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Ben Hogan Biography

Ben Hogan had more dedication than any athlete today. Throughout his life Mr. Hogan overcame a very traumatic childhood, recovered from a nearly fatal head-on collision with a bus and built a golf equipment empire. Ben Hogan was born in a small town in Texas called Dublin. He was one of three children. When Ben was only six years old he witnessed his father commit suicide while playing in the same room. ” At age nine my childhood was shot through the heart”. (p. 14) obviously Hogan was traumatize by…

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Athletic Training

An Athletic trainer can work for high schools, colleges, universities, and also for professional sports teams. Athletic Trainers prevent, examine, and treat injuries of athletes. Before and after games and practices they also treat minor injuries such as wrapping bandages around sprang ankles or wrists or spray an antiseptic on an knee that has an abrasion. Trainers do not work alone, they work with the team coaches, physicians, and the equipment manager. Responsibilities Athletic trainers work along with the team coaches, physicians, and equipment manager to see that the players…

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Athletes and devience

Do athletes engage in more deviance then non-athletes? In the study of athletes and drugs, one major topic that was discussed was the use of drugs by athletes at all levels. With much controversy dealing with the issue of drug testing in high school, college and professional sports, many people are debating whether or not the use of drugs is a problem in the athletic system. With the problems of drugs appearing in the world of sports, many parents believe that if they place their children into a sport or…

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Athletic burnout

Athletic staleness and burnout is a big problem for many of today’s athletes whether they are at the amateur or professional level. The good thing about this problem that ends up in total and complete physical and emotional exhaustion is that it can be recognized when it is taking place. It can also be treated if the recognition comes at too late of a stage of the onset of staleness and burnout. But the best remedy for athletic staleness and burnout is prevention of it in the first place. There…

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Running the Race to Obtain the Prize?

Each year athletes ability to perform seems to increase by leaps and bounds. Some reasons for this can be attributed to better training methods, better conditioning techniques, and better over all health of the athlete. While most situations involve one or more of the previously scenarios, some athletes always seem to take it to a step further. They engage in a process called blood doping. This procedure does increase physical performance and athletic ability, but potentially may do more harm than good. For purpose of emphasis and understanding, some background…

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association

The NCAA for years now has had many strict rules and regulations on student athletes. One of the most controversial of these rules is the issue of whether student athletes should be paid or receive any form of monetary compensation. The NCAA rules committee has stood strong on its stand that athletes who receive scholarships should go to school and should not need any more money to support themselves. But students and some coaches think their rules are to harsh and the NCAA should pay student athletes or let them…

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High School Athletics: Good or Bad Imfluence

In America we have laws, laws against killing, laws against stealing, and its excepted that as a member of American society you will live by these laws. In West Canaan, Texas, there is another society, which has its own set of laws. Football is a way of life. This excerpt taken from the beginning of Varsity Blues, which premiered in 1998, shows the way of life for high school football players. In this movie, Jon Moxon played by James Van Der Beek assumes the role of star quarterback after the…

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Drug Testing in Athletics

From workplace to school, from professional sports to the armed forces, the advent of drug-testing procedures has stirred debate and controversy. The issue of drug testing in athletics seems to be the most prevalent debate. An incident that really brought drug testing into the spotlight is the track and field event in the 1988 Summer World Olympic Games. The two competitors in the limelight were Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson, both excellent and very emulating runners who have beaten each other in past competitions. This was the opportunity for the…

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