sports research topics

1. A Basic History and Analysis of Mexican and American Baseball Leagues

Desc: This paper will seek to understand both American and Mexican Baseball Leagues, and some of the historical issues that surround this sporting event. By understanding how racism and American power prevented American League players to join Mexican Leagues in the first half of the twentieth century, we can see how this has changed in modern times for the betterment of Mexican Baseball.

2. A Brief Overview of Key Elements In Sports Psychology.

Desc: This paper investigate the general field of sports psychology in order to provide the reader with a brief yet comprehension of many of the key factors that compose this intriguing area of sociology and psychology. This paper investigates the elements of motivation, visualization, training, burnout, and relaxation through sports as a means of creating a general understanding of sports psychology as a whole. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

3. ACL And The Trouble It Sees.

Desc: This five-page paper presents a discussion about ACL tears and repairs. The information can be valuable in the decision making process and the author takes us on a tour of the knee, the injury site and the repair. After care therapy is also discussed. There were five sources used to compete this paper. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

4. Affects of Football on American Society.

Desc: This paper will highlight some of the ways that football influences society and its frame of mind. By revealing the nature of the sport, the way that the media uses it in the field of society, and how the sport is a way to teach children how to become more athletic will be shown here. By revealing these differing aspects of the sport, we can see not only how the sports functions in society, but how the sport itself runs in light of this reflection. By revealing the violent nature, which can sometimes be negative, we can also show, for the most part, how it can have a positive affect on the peoples of the American society. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

5. Afro-American Women and Competitive Sports.

Desc: This paper is written about C. H. Gissendanner. He, primarily, opines that the gender separatism and the distinction between competitive sport and the ideal of femininity as espoused by the Women's Division of the National Amateur Athletic Federation in 1923 did not hold ground with the African-American communities.

6. America's Pastime or Pastime of the Americas

Desc: This paper will discuss some of the major league baseball players who have been a part of creating a baseball sensation in the Latin American, and Caribbean states. Some of these players will answer the question of whether or not baseball is an American pastime or one of the Latin people who also played a part in this history. By understanding these objectives, we can see how they both created a great sport, which continues to this day. 5 pgs, bibliography lists 4 sources.

7. An Analysis of the Pros and Cons of Toronto's Bid for the Summer Olympics.

Desc: This seven-page undergraduate paper consists of the one argument for, and the many arguments against Toronto's bid for the Olympic Games. The main argument is that the Olympics only benefit the small rich group in a city. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

8. An Economic Analysis of Player Salaries in Professional Sports.

Desc: This paper will discuss the notion of economic amongst the sport world of today. By understanding why many professionals in the sports world receive high salaries, we can learn why they seem to reach astronomical rates in this field. The elements of Adam Smith, and Marxist economics certainly play a part in this analysis, and can show us why the demand for good players is so high. By having the demand higher than the supply, the obvious idea of high salaries is not a shocking one, but helps us to realize the way that certain players of sports get these top notch wages. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

9. An Ethical Analysis of the Barry Bonds Steroid Case

Desc: Recent testimony in the Barry Bonds case reflects the use of steroids by the professional baseball player. Bonds told a grand jury that he had no knowledge that his personal trainer was distributing steroids to him, and believed that the substances his trainer prescribed were "flaxseed oil" and a "rubbing balm for his arthritis." (Associated Press, 2004) While one might wonder how a professional baseball player could overlook that these readily available supplements were costing him in the thousands of dollars, the ethical implications of Bonds' testimony within the scope of professional athleticism is significant. This paper briefly identifies the ethical issues in the case.

10. Anabolic Steroids and Sports ~ The Human Point of View.

Desc: This is a 11 page paper in MLA style that researches the use and development of anabolic steroids in professional and college level athletes and traces its effect and impact on the psycho-physiology of the sports player. 11 pgs. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

11. Anabolic Steroids.

Desc: This is a 4-page paper on anabolic steroids written from the perspective of a interview taken on campus of a college. 4 pgs, no bibliography listed.

12. Analysis of Job Descriptions

Desc: A critical review of two management position job descriptions in higher education in the field of college athletics. A comparison was made on the basis of job title, duties, requirements, experience, salary, and benefits. A final grade assigned to each job description. Resources provided via "HigherEd" and the Ontario Cultural Resource Center.

13. Anna Kournikova loses games but makes money ~ Society Standards

Desc: This is a 4-page paper that states the sociology of sports and the standards maintained within the game. Women like Anna are making money while losing games is this just a marketing gimmick or a society standard? 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

14. Athletes and Drug Use: A Brief Consideration of Recent Research Literature

Desc: This 10-page graduate paper considers recent research literature concerning drug use and athletes, synthesizing the results of recent studies in order to draw conclusions from current findings. This paper considers that certain patterns exist in recent scholarly literature concerning the discourse surrounding drug use among athletes. Using scholarly research articles, this paper posits that many researchers share a specific set of concerns today. Much of the recent research stresses the use of drugs - including recreational drugs and performance-enhancing drugs - by student athletes. Most of these studies tend to be comparative in nature, analysing the differences in drug use between student athletes and non-athlete students. In the fewer scholarly projects, which stress professional athletes, emphasis is placed on the abuse of legal or legally nebulous substances such as medications, vitamins and nutritional supplements. Much of the current literature is concerned not only with halting the improper use of drugs by athletes, but is also concerned with examining the reasons behind drug use in the athlete population. This paper suggests that a number of gaps exist in the current literature. Specifically, not enough studies currently concern professional athletes or those athletes who have successfully resisted or overcome drug use. Examining this problem from such angles may allow future researchers to stress active solutions rather than mere surveillance of existing drug use.

15. A Compare and Contrast of Yoga and Weight Training.

Desc: This paper will discus the value of Yoga and Weight training and offer a compare and contrast format to see their benefits. By analyzing the differing element of weight training one can see the vigorous approach that can be helpful for strength, but Yoga serves a different purpose. These two polar, yet complimenting methods can be held side by side, but serve different functions when dealing with the scope of health and fitness. Both concepts hold positive and negative traits, but can be done to compliment each other accordingly. 3 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.