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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.


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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Tony Bruno Relives Favorite Moments With Angelo Cataldi on 94 WIP

“I loved every day. We did stuff that put Sports Radio in Philly on the map and I’m proud of that.”



Tony Bruno has been a staple of the sports radio business for decades. Bruno is from Philadelphia and was teamed up in the early nineties with a duo still dominating the local airwaves there today, Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti. The three reunited Thursday morning on 94 WIP to remember the glory days of their partnership and friendship.

One of the first moments Cataldi asked Bruno if he remembered was the update he did from a tree outside of their studio and the answer was an emphatic yes.

“Absolutely, it’s one of the highlights of my life – other than interviewing four Presidents and every sports athlete in history – there’s no bigger moment than me climbing up in the tree, which was obstructing our view of William Penn and the city skyline. That’s what I do, I was a man of action. I’m not one of these guys that talks the talk, I climb the tree to do whatever is necessary.”

More frivolity followed when Cataldi harkened back to a segment of ‘Damsels in Distress’ and a time in which Bruno was sent on the street during a snowstorm to help shovel people out of their driveways. Bruno quickly recalled, “Man of the people. I should run for – I should of run for Governor of Pennsylvania or Senate or something.”

Bruno added that his favorite rant (and one that Cataldi loved too) wasn’t about the Cowboys or sports at all. “My favorite was my Infinity Broadcasting rant where I went on one day and even ripped our bosses, all the way up to the top of Infinity Broadcasting.” Cataldi cackled and praised Bruno’s rants more before being interrupted by Bruno saying, “yeah, my only regret is I never really ripped Al (Morganti) the way I should have ripped him. I let him of the hook so many times.”

An insightful moment came at the end of the call when Cataldi asked rhetorically if Bruno ever thought they (Cataldi & Morganti) would still be doing this thirty years later and then asked if Tony ever regretted leaving.

“It was a tough decision, Ang,” Bruno answered. “I was given an ultimatum. When I came to work with you guys, I loved every day. Every day we had fun. We did stuff that put Sports Radio in Philly on the map and I’m proud of that. It wasn’t one of those, ‘oh I got to go; I’m too big for these guys’. I even turned the ESPN job down a couple of times.

“My kids were still younger then, I didn’t want to move. I didn’t have to move. They said just come up here on weekends and that’s how ESPN Radio started. So I was doing weekends and Tom Bigby (Program Director) didn’t like that either, told me it wasn’t going to work. It was a philosophical thing. When he told me, ‘you should go because we are not going to pay you what they’re paying you,’ I said ok.

Cataldi began to sign off with Bruno with genuine thanks: “I got to tell you something Tone, we are indebted to you for the rest of our lives because we both learned so much from you and you are one of the great talents that radio has ever had.”

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Dodgers Temporarily Pull Broadcasters Off Road

“If the broadcasters’ are not dealing with severe cases of Covid and they have cleared health and safety protocols, it appears the team is open to sending them back out on the road.”



When the Los Angeles Dodgers visit the East Coast later this week, the men that call the action on TV and radio will not be with them. The games will instead be broadcast on AM570 LA Sports and SportsNet LA from their respective studios.

“Due to a few members of the Dodgers’ broadcast team having recently tested positive for COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, the Dodgers have decided to not travel their broadcasters to upcoming games in Philadelphia and Washington,” the Dodgers announced in a statement. Similar to the 2020 and 2021 MLB seasons, the games will be broadcast from Los Angeles,” reads a statement on the team’s Twitter account.

No further details are available, so the severity and the number of cases remain unknown.

Last September, both members of the Dodgers’ television play-by-play crew were forced into quarantine. Joe Davis was the first to test positive, followed later that month by Orel Hershiser.

On Wednesday, manager Dave Roberts told the media that the Dodgers’ roster and coaching staff are not effected.

“There’s there’s no symptoms in the clubhouse. I think that as far as the upstairs, as an organization, we’re all just trying to be very cautious. But as far as in the clubhouse, coaches, training staff, nothing like that.”

If the broadcasters’ are not dealing with severe cases of Covid and they have cleared health and safety protocols, it appears the team is open to sending them back out on the road. 2022 was supposed to be a return to normal for the Dodgers and many other teams after not letting broadcasters travel in 2020 and 2021.

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Pat McAfee: ‘No One Will Disrespect Jim Rome On My Show’

“That’s because you need to respect the f–king jungle.”



Jim Rome is a sports radio icon and Pat McAfee recognizes that.

On The Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday, McAfee was talking to co-host A.J. Hawk about how Rome trended recently on Twitter.

This happened after news of Tom Brady’s FOX Sports deal surfaced, and a list of the top paid sports media personalities was compiled. Rome came in behind Brady at number two making a reported $30 million a year, and many were surprised by that number. McAfee wasn’t.

“That’s because you need to respect the f–king jungle,” he said. “I have nothing but respect for Jim Rome.”

McAfee gave props to Rome, 57, saying he’s been doing sports talk probably longer than anyone. He’s one of the most widely distributed hosts in the country. Pat said he won’t tolerate anyone talking smack about the Smack-Off King.

“No disrespect will be said on this show of Jim Rome, ever,” he said. “Love that man.”

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