Research Papers on College Sports Issues

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  • NCAA Eligibility Requirements and Learning Disabilities

    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 5 sources.

  • Black Community and the Impact of Black Sports Figuresty

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

  • Teenage Gambling on College Sports

    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

  • Athletes and College Athletics in Division I

    A 12 page paper which examines how college athletes are expected to devote a large portion of their collegiate life to sports, and considers whether or not they should be benefiting from all the money that is being made by the industry. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • College Sports and Gambling

    This 3 page paper offers an overview of gambling in regards to college sports. Furthermore, this paper explores some of the controversy which surrounds this topic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Andrew Zimbalist's Unpaid Professionals

    A 6 page summary and analysis of Andrew Zimbalist’s book “Unpaid Professionals: Commercialism and Conflict in Big-Time College Sports.” Bibliography lists 1 additional source.

  • Literature Review on Student Athletes, Stressors, Benefits, and Time Management

    This 32-page paper offers a literature review of the concept of time management among student athletes (or lack thereof). Discussions also include the development of sports programs, and increased stress on today's student on many grade levels. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Big Money and Big Sports

    An 8 page research paper that investigates the relationship between big sports and big money. Sports of any variety, high school, amateur, collegiate or professional, have obtained the cultural equivalent of religion among the majority of Americans. Presumably, athletic competition is about skill, endurance and the perseverance of the athlete. However, even a brief overview of sports shows that while these qualities are present in the background, sports today is all about the money. Sports economics are based on profit, which depends on winning and winning is frequently based on who has the most money. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Injuries in Sports and Liability for College Campuses

    A 5 page paper which examines whether or not colleges should be liable for injuries that occur during student participation in athletics, with particular emphasis upon football. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Consideration of Basketball at College and Professional Levels

    A 7 page paper which assesses the continuing sports debate as to which sport is superior, the NCAA or the NBA. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Impact Of Instant Replay In College-Level Sports

    15 pages in length. An college-level sports official's job, while highly enviable, is also fraught with perpetual trepidation each time a play is called; whether in favor of the home team or visitors, a referee's call is considered as good as gospel when it comes to how the game will proceed from that point forward. Or at least that is how college-level sports have long been played up until recently when the advent of instant replay brought with it a hotly divided pool of fans, players, managers and owners who look at this offspring of technological advancement from opposing sides. Instant replay - which "allows questionable line calls to be overturned after they are reviewed on a video screen" (Block, 2006, p. 6) - may have the tendency to right the wrongs of erroneous calls made by officials, but it also has the presents a number of unfavorable considerations that pre-empt its more positive characteristics, not the least of which includes interpretation and fairness. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Paying College Athletes is the Right Thing to Do

    This 5 page paper argues that it is unfair for college athletes to work as hard as they do and not be paid for playing their sport. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


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