Research Papers on Sports & Issues in Sports Management

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Research Papers on Sports & Issues in Sports Management

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Coexistence of Media and Sports?

    In eleven pages this paper argues that the sports and media are not dependent upon each other but could exist equally well independently and includes sections on sports, sports without the media, and the media without sports provided. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Benjamin Rader/American Sports

    Benjamin Rader's American Sports is a book that relates the history of sports within the US. The writer, in addressing this book, eqautes the rise of sports with the rise of cities. This eight page paper has one sources in the bibliography.

  • Racial Issues in Sport

    This 5 page paper looks at a range of racial issues in sport. This includes discrimination against racial minorities through wages and positions played, the disparity of white ownership of sports teams, the movement towards increased equality, the present of racism in the media and the perceptions of the fans and the sport people. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • ‘Sports Night’: An Exciting and Memorable Experience

    In three pages this speech features the writer’s personal reflections on attending a local community sporting event known as ‘Sports Night,’ an exciting experience during which throughout the course of the evening past legends from the world of sports gathered to sign autographs, tell stories, and make a lasting impression on young fans. There are no bibliographic sources listed.

  • Economics and Political Influences in Sport

    The paper is written into sections, the first section looks at the way in which there is an "impossible conflict" in sports, where ticket and television may be shared by all teams within the league, undermining competition. The second section examines the way in which the relationship between politics and sports has developed, and considers the reason for political influence on sport. Four sources are cited in the bibliography this four page paper.

  • The Role of Goal Setting in Sports

    This 5 page sports psychology paper considers the role of goal setting in sports, and the way that goals should support and create motivation. The writer looks at the role of competitive goals and mastery goals and considers the common pitfalls which may be seen when goal setting is undertaken. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Mathematics in Sports

    An 11 page explanation of how mathematics are indeed an important tool in sports. Not only does an understanding of mathematics empower players by enabling them to use their body in the most effective manner to achieve optimum performance, mathematics are also useful in a diversity of other areas that are relevant to sports. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Best Sports Car BMW M3

    In a paper consisting of six pages the BMW M3 sports car is examined through several articles and drivers in order to determine if it is truly 'the best sports car' with this information used in order to conduct a research survey on the car. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Adding an Athletic Trainer to the Sports Medicine Clinic

    A 4 page paper promoting the concept of adding an athletic trainer to a sports medicine clinic. The paper argues that an existing sports medicine clinic has the opportunity to use athletic trainers on staff in the same roles that nurse practitioners and physician assistants fill in the practices of internists, gynecologists and other medical specialties, as well as providing better client education for injury prevention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Big Money and Big Sports

    In eight pages this research paper examines the connection between big money and big sports in this discussion of profit and sports economics. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Athletes, Congress, and Steroid Use

    This paper delineates the development of the steroid era and the causes behind it. Congressional efforts to address steroid use in professional sports have been unsuccessful. Interscholastic sports have many of the same problems and needs. There is one source in the bibliography of this 5 page paper.

  • Sports Fans and Advanced Sports Technology's Negative Effects

    In eight pages this paper discusses how advanced sports technology including use of steroids and TV broadcasts have negatively affected the experiences of sports fans. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Lasting Legacy of Baseball's Jackie Robinson

    In eleven pages Brooklyn Dodgers' baseball player Jackie Robinson, who successfully broke through the sport's color barrier in 1947 is examined in terms of his professional contributions and the endurance of the legacy he left behind. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The New York City Marathon

    A 4 page book review on Anything For A T-shirt by Ron Rubin, which chronicles the saga of The New York City Marathon and the innovative impresario who made this annual street theater/sporting event possible. Rubin explains how the annual event is much more than simply a sporting event, as it brings together the diverse peoples who make New York City their home in a way that not only creates a sense of community, but is also personally empowering to the individual participants. In addition to describing the marathon itself, Rubin's book is also very much a biography of an extraordinary man, the man who brought the world The New York City Marathon, Fred Lebow. No additional sources cited.

  • Fathers, Sons, and the Bonding Created by Sports

    In sixteen pages this paper discusses how relationships between fathers and sons can be strengthened through the bonding that comes with shared sports activities. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Drugs That Enhance Athletic Performance

    In seven pages this paper examines drugs that enhance athletic performance on both professional and high school sports levels with solutions offered. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Basketball History

    This research paper presents a short history of basketball that describes how the sport began and then traces the high spots in its history, as well as the history of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Three pages in length, two sources are cited.

  • Baseball's Color Barrier and Jackie Robinson

    In four pages this report presents a biography of Major League baseball player Jackie Robinson, the man who successfully broke the sport's color barrier and paved the way for African American professional athletes who followed. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • How the Popular Game of Basketball Evolves as an International Sport

    Basketball is the focus of this paper consisting of four pages and includes information on its founder James Naismith, how it has grown from the sport he invented to what is played today, with an examination of Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers also featured. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Sports and Steroids

    In five pages this paper examines the policies of the professional sports leagues NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL, and also considers the steroid abuses of baseball players Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McGwire, and Jose Canseco. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Banning Steroids

    In five pages this paper argues in favor of banning steroids which enhance athletic performance from any and all professional or Olympic sporting events. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Disrespect and Language The Appropriation of Native American Language and Culture

    This paper asks whether we have bastardized Native American language by appropriating it in sports and mass marketing. There are three sources in this four page paper.

  • Evolution of Orthopedic Sports Medicine

    In sixteen pages this paper discusses orthopedic sports medicine in terms of its evolution with such topics as injuries, treatment alternatives, and outcomes for patients considered. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Applications of Orthopedic Sports Medicine

    In twelve pages this paper examines how to practically and academically apply orthopedic sports medicine. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.


    Discusses the case study of Winning Ways Gear for Sports from the point of view of organizational symbols, impression and constraints. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • Young Golfer Training and Sports Psychology

    In six pages this paper examines issues of focus, concentration, and 'the zone' in this sports psychology discussion on the competitive training of a young golfer with professional aspirations. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sports Psychology in “Rocky”

    This 4 page paper summarizes the movie “Rocky” and the sports psychology that it shows. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of Sports Psychology

    In eight pages this paper discusses sports psychology in a consideration of various issues and techniques including athletic performance and the significance of self concept and mind, effective setting of objectives, arousal training, and visualization. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Motivation, Interactionism, and Sports Psychology

    In five pages interactionism is defined and then considered as a motivation approach in sports psychology. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Economic Impacts of Sports Stadiums

    This 8 page paper looks at the potential economic impact that a new sports stadium may have on an area. The paper considers the way that stadiums have been used as tools to help regenerate areas and stimulate local economic development. Research is reviewed and discussed to asses whether stadiums can create a net economic benefit or are more likely to result in a loss. The discussion includes how and why the advantages and disadvantages occur. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Professional Sports Management and Barriers African Americans Face

    In a paper consisting of fifteen pages the realm of professional sports management is considered within the context of the barriers African Americans have historically faced and continue to face. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • College Sports and Gambling

    In eleven pages this paper discusses college sports gambling issues as it affects the NCAA, teams, and athletes. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Asthma and Exercis

    In six pages exercise induced asthma is examined in a discussion of asthma causes, youth sports, medications, treatment options, swimming, and how young athletes can be assisted by parents and coaches. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Injuries in Sports and Liability for College Campuses

    Should colleges be liable for possible career-ending injuries among its athletes? This paper examines the question in all sports, but with a concentration on football.This paper has five pages and three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Fundraising Within Small College Athletic Programs

    This paper examines various fundraising strategies utilized by small colleges' athletic programs. While larger universities' sports programs generate much revenue, smaller colleges rely on the fundraising techniques discussed in this paper. This seven page paper has eight sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Sports and Cheating

    In ten pages cheating in relationship to such sports including but not necessarily limited to bass fishing, the Olympics, and professional baseball is discussed. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Errant Professional Athletes and Image Enhancement

    In ten pages this paper considers how crisis management can be successfully undertaken by professional sports teams with examples of Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens and Rae Carruth of the Carolina Panthers featured. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sports Journalism and Ethical Theory

    In twenty two pages the ethical theories of Rawls, Aristotle, Kant, and Mill are applied to basic principles of sports journalism with a discussion of the Dallas Mavericks included. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography.


    This 5-page paper provides a fictitious scenario about a sports player admitting to using steroids on his death bed. The paper discusses the PR moves the man's agents should make.

  • Sports Management Curriculum, Virtual Reality, and Traditional Simulation

    This paper consists of 3 pages and examines virtual reality and traditional simulation technologies and discusses how the sport management curriculum maximizes their effectiveness in the higher learning environment.

  • Cardiac Death, Screening Athletes

    This research paper focuses on the issue of EKG exams as part of the health screening conducted for student athletes prior to their participation in sports programs. The rationale for this recommendation is that this procedure aids in identifying those athletes who may have previously undiagnosed heart problems that could lead to sudden cardiac death. Four pages in length, ten sources are cited.

  • Performance Enhancing Drug Use in Sports

    This research presents a thorough overview of this topic, describing its historical context, prevalence, attraction, detection and long term health effects. Nine pages in length, seven sources are cited.

  • Sports Markets and Demand Forecasting

    In a paper of five pages, the writer looks at demand forecasting. The example of the emerging popularity of mixed martial arts and the declining interest in baseball is examined. Paper uses four sources.

  • Marketing Management of Singapore's Royal Sporting House

    In ten pages this paper discusses RSH's marketing management as well as proposed Internet and new market expansion. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Post 1960s Changes Regarding Women in Sports

    In eight pages this report discusses the post 1960s' increase in athletic participation of both girls and women. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dogs And Physical Therapy: How An Injured Athlete Can Benefit From A Trained Pit Bull

    10 pages in length. The notion of animal-assisted therapy is hardly a new idea, inasmuch as it has become an instrumental component of both the physical and emotional well being throughout the health care industry. From nursing homes to hospitals to physical rehabilitation, animals have proven at least just as - if not more - effective at helping individuals regain use of their bodies and create happiness in their minds. What is a relatively new and untapped aspect of animal-assisted therapy, however, is certifying pit bull terriers as trained "therapists," a practice that has proven particularly beneficial in relation to sports injury rehabilitation such as a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Project Management Questions

    This 14 page paper answers four questions set by the student examining different areas of project management. The first answer defines the process and stages of project management and looks at lifecycle management. The second part of the paper discusses the use of risk management and considers how it can be applied in the real world. The last two parts of the paper are based on news articles, the first considers the problems with project management on a case concerning the building of a sports stadium, the second compares the approaches of two contractors working on the same project. The bibliography cites 10 sources.


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