Picture this, you are at your college’s sports game, and it’s the championship game. Your team isn’t doing so hot and they are expected to lose the game. However the star athlete of the team does the unexpected and ties up the game. Everyone is going berserk and the fans’ hopes are up. Then, within the next couple plays the same star player scores again destroying the entire other team to win his college the game and the trophy.
”March Madness is one of the most watched sporting events in the country. Yet the money being made off this event is not trickling down to the players, who are the stars of the tournament.”
College football and the NFL are two of the biggest sports today in America. The first college football game was played on November 6, 1869 between the New Jersey Tigers and the Rutgers Queensmen. The first NFL game was played on September 26, 1920 between the Buffalo Bills and the Boston Patriots. College football is more fun to watch than the NFL because there are more teams, better games, and immaculate stadiums.
Why do I like to play basketball? While we may not realize it, there is some rationale for everything we do. It may not always be logical, but there is a force that drives our emotions, actions and ultimately our destiny. My motivation for playing basket ball is very simple, pure enjoyment. No one is telling me I need to play basketball and I certainly don’t need it to survive, but every time I step onto the court with my four other teammates, the electricity courses through my body and my heart races. Representing my school is a source of pride, but when added to the joy of playing the game, there’s nothing like it. But before I can encounter that feeling, it all must begin somewhere. The dreadful 2 hours of of my day,
College athletics are a viable part of that institution and this writer does not believe the institution would disagree with that statement. Having college athletics is hard on any college, because there are many things that come with having sports programs. However, at a community college it can be more difficult than if a four year institution was starting up a athletic programs. Community College is a way kids coming out of highschool have a chance to still be able to play the sport they love and help them grow in that sport . College athletics are more of an influence for young teens, than anything else the school can offer the kids.
College football is apart of the American culture just as much as having a democracy. College football includes the cost of tuition to students who play for their school. This means that players have a place to live at the college and schooling. College football does provide as an afterschool activity for students that would like to play football. College football players should not be paid for playing football.
March, one of the best months of the year for a lot of people. Why? The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament takes place in March. The tournament is more commonly known as March Madness. It’s a tournament that is very fun to watch and is watched nationwide and possibly world wide. But all of the college players we enjoy watching, probably want money. The topic of college athletes getting paid has been an issue for a long time. Well, let’s settle it, yes, they do deserve to be getting paid. The athletes spend a lot of time on their respective sport, the NCAA spends a lot on the student athletes, and the athletes make their university/school and the NCAA lots of money. For all these reasons, pay college athletes.
The turf is lit up by the blazing sun. A crowd of parents and family fill the bleachers with cheers in their mouths. The play starts. All the players form a perfect positioning and hand off the ball. Going going gone. A boy cheers with a childish grin on his face. He falls over in joy. Youth sports is a hot topic in today’s world. With so many kids participating it was bound to become something of discussing. Should kids play competitive sports? While some parents believe that the competition can harm kids, I believe that sports can greatly help kids. Making them experience healthy competition and become more well rounded contributing members of society.
After this first year of multiple-class basketball in Indiana, the IHSAA board of directors reviewed the class system again. This vote took place on May 3, 1999, as the return to single-class was rejected 13-5 (Nye). Consequently, Indiana has played multiple-class basketball tournaments ever
Millions of Americans are watching March Madness. Advertisers make millions, and so do schools and the NCAA, but not the players. Just this weekend, President Barack Obama said it's time for the NCAA to rethink the way it protects and punishes athletes.
These athletes have the most popular sports teams and generate the most revenue. Their regulations are also much stricter that the regulation of Division I and II athletes. With special events such as March Madness, an end of the season tournament that involves the best Division I basketball ball teams where the battle each other for the NCAA National Basketball Champion title, or the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), a tournament that involves Division I football teams battling each other for NCAA Nation Football Champion title. These special tournaments that the athletes play in are generating the highest source of revenue and according to Edward H.
Did you know that in March Madness (one of the biggest tournaments for college basketball) that there are over 9 million dollars spent on just betting. No commercials or anything, just betting. College basketball is so much more interesting than NBA basketball, but in the NBA the stadiums are bigger so more people come. People don't realize how lazy players are in the NBA. College basketball is so much more interesting than NBA because they try harder in games, they rebound, which leads to big things, and there has been more money spent on March Madness than any other tournament in college basketball.
We all come from somewhere. Our story defines who we are, what we stand for, what we are built upon. In the debate whether collegiate athletes should be paid it is easy to get lost in the numbers and dollar signs. In “The Shame of College Sports”, Taylor Branch took a step back to evaluate the values and conditions that the NCAA was built upon. Telling the story through historical moments and recounting important lawsuits, Taylor gives a biased rendition and account of the NCAA’s upbringing. Much of the conversation around Collegiate athletics is an argument of definition. With the term, “student-athlete”, being thrown around in courtrooms and constant debate over its meaning, Branch investigates the words derivation and applicability.
Did you know the sport of Basketball was invented in 1891 and was played with a soccer ball and a peach basket? Due to the popularity of this game there were many developments to the game such as a different ball used for basketball, new hoops being constructed with backboards and many different accessories such as shoes, headbands, and jerseys. Over one hundred years later the game of basketball is one of the most popular sports to play and watch in the world. The games fast paced and high scoring game makes a thrilling moment for the people that are playing and watching. Due to this people form all around the world play basketball professionally and for leisure. Basketball is the best sport because playing basketball has a lot of benefits for your health, it is a lot of fun to play as well as watch and it requires a lot of skill. These
For this project a metric would be used to predict who was going to win the 2017 March Madness Tournament. The metric consists of a team’s RPI and two stats that have a strong correlation coefficient to how the teams finished in the 2016 tournament. The Rating Percentage Index (RPI)is a ranking system that is used to determine a team 's rank in the tournament and during the regular season. The two stats had to have a moderate correlation to how the last 16 teams in the 2016 tournament finished. Also a scatter plot was used to display two different stats and how they correlated. Once the two stats were determined each part of the metric(RPI and two stats) have to be weighted by percent. For example, a metric can be RPI times 0.3 + stat1 times 0.3 + stat2 time 0.4. Then the metric is to be used with every team in the 2017 tournament. Now on the 2017 bracket the team with the higher number for the metric should win the game. Lastly do this for every game and a winner will be decided.