuck out to me so much was because of the information that was provided throughout the essay. When reading, them I wanted to read more. I wanted to learn more information about all these topics I was kind of ignorant on. While on the topic of these essays, they also need to be worked on to fix mistakes throughout their essay. Why College Athletes Should Be Paid, to me was a very good written essay. I felt as if the author of this…

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    First, many D1 colleges receive millions of dollars each year in revenue thanks to their athletes. "College basketball players receive nothing from the 8.8 billion NCAA tournament television contract. College football players must toil voluntarily for coaches like UCLA's Jim Mora". (Plaschke) This example suggests even though the athletes are the reason for most of the revenue, they aren't paid a dime of it. Furthermore, only few college athletes receive college scholarships. "To go along with…

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