Essays and Research Papers on College Sports Issues

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The Big Ten Conference

  • 34 page paper

A 34 page research paper on The Big Ten Conference, its history, state purpose, etc; The writer discusses administrative accessibility, enrollment, and various changes that have occurred over the years. Of particular concern are the conference's rules, regulations, & by-laws. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 9 page paper that outlines a research study of graduation rate differentials in basketball players based on gender. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 9 page paper discussing the correlation between academic success and participation in athletics. This correlation, although many times negative, is often dependent on the intensity of the athletic program and also on the types of academic programs to which the student is exposed. Emphasizes the fact that many times an academic program ...

A 9 page paper that provides an overview of a proposed study of women in athletics. The hypothesis of this study is that women athletes score higher on academic achievement tests than their non-athlete counterparts. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 6 page paper discussing whether or not college athletics are in conflict with college academic programs. A brief statement presenting a summarized statement that 'athletics are at best a necessary evil.' The writer presents an argument supporting that position. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page paper in which the author discusses the preferential treatment of college athletes, how they are treated, and why they receive the treatment they do. Bibliography included.

An 8 page comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of artificial and natural turf’s in the collegiate environment. Relies heavily on data for pro-football. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page report the process and problems of recruiting college athletes. Whether or not the abuses can be controlled, who are the victims and what penalties should be imposed are also briefly covered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 6 page paper provides both side of the argument but concludes that college athletes should not be paid. Three precise reasons on each side of the debate are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Title IX

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which describes Title IX, and then goes on to argue that Title IX is not necessarily of any benefit to the collegiate athletes in this country. While Title IX is based on some very noble ideas, it has generally been implemented in a very poor manner and resulted in many male athletes being eliminated ...

A 5 page summation and analysis of Alex Kotlowitz's study of two inner-city African American boys—Lafayette and Pharoah Rivers—There are No Children Here. This book outlines the horrors of the violence of living in the housing projects of Chicago, its affect on the boys, and how it produces trauma similar to that of children living ...


  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the NCAA inclusive of its role in higher education and its long history. Several controversies involving the organization are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page overview of the natural and synthetic sources of creatine. Notes the common utilization of the synthetic form of this substance as a dietary supplement by athletes. Emphasizes that while there are few reported negative physiological impacts of this practice, few studies have been completed in general. Urges that individuals ...

This 3 page paper discusses the means by which college basketball players are recruited. This paper explores the different techniques as well as the many new technologies available which have expanded the available options. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

“Sole Influence”

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page review of “Sole Influence (Basketball, Corporate Greed, and the Corruption of America's Youth)” by Dan Wetzel and Don Yaeger. No additional sources cited.

Paying College Athletes

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper argues against paying college athletes. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

9 pages in length. Defensive back Brett Hamblen, 19, defensive lineman Ben Scott, 19 and offensive lineman Jeremy Darveau, 20, had no idea how drastically their lives would change once they became players of the University of Kentucky's football team. Like so many before them, they had set their sights upon making a ...

A 5 page paper which examines whether or note athletics contribute to a university environment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 10 page paper discusses the history of this organization from its inception in the early 20th century. Furthermore, such issues as academics, enforcement and constitution are reviewed in relation to the NCAA. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 5 page paper presents an overview of the debate concerning school mascots. The use of American Indians as mascots and symbols is discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 4 page report discusses the appropriate action to be taken by a public relations department in dealing with a scandal related to a college basketball team. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page paper on the history of basketball. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 4 page paper discusses the history of football at Alabama, the legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, and the fans. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Title IX

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page research paper that discusses how Title IX has impacted academics and athletics. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 2.5-page paper examines the essay, "An Economic Analysis of Cartel Behavior within the NCAA." There are 0 sources cited.

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