Academic Papers on College Sports Issues

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An 11 page look at issues concerning racism and the football coach. Various historic studies are cited concerning such items as 'racial stacking' in professional football and its relevance to the collegic sports environment. Bibliography lists approximately 18 sources.

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.

The NCAA Mission

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper discusses the mission of this often criticized organization that was set up to promote high standards for intercollegiate sports. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

An 11 page paper that explores issues related to college sports gambling and the impacts it has on school teams, athletes and the NCAA. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 6 page model proposal on ways to curtail college student betting and game fixing on sporting events. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page report discusses chapter IX of the 1972 Educational Amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act which deals with the issues of gender equality in sports. Elementary and secondary education programs are often in violation of Title IX. As a result, the judicial system has, of necessity, become involved. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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 ...

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the central issues and legal problems surrounding the attempts by a learning disabled student athlete to pursue participation in NCAA sports. This paper considers the eligibility requirements for NCAA sports and how these requirements can be challenged by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bibliography lists ...

A 15 page paper outlining a plan to promote the "other" collegiate sports. The "big three" - football, basketball and baseball - gain most of the attention given collegiate sports, with baseball trailing at a significant distance. There are nearly two dozen other intercollegiate sports recognized and regulated by the NCAA, however, and most receive far less ...


  • 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.

(10 pp) Sudden deaths in athletes are usually caused by previously unsuspected cardiovascular disease. Such an event often assumes a high public profile because of the generally held perception that trained athletes constitute the healthiest segment of our society. The death of a well-known elite athlete often emphasizes this visibility. Athletic field catastrophes ...

A 5 page paper arguing against the practice of marketing individual college athletes either to professional sports organizations or to local fans in the interest of greater sales of licensed products. Though some believe that collegiate players should be paid, most others still believe that amateur status as defined as the NCAA should be ...

This 8 page paper acknowledges the fact that sports figures do influence children, young adults and are role models. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A five page paper which looks at the widespread social problem of teenage gambling, particularly in relation to college sports, and considers the various ways the problem could be addressed in terms of public attitudes to gambling, legislation and the role of the NCAA in its management of young athletes’ interests. Bibliography lists 4 sources

An 11 page overview of the impacts of intramural sports. Overall intramural sports can offer a tremendously positive influence to a student’s college experience. Participation in intramural sports, results not only in bettered physical condition but also instills a sense of belonging. There are some negative factors associated with intramural sports as ...

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 ...

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