Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit
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The NFL's Response to Brain Trauma: A Brief History

The NFL's Response to Brain Trauma: A Brief History | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
Checking the claim that the NFL has always been always made sure players "knew the risks."
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Debate: Should College Football Be Banned? : NPR

In recent years, college football programs have been hit by a series of scandals. And observers have long raised questions about the risks of head injuries.
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NASCAR star Danica Patrick proves she can handle handle sponsors, press - ESPN The Magazine

NASCAR star Danica Patrick proves she can handle handle sponsors, press - ESPN The Magazine | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
After a successful run in IndyCar, Danica Patrick switched over to NASCAR last year and had a rocky start. She wants to win this year, but she's also out to gain some credibility, writes Janet Reitman in ESPN The Magazine.
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MSN Careers - What Do Pro Athletes Earn? - Career Advice Article

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'Blade Runner's' artificial legs controversial at Olympics

'Blade Runner's' artificial legs controversial at Olympics | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
At first, double-amputee Oscar Pistorius was running on the Paralympic circuit using his high-tech running blades. Now that he's won an international court battle, he can run against able-bodied athletes at the London Olympic games.
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Listening to a Son’s Concern About a Concussion - NYTimes.com

Listening to a Son’s Concern About a Concussion - NYTimes.com | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
After a helmet-to-helmet hit in a peewee team’s practice, a 10-year-old helped his parents make the decision on when to play again.
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New Beginnings | TIME For Kids

New Beginnings | TIME For Kids | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it

After a serious accident ended his snowboarding career, Kevin Pearce is starting over and looking to a new future.

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Lance Ready To Admit Doping?

Lance Ready To Admit Doping? | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The New York Times reported Friday that Lance Armstrong, who has strongly denied the doping charges that led to him being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, has told associates he is considering admitting to the use...
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To Cheat or Not to Cheat | SI.com

To Cheat or Not to Cheat | SI.com | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
This story appears in the June 4, 2012 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.
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Why College Football Should Be Banned

Why College Football Should Be Banned | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
The author of Friday Night Lights says the costs are high, and the benefits to students are low.
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Handling Sports Pressure and Competition

Handling Sports Pressure and Competition | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
Winning is all that matters when you play sports, right? Not when that means you can't even enjoy the game. Read about how to handle sports pressure and competition.
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School sports: the pros and cons

School sports: the pros and cons | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
Do athletics build character? Take up valuable study time? Why are some teams more popular? And what about the disparity between boys' and girls' programs? Our teen panel offers some thoughts.
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Should College Football Be Banned? Dave Zirin

--Dave Zirin from EdgeofSports.com and Sports Editor at The Nation joins us to discuss Malcolm Gladwell's article stating that college football should and wi...
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Olympic swimming training 'too hard on young athletes'

Olympic swimming training 'too hard on young athletes' | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
Young swimmers hoping to emulate the double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington's Beijing exploits at the London 2012 Games are being subjected to an unacceptably heavy training regime and excessive "surveillance", a study has concluded.
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Pay Inequity in Athletics

Pay Inequity in Athletics | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it

College and professional sports continue to provide unequal funding for women. Paying men more for the same sport gives women in the sport less incentive to push themselves and discourages future female participation in the sport.

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Olympic blade runner challenges our view of humanity - opinion - 13 August 2012 - New Scientist

Olympic blade runner challenges our view of humanity - opinion - 13 August 2012 - New Scientist | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it

The achievements of amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius represents a deep shift in our ideas about what it means to be disabled, enhanced -- or even human, says Anders.

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Taking the Pressure Off Sports Competition

Sometimes sports competition can make kids feel pressure. If it's too much, a kid might not have as much fun as before. Find out what to do if this happens to you.
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Do Athletes Deserve Millions? | Sports Illustrated Kids

Do Athletes Deserve Millions? | Sports Illustrated Kids | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it

As the United States goes through a recession, many professional athletes are still being paid gigantic contracts. Do they really deserve these outrageous paychecks? The simple answer is NO, however there are a few positives involved with giving out this amount of money.

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Are Athletes Good Role Models for Kids?

Are Athletes Good Role Models for Kids? | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
Are Athletes Good Role Models For Kids?. Children may imitate the positive behavior an athlete practices in his sport, such as following rules, striving for improvement and teamwork.
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Would Banning College Football Actually Help Academics? - Forbes

Would Banning College Football Actually Help Academics? - Forbes | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
An upcoming debate will ask the question, "should college football be banned?" Buzz Bissinger raises some valid arguments why it should be, but ultimately misses just how valuable college football is to academic programs.
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Dr. Phil.com - Advice - Sports and School: Requiring More from Your Teen

Does your teenager have a passion for sports that he puts above all else? Does he excel on the court or field but is failing in the classroom? Dr. Phil supports having dreams, goals and passion, but says it's a good idea to have a backup plan and to keep education a priority. He has advice for finding the balance between your teen's passion and their academics.

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Pushing too hard too young

Pushing too hard too young | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
With more kids than ever in organized sports,  experts in sports medicine and youth athletics say they are increasingly concerned about the pressures put on young children to excel at sports.
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High School, College Football Comes With Risk

High School, College Football Comes With Risk | Sports: 8th Grade Research-Based Essay Unit | Scoop.it
Younger players get injured less often but more severely than college players, study finds.
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