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Library Books About Athletes & Sports

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Sports Concussions - Mary-Lane Kamberg
Call Number: 617.1 Kamberg
Provides an overview of sports concussions, discussing why they are so dangerous, what has been done to protect players, and how research is raising awareness and changing the way concussions are prevented, diagnosed, and treated.

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Sports Injuries - Greenhaven Press Editors (Editor); A. G. Gale (Editor); Jacqueline Langwith
Call Number: 617.1 Sports
A collection of articles that offer information on sports injuries. What are the most common sports injuries? How are sports injuries treated? Are young people causing sports injuries by overplaying? Who is responsible for the increase in concussions? Should soccer players wear headgear?

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Is Enough Being Done to Protect Athletes from Concussions? - Christine Wilcox
Call Number: 617.1 Wilcox
Discusses the issue of preventing concussions and other injuries in student athletes.

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Are Players' Unions Good for Professional Sports Leagues? - Thomas Riggs
Call Number: 796 Are
Are unions for professional players a good idea? What would be the effect of unions on professional leagues like the MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL? Can labor strife and disputes be resolved more easily with or without unions?

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Are Athletes Good Role Models? - Geoff Griffin (Editor)
Call Number: 796 Are
Presents a collection of articles on the controversial topic of celebrity role models and debates the issue of placing athletes in a position where they become heroes to millions of youngsters and teens in spite of their sometimes questionable character.

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Girls and Sports - Laura K. Egendorf
Call Number: 796 Girls
Topics include girls and sports injuries, the double standard of benefits for attractive female athletes, the media and sports, the benefits of sports for girls, the positives and negatives of Title IX for girls, issues surrounding competitive cheerleading as a sport, and the pros and cons of mixed gender teams.

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Sports and Athletes - Christine Watkins
Call Number: 796 Sports
What are the benefits of sports? Can sports be harmful? Are professional athletes good role models? Should college athletes be paid? Does college athlete recruiting need to be reformed? Are middle schoolers now being recruited by colleges? Is Title IX fair to all athletes? Are competitive sports only for the rich? Is steroid use among young athletes on the rise or the decline? Should all athletes be tested for drug use? Are boys tested for drug use more than girls?

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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - Geoff Griffin
Call Number: 796.04 Should
Contains thirteen essays that provide varying perspectives on whether or not college athletes should be paid, discussing post-eligibility school benefits, endorsement deals, illegal payments and gambling, athletic scholarships, and other topics; and including contact information for organizations and a bibliography.

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Professional Football - Greenhaven Press Editors
Call Number: 796.332 Professional
A collection of essays examining the controversies surrounding professional football including the impact of concussions, the nonprofit status of the NFL, drug use, and whether football promotes violence.


Library DVDs & Streaming Videos About Athletes & Sports

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League of Denial
Call Number: DVD 617.1 League
Examines the story of the NFL and brain injuries, drawn from the book League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth. For years the NFL denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that the violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to an alarming incidence of early onset dementia and catastrophic brain damage. What did the NFL know and when did it know it? What's the truth about the risks to players? What can be done?

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Call Number: DVD 796.04 Schooled
Examines how college sports in America became a billion dollar enterprise built on the backs of its unpaid athletes. Is the NCAA's treatment of its athletes and amateurism in collegiate athletics ethical? Includes interviews with current and former college athletes, coaches, academic advisors, NCAA compliance officers, historians, sports journalists and university administrators.

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