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What are the Effects of Student Athletics on Academic Performance?

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Most people argue that the academic performance of many students who participate in athletics is troubling. And it’s more discouraging as most of the students fall back to their studies to make their lives better after years of participation in various athletic sports.

In most cases, hours of preparation for the sports undoubtedly take away most of the student’s time. But still, some students participate in athletics and perform better than those that do not. Here are the effects of student athletics on academic performance.

Time management skills

Participating in athletics teaches the students the importance of time management. As the students participate in various activities, they learn how to consistently balance the busy schedules of their practice.

To excel in athletics, a lot of practice is always involved, and you have to be time conscious of getting the best out of it. With better skills in time management, students are likely to perform better in various subjects.

When dealing with assignments, they can decide which of the assignments takes a lot of time and the amount of time to allocate. They can also schedule their revision time more effectively than those that do not participate in athletics.

Most of the students who manage their time well in athletics and academics end up being successful. A good number of them have received scholarships to study in better places and train effectively in their sports. Spending a lot of time on training for the competition can exhaust part of the time set aside for studies. To get good grades, they can use custom research paper writing services where the students can receive online help with their academic assignments. The Ph.D. level writers ensure that you always get the best so that you excel both in academics and sports.

Increased ability to retain information

The amount of information that a student can retain depends on their well-being and regular involvement in physical activities. Active participation in athletics activates most of the brain processes. That’s because the students have reduced chances of suffering from health complications like systemic inflammation that affects the student’s health.

Participation in athletics increases the blood flow to the brain that supports the growth of new cells and the overall functionality of its processes. As the cells in the hippocampus grow, the students’ learning and memory capacity increase.

Lowering stress levels

Extreme levels of stress have been associated with hindering work effectiveness amongst the students. Research shows that college students who have been associated with stress always end up with poor performances and reduced quality of life. Participating in athletics is one of the benefits of sports in college; a perfect way to lower stress levels.

Getting involved in various athletics activities lowers the stress hormones. The neuro-chemicals improve the ability of the students to have a restful sleep, that’s very vital for lowering stress levels. As a result, the students can comfortably concentrate on their studies and excel quickly.

Learning to cope with failure

Most students who perform poorly in schools do not know how to handle failure. Instead of raising and working hard, most of them accept their condition, and they never get ashamed of it. Drawing conclusions from the actions of failure can be hazardous sometimes.

Not all students who participate in athletics usually win the race, but those who keep practicing win. Losing provides them with an opportunity to dissect what caused them to lose and identify the variables that need to be changed. This is also extended to academic life, and the students can deal with their failures and perform better in the oncoming exams.

Teamwork skills

Some athletics activities require the active participation of every member of the team for the students to win the race. As a result, the students learn how to handle their responsibilities and perform effectively not to fail the rest of the group members.

Sometimes excelling in academics requires a lot of teamwork amongst the students. No one has piles of knowledge on everything taught at the school. But at least each of them can better understand the disparate topics taught. With combined efforts, the students can teach each other the areas that they have difficulty with, resulting in excelling in their academics.

Conclusion

Participating in athletes has numerous benefits that are associated with academic excellence. Most of the colleges value sports in the admission process. That’s why there is a section for the students to indicate the kind of sports that they play. The field of athletes has recently expanded and has various options for male and female students to participate. The above points summarize how athletics affects the academic performance of students. 

Author’s Bio:

Mary Spears teaches writing skills to college students and also helps them in doing their academic assignments when needed. She’s been writing since her college days, and that gives her plenty of experience in handling academic assignments. Her free time is for exercising, meditation and sketching cartoon characters.

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This year’s total is a new record for the event. In the 15 year history of the radiothon, the station has raised just under $1.6 million for the Jay Fund.

“I’m truly amazed at the generosity of the 1010 XL listeners in times when a carton of eggs cost six dollars,” said General Manager Steven Griffin, “and equally amazed how the hosts, producers, radio staff and volunteers come together with a singular focus to year-after-year produce these results in one broadcast day.”

Former Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin started the Jay Fund in memory of  Jay McGillis, who developed leukemia while playing for Coughlin at Boston College.  The organization has helped over 5,000 families and given away over $16 million in grants in Northeast Florida and the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area.

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Parkins & Spiegel Wonder If Trent Dilfer Will Still Appear On Their Show After Taking UAB Job

“I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”

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Former ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer has been hired as the new head coach at UAB. However, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel wondered if that meant Dilfer would no longer be making his weekly appearances on Parkins & Spiegel on 670 The Score.

“Our guy is no longer gonna do a radio show out of Chicago?” Parkins joked, referencing an incident last month where Dilfer failed to say “Parkins & Spiegel during an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

“I don’t know that that’s the case,” Spiegel replied.

“We don’t know that yet,” producer Shane Riordan said. “We have only shared a couple of text message — Trent and I — this morning and I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”

Later in the show, Parkins and Spiegel jokingly wondered what jobs they could have on UAB’s staff, with Parkins balking at being a sports information director. He did say he would welcome being the offensive player caller, but believed that job might fall under the purview of Dilfer.

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Mike Milbury: Jack Edwards Is ‘Awkward’ and ‘A Different Breed’

“Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”

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Boston Bruins television play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards has come under fire for recent comments he made about Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pat Maroon and his weight. In turn, Maroon donated money in Edwards’ name to a mental health organization. On The Greg Hill Show Thursday, former NHL on NBC analyst Mike Milbury both slammed and defended Edwards.

“Jack Edwards. Who’s Jack Edwards? He went through all of junior high school being picked on and bullied,” Milbury said. “Now he’s trying to get even. Wouldn’t you want to smack that guy, Wiggy? Skinny, scrawny, mouthy son of a bitch.”

“Jack is screaming at the TV all the time,” he continued. “I gotta turn it down half the time.”

When asked by Courtney Cox if it was appropriate for Edwards to make comments about Maroon’s weight, noting that the comments were “awkward”, Milbury said Edwards is a divisive presence.

“Jack is awkward. I think half of Boston hates him and half of Boston loves him. He certainly loves the Bruins and is passionate about it but he’s a different breed of cat. Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”

Milbury was “cancelled” after saying NHL players in the league’s playoff “bubble” weren’t being distracted by their wives and girlfriends being present. He was dropped by the NHL on NBC after the comments and has not resurfaced on a major network.

The comments and questions to Milbury came after Cox and co-host Jermaine Wiggins disagreed about whether Edwards’ comments were warranted.

Wiggins said he “thought hockey players were supposed to be tough”, adding “he’s got a few extra LBs. It’s a joke.”

Cox countered by saying “it’s not a joke. No one should be talking about it. Jack Edwards went on for like five minutes about it. It wasn’t funny.”

Hill said when Wiggins was in the NFL, nobody cared what television broadcasters said about them. Cox argued by saying “in your day, nobody talked to a therapist, either”.

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